Welcome back, Nerfherders! As much as we hate jumping on the news cycle, we – meaning *Jon* – can’t pass up the opportunity when his beloved Han Solo is in trouble! News recently broke that the directors of the as-yet-untitled Han Solo movie were fired with principal filming almost complete. Ron Howard has stepped in to direct. What does all this mean for the film? Turns out – surprise, surprise – Jon has plenty to say on the matter!
Salutations, fellow Herders! It’s our 40th episode already! Can you believe that?? We figured for this momentous occasion, the Council would try something new (for us) and take an in-depth look at the film that started it all 40 years ago. Listen along as we watch “Star Wars: A New Hope”!
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.
Hello, fellow Herders! We had grand aspirations for this episode, we really did, but a particular YouTube video (deliberately not linked, so as not to drive any more traffic to it) was so inflammatory towards ‘The Force Awakens’ that we never got to our larger topic. We take on this behemoth of pessimistic clickbait willingly, so does it count as getting trolled??
Greetings and awkwardly long handshakes, Herders! We had so much to say about Star Wars Celebration Orlando, we couldn’t cram it all into a single episode. We managed to cram it into 2, though! In this episode, we give our thoughts on The Last Jedi trailer, talk more SWCO stories, spoil a book for Jon, and discuss the real-world problems of Star Wars costuming.
Hey, have you heard of this thing called Star Wars Celebration Orlando that happened last week? We were there! From all the panels, after hours shenanigans, official news releases, and stories from the show floor, we run down everything we can remember and speak of publicly that happened on our trip.
We’re a mere 4 days from Star Wars Celebration Orlando!!!!! We’re too geeked to talk about anything else, so we don’t. We look over the recently released panel schedule, calling out the can’t-miss and won’t-bother events, do a little on-air trip planning, and as usual, scheme how to crash the events they don’t want us attending.
Heyyyyyy…. it’s been over a year since we trolled the interwebs for stupid fan theories – can you believe that!? Well, it’s true. It’s damn true. With “The Last Jedi” and Star Wars Celebration: Orlando to look forward to, we vet the latest (and silliest) theories we can find. It’s more Rey, more Snoke, more stupidity!
This time around on the Nerfherder Council, we take on the controversial documentary “The People vs. George Lucas”. Is the creator of Star Wars deserving of all the criticism thrown his way, or are his contributions to a galaxy far, far away enough to warrant fans’ unwavering respect? Jon of course sides with Mr. Lucas, and has plenty to say on the subject!
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!