Podcasts in Review

September 7, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

501stCast: Episode 104 covers Force Friday, Hurricane Harvey, troop reports, 501st events, charity work, and Force Friday promotions. They talk about a recent Lucasfilm event they attended at Skywalker Ranch, seeing and talking with Rian Johnson, as well as upcoming events and Dragon Con.
Porg Count: 1, Runtime: 1 hour, Rating: Good episode

Blast Points: Episode 89 covers some The Last Jedi stuff, the return of the giant rubber chicken in the Look & Find book, BB-9E info, Snoke’s star destroyer and the Resistance cruiser. Then they talk about their Force Friday midnight experiences at Toys R Us. They have some line interviews, they talk about what they were able to get, hitting other stores, the Force Link figure sounds, and listeners chime in on Force Friday II.
Porg Count: 21, Runtime: 1 hour 5 minutes, Rating: Fun episode

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 83 features guests Brian Karasek (Channel Star Wars) and Eric Strothers (Bad Motivator) as they talk Force Friday, the Star Wars Rebels season 4 Blu-ray and extras, trailers and marketing. Dan also talks with guest Janina Gavankar about Star Wars, her role in Star Wars Battlefront II, getting involved with Inferno Squad novel and how she wound up doing the audiobook. Afterwards Dan talks with guest Safia Minney about Po-Zu and their Star Wars shoes.
Porg Count: 2, Runtime: 1 hour 19 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Comics With Kenobi: Episode 34 starts with Force Friday purchases, comic news, and then they get into reviews of Darth Vader #4, Doctor Aphra #11, Doctor Aphra Annual #1, Poe Dameron #18, Rogue One #5, Cassian & K-2SO #1, Star Wars #34, Star Wars #35, Mace Windu #1, and A Star Wars Comic #8. Lot of great comic discussions.
Porg Count: 4, Runtime: 2 hours 43 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Essential Bombad Radio: Episode #23 is solo hosted by Travis and focuses on 10 highlights of Force Friday merchandise (pre-Force Friday show).
Porg Count: 9, Runtime: 16 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Fly Casual: Episode 151 starts with some goofing around and various voices, there’s a porg song in our honor, and then they get to the news. They talk about how The Force Unleashed‘s Starkiller almost became an inquisitor in Star Wars Rebels, the Kenobi movie and the possibilities of a Yoda and Boba Fett movie, and Michael K. Williams being cut from the Han Solo film. Then it’s on to toy news as they talk porgs, Fantasy Flight Games new printing of the old West End Game rule books, the Forces of Destiny Platinum Leia, and Force Friday stuff. However, it doesn’t end there as they double up on this episode to tackle rumors. From Han’s absence being felt in The Last Jedi, to Maz Kanata possibly being in the Han Solo film and the recently revealed vehicles and ships. For hilarity alone, this one is my pick of the week. They are also the new porg champions with a new all time high #PorgCount.
Porg Count: 192, Runtime: 1 hour 39 minutes, Rating: Pick of the Week!

Full of Sith: Episode CCXXXI they talk about Mon Mothma, which in turn leads to some side discussions about Padme, Leia and her memories of her mother, senate gossip, and a comparison between Mon Mothma  and Bail Organa.
Porg Count: 2, Runtime: 1 hour, Rating: Good episode

Full of Sith: Episode CCXXXII features audio from the Daniel Logan panel at Dragon Con. Daniel talks about getting his own Boba Fett armor, being called into Star Wars: The Clone Wars, how Boba was originally meant to kill Mace Windu in Revenge of the Sith, the story arc for killing Cad Bane, the challenge of voice work and a bunch of other stories.
Porg Count: 0 (porg free), Runtime: 1 hour, Rating: Good episode

Hyperspace PodBlast: Episode 28 features guest Joel TA-86402 as they talk to him about the 501st Legion, the costumes, where to begin, the cost, and his trooping experiences.
Porg Count: 0 (porg free), Runtime: 24 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Kanata’s Castle: Episode 14 talks about the Rey Target commercial, Force Friday stuff (note this is a pre-Force Friday show), new Rey image, and then they discuss Kylo Ren/Ben Solo. They talk about what we know about the character, his backstory, his upbringing, the secret of Vader being his grandfather, being with Luke, his use of the mind probe, and they make an interesting comparison between the King Arthur/sword in the stone mythos and the Star Wars sequel trilogy.
Porg Count: 7, Runtime: 1 hour 12 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Lattes With Leia: Episode 20 starts with cats, drinks and the Star Wars costume exhibit. They talk about Leia’s PhD, then they go over Christie Golden’s Inferno Squad novel. They talk about Iden and her issues with emotions, what’s appealing about her character, the Imperial view of Alderaan, the extremes of both sides, having a picture perfect memory and not being able to forget. They do get into spoilers, so fair warning. It’s a good discussion of the book.
Porg Count: 0 (porg free), Runtime: 1 hour 18 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Star Scavengers: Episode 23 starts with Johna’s build of the LEGO Arrowhead, then they review LEGO The Freemaker Adventures season two episode “The Lost Crystals of Qalydon.” They talk about the funny moments, the Lurmen, Derpin and Plumestriker, and their con plans.
Porg Count: 0 (porg free), Runtime: 44 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1153 speculates on what new characters and character info we might get on Force Friday, as well as Allen’s plans for Force Friday. Good episode but it might be dated now that Force Friday has already happened.
Porg Count: 6, Runtime: 9 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1158 covers Snoke’s flagship.
Porg Count: 0 (porg free), Runtime: 9 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1159 covers new StarWars.com databank entries and Luke’s toy accessories or lack thereof.
Porg Count: 0 (porg free), Runtime: 9 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1160 covers the news of Colin Trevorrow being taking off Star Wars Episode IX. From the build up to this point, the official statement, and what the trades are reporting.
Porg Count: 0 (porg free), Runtime: 9 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Starships Sabers and Scoundrels: Episode 36 unveils some big news – Jay Krebs will be joining them as a permanent third host. I’ve really loved Jay’s contributions to the podcast so far, so this is very cool news. With that out of the way, they talk about other news like Fantasy Flight Games reprinting the West End Games rule book, Michael K. Williams being cut from the Han Solo film, the AT-M6 and the dreadnought, the Kenobi movie news, the latest update on the Sky Stalking segment, and then they talk to Jay about her first time seeing Star Wars and growing up with the franchise. They go over their Force Friday plans, the Star Wars app, thoughts on the return of Star Wars Rebels and upcoming books. They go over comic news, and their viewing plans for The Last Jedi, all of which ties into their theme of what’s coming out in the fourth quarter of this year for Star Wars. Plus there’s a Darth Bane substitute teacher gag that’s pretty funny.
Porg Count: 21, Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Talk Star Wars: Episode 85 starts with listener questions as they talk about whether Rey is Luke’s daughter, his attempt to better his training, Luke’s statement “it’s time for the Jedi to end,” and whether there could be more context. They discuss whether Obi-Wan should leave Tatooine and other Kenobi movie ideas, Snoke and mind control, wipes, the new Rey and Luke images, Donald Glover’s last day of shooting, whether Maz will be in the Han Solo movie, Maz’s role in The Last Jedi, thoughts on The Last Jedi and what could happen.
Porg Count: 7, Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes, Rating: Good episode

TechnoRetro Dads: 40 Years = 19 Light Hours on Voyager I they talk about different celebrations, waffles, the boxing game Punch Out, Voyager I and II, the eclipse and more.
Porg Count: 7, Runtime: 1 hour 17 minutes, Rating: Good episode

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 292 is hosted by Dave and Mike as they talk about various streaming services and highlight some of the movies you can currently find on each. They talk about streaming services like Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu, Crackle and Starz and highlight movies such as Tango & Cash, Tin Cup, Clear and Present Danger, Krull, and Lord of War. Plus they go over Disney’s recent streaming news, their plans to create their own streaming service, and Netflix trying to renegotiate. Good episode with lots of movie discussion and some nice info on different streaming services.
Porg Count: 14, Runtime: 54 minutes, Rating: Good episode

The Resistance Broadcast: Episode 81 has the poll results from Phasma vs the Leia book, they have a giveaway, then they talk about the Executioner First Order stormtrooper, Finn and the Judicials, Maz Kanata and her connection to DJ, a review of the Star Wars Rebels season 3 Blu-ray, augmented reality promotions, whether Phasma needs to be unmasked, Mark Hamill’s comments, and listener questions.
Porg Count: 2, Runtime: 55 minutes, Rating: Good episode

The Skyhoppers Podcast: Episode LVIII does something a little different as they do a commentary for Star Wars Rebels season 1 episode 1.
Porg Count: 0 (porg free), Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Toy Run: Episode 76 covers their Force Friday and midnight experiences at Toys R Us. They talk about scoring big at Target, what they saw at the Disney Store, Walgreens and Walmart, then they recap the Force Friday announcements, go over upcoming figures, talk a little about the Star Wars Rebels season 4 trailer, Force Link and more.
Porg Count: 6, Runtime: 1 hour 12 minutes, Rating: Good episode

TSW Kessel Run: Episode 9.2.2017 covers the DJ Funko Pop and the possible meaning of DJ, the significance of the Star Destroyer on the Revell packaging, and Ron Howard revealing that Paul Bettany is joining the Han Solo cast.
Porg Count: 2, Runtime: 20 minutes, Rating: Good episode

TSW Kessel Run: Force Friday II begins with Marc on his way to the Talk Star Wars Force Friday meetup at Toys R Us. Once he gets there, he’s joined by Rob and they talk about what they’re looking forward to. They talk to some of the other people in line, then after their shopping, they talk about what they got and their final thoughts on the event.
Porg Count: 36, Runtime: 30 minutes, Rating: Good episode

TSW Kessel Run: Episode 9.4.2017 Marc talks with Adam Sheldon and Marc Airey about Force Friday II and their thoughts on how the event went, what they got, and how it compared to past events.
Porg Count: 7, Runtime: 26 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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