…Aaaaand we’re back! This time around on the Nerfherder Council – our first of 2017 – we explain what happened to our last episode. Rathtars! We also reflect on the passing of Carrie Fisher, interview Dark Vader of the Star Wars metal band “Galactic Empire”, and reflect on our first year on the air.
The Council returns with a jam-packed 2-part episode, recorded before and after seeing Rogue One! Stormtrooper tetherball, production meetings, and Toy Story aliens are just a few of the topics we hit on. Warning: spoilers ahead!
It’s Thanksgiving week in the United States this Thursday, and we’re taking stock of all the things we’re thankful for in a galaxy far, far away. Spoiler: we’re all over the map on this one.
And we make Steve talk! Aren’t you thankful for that??
It’s back to the start! “Rogue One” opens in just 6 weeks, and butts up to what started it all: Star Wars. (“A New Hope” to you kids.) In fact, we’ve got a kid on the show! Let’s see what Generation Z feels about a movie made nearly 3 decades before he was.
This is our love letter for the film that started it all.
“Have you ever considered we may be on the wrong side?” Padmé may have had it right! On this episode, we turn the tables and consider the Galactic Civil War from the Empire’s point of view.
Also on this show: a brief review of the new book, Ahsoka, and just how EEEEVIL is the Empire??
On a personal note, happy birthday Dad!!
“Rogue Friday” live at Toys R Us didn’t work out as planned, but it makes for entertaining show fodder! Join us as we recount our misadventures in live streaming, and then get theoretical about Disney storytelling in the George Lucas era of the Star Wars timeline: what it means for the saga, how it might differ from the style we’re used to, and what might become of all of these previously unknown characters. Also, Steve talks on this one!
Welcome back, everyone! A long time ago, in a Facebook group far, far away, two upstart podcasts connected. (Spoiler: One of them was us.) On this, our 20th episode, we bring on John from The Blockade Runner. (That was the other podcast.) He gives us thoughts on The Prequels Strike Back, Star Wars Celebration, and how great we are.
Episode VIII picks up right where The Force Awakens left off, which will be a first for Star Wars saga films. In our first-ever opinion column – yes, we can type, too! – AJ explains his case against coming right back to Rey and Luke to begin the movie.
Salutations, Nerfherders! This time around, we turn the mics on Brad Weatherholt and Kyle Brodeur, the creators of a new documentary called “The Prequels Strike Back”. Is it possible that George Lucas was telling a smarter story than anyone gave him credit for? Tune in to hear about the movie that explores that very question – and download “The Prequels Strike Back” starting September 14th!
Salutations, fellow Herders! On this episode, the Council discusses the final film of the George Lucas era: Revenge of the Sith. Is it a paint-by-numbers conclusion to the prequel era, or is it something more inspired? Jon, as usual, defends its virtues, while AJ isn’t so sure – and Steve, well… Steve can’t make up his mind.