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On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic continue the discussion about what's going on with the young Han Solo movie.  They discuss what led to the change, how Ron Howard feels about taking over, and Disney CEO Bob Iger's comments.  This leads to a discussion about how Lucasfilm should handle the crossover between the different stories in the future.  They also discuss the news about Forces of Destiny being released starting July 3rd.  Plus, the Rebels season three blu-ray actually has bonus features, a brief The Last Jedi update, and more tidbits about the upcoming Visceral Star Wars game.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_30-06-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:43pm PST

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic do their best to make sense of all the craziness surrounding the Han Solo film.  They share their thoughts on Ron Howard coming in to take over as director, how they feel about Lord and Miller exiting the project, and what this means about how things are being run at Lucasfilm.  They also delve into some updates on The Last Jedi and Episode IX, plus the first rumors about Visceral's upcoming Star Wars game.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_23-06-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm PST

PHIL LORD AND CHRIS MILLER LEAVE THE HAN SOLO FILM!  It's a very special episode of Kanjikast.  Dominic, Chris, Ben, and SWU Patrons discuss the news that directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have been removed from the Young Han Solo film.  Nikk Serrano, Joey Mays, Andy Seiner, Gary Myer, Eric Strothers, and Matt Taylor join Dominic, Chris, and Ben in their shock over the news, as they try to figure out what comes next.  The guys also share their favourite and least favourite Star Wars movie.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: Kanjikast_12-1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22pm PST

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic are joined by Tye Nelson and Haley Nebeker to talk about their new fan film The Distant Echo: A Star Wars Fan Film.  They discuss having canon characters interact with Legends characters, the process for embodying these iconic characters, and the inspiration for the new film.  Also, Chris shares his experience playing Star Wars Battlefront II at EA Play last weekend, and the guys share their thoughts on the news out of the presentation.  They also discuss the fact that Colin Trevorrow's new film has gotten horrendous reviews and how that may impact Episode IX.  Plus, Mark Hamill clarifies his comments on Rian Johnson and Luke in The Last Jedi, some dissenting opinions on Rogue One, and Uncle Owen: A Star Wars Story?  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_16-06-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:17pm PST

In a special episode of the Star Wars Underworld podcast, Ciaran Duggan delves into the reasons why Star Wars fans should attend  and have attended the Star Wars-themed convention known as Star Wars Celebration.  This episode focused on the experiences of April’s Star Wars Celebration Orlando to unearth answers to his questions.  Ciaran is joined by regular SWU Podcast host Dominic Jones, along with Steele Saunders of the Steele Wars podcast, Rebel Grrrl podcast co-host Tracy Gardner, Chris Lynn of the Irish 501st Garrison, and YouTuber Daniel Georgiev (also known as Dan Grievous).

Featuring live audio from the main event panels - 40 Years of Star Wars and The Last Jedi – and including voices from George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy and Rian Johnson, this is an episode that every Star Wars fan should listen to!

Links:
Dominic Jones: Star Wars Underworld Podcast
Steele Saunders: Steele Wars: Star Wars Podcast
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Daniel Georgiev: Dan Grievous YouTube Channel
Chris Lynn: Rebel Legion Ireland

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Direct download: SW_Celebration_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm PST

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic discuss the most recent developments with Star Wars projects.  Dominic also chats with Jamie Stangroom from These Are the Actors You're Looking For and The Star Wars Show about his new documentary project The Empire Strikes Door where he attempts to track down the actor who played the stormtrooper who hit his head in A New Hope.  The guys also discuss the latest news about The Last Jedi, Star Wars Rebels, and Star Wars Battlefront II. Plus, discussion about how Episode IX will handle Leia, Hanthology updates, and Star Wars Land at D23 Expo.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_07-08-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:10pm PST

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by SWU Patrons Rusty Zion, Nikk Serrano, Joey Mays, Gary Myer, Andy Seiner, Matt Taylor, and Eric Strothers to discuss a wide range of Star Wars topics.  They focus on the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, what they liked and how it impacts their expectations for the film.  There's also some Rogue One talk, favourite Star Wars collectibles, and Star Wars Battlefront thoughts.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: Kanjikast_May_17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:22pm PST

On this episode, Corey Dee Williams, son of Billy Dee, stops by to chat with Dominic about his new Cloud City Funk music video, his experience on the set of Return of the Jedi, and his thoughts on Donald Glover as Lando.  Plus, Chris, Ben, and Dominic discuss the most recent Lego leaks and what they tell us about The Last Jedi.  Also, Oscar Isaac talks about being slapped by Carrie Fisher, new Han Solo set pics, and the latest on Star Wars Battlefront II.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_Podcast_02-06-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:59pm PST

Warning: This episode contains mature language and content!  Listener discretion is advised.

Join members of The SWU Podcast, Now This Is Podcasting, Rebel Grrrl, Rogue Won: A Star Wars Podcast for Winners, The Bad Motivators, Geek Radio, and Radio Free Mandalore for Part Two of the infamous Megapod II from Star Wars Celebration Orlando!  The hosts talk about their experiences at Celebration in this hilarious and profane episode!  On this episode of Megapod II you'll hear Dominic Jones, Chris Seekell, Ciaran Duggan, Steele Saunders, Jason Ward, Randy LoGudice, Amanda Ward, Patrick Bonfrisco, Eric Strothers, Jared Jones, Clare Stribling, and Johnny Grasso as "Ben Heart with no E."  All this and much more!

 

Part 1:
Now, This Is Podcasting! (Twitter: @MSWNTIP) (iTunes)

Part 2:
The Star Wars Underworld (Twitter: @TheSWU) (iTunes)

Part 3:
Rebel Grrrl (Twitter: @MSWRebelGrrrl) (iTunes)

Part 4:
KPFK Geek Radio (Twitter: @KPFKgeekradio) (iTunes)

Part 5:
The Bad Motivators (Twitter: @bad_motivators) (iTunes)

Part 6:
Radio Free Mandalore (Twitter: @RFMandalore) (iTunes)

Part 7:
Rogue Won (Twitter: @roguewonpod) (iTunes)

 

Direct download: Megapod_II_Pt_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:01pm PST

On this episode Chris, Ben, and Dominic celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars by sharing their favourite moment from all eight films so far.  They also analyze the recently released photos of the cast of The Last Jedi from Annie Leibovitz and Vanity Fair.  They discuss the lack of legacy aliens in the shots, the reveal of Laura Dern's Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo and Benicio Del Toro's DJ, and if we'll see Phasma without her helmet in the film.  They also look at the photos from the set of the Han Solo film.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_26-05-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:38pm PST

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic get caught up on some of the news they missed during Star Wars Celebration.  They look some comments by Kathleen Kennedy about the future of the saga and speculate on what might come after the sequel trilogy.  They also discuss recent publishing announcements and debate what makes a good Star Wars comic book story.  Plus, Han Solo updates, Star Wars Rebels rumors, what "shocking truth" could be revealed in The Last Jedi, and the disturbing trend of naming kids "Kylo".  All this and much more!

Direct download: SWU_19-05-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:03pm PST

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic look back at days three and four of Star Wars Celebration Orlando.  They start by focusing on the Star Wars Rebels panel, breaking down what we learned about the upcoming fourth (and final) season of the series, as well as their feelings about the impending end of the series.  They also tell stories from the 501st Bash, exploring the convention floor, life at the SWU booth, Dominic's awkward encounter with author Chuck Wendig, and the unofficial Star Wars podcasters after party.  Plus, they discuss recent comments by Rian Johnson regarding droids in The Last Jedi.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_12-05-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34pm PST

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic celebrate May the 4th by discussing Day Two of Star Wars Celebration Orlando.  They focus on the panel for The Last Jedi, discussing what we learned about Rey, Finn, Rose, and The First Order.  They also debate whether or not Luke Skywalker should wield a lightsaber in the sequel trilogy.  Then, they shift focus to the Heroines of Star Wars panel and discuss the new animated series Forces of Destiny.  They also share their experiences at Disney's Galactic Nights, meeting Rian Johnson, and Mark Hamill's tribute to Carrie Fisher.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_05-05-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:26pm PST

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic look back on the first day of Star Wars Celebration Orlando.  They share their thoughts on the 40th anniversary panel, Dominic gives a recap of Dave Filoni and Pablo Hidalgo's "Animated Origins and Unexpected Fates" panel, and the guys talk about the experience of lining up for the big panels and how some of the problems can be avoided in future years.  Plus, Dominic chats with Starlight Children's Foundation CEO Chris Helfrich about some of the new Force for Change initiatives Starlight is launching, Episode IX has a release date, and another look and Rey and Kylo's The Last Jedi outfits.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_28-04-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

On this episode Dominic, Ben, and Ciaran combat the post-Celebration blues by looking back on some fond memories from the show and analyzing the three major trailers released last weekend.  They go through the The Last Jedi trailer shot by shot as they try to piece together what's going on in Rian Johnson's upcoming film.  Then they share their thoughts on season four being the final season of Star Wars Rebels, highlight some key moments from the trailer, and Dominic makes an observation that blows Ben's mind.  They also talk about the new Battlefront II trailer and how exciting it is to be hyped about Star Wars gaming again!  Then the guys throw it back to before Celebration for an unreleased episode recorded in the line for the 40th Anniversary panel last Wednesday night.  There, Chris, Ben, Dominic, and Ciaran are joined by the likes of Steele Saunders, Patrick Bonfrisco, Jared Jones, and some SWU listeners to break down the announcement of the Forces of Destiny animated series.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_20-04-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50pm PST

Chris and Dominic give their immediate spoiler free reactions to the premiere of Star Wars Rebels Season 4, followed by the audio from the press conference featuring Dave Filoni and the cast.

Direct download: Star_Wars_Rebels_Season_4_Press_Conference_-_SWCO.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:24pm PST

On this episode, recorded live from the Star Wars underworld booth at Star Wars Celebration Orlando, Dominic, Chris, Ben, and Ciaran breakdown the exciting first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  They talk about what was seen and heard in the trailer as well as what else they learned at the The Last Jedi panel. Also stopping by are Steele Saunders, Tyler Westhause, Eric Strothers, Rusty Zion, and many more of our live listeners and friends.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_LIVE_From_SWCO.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15pm PST

On this episode Chris, Ben, and Dominic are joined by Michael Kramer, composer for LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures.  Michael chats about writing music for a Star Wars series, the influence of John Williams on his career, and drops a few hints about what's to come in Season Two.  The guys then present a comprehensive breakdown of what to expect at Star Wars Celebration, suggesting some interesting panels and offering some tips and tricks to get the most of your Celebration experience.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_07-04-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53pm PST

On this episodes of Kanjikast, the SWU's monthly Patreon supported bonus show, Dominic, Chris, and Ben are joined by SWU Patrons Rusty Zion, Joey Mays, Gary Myer, Eric Strothers, Matt Taylor, and Jacob Campbell to discuss a variety of Star Wars topics.  They review the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story blu-ray, discuss their favourite planets, ships, and scenes, talk a little Star Wars Rebels, and preview some of the big events coming up at Star Wars Celebration next week.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: Kanjkast_March_17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10pm PST

On this episode Dominic and Chris are joined by Sal Perales of the Rogue Rebels and Now This Is Podcasting to discuss the Star Wars Rebels Season Three finale "Zero Hour".  They discuss who is responsible for the Empire failing to capture the rebel leadership, the Bendu's reveal and what does he actually want, the return of Sabine, and Kallus' confrontation with Thrawn.  They also look ahead to Season Four and speculate about what's next for these characters as well as what the ultimate fate of the characters might be.  Plus, Sal has a suggestion for the best place to watch Rebels episodes.

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Direct download: Zero_Hour.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:35pm PST

On this episode, it's Rogue One vs. The Force Awakens!  Chris, Ben, and Dominic look at the two most recent Star Wars films, look at their strengths and weaknesses, and debate which one was better.  They look at the main characters, the supporting cast, the villains, the action, the droids, and more!  Plus, Bob Iger comments on whether Carrie Fisher's death will impact The Last Jedi, another look at Rey's costume, Celebration updates, and the latest casting rumors.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_31-03-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:25pm PST

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic have a rapid fire discussion about some of the smaller aspects of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, including Leia's role, Bor Gullet, and what order to watch the film now.  They also delve into all the news about alternate versions of Rogue One scenes and characters.  Plus, Bob Iger drops some interesting tidbits about the Han Solo film, Woody Harrelson reveals his character's name, and a whole lot of Star Wars Celebration updates.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_24-03-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01pm PST

On this episode Dominic, Chris, Ben, and Ciaran are joined by Tyler Westhause of The Star Wars Podcast Alliance to discuss the Star Wars Rebels episode "Twin Suns".  They discuss the fate of Maul, the role of Maul in Obi-Wan's life, and what Maul's final words mean.  Plus, Ezra and Chopper's walk through the desert, a discussion about TV spoilers, and Luke Skywalker's brief appearance on Rebels.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: Twin_Suns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:54pm PST

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic continue the Rogue One discussion by discussing the characters of Galen Erso and Director Orson Krennic.  They look at their relationship, their interaction with Jyn, and how the novel Catalyst impacted their experience.  They also discuss the recent comments by Frank Oz about Yoda in The Last Jedi.  Plus, Gareth Edwards discusses Rogue One deleted scenes, a new Darth Vader comic series is coming, Celebration updates, and Star Wars Land will have AT-ATs.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_17-03-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:25pm PST

On this episode, Dominic, Chris, Ben, and Ciaran are joined by Charlie Ashby of The Imperial Senate Podcast to discuss one of the most divisive episodes of Star Wars Rebels to date, "Double Agent Droid".  They start by discussing how the Empire is slowly turning its people into droids despite not taking droids seriously, then they transition into some of the more questionable aspects of the episode including AP-5 singing, Hera almost killing Chopper, and bathrooms.  All this and much more.

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Direct download: Double_Agent_Droid.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:06pm PST

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic discuss the descriptions of the footage from The Last Jedi screened for Disney Investors, as well as Luke's first (that we've heard of) line of dialogue since 1983.  They also share their thoughts on the characters of Bodhi Rook and Saw Gerrera in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  Plus, Michael K. Williams joins the cast of the Han Solo film, Rebels gets picked up for Season Four, and there will be no Star Wars Celebration in 2018.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_10-03-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38pm PST

On this episode Dominic and Ciaran are joined by Patrick Bonfrisco from KPFK Geek Radio to discuss the Star Wars Rebels episode "Secret Cargo".  They discuss the emergence of the larger Rebel Alliance, the tension between Gold and Phoenix Squadrons, and is there a subtle Empire's End tie-in in this episode?  Plus, they look at Mon Mothma's speech and what it means for someone like her to make this statement.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: Secret_Cargo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:54pm PST

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic are joined by Riley Blanton from The Star Wars Report to discuss favourite Easter Eggs in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, as well as the state of Star Wars and how Star Wars podcasting has evolved.  The guys also delve into the soundtrack of Rogue One and discuss how Star Wars soundtracks should be addressed going forward.  Plus, Celebration updates, Star Wars at the Oscars (past and future), and what is the state of the galaxy in The Last Jedi.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_03-03-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36pm PST

On this episode Dominic and Chris are joined by Max Palas of The Star Wars Post to discuss the episode "Through Imperial Eyes".  They discuss seeing life within the Empire, how Colonel Yularen represents the majority of the Empire, and what this episode might tell us about Thrawn's ultimate strategy.  They also look at the dynamic between Ezra and Kallus, and what price the Rebels might have to pay when Thrawn finally attacks.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: Through_Imperial_Eyes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:42pm PST

On this episode, Chris and Ben are joined by SWU contributor and longtime friend Jake Damon to discuss all the latest news, including a new cast photo from the Hanthology film, new tidbits from The Last Jedi, a fan favorite character coming to Star Wars Rebels, 40th anniversary toy reveals, and a new panel announced for Celebration Orlando. For the weekly Rogue One discussion they give their thoughts on the cinematography and visual effects of the film, and later discuss the soon-to-be-released Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD editions. All that and much more!

Direct download: SWU_-_FEB_24_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:39pm PST

On this episode, Dominic and Ciaran are joined by Alex Damon, the mastermind behind the Star Wars Explained YouTube channel to chat about the Star Wars Rebels episode "Legacy of Mandalore".  They discuss Sabine's family, the culture of Mandalorians, and the potential for a Mandalorian spin off show.  They also delve into Sabine's departure, why she made the decision, its impact on the series going forward, and when we expect to see her back.  Plus, Gar Saxon as the Emperor's Hand, and a whole bunch of Game of Thrones references.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: Legacy_of_Mandalore.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:10pm PST

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic are joined by Patrick Bonfrisco from KPFK Geek Radio to break down the week's Star Wars news, including our first look at Rey, Finn, and Poe's costumes for The Last Jedi!  They break down the looks as well as the new Star Wars toy packaging for The Last Jedi.  Then they continue the Rogue One discussion by talking about Tarkin and Vader's roles in the film.  Plus, Star Wars wins a Grammy, more Hanthology casting rumors, differences between Episode VII and Episode VIII stormtroopers, and an announcement about The SWU at Star Wars Celebration!  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_17-02-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:26pm PST

On this episode, Dominic, Chris, and Ben are joined by SWU Patreon supporters Rusty Zion, Matt Taylor, Gary Myer, Joey Mays, Jacob Campbell, Adrian Preda, and Eric Strothers to discuss a variety of Star Wars topics, including: what we expect from The Last Jedi trailer, the future of Leia, upcoming Rebels episodes, Tarkin vs. Thrawn, and why Anakin needs to appear in the sequel trilogy.  Plus, a tough game of Star Wars would you rather?  All this and much more!

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Direct download: Kanjikast_Feb_17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06pm PST

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic are joined by Tracy Gardner from MakingStarWars.net's Rebel Grrrl Podcast to discuss the Rebel Alliance in Rogue One.  They delve into some of the real world inspirations for the rebellion, the lines drawn by certain alliance leaders, and their hopes for how the Resistance will be portrayed in the Sequel Trilogy.  They discuss geek journalism, spoiler culture, positivity in fandom.  Plus, Star Wars Rebels updates, The Clone Wars might be leaving Netflix, how much is too much for an autograph at Celebration, and Force Friday rumors.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_LIVE_10-02-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:04am PST

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic continue their Rogue One discussion, focusing on the character Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus.  They discuss Chirrut's connection with the Force, he Force's role in Rogue One, and whether Baze was given enough to do in the film.  They also discuss the news that the Han Solo movie has begun filming, the latest about Star Wars Battlefront, and Rogue One audio Easter Eggs.  Plus, Josh Gad tries again to get answers about The Last Jedi from Daisy Ridley, and Mark Hamill discusses fan reaction to the Prequels.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_LIVE_03-02-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:28pm PST

On this episode, Dominic, Chris, and Ben are joined by SWU Patreon supporters Rusty Zion, Eric Strothers, Gary Myer, and Matt Taylor to talk some more about Rogue One!  They go in depth on the Rebel Alliance and what we learned about how it functions in Rogue One.  They also share their thoughts on the title The Last Jedi and what the biggest takeaway from Rogue One is when it comes to the other stand alone film.  The guys also chat with the newest SWU Patron Adrian Preda to talk about growing up with Star Wars in Romania and should Hayden Christensen have played Darth Vader in Rogue One.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: Patreon_Show_Jan_17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:14pm PST

On this episode Chris, Ben, and Dominic discuss the announcement that Star Wars Episode VIII is titled The Last Jedi.  They debate whether or not it's a good title and speculate a little about what it means.  Then, they break down the characters of Cassian Andor and K-2SO from Rogue One.  They look at some of their best moments and how they fit in with the Star Wars mythology.  They also discuss Star Wars humor, droids in the Star Wars galaxy, and explain why Woody Harrelson is probably not playing Garris Shrike in the Han Solo film.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_27-01-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:56pm PST

On this episode, Dominic, Chris, and Ciaran are joined by Tracy Gardner from MakingStarWars.net's Rebel Grrrl Podcast to discuss the Star Wars Rebels episode "Trials of the Darksaber".  They discuss what they learned about the Sabine in this episode, the burden of taking on the Darksaber, and the Darksaber's history.  They also look at Sabine and Hera's relationship, how Kanan has to change his approach to training, what is Bendu thinking in this episode, and what connections might there be between Sabine's Darksaber training and Chirrut Imwe in Rogue One.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: Trials_of_the_Dark_Side.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:37pm PST

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic focus in on Jyn Erso and discuss her portrayal and character arc in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  They look at how she impacted the rebellion, her relationships with other characters, and highlight some of her best moments. They also discuss Lucasfilm's statement that they will not be digitally bringing back Carrie Fisher for future Star Wars films and speculate on what that could mean for Episode IX.  Plus, Celebration updates, a check in with Rogue One at the box office, and Laura Dern (kinda) speaks about Episode VIII.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_LIVE_20-01-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37pm PST

On this episode Dominic, Chris, Ben, and Ciaran discuss the Star Wars Rebels episode "Warhead".  They discuss some of the lapses in logic featured in this episode, why Zeb is the Ezra of this episode, and how Rogue One might have affected some opinions on this episode.  They also delve into Thrawn's machinations and how much does Kallus actually know about the rebels.  Plus, a pitch for a showdown between a top Imperial and a top Rebel.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: Warhead.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04pm PST

It's parents night on The SWU Podcast!  On this episode Chris, Ben, and Dominic sit down with their parents and interview them about what they thought about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  They discuss what their parents impressions of the film might tell us about how the film is viewed outside the Star Wars fandom bubble.  They also discuss the news that Woody Harrelson has been officially cast in the Han Solo.  Plus, the first Episode VIII tidbits of 2017, Rogue One alternate endings, Celebration Orlando updates and predictions, and some very intriguing rumors.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_LIVE_13-01-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:06pm PST

On this episode Dominic, Ben, Ciaran, and Chris are joined by Steele Saunders of the Steele Wars Podcast to discuss the Star Wars Rebels midseason premiere "Ghosts of Geonosis".  They break down the (hopefully) first appearance of Saw Gerrera on the series and the connections between the show and Rogue One.  They also discuss how Rebels handles movie tie-ins and what could be done to improve them.  They also look at Ezra and what his interactions with Saw suggest.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: Ghosts_of_Geonosis.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:19pm PST

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic pay their respects to the late Carrie Fisher.  They share some thoughts on Carries' life and influence.  They also read some thoughts from some of her friends and colleagues.  Then they break down the new midseason trailer for Star Wars Rebels season three, discussing some of the Rogue One connections, the role of the Mandalorians this season, and the impending showdown between Maul and Kenobi.  They also discuss the latest behind the scenes tidbits about Rogue One, including why there was no crawl, the reshoots, and some deleted scenes.  And finally, they discuss the rumor that Woody Harrelson is in talks for the Han Solo movie.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_06-01-16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST

On this episode, Dominic, Chris, and Ciaran are joined by Tyler Westhause from StarWars.com and the Star Wars Podcast Alliance Facebook Group to discuss the Star Wars Rebels midseason finale "Visions and Voices".  But first, they pay their respects to the late Carrie Fisher.  Then, they break down the reasons why Ezra is continually trusting Maul, the similarities between Kanan and Maul, and what Maul truly wants.  They also discuss what Obi-Wan's role on the show could/should be, and discuss what the significance of Sabine taking the darksaber.  All this and much more.

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Direct download: Visions_and_Voices.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:23pm PST

It's The Star Wars Underworld's annual Boxing Day special!  This year, Dominic and Chris celebrate the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and look back on 2016 in Star Wars with 10 guests from the Star Wars community!  Joining them are Richard and Sarah Wolski from Skywalking Through Neverland, Craig Haasis from LiningUp.Net, Johnny Grasso from Rogue Won: A Star Wars Podcast for Winners, Tyler Westhause from StarWars.com and the Star Wars Podcast Alliance Facebook Group, Graham Hancock from Blocks Magazine and Brick Fanatics, Mark Newbold from Jedi News and Radio 1138, Tracy Gardner from MSW's Rebel Grrrl, Frank Rich from Star Wars Autograph News, and Steele Saunders from the Steele Wars podcast!  Sit back, relax, and kick in the new year with The SWU!

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Direct download: Boxing_Day_2016.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:11am PST

SPOILER ALERT! 

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic are joined by SWU Patreon supporters Rusty Zion, Gary Myer, Matt Taylor, Jacob Campbell, Eric Strothers, and Joey Mays for a pair of roundtables discussing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  They discuss which heroes stood out to them, how well the film's opening worked, the return of Darth Vader, the resurrection of Peter Cushing, and which lines made them laugh.  They also discuss the film's chilling moments, the Death Star being an inside job, and how this film changes their opinions of A New Hope.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_23-12-16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48pm PST

SPOILER ALERT! 

Rogue One Reactions! The first Star Wars stand alone film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has hit theaters and Chris, Ben, Dominic, and Zac share their immediate reaction to the film (including some in the theater thoughts).  They talk about favorite moments, favorite characters, Darth Vader, and the lack of crawl.  Plus how this affects the order to watch the films, how do certain characters look, and the ending.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_Rogue_One_Reaction.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:34am PST

It's a special pre-Rogue One episode of The SWU Podcast!  Chris, Ben, and Dominic gather together in the SWU Podcast studio (the card table in the garage) to recap their adventures this past week, including watching the red carpet from Hollywood, trying to get into Jimmy Kimmel Live, and a trip to Lucasfilm!  The countdown to Rogue One is almost over so sit back, relax, and enjoy some Rogue Fun with The SWU!

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Direct download: Rogue_Fun.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:54am PST

It's the final SWU Podcast before the release of Rogue One!  On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic are joined by author Brian Jay Jones to talk about his new book George Lucas: A Life.  They discuss George's early years, the influence some of his relationships had on the Star Wars films, and where George is now.  Then the guys break down the latest (and final) trailer, TV spots, and clips for Rogue One.  They also predict, one year out from Episode VIII, who they think Rey's parents are.  Plus, the Rogue One soundtrack listing, more prequel cameos in Rogue One, Star Wars Rebels tie ins, and a PSA from Felicity Jones.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_09-12-16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:35pm PST

On this episode Dominic, Chris, Ciaran, and Ben (briefly) are joined by Amanda Ward from MakingStarWars.net's Rebel Grrrl Podcast to discuss the episode "An Inside Man".  They discuss the Empire's presence on Lothal, Thrawn manipulation of Kallus, and the ways this episode was a throwback to Season One.  They also look at why the series seems to be at its best when the episodes take place on Lothal and discuss the potential sighting of The Ghost in a new Rogue One TV spot!  All this and much more!

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Direct download: An_Inside_Man.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:07pm PST

On this episode Chris, Ben, and Dominic break down the veritable deluge of Rogue One news.  From the first clip to the new TV spots to the latest stills, they analyze it all.  They also look at recent comments from Gareth Edwards about more classic cameos, the crawl debate is revisited, George Lucas' suggestion for a Rogue One design, and John Williams will begin scoring Episode VIII this month.  Plus, they play a game of Star Wars Senior Superlatives.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: swu_02-12-2016.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10pm PST

On this episode Dominic, Chris, Ben, and Ciaran are joined by Tyler Westhause, StarWars.com contributor, manager of the Star Wars Podcasts Alliance Facebook group, and the newest SWU team member, to discuss the Star Wars Rebels episode "The Wynkahthu Job".  They discuss Ezra's growth (or lack thereof), Zeb's role in the story, and what hanging out with Hondo should be teaching Ezra.  Plus, some thoughts on the return of the much maligned Assmorigan.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: The_Wynkahthu_Job.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:54pm PST

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic are joined by Ciaran Duggan from Live From Lothal to discuss the news that Emilia Clarke has been cast in the upcoming Han Solo film.  They also (passionately) debate the merits of having a classic Star Wars crawl at the start of Rogue One.  Plus they break down the latest batch of stills and TV spots for Rogue One.  Also, Episode VIII is getting Star Tours attraction, the Boba Fett film got "Tranked", and classic rebels may be appearing in Rogue One.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_25-11-16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:38pm PST

On this episode Dominic, Ciaran, and Ben (briefly) are joined by Johnny Grasso from Rogue Won: A Star Wars Podcast For Winners to discuss the Star Wars Rebels episode "The Iron Squadron".  They talk about the crew meeting the "Earth 2" versions of Ezra, Sabine, and Zeb, Ezra's growth, and Thrawn's grand plan.  They also discuss whether or not the show had earned these moments, Sato's history and future with Thrawn, what's Season Three overarching story, and rebel strategy.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: Iron_Squadron.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:39pm PST

On this episode Chris, Ben, and Dominic break down the latest string of TV Spots and trailers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  They discuss new lines of dialogue, K-2SO in action, and new scenes with Baze and Chirut.  They also discuss the news that Darth Maul is getting his own comic book series, why didn't anyone stop Jar Jar from giving Palpatine emergency powers, and Star Wars secrecy has reached a new level of ridiculousness.  Plus, Episode IX will be shot on 65mm film, and rumors about the new characters of Episode VIII.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_18-11-16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08pm PST

On this episode Chris, Ben, and Dominic are joined by SWU Patrons Rusty Zion, Joey Mays, Gary Myer, and Eric Strothers to discuss a variety of Star Wars topics, including favorite space battle, potential original trilogy cameos in Rogue One, TV spot over load, and when tickets might go on sale.  Plus, space and land battles in Rogue One, and how to best watch movies and listen to music.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: Patreon_November_16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:22pm PST

On this episode Dominic, Chris, and Ciaran are joined by Jason Ward from MakingStarWars.net to discuss the episode "Imperial Super Commandos".  They discuss the implications of Mandalorians joining the Rebellion, Sabine's past and the impact of her decisions on her family, and the state of Mandalore during the Empire.  They also discuss one of the best action sequences of the series, and ask the question of if Mandos are still special?  All this and much more!

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Direct download: Imperial_Supercommandos.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57pm PST

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic discuss this week's Star Wars news and rumors! They discuss the latest Rogue One updates including what's going on with the music, Diego Luna being injured on set, and what's the deal with the TIE Striker?  Plus, they take another look at the "Hanthology" movie based on new comments from cinematographer Bradford Young, a Star Wars Rebels update, and should Mace Windu be alive?  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_LIVE_11-04-16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:45pm PST

On our special monthly Patreon sponsored bonus show, Dominic, Ben, and Chris, are joined by SWU Patrons Jacob Campbell, Gary Myer, Matt Taylor, and Eric Strothers to talk about a variety of Star Wars topics.  They discuss possible connections between Rogue One and The Force Awakens, potential future A Star Wars Story film genres, who might die in Rogue One, the Ahsoka novel, and Star Wars Rebels.  Plus they engage in some self referential fun.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: Patreon_October_2016.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:29pm PST

On this episode Chris, Ben, and Dominic are joined by Craig Haasis from LiningUp.net to discuss how fans can raise money for Starlight Children's Foundation by lining up outside the TCL Chinese Theater in LA for Rogue One.  Then they guys discuss the news that Donald Glover will be playing Lando Calrissian in the Hans Solo film.  They also discuss the latest Rogue One pictures and comments from the cast and crew as well as from Daisy Ridley about The Force Awakens reactions and Episode VIII.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_27-10-16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

On this episode Dominic, Chris, Ben, and Ciaran, are joined by Zac Arnold from the Intergalactic Peace Coalition podcast to discuss the Star Wars Rebels episode "The Last Battle".  After a lengthy debate about the Clone Wars nostalgia present in this episode and what this says about the series, they finally get into Rex's role in this episode and his PTSD following his experience in the Clone Wars.   They also discuss the separatist perspective on the conclusion of the war and Ezra's perspective on the war.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: The_Last_Battle.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:56pm PST

On this episode Chris, Ben, and Dominic break down another week of Star Wars news.  They start with the interview Dominic conducted with members of the Hasbro Star Wars team at New York Comic Con, then Chris and Dominic share stories about their experience on Rogue Friday.  Then they get into recent comments by Mads Mikkelsen about Rogue One, how the relationships in Rogue One may be similar to The Social Network, and Forest Whitaker talks about The Clone Wars.  Then they revisit key scenes in The Force Awakens in light of comments JJ Abrams made during his directors commentary for the 3D blu-ray, including Kylo and Han, Rey in the duel, the "force-back", and Finn and Rey's relationship.  Plus, the Rogue One run time, a Celebration Orlando update, and Ahsoka is on the best sellers list.  All this and much more!

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

On this episode Dominic, Chris, Ben, and Ciaran are joined by Chris Lynn of the Ireland Garrison of the 501st Legion to discuss the Star Wars Rebels episode "Hera's Heroes".  They discuss Thrawn's portrayal and motivation on Ryloth, Hera's reasons for going after her family's Kalikori, Chopper's issue with his downed Y-Wing, and Cham's evolution since we last saw him.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: Heras_Heroes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22pm PST

It's part two of Megapod!  Join Dominic and Chris of The SWU Podcast, Johnny and Mike of Rogue Won: A Star Wars Podcast for Winners, Steele Saunders of the Steele Wars Podcast, and Patrick Bonfrisco of KPFK Geek Radio on the Friday night/Saturday morning of New York Comic Con for some drunken Star Wars craziness.  They share stories from NYCC, talk about what they saw from Hasbro and Star Wars publishing during the convention, and the lack of Star Wars Rebels at NYCC (and why that might be).  All this an much more!

Warning: This episode contains mature language and content!  Listener discretion is advised.

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Rogue One trailer break down!  On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic discuss the latest trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  The discuss how this trailer is different in tone from previous trailers and what it tells us about the plot of the film.  They look at what the flashbacks might tell us about the timeline, who they think may die and when in the film, Jyn and Galen's relationship, what cameos there may be in the trailer, the order of the action, the role of Darth Vader, and more.  Plus, Dominic and Chris share stories from last weekend's New York Comic Con!  All this and much more!

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On this episode Dominic and Ciaran are joined by Patrick Bonfrisco from KPFK Geek Radio to discuss the episode "The Antilles Extraction".  They delve into the first chronological appearance by Wedge Antilles in the new canon, the developments in Agent Kallus' character, and Ezra's concern for his friends.  They also look at some of the missed opportunities in this episode, including not exploring Sabine's past with the Empire and not giving Skeris a better introduction.  Plus, they sing the praises of Governor Pryce.  All this and much more!

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On this episode Dominic, Chris, and Ciaran are joined by Jared Jones from Podcast 2187 to discuss the episode "The Holocrons of Fate".  They delve into Darth Maul's motivation in this era and what is looking for.  They also analyze the relationship between Kanan and Ezra and what future they may have together.  Then they delve in the holocron, its powers and origins and why the merger could be so dangerous.  Plus, Maul channels Kylo Ren, what role could Obi-Wan play, and how will Ezra react to his vision.  All this and much more!

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On this episode, recorded on Rogue Friday eve, Chris, Ben, and Dominic discuss the news that Dave Filoni has transitioned from Supervising Director on Star Wars Rebels to just being an Executive Producer and overseeing new Star Wars animation.  What, if anything, does this mean for Rebels?  And what could this new project he's working on be.  They also preview New York Comic Con and share some anecdotes about Force Fridays (and lightsaber duels) past.  Plus, when will the next Rogue One trailer hit, Star Wars: Uprising is shutting down, and new Star Wars Rebels episode descriptions.

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On this episode, Dominic, Chris, Ben, and Ciaran are joined by Steven Schapansky from Radio Free Skaro to discuss the Star Wars Rebels Season Three premiere "Steps Into Shadow".  They discuss the ways Ezra and Kanan have changed since last season and how the events of the finale affected them.  They also discuss their first impressions of Grand Admiral Thrawn and what they expect to see from this exciting new villain.  Plus, what's the deal with the Bendu, is the Sith holocron sentient, and what path is Ezra headed down?  All this and much more!

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On this episode Chris, Ben, and Dominic discuss recent comments by Bob Iger about the future of Star Wars films and how the Disney era has compared (so far) to the Lucas era.  They also discuss the latest toy news and discuss what they plan on picking up for "Rogue Friday".  Also, Lupita Nyong'o says she actually has shot her scenes for Episode VIII, why don't we know how many episodes are in Season Three of Star Wars Rebels, and the latest about Star Wars comics.  Plus, what ice cream flavors best describe The Force Awakens and Rogue One.  All this and much more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:52pm PST

Live From Lothal returns to preview the upcoming third season of Star Wars Rebels.  Dominic, Ben, Chris, and Ciaran start by reflecting on Season Two and how their opinions of last season have changed since then.  Then they break down the three main antagonists the rebels will be going up against this season: Mandalorians, Maul, and Grand Admiral Thrawn.  They also share some thoughts on where each of the main characters will go this season.  All this and much more!

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On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic discuss the news that Michael Giacchino is replacing Alexandre Desplat as the composer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  They also analyze the new international Rogue One posters and some recent comments by Adam Driver about Episode VIII.  Plus, what should Maz's role in the rest of the sequel trilogy be, another Star Wars animated series is in the works, new Star Wars Rebels previews, and the Star Wars films are coming to TBS and TNT.  All this and much more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:24pm PST

On this episode Chris, Ben, and Dominic discuss the latest Rogue One news, share highlights from Fan Expo Canada, and speculate on the future of the sequel trilogy.  First, Dominic tells some stories from his trip to Fan Expo, including the Star Wars Rebels premiere, Mark Hamill's panel, and Alan Tudyk's comments about K-2SO in Rogue One.  Then the guys look over the latest Rogue One product reveals, which leads to an extended action figure rant.  And finally, they speculate about Snoke's role in the sequel trilogy and how much of the story is up to the director.  All this and much more!

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On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic discuss the recent Rogue One toy announcements!  They share their thoughts on what has been revealed so far and discuss what (minor) hints there may be about the film.  They also analyze the stills from Rogue One released in Empire magazine and discuss what implications the description for the upcoming novel Catalyst may have for the film.  Plus, they revisit the possibility of a Rebels tie in with Rogue One, Mark Hamill says he'll be in Episode IX, and a spoiler report that leads to some really fun speculation.  All this and much more!

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On this episode Chris, Ben, and Dominic are joined by SWU Patreon supporters Rusty Zion, Eric Strothers, Joey Mays, and Gary Myer.  They focus on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, discussing the most recent trailer and how it compares to the rest of the marketing for the film.  They also discuss the potential of Star Wars burn out, with a new film every year do we run the risk of having too much Star Wars?  Plus, Rusty shares some of his experiences at Star Wars Celebration Europe last month and Dominic and Chris share stories of falling asleep during conventions.  All this and much more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:09pm PST

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic discuss the latest developments in Rogue One and the sequel trilogy.  They discuss recent comments by Gareth Edwards, analyze some new stills from Rogue One, speculate about how and when a title for Episode VIII will be announced, and discuss the possibility of Donald Glover playing Lando.  Plus, Dominic chats with deputy editor of Blocks magazine and editor in chief of Brick Fanatics Graham Hancock about Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Freemaker Adventures, and the upcoming Rogue One Lego sets.  All this and much more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm PST

On this episode Chris, Ben, and Dominic pay their respects to the late Kenny Baker by discussing the legacy that he has left on Star Wars.  Then Dominic chats with Jamie Stangroom (These Are the Actors You're Looking For, AMC's Geeking Out) about his experience working for The Star Wars Show Live stream at Celebration Europe a few weeks ago.  Then the guys break down the Future Filmmakers panel from Celebration.  They discuss Rian Johnson's comments about Episode VIII, the casting of Alden Ehrenreich as young Han Solo, and the general atmosphere of the panel and the culture at Lucasfilm.  Plus, they look at the new international Rogue One trailer and discuss what it might tell us about Galen Erso.  All this and much more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:39pm PST

Rogue One Trailer Breakdown!  On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic anticipate and analyze the new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story!  They share their thoughts on the stunning visuals, what we learn about the characters, and make a few predictions.  But first, as they wait for the trailer to be released, they discuss the announcement of the 3D blu-ray release of The Force Awakens and the problems that lie therein.  They also look at the new details, revealed in Entertainment Weekly, about Bohd Rook, K-2S0, the planet Jedha, and Saw Gerrera.  All this and much more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:42pm PST

On this episode Dominic and Ciaran have returned from Star Wars Celebration and discuss their experience at this year's biggest Star Wars party in London!  They discuss the "Ahsoka: The Untold Tales" panel, share their thoughts on Forest Whitaker playing Saw Gerrera from The Clone Wars in Rogue One, and debate what other Clone Wars characters they would like to see appear in the films.  Plus, Clone Wars connections in the new Rebels trailer and a very silly game.  All this and much more!

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On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic continue their coverage of Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016, by discussing Day Two of the convention.  First, Dominic chats with Hasbro's Steve Evans at San Diego Comic Con about what's new with Star Wars action figures.  Then, they transition in their patented Star Wars Celebration coverage, sharing stories from Day Two and breaking down the big announcements and trailers, including Star Wars Rebels (Thrawn!), Star Wars VR, and Amy Henning's process for writing a Star Wars game.  Plus, Rogue One news, Star Wars TV updates, and are the prequels being released on 3D blu-ray?  All this and much more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:44pm PST

On this episode Chris, Ben, and Dominic are joined by Ciaran Duggan of The Clone Wars Strikes Back to begin their official recap of Star Wars Celebration Europe!  Chris, Dominic, and Ciaran share stories from day one of the show and they break down the "Ahsoka' Untold Tales" panel, covering Ahsoka's origins, the ending of The Clone Wars, and her ultimate fate.  Then they move on to the "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" panel, where they look at what each actor had to say about their character (including the spoiler), the planet Jedha, and George Lucas' involvement.  Plus, they look at the Star Wars news from SDCC, examine the reports of Alden Ehrenreich signing on for three movies as Han Solo, and have a big debate about whether more people saw The Clone Wars series or movie.  All this and much more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm PST

On this episode Ben is joined by Trey Atwood and Jake Damon. With the end of Star Wars Celebration Europe behind them and the beginning of San Diego Comic Con upon them, the guys take to breaking down all the big Star Wars news from both events and more. They first discuss some newly revealed characters from 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story', and later move onto to the various panels and reveals from Celebration, including the Rogue One behind the scenes reel, Thrawn in Star Wars Rebels, the new Darth Vader VR game and the confirmation that Alden Ehrenreich is playing young Han Solo. All that and much more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:52pm PST

On this special episode Ben is joined by several of the SWU's valued patrons to discuss the recent Rogue One: A Star Wars Story panel that took place at Star Wars Celebration Europe. Brad Saylor, Eric Sothers, Gary Myer and Patrick Bonfrisco all take take time to break down their favorite moments from the event as well as the amazing behind the scenes reel. It's a discussion you don't want to miss!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:42pm PST

On this very special episode Chris, Dominic & Ciaran broadcast live from the SWU booth at Star Wars Celebration Europe in London! They are joined by Steele Wars host Steele Saunders and many others from their live audience. They discuss everything they just saw at the amazing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; the behind the scenes sizzle reel, the cast appearing on stage and amazing(and incredibly secretive) new trailer. Listen for all that and much more!

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On this episode Ben is joined once again by Zac Arnold from the Intergalactic Peace Coalition as well as longtime friend Lillian Skye Noble to discuss all the latest news. They start off breaking down the newly released clip from season three of Star Wars Rebels and then transition into discussing Star Wars Celebration Europe in London, which is fast approaching. Later Chris, Dominic, Ciaran and an assortment of friends drop to chat about Celebration as they wait in line for the highly anticipated Rogue One panel. They reveal all the shenanigans that have been happening at the convention and discuss what they're most looking forward to at Celebration. Furthermore, Ben, Lillian and Zac discuss the recent Star Wars: Episode VIII wrap party and a new update to Star Wars Battlefront. All that and much more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:06pm PST

On this episode Ben is joined by Ciaran from The Clone Wars Strikes Back and Comedian Steele Saunders from Steele Wars to break down all the latest news. But before jumping into the big news they get an update from Dominic who tells all about his trip to Skellig Michael Island in Ireland where the final scenes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens were shot. They also discuss what to expect from the upcoming Star Wars Celebration, specifically the "Future Filmmakers" panel. Further on they touch on averity news topics, such as the fact that a new Rogue One trailer is imminent, Star Wars: Episode VIII's filming is nearly completed, Celebration updates and more. Also listen for discussion on what characters from Rebels could be appearing in the films and what other characters might be made into a Hasbro 6'' Black Series figure! All that and much, much more!

 

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On this episode, Ben and Chris are joined by Intergalactic Peace Coalition Podcast host Zac Arnold to discuss the latest Rogue One and Episode VIII news. Dominic interviews original trilogy producer Robert Watts about his work on Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and many other iconic films. Plus some information about the panels announced for Celebration. All this and much more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:11pm PST

On this month's Patreon sponsored Bonus episode of The SWU Podcast, Chris, Ben and Dominic are joined by Patreon supporters Gary and Joey to discuss some fun Star Wars topics.  They look at what the Sequel Trilogy might have been had the Original cast not returned, the potential of other characters from Star Wars animation making it to the big screen, and does Rogue One have the potential to be their favorite Star Wars movie.  Plus, Ben and Dominic discuss other fandoms of theirs, Rey parentage theories, and more convention stories.  All this and much more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:45pm PST

On this episode Ben and Dominic are joined by The Watchers of Westeros host Ciaran Duggan and SWU Patreon supporter Rusty Zion to discuss this week's massive Rogue One news.  They celebrate the fact that Forest Whitaker is playing Saw Gerrera from The Clone Wars and Chris joins them to discuss some of the other new characters.   They also discuss the low key announcement of Darth Vader's return, the new photos, and whether or not the film should have a crawl.  Plus a Celebration update and Rebels Season Two coming to blu-ray.  All this and much more!

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It's The Star Wars Underworld's E3 special!  Dominic and Ben are joined by Chris from E3 to talk about all the Star Wars news that came out of the event.  They discuss the future of Star Wars virtual reality, The Old Republic, and Visceral's upcoming Star Wars game!  Plus lots of Star Wars Celebration updates, and very intriguing details about what we might have seen from The Emperor on the old Live Action Series.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_LIVE_17-06-16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:38pm PST

On this episode Chris, Ben, and Dominic continue to follow the Rogue One reshoots story.  The look at the new information from Entertainment Weekly, and respond (passionately) to Christopher McQuarrie's tweets in response to the story.  Plus, the latest from John Williams, Mark Hamill, Star Wars gaming, Rogue One merchandise, Star Wars Celebration, and a discussion about Star Wars storytelling and how it all fits together.  All this and much more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:39pm PST

On this episode Chris and Dominic are joined by Ciaran from The Clone Wars Strikes Back Podcast to discuss this week's round of Rogue One rumors!  They delve into the reports of reshoots for Rogue One and the idea that Disney executives want to change the tone of the film.  They raise the question of what these changes might mean for the film and the future films.  They also look at the new line of (expensive) Star Wars collectibles and preview what we might see from Star Wars Rebels at Celebration Europe.  Plus, a fun spoiler report!

 
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Category:general -- posted at: 8:32pm PST

On this month's bonus, Patreon sponsored SWU Podcast, Chris, Ben, and Dominic are joined by Patreon supporter Jacob to talk Star Wars Celebration.  With two Celebrations within the next 12 months, the guys share some tips for making your Celebration the best possible experience and tell some stories from Celebrations past.  They also offer some suggested Star Wars reading material and fan films.  Plus, a quick spoiler update and some more A New Hope memories.  All this and much more!
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 11:17pm PST

On this episode Chris, Ben, and Dominic celebrate the 39th anniversary of the release of Star Wars (aka REAL Star Wars Day, aka Star Wars Festivus) by looking back on the Original Trilogy.  They also look ahead at Rogue One, Episode VIII, and Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  Plus a Celebration Europe announcement, some thoughts on the most recent leaked photos from the Episode VIII set, and another intriguing spoiler alert.  All this and much more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:15pm PST

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic look back and share some memories about The Phantom Menace and Revenge of the Sith in honor of their anniversaries this week.  They also look at this week's news and rumors, including: what's going on in Ireland, recent comments from John Boyega, who should end up with who in the sequel trilogy, Celebration updates, Rogue One leaks, and video game news.  Plus, a very exciting spoiler report.  All this and much more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:59pm PST

On this episode Chris, Ben, and Dominic are joined by long time SWU contributor Trey Atwood to talk about the latest Star Wars video gaming news.  They discuss the end of Disney Infinity and what that means for Star Wars, the future of Star Wars Battlefront, and the the other upcoming video games.  They also discuss John Williams recent comments about his future with Star Wars, some remarks by Pablo Hidalgo about Star Wars: Bloodline, and Rogue One at Celebration Europe.  All this and much more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:36pm PST

On this episode Chris, Ben, and Dominic, are joined by long time SWU contributor Trey Atwood and SWU Patreon supporter Rusty to look back at Season Two of Star Wars Rebels.  They look back at each character's storyline. as well as the season long arcs.  Plus, their favorite episodes, what didn't work so well this season, and what they hope to see in Season Three.  All this and much more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:55pm PST

On this episode Chris, Ben, and Dominic break down all the news and announcements from Star Wars Day!  From Celebration returning to Orlando to "Jabba Flow" being released, to some video game updates and more.  They also have some breaking news about the "Hanthology" film, Mads Mikkelsen reveals more about Rogue One, and some set pics from Episode VIII.  Plus, they discuss how to make Star Wars Day into a bigger holiday, including what the traditional Star Wars Day meal should be.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: the-star-wars-underworld-podcast-live-128.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:59pm PST

On this episode Chris, Ben, and Dominic cover some rapid fire The Force Awakens topics, including Lor San Tekka, the lightsbaer duel, the Knights of Ren, does the new film affect your viewing order, and more.  Plus, they discuss Mads Mikkelsen's revelation about his Rogue One character, filming on Episode VIII is half done, Star Wars: Bloodline updates, and Celebration updates!  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_LIVE_29-04-16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48pm PST

On this month's bonus, Patreon sponsored SWU Podcast, Chris, Ben, and Dominic are joined by Patrons Rusty Zion, Joey Mays, and Jacob Campbell to discuss a variety of Star Wars topics, including how Disney is handling Star Wars and speculation about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  Plus, a few trips down memory lane and behind the scenes stories about the podcast.  All this and much more!

Website:  www.starwarsunderworld.com
Support The SWU on Patreon
Facebook: www.facebook.com/swunderworld
Twitter: @TheSWU
Subscribe and Review on iTunes
Email: swunderworld@gmail.com
Voicemail: 1-410-989-1138
Listen live Thursdays at 9pm EST on Channel 1138

Direct download: Bonus_Show_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57pm PST