Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Ep. 42 - Holiday Haberdashery

Another year come and gone, and with it, another Christmas filled with Star Wars presents for the crew of Talkin’ Tauntauns. We tell you all about what Santa delivered to the crew from a galaxy far, far away, and bring you along for a deep dive into the Disney Gallery for Season 2 of The Mandalorian on Disney+.

We’re also exploring some of the biggest questions Star Wars fans have as we look ahead to The Book of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian Season 3. 

Wrapping things up are milk, cookies, and another Comics Corner segment! There’s big things happening for Darth Vader and a surprise character who didn’t quite make it into the final film of the Skywalker Saga.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Ep. 41 - The Mandalorian Season 2 finale

The final confrontation between Din Djarin and Moff Gideon is upon us in the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian. Mando has recruited a host of allies to help him rescue that which matters most and you won’t be disappointed by the end result.

Joining the Talkin’ Tauntauns crew to discuss the final episode of season 2 is AIPT’s resident weekly reviewer of The Mandalorian, Nick Nafpliotis. And don’t you worry, for the third year running we’ve brought you our Star Wars holiday gift guide.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Ep. 40 - The Star Wars blueprint

Disney has released the blueprints for the next 5+ years of Star Wars on the big and small screen with the official announcement of 12 different movies and television series. So sit back, relax, and allow the crew of Talkin’ Tauntauns to take you through each individual announcement in one of our longest episodes ever.

Oh, and don’t worry, we didn’t forget about The Mandalorian. Of course we’re also talking about the newest episode.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Ep. 39 - The Tragedy

Tragedy has struck the crew of the Razorcrest and the Talkin’ Tauntauns crew is very excited about it. The latest episode of The Mandalorian is loaded with fan service, and one of our hosts is absolutely overjoyed because of it. We’re also talking the latest issue of Star Wars: Doctor Aphra and the wonderful pile of Aphraisms found inside.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Ep. 38 - The Return of Ahsoka

It’s been teased for several episodes now and the rumors were flying before Season 2 of The Mandalorian even started, but now it’s official — Ahsoka Tano is back and in live action for the first time ever! The Talkin’ Tauntauns crew breaks down the latest episode of The Mandalorian and Jim shares his experience of finishing Tales from Galaxy’s Edge on the Oculus.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Ep. 37 - The Siege

The Mandalorian Chapter 12: The Siege is upon us with the directorial debut of Carl Weathers, and of course the Talkin’ Tauntauns crew is breaking down the latest episode of everyone’s favorite TV series from a galaxy far, far away.

But that’s not all. No, not even close! Disney celebrated Life Day with the release of the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special. We also got a new video game, Tales From Galaxy’s Edge for the Oculus, and the influx of comics continues with the newest issue of Bounty Hunters.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Ep. 36 - The Heiress

The Mandalorian Chapter 11: “The Heiress” is upon on us and its bursting at the seams with Mandalorians. We’ve officially reached the point in Season 2 where many of the casting rumors from the past year are starting to pan out and the Talkin’ Tauntauns crew is here to let you know if the hype is real.

There’s also the newest issue of the Darth Vader comic book to break down, and it’s got a seriously deep cut for the super Star Wars nerds out there.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Ep. 35 - Arachnophobia

The Mandalorian Chapter 10 delivered a side quest adventure of epic proportions and the Talkin’ Tauntauns crew is excited to tell you all about it. We witness another incredible display of Mando’s combat skills, the Razor Crest as a taxi service, one hungry Baby Yoda (that kid has to stop putting stuff in his mouth), and much to our poor co-host Jim’s misfortune, spiders. Lots and lots of spiders.

We also share our experience as pilots in the new Star Wars: Squadrons video game and discuss the latest exciting issue of the mainline Star Wars comic book.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Ep. 34 - The Marshal

After what feels like forever Disney’s wildly popular live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian has returned for its second season! The return of Mando and his adorable green skinned friend kicks off with the new episode, Chapter 9, The Marshal. The crew of Talkin’ Tauntauns digs into the new creatures, aliens, characters, costumes, and…canon breaking moments?!

Don’t worry, the latest Star Wars comics haven’t been forgotten, we discuss all the newest issues in our annual Comics Corner segment.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Ep. 33 - Alyssa Wong on the joys of writing Doctor Aphra

The Talkin’ Tauntauns crew is joined by the incredibly talented and hilarious Alyssa Wong, the award winning writer who’s currently delighting Star Wars fans with her work on the ongoing Doctor Aphra comic book series. Alyssa was a wonderful guest who spent the entire show hanging out with us and answered our many questions about Doctor Aphra, the creative process, and tolerated our many tangents. If you love Star Wars and Doctor Aphra, then you owe it to yourself to listen!

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Ep. 32 - Qui-Gon's Vanilla Lightsaber

The galaxy just got a little brighter with the release of three new Star Wars trailers and the crew of Talkin’ Tauntauns is excited to talk about it.

Video game fans were spoiled and got two new trailers in one week! There’s a new Star Wars: Squadrons cinematic trailer and the upcoming VR adventure game on Oculus, Tales From Galaxy’s Edge, received a teaser trailer.

The crew had a little debate about lightsabers this episode, specifically, which one each of us thinks belongs in Dok Ondar’s at Galaxy’s Edge. There’s six possible choices that fans can vote on right now. But of course the biggest news for the week is the release of a the first trailer for The Mandalorian Season 2!

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Ep. 31 - Doctor Aphra’s audio drama

Since debuting in Darth Vader #3 Doctor Aphra has become one of the most popular new characters to come to the Star Wars universe under Disney’s reign. The good doctor has appeared in numerous Star Wars comic books and even has her own critically acclaimed series.

Everywhere our favorite rogue archeologist goes, she’s a smash-hit. Today we’re exploring new territory with the delightful and nefarious doctor and seeing if she can continue her hot streak in the new audio book, Doctor Aphra.

We’ve also got another round of everyone’s favorite segment: Comics Corner. And spoiler alert! There are some really good Star Wars comics out right now, so you don’t want to miss this discussion.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Ep. 30 - Revenge of the Star Wars Trivia

Much like the Sith before us, Star Wars trivia is BACK and this time we’ve got the redoubtable Holly Frey from Full of Sith, and fellow AIPT team member Nicole H. Quinn joining us. There’s a lot of deep cuts to be found here, and some great stories attached to our trivia questions.

We also discuss the first chapter of Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi, the first book in the new High Republic publishing initiative, as well as some exciting news about Star Wars Squadrons and The Mandalorain.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Ep. 29 - Jason Fry's Dorkery

Talkin’ Tauntauns is joined today by prolific Star Wars author Jason Fry. You may recognize him from his fantastic work in a galaxy far, far away, on titles such as the Servants of the Empire series, The Last Jedi novelization, the Galactic Explorer’s Guide, and nearly 50 other Star Wars stories.

Our conversation takes us from Legends to Canon, from RPG’s to short stories, to novels and everything in-between. Jason takes us on his journey from being a fan with a dream, to becoming a member of the team bringing Star Wars to life, and shares how he balances fandom with being in the author’s chair.

There’s also some good news and some bad news: a new Star Wars video game and Celebration has been cancelled. We give you the full breakdown.

Lastly, but most importantly, with everything going on in the world today we felt that we needed to make a statement about our unwavering support for Black Lives Matter. As mentioned in the show here are a couple of links for organizations which could use your contributions to fighting racism and inequality.

NAACP

ACLU

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Ep. 28 - Highlights from the Holonet

The Holonet has been absolutely bumping with Star Wars news lately. There’s a pile of Mandalorian casting rumors, a new Galaxy’s Edge VR video game, the making of The Mandalorian documentary, updates to Project Luminous, and finally, new comics! Everything a Star Wars fan needs to tide them over until quarantine ends.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Ep. 27 - Ended, the Clone Wars have

 

After twelve long years, one movie, one hundred thirty-three episodes and seven seasons, Star Wars: The Clone Wars is officially complete.

The final season of The Clone Wars delivered some of the best storytelling the series has ever seen alongside legendary lightsaber battles, exciting new characters, and moments that broke our hearts.

Joining Talkin’ Tauntauns to discuss the Season 7 and the finale is special guest AIPT Contributor Nick Nafpliotis. Did we mention we recorded on Star Wars Day? So naturally we were inundated tons of exciting Star Wars news.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Ep. 26 - Quality Quarantine Picks

The Talkin’ Tauntauns crew are all feeling a bit ansy after being on lockdown for what feels like forever, so to try and cheer ourselves up, we thought we’d record a podcast! Don’t worry dear listener, we didn’t forget about you. We’ve got some fantastic Star Wars content to recommend; comics, books, video games, movies, TV shows, and more!

Though perhaps even more exciting is the arrival of the highly anticipated ninth episode of The Clone Wars: The Siege of Mandalore. Ahsoka might just have starred in the series’ best episode ever.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Ep. 25 - Talkin' Tano

 As with everyone else on the planet, the entire crew is stuck in quarantine, but that’s okay because it gives us plenty of time to catch up on everything happening in the Star Wars universe. And there’s a lot of stuff happening.

The Mandalorian’s cast is expanding! Michael Biehn has been confirmed to join the crew and rumors swirl around Ahsoka Tano being present in her first ever live-action role! Oh and did we mention this episode has great news for gamers? Cause it does. Especially for the podracers of the galaxy. And don’t worry Clone Wars fans, we’ve got three episodes to talk about just for you.

Attention all fans of comic books from a galaxy far, far away. Don’t go anywhere because we’re talking about four different series this episode. Kylo Ren rises, Darth Vader falls further into darkness, Luke seeks his destiny in a never been seen vision, and bounty hunter scum hunt some bounties.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Ep. 24 - The High Republic

The mysterious Project Luminious is a mystery no more. Disney has finally lifted the veil of the Dark Side to reveal the long awaited and highly anticipated literally project — The High Republic.

Special guest and fellow AIPT Comics contributor Mike Pursell is in the house to dig into shocking revelations that have come out of The Rise of Skywalker novelization, and helps us review the two latest episodes from the final season of The Clone Wars.

There’s also a new segment premiering in the form of “Palpsy’s Picks,” (Jim’s brainchild) where we provide some of our favorite moments that the Star Wars Universe has brought us.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Ep. 23 - The Clone Wars Returns

At long last the legendary animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars has made its triumphant return. Episode one of the seventh and final season “The Bad Batch” is now streaming on Disney+ and our hosts have all kinds of things to say about it.

Do you love Star Wars comics? Rhetorical question right? Marvel has three new comic series out set in a galaxy far, far away and two waiting in the wings. Naturally we’re already hooked on watching Ben Solo’s transformation into Kylo Ren, Darth Vader hunting down big secrets, and Luke and Lando’s respective journeys after the events of The Empire Strikes Back.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Ep. 22 - The History of the Mandalorians with Abel Peña

 

Abel Peña, the proverbial forefather of the Mandalorians, is back with us for another episode! Whoever said we don’t spoil our listeners? This time around Abel digs into his contributions to Legends and laying the groundwork for what has become one of the most popular cultures in the Star Wars universe, we’re talking of course about our favorite warrior poets, the Mandalorians.

There’s also some breaking news out of the holonet including rumors swirling about possible delays to the highly anticipated live-action Obi-Wan series, Jim’s thoughts on the Resistance finale, and the whole crew excitedly digs into the freshly announced Poe Dameron YA novel.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Ep. 21 - Rise of the Resistance with Legends author Abel Peña

We’re down a pilot this week as Connor’s out of action with the Brainrot Plague, famous for wiping out the entire humanoid population of the Weemell sector. Meanwhile Jim’s just returned from Black Spire Outpost, having escaped with his very own lightsaber, and maybe, just maybe, he’s smuggled out information on the secret Rebel base hidden on Batuu.

In a special surprise for our listeners we have Legends author Abel Peña aboard to talk the impending final season of Clone Wars, his experience at Galaxy’s Edge, and his contributions to our favorite galaxy far, far away.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Ep. 20 - The Mandalorian: Season 1 Recap

JJ has finally recovered from hibernation sickness and so we’re finally back to discuss the conclusion to the first season of The Mandalorian. We answer all of your burning questions. Did Baby Yoda eat more frogs? Did Connor get to see IG-11 podracing? And most importantly of all, did Mando disintegrate more bad guys?

And while Christmas may be in our review view mirror, we still need to find out what Star Wars gifts each of our hosts received from their loved ones.

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