Podcasts in Review

May 17, 2018 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.

Awards Chatter: Emilia Clarke – ‘Game of Thrones’ kicks off with Scott talking with The Hollywood Reporter executive editor Stephen Galloway about publicists. The interview with Emilia Clarke kicks in at 18 minutes. Emilia talks a little about her parents and childhood, then goes over how she got into acting, getting into theater, and making ends meet until she got the offer for Game of Thrones. She talks about the first audition for the show, getting the part, reading the books, the wig and dyeing her hair, having to do the nudity, working on the show, and she touches on some of her other projects, including Solo (which, worth noting, she signed up for three movies just like Alden). Great interview. Emilia sounding like a very down to earth person. Definitely worth a listen. Most of the interview does focus on Game of Thrones, though, so don’t expect much Star Wars.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 17 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Host: Scott
Rating: Great Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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Podcasts in Review

May 10, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Blast Points Podcast: Episode 122 they talk about May 4th, news, Star Wars Resistance, new Forces of Destiny, fun little discussion there, then they talk Solo, the worm thing, Ron Howard on The Star Wars Show, Donald Glover touring the Falcon, Chewie’s theme, and the 360 video. Their main discussion covers the 1983 Atari Star Wars: The Arcade Game. They talk about the history of the game, Lucasfilm’s feedback on the game, George playing it, and their thoughts on it. Fun discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 57 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 166 they celebrate May 4th, they talk Solo, Dryden Vos, Jabba, and they go over listener emails and voice mails which is the bulk of the episode. This leads a range of topics, from midichlorian counts at the hospital to the closing of Toys R Us. Great episode.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 2 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, and Chris, Rating: Great

Comic Book Noob: Jonah Hex features just Matt and Scott as they talk about the Jonah Hex comics, how it started, the comic history, the character’s origin, and showing up in the Legends of Tomorrow TV show. Very informative.

Podcast Network: Assembly of GeeksRuntime: 30 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Scott, and Matt, Rating: Good Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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May 3, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 2 Comments

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

501stCast Minicast: Behind the Bucket Episode 1 is a new thing the 501stCast is doing that features a guest trooper from the 501st Legion as they talk to them about what it’s like being a member of the 501st and trooping in costume. This debut episode features Jeffrey SL-11907 who is a TIE Pilot. Jeff talks about being a member of the New England Garrison, the costume he did, making it, his other costumes, and the challenges of being blind and trooping in the 501st Legion. I have to admit, that’s pretty incredible. They talk about trooping with disabilities, his 1st hospital visit event, and why he joined. Great story and a great episode. Definitely worth checking out.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 34 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, and Nicky, Rating: Great

Beltway Banthas: Episode 55 starts off with some real world news discussion, then they talk Palpatine. They go over his background, his accomplishments, how he became the senate in a democratic government structure, his political career, and the importance of term limits. Then they dip back into real world politics, talk about a convention that was cancelled and was possibly a scam, and the Bloomberg Chick-fil-A article. Interesting discussions.

Podcast Network: RetroZapRuntime: 1 hour 19 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Stephen, and Swara, Rating: Great

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 121 features guest Tom Spina. They talk with him about the mold of Peter Cushing’s face which was used in Rogue One, how he got into the business, his work on Sesame Street, getting into masks, restoring masks, getting to know Pablo Hidalgo, the Richard Pryor Show cantina aliens, Jabba’s palace, the Lucasfilm archives, Regal Robot’s May 4th plans, some rapid fire Star Wars questions, and even a little music discussion. Great episode, lots of fun, and Tom share’s a lot of great stories.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 48 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Great Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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April 26, 2018 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.

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 120 is the usual fun as they talk Solo, Motley Crue, the new Solo TV spots, and the Empire photos. Then they talk The Force Awakens as they travel back in time to recall the hype, the trailers, the leaked concept art, things that were leaked or revealed that weren’t in the movie, and wild rumors. It’s a fun trip down memory lane.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 54 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Fun

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 119 Dan talks with Mark Von Ohlen and Lacey Gilleran about Topps cards, Solo, Denny’s cards, working with actors for autographs, Mark shares a shirtless Adam Driver story, and then they go over comic news, magazine news, and game news. Afterwrds, Dan previews two new podcasts he’ll be on. One is a clip of him, Tom and Cory talking about Solo which is from their new weekly Patreon show, and the other one features Dan and Jim Hill in a podcast called Looking At Lucafilm. The audio quality for Mark and Lacey isn’t the best as Mark has some background noise and Lacey is calling over a phone from the sound of it. Not too bad though.

Podcast Network: Coffee With Kenobi, Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes, Audio Quality: Good, Editing: Excellent, Host: Dan Z, Rating: Good

Comic Book Noob: The Black Order is hosted by just Regina and Scott, but they do a great job of going over Thanos’ minions, The Black Order. They talk about Corvis Glave, Proxima Midnight, Kull Obsidian/Black Dwarf, Ebony Maw and Super Giant. They go over the powers, personalities and stories for each. Lots of great info. Excellent primer for Infinity War, and, given the timing, I’m making this one my Pick of the Week.

Podcast Network: Assembly of GeeksRuntime: 27 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Scott, and Regina, Rating: Pick of the Week Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

April 19, 2018 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 109 covers garrison news, troop reports, and they talk about Solo.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 45 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, Marcus, and Nicky, Rating: Good

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 119 they talk Solo, the Denny’s Solo promotion, the Denny’s Solo commercial, Therm Scissorpunch, and then they get to their main discussion – puppet Yoda. They start with The Empire Strikes Back, the development of Yoda, the idea of using a monkey in a suit, who was involved, the sculpt, the puppet, the puppeteers, Deep Roy’s work as Yoda, the voice of Yoda, the Return of the Jedi puppet, and The Phantom Menace puppet.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 53 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Great

Brews and Blasters: Episode 164 covers Garry Whitta working on The Last Starfighter, Rian Johnson and the new Star Wars trilogy, Solo toy hunting, and they dive into a discussion on the Solo figures that are out or coming out, and new figures that they’ve got or are looking for. Lots of fun toy discussion in this one.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 17 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, and Chris, Rating: Fun Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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April 12, 2018 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.

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 116 they talk about getting The Last Jedi on Blu-ray, the experience of watching it at home, they go over the documentary The Director and The Jedi, the deleted scenes and they touch on some of the other extras included. Now I specifically waited until after I watched all the extras before listening to this episode, but in retrospect, that’s really not necessary. Either way, you’ll enjoy this episode, assuming you like movie of course.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 17 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Great

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 118 they go over the Solo trailer. This is a nice breakdown that keeps it fun as they touch on all the cool stuff revealed.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 53 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Great

Brews and Blasters: Episode 163 covers Mr. Miagi, vodka, the HasLab sail barge getting backed and what might be next, the Solo Denny’s commercial, aliens in the Solo cantina, Topps cards, Therm Scissorpunch, lobster recipes, Gamorrean guard figures, and Simon Pegg on changes in Episode VIII. This was definitely the funniest episode I listed to this week. Loved it.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 34 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, and Chris, Rating: Great Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

April 5, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Awards Chatter: Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) starts with a conversation with Carolyn Giardina as they talk about the tech categories for the Academy Awards. The interview with Rockwell kicks in at 31 minutes. Sam talks about his parents, his childhood, doing odd jobs, parts he tried for and didn’t get, and he shares a bunch of acting stories. Great interview and definitely worth checking out if you’re a Rockwell fan. You might want to skip the first part of the episode if you have no interest in the Academy Awards, but they do bring up some interesting things about the technical categories and how those nominations work.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 21 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Scott, Rating: Great

Awards Chatter: Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project) begins with an Academy Awards discussion with guest Adam Irving as they go over documentaries, what was picked, and what was passed over. The interview with Dafoe starts at 31 minutes in. Willem talks about his parents, his name (which is a nick name, his real name is William), how he became an actor, and how he goes about choosing his roles. He shares some great stories from his career, including how he was in the Philippines during a revolution, as well as some stories from The Boondock Saints and his latest movie, The Florida Project. Great interview. Depending on your interest in the Academy Awards, you may or may not want to skip the first part of the episode.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Scott, Rating: Great

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 117 kicks off with the news, they talk a little Solo, they cover the Young Ones reference in The Last Jedi, highlight Master Codebreaker’s details from the guide book, and they touch on the porg documentary in The Last Jedi bonus features. Then they do something special, they host a Star Wars awards show. Now unlike what you might expect, Jason and Gabe dig deep to come up with some really fun and off the wall categories like best Aunt Beru voice, best Yoda puppet, best lightsaber form or hand decapitation, and much much more. Very fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 56 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Great Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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March 29, 2018 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. Wee bit of toy focus in this one as I did some catching up.

Beltway Banthas: Interview: Jon Lovett of Pod Save America kicks off with Jon as they talk with him about Star Wars, Rogue One, politics, and The Last Jedi. He shares his thoughts on the movies, and they talk with him a bit on real world politics, as well as Star Wars politics. Fair warning if you listen with your kids, there was an F-bomb or two.

Podcast Network: RetroZapRuntime: 40 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Stephen, Swara, Rating: Good

Brews and Blasters: Episode 161 kicks off with snow, wine, steak tips, manicotti, and black light posters. When you go off on Star Wars black light posters, you know you’re in for a fun ride. They go over The Last Jedi Blu-ray a little, then Chris presents his sales pitch for the HasLab sail barge. If you haven’t backed it yet, Chris may very well sway you. They also talk about Toys R Us and toy stores, they touch on Forces of Destiny, the Jon Favreau news, speculation on next animated series, and George Lucas breaking ground for his museum. Great episode.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 9 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, and Chris, Rating: Great

 

Children of the Force: Reaction Corps – Forces of Destiny S2 and Rebels Season Finale covers both shows. They kick off with Forces of Destiny as they go through each of the new episodes for season two, then 30 minutes in they switch up and talk Star Wars Rebels.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Al, Anna, and Liam, Rating: Good Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

March 22, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 114 covers the Jon Favreau news, the Star Wars Denny’s crossover, a deleted scene for The Last Jedi, Mark Hamill’s star ceremony, and then they talk Star Wars Rebels. They talk about the show in general, the last couple episodes, and listener feedback. Great discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 56 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Great

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 115 starts with the news as they talk about George Lucas breaking ground for us narrative arts museum, some info on The Last Jedi novelization and Master Codebreaker, then they go over Star Tours for their main discussion. They cover how it came about, initial concepts for the ride, how it went from Star Ride to Star Tours, the original idea for Captain Rex, the cost, the opening, and the revamp. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Good

Brews and Blasters: Episode 160 covers a variety of topics. They talk about a deleted scene from The Last Jedi, trees, Boba Fett, the Solo poster controversy, John Williams, they tackle some listener emails, discuss which version of The Last Jedi Blu-ray they want to get, and they talk about the World Between Worlds gateway. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 3 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, and Chris, Rating: Fun Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

March 15, 2018 at 12:30 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Beltway Banthas: Interview: Dan Wallace of The Rebel Files kicks off with a little Star Wars Rebels discussion, then 14 minutes in, they hand it over to John Liang who interviews Star Wars author Dan Wallace. Dan talks about reading the scripts for Rogue One and The Last Jedi before the films came out, working with the storygroup, tackling the book and the various characters, his thoughts on the Rebel Alliance, New Republic and the Rebel leaders, the politics of the Rebel Alliance, and the extras included in the deluxe edition of The Rebel Files. Great interview.

Podcast Network: RetroZapRuntime: 1 hour 5 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Stephen, Swara, and John Liang, Rating: Great

Brews and Blasters: Episode 158 has Chris beating Joe to the Star Wars party yet again! Joe plays with his Panda Baba figure, they talk about the different versions of The Last Jedi home release, then they get into Star Wars Rebels. Specifically, they cover “Wolves and a Door” and “World Between Worlds” and they make some spot on predictions for the finale. They also go over the new Solo books and comics that are coming out, and they do some need’em got’em featuring the Black Series Captain Rex. Plus there’s listener feedback. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 15 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, and Chris, Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 159 tries out some new music, heads into a burger discussion, then they dive into the Star Wars Rebels finale. They talk about Ryder’s betrayal, Hondo, the wolf battle, the royal guards, Thrawn’s end, the epilogue ending, Rex, and what could be done with the Unknown Regions. Another fun episode.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 10 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, and Chris, Rating: Fun Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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