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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris talk AhsokaObi-Wan Kenobi, Celebration and more! They start by discussing the news that production has begun on the Ahsoka series, and what this means for the character both in universe and out of universe.  Then they talk about the new promotional images from Obi-Wan Kenobi, as well as some quotes from Hayden Christensen about the series. Plus, Dominic is very distracted during this episode, the follow up to Jedi Fallen Order has a reported title, and more Celebration updates (both IHOP and non-IHOP related).  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_13-05-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris break down the new trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi!   They share their thoughts on how this new trailer teases different elements of the series, including the role and importance of Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker.  They also discuss the moment between Obi-Wan and Uncle Owen, as well as the role Owen plays in the saga and, potentially, in the series. And they speculate about what we see about who Kumail Nanjiani might be playing.  Then, Dominic and Ben shares their thoughts on Disney Gallery: The Book of Boba Fett.  Plus, the string of big May the 4ths continues, Danny Trejo steals the show on Disney Gallery, and Chris has a realization about a moment in the prequels.  All this and much more!

Direct download: SWU_06-05-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss our first tidbits about the new Tales of the Jedi animated series, the latest Obi-Wan Kenobi pictures, and announce the first ever SWU Celebration afterparty! They begin by revealing that the SWU will be hosting a Celebration afterparty on Thursday May 26th at 7pm at the IHOP across the street!  Then they talk about the Celebration schedule revealing what Tales of the Jedi is and speculate about what this series might be.  They also look at some new Obi-Wan Kenobi pictures and Deborah Chow's revelation that Maul was never in her version of the series.  And they share their thoughts on the Rise of the Resistance ride at Disneyland/World.  Plus, theories on why the Grand Inquisitor looks better in the new pictures than in the trailer, Hayden Christensen watched The Clone Wars to prepare for Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Ben's big Disneyland purchase.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_29-04-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the announcement of a new Star Wars video game from Amy Hennig and some intriguing Kenobi tidbits.  They start with the news that Sky Dance New Media will partnering with Lucasfilm Games for what is reportedly a revival of the cancelled "Project Ragtag".  Then they talk about some new Obi-Wan Kenobi promotional art, as well as new comments from Rupert Friend and Liam Neeson regarding the series.  And they react to the news that Disney Gallery: The Book of Boba Fett is coming on May 4th.  Plus, is it Revenge of the 5th or 6th, waiting tables in Dex's Diner, and a pitch for the adventures of Konnix and Tico!  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_22-04-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic and Ben discuss the rumor that Star Wars Visions season two is in the works, as well as some exciting updates about AhsokaThe Mandalorian, and Obi-Wan Kenobi.  They start by talking about the possibility of another season Visions, including what stories from the first season they would like to see get follow-ups and how this series pushes the boundaries of what Star Wars is.  Then they talk about two potential directors for Ahsoka, Peter Ramsay and Bryce Dallas Howard, what they bring and ways the series could be rewarding for Clone Wars fans.  Plus, Obi-Wan's headspace at the start of Kenobi, what might Moff Gideon be up to in season three of The Mandalorian, a rant about early 2010s era publishing, and lots of Celebration hype.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_15-04-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the announcements of three huge panels happening at Star Wars Celebration and the release of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.  They start by talking about the big panels that were announced for Celebration next month, including the Live Action Showcase, Mando+, and The Bad Batch, and discuss what level of expectations and hype people should have for them.  Then, Chris shares his initial thoughts on Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and the guys talk about the general reaction to the game so far.  Then, to close out the show, they celebrate the 12th anniversary of The Star Wars Underworld by looking back at the top story on each of their past 11 anniversaries (there's a shocking amount of Detours in there).  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_08-04-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:11pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the news that the Obi-Wan Kenobi premiere date has been (slightly) altered and Donald Glover dodging Lando questions.  They start by discussing why the Kenobi release date might have (slightly) moved and how this might have been impacted by (and could still impact) Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.  Then they talk about Hayden Christensen's comments about returning to role of Darth Vader.  And they look at Donald Glovers recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live where he avoided answering a question about the Lando series.  Plus, live listener questions about Obi-Wan Kenobi expectations, a fun new order to watch the saga, and how Star Wars opinions change over time.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_01-04-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the latest updates about The MandalorianObi-Wan Kenobi, and read some listener feedback!  They start by talking about the news that Christopher Lloyd will be appearing in season three of The Mandalorian and speculate about what sort of character he could play.  Then they discuss some recent comments from Deborah Chow about Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi and where he's at in his journey at this point in time.  Plus, Weird Al teases a musical Detours episode we'll never see, the Shadow of the Sith excerpt has an exciting reveal, and comparing Ahsoka's journey to Gandalf's.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_25-03-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:40pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the rumor that Maul's role was cut from Obi-Wan Kenobi and debate whether Mace Windu should be brought back from the dead.  They start with the Hollywood Reporter story about the creative shake-up that happened with the Kenobi series back in 2020, what caused and what the end result was.  They also go deep on Obi-Wan's relationship with Maul and whether more from that story is left to be told.  They then talk about Samuel L. Jackson pitching Bryce Dallas Howard the idea that Mace survived, discuss the need for new Mace stories, and debate whether they should take place before or after Revenge of the Sith.  Plus, Damon Lindelof might be writing a Star Wars movie, the different generations of Star Wars fans reacting to the new generation's films, and the new Luke Skywalker has been revealed.  All this and much more!

Direct download: SWU_18-03-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris break down the first trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi!  They go deep on Obi-Wan's emotional state at the beginning of this series, what he may view as his role with Luke following his failure with Anakin and why that might be holding him back from achieving his full potential.  They also talk about what role Padme's legacy and memory could play in this series.  And they break down the live action debut of the Inquisitors, including the conversation around the look of the Grand Inquisitor.  Plus, Star Wars Celebration updates and predictions, the quality of Star Wars trailers these days, and some love for Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru!  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_11-03-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:14pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris talk about what coming up from Star Wars, including Rogue SquadronGalactic Starcruiser, and more!  They start by paying tribute to the life of Alan Ladd Jr by talking about the role he played in getting Star Wars made back in 1977.  Then they talk about some new indications that, despite rumors of a major delay, Rogue Squadron is still slate for a December 2023 release date.  They also share their thoughts on what they saw from reports out of the Galactic Starcruiser media event.  And, to close out the show, they talk about some big spoilers about Obi-Wan Kenobi.  Plus, a bold(ish) prediction about when we'll see the Kenobi trailer, The Mandalorian is getting a comic book adaptation, and "Weekend at Bernie's aboard Galactic Starcruiser".  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_04-03-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:37pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris get caught up on the latest Star Wars news and get caught up on some listener feedback!  They start by talking about the possibility of Jon Watts directing an episode of a Star Wars TV series and Palpatine returning in Obi-Wan Kenobi.  Then they get caught up on Star Wars publishing news about The High Republic, the Halcyon Starcruiser, and timelines.  And then they read and discuss some terrific listener feedback about The Book of Boba Fett, who should (or shouldn't) direct Episodes X-XI, and Star Wars Celebration stories.  Plus, looking back on our Book of Boba Fett episode scores, meeting Dave Filoni, and raising the question of who saved Grogu from the Jedi Temple?  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_25-02-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:56pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris get caught up on the latest Star Wars news about Obi-Wan KenobiAhsoka, "Grammar Rodeo", and more!  They begin with the news that John Williams is returning to Star Wars to compose a theme for Obi-Wan Kenobi.  They then go through all the rumors surrounding the High Republic-set live action tween series codenamed "Grammar Rodeo".  They also break down the latest production updates for Ahsoka and Andor.  Then, Dominic chats with the Hasbro Star Wars team about their latest reveals and the failed Haslab Rancor project.  Plus, what might a new Old Republic trailer have to do with a forgotten Disney+ project, Phil Lord & Chris Miller talk Solo, and what Mandalorian directors are back for season three.  All this and much more!
 
 
Direct download: SWU_18-02-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:05pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by Jordan Chaffer of The Star Wars Culture Podcast (YouTube link) to break down the season finale of The Book of Boba Fett.  And they talk about the exciting news that we have a premiere date for Obi Wan Kenobi!  They begin by talking about the finale of Book of Boba, how it works as an episode and what it reveals about the series as a whole.  They also delve into the fate of Cad Bane, Boba riding a rancor, and the future of our bounty hunter turned crime lord.  Plus, does Star Wars need post credits scene,  could The Bad Batch fill in some gaps from The Book of Boba Fett, and what does this episode mean for Grogu's future?  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_11-02-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by Hannah Raeside of The Star Wars Culture Podcast (YouTube link) to break down the latest episode of The Book of Boba Fett.  They break down the various surprise appearances in this episode, from Luke Skywalker to Ahsoka Tano to Cobb Vanth to Cad Bane, and discuss whether or not it's weird how little Boba Fett has been in the last two episodes.  Then they talk about Luke's training of Grogu, how this episode puts Luke on the path to The Last Jedi, and how Grogu might respond to the choice Luke offers him.  They also discuss Ahsoka Tano and her relationships with both Din Djarin and Luke Skywalker.  Plus, is the return of Bariss Offee imminent, who does Cad Bane work for, and will ever hear Grogu speak?  And make sure you stick around to the very end of this one.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_04-02-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:03pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by Chris "Starrapter" Abbott (YouTube) to break down the latest episode of The Book of Boba Fett and the latest in Star Wars video games.  They start by talking about "The Return of the Mandalorian", including how this episode fits in with the rest of the season and why we might have gotten this episode now.  They also talk about this episode sets Din on his new path now that he's dropped off Grogu with Luke Skywalker. Then, they discuss the news that Respawn is making three new Star Wars video games including a Jedi: Fallen Order sequel/spin off.  Plus, Star Wars 1313 Boba Fett gameplay leaks, Ahsoka finds its latest cast member, and the big reveal of what traffic stops look like in Star Wars.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_28-01-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:55pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by Eric Strothers of The Bad Motivators (Twitter) and The Sith List (YouTube) to break down the latest episode of The Book of Boba Fett and the new trailer for Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.  They start by talking about "The Gathering Storm", discussing Boba's relationship with Fennec Shand, how shared their purpose is, and what the future may hold for the duo.  They also discuss the extended flashback sequences and the teases about what's coming in the final three weeks.  And, yes, they talk about what Boba calls his starship in this episode.  Then they talk about the new preview for Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, their memories of the old games and their excitement for the new one.  Plus, when and how The Bad Batch season two will be released on Disney+, the layout of the inside of Slave I, and more Crimson Dawn speculation.  All this and much more!

Direct download: SWU_21-01-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:16pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by Din of F-105 (YouTube Link) to break down the latest episode of The Book of Boba Fett.  They start by talking about "The Streets of Mos Espa", discussing what happened to the Tusken Raiders, the real world implications of the scene and what we learned about Boba from that scene.  They then talk about the events in Mos Espa, including the debut of the new street gang, the slap stick speeder chase, and the Hutts latest moves.  Also, Danny Trejo gives Boba a new Rancor and already they have a bond.  Plus, parallels with other Star Wars projects, some unexpected Transformers movie love, and the return of Sir Benjamin, the Star Wars Gentleman.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: The_SWU_14-01-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:36pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by Aubree of The Convor Call (YouTube Link) to break down the premiere of The Book of Boba Fett and the latest updates about The High Republic.  They start by talking about "The Tribes Of Tatooine", how the episode furthered Boba's story with the Tusken and handled the issue of Indigenous representation.  They discuss the latest Star Wars train robbery, Boba's Lizard Space Dream trip, and his evolving relationship with the Tuskens, as well as the return of the Hutts, the debut of Black Krrsantan, and lots of Dune references.  Then they break down the latest reveals about the High Republic, including the news that Phase II (which kicks off this October) is set 150 years before Phase I.  Plus, early (spoiler free) thoughts on Fallen Star, Camie-os in Book of Boba, and can you trust a rumor if they spell the name of the show wrong in the headline.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_07-01-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36pm PDT

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