The Star Wars Underworld Podcast

On this episode Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the latest rumors about up coming Star Wars productions.  They share their thoughts on the rumored casting of Keri Russell and Billy Dee Williams in Star Wars Episode IX, as well as what may be going with production of the Obi-Wan Kenobi film.  They also continue the discussion about Solo: A Star Wars Story by discussing the meeting of Han Solo and Lando Calrissian.  Plus, something else that was missing from the Solo marketing, San Diego Comic Con previews, how should Star Wars Resistance be promoted, and how important to the sequel trilogy are the Knights of Ren?  All this and much more!

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On this episode, Dominic and Ben discuss the Star Wars happenings in the past week!  They start by discussing how well The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi connect with one-another.  Then they discuss Ahmed Best's recent social media reveals about the impact of toxic fandom on him.  This leads to a discussion about toxic fandom, why it needs to be stopped, and what can be done to deal with it.  They also cover the latest tidbits of news about Star Wars Resistance and speculate about the tone of the series and when we might learn more about it.  Then to close it out by breaking down the first scene aboard Dryden Vos' yacht in Solo: A Star Wars Story.  Plus, Episode IX tidbits, the Star Wars fan awards, and how this year's NHL free agent frenzy tied in with Star Wars.  All this and much more!

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by SWU Podcast supporters Katie Horn, Rusty Zion, and Mark Dennison to discuss Solo: A Star Wars Story.  They share their overall thoughts on the film and reactions to the big Darth Maul reveal.  Plus, thoughts on L3-37, Easter eggs, favourite moments.  Plus, some theories about the Rian Johnson trilogy, why Solo isn't succeeding at the box office, and way too many baseball metaphors.  All this and much more!

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This week on The SWU Podcast Dominic, Ben, an Chris continue to try and make sense of the latest rumors about what is going on with future Star Wars films in the wake of Solo under performing at the box office.  The speculate about what the causes were of Solo missing its projections so drastically.  They also continue the discussion about the film itself by discussing the conveyex heist sequence.  Plus, The Clone Wars is coming to Comic Con, Star Wars wins several Saturn Awards, and Ram Bergman has a brief update on the Rian Johnson trilogy.  All this and much more!

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On this episode Dominic, Ben, and Chris track the bizarre week of rumors about cancellations and non-cancellations of Star Wars movies that were never announced.  They look at how the lackluster returns for Solo: A Star Wars Story at the box office may impact the stand alone films going forward and speculate about what this Mos Eisley movie might have been.  They also continue the discussion about Solo by breaking down the Mimban sequence Plus, Lando might be back for Episode IX, more SDCC exclusives, and comics news.  All this and much more!

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On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic cover the week that was in Star Wars, discuss the current state of Star Wars fandom and continue their deep dive in Solo: A Star Wars Story.  They talk about the impact of toxic fandom on the community and how to best combat it and its effects.  They then delve into the latest announcements from E3, including the reveal of Jedi: Fallen Order, as well as some recent comments from George Lucas about what his sequel trilogy might have covered.  This leads to a discussion about the nature of the Force and how the light and dark sides cover.  Then, to wrap things up, they break down the Corellia sequence from Solo.  Plus, Resistance updates, Detours news (sorta), and the latest on San Diego Comic Con.  All this and much more!

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On this week's episode, Ben and Chris are joined by SWU contributor and VR game developer Trey Atwood. They discuss John Powell's sountrack, the Solo update to Battlefront II, and the state of Star Wars gaming, plus a few Episode IX rumors! Listen for all this and more!  All this and much more!

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SPOILER ALERT!!!  This episode contains MASSIVE SPOILERS for Solo: A Star Wars Story.  If you have not seen the film and don't want to be spoiled, wait until you've seen the film to listen!

On this episode Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the fallout from Solo: A Star Wars Story (somewhat) lackluster opening weekend at the box office, why this may have happened, and what does it mean going forward?  They also discuss the report that James Mangold is working on a Boba Fett and speculate about what it could be.  Plus, their thoughts on Solo a week later, insight from the Kasdans and Ron Howard about the film's big twist, and the latest about Star Wars Celebration Chicago.  All this and much more!

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SPOILER ALERT!!!  This episode contains MASSIVE SPOILERS for Solo: A Star Wars Story.  If you have not seen the film and don't want to be spoiled, wait until you've seen the film to listen!

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by Shawn Geroux and Johnny Vorstenbosch from the Star Wars Wastelands podcast, musician Din from the band F-105, an filmmaker Tye Nelson (The Distant Echo: A Star Wars Fan Film) to share their immediate thoughts on Solo: A Star Wars Story!  They share their thoughts on the portrayals of characters new and old, as well as on how the world of this film compares to previous ones.  And yes, they do talk about THAT thing (you know the one), how it fits in with current Star Wars, and what it means going forward.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: Solo_Review.mp3
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On this episode, Dominic and Ben are joined by SWU Patreon supporters Rusty Zion, Katie Horn, Andy Seiner, and Matt Taylor to talk about their anticipation for Solo: A Star Wars Story.  They share some predictions for the film including what surprising things they hope to see and what stuff they'd like to see but don't expect to.  They also talk about the Solo premieres in LA and Cannes, as well as the announcement that Star Wars Celebration is coming to Chicago in 2019.  All this and much more!

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On the final podcast before Solo: A Star Wars Story, Dominic, Ben, and Chris get you set for the film next week!  They discuss the early reactions to film from critics and look at some of the latest promotional material.  They also talk about the exciting announcement that Star Wars Celebration is coming to Chicago in 2019!  Plus, their thoughts on the latest episodes of Forces of Destiny, the latest rumors about future Star Wars films that may or may not be true, and is Warwick Davis reprising one of his roles from The Phantom Menace?  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_18-05-18.mp3
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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris get you set for Solo: A Star Wars Story as the World Premiere festivities are taking place.  First, Chris gives a live report from the scene outside the red carpet at the world premiere (and nearly gets crushed in the process).  Then, Dominic and Ben analyze a slew of new TV spots and preview clips from Solo and try to work out the rough outline of the movie's plot, as well as discussing the potential character dynamics.  Then Chris rejoins the show for a follow-up on the red carpet and the guys break down the latest rumor about an Obi-Wan Kenobi stand alone film.  Plus, Star Wars trivia contests, the soundtrack listings for Solo, and chickens are canon now.  All this and much more!

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris survey the latest bits of marketing for Solo: A Star Wars Story, including TV spots, featurettes, charity campaigns, and trading cards.  They speculate about how Han might meet Beckett and Val, what the dynamic between Han, Qi'Ra, and Dryden Vos might be, and why capes need to come back into fashion.  They also look at some early box office projections for Solo's opening weekend, talk what John Boyega growing his hair out for Episode IX might mean, and preview the next round of Forces of Destiny episodes.  All this and much more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:06pm PDT

NEW ANIMATED SERIES, STAR WARS RESISTANCE, ANNOUNCED!  On this episode Dominic, Ben, and Chris, discuss the exciting news that Star Wars animation is returning to TV this fall with Star Wars Resistance.  They share their thoughts on the idea of a 2D animated series, how it could handle connections to the films and other series, and what the cast might tell us about the tone of the series.  Plus they look at the latest Solo: A Star Wars TV spots, still images, posters, and touring exhibits.  All this and much more!

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the latest TV spots and stills for Solo: A Star Wars Story, analyzing what they may hint at about Han and Chewie relationship, Qi'Ra's past and present, and the fact that Dryden Vos is standing next to a suit of Mandalorian armor.  They also continue the discussion about The Last Jedi, covering several topics in a rapid fire style including Porgs, BB-8, Han's legacy, and the Praetorian Guards.  This leads to a massive debate over the Broom Boy scene, what's left to be told in Episode IX, and how the Sequel Trilogy compares to previous Star Wars trilogies.  All this and much more!

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On this episode of Kanjikast, Dominic and Chris are joined by SWU Patreon supporters Rusty Zion, Katie Horn, Andy Seiner, Marina Payne, Patrick Bonfrisco, Matt Taylor, Mike Dengler, and Mark Dennison to discuss the new trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story.  The share their thoughts on the portrayals of the classic characters Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, and Chewbacca, as well as on the new characters like L3-37, Tobias Beckett, Dryden Vos, and Val.  All this and much more!

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SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY TRAILER BREAKDOWN!  On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris share their thoughts on the new trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story.  They analyze the potential relationships between Han, Lando, Qi'Ra, Beckett, Val, Dryden Vos, and Chewbacca.  Plus they look at how the marketing for the film compares to the previous three Star Wars films, and how this film might also be tonally different.  Plus, Solo gets a new poster, the toys hit shelves on Friday, the Poe Dameron comic features post-The Last Jedi content, and a Galaxy's Edge update.  All this and much more!

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss recent comments from Tony Gilroy and Simon Pegg about Star Wars projects past.  They analyze what Gilroy said about his involvement in the Rogue One reshoots and his impact on the saga.  They also discuss Pegg's reveal that JJ Abram at one time considered making Rey's parents someone more connected to the saga, if this was a good idea, and what impact it may have (if any) on the future.  Then, Chris and Ben interview members of their families about their thoughts on The Last Jedi.  Plus, Solo updates, Pegg seems to change his tune on George Lucas, and what should the Solo opening titles be?  All this and much more!

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On this episode Dominic, Ben, and Chris review the home media release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi!  They discuss the documentary The Director and the Jedi, as well as the deleted scenes.  This leads to a discussion about some of the reasons the film has been so divisive.  They also check in with what's going on with Solo with production updates from Ron Howard.  Plus, Galaxy' Edge connections in Thrawn: Alliances, the next D23 Expo has a date, and how will Phil Lord and Chris Miller be credited on Solo.  All this and much more!

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by Din of the band F105 to discuss using Star Wars as an influence for art and the mythology of The Last Jedi.  They also share their thoughts on the soundtrack for The Last Jedi and highlight some of their favourite tracks.  They also talk about the latest episodes of Forces of Destiny.  Plus, John Boyega and Domhnall Gleeson know nothing about Episode IX, the Haslab Sail Barge looks awesome, and the Star Wars soundtracks are being re-released (for some reason).  All this and much more!

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the Star Wars: The Last Jedi novelization.  They share their thoughts on the novel overall and breakdown some of the changes/additions in the novel, including Finn's story, Kylo's decision not to shoot Leia, Rey's moment of reflection, and Luke's decisions.  They also discuss the latest news surround The Last Jedi's home media release and the promotional campaign for Solo: A Star Wars Story.  All this and much more!

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, Chris, and Ciaran discuss the series finale of Star Wars Rebels, "A Fool's Hope" & "Family Reunion and Farewell".  They discuss how these episodes handled Ezra and how the character had finally matured.  They also analyze his interactions with Darth Sidious and debate how much of that was a trick or not.  Plus, a deep dive on the epilogue, thoughts on Thrawn, and predictions about what the legacy of Star Wars Rebels will be.  All this and much more on the final episode of Live From Lothal!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:37pm PDT

JON FAVREAU TO WRITE AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCE A LIVE ACTION STAR WARS SERIES!  On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the exciting news about the future of Star Wars television (or, direct to consumer streaming, if you prefer).  They share their thoughts about Jon Favreau coming on board and discuss what kind of series it may be.  Then Chris talks about attending the induction ceremony for Mark Hamill on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  They also discuss the cast of The Last Jedi's appearance at The Oscars and the fact that Star Wars didn't win (again!).  Plus, insight on Solo and what happened from Michael K Williams, the latest about the deleted scenes from The Last Jedi, and a Galaxy's Edge update.  All this and much more!

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris continue the discussion about Star Wars: The Last Jedi by focusing on some of its villains, specifically Supreme Leader Snoke, General Hux, and Captain Phasma.  They debate Snoke's role in the story and whether he got the screen time that his status merited.  They also talk about how the film handled Hux and Phasma and what the future may or may not hold for those characters.  Plus, Solo updates, The Last Jedi documentary news, and the latest Funko Pops!  All this and much more!

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On this episode Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by Steele Saunders of the Steele Wars Podcast to discuss the Star Wars Rebels episodes "Wolves and a Door" and "A World Between Worlds".  They discuss what it means to introduce time travel into Star Wars and what the potential ramifications of that may be.  They also discuss Ahsoka's role in the episode and how the series has handled her in general.  Plus, Sabine as an art scholar, the Mortis gods, Sidious' goals, and their hopes for the finale.  All this and much more!

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris continue the discussion about The Last Jedi by talking Leia's character and role in the film.  They talk about how the film works as an accidental send off for the character, the controversial Force scene, and her final moment with Luke.  They also share their thoughts on the bonus features that were announced for The Last Jedi home media release, as well as the tie-in material books announced for Solo: A Star Wars Story.  Plus, Hasbro announcements from Toy Fair, Jon Favreau's Solo character revealed, and what is Star Wars Resistance?  All this and much more!

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On this episode, Dominic, Ciaran, and Chris are joined by Sal Perales of TheRogueRebels.com and MakingStarWars.net's Now This Is Podcasting to discuss the Star Wars Rebels episodes "Jedi Night" and "DUME".  They discuss the death of Kanan Jarrus and its impact on the surviving characters, as well as the ways in which the show built up to it.  They also look at how Pryce's actions impact Thrawn, how the character's grief was portrayed, and the way Ruhk was dealt with.  All this and much more!

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On this episode Dominic, Ben, and Chris continue the discussion about The Last Jedi by breaking down the character of Kylo Ren.  They analyze his relationship with Rey in the film and speculate about what's to come from him in Episode IX.  They also debate the pros and cons about whether the plot of the sequel films should have been more planned out in advance.  They also break down the latest Solo: A Star Wars Story news, including a new poster, the upcoming toy releases, and more insight into the directors change.  Plus, Episode IX updates, Star Wars Rebels previews, and the latest on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.  All this and much more!

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On this episode Dominic, Chris, and Ben are joined by SWU Patreon supporters Andy Seiner, Matt Taylor, Marina Payne, Rusty Zion, Katie Horn, Gary Myer, Mike Dengler, and Joey Mays to break down the teasers for Solo: A Star Wars Story.  They share their thoughts Alden Ehrenreich, what stood out most to them, and what cameos from familiar characters they might like to see.  All this and much more!

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SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY TRAILER BREAKDOWN!  On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris analyze the two previews for Solo: A Star Wars Story that were released this week.  They share their thoughts on Alden Ehrenreich as Han, Donald Glover as Lando, and the rest of the cast, as well as what new ideas this film is bringing to the table.  Plus, they break down the announcement that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are going to write and produce a new series of Star Wars films and what this means for Star Wars going forward.  Plus, Natalie Portman raps on SNL.  All this and much more!

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the news that a trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story will (probably) debut during the Super Bowl and share what they hope to in the preview. They also break down the character arcs of Poe Dameron and Admiral Holdo in The Last Jedi.  They analyze the evolution of Poe's character and how his conflict with Holdo played out.  Plus, gaming updates, the latest on Episode IX, and some Star Wars Rebels updates.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_02-02-18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28pm PDT

On this episode Dominic, Ben, and Chris, discuss the characters Finn, Rose, and DJ and their stories in The Last Jedi.  They talk about how Finn's arc was portrayed, their love of Rose, and how DJ brings something to Star Wars that's been missing.  They also delve into how Star Wars can be used as an inspiration for real change in the world.  Plus, The Last Jedi picks up several Oscar nods, some deleted scene details, and speculation about when we might see the first Solo trailer.  They also share their thoughts on the new Star Wars Rebels trailer and what may happen in the final seven episodes of the series.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_26-01-18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:09pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic and Ciaran breakdown the trailer for the final seven episodes of Star Wars Rebels.  They discuss what role the Emperor might play, why he's interested in Ezra, and how this connects to previous seasons.  They also share what they hope to see from Ahsoka and how the show might handle references to Mortis from The Clone Wars.  Plus, what characters might die, predictions for how the series might end, and how Rebels fits in with the larger Star Wars galaxy.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: Season_Four_Midseason_Trailer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:04pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the arc of Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi.  They discuss how the film approaches the idea of the man vs the myth, the lessons of Luke Skywalker's final days, and if his death was earned.  They also analyze the Solo synopsis for clues about the movie and why it was released now.  Plus, the latest Star Wars Rebels news and a discussion about that series' place in Star Wars.  All this and much more! 

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Direct download: SWU_19-01-18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:06pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, Chris, and Ciaran are joined by SWU Patreon supporters Mike Dengler, Katie Horn, Andy Seiner, Nikk Serrano, Joey Mays, Gary Myer, and Rusty Zion to discuss The Last Jedi and Solo: A Star Wars Story.  They delve into where they see Kylo Ren's arc going after The Last Jedi and if the character can be redeemed.  They also delve in the soundtrack for The Last Jedi and discuss how the Rian Johnson trilogy could approach it's score.  They also discuss the expectations for Solo and whether the film's relative lack of promotion will benefit the film or hinder it.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: Kanjikast_Jan_18_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris, continue the discussion about The Last Jedi by analyzing Rey's character arc in the film.  They discuss her interaction with characters like Kylo Ren and Luke Skywalker, what she is actually searching for, the "reveal" of her parents, and where she goes next. They also discuss what makes Star Wars comedy work and why some of the humor in The Last Jedi has been so divisive.  They debate whether the death of Admiral Ackbar was handled properly.  Plus, Solo and Rebels updates, what Rian Johnson is actually doing when he "explains" the film, and when The Last Jedi may be coming to home media.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_12-01-18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris, catch up on some of the news they missed following the release of The Last Jedi last year.  They look at some recent comments from Rian Johnson about the role of Snoke in the film, Rey's vision, and the reveal of who her parents were.  They also discuss fan reaction to the film, and the film's success at the box office.  Plus, Dominic and Ben review the Star Wars: Jedi Challenges augmented reality (AR) game.  Also, John Williams' contributions to Solo, and Episode IX's working title.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_LIVE_05-01-18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:59pm PDT

It's The Star Wars Underworld's annual Boxing Day special!  This year,Dominic, Chris, and Ciaran discuss The Last Jedi with eight different guests!  They discuss Luke Skywalker's arc with Frank Rich of Star Wars Autograph News, the mysteries of the Force with Sal Perales of The Rogue Rebels and Now This Is Podcasting, the LA premiere and immediate reactions with Bryan Young of Full of Sith, the tone of the film with Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies director Amanda Ladd-Jones, the Canto Bight Sequence with Jamie Stangroom, the characters Rose Tico and Kylo Ren with Kristen Bates of The Imperial Senate Podcast, the film's shortcomings with Graham Hancock of Brick Fanatics, and fan response with Steele Saunders of the Steele Wars podcast.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_Boxing_Day_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:48pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by SWU Patreon supporters Rusty Zion, Joey Mays, Gary Myer, Katie Horn, Matt Taylor, and Jacob Campbell to continue the discussion about Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  They discuss why reactions to the film have been so mixed, Leia's flight, the Rey and Kylo's relationship, the Canto Bight sequence, Finn's arc, and Broom Boy.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_LIVE_22-12-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:31pm PDT

SPOILER ALERT!!!  On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by Zac Arnold of the Intergalactic Peace Coalition podcast, Mondo of the Star Wars Wastelands podcast, and Jeff White of the Backyard Watch podcast to share their immediate reaction to Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  They discuss how the film handled certain characters, including Luke Skywalker, Snoke, Rose, and Holdo.  Plus, what scenes worked and what didn't, and how their first impressions of The Last Jedi compares to their first impressions of previous Star Wars films.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_TLJ_Immediate_Reactions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:43am PDT

On this SPOILER FREE episode, Dominic and Chris talk about what it was like outside the red carpet premiere for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  They talk about meeting fans, meeting Chewbacca, and how they wound up on the official live stream.  Plus, they talk about what the social media immediate reaction to The Last Jedi has been and how it impacts their expectations for the movie.  All this and much more!


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Direct download: TLJ_Premiere_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:09pm PDT

On this episode Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the latest round of TV spots and behind the scenes featurettes for The Last Jedi.  They discuss whether the latest TV spots should be considered spoilers, and what those scenes tell us.  They also discuss the documentary Laddie and the role of Alan Ladd Jr in the history of Star Wars.  And to wrap up the show they complete their discussion about the book From A Certain Point Of View.  Plus, new lines Rose Tico, Rian Johnson talks about The Last Jedi deleted scenes, and highlights from the Jimmy Kimmel Live Star Wars episode.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_08-12-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:50pm PDT

On this episode Dominic, Chris, and Ben are joined by SWU Patreon supporters Katie Horn, Rusty Zion, Gary Myer, Andy Seiner, Joey Mays, and Mark Dennison to make predictions about Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  They each share something they expect to see in the new film and something they hope to see but don't expect to.  There's also an extended discussion about "Reylo" and other Star Wars "ships" as well as whether or not there have been too many TV spots.  All this and much more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm PDT

On the second last SWU Podcast before The Last Jedi, Dominic, Chris, and Ben get you set for the film's upcoming release by breaking down the latest TV spots and images from the film.  They also look at recent quotes from the cast in Rolling Stone magazine and speculate about what the future holds for Rey, Finn, and Poe post-Episode IX.  Ben also shares his experience riding the new The Last Jedi content on Star Tours at Disney World.  Then Dominic chats with Graham Hancock of Blocks Magazine and Brick Fanatics about the latest Lego Star Wars news. The guys also share their thoughts on another ten stories from From A Certain Point Of View.  Plus, a director we like is open to directing a Star Wars movie, will we ever see an episodic Star Wars movie without a lightsaber duel, and Chris takes Ellen's Star Wars trivia challenge.  All this and much more! 

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Direct download: SWU_12-01-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:35pm PDT

On this episode Dominic and Chris break down all the new The Last Jedi reveals from Entertainment Weekly!  The analyze the new images to see what they can tell us about the upcoming film, then they look at the interviews with the cast to glean what they can about what will happen in The Last Jedi.  Why did Kylo fall to the dark side?  How can/should he be redeemed?  How will the Poe/Holdo dynamic play out.  They tackle these questions and more.  They also discuss how Carrie Fisher has been used in the marketing of The Last Jedi and has Lucasfilm crossed the line with it?  Plus, they look at the latest TV spots, Rian Johnson gives us a brief update on his new trilogy, a Rogue One reunion of sorts, and how tall is the cast of The Last Jedi?  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_24-11-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Chris, and Ciaran discuss the midseason finale for Star Wars Rebels season four, "Rebel Assault."  They discuss the space battle above Lothal, the choice of characters for the mission on the ground, Kanan's connection with the wolves, and what do the wolves actually represent.  They also look back at some of the highs and lows of the season so far, and what their expectations and hopes are for the final episodes.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: Rebel_Assault.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:22pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Chris, and Ben discuss the latest The Last Jedi TV spots and what new tidbits about the film they offer.  They also discuss all the controversy surrounding the release of Star Wars Battlefront II.  Then, to close out the show they discuss ten more stories from the short story collection From A Certain Point Of View.  Plus, a discussion about the importance of representation in Star Wars, some changes coming to Star Tours, Solo: A Star Wars Story updates, and the latest The Last Jedi posters.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_17-11-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48pm PDT

THE NEXT ERA OF STAR WARS ANNOUNCED!  On this episode, Dominic, Chris, and Ben discuss the announcement that Rian Johnson is creating a new stand alone trilogy of Star Wars films.  They discuss why Johnson is the right man for the job, speculate on what era the films could be set in, and when they expect to see the first film released.  They also dissect the announcement that Disney is developing a live action Star Wars series for their new streaming service.  Plus, could Dave Filoni make the jump to live action, how should the series be released, and an entire week's worth of other news in less than six minutes!  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_09-11-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic and Ben are joined by Max Palas of The Star Wars Post to discuss the Star Wars Rebels episodes "Kindred" and "Crawler Commandeers."  They explore the mysteries of Lothal, both the mystical ones and the Imperial ones, and speculate about where they may lead us.  They also discuss whether Rebels could and should kill characters and the impact that would have on the audience.  Plus, Ruhk debuts, the rebellion foreshadows Rogue One, and Thrawn's disagreements with the Empire.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: Kindred_and_Crawler_Commandeers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:57pm PDT

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic break down the new extended TV spot for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  They break down what Luke might be feeling being back on board the Millennium Falcon, what Snoke is saying, and if there some trickery going on in the final shot.  They also analyze what's going on in the international poster and trailer.  Plus, the pitfalls of corporately owned Star Wars, the state of the film industry, and what went wrong on Visceral's Star Wars game.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_LIVE_03-11-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:46pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris, are joined by StarWars.com contributor Tyler Weshause and The Imperial Senate podcast co-host Kristin Bates to discuss the Star Wars Rebels episodes "The Occupation" and "Flight of the Defender".  They discuss how these episodes tie in with other Star Wars media, how Lothal has evolved over the course of the series, and what these episodes tell us about where Ezra's head is and where he might be headed.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: The_Occupation_and_Flight_of_the_Defender.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:29pm PDT

On this episode Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by SWU Patrons Rusty, Andy, Katie, Matt, and Patrick to discuss the trailer for The Last Jedi and theorize about what will happen in the film.  They discuss what they expect from Luke Skywalker, the Rey and Kylo relationship, Finn vs. Phasma, and Poe Dameron leading the Resistance.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: Kanjikast_15.mp3
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On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic discuss the new The Last Jedi behind the scenes reel.  They look for secrets we can learn about certain new characters, Snoke's throne room, and shared screen time for Rey and Poe.  Then they break down the four most recent episodes of the Forces of Destiny animated mini-series.  Dominic and Ben also review the first ten stories in From A Certain Point Of View.  Plus, early box office projections for The Last Jedi, Battlefront II updates, and Ben was right... All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_27-10-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:06pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Ciaran are joined by Alex Damon of the Star Wars Explained YouTube channel to discuss the episode "In the Name of the Rebellion."  They discuss the character of Saw Gerrera and how he compares to the other portrayals of the character in other stories.  They also look at how his message compares to that of Mon Mothma.  They also look at how Hera responds to Saw, and what this episode might tell us about where Ezra's story is going.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: In_The_Name_Of_The_Rebellion.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:59pm PDT

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic discuss the news that the Han Solo movie now has a title, Solo: A Star Wars Story.  They share their thoughts on the title, why it took so long for it to be revealed, and when we can expect to see a trailer for the film.  They also discuss the news that EA is shutting down Visceral Studios and pivoting the Star Wars game they had been working on to something new.  Plus, a new Battlefront II trailer, new The Last Jedi images and dialogue, a Rebels update, and Tag and Bink are canon.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_20-10-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:12pm PDT

On this episode Dominic, Ben, Chris, and Ciaran (briefly) discuss the season four premiere of Star Wars Rebels, "Heroes of Mandalore."  They talk about the return of Bo-Katan, the introduction of Sabine's father, and the current state of affairs on Mandalore.  They also delve into the episode's "bait and switch" moment and how that impacted the episode.  Plus, general hopes for the final season!

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:23pm PDT

THE LAST JEDI TRAILER BREAKDOWN!  On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic are joined by Tracy Gardner (@FeministNerd) to discuss the long awaited trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  They focus on the dialogue in the trailer, discussing and debating who the lines are being said about and what they actually mean.  They also discuss how much of this trailer might be misdirection.  Plus, Dominic gives his report from the last three days of New York Comic Con.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_LIVE_13-10-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:40pm PDT

On this episode, Chris and Ben discuss breaking information about when and where to buy The Last Jedi tickets, cover the latest interviews with the cast and crew of The Last Jedi and Han Solo films, and break down a new trailer and clip from Battlefront II. Dominic and Riley from the Star Wars Report call in from New York Comic Con to report on The Last Jedi booth, new Hasbro announcements, and convention shenanigans. Plus some spoilers about the opening scenes of The Last Jedi. All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_6-10-2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:42pm PDT

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic discuss the latest breaking Star Wars news.  They break down the latest news about Star Wars Battlefront II, Forces of Destiny, and The Last Jedi.  They also talk about why it's so difficult to cast voice actors to play Leia, how long The Last Jedi is, and what new stories about Palpatine they'd like to see on screen.  Plus, Dominic chats with some Star Wars cosplayers about their experience meeting Oscar Isaac.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_29-09-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40pm PDT

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic break down all the latest Star Wars news and rumors.  They discuss when we might see the next trailer and (over) analyze the latest images from the film.  They also talk about the most recent updates from the Han Solo and if we'll see the Kessel run and/or Boba Fett in the film.  Then Dominic chats with author Tomas Pueyo-Brochard about his new book The Star Wars Rings and how we can use the story structure of previous Star Wars films to predict what will happen in future films.  Plus, how people who have never seen Star Wars react to the big reveals, Star Wars Rebels updates, and the launch of Science and Star Wars.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_22-09-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:34pm PDT

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic discuss the news that JJ Abrams is back to direct Star Wars Episode IX.  They share their thoughts on what to expect from Abrams this time around and why this may be the best possible situation for the sequel trilogy. They also talk about the release date being moved and the announcement that Chris Terrio is co-writing the film.  Plus, the latest news about The Last Jedi, some book updates, and Star Wars Rebels' new schedule for its final season.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_15-09-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:39pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Chris, and Ben are joined by SWU Patrons Rusty Zion, Nikk Serrano, Katie Horn, Matt Taylor, Andy Seiner, Gary Myer, and Eric Strothers to talk about some of their favourite Star Wars toys when they were kids, what they do with their Star Wars toys now, and what The Last Jedi toys are they most excited about.  They also share what they think of the new First Order vehicles from The Last Jedi.  All this and much more!

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On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic discuss the surprising news that Colin Trevorrow is no longer directing Episode IX.  What does this mean for that film?  Does Lucasfilm have a directors problem?  And who should replace him?  They discuss all these questions and more.  Then, they share their stories from Force Friday II.  They discuss the lining up experience, what product was available, and what they wound up buying.  Then, Dominic gives his report from the Star Wars Rebels panel at Fan Expo Canada and they talk about the new trailer.  Plus, Dominic chats with Blocks Magazine Deputy Editor Graham Hancock about Force Friday in the UK and the latest The Last Jedi Lego sets.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_08-09-17.mp3
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It's The SWU Force Friday II Spectacular!  Dominic and Chris report in from midnight madness lines to get you ready for Force Friday.  Meanwhile, Ben is joined by Zac Arnold from the Intergalactic Peace Coalition podcast to break down the week's news.  They discuss the recently revealed toys from Sphero, Funko, Hasbro, Lego, and more!  Plus, Dominic gives his report from the Propel Star Wars press event in New York City as well as day one of Fan Expo Canada.  They also give their thoughts at the most recent The Last Jedi pics.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_LIVE_01-09-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01pm PDT

On this episode Chris, Ben, and Dominic break down the latest Star Wars news and rumors!  They discuss the news that Michael K. Williams has been cut from the Han Solo movie and the reveal of Emilia Clarke's character's name in the film.  They also look at the new designs from The Last Jedi and share their thoughts on the AT-M6 and the First Order Dreadnought.  Plus, what Porgs sound like, are Anakin and Ahsoka in the latest Star Wars Battlefront II trailer, and some more thoughts on what an Obi-Wan stand alone film should cover.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_25-08-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04pm PDT

On this episode Chris, Ben, and Dominic discuss the exciting report from The Hollywood Reporter that Stephen Daldry in talks to direct an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie.  They share their thoughts on what they'd like to see in the film, what other characters could get films, and their thoughts on Daldry's pedigree.  They also look at the rest of the Entertainment Weekly The Last Jedi stories from last week and discuss what they expect from the reveals about Rey and Finn's backstory in the film.  Plus, there's still hope for Star Wars on Netflix, Battlefront II reveals are coming to Gamescom, and what makes a Legends character a good choice for bringing into the new canon.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_18-08-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16pm PDT

On this episode, Dominic, Chris, and Ben are joined by SWU Patrons Rusty Zion, Jacob Campbell, Joey Mays, Katie Horn, Matt Taylor, Andy Seiner, and Eric Strothers to discuss a variety of Star Wars topics.  They review some of the Entertainment Weekly reveals and discuss whether those are revealing too much.  They also share their favourite character from the new era of Star Wars and their favourite scene from their least favourite Star Wars movie.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: Kanjikast_13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31pm PDT

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic break down the massive The Last Jedi preview from Entertainment Weekly!  They discuss Luke's mental space in The Last Jedi, what Finn's arc with be, the major themes they foresee in the film, Poe and Leia's relationship, news about "DJ", and a discussion about what Chewie eats on Ach-To!  Plus, the latest from Ron Howard and Donald Glover on the young Han Solo film, Battlefront II updates, Disney pulls out of their deal with Netflix, and this week's Captain Rex controversy.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_11-08-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:18pm PDT

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic break down the week that was in Star Wars news, discussing the announcement of a "Hyper-reality" experience coming to Disney Parks, the latest comments on The Last Jedi from John Boyega, and a few social media updates on the untitled Han Solo film.  They also discuss Jack Thorne taking over as writer, and Rogue One connections in the Star Wars comic book series.  They also revisit the behind the scenes sizzle reel for The Last Jedi from D23 and discuss when will it be fair to assess how successful this first era of Disney owned Star Wars has been.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_04-08-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:23pm PDT

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic break down the latest batch of leaked promotional images from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  They delve into the reveals at San Diego Comic Con, focusing on Hasbro and publishing.  Then, Dominic chats with Steve and Joe from Hasbro about the behind the scenes of making Star Wars action figures.  Plus, the Thrawn novel is getting a comics adaptation, John Powell is the composer for the Han Solo movie, and some Galaxy's Edge updates.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_28-07-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54pm PDT

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Zac talk San Diego Comic Con, D23, new Han Solo set photos, and The Last Jedi news. Dominic calls in to give a report from the floor of SDCC. Listen to hear the guys break down the Galaxy's Edge reveal and The Last Jedi behind the scenes reel.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_21-07-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:50pm PDT

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic discuss what to expect from Star Wars at this weekend's D23 Expo! They share their predictions for what we might see from The Last Jedi, the Han Solo film, and any other reveals that may in store. They also share their thoughts on the reveals of the model of the upcoming Star Wars Land at the Disney Parks. Plus, they discuss the back half of the first season of Forces of Destiny, new The Last Jedi Lego sets have leaked, and new set pics from the young Han Solo film. All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_14-07-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:26pm PDT

On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic discuss the first four episodes of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny.  They discuss what they thought of the episodes and what the series' place in the grand scheme of Star Wars is and what it perhaps could and should be. They also share what other characters they'd like to see get their own episodes in the future.  They also talk about what to expect at upcoming conventions, a Battlefront II update, and Dominic and Ben act out a Star Wars Rebels deleted scene.  All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_07-07-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27pm PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:22pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:17pm PDT

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!

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

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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:
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Part 2:
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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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT