Two Star Wars Stories, two very different results. What made “Rogue One” such a success, while “Solo: A Star Wars Story” floundered at the box office? And what do these two movies tell us about the future of Star Wars films beyond the Skywalker saga? Let’s dig in and find out!
Last week’s episode was all about Star Wars characters who didn’t live up to the hype. We flip the script and discuss the opposite this week: which Star Wars characters turned out *better* than advertised, or don’t get enough love from the fandom?
It’s our 50th episode! We’ve got our buddy Nick Ammons joining us on this one, sparring with JT about most topics. It’s no secret The Force Awakens is down the list of JT’s favorite Star Wars movies, Nick says it’s better than the vaunted Rogue One. We also dig into prequel fandom, Rebels, soundtracks and more!
Allo, Nerfherders! As the Council gears up for a new The Last Jedi trailer on Monday night, we take a moment to look back on our favorite moments from the franchise so far. There are some sentimental favorites, some groundbreaking scenes, and no named characters were killed in the making of this episode.
Hello again, Herders! We’ve got a rift among the Council, and we bring it to the table. Both ‘Revenge of the Sith’ and ‘Rogue One’ told stories with known events and endpoints – so which movie tells its story better? JT jumps to the defense of Episode 3, AJ takes up the cause for ‘Rogue One’. We get the pulse of our fellow podcasters on this topic to bring a broader perspective to the conversation.
Not much happening in Star Wars this week, which is rare! We look ahead to the rest of 2017 and discuss the major events coming up on the Star Wars calendar – and there are a LOT: Rebels, Celebration, Force Friday, The Last Jedi, comics, books, video games… it’s a great time to be a Star Wars fan!
Welcome back to our regularly scheduled programming! With two Disney-led Star Wars films released, we take a look at each to see which one *feels* more like Star Wars. We tend to lean towards Rogue One, despite its format breaking so many conventions. Why is that? The Council discusses.
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!
“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!
It’s time to celebrate, fellow Herders! With Star Wars Celebration Europe having come and gone, we discuss the big news coming out of the annual event. We cover blind Jedi, a legend from Legends being reborn in the new canon, and the overall effect of “rejected” Star Wars ideas being brought in to new stories – and it was all streamed LIVE on Facebook. Check it out, and be ready to tune in and take part on Facebook next Wednesday at 8:00pm EST when we do it all again!