Podcasts in Review

September 14, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. Plenty of Force Friday coverage in these, and lots of discussion on the Trevorrow being fired situation, but too soon for J.J.

Blabba the Hutt: Episode 35 kicks off with all their porgs. They talk a little about the Leia: Princess of Alderaan book, the Forces of Destiny shorts, their Force Friday experiences at Target in Arizona and the Disney Store in Ireland, Force Friday product availability, and they go over the Star Wars Rebels Season 4.
Porg Count: 80, Runtime: 1 hour 34 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Blast Points: Episode 90 starts with Trevorrow being dropped, thoughts on whether Rian should replace him or J.J. Abrams (which is funny considering J.J. did end up replacing him). They talk about the new trailer for Star Wars Rebels Season 4, then they get to their main topic, the Star Wars Adventures In Colors and Shapes book and record from 1984. The go over the book, the story, play audio clips and explore something I didn’t even know existed. Listen in and you too can hear Han Solo chew out Anthony Daniels for grabbing the wrong part for the Falcon. Plus you get to hear the voice of the Falcon‘s central computer and the book name drops hoojibs.
Porg Count: 2, Runtime: 58 minutes, Rating: Fun episode

Bombad Radio: Episode 278 covers Disney XD’s reboot of DuckTales. They talk about their memories of the original show, the movies, the new show, and how they compare. If you’re a fan of DuckTales, this one is worth a listen.
Porg Count: 0 (Porg Free), Runtime: 53 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Brews and Blasters: Episode 134 covers their Force Friday experiences, there’s a Stargate tangent, some Rob Zombie impersonations, and they go over the rathtar, the hunt for Hera, the firing of Trevorrow, who might replace him, and then they do the “Need’em Got’em” for all the 3-3/4″ figures they picked up for Force Friday.
Porg Count: 9, Runtime: 1 hour 13 minutes, Rating: Fun episode

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 85 starts with Dan’s Force Friday finds and features guests Scott Murray and Tom Gross. They talk about Trevorrow being dropped, a recent Rian Johnson interview, Paul Bettany joining the Han Solo Film, Galactic Nights returning to Disney World, and the new trailer for Star Wars Rebels Season 4. Dan also talks with author Tim Leong about his book Star Wars Super Graphic. They cover how the book came about, the research involved, and working with Lucasfilm for the project.
Porg Count: 14, Runtime: 1 hour 12 minutes, Rating: Good episode

DorkLair: Episode 6 touches on Force Friday and their plans (pre-Force Friday show), their predictions for what the next Star Wars S.H. Figuarts figures will be (which you can find out in Episode 7 if they were right or not), and then they review C-3PO and R2-D2.
Porg Count: 0 (Porg Free), Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes, Rating: Good episode

DorkLair: Episode 7 begins with their Force Friday experiences and finds. Then they dig into all of the newly announced Star Wars S.H. Figuarts figures. There’s a lot of coverage and this takes up the first hour of the show. Afterwards they review the Qui-Gon Jinn figure.
Porg Count: 0 (Porg Free), Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Fangirls Going Rogue: Priority Transmission #7 starts with Sarah and Tricia talking about their experience at the John Williams concert, they talk about Force Friday, Rey boots, the Target Rey commercial, porgs, what they saw at Target and Toys R Us, the Forces of Destiny pillow, the new Katie Cook book, and then Tricia has an interview with the minds behind the LEGO Freemakers show, Bob Roth and Bill Motz. They talk about binge watching and planning the show around the new release schedule format, diversity, the characters and the ROTJ setting for season 2. Great interview. Afterwards they talk about the new trailer for Star Wars Rebels Season 4.
Porg Count: 54, Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Fly Casual: Episode 152 features the return of Mike. They talk about Trevorrow being dropped, share their replacement ideas, possible female directors, and why they wouldn’t or would want J.J. Abrams back. They talk about the Disney streaming service and what the price point should be, IDW’s new Star Wars comic, and they attempt to cover the new trailer for Star Wars Rebels Season 4 but they accidentally end up watching the old trailer. They talk about their Force Friday experiences at Toys R Us, Meyer and Walmart, as well as upcoming exclusives and other toys.
Porg Count: 16, Runtime: 1 hour 45 minutes, Rating: Good episode

ForceCenter: Episode 80 covers Snoke’s clothes and undergarments, Force Friday, the giant porg, Target finds, Dragon Con, the new trailer for Star Wars Rebels Season 4, the Disney streaming service, Rian Johnson’s comments, Trevorrow being fired and their replacement ideas. Plus there’s listener questions.
Porg Count: 11, Runtime: 1 hour 9 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Full of Sith: Episode CCXXXIII covers Force Friday and what they got, they talk a little about Dragon Con, cosplay and what they saw, they talk about the augmented reality stuff, Bryan goes over the Henry Gilroy panel, and they talk about Trevorrow.
Porg Count: 17, Runtime: 58 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Hyperspace PodBlast: Episode 29 features guest Amy Wishman as they talk about Star Wars Rebels.
Porg Count: 0 (Porg Free), Runtime: 30 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Idiot’s Array: Episode 51 features guest Jay Krebs as they talk about the show’s new logo, Jay joining Starships, Sabers and Scoundrels full time, and Force Friday. They talk about winning a giant porg, going after the Funko Pop chase porg, the upcoming Millennium Falcon LEGO set, and they go over the replies to the would you rather questions they put out there. Afterwards they talk about who they would want to see battle each other in Star Wars, and they ponder how many times can you bleed a lightsaber crystal.
Porg Count: 63, Runtime: 1 hour 1 minute, Rating: Good episode

Musical Procrastination: Episode 30 is audio from the BAFTA interview with composer John Powell who will be doing the Han Solo movie. The interview covers how he started off with jingles, working with Han Zimmer, working with computers for composition, doing movies like Face/Off, Antz, Chicken’s Run, Shrek, United 93, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, How to Train Your Dragon, Ferdinand, why he does so many animation projects, his home studio and audience questions. Great music discussion, but fair warning, he drops a lot of F-bombs. If you’re looking to learn more about the composer that is doing the Han Solo movie, this is definitely the interview to listen to.
Porg Count: 0 (Porg Free), Runtime: 51 minutes, Rating: Great episode

Rebel Force Radio: Episode 9.1.2017 is their Force Friday coverage. They talk about their experiences at Target and K-Mart, issues they had, their finds, and then they talk with guest Tom Spina about The Last Jedi, upcoming panels, new products he’s putting out, porgs and aliens in Star Wars. Jason and Jimmy play through some of the Force Link sounds for the new figures, they go over some of the extras for the Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Blu-ray, Dave’s comments, they dive back into the chosen one conversation and more.
Porg Count: 42, Runtime: 2 hours 14 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Rebel Force Radio: Episode 9.8.2017 revisits the Force Link sounds as they find more, they get into listener feedback, they talk about the One Man Star Wars Show, news, and Trevorrow being dropped.
Porg Count: 0 (Porg Free), Runtime: 2 hours 23 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Rebels Chat: Episode 87 is a quiz/game show as Johnamarie puts her mom to the test with Star Wars Rebels.
Porg Count: 1, Runtime: 19 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Rock Out Loud: METAL!!!!! starts with listener emails, news, Bruce Springsteen tickets, Geek Out Loud doing a Stranger Things walk through, they go over Gibson’s top 5 metal songs of all time, then they go through their picks for favorite metal songs ranging from Iron Maiden and Judas Priest to Pantera and Slayer. Big thumbs up for pulling “Freewheel Burning.”
Porg Count: 0 (Porg Free), Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Rock Out Loud: Album Listening Party: A/B By Kaleo starts off with some discussion about buying CD’s vs streaming services, listener emails, then they go through the album A/B by Kaleo track-by-track, sometimes playing the entire song. There’s some good ones on here, and a lot of variety. Great episode for those looking for new music.
Porg Count: 0 (Porg Free), Runtime: 1 hour 39 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 183 does a breakdown of the new trailer for Star Wars Rebels Season 4, they go over Dave Filoni’s comments on wolves, season 4, and the show as a whole. They talk about Star Wars Galactic Nights returning, they talk about Force Friday, porgs, and the new evil BB-8. Afterwards they talk with James Burns as they hang together on Force Friday and hit Toys R Us. Later on they meet up with Tricia and BJ at Disney. Listeners also share their Force Friday experiences, and Rich and Sarah talk about their experience at the John Williams concert. They have on Daniel Berry and Ryan Donoho as they talk about the shakeup with Trevorrow and about bringing back The ForceCast.
Porg Count: 97, Runtime: 2 hours 26 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1161 ponders who might replace Colin Trevorrow and the possibility of a female director.
Porg Count: 0 (Porg Free), Runtime: 10 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1165 Allen talks directors and creative vision, Paul Bettany joining the Han Solo film, and Ron Howard.
Porg Count: 0 (Porg Free), Runtime: 9 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1166 covers the book Star Wars Made Easy and some The Last Jedi details from it.
Porg Count: 0 (Porg Free), Runtime: 10 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Star Wars 7×7: Bonus Episode covers the news announcement that J.J. Abrams will be directing and co-writing Star Wars Episode IX.
Porg Count: 0 (Porg Free), Runtime: 11 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Star Wars Bookworms: Episode 79 covers porg items, the new Katie Cook book, what they did for Force Friday, they talk Dragon Con, and they have the audio for the Star Wars authors panel featuring Claudia Gray, Delilah S. Dawson, E. K. Johnston, Kevin J. Anderson and Timothy Zahn. They start off talking a little about their books and working with Lucasfilm, being able to touch fans, and audience questions. Afterwards Aaron and Teresa share a few quick thoughts on Inferno Squad.
Porg Count: 45, Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes, Rating: Great episode

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: Episode 37 covers Star Wars Blips, news, Paul Bettany joining the Han Solo cast, Trevorrow being dropped and their picks for replacement directors. They have their new segment “That’s So Wizard” covering the latest in Star Wars fashion, they talk Force Friday, Snoke’s gold robe, what they got and more.
Porg Count: 21, Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes, Rating: Fun episode

Talk Star Wars: Episode 86 features Marc and Rob as they talk about why Obi-Wan couldn’t help Luke on Cloud City, whether the Sith created Anakin, whether they could do an Ahsoka movie or whether that would be too much for general audiences, could Snoke be Starkiller, difference in Snoke’s look, and what DJ stands according to Funko. They go over some new images from The Last Jedi and the Han Solo movie, Paul Bettany joining the Han Solo movie, Trevorrow being dropped and possible replacements.
Porg Count: 1, Runtime: 2 hours 28 minutes, Rating: Good episode

TechnoRetro Dads: Simon Says Make Star Wars Documentaries starts with a pumpkin spice song, porgs, cowbell, jokes, Dark Crystal, and then they go over The Making of Star Wars documentary. They talk about the old Simon Says game and more.
Porg Count: 32, Runtime: 1 hour 18 minutes, Rating: Good episode

The 602 Club: Episode S34 features the audio from the Dragon Con panel Legends to Canon which featured Bruce Gibson, Matthew Rushing, Bria, Aaron Goins, Alex and Tom Hutchins. They talk about the first Star Wars book they read, their favorite canon novels, how books have enhanced the movies, what has and hasn’t been working with the new canon novels, Legends vs canon, thoughts on comics, and then they open it up to audience questions. Good panel.
Porg Count: 0 (Porg Free), Runtime: 1 hour 1 minute, Rating: Good episode

The 602 Club: Episode S35 features the audio from the Dragon Con panel Thrawn: Then and Now which featured Timothy Zahn and Henry Gilroy. The panel covers first experiences with Thrawn, Tim shares a little about his future ideas, reveals the meaning behind the name Thrawn, Henry talks about what it was like writing the character into the show, and the field some questions from the audience. Great panel for both Thrawn fans and Star Wars Rebels fans.
Porg Count: 0 (Porg Free), Runtime: 1 hour 6 minute, Rating: Great episode

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 293 features guest Garrison Ryfun as they start with the Denzel game. Then they discuss the top five movies they’re never seen. From Raging Bull and Pan’s Labyrinth to Vertigo, Heat, Blade Runner and The Godfather. It’s a fun discussion.
Porg Count: 0 (Porg Free), Runtime: 1 hour 2 minutes, Rating: Good episode

The Sandcrawler: Episode 34 covers their Force Friday experiences, Stephen Stanton ordering pizzas for them again at Toys R Us, their finds at Walmart and Target, a review of the 3-3/4″ C-3PO, the complexity of assembling the rathtar, Hot Topic, other recent purchases and helmets.
Porg Count: 28, Runtime: 1 hour 47 minutes, Rating: Good episode

TSW Kessel Run: Episode 9.11.17 Part 1 features Marc, Adam and Marc as they talk Trevorrow and replacements, the handling of the situation, Lucasfilm as kingmakers, and the directors chosen for the Star Wars movies.
Porg Count: 0 (Porg Free), Runtime: 32 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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