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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris share their thoughts on the latest Star Wars news, including Sasha Banks saying she won't be in the next season of The Mandalorian and Snoop Dogg's new music video!  They start by reacting Banks' comments and speculating about what season three of The Mandalorian, and the future of the "Mandoverse" in general, might look like.  Then they rush through some news about Lego Star Wars: CastawaysStar Wars: Visions soundtracks, and more "Bring Home the Bounty" reveals.  Then they talk about Snoop Dogg's Mandalorian armour in the new "Big Subwoofer" music video and his past history with Star Wars.  Plus, listener emails about Thrawn, what Rogue One tells us about what general audiences will expect in Star Wars, and more something there or make-a-relax.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_22-10-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07pm PDT

On On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris share their thoughts on the latest Star Wars news, including the future of Star Wars: Visions, teases for Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the "Bring the Bounty" campaign.  They start by talking about recent comments from the director of "The Ninth Jedi" episode of Visions, how they'd like to see the story continued, and how it impacts our hope for the future of the saga.  Then they talk about recent comments from Kumail Nanjiani, Jason Isaacs, and Carl Weathers about the future of their characters.  Plus, what to expect from the "Bring the Bounty" campaign, Hayden Christensen gets the high ground in New York, and the debut of a new (stolen) game show.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_15-10-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:23am PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris review the new Disney+ special Lego Star Wars: Terrifying Tales.  They discuss what worked in the episode, as well as how it compares to last year's holiday special, and how it's weird that most of the sequel trilogy storytelling we're getting these days is in Lego form.  Then they discuss the announcement of four new Star Wars novels coming out next year, including ones that tell the story of Anakin's knighthood and what happened with Luke, Lando, and Ochi of Bestoon.  Plus, Lucy Lawless speculates about why she might not have been in Star Wars, Mena Massoud dances around an Ezra Bridger question, and exciting scene description from The Book of Boba Fett at the end of the podcast.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_08-10-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:15pm PDT

On this episode, Chris and Ben are joined by Hannah Raeside from the Star Wars Culture Podcast! They dive head first into a mountain of Star Wars news, including the exciting reveal of the first poster for The Book Of Boba Fett and its release date! They also break down the possibility of a second season of Star Wars Visions, some teases for the third season of The Mandalorian, and many exciting tidbits from Obi-Wan Kenobi and Andor. Furthermore, Lawrence Kasdan is directing a George Lucas docu-series, a new poster for Lego Star Wars Terrifying Tales, and the most sought after action figure in Star Wars history! Plus, Dominic drops in for a brief visit and Ben's strange accent returns. Watch for all that and much more!

Direct download: SWU_01-10-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

STAR WARS: VISIONS REVIEW!  On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by Din of F-105 to discuss the entire first season of the Star Wars anthology series of anime short films, Star Wars: Visions.  They discuss the themes and art styles of each episode, as well as what makes the shorts stand out from the rest of Star Wars.  They also talk about which episodes surprised them and which ones they would likes to see sequels too.  And they discuss what lessons the rest of Star Wars can take from Visions.  Plus, what episodes were their favourites, Star Wars words of wisdom, and the long awaited conclusion to #TopHatWatch.  All this and much more!
 
 
Direct download: SWU_09-24-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris look back on 10 years of the Star Wars Underworld podcast with some rare, video highlights (yes, they still work as audio-only clips too!).  They travel through every year in the past decade, from the origins of the podcast in 2011 to the early convention days in 2012-2014, big interviews in 2015-16, and random craziness from 2017-2021.  Featured on this episode are interviews with Dave Filoni, Ashley Eckstein, and Stephen Stanton, as well as fun moments with friends of the show like Din of F-105, Ciaran Duggan, Chris "Starrapter" Abbott, and Steele Saunders.  Plus, a couple of news stories, breaking the rules of filmmaking, and a shocking prediction from 2012 that came true in 2019.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_17-09-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris share their thoughts on the latest Star Wars news, including the official announcement of the Knights of the Old Republic remake and the trailer for Lego Star Wars: Terrifying Tales.  Plus we compete in the ultimate Star Wars trivia contest!  First, they talk about the reveal of the KOTOR remake, share their thoughts on the original game, what they hope for in the remake, and discuss whether this is the right direction for Star Wars games.  Then they briefly discuss the trailer for next months Lego Star Wars Halloween Special.  And then they take the Dragon Con Star Wars Trivia Contest challenge (play along here!), the results may shock you.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_10-09-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris share their thoughts on the latest Star Wars news, including hints about The Book Boba Fett, merch for Star Wars: Visions, and Thandiwe Newton speaking her mind on Solo.  But first, Chris got lost at Galaxy's Edge and the results were hilarious!  Then the guys delve into Robert Rodriguez's comments about The Book of Boba Fett over-delivering and whether Star Wars can truly over-deliver.  Then they talk about Thandiwe Newton's recent comments about how she felt about Val's death in Solo: A Star Wars Story and whether this suggests there were more changes to the film after Lord and Miller left than were initially thought.  And then they delve into rumors about AhsokaAndorObi-Wan Kenobi, and The Book of Boba Fett.  Plus, listener emails about The Bad Batch and The High Republic, battle droids in Star Wars: Visions, and a plea for cinema screenings of Star Wars TV episodes.  All this and much more!
 
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Direct download: SWU_03-09-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:44pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris share their thoughts on the latest Star Wars releases, including Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian and the Lego Star Wars trailer.  They start by talking about the new (and long awaited) trailer for Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, what they thought of it and do they believe that the game will actually arrive on time this time?  Then they review the "Making of the Season Two Finale" episode of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian.  They talk about the technology used to create the effect, the lengths the crew went to to keep the secret, and Mark Hamill's role in the episode.  Then they talk about some fun Star Wars: What If... ideas.  Plus, the best t-shirt of 2021, #TopHatWatch and #PurpleShirtWatch, and what DLCs could the new Lego Star Wars have?  All this and much more!
 
 
Direct download: SWU_27-08-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:22pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris, discuss the latest Star Wars news including the Star Wars: Visions trailer, the Bad Batch season one finale, and a preview of the new Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian.  They start by talking about the Visions trailer and how this trailer (like the series, probably) is unlike anything else in Star Wars.  Then they look back on the season finale of The Bad Batch one week later, as well as the entire season.  And they talk about the newly announced Crimson Reign comic book series.  Plus, a rumor about the return of a sequel trilogy star on Disney+, Carl Weather teases season three of The Mandalorian, and should Ben buy an orange or blue top hat?  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_20-08-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic and Chris are joined by Hannah Raeside from the Star Wars Culture podcast (link) to discuss their immediate reaction the season one finale of The Bad Batch, "Kamino Lost".  This episode was recorded live on Thursday night/Friday morning, so the reactions are fresh from everyone's first viewing of the episode.  They discuss how the finale was more character focused than other finales we've seen of late.  They also talk about how Crosshair and Omega's character arcs for the season were wrapped up.  And they spend a lot of time speculating about what might happen in season two.  Plus, a very weird tangent about Yoda's stew, thoughts on the epilogue, and we take some live calls!  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: 016_-_Kamino_Lost.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:28pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris, discuss the latest Star Wars news including Ahsoka casting reports, the future of Jedi: Fallen Order, and more!  They start by discussing the news that Lucasfilm is searching for an actress to play Sabine Wren in the Ahsoka series, which leads to a discussion about how this show can work as both a Rebels sequel, Mandalorian tie-in, and its own thing.  Then they talk about updates on Obi-Wan Kenobi, Taika Waititi's movie, and Andor.  Plus, EA teases the future of Jedi: Fallen Order, questions from our live audience, and hey, did you know you can watch the podcast on YouTube now?  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_12-08-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:19pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic and Chris discuss the fifteenth episode of The Bad Batch, "Return to Kamino". They discuss the bombardment of Kamino and what the audience is meant to feel in that sequence, as well as what the planet represents to the different characters, and the event's place in galactic history. They also talk about Crosshair's motivations in this episode as well as what his reveal about his inhibitor says about how he sees himself.  And they play a pre-finale round of "whose going to die next week."  Plus, what does the reveal that Omega is older than the rest of the Bad Batch mean, what might redemption look like for Crosshair, and just how dark are the "dark times"?  All this and much more!
Direct download: 015_-_Return_to_Kamino.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:59pm PDT

On this episode Chris and Ben are joined by special guest hosts Hannah Raeside (Twitter) and Jordan Chaffer (Twitter) from Star Wars Culture (Website)Together they break down the latest and greatest Star Wars news, including the announcement that The Bad Batch is officially getting a second season. They discuss their thoughts on the series so far and speculate about what could be in store for season two. Furthermore, they dive deep into all the newly revealed details for Disney's Galactic Starcruiser hotel and its imposing price tag. And Lego is getting ready to reveal a brand new holiday special, this time with a spooky theme. Plus, Giancarlo Esposito provides a The Mandalorian production update, Mark Hamill suits up as Luke Skywalker one more time, and Felicity Jones teases a Jyn Erso return. They also take a moment to remember and pay respects the legendary J.W. Rinzler. Listen for all that and much more!
Direct download: SWU_06-08-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:44pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic and Chris are joined by Clarice Taylor (Twitter) from Culture Slate to discuss the fourteenth episode of The Bad Batch, "War-Mantle".  They discuss the introduction of Clone Commando Gregor, as well as the growing ties between The Bad Batch and Star Wars Rebels.  They also talk about the visuals of the series and how it compares to the other Star Wars series.  And they delve into what's going on with the Kaminoans and their relationship with the Empire.  Plus, many, many tangents about the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, The Office, and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: 014_-_War-Mantle.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:39pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the latest Star Wars news, including updates on The Mandalorian and its spin-offs, the latest High Republic announcements, and comments from Obi-Wan Kenobi and Andor cast members.  They start with the reveals out of Comic Con@Home about the next phase The High Republic books.  Then they talk about an intriguing bit of The Mandalorian licensed art and the newly hired deep faker who will be working at Industrial Light and Magic.  And they talk about the latest casting rumors from the Mando-verse.  Plus, how will Star Wars be seen in the future, dead actors being "resurrected" by technology, and some awesome The Clone Wars collectibles.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_30-07-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:26pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic is joined by Din of the band F-105 (Twitter), Matt of the For Christ Sake Anakin Podcast (Link), and Patrick of Beskar Guitar (YouTube), to discuss the thirteenth episode of The Bad Batch, "Infested".  They discuss how this episode has a strong message (delivered by Omega) not just for Star Wars but for our times.  They also discuss the introduction of Roland Durant and where the inspiration for the character may have come from.  And they talk about the Bad Batch and their relationship with Cid.  Plus, how this episode may be setting up the future of the series, is this a creature episode, and a literal trip to the underworld.  All this and much more!
 
 
Direct download: 013_-_Infested.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:45pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the latest Star Wars news, including updates about the Galactic Starcruiser experience, rumors about the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, and Hasbro's big Haslab "reveal".  They start by breaking down the reveals about what the Galactic Starcruiser experience will include, such as storylines, characters, and in-universe stories.  Then they talk about the newly announced Haslab 6" Rancor, as well as how it was revealed.  Then they discuss the Obi-Wan Kenobi casting rumors and discuss the pros and cons of including new characters as opposed to creating new ones.  Plus, some thoughts on the old Darth Bane trilogy, dream Galactic Starcruiser reveals, and Clone Wars micro-series action figures.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_23-07-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:13pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic and Chris are joined by Iraj Dowlatshahi from The Sith List Podcast (Link) to discuss the twelfth episode of The Bad Batch, "Rescue on Ryloth".  They discuss whether this episode paid off effectively from the set-ups from last week.  Then they discuss Clone Captain Howser's choices in this episode and how this could set-up the future on the series.  They also delve into Hera and Omega's friendship and what the future holds for the Syndulla family.  Plus, should episodes have extended runtimes, how do the Bad Batch see themselves in relation to the rest of the clones, and how might this series tie in with The Book of Boba Fett.  All this and much more!
 
 
Direct download: 012_-_Rescue_on_Ryloth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:14pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the latest news about the galaxy far, far away.  They start by discussing the news that a new episode of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian is coming next month about the season two finale of The Mandalorian.  Then they discuss the comments from the Star Wars: Visions directors about what we can expect from their anime short films, including where they fall on the timeline.  And, Dominic chats with Patrick Schneider and Chris Reiff from the Hasbro Star Wars team about some of their recent reveals and what else is coming down the pipe.  Plus, The Mandalorian picks up a boatload of Emmy nominations, new Lego and Hot Toys we wish we could buy, and a brief update on Rogue Squadron.  All this and much more!
 
 
Direct download: SWU_16-07-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:10pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by Star Wars Culture producer Chad B to discuss the eleventh episode of The Bad Batch, "Devil's Deal".  They discuss how this episode felt like a departure from previous episodes of the series by focusing on characters outside the main members of the Bad Batch, and how they would like to see Bad Batch storytelling evolve going forward.  Then they talk about the role of the Syndulla family in this story.  Plus, the burgeoning friendship between Hera and Omega, Admiral Rampart becomes a real threat, and the Bad Batch debut of Star Wars' most murderous droid.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: 011_-_Devils_Deal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:48pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the reveals about the new animated Star Wars anthology of anime short films, Star Wars: Visions.   They talk about the ten shorts that were announced and their place in Star Wars storytelling.  They also discuss the announcement of the tie-in novel Star Wars: Ronin: A Visions Novel, and how it's unlike anything else in Star Wars.  Then they talk about who will be directing episodes of The Book of Boba Fett.  Plus, the idea of a Star Wars multi-verse and how it could work, thoughts on wave two of phase one of The High Republic so far, and some funny memories from conventions we can't believe were over five years ago.  All this and much more!
 
 
Direct download: SWU_09-07-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:19pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic and Chris are joined by Let's Talk About Star Wars host Maggie Lovitt (Linktree) to discuss the tenth episode of The Bad Batch, "Common Ground".  They discuss the way the show handled the clones of the Bad Batch dealing with the fact they are now helping former Separatists.  They also talk about Senator Avi Singh and his droid GS-8 and how they represent a side of the CIS we didn't usually see on The Clone Wars.  And they break down Omega and Cid's relationship, as well as Omega's new found abilities at holo-chess.  Plus, what's next for Senator Singh, is Cid going to betray the Bad Batch, and why was Echo so suspicious of the Mantel Mix?  All this and much more!
 
NOTE: If you notice that my (Dominic) audio sounds a bit lower quality than usual, I had a major technical breakdown before the episode and we were lucky that we were able to record the episode at all.  Hopefully this will be all sorted out and fixed before next week's episode!
 
 
Direct download: 010_-_Common_Ground.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:26pm PDT

On this episode Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the latest Star Wars news, the exciting and the controversial!  They start by BRIEFLY discussing the controversy surrounding the name Slave I being taken of a new Lego set.  Then they talk about the news that Matthew Robinson will be writing Patty Jenkins' Rogue Squdron movie.  Then they talk about Leslye Headland's latest comments about The Acolyte, and The Phantom Menace was an influence.  And they talk about Seth Green's latest comments about the potential release of Star Wars: Detours (spoilers: it's not great).  Plus, the next wave of The High Republic begins, The Old Republic hits a milestone, and when is our next, best chance to see Luke meet Force ghost Anakin.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_02-07-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:09pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris  are joined by SWU  "Senior Tie-In Materials Correspondent" Chris "Starrapter" Abbott (YouTube Link) to discuss the ninth episode of The Bad Batch episode, "Bounty Lost".  They start with the fight between Cad Bane and Fennec Shand, and the showdown between the old legend and the up and comer.   Then they talk about the subterfuge on Kamino and what's going on with Nala Se.  And then they discuss the reveals about Omega, her importance and her connection with Boba Fett.  Plus, when will we next see Cad Bane, the gorgeous visuals, and TODO-360's importance.  All this and much more!
 
 
Direct download: 009_-_Bounty_Lost.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:48pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the latest Star Wars relating to The Bad BatchThe Acolyte, and the future of Qi'Ra.  They start by talking about the "sneak peak" at the back half of season one of The Bad Batch, whether it really counts as a "sneak peak" (it doesn't) and what could be gleaned from it.  Then they talk about Leslye Headlands' recent comments about The Acolyte, representation in Star Wars, and hiring a writer who had never seen Star Wars.  Then they check in on Emilia Clarke's latest comments about returning as Qi'Ra.  Plus, could we see another animated Star Wars anthology Disney+ series, some love for having Seth Green back in Star Wars, and favourite deleted scenes.  All this and much more!
 
 
Direct download: SWU_25-06-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:44pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the eighth episode of The Bad Batch, "Reunion".  They talk about the shocking return of Cad Bane at the end of the episode (and how Dominic was wrong about his fate) and what this means for the series going forward.  They also talk about Crosshair's return and his interactions with the rest of Clone Force 99.  Plus Echo's desire to follow Rex's path, which members of the Bad Batch do we hope to see more from, and the growing divide between the Kaminoans and the Empire.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: 008_-_Renunion.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the latest news about The Book of Boba Fett, including comments from Temuera Morrison about flashbacks in the series.  They also talk about some reveals/teases from the episode guide for the Bad Batch episode "Battle Scars".  Then they talk about the leaked set pictures of cast members from Obi-Wan Kenobi.  Plus, Loki showrunner Michael Waldron talks about working with Kevin Feige on his Star Wars movie, slavery in the republic and the Jedi's role in the prequel era, and how do Praetorian Guards eat pancakes?  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_18-06-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:15pm PDT

WATCH THIS EPISODE! (YouTube Link) On this episode, Dominic and Chris are joined by Tyler and Logan/Loden of the Chatter Squadron podcast (YouTube Link) to discuss the seventh episode of The Bad Batch, "Battle Scars".  They discuss Captain Rex's debut on the series, what he's up to these days, and how Order 66 remains a trauma for him.  They also discuss Wrecker finally attempting to execute Order 66, and how his relationship with Omega played out in those moments.  And, Tyler hosts a quiz on the career of Dee Bradley Baker!  Plus, Ben heckles from the chat, the joys of a longer season, and does Omega have an inhibitor chip?  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: 007_-_Battle_Scars.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:29pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss what the shooting and release schedule for the next wave of Star Wars TV shows might look like now that The Book of Boba Fett has wrapped filming.  They also talk about what Qui-Gon's role in Obi-Wan Kenobi could/should be (assuming Liam Neeson is lying to us about not being in the series).  Then they talk about the latest rumored additions to the cast of Andor, both familiar and fresh faces.  And they look at the latest reveals from Hasbro in the Black Series and Vintage Collection lines.  Plus, Ewan McGregor and Pedro Pascal talk about working with Yodas, Taika Waititi hopes Star Wars is next for him, and what a screening of Andor (or any other Star Wars series) at Celebration might look like.  All this and much more!
 
 
Direct download: SWU_11-06-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:55pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and (briefly) Chris  are joined by Hannah Raeside of Star Wars Culture (YouTube link) to discuss the sixth episode of The Bad Batch episode, "Decommissioned".  They discuss the return of Trace and Rafa Martez, their place in the galaxy now, how Ahsoka's influence is felt through them, and who are they working for.  They also talk about Wrecker's latest "moment", what's going on there and what (or who) snapped him out of it.  Plus, clones and droids fighting together on the same side, what might the future look like for a Force-sensitive Omega, and the best "bad" joke in Star Wars history.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: 006_-_Decommissioned.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:25pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic and Ben are joined by SWU  "Senior Tie-In Materials Correspondent" Chris "Starrapter" Abbott (YouTube Link) to discuss the big reveal in the comic book War of the Bounty Hunters #1 and the implications of it for the wider Star Wars galaxy (to skip the spoiler discussion fast forward from 17:50 to 1:00:33).  Then they look back on the first wave of The High Republic books and preview wave two (coming later this month), including a special spoiler free review of The Rising Storm by Cavan Scott from Starrapter.  They also share their thoughts on the now complete Alphabet Squadron trilogy, including how this series could be a model for future novels.  Plus, new Lego Star Wars sets have been revealed, the nihil as villains in the High Republic, and the future of characters from Solo: A Star Wars Story.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_04-06-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:46pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris (briefly) are joined by Din of the band F-105 (link) to discuss the fifth episode of The Bad Batch, "Rampage".  They discuss the ways this episode explores the issue of slavery in the galaxy far, far away, and how it sets up further questions for the characters to grapple with down the road.  They also talk about whether Muchi is the rancor we see in Return of the Jedi and the latest round of canon "inconsistencies".  Then they talk about Cid's role as threshold guardian in Omega's hero's journey. Plus, four clones walk into a bar, Wrecker's ominous headaches return, and Bib Fortuna's cameo.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: 005_-_Rampage.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:22pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the news that Rangers of the New Republic is "no longer in active development", and what this means from both an in- and out-of-universe perspective.  They also talk about a slip of the tongue from Disney CEO Bob Chapek which suggests that Han Solo will be returning soon.  They delve into some recent comments from JJ Abrams about planning and the sequel trilogy.  And they look at Zack Snyder's comments about his Star Wars pitch from a few years ago.  Plus, The Book of Boba Fett crew gear hits the internet, what will the galaxy look like after The Rise of Skywalker, and an important update about Star Wars Celebration.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_28-05-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic and Chris are joined by BlueJaigEyes of the Geeky Bubble Podcast to discuss the fourth episode of The Bad Batch, "Cornered". They talk about the debut of Fennec Shan on the series and how her appearance ties in with her role on The Mandalorian. They also talk about Omega's continued learning experiences about what the galaxy is really like. They also do a deep dive on clone growth acceleration and whether that will be explored in the series, as well as how The Bad Batch may tie in with some Star Wars Legends material. Plus, Echo and the droids, the continued shift from the Republic to the Empire, and a missed Easter Egg opportunity. All this and much more!

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Direct download: 004_-_Cornered.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:11pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic and Ben talk about all the Star Wars anniversaries that took place this week, and reflect on how Star Wars anniversaries have been celebrated in the past at Star Wars Celebration.  Then they dissect a recent interview with JJ Abrams where discusses his time working established franchises and where the film industry is going.  Chris eventually calls in from iHOP with friends of the show Jeffrey White (Hype Function, Maniacle Melodies), Clarice Taylor (Star Wars Culture) and Lauren Scott (Culture Slate) to talk a little Bad Batch ahead of the new episode.  Then, to close out the show Dominic and Ben discuss Dave Filoni's new job title and Kevin Feige (once again) saying he doesn't want to run Star Wars.  Plus, a trip down SWU memory lane, Uncle Owen in Obi-Wan Kenobi, and when Droids will hit Disney+.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_21-05-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by Jordan Chaffer of Star Wars Culture (YouTube link) to talk about the third episode of The Bad Batch, "Replacements".  They talk about how this episode introduces the first Imperial soldiers that are recruits and what that tells us about the Empire as a whole.  They also do a deep dive into Crosshair, how in control is he and what is his role in the Imperial military going forward.  Then they talk about Omega's growing bonds with Hunter and Wrecker.  Plus, the mystery surrounding the Kaminoans, more evidence that Omega might be Force-sensitive, and we explore the darkest timeline of Bad Batch theories.  All this and much more!
 
 
Direct download: 003_-_Replacements.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:59pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris look back on Star Wars Day 2021 and the big news that has followed.  They start by discussing the announcement that Star Wars Celebration is moving up from August 2022 to May 2022.  They share their excitement about returning to Celebration, what they hope to see, as well as the downside of this news for countries with stricter travel restrictions.  Then they talk about Ewan McGregor's recent interview with Jimmy Kimmel about how he spent May 4th and Obi-Wan's new costume.  Plus, thoughts on Biomes, Vehicle Fly Throughs, and The Force Awakens From Its Nap, pictures from the set of Andor, and some more thoughts on The Bad Batch.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_14-05-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:45pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic and Chris are joined by SWU "Senior British Correspondent" Ciaran Duggan to discuss the second episode of The Bad Batch, "Cut and Run".  They discuss the return of Cut Lawquane, and the role he plays in both Hunter and Omega's life.  They also talk about the rise of the Empire, and how this episode ties in with other Star Wars stories we've seen, including The Mandalorian and Solo.  Then they discuss the growing mystery surrounding Omega, as well as her first steps in life beyond Kamino.  Plus, the strengths and weaknesses of this episode, how did/would Order 66 impact Cut, and what is going on with Captain Rex?  All this and much more!

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Direct download: 002_-_Cut_And_Run.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04pm PDT

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

It's the 2020 Star Wars Underworld Podcast Boxing Day Special!  This year, Dominic hosts a look back at some of our favourite moments from the podcast in 2020!  We look back on some of the biggest moments in Star Wars from the past year, as well as some of the more lighthearted moments on the podcast, featuring SWU hosts, contributors, friends of the show, and even a couple of Star Wars celebrities!  This includes The Clone Wars season seven, The Mandalorian season two, The High Republic and Bad Batch announcements, the future of Star Wars, and so much more.  

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Direct download: SWU_Boxing_Day_2020.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:27pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by returning champion Selene Jade (Twitter) and SWU senior British correspondent Ciaran Duggan (Twitter) to discuss the season two finale of The Mandalorian, "The Rescue".  They talk about the debut of Luke Skywalker on the series, how well the de-aging effect worked, his "hallway scene", and how he impacted the story.  They also talk about Grogu's decision to go with Luke, and what the final scene between Din and Grogu meant.  In addition, they also talk about the new tension between Bo-Katan and Din Djarin over the darksaber.  Plus, Moff Gideon's role in the story, the Empire's presence in the galaxy at this moment in time, and the announcement of The Book of Boba Fett.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: 016_The_Rescue.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04am PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris continue to make sense of last week's avalanche of exciting Star Wars news!  But first, they pay tribute to life of Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi).  Then they talk about the upcoming Star Wars: Rogue Squadron movie and speculate about where in the timeline the movie might be set.  Then they talk about what was in the hidden Obi-Wan Kenobi footage, and talk about what a Vader vs Kenobi duel might look like in between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.  And they talk about the latest news around the expanding Mandalorian TV 'verse.  Plus, might we see two Star Wars Celebrations in less than a year, Temuera Morrison talks returning to Star Wars, and Fennec Shan's past in The Bad Batch.  All this and much more in the final weekly SWU Podcast of 2020!

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Direct download: SWU_17-12-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:42pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by friend of the show Trey Atwood to discuss Chapter Fifteen of The Mandalorian, "The Believer."  They discuss who the title is actually referring to and how this episode depicts the different sides of The Empire.  They also talk about Din Djarin's choice in the episode, and how it relates to the arc of the returning Migs Mayfeld.  Then they speculate about what Din's choice to remove his helmet will mean for him going forward, and how it might impact his relationships with Bo-Katan and The Armorer.  Plus, a Star Wars Resistance connection, what characters we hope to see more from (and which one we don't), and the return of seismic charges.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: 015_The_Believer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:35pm PDT

THE FUTURE OF STAR WARS IS HERE!  Dominic, Ben, and Chris react and break down the slew of announcement about the future of Star Wars from the Disney Investor Day live stream!  They discuss the news of the new series: Rangers of the New Republic, Ahsoka, Acolyte, Visions, A Droid's Story, and Lando; the updates about Star Wars: Andor, The Bad Batch, and Obi-Wan Kenobi; and the news that Star Wars will be returning to theaters in 2023 with Rogue Squadrons, directed by Patty Jenkins.  They talk about Hayden Christensen's return to Star Wars, how it's odd that there's no actor mentioned in the Lando announcement, and how will The Mandalorian tie-in with Ahsoka and Rangers of the New Republic.  Plus, Leslye Headland and the High Republic, The Bad Batch feels like The Clone Wars season eight, and a whole lot of excitement over the future of the galaxy far, far, away... All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_11-12-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by friends of the show Din of the band F-105 (link) and Steven Shinder of the Delayed Replay Podcast (link) to talk about Chapter Fourteen of The Mandalorian, "The Tragedy".  They break down Boba Fett's return and builds off of what's been established previously and how the depiction differs from previous interpretations.  They also talk about the seeing stone and the ancient temple, and how it relates to similar ancient structures on Earth.  They also talk about Din Djarin and Grogu's connection and what they need from each other.  Plus, Moff Gideon's glee at Grogu causing chaos, is the show setting up a magnificent seven or dirty dozen for the finale, and the Mandalorian history of Jango Fett.  All this and much on this episode of Sounds of Slave I!

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Direct download: 014_The_Tragedy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:45pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris recap the latest breaking Star Wars news!  They pay tribute to the life and career of the late David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original trilogy.  Then they discuss the leaked episode of the never-released animated series Star Wars: Detours, as well as why these episodes have never been released officially and if it ever will be.  After that they break down the new interview Dave Filoni and Rosario Dawson did with Vanity Fair about The Mandalorian.  Plus, is the Kenobi series shooting in Boston, what does Jon Favreau think of the price of Macarons, and just who is James Yoda?  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_04-12-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:52pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic and Chris are joined by Clare Stribling of The Imperial Senate Podcast (website) to talk about Chapter Thirteen of The Mandalorian, "The Jedi."  They break down the live action debut of Ahsoka Tano, including her characterization, thoughts on the portrayal of the character, and her role in the story of Din Djarin and Grogu.  Then they discuss the reveals about Baby Yoda, aka Grogu, including his Jedi past and how he escaped Order 66.  They also delve into the reveal that Ahsoka is hunting Grand Admiral Thrawn.  Plus, how this episode changes and sets up the future of Star Wars and the series, Ludwig Göransson's incredible score, and what other characters iconic characters might we see in the future.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: 013_The_Jedi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris break down the latest rumors about future Star Wars series coming to Disney+.  They start on the rumored Boba Fett mini-series, then touch on the Kenobi series, and then move on to the upcoming Bad Batch animated series.  After that, they discuss some reason updates on The Mandalorian and respond to listener emails.  Plus, how could a Boba Fett series and The Mandalorian cross-over, The Rise of Skywalker comics adaptation may be cancelled, and what can of villain should the heroes of the sequel era face next.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_26-11-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:35pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by SWU senior British correspondent Ciaran Duggan (Twitter), Kareem of Order 416 (Instagram), and Culture Slate's Lauren Scott (Instagram) to discuss Chapter Twelve of The Mandalorian, "The Siege".  They discuss what this episode reveals about Moff Gideon's ultimate plans, including his army of Dark Troopers and what exactly is in those tanks in the lab.  They also talk about the return of Greef Carga and Cara Dune to the series, and what's been going on on Navarro since we were last there.  And, they speculate about what's to come next week.  Plus, Din Djarin's questionable parenting skills, Imperial design flaws, and are there any Greg's in the Star Wars universe?  All this and much more!

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Direct download: 012_The_Siege.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris review The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special.  They talk about how the special balances jokes, Holiday spirit, and a really great Star Wars story, as well as how it might set the table for post-sequel trilogy storytelling with these characters.  They also talk about Bo-Katan's live action debut on The Mandalorian, including what Katee Sackhoff had to say about it.  Plus, Sasha Banks talks about her Star Wars debut, Daisy Ridley defends Baby Yoda, and how will extra-terrestrial archeologists react when they find Baby Yoda aboard the International Space Station.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_20-11-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic and Chris are joined by Eric Strothers of The Bad Motivators (Twitter) and The Sith List (Website) Podcasts to discuss Chapter Eleven of The Mandalorian, "The Heiress".  They talk about the live action debut of Bo-Katan, played by Katee Sackhoff, and her interactions with Din Djarin.  They also discuss the reveal that Din is part of "The Children of the Watch", and how his meeting with Bo might alter his path.  Then they get into what's going on with Moff Gideon and the Imperial Remnant, and what their ultimate goal might be.  Plus, Mando and Baby Yoda set sail with some Quarren, Frog Lady is reunited with Frog Gentleman, and a name we never thought we'd hear in live action Star Wars: Ahsoka Tano.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: 011_The_Heiress.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the latest updates in the world of Star Wars production.  They start with The Mandalorian, and try to figure out what is going on with filming rumors about season three and a potential spin-off show.  Then they talk about a new interview with Leslye Headland, where she talks about her past with Star Wars and a little about what went into her pitch for her upcoming Disney+ series.  They also talk about the recent revelation of more details about what George Lucas was planning for his sequel trilogy.  Plus, Darth Vader on the big screen, Carl Weathers reveals what episode of Mando he directed, and new details about the Solo deluxe edition soundtrack.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_12-11-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben (eventually), and Chris are joined by YouTuber and SWU "Senior Tie-In Materials Correspondent" Chris "Starrapter" Abbott (YouTube), and friend of the show Din of the band F-105 (website) to break down Chapter Ten of The Mandalorian, "The Passenger."  They delve into how this episode leans into Star Wars' weird side, and the concept of "table setter episodes" vs "filler episodes."  They also talk about the role of the New Republic in this episode and their evolving relationship with Din Djarin.  And they look at the new "Frog Lady" character and the importance of maternal stories in Star Wars.  Plus, the return of Zero, Baby Yoda's weird eating habits, and some love for Peli Motto.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: 010_The_Passenger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by returning champion Selene Jade (Twitter) to break down this week's Star Wars news, including the new trailer for the upcoming LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special and other LEGO Star Wars holiday shorts.  Then, Dominic chats with Patrick Schneider and Chris Reiff of the Hasbro Star Wars team about some of their recent reveals and the state of the line.  Then, the gang speculates about what's to come in season two of The Mandalorian and answer some listener emails.  Plus, Darth Sidious' plan for Anakin, Jyn Erso's fate, and a Star Wars languages lesson.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_05-11-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47pm PDT

Radio Razorcrest returns for season two of The Mandalorian!  Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by returning champion Selene Jade (Twitter) and SWU senior British correspondent Ciaran Duggan (Twitter) to kick off the new season by discussing Chapter Nine: The Marshal.  They break down the return of Boba Fett, and how that may be setting the table for the next chapter in Din Djarrin's story, as well as what they hope to see from Boba.  They also talk about the debut of Timothy Olyphant as Cobb Vanth, and how his character impacts Din and what his backstory tells us about the state of the galaxy.  Plus IG-11's impact of Din Djarin, how The Mandalorian continues to re-contextualize the Tusken Raiders, and the on-screen debut of the Krayt Dragon.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: 009_The_Marshal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by Nikk Sereno of the band Outatime (check out their music!) as they watch and comment on Return of the Jedi.  They share some early memories of the film and talk about the impact this film had on the saga as a whole.  They also take a couple of glimpses at "the road not taken" for Star Wars and the potential alternate storylines of the original trilogy that could have been if things had gone a little differently.  Plus, the importance of Ewoks, Palpatine's hold on Darth Vader, Jabba the Hutt, and what if various Star Wars characters had been voiced by Hagrid.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_ROTJ_Commentary.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:55pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris "break down" the "Special Look" at season two of The Mandalorian that aired during Monday Night Football.  They talk about the hype surrounding the release of the new spot, the (few) tidbits revealed, and the differences between marketing films and TV shows.  They also talk about an new update from Ewan McGregor about the Kenobi series.  And they talk about the new details about George Lucas' sequel trilogy that were revealed in the new book Star Wars Fascinating Facts.  Plus, listener feedback, the expanded Solo soundtrack, John Boyega comments on Trevorrow's Episode IX concept art, and more references to Emily in Paris than you're probably expecting.  All this and much more! 

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Direct download: SWU_Podcast_23-10-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:32pm PDT

Dominic and Ciaran conclude their look back at season seven of The Clone Wars with PART THREE of their "Siege of Mandalore" discussion.  They discuss the way the Order 66 was depicted over the course of these final episodes.  They discuss Ahsoka and Rex reflecting on the war, and how their conversation on the bridge just before "the moment" encapsulates their entire arcs.  They also talk about the "I am one with the Force, the Force is with me moment".  Plus, Ahsoka's feelings pre-Order 66, the Fives cover-up, Darth Vader, and Anakin's password.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: TCW_Siege_of_Mandalore_PT_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:01pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by SWU "Senior Tie-In Materials Correspondent" Chris "Starrapter" Abbott (link to his YouTube) to discuss the week's Star Wars news!  They start by talking about the new promos for season two of The Mandalorian, as well as updates about production on season three and the possibilities of a Mandalorian movie at some point.  Then they continue the discussion about Star Wars: Squadrons, with Starrapter giving his full review of the game (including the VR experience).  Plus, updates on the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special, Kenobi and Cassian filming updates, and a rumored Mandalorian spin-off series.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_16-10-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:42pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris recap the week that was in Star Wars!  They begin with Chris' initial review of Star Wars: Squadrons, sharing his thoughts on the gameplay and the story.  Then the trio look at the latest teases for season two of The Mandalorian, talking about how the appearances by familiar characters could/should be handled, as well as what those characters could teach Din Djarin.  They also talk about the recently revealed story topics for From A Certain Point Of View: The Empire Strikes Back.  Plus, the writers for season two of The Mandalorian revealed, the new Hot Toys Darth Maul, and the crawl for The High Republic.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_09-10-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris get caught up on the latest Star Wars news.  They start by reviewing the reveals made during Hasbro's PulseCon.  They talk about the new Haslab Razorcrest vehicle, the latest Black Series figures, and the surprising new holiday-themed trooper figures.  They also talk about the rumors that Lucasfilm is considering bringing Darth Bane into some new projects.  Then they read some listener emails about a plethora of topics.  Plus, The Mandalorian previews, the D23 Expo dates have been revealed, and the Ahsoka image that has people wondering about The Mandalorian.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_02-10-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:24pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris catch you up on all the latest Star Wars news from all around the galaxy.  First, they check in with The Mandalorian and discuss the new merchandising reveals as well as Giancarlo Esposito's comments that seasons three and four are in the works.  Then they discuss the latest shake-up with the crew of the Cassian Andor series and what this means for the show.  They also read some listener emails about The Bad Batch, Kenobi, and The Mandalorian.  Plus, Ezra Bridger twitter shenanigans, the latest from Alden Ehrenreich on Solo, and more wacky Star Wars dreams.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_25-09-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51pm PDT

 

THE MANDALORIAN SEASON TWO TRAILER BREAKDOWN!  On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris dissect and discuss the first trailer for the second season of The Mandalorian.  They talk about how this trailer sets the tone for the upcoming season, while reminding everyone where we've been in season one.  They also delve into the clues about Din Djarin's quest to reunite Baby Yoda with the Jedi.  Plus, the New Republic's role in season two, is Boba Fett's jet pack in the trailer, and just who is Sasha Banks playing?  They also chat about the new Star Wars: Squadrons short, "Hunted".  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_17-09-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:55pm PDT

Dominic and Ciaran continue their look back at season seven of The Clone Wars with PART TWO of their "Siege of Mandalore" discussion.  They look at some of the key relationships Ahsoka has in this arc, starting with Bo-Katan.  They break down the unexpected partnership between the Jedi outcast and the Mandalorian outcast. Then they delve into Ahsoka and Maul's confrontation in the throne room, Maul's offer to Ahsoka, and her reasons for ultimately rejecting him.  And to close out the show they do a deep dive on Ahsoka's final conversation with the Jedi council.  Plus, how Obi-Wan and Padme's reactions to Anakin's fall compare to Ahsoka's, what does the future hold for Mandalore, and in defense of Mace Windu?  All this and much more!

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Direct download: TCW_Siege_of_Mandalore_PT_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:23pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris break down all the reveals about The Mandalorian Season Two from Entertainment Weekly.  They analyze all the new photos and discuss the quotes from Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Pedro Pascal, Giancarlo Esposito, and Carl Weathers about what's to come this October.  Then they look at Daisy Ridley's recent revelations about the production of the sequel trilogy and Rey's lineage, as well as speculating about some potential roads not taken for the story.  Plus, Ewan McGregor confirms the Kenobi series is just one season, Lego reveals an incredible new Mos Eisley Cantina set, and the return of the Star Destoryer.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_11-09-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss John Boyega's recent interview with British GQ, where he reflects very candidly about his experiences on Star Wars.  Then they discuss the news of the release date of season two of The Mandalorian. They also react to the news that a younger Yoda in the High Republic stories.  Plus, the rumored evolution of the Obi-Wan Disney+ series, collecting updates, Star Wars birthday party guests, and the history of the clone wars.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_03-09-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by SWU "Senior Tie-In Materials Correspondent" Chris "Starrapter" Abbott (check out his YouTube channel) to discuss all the Star Wars new at Gamescon 2020.  They break down the new Star Wars: Squadrons preview, and talk about how it ties-in with other Star Wars material set in that era.  They also share their thoughts on the Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga trailer and the new The Sims "Journey to Batuu" expansion.  Then they talk to the organizers of this weekend's ForceFest virtual convention Richard and Sara Woloski from Skywalking Through Neverland, and Tyler Bucks from Chatter Squadron.  Plus, reaction to Kathleen Kennedy's latest comments about the future of Star Wars, the mystery of 2019 The Clone Wars Celebration trailer, and Ben tells an amazing story about the SWU live show at Clebration Chicago.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_28-08-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic and Ciaran continue their look back at season seven of The Clone Wars with PART ONE of their "Siege of Mandalore" discussion.  They discuss the reaction to the arc, as well as the ways the arc calls back to the 2008 The Clone Wars movie.  Then they delve into Ahsoka's tense reunion with Obi-Wan and Anakin, and how Ahsoka and Rex's journey's impact their stories in this arc.  Plus the similarities between Duchess Satine and her sister Bo-Katan, Maul's visions of Sidious, and an epic tangent about Anakin's visions in Revenge of the Sith and Sidious' potential role.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: TCWSB_Siege_of_Mandalore_PT_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:34pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the news that a new Star Wars Holiday Special (in LEGO form) is coming to Disney+ this fall.  They also look at some updates about what's going on with The Mandalorian season two, including some speculation about Moff Gideon's role in the upcoming story, and production on the Cassian Andor show.  They also delve into some more listener emails.  Plus, a few publishing updates, a discussion of the current state of streaming services and what the future holds for them, and more discussion on the legacy of the sequel trilogy.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_14-08-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48pm PDT

Dominic and Ciaran continue their look back at season seven of The Clone Wars by discussing the Bad Batch arc.  They delve into how this arc brings Rex's arc (almost) to its conclusion through his connection with Echo and Anakin's influence on him.  They also talk about the Bad Batch as characters, and their reactions to the news that Star Wars: The Bad Batch is coming to Disney+ in 2021.  Plus, did Palpatine overlook Ahsoka in his plans for Anakin, the connections between this arc and the Martez Sisters arc, and the role of the separatists in the Clone Wars and what they tell about the Empire and the First Order.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: TCWSB_Bad_Batch.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:15pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the rumors of when we'll see the first trailer for season two of The Mandalorian and speculate about what we might see and if any of the rumored characters might make their first appearance.  Then they discuss Ron Howard's recent comments about a potential Solo: A Star Wars Story sequel.  They also look at the potential impact of Disney's choice to release Mulan on Disney+ on the future of theatrical film releases.  Plus, favourite Star Wars parodies, dark and light side personas and their consequences, Satine in the Obi-Wan series, and Dominic grapples with the results of the hockey game live on the show.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_06-08-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the recent Emmy nominations for The Mandalorian and Star Wars Resistance!  They also break down the latest rumors about upcoming Disney+ Star Wars series', including what other Solo characters might be getting their own shows, as well as the potential appearance by Grand Moff Tarkin in the Cassian Andor TV show.  They then close down the show with a massive discussion about the legacy of the sequel trilogy and its current place in Star Wars, and how that compares to the other trilogies.  Plus, an update of the Tales From The Galaxy's Edge VR Experience, the future of Ahsoka stories, and the tone of future Star Wars stories.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_31-07-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the news that the release dates for the next three Star Wars movies have been moved back by a year each.  They also talk about the rumors that Donald Glover will be returning as Lando Calrissian for a Disney+ series, and speculate about what other Solo: A Star Wars Story characters could show up.  They also talk about Colin Trevorrow's reveal of a ship designed for his version of Episode IX.  Plus, what do the next few years look like in terms of Star Wars film and series releases, the Jedi of the High Republic, and pitches for a Star Wars horror movie.  All this and much more!

Direct download: SWU_24-07-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47pm PDT

It's a jam packed episode of The SWU Podcast this week!  First, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by Corey Van Dyke and Noah Outlaw from Kessel Run Transmissions to break down the announcement of the new animated series Star Wars: The Bad Batch.  They share their thoughts on the series, and the choice of these characters to focus, and where this story can go.  Corey and Noah also talk about how they first heard about the series, when they first reported on it a few weeks ago.  They also talk about the rumor that Hayden Christensen is back for the Kenobi series.  Then, Graham Hancock from BrickFanatics.Com and Blocks Magazine stops by for a deep dive into the current goings on in Lego Star Wars.  Plus, Hasbro finally reveals their Clone Wars Black Series figures, a shake-up in the Disney+ release schedule, and some random celebrity encounters and Star Wars dreams.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_17-07-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:02pm PDT

This week on The Clone Wars Strikes Back, Dominic and Ciaran begin their look back season seven of The Clone Wars by discussing the Martez Sisters arc.  They get into some of the galactic issues presented in this arc, including how the Jedi are perceived by the people of the galaxy.  They also discuss how this arc depicts the ways Palpatine was able to rise to power by playing on the already existing problems in the galaxy.  Plus, they get into some of the issues in the fourth episode, Ahsoka's mindset going into this episode, and a further defense of the ship name The Silver Angel.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: TCWSB_Martez_Sisters.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:34pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris continue the SWU Podcast film commentary series by watching and discussing Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.  They break down the conclusion to the prequel trilogy, focusing on how it depicts Anakin's ultimate fall to the dark side and the role that Palpatine, Obi-Wan, and the Jedi Order play in that.  They also recall their experience seeing the film in 3D at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015.  Plus, several Hamilton references, George Lucas' affinity for visual storytelling, Rian Johnson's interpretation of the prequel trilogy, Padme's empathy, and the rise of the Empire.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_ROTS_Commentary.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris get caught up on the latest Star Wars news!  They start with a bounty of publishing news, including a slew of The Mandalorian books, the Doctor Aphra audiobook cast, The Clone Wars short stories, and what really happened to the The Making Of The Force Awakens book.  They also discuss recent comments from Deborah Chow about making The Mandalorian and the Obi-Wan Kenobi show.  Plus, what makes something "feel like Star Wars", is there an heir apparent to Star Wars, and the greatest piece of audio ever produced for this show.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_03-07-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:53pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic and Ciaran are joined by Din of the band F-105, Kareem Dharsee from Order 416, and Matt Neugebauer of the For Christ's Sake, Anakin! podcast to discuss the 2003 micro series Star Wars: Clone Wars. They look back on the series and how it compares to the 2008 series, as well as how it connects to the larger themes of the saga. They also break down the series' depictions of Anakin, Obi-Wan, Padme, Asajj Ventress, and Grievous. All this and much more!

Direct download: TCWSB_Microseries.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:19pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the future of the Star Wars franchise.  They begin by discussing the rumor that Rian Johnson's trilogy will begin following Taika Waititi's Star Wars movie.  They analyze what this says about what Lucasfilm is thinking after the sequel trilogy, and what Star Wars needs to do in this current movie climate.  Then they discuss Oscar Isaac's recent comments about potentially returning to Star Wars.  And to close out the show they break down the final episodes of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian.  Plus, Lucasfilm being reactionary, what film in the sequel trilogy is most likely to inspire new filmmakers, and The Mandalorian and fan service.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_25-06-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by SWU Senior Tie-In Materials Correspondent Chris "Starrapter" Abbott to discuss the newly revealed Star Wars Squadrons video game.  They discuss the potential of a new flight simulator game, as well as the few story details revealed.  Then they talk about the news that Star Wars Celebration Anaheim has been postponed to 2022.  They also discuss a new rumor that "The Bad Batch" are getting their own animated series.  Plus, new Lego Star Wars sets revealed, the amount of storytelling in the first year after Return of the Jedi, and when to expect the next Star Wars movie.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_19-06-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47pm PDT

This week on The SWU Podcast, we have a different sort of episode.  Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss what's been going on in the world in the past two weeks with the #BlackLivesMatter protests and what we all can do to help.  They also highlight the words of John Boyega and Naomi Ackie about their life experiences.  Then they discuss the first two episodes of Jedi Temple Challenge, what they liked about the show and what they would like to see from it in the future.  Plus, From A Certain Point Of View: The Empire Strikes Back announced, and an idea for the next Celebration.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_12-06-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:48pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic and Ben break down the latest Star Wars news!  They discuss the first trailer for the new Jedi Temple Challenge show, and their excitement for the series.  They also talk about the possibility of Enfys Nest making an appearance in the Cassian show.  They also delve into new announcements about the future of The High Republic and Star Wars VR from ILMxLABs.  Plus, what could a "Clone Wars" series for the sequel era look like, Ronald D. Moor talks more about his experience working on George Lucas' live action series, and an update/vent session on the current state of Star Wars action figures.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_29-05-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:32pm PDT