The Star Wars Underworld Podcast Network
It's the debut of The Star Wars Underworld's brand new The Bad Batch podcast!  On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris share their thoughts on the premiere of the new series and what they are looking forward to seeing going forward.  They discuss how the show revisited Order 66, adding new layers in the process.  As well as the way the show shook up the Bad Batch as we knew them from The Clone Wars through the addition of Omega and the corruption of Crosshair.  Plus, a new encounter with Saw Gerrera, what the Kaminoans are playing at, and where we go from here in season one.  All this and much more!
Direct download: 001_-_Aftermath.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris preview next week's premiere of Star Wars: The Bad Batch.  They talk about the descriptions for the first three episodes, make guesses (some educated, some wild) about what will happen in those episodes, and talk about what they're feeling going into this new series.  Then they talk about what new Star Wars project Matt Lanter is teasing, the adults only Star Wars bar on a Disney Cruise ship, and Ewan McGregor's recent interview about the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.  And then they close out the show with some listener feedback!  Plus, how the Bad Batch is like ice cream, inconsistencies in Star Wars storytelling, and what else could be announced on May 4th.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_30-04-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris break down the latest Star Wars news.  They start with the latest piece of casting news for Obi-Wan Kenobi, followed by Hasbro newest Lucasfilm 50th anniversary figure reveals.  Then they talk about Rian Johnson's recent revelation that he hopes to direct an episode of The Mandalorian and that he's even talked to Dave Filoni about making it happen.  Then they talk about an interesting "road not taken" for The Rise of Skywalker, and read some listener emails.  And they close out the show a spoiler report about The Bad Batch.  Plus, other Star Wars directors we'd like to see come back and direct an episode of The Mandalorian, who is Stellan Skarsgard playing in Andor, and some favourite Star Wars memories.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_23-04-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss a veritable smorgasbord of Star Wars news and topics.  They start by celebrating the 11th anniversary of The SWU and look back on some fun memories from Star Wars Celebrations past.  Then Dominic chats with Patrick Schneider and Eric Franer from the Hasbro Star Wars team about the reveals out of Pulse Con.  After that, they talk about the new Bad Batch poster and new sets pics from Andor.  And then they talk about the rumor that Detours is finally being release and open up the mailbag to read some listener feedback.  Plus, recasting the Original Trilogy big three, planets we'd like to live on, and for some reason we started doing William Shatner impressions at the end of the show.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_16-04-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:11pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the exciting news that Disney has build a real lightsaber!  Well, maybe.  They teased something for the Parks, but it sounds really cool!  Then they talk about the latest updates about Obi-Wan Kenobi, including Ewan McGregor's new look, a set video, and a possible reveal about the series from a new book.  They also talk about the news and rumors surrounding the other upcoming TV series, including an Ahsoka description, The Mandalorian winning awards, The Bad Batch has at least 14 episodes, Star Wars: Visions is getting a tie-in novel, and a familiar character that might show up in The Book of Boba Fett.  Plus, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has been delayed, Chris gives us a lesson on the geography of California, and enough publishing news to fill a bookstore!  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_09-04-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the newly announced cast for Obi-Wan Kenobi and the new trailer for The Bad Batch.  They start by talking about what it means to have Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse back as Owen and Beru, and how those characters might interact with Obi-Wan.  Then they talk about who the newcomers might be playing, including Moses Ingram's interesting Instagram tease.  Then, they break down the new Bad Batch trailer, including what's going on with Omega (the kid), Saw Gerrera, Crosshair, and Captain Rex.  Plus, new set pics for Andor, how long with Bad Batch episodes be, and the Galactic Snackin' Grogu! All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_02-04-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris complete the SWU Podcast's film commentary series by watching and talking about Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker.  The have an honest conversation about the film, the good and the bad.  Highlighting some of the great moments in the film, while also breaking down some of the questionable decisions.  They talk about the conclusions to the arcs of Rey, Ben, Finn, and Poe, as well as the reduced role of Rose and the introductions of Jannah and Zorri.  Plus, how D-0 surprised us, JJ Abrams visual styles, could the film have benefitted from an extra 30 minutes, and far less Rey Palpatine talk than you're probably expecting.  All this and much more.
 
Direct download: SWU_26-03-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by friend of the show Din of the band F-105 (Band Website) to discuss the latest news about the Star Wars galaxy.  They talk about the new additions coming to Disney+, including the Clone Wars micro-series and the Ewoks movies.  Then they chat about new Star Wars Legends content coming to the comics and Hasbro's The Black Series.  Din also tells us about his new album (coming next week) and debuts a Star Wars-inspired song!  And then they break down a new interview with George Lucas about the philosophy of Star Wars, how his films were inspired by the world around him, and what might have been in his sequel trilogy.  Plus, will we ever see Star Wars: Detours on Disney+, when are the 3D blu-rays of the saga coming, and the strangest SWU Podcast intro ever.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_19-03-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:35pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris relive all the excitement of "BobCon" (aka the Disney Investors Conference Call), including what Disney's pivot to "direct to consumer" means for Star Wars, hopes for Galactic Starcrusier, and CEO Bob Chapek confirms Kathleen Kennedy will continue to run Lucasfilm for "years to come."  Then they talk about the two The Mandalorian tie-in books that were cancelled.  And then they look at some recent comments from Freddie Prinze Jr about his time on Star Wars Rebels.  Plus, the main character of The Phantom Menace, some WandaVision talk, and the return of a segment thought long gone.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_12-03-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:58pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris break down the latest news and rumors about the world of Star Wars TV.  They start with the latest Game of Thrones star who is making the jump to Star Wars in Obi-Wan Kenobi.  Then they talk about a Star Wars Rebels fan favourite potentially taking over as the lead of Rangers of the New Republic.  And then they talk about a deleted scene from The Rise of Skywalker, San Diego Comic Con going online for the second year in a row, and a new look at Fennec Shand from The Bad Batch.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_05-03-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:08pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the upcoming slate of Star Wars television.  They start with the announcement that The Bad Batch will premiere on May the 4th (just like Dominic predicted).  Then they talk about the rumors that Mena Massoud will be playing Ezra Bridger in Ahsoka.  Then they talk about Temuera Morrison's latest comments about The Book of Boba Fett, and speculate about what that series will deal with.  And then they read listener emails about Jedi masters, the scope of Star Wars storytelling, Legends characters making the jump to canon, and the Rogue Squadron movie.  Plus, pinball in VR, Toronto is taking over Star Wars, and Rey responds to the Zodiac Killer.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_26-02-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris break down the biggest Star Wars news from the past week.  They start with the announcement of the new video game Star Wars: Hunters, coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year.  Then they discuss the latest comments from Rian Johnson about his Star Wars trilogy (that it's still happening), how big a story is this and when and what to expect from the trilogy.  Then, Dominic chats with members of the Hasbro Star Wars team about what's coming down the pipe from them.  Plus, the latest on Gina Carano, what's going on with the Knights of the Old Republic remake rumors, some Alec Guinness love, and how we accidentally figured out the working title for the new Padme novel, Queen's Hope.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_19-02-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris react to the news that Gina Carano is no longer part of Star Wars.  They discuss the circumstances that led to her firing and why it was the right call from Disney/Lucasfilm (albeit, very late).  They also talk about what's next for the character Cara Dune, how The Mandalorian should handle either dropping the character or recasting the role, and how close we were to a Cara Dune spin-off.  Plus, should there ever be a Marvel/Star Wars crossover film, memories of The Phantom Menace 3D release, a plea for a 3D release of Revenge of the Sith, and the correct way to pronounce "against".  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_12-02-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris get you caught up on the latest goings on with Star Wars productions like The Mandalorian, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Andor. They talk about Jon Favreau's comments about bringing back Luke Skywalker for the season two finale of The Mandalorian, Alan Tudyk's latest thoughts on not being in season one of Andor, and Ewan McGregor clears the air on the Kenobi/Boston saga.  They also talk about the reveal that a scene between Grand Moff Tarkin and Dath Vader was shot for Rogue One, and why it might have been cut.  Plus, speculation about Star Wars: Visions, what Taika Waititi's film might be, and could Grogu fall to the dark side?  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_05-02-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:13pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris finally clear out the mail bag, reading and reacting to listener emails about all things Star Wars.  But first, they speculate about the possibility that The Mandalorian "climatic event" could be a movie, and talk about what else is on deck for Star Wars theatrically.  Then they talk about the return of nostalgic Maul packaging, Star Wars stamps, and the latest book announcements.  Then they react to listener feedback, discussing season two of The Mandalorian, favourite funny moments from the podcast, storytelling in the distant past of the galaxy far, far away, and the return of Star Wars language lessons.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_29-01-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the latest updates about Star Wars: Andor, including Alan Tudyk revealing that he will not be appearing in season one.  They also (finally) break down the The Bad Batch sizzle reel, talking about how the show could pick up on storylines from The Clone Wars and continuing that show's legacy.  Then they (at last) discuss the season two episode of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian and highlight some of the best moments from.  Plus, Jason Isaacs on playing the Grand Inquisitor again, more The High Republic (spoiler free) reviews, and Bill Burr comments on having his Boston accent in Star Wars.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_22-01-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:10pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by YouTuber and SWU "Senior Tie-In Materials Correspondent" Chris "Starrapter" Abbott (YouTube), and friend of the show Trey Atwood to discuss the big Lucasfilm Games news.  Starrapter and Trey break down what this news means for Star Wars fans and the guys speculate about what the future could hold for Star Wars games.  They also talk about the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, and whether or not Qui-Gon will be a part of it.  And finally, they talk about the rumors about the Ahsoka series and the Rebels successor show.  Plus, Liam Neeson thinks Star Wars is fading away, the golden age of Star Wars video games, and the launch of the #Vaughn4Thrawn campaign.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_15-01-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:42pm PDT

It's the first SWU Podcast of 2021!  Dominic, Ben, and Chris kick off the new year by talking (spoiler free) about the latest developments in The High Republic, and Ben gives a brief (spoiler free) reaction to Light of the Jedi so far.  They also talk about the news that Michael Waldon is writing the Kevin Feige-produced Star Wars film, when we might see that film, and how it might be released.  Then they discuss the news that The Book of Boba Fett will be the next live action Star Wars series, and speculate about what role Luke Skywalker could play in future The Mandalorian seasons and spin-offs.  Plus, Star Wars Christmas gifts, some Star Wars quotes that feel super relevant today, and a Matthew McConaughey-inspired Star Wars character.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_08-01-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38pm PDT

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