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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris get caught up on all the Star Wars news they missed while Andor was on.  They start by discussing the announcement of the cast and the first synopsis for The Acolyte.  Then they talk about the Bob-shake-up at Disney, and what sort of impact on Star Wars this might (or might not) have.  Then they break down all the rumors of which writers and directors might be making Star Wars movies in the next couple of years.  Plus, Tony Gilroy teases season two of Andor, the cover is revealed for Jedi: Battle Scars, and The Mandalorian season three gets a revised release date.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_02-12-22.mp3
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On this episode, Dominic, Chris, and Hannah wrap up season one of Andor, by discussing the finale, "Rix Road".  They discuss Cassian's evolution over the course of the series, from thief to rebel agent, and how Maarva's last words to him connect with actions in Rogue One.  They then talk about Mon Mothma's arc and her decisions to throw her family under the bus in support of the rebellion, as well as her role in the larger story of Andor.  And they talk about the riot on Ferrix and what it tells us (and maybe Luthen) about the state of the galaxy.  Plus, should we start shipping Dedra and Syril, did it seem like a lot of the characters were very passive in this episode, and how different will season two feel (whenever we see it)?  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_25-11-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53pm PST

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Hannah are joined by Jesse Bennet of the Question/Possible Answer podcast to break down the latest episode of Andor, "Daughter of Ferrix". They discuss Maarva's death and the community rallying around her, especially Brasso and B-2EMO. Then they talk about Cassian and Melshi's escape and motivations now that their out of prison. And they talk about Mon Mothma's growing problems at home, and Luthen run ins with Saw Gerrera and the Empire. Plus, Vel and Kleya's war of words in the shop, Syril's future, and attack of the Saw impressions! All this and much more!

 
Direct download: SWU_18-11-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:09pm PST

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, Chris, and Hannah break down the latest episode of Andor, "One Way Out". They start by breaking down the actions and words of Kino Loy, before and during the prison break. Then they talk about Cassian's role as a leader in both the break out and, ultimately, the Rebel Alliance. They also discuss Mon Mothma's predicament with Davos and her daughter. And they talk about Luthen's meeting with the ISB informant, Lonny. Plus, Melshi's future, what the hell is going on with Anto Kreegyr, and Ben's connection corner gets an upgrade. All this and much more!

Direct download: SWU_11-11-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:34pm PST

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, Chris, and Hannah break down the latest episode of Andor, "Nobody's Listening!"  They start by discussing the character arc of Kino and how his worldview is shattered by the events of the episode.  They also discuss the evolution of our perception of Dedra Meero and how we finally get to see her as the unsympathetic villain she really is.  Then they talk about Sryil going full stalker and what this means for him going forward.  Plus, Mon Mothma's homelife is still terrible, Luthen's presence in the episode even though we never see him, and an excellent podracer impression.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_04-11-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08pm PST

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, Chris, and Hannah are joined by Catherine Kneen of That Geek Pod (Twitter) to break down the latest episode of Andor, "Narkina 5".  They discuss Cassian's life in an Imperial prison, his fellow prisoners (including Andy Serkis and Melshi), and what the Aldhani raid meant for the forgotten people of the galaxy. They also discuss Mon Mothma's party and home life, specifically what is going on with her husband and daughter.  Then they talk about the long awaited meetings of Syril Karn and Deedra Meera, and Saw Gerrera and Luthen Rael.  And they talk about how all the storylines are converging back on Ferix.  Plus, a very dark theory about what the prisoners are building, ideas from this episode for parties at the next Star Wars Celebration, and a list of things that Luthen is afraid of.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_30-10-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:13pm PST

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, Chris, and Hannah break down all six episodes of Tales of the Jedi!  They discuss the way the series fleshes out Count Dooku, showing how he became disillusioned with both the Republic and the Jedi Order.  They also talk about his relationship with Qui-Gon Jinn, and Qui-Gon's unique place among the Jedi.  Then they analyze the Ahsoka stories, breaking down how these stories inform the choices she make's throughout The Clone Wars and beyond.  Plus, telling time by Obi-Wan's mullet, the fate of Eeth Koth, and we announce a second episode of the podcast is coming this weekend (Saturday @ 8:30pm ET) to discuss this week's episode of Andor!
 
Direct download: SWU_28-10-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:43pm PST

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, Chris, and Hannah are joined by Catherine of Culture Slate Reacts (YouTube Link) to break down the latest episode of Andor, "Announcement".  They talk about how this episode picks up on all the previous storylines and shows the fallout from them.  Then they discuss the changes at the ISB, Yularen's appearance, and Dedra's role in the bureau.  Then they talk about Syril's new life on Corsucant and his aspirations for his future.  They also break down Mon Mothma's conversations with both Luthen and Tay, and what she wants for the Rebellion.  And (finally) they talk about Cassian's return home and his capture on the beach.  Plus, more connections in different parts of the house, Dominic goes full teacher mode, and still no sign of Uncle Harlow.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_21-10-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:16pm PST

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, Chris, and Hannah break down the latest episode of Andor, "The Eye". They discuss how the episode handles the stakes of the mission and the execution of the heist of Aldhani. They also compare the filmmaking techniques used in Andor versus other Star Wars series like The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. Then they talk about the various character deaths in this episode and what they mean for the rebellion.  And there's a stream of jokes about a certain scene.  Plus, when might we see Saw Gerrera, how bad was Skeen really, and did we see enough of the Senate?  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_14-10-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:26pm PST

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, Chris, and Hannah are joined by Din of F-105 to break down the latest episode of Andor, "The Axe Forgets".  They begin by discussing how this show represents a departure from more modern Star Wars stories, and how different people are reacting to that change.  They then talk about how the episode explores the theme of everyone having a reason for being a rebel or being an Imperial.  They also discuss Syril Karn's current situation and speculate about where that might be headed. Plus, Mon Mothma and her family, the scale of selfish to selfless, and a fun story about meeting Obi-Wan Kenobi director Deborah Chow in Toronto.  All this and much more!
 
 
Direct download: SWU_07-10-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:03pm PST

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the fourth episode of Andor, "Aldhani". They start by discussing how this series is structured in a way that is unlike most other Star Wars series, and how it builds off how The Clone Wars used to do things. Then they talk about the depiction of Coruscant in the episode, the dynamics between the Imperial Officers, and Luthen Rael and Mon Mothma's interactions. They also talk about Cassian's introduction to Vel and her crew and what's being set up for future weeks. Plus, what's the deal with Mon Mothma's husband, some great easter eggs, and the story of the Ukrainian company that created Darth Vader's voice for Obi-Wan Kenobi.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_30-09-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59pm PST

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, Hannah, and Chris break down the first three episodes of Andor!  They discuss how this series feels so different from previous Star Wars instalments, including how it incorporates more mature and adult concepts and themes.  They also talk about the series' introduction to Cassian and how it sets him on his journey that will eventually culminate in Rogue One.  They then look at the "bad guys", the shades of grey in their portrayals and how they operate with respect to the Empire.  And they talk about the introduction of Bix, her life on Ferix, and her relationship to Cassian.  Plus, the term BBY being used on screen, Cassian's life in the flashbacks, and where we go from here.  All this and much more!
 
 
Direct download: SWU_22-09-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01pm PST

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, Hannah, and Chris break down all the trailers, stills, and other news out of D23 Expo!  They start by talking about the new Andor trailer and give their final pre-premiere thoughts on the series with less than a week until the premiere.  Then they break down the Tales of the Jedi trailer and give their thoughts on the choice of Ahsoka and Dooku as the characters to focus on for the series.  And then they discuss the teaser trailer for season three of The Mandalorian and analyze what Grogu's potential role this season might be.  Plus, thoughts on the new stills from Ahsoka and Skeleton Crew, there's a new release date for The Bad Batch, and casting news for The Acolyte (oh dip!).  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_16-09-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14pm PST

On this episode, Hannah, Chris & Ben are joined by Dominic who reports in live from Anaheim, California on the eve of D23 2022! They speculate about what might be revealed in the coming days, and discuss the disappointing lack of a plan for future Star Wars films. Furthermore they examine some recent comments from Rian Johnson concerning ‘The Last Jedi’ and his (perhaps still upcoming) Star Wars Trilogy. Also, Leia’s wedding dress revealed, ‘The Book Of Boba Fett’ wins an Emmy, and two new actors have just joined the cast of ‘The Acolyte’. Tune in for all of that and more!


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Direct download: SWU_-_9-9-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:25am PST

On this episode, Dominic and Ben are joined by a trio of guests to look back on Rogue One after seeing it again in IMAX this week.  First, they welcome Tales From Beyond The Galaxy (LINK), and its co-hosts Jordan, Tracy, and Anna, to the ever expanding Star Wars Underworld Network!  Then, the five of them reflect on Rogue One and speculate about Andor.  They talk about Mon Mothma's role, Luthen Rael's tightrope walk, and Cassian's mysterious backstory.  Plus, a little House of the Dragon talk (spoiler free), another wrinkle in the release date for The Bad Batch, and the worst question to ask at convention panel.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_09-02-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:49pm PST

On this episode Hannah, Chris and Ben finally get around to discussing all the latest Star Wars news that's been lying in wait, including a new 'Andor' clip, the official reveal of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi's Return', and the apparent delay of 'The Bad Batch' season two. And they manage to find time to touch on all the rest of the most recent noteworthy stories, including a 'Star Wars: Jedi' tie-in novel, 'Rogue One' returning to theaters, and more talk surrounding the protentional for 'The Book Of Boba Fett' season two. Furthermore, they officially reveal The Star Wars Underworld Network Discord server and Dominic and Matt from Eye On Canon drop in to give an update live from Fan Expo Canada. Plus, is John Boyega really done with Star Wars? And will Jar Jar show up in 'Andor'? Listen and/or watch for all of that and so much more!

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Direct download: SWU_-_8-26-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:26am PST

On this episode, Dominic, Hannah, and Chris are joined by Matthew and Joel of the Eye On Canon podcast for an in-depth discussion about Star Wars canon: what is it, how should it work, and how can it be improved? They discuss their feelings on the concept of canon (with lots of metaphors) and how Star Wars does things differently than other franchises. They also analyze ways that canon can be implemented to grow the franchise in interesting ways. Plus, another big announcement about the Star Wars Underworld network, we don't discuss any news on our news show, and JJ Abrams' legacy in both Trek and Wars.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_19-08-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:11pm PST

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT WEEK! On this episode, Dominic, Ben, Chris, and Hannah discuss the new TV special, Lego Star Wars Summer Vacation.  They delve into how the special handles the sequel trilogy characters, and why this hasn't been done in "canon", as well as why the special hasn't been released in certain parts of the world.  Then they talk about the latest updates about AndorAhsoka, and Obi-Wan Kenobi season two.  And they make a big announcement about the future of The Star Wars Underworld and introduce a new co-host.  Plus, the word scurrilous, how the hosts' voices have changed over the years, and a tease for another announcement next week.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_12-08-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:22pm PST

ANDOR TRAILER BREAK DOWN! On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris take a deep dive on the new trailer for Andor that was released this week.  They discuss the tone of the trailer and how the series could explore the various types of rebels that make up the Rebel Alliance.  They also look at how the Imperial Senate could be portrayed and the roles that Mon Mothma and Luthen Rael.  And they talk about how Cassian's backstory could force us to re-examine the Republic's war in the clone wars (building on what The Clone Wars series began).  Plus, what does the release date change mean for The Bad Batch and Tales of the Jedi, what sort of Imperial Agents will we see on the series, and how will this series intersect with Star Wars Rebels.  All this and much more!
 
 
Direct download: The_SWU_05-08-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:52pm PST

On this episode Ben is joined by Hannah Raeside, Jordan Chaffer and Chris "Starrapter" Abbott! They discuss the fate of the 'Knights Of The Old Republic' remake following a troubling report about the game being indefinitely delayed. They also touch on some big Star Wars television updates, including new interviews with Diego Luna and Pedro Pascal discussing 'Andor' and season three of 'The Mandalorian', respectively. And they debate who Amandla Stenberg could be playing following their long awaited confirmation of being cast in 'The Acolyte'. Furthermore, they take a look at the new poster for 'Lego Star Wars: Summer Vacation', share their initial impressions of the new docuseries 'Light & Magic', and speculate about some new Lucasfilm trademarks and what they could mean. Listen for all of this and much more!

 

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Direct download: SWU_-_7-29-22.mp3
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On this episode Ben and Chris are joined by Dominic who reports live from San Diego Comic Con! They discuss the exciting yet somewhat lacking presence of Star Wars at the convention, including a display of costumes from from 'Obi-Wan Kenobi', 'The Book Of Boba Fett', and others. They also (briefly) touch on a new TV spot for 'Andor' as well as the new droid from the series B2EMO who was officially revealed at SDCC. Furthermore, Chris and Ben discuss some big updates from various Disney+ series, including a protentional confirmation for season two of 'The Book Of Boba Fett', the beginning of production for 'Skeleton Crew', and several new Emmy nominations for two Star Wars series! Also, what would have happened if George Lucas had NOT sold Lucasfilm to Disney? And did George secretly make his own version of the Sequel Trilogy in his basement? Listen as we answer those questions and more!

 

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Direct download: SWU_-_7-22-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:44pm PST

There's no weekly Star Wars Underworld Podcast this week, so instead enjoy this peek behind the paywall with a compilation of some of our favorite moments from the infamous weekly SWU Patreon Pre-Show.  Topics discussed include Stranger Things 4 (spoiler-free), meeting Star Wars directors, interacting with scammers online, Doctor Stranger In The Multiverse Of Madness, and behind the scenes of the SWU.  All this and much more!
 
 
Direct download: Best_of_the_PreShow.mp3
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On this special bonus episode, Dominic is joined by Din of F-105 (LINK) and Hannah Raeside of Star Wars Culture (LINK) to look back on the 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' series.  They take an in-depth look at the character arcs of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader, while also breaking down the roles of Princess Leia, Reva, Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, Roken, Tala, and the Gran Inquisitor.  Plus, they have a little fun with the SWU intro.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: The_Kenobi_Kastaways.mp3
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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris get the hype train rolling on Andor, discuss the road not taken for Obi-Wan Kenobi, and look ahead at The Mandalorian.  They discuss Tony Gilroy's comments about how the structure for season two of Andor and discuss what this means for the story of the second season and what it says about the future of Star Wars storytelling.  Then they discuss the revelation that Commander Cody was considered as a character to be included in Obi-Wan Kenobi and discuss what the relationship between Cody and Obi-Wan really is.  And they look ahead at updates about The MandalorianAhsoka, Skeleton Crew, and Taika Waititi's movie.  Plus, a ridiculous order to watch all of Star Wars in, the two "sides" of the Rebel Alliance, and the simple wisdom of George Lucas. All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_08-07-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:10pm PST

On this episode Chris and Ben are joined Hannah Raeside and Jordan Chaffer from Star Wars Culture discuss the latest and greatest Star Wars news! They start off with the big revelation that 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' was originally conceived as a film trilogy and what that means for a potential season two. They further examine recent comments from the cast and creators and share their opinions on how the story could continue. They also address Taika Waititi confirming that his film will not shoot this year and what that means for the future Star Wars film slate. Also, Sam Jackson wants to play Mace Windu more than he wants and Oscar, John Williams is retiring(?), and will Chris Evans play Lux Bonteri? Listen for all of that and so much more!

 

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Direct download: SWU_-_7-1-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:25pm PST

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss "Part VI", the finale, of Obi-Wan Kenobi.  They discuss Vader and Obi-Wan's confrontation, the meaning behind what they said, and what it tells us about their future choices.  They also discuss Reva's actions and choices in the finale.  And they delve into the roles of Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, and Bail and Breha Organa in the upbringings of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia.  Plus, Dominic talks about seeing the series on the big screen at an event Deborah Chow and Hayden Christensen, speculation about an alternate version of the story, and thoughts on the possibility of a season two.  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_24-06-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:52pm PST

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss "Part V" of Obi-Wan Kenobi and some recent comments from Taika Waititi and Kathleen Kennedy about the next Star Wars film.  They start by dissecting the long awaited flashback scene between young Anakin and Obi-Wan, leading them to a lengthy discussion about Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader's evolution through the original trilogy and some speculation about what Obi-Wan's motivations in the finale will be.  Plus, they break down Reva's arc, discuss the evolution of Order 66 scenes, and pour one out for Tala and NED-B.  All this and much more!
 
 
Direct download: SWU_17-06-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54pm PST

On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss "Part IV" of Obi-Wan Kenobi and the trailer for Andor released two weeks ago(!!) at Star Wars Celebration.  They begin by discussing the new episode of Kenobi, exploring how this episode maps the progression in the arcs for Princess Leia and Obi-Wan Kenobi, while also looking at some of the weaknesses that may have held the story back this week.  Then they break down the Andor trailer, looking at how the series might show us the stories of both the outer rim and the core worlds and how what goes on each impacts the other through Cassian Andor and Mon Mothma.  Plus, pancake places in London, the cost of rebelling, and the fate of Tera Sinube.  All this and much more!
 
 
Direct download: SWU_10-06-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41pm PST

Dominic, Ben, and Chris are back from Star Wars Celebration and are finally ready to break down the first three episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi. They start by dissecting how this series has handled its main character, Obi-Wan Kenobi, presenting him as broken man who is struggling with his re-entry to the larger galaxy. They also talk about the depiction of Princess Leia and how the series has put her front and centre, while also making call backs to her mother. Then they talk about Darth Vader and his role in the series and where we might be headed with the Vader/Obi-Wan confrontations. Plus, Reva and the Inquisitors, Uncle Owen, and Bail Organa. All this and much more!

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Direct download: SWU_03-06-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:17pm PST

It's a mini-episode of The Star Wars Underworld Podcast, recorded live from the Celebration show floor!  Dominic, Ben, Chris, and special guests recap their day (so far) at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, sharing their thoughts on the Bad Batch and Star Wars Visions panels.  They discuss what was revealed in the trailer for Bad Batch season two (and how it differs from the version released on the internet.   They also talk about Celebration returning to London in 2023, the future of Star Wars Visions, and the future of The Bat Batch. Plus, the best moments of Celebration, the Siege of Mandalore on the Celebration Stage, and (a little) more!
Direct download: SWU_SWCA_Day_Four.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:27am PST

It's a mini-episode of The Star Wars Underworld Podcast, recorded live from the Celebration show floor!  Dominic and Ben recap their day (so far) at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, sharing their thoughts on the Mando+ and Tales of the Jedi panels.  They discuss the extended Mandalorian trailer as well as the big casting news about Ahsoka.  Then they give their thoughts on the Tales of the Jedi reveal, as well as a spoiler free review of the first episode.  Plus stories from the convention floor and many, many distractions.  All this and a little more!
Direct download: SWU_Mini_SWCA_Day_Three.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:18am PST

It's a mini-episode of The Star Wars Underworld Podcast, recorded live from the line for Smuggler's Run at Galaxy's Edge during Disneyland Star Wars Nite!  Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by Chris "Starrapter" Abbott and Matthew Neugebauer from Eye On Canon to (quickly) discuss their highlights from day two of Star Wars Celebration, the announcement of a new animated series, Star Wars Nite, and some early thoughts on the first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi.  Plus, Hondo's workers keep interrupting us, and Dominic walks into two people while recording.  All this and a little more!
Direct download: SWU_Mini_SWCA_Day_Two.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:34am PST

Live from IHOP across the street from the Convention Centre, Dominic, Ben, and Chris recap the first day of Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022.  They recap the Lucasfilm Studios Showcase panel, discussing AndorThe Mandalorian, and Skeleton Crew in particular, as well as some of the other big moments from the event (like John freakin' Williams and Harrison Ford and Hayden Christensen with Ewan McGregor!).  They also share some of their other highlights from the day, including a chance encounter with Jon Favreau!  Then they turn things over to the audience for some Celebration memories and highlights.  Plus, live music from F-105 and Hannah Raeside.  All this and much more!

Direct download: SWU_IHOP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:32am PST

 
On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris break down all the reveals from the massive Vanity Fair Star Wars article!  They start by talking about the reveals about Andor, before moving to The Acolyte, then "Grammar Rodeo", followed by Ahsoka, then the future of Star Wars films (including what's going on with Rogue Squadron, Taika's movie, and Rian Johnson's trilogy), and Kathleen Kennedy's controversial comments about Solo: A Star Wars Story.  Plus tips and tricks for having the best time at Star Wars Celebration (they don't *all* involve coming to our IHOP party).  All this and much more!
 
Direct download: SWU_20-05-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21am PST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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