Thursday, April 2, 2020

New Clip Released From Upcoming "Dangerous Debt" Clone Wars Episode

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By Chris Seekell

Disney has released a preview clip from Friday's upcoming episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. In the clip, Ahsoka, Trace, and Rafa are held captive and tortured by the criminal Pykes. Before being hauled off to presumably be tortured, Trace talks to Ahsoka about her mother. You can watch the clip below!

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Andrew Jack | 1944 - 2020

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By: Benjamin Hart


We are incredibly saddened to report the loss of an important member of the Star Wars family. Andrew Jack, who worked as a dialect coach on The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, and was best known on screen as Caluan Ematt in those films, has passed away at the age of 76 due to complications of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Sunday, March 29, 2020

The Clone Wars Strikes Back | "Deal Or No Deal"

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On this episode, Dominic, Ciaran, Ben, and Chris are joined by Kareem Dharsee from Order 416 to discuss the Clone Wars episode "Deal Or No Deal".  They discuss Ahsoka's continued exposure to what life is like outside the Jedi order.  They also break down how the episode challenges our notions about the "goodness" of the Republic and the Jedi, and the challenges for people like Trace and Rafa in navigating the galaxy.  They also delve into the layers of Anakin and Ahsoka's relationship, and why Anakin lets Ahsoka go in this episode.  Plus, connections to Solo: A Star Wars Story, a new side to Kessel, the Pykes are back, and a defense of the name "Silver Angel" for a ship.  All this and much more!
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Friday, March 27, 2020

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 27/03/20

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the news that Ahsoka Tano will be appearing in season two of The Mandalorian and that Rosario Dawson will be playing her.  Then they open up the phone lines to talk to SWU listeners about a variety of topics including Admiral Ackbar in The Last Jedi, more The Mandalorian casting reports, and other animated characters making the jump to live action.  Plus, Kylo Ren's favourite ice cream flavour, Han Solo's favourite Star Wars movie, and the debut of "InfoStarWars".  All this and much more!
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Monday, March 23, 2020

The IPC Podcast LIVE #277 | Superman IV: The Quest For Peace

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On this episode Jake, Zac and Ben finally force themselves to watch and discuss one of the most infamously terrible superhero films of all time; Superman IV: The Quest For Peace. They break down all the characters, quotes and moments that they love to hate and compare the film to its loathed predecessor. Jake shares his first impressions of Christopher Reeves' Superman, Ben makes the case that it isn't that bad, and Zac is on the verge of insanity. In addition, they discuss the news surrounding the expedited home video release of Disney-Pixar's Onward, and the all-but-confirmed casting of Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano in the second season of The Mandalorian. Plus, listen for a more serious edition of #BBQWatch as the guys discuss the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses and how everyone can help support them. Listen for all that and more!
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Sunday, March 22, 2020

The Clone Wars Strikes Back | "Gone With A Trace"

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On this episode, Dominic and Chris are joined by Lauren Scott of Channel 1138 to discuss the Clone Wars episode "Gone With A Trace".  They discuss the introduction of the Martez sisters, Trace and Rafa, and their current dynamic and how Ahsoka may impact that. They also talk Ahsoka's adjustment to life in the lower levels (the underworld) of Coruscant, and the way the Jedi are perceived by the people of the galaxy.  Plus, the droid chase sequence, Palpatine's influence on the people of the republic, and how laundry works in the galaxy far, far away.  All this and much more!

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Report: Rosario Dawson To Play Ahsoka Tano In Season Two Of 'The Mandalorian'

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By: Dominic Jones

On the same day Ahsoka Tano returned in animated form to our screens in the new episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, we have learned that she'll soon be making her live action debut! /Film is reporting today that the character will appear in the upcoming second season of The Mandalorian, currently slated to debut on Disney+ in October 2020, and that she will be played by actress Rosario Dawson.  The news has since been confirmed by Variety, though representatives for Lucasfilm and Dawson have not yet commented on it. 
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The SWU Podcast LIVE | 'The Last Jedi' Film Commentary

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris, at long last, continue the SWU Podcast film commentary series by watching Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  They discuss the various strengths and weaknesses of the film, and debate what small changes could have been made to improve the film's reception with audiences.  They also discuss Luke's arc in this film and how it works with the other films (including The Rise of Skywalker).  Plus, Finn's muddled arc, lots of love for Rose, a (small) debate about the Holdo maneuver, Rey and Kylo's evolving relationship, and the importance of test screenings.  All this and much more!
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Thursday, March 19, 2020

The IPC Podcast LIVE #276 | Star Wars: The Clone Wars - The Bad Batch Arc

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On this special episode Jake Damon returns after a long hiatus to join Zac and Ben for a discussion on the first new episode arc from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, "The Bad Batch". The touch on their history with the recently revitalized series and quickly dive into discuss the four new episodes "The Bad Batch", "A Distant Echo", "On The Wings Of Keeradaks", and "Unfinished Business". They share their overall impressions, favorite moments, and more. The guys also compare the previously released unfinished story reel versions of the episodes to newly released finished versions. Listen for all that and much more!

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

The Clone Wars Strikes Back | "Unfinished Business"

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On this episode, Dominic, Ciaran, and Ben, are joined by Dan Georgiev of the Tune Walkers Podcast to discuss the Clone Wars episode "Unfinished Business".  They break down Echo's decision to join the Bad Batch, Rex's reaction to that choice and what it says about their bond.  Then they discuss the role of the Separatist leaders in this story arc and their various machinations throughout the prequel trilogy.  Plus, Anakin drifts closer and closer to Darth Vader, should more have been done to suggest Echo might have been turned by the Separatists, and how would The Rise of Skywalker been different if Admiral Trench had been the surprise villain instead of Palpatine.  All this and much more!
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Friday, March 13, 2020

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 13/03/20

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the latest news in the world of Star Wars.  They discuss some news about season two of The Mandalorian, and discuss some of the ground breaking techniques used to make the series and how it could be applied to other Star Wars projects.  They also cover the recent cancellations because of Covid-19/Coronavirus, and talk about whether Star Wars Celebration will happen this summer (and if it even should).  Plus, a tribute to the life and career of Max Von Sydow, behind the scenes of The Rise of Skywalker, and some fun listener emails.  All this and much more!
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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The IPC Podcast LIVE #275 | The New Batmobile, Jurassic World: Dominion, & Coronavirus Repercussions

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On this episode Ben is joined by great friend and longtime listener Steven Shinder to discuss some of the latest and greatest news in pop culture. They first give their thoughts on the newly revealed Batmobile from The Batman and discuss the ever growing slate of DC animated productions. The guys also touch on Christian Bale's casting in Thor: Love and Thunder, the beginning of filming for Jurassic World: Dominion, and the end of production on the second season of The Mandalorian. Furthermore, on a more serious note, they discuss the recent outbreak of the Coronvirus and how it has affected various pop culture events, including the postponement of No Time To Die's release, and the cancellation of this year's South By Southwest festival. Listen for all that and much more!
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Monday, March 9, 2020

Max von Sydow | 1929 - 2020

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By: Benjamin Hart

Today we are saddened to report the loss of a legendary actor, and a pivotal part of the Star Wars saga. Max Von Sydow, who is perhaps best know to Star Wars fans as Lor San Tekka in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has passed away at the age of 90.

The Swedish actor had a long and vibrant career that can be traced all the way back to the 1940's. He had numerous roles in TV and film, and was well known for his roles in such films as The Greatest Story Ever Told(1965), The Exorcist(1973), and Flash Gordon(1980). More recently he portrayed the the Three Eyed Raven in season six of Game Of Thrones.
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Sunday, March 8, 2020

The Clone Wars Strikes Back | "On The Wings Of Keeradaks"

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On this episode, Dominic and Chris are joined by Selene Jade of the Star Peace Podcast and Chris "Starrapter" Abbott to discuss the Clone Wars episode "On the Wings of Keeradaks".  They discuss how Echo and Rex's views on the future differ, and what the future might hold for both of them.  Then they discuss the way Anakin and the clones bring the Poletacs into the fight, and the moral dilemmas and ethical questions faced in doing so.  Plus, the Techno Union's neutral status in the war, some love for Wat Tambor, and the multiple shades of utilitarianism.  All this and much more!
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Friday, March 6, 2020

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 06/03/20

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris kick off their in-depth discussion of The Rise of Skywalker, by discussing the opening scenes of the film.  They discuss the scene on Mustafar and what they think of the way the planet was portrayed in the film.  They also discuss Kylo first visit to Exegol, and how that scene sets up Palpatine's motivations (or lack there of).  Plus, thoughts on the film's crawl, Star Wars filming locations we've visited, the physics of the Star Wars universe, and our thoughts on the first details about a new video game known as "Project Maverick."  All this and much more!
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