Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Ep. 123 - Andor Episodes 1-3

The next Disney+ Star Wars show has finally premiered! Based on the 2016 movie Rogue One, Andor follows the formation of the Rebellion as well as the evolution of the titular character, Cassian Andor, as he devolves into the ruthless agent we see in the movie. Joining us for this three episode premier is one of our favorite former cohosts, JJ Travers. Join us as we praise and criticize this next entry in the Star Wars Universe. 

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Ep. 122 - Shadow of the Sith

The recently released Shadow of the Sith by Adam Christopher fills in the backstory created by The Rise of Skywalker following the exploits of Luke and Lando as they try and track down Ochi and Rey’s parents. Joining with us to discuss all the twists and turns of the book is author and science writer J. Dianne Dotson (AKA Jendia Gammon). You can find J. Dianne Dotson (Jendia Gammon) on Twitter, or her website, or through all her other links

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Ep. 121 - D+ Day and D23 News Roundup

The D23 Convention and Disney+ Day just passed and the result was a slew of Star Wars trailers, casting announcements, release dates and much more than we’ve seen since Star Wars Celebration. We are here to break down all of the Star Wars news from the bombardment of all the Disney joy.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Ep. 120 - Star Wars Celebration: Galactic Critters Big and Small Panel

Here is the second panel that Jim was on at Star Wars Celebration this past May, Galactic Critters Big and Small. It was a lot of fun and there are videos that he and Melissa, the panel moderator, worked on up on YouTube that go along with the panel. Here is the official panel description: 

From the desert of Tatooine to the abyss of Naboo, wildlife is everywhere in Star Wars. Creatures big and small capture our attention and leave us curious to know more. Science writer Melissa Miller (Nerdist, Star Wars Insider) brings together a panel of experts to speculate about everything from dianogas to porgs, womp rats to purgills, the Zillo beast to rathtars. Clips of these wonderful critters will be narrated in the style of a nature documentary and discussed by scientific experts including herpetologist Frank Santana (reptiles and amphibians), ophthalmologist Amit Patel (eye specialist), and paleoecologist Jim Lehane (prehistoric life). Conservation biologist Samantha Wynns will share how to help animals threatened by technology, invasive species, and even galactic war. Bring your questions and the panelists will discuss habits and lifestyles based on what we know about critters here on Earth.

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