Monday, October 19, 2020

The Clone Wars Strikes Back | Episode 57

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Dominic and Ciaran conclude their look back at season seven of The Clone Wars with PART THREE of their "Siege of Mandalore" discussion.  They discuss the way the Order 66 was depicted over the course of these final episodes.  They discuss Ahsoka and Rex reflecting on the war, and how their conversation on the bridge just before "the moment" encapsulates their entire arcs.  They also talk about the "I am one with the Force, the Force is with me moment".  Plus, Ahsoka's feelings pre-Order 66, the Fives cover-up, Darth Vader, and Anakin's password.  All this and much more!

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Friday, October 16, 2020

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 16/10/20

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by SWU "Senior Tie-In Materials Correspondent" Chris "Starrapter" Abbott to discuss the week's Star Wars news!  They start by talking about the new promos for season two of The Mandalorian, as well as updates about production on season three and the possibilities of a Mandalorian movie at some point.  Then they continue the discussion about Star Wars: Squadrons, with Starrapter giving his full review of the game (including the VR experience).  Plus, updates on the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special, Kenobi and Cassian filming updates, and a rumored Mandalorian spin-off series.  All this and much more!
 
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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The IPC Podcast LIVE #303: The IT Crowd - Watch Party

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On this special and very bittersweet episode, Zac and Ben bid farewell their excellent co-host and great friend Jake Damon who will be taking a leave of absence from the IPC Podcast. To give Jake a proper going away party they allow him to pick this week's topic, and he chose the classic British sitcom The IT Crowd. And to make things even more fun they host a Netflix Watch Party and pick three different episodes to view together. While Jake shares his longtime admiration for the series, Zac and Ben discuss their first impressions and laugh out loud to the series' many hilarious moments. Listen for all that and much more!

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  • Season 1, Episode 1: "Yesterday's Jam"
  • Season 2, Episode 1: “The Work Outing”
  • Season 4, Episode 2: “The Final Countdown”
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Friday, October 9, 2020

The IPC Podcast LIVE #302 | Newsreel: WandaVision Trailer, Supergirl's Ending, & Live-Action Ezra Bridger?

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On this episode Jake and Ben team up for another Newsreel, ready to tackle a wide variety of breaking news from an assortment of galaxies, much of which was submitted by loyal listeners. They break down the recent announcement regarding the delay of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic universe, as well as the casting Johnathan Majors as Kang The Conqueror and the new trailer for WandaVision. They also discuss the unexpected cancelations of series such as Supergirl and The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance, and the reveal of new series, including spin-offs starring Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury and John Cena's Peacemaker. They also take a listen to the new Justice League musical theme, watch the new trailer for Marvel's Hellstrom, and react to the news of actor Rahul Kohli potentially portraying a live-action version of Ezra Bridger from Star Wars Rebels. Be sure to listen for all of that and much more!


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The SWU Podcast LIVE | 09/10/20

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris recap the week that was in Star Wars!  They begin with Chris' initial review of Star Wars: Squadrons, sharing his thoughts on the gameplay and the story.  Then the trio look at the latest teases for season two of The Mandalorian, talking about how the appearances by familiar characters could/should be handled, as well as what those characters could teach Din Djarin.  They also talk about the recently revealed story topics for From A Certain Point Of View: The Empire Strikes Back.  Plus, the writers for season two of The Mandalorian revealed, the new Hot Toys Darth Maul, and the crawl for The High Republic.  All this and much more!

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Friday, October 2, 2020

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 02/10/20

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris get caught up on the latest Star Wars news.  They start by reviewing the reveals made during Hasbro's PulseCon.  They talk about the new Haslab Razorcrest vehicle, the latest Black Series figures, and the surprising new holiday-themed trooper figures.  They also talk about the rumors that Lucasfilm is considering bringing Darth Bane into some new projects.  Then they read some listener emails about a plethora of topics.  Plus, The Mandalorian previews, the D23 Expo dates have been revealed, and the Ahsoka image that has people wondering about The Mandalorian.  All this and much more!

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The IPC Podcast LIVE #301 | Game Night: 1-2-3 Returns!

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On this special episode Zac and Ben bring back a classic IPC game for the first time in forever. After some careful preparation they dive into several rounds of their original game "1-2-3" and try to fool each other with their secretly chosen movies, and some they don't exist at all. Additionally they also get into discussing some of the latest pop culture news, including the announcement of Tatiana Maslany being cast as She-Hulk in the upcoming MCU series, and a new trailer for the Virtual Reality game Jurassic World Aftermath. They also break down the exciting new trailer for season two of The Mandalorian and have a lengthy discussion about The Walking Dead ending with season 11 and what it could mean for the franchise overall. Listen for all of that and much more!

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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Opinion: Gar Saxon's Rise From Palpatine's Prisoner to Sidious' Enforcer

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By Ciaran Duggan,

The Empire will make Mandalore stronger than ever.


From a cold-hearted commando in the Clone Wars to an aggressive enforcer of the Empire, Gar Saxon could hardly be described as a redeemable character.


Saxon sided with the renegade Sith Lord Maul as a general during the Galactic Civil War and later served as Imperial Viceroy of Mandalore under the reign of Darth Sidious.


The former member of Clan Vizsla would likely say Saxon upheld tradition when he swore allegiance to Maul. This came after Pre Vizsla had been executed by the “crime lord” with the darksaber in the Mandalorian throne room, which once belonged to the "peace-loving" ruler Duchess Satine.


However, Saxon suffered betrayal at the hands of his master despite his relatively polished and high status within the ranks of the Mauldalorians. It is fair to say that loyalty towards his peers went out of the window when he led Mandalore in the early years of the Empire.


The Clone Wars commando


You once liberated me from my imprisonment by Sidious and his apprentice. At the time I thought Dooku was an old fool, but now I see he and I are the same, one step behind.”

Maul’s rallying cry to his overzealous supporters prompted an audible cheer in the tunnels of the Mandalorian undercity as the Republic laid siege to the “neutral” system during the Clone Wars.


Saxon headed Maul’s forces and as the former Sith Lord’s top commando he held a position of high authority, but also had a ruthless edge and militaristic might to match his title. 


Despite being an alleged ally of Prime Minister Almec, who the fellow Mandalorian received orders and instructions from, Saxon was prepared to assassinate him at a moment’s notice when he was told to do so by Maul - showing where his true loyalties lied. 


There seemed to be a connection from Saxon’s perspective towards Maul. After all, Saxon had freed Maul from the clutches of Sidious after the former Sith Lord had been captured on Mandalore in season five of The Clone Wars and his brother Savage Opress killed. 


In the Son of Dathomir comic, Saxon had a larger role in fighting alongside the crime boss and the Shadow Collective, which included the Pykes, Black Sun and Crimson Dawn. He helped ensure Maul’s escape from the Separatist leaders on Dathomir after Talzin died.



But after Saxon’s master had failed to tempt Anakin Skywalker’s former student Ashoka Tano to the dark side, Maul left him in the hands of the Republic militia as he was detained by Bo Katan’s forces and Rex’s 501st legion during the Battle of Mandalore.


It was a rude awakening for Saxon as he realised that his union with Maul was for nothing. After calling him personally for reinforcements, Maul simply compared his top commando to a stormtrooper, with no name or personality, after he said: “Die well, Mandalorian.”


All of the history, the previous battles, the rallying cry in the tunnels and Maul’s orchestrated plan to lure Anakin Skywalker to Mandalore with Obi-Wan Kenobi to kill the Chosen One and Sidious’s “prized pupil” had meant so much more to Saxon than it ever would for the old Sith.


No doubt this betrayal shaped his future outlook. But, instead of rotting in a dungeon to answer for his crimes, he was “liberated” by Darth Sidious (ironic, right?) as Saxon later became a tyrant to his own people.


Imperial enforcer


Don’t worry Countess, Clan Wren will be well taken care of.”


Former foes become distrustful allies as Ursa Wren, who fought alongside Bo Katan to oust Maul, pledges to hand over the Jedi to Saxon in exchange for her daughter’s life, Sabine.


Despite the clear rivalry between the two clans during the Clone Wars, it appears that their alliance in the age of the Empire was seen as a way of keeping the peace on Mandalore while maintaining the status of House Wren after Sabine’s departure from Krownest. 


As a child in the Imperial Academy, Sabine had built “terrible” weapons for the Empire which were used to terrorise her own people. She publicly spoke out against them, but her family did not stand by the young Rebel. 


Ursa committed to Saxon in order to keep her family safe, which was personally crushing for Sabine, who was effectively forced out. However it showed that Saxon and Ursa’s alliance was more of a truce.


It is best showcased with the hologram scene between the two as Ursa hopes that Saxon will spare her daughter. But Gar utters dialogue which is reminiscent of Sidious to Gunray and the Separatist leaders on Mustafar in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.



You have done well Viceroy. When my new apprentice, Darth Vader, arrives. He will take care of you.


Saxon tells Ursa she has “done well” while later assuring her that Clan Wren will be well taken care of. Just moments later the Governor and his Imperial supercommandos arrive and turn on Clan Wren after he acquires the darksaber. 


Interestingly, Saxon becomes the first Mandalorian to wield the saber against a fellow Mandalorian since Maul defeated Pre Vizsla in the Clone Wars. 


Following a similar trajectory to the Death Watch leader, he uses all of his arsenal, including jet packs and flame throwers to try and defeat Sabine. But, he could have fallen to a fate that would not have been dissimilar to Count Dooku’s - whose head was sliced off with two lightsabers by Anakin in Episode III - had Sabine not shown mercy.


However, Saxon feels he is superior to Sabine who he describes as a “child” and a person he would never yield to and goads her to kill him. 


I wonder whether Saxon would look back at his capture and detainment in the Clone Wars as shameful. He would not want history repeating itself in front of the unforgiving Emperor, who would have been searching for a new Viceroy after likely suffering a fate akin to Gunray.


Despite this, Saxon would likely look at himself as a traditionalist Mandalorian after allying with Maul when he first proclaimed himself as the “rightful leader of Death Watch”.


The tragedy, if such a word is appropriate, is that Saxon fails to see his own flaws which shows he is not a true Mandalorian in the way that Bo Katan, Satine and Clan Wren are.


The Imperial Viceroy had a lust for power and showed his greed in the same way that Prime Minister Almec did with Maul. But Almec was unexpectedly killed by an ally, Saxon, who ironically was later shot by one he had forged a temporary truce with - Ursa.


In truth, wielding the darksaber would have been used to further exert his own authority and terror on his own people while using it to justify his own actions to take out his rivals, such as the Protectors. Instead, Saxon’s death kick-started another Mandalorian civil war.


What is the legacy of Gar Saxon?


A tough question to answer for a character who almost had it all, but lost out twice in different circumstances.


In the Clone Wars, the Mandalorian commando was betrayed by a master he thought was loyal to him, Maul, but in truth was used as a puppet and left to die on the battlefield. 


Saxon was detained and lost his status as Maul’s top general despite liberating the renegade Sith Lord from Sidious and siding with the Shadow Collective leader after Pre Vizsla was killed in Satine’s throne room. Did he regret not allying himself with Bo Katan? I doubt it.


In the end, it seems that Saxon was a character who was selfish and power-mad. He betrayed Almec without a moment’s hesitation and after the Empire showed up, the former Mauldalorian willingly worked with Darth Sidious to become a despotic ruler.


Greed and a lust for power were his primary ambitions as he turned on his rivals when the opportunity presented itself, similar to both of his overlords, Emperor and Maul.


As I say, Saxon cannot be described as a redeemable character. However, he was a key player who was involved in pivotal moments in Galactic history, including the Clone Wars against the Jedi, as well as the temporary reacquisition of the darksaber. 


However, the tragedy for Saxon was that he did everything he could to become the leader or commando of Mandalore but failed at the final hurdle. His view of the “true Mandalorian” was a race that was “strong” and “warrior-like” rather than a pacifist as he allied with the Empire.


But, he neglected the Mandalorian customs to improve his own position. The Empire did not make Mandalore stronger, but rather Saxon temporarily. Although his selfish actions, much like Anakin’s, came back to haunt him when he was cast aside by Maul and later killed by a fellow Mandalorian.


His brother, Tiber Saxon, would later serve as the governor of Mandalore, using the super weapon created by Sabine, the Duchess, against his own kind. 


It means that Gar’s legacy was more a continuation of his own despotic tendencies rather than any sort of redemption.


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Friday, September 25, 2020

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 25/09/20

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris catch you up on all the latest Star Wars news from all around the galaxy.  First, they check in with The Mandalorian and discuss the new merchandising reveals as well as Giancarlo Esposito's comments that seasons three and four are in the works.  Then they discuss the latest shake-up with the crew of the Cassian Andor series and what this means for the show.  They also read some listener emails about The Bad Batch, Kenobi, and The Mandalorian.  Plus, Ezra Bridger twitter shenanigans, the latest from Alden Ehrenreich on Solo, and more wacky Star Wars dreams.  All this and much more!

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The IPC Podcast LIVE | 300th Episode Party!

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At long last we have reached our 300th episode! To celebrate the occasion Zac, Ben and Jake take the IPC Podcast to the next level, hosting a virtual 300th episode party on Zoom and decided to invite on, well... everyone. For more than three hours they were joined by various friends and loyal listeners from around the world, including Matias KjĂžlstad, Steven Shinder, Jeffery White and others. With no strictly established topic they discuss a seemingly endless amount topics, along with tons of crazy tangents, lots of wild shenanigans, and load of hilarious wisecracking. You don't want to miss a single second of this momentous episode! (WARNING: This episode includes occasional NSFW language.)

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Opinion: Palpatine's Rise And Failings Of The Jedi Order In The Prequels

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Your overconfidence is your weakness…..your faith in your friends is yours.”


Emperor Palpatine was unbeatable and untouchable in Return of the Jedi when he engaged in his verbal spar with the son of the Chosen One, Luke Skywalker.


Sitting in his throne on the Death Star, which circled above Endor, Sheev Palpatine had not predicted being betrayed by his apprentice Darth Vader. 


However, he had let his guard down and the Empire’s leader was thrown down the shaft after almost electrocuting the “last of the Jedi” to death.


Luke was right to say that the “overconfidence” of Palpatine was his major weakness which cost him dearly in Episode VI.


But looking back on his rise to power, it is easy to see how he became so blinded to his ultimately fateful flaw.


Episode I and II


The Jedi’s phantom menace was Darth Sidious between Episode I and Episode III, including the Clone Wars.


Sidious is a cold, selfish, calculating and brutal villain who cared little for his subordinates, including the cowardly Trade Federation during the Naboo blockade or even his apprentices Maul and Count Dooku. 


His sole aim was to obtain absolute power and destroy the Jedi as his Empire rose.


The corruption which already existed within the Republic’s political system and the “narrow, dogmatic” view of the Jedi Council facilitated his goals in Episodes I and II.


In the Phantom Menace, Master Ki Adi Mundi said it was “impossible” that the Sith had returned after 1,000 years, believing the Jedi would have sensed it.


Palpatine himself says that the Senate is made up of “squabbling” delegates who are grounded in self-interest while power at the heart of the Republic was “bogged down in procedure."


A commission to “ascertain the truth” of the Naboo blockade was the final straw that broke the camel’s back for Chancellor Finis Valorum before he was pushed aside and Sidious took his place without any member of the Jedi Order realising.



The failings of the Jedi played a big part in Sidious’ ascension, as Luke himself says in the Last Jedi: “At the height of their powers, they allowed Darth Sidious to rise, create the Empire and wipe them out.


“It was a Jedi Master who was responsible for the training and creation of Darth Vader.”


Anakin became the “prized pupil” that Darth Sidious sought after for years after being elected as Chancellor, all the while being trained by Obi Wan Kenobi between Episode I and Episode II.


It was Palpatine’s biggest gambit after he was given emergency powers to create a Grand Army of the Republic to tackle the “increasing threat” of the Separatists.


The hidden enemy led the Senate but the public one was headed by Count Dooku, who we all know became Sidious’ apprentice after the loss of Maul.


Dooku admitted to the Padawan of his former Padawan, Qui Gonn, on Geonosis that hundreds of senators were under the influence of a Sith Lord called Darth Sidious. But Kenobi simply responded with: “I don’t believe you.”


It was the epitome of what was wrong with the Jedi and their naivety contributed to their downfall as they became distracted by the Clone Wars. 


Dooku’s revelation could have backfired on Sidious, who was lucky. 


There was clear distrust between Darth Tyranus and Sidious throughout the Clone Wars as Dooku attempted to enlist the help of Obi Wan to get rid of him. Had the Jedi listened, Sheev’s identity would have been unveiled.


Instead, Dooku travelled to the industrial works on Coruscant to deliver the Death Star plans to his master and the Clone Wars begins.


The early years of Sidious were very calculating, but also risky and interestingly enough Jango Fett’s revelation of Tyranus to Obi Wan on Kamino would be the start of the Jedi’s trail to Sidious.



The Clone Wars 


Orchestrating both sides of the Clone Wars saw many plates spin, similar to Jar Jar during a Toydarian dinner party in season three, but how difficult could it be? 


Palpatine made it look easy, but it is fair to say that the mystery of Darth Sidious started to unravel as the seasons progressed, particularly in season six, soon after he had killed Savage Opress on Mandalore and captured Maul as a play toy.


The Nightsisters, guided by Mother Talzin, were taken out as a threat to Sidious during the events of the Son of Dathomir comic, but the scent of his identity was caught by the Jedi during the pre-emptive Order 66 failings and the uncovering of the fate of Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas.


Clone trooper Fives discovered the conspiracy behind the Republic military force, realising a chip had been inserted into their minds to make them turn on their Jedi generals by the command of a sinister force, Sidious.


The early activation of Tup’s chip was a major concern for Palpatine, but the smooth politician was able to convince the Jedi that the clone trooper had been infected with a parasite and every military man would be inoculated for protection.


Jedi Master Windu and Yoda should have forensically scrutinised the Chancellor on this, but they chose not to do so. It cost them and saved Sidious.



Yoda’s journey with Qui Gon and the force spirits saw him travel to Dagobah and the SIth world, Moraband, but it all started with the search for Sifo-Dyas. 


It was the first time that the Jedi had truly begun to dig deeper into finding out how the clones came into being and put Sidious in one of his most vulnerable positions.


The Sith Lord’s anger was so fierce that he choked his own apprentice, Dooku, on Serenno for his "clumsiness" despite being light years away in the Chancellor’s office on Coruscant.


The Jedi uncovered that Tyranus was Dooku and that the Sith had ordered the manufacture of the clones, but did not investigate this avenue further.


It was a big let off for Sidious as the Sith Lord held back executing Order 66 until he had acquired the “prized pupil” of the hero of the Clone Wars, Anakin Skywalker.



Revenge of the Sith


After the death of Count Dooku, Anakin became Palpatine’s new apprentice, Obi Wan tells Padme outside her Coruscant apartment in Episode III.


That was Sidious’ intention after the Chosen One cut off the head of Count Dooku on Grievous' Separatist dreadnought when Palpatine was fake kidnapped.


It was his masterful seduction of Anakin throughout his childhood and as a Jedi Knight that led to the hero of the Clone Wars becoming the villain of the Empire.


However, the Jedi were on the case and discovered Sidious’ true identity after Anakin was told to spy on the Chancellor. This came as the council started to put the pieces together in ROTS. 


During the Siege of Mandalore, Obi Wan told Ahsoka, Bo Katan and Rex that the council believed that “Darth Sidious was the Sith Lord who orchestrated the Clone Wars and played both sides of it from the beginning”.


Ahead of the climactic duel on Mandalore, Maul said that Anakin Skywalker was the “key to everything” as the former Sith Lord believed that he would destroy the balance of the force but Ahsoka did not accept his vision of the future.


It is fair to say that Anakin was the key and when Mace Windu went to the office of the Chancellor to confront the true Sith Lord, the fate of the galaxy rested on the Chosen One’s shoulders.


Of course, Sidious had already revealed his true nature to Anakin, which meant that the Jedi were aware, but it was all part of a larger plot to turn Skywalker to the dark side.



For Sidious, who murdered three Jedi masters in cold blood within seconds, it was a high-risk move to allow himself to be at the mercy of Windu’s purple lightsaber when Anakin walked in. 


Following the duel with Windu, Palpatine bet that the boy, who he had groomed for years, would step in and save him.


This was based on the pretence that the Sith Lord could save Anakin’s wife, Padme, from “certain death” after Skywalker watched his own mother die in his arms on Tatooine. 


However, all the decades of destruction to the Republic and ascension to the seat of ultimate power in the Senate could have all fallen apart if Anakin had chosen a different path and let Windu kill Sidious.


It does not mean to say that the Republic would have survived. Heck, Palpatine says that without Order 66 there would likely be a galaxy-wide civil war “without end”.


But, Sidious’ gambit would have been shattered and centuries of Sith work would have fallen by the wayside with his death and his dream of becoming Emperor over.


Those fine margins made the difference to the fate of the galaxy in Episode III.



Conclusion


To conclude, Sidious won everything he sought after. He twisted Anakin Skywalker to the dark side to become his enforcer and puppet Darth Vader while carrying out near genocide of the Jedi Order and receiving “thunderous” support for his imperial vision.


However, there were moments where his “overconfidence” at luring the Tatooine boy over to the dark side - which included revealing his true identity to the Jedi council - could have cost him dearly.


The Sith code also played a factor in almost coming back to haunt him.


Maul came back from the dead to become a rival to the Republic on Mandalore with the allies of the Nightsisters and crime families.


Dooku told Obi Wan the truth about Sidious while recruiting Asajj Ventress and Savage Oppress as tools to take down the Chancellor.


In addition, Jedi council masters were on Sidious’ trail and aware of the existence of the dark lord and his true intentions with the Clone Wars during Revenge of the Sith.


Mace Windu even had Palpatine at his mercy and had Anakin not intervened, Sidious would have been destroyed.


Had Yoda, Ahsoka or Obi Wan been on Coruscant during these events things may have played out very differently. This did not happen though.


Instead, Sidious can rightly be lauded for being the ultimate mastermind who successfully orchestrated the Clone Wars and removed his rivals during the height of their power.


Emperor Palpatine maintained his phantom menace status until the shroud of the dark side suffocated the light of the Jedi. 




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Friday, September 18, 2020

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 18/09/20

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THE MANDALORIAN SEASON TWO TRAILER BREAKDOWN!  On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris dissect and discuss the first trailer for the second season of The Mandalorian.  They talk about how this trailer sets the tone for the upcoming season, while reminding everyone where we've been in season one.  They also delve into the clues about Din Djarin's quest to reunite Baby Yoda with the Jedi.  Plus, the New Republic's role in season two, is Boba Fett's jet pack in the trailer, and just who is Sasha Banks playing?  They also chat about the new Star Wars: Squadrons short, "Hunted".  All this and much more!


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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The IPC Podcast LIVE #299 | Top Five Battle Scenes

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On this episode Zac, Jake and Ben bring about another long awaited Top Five topic, this time asking the question; What Are Your Top Five Battle Scenes? They begin by reading a ton of top five lists submitted by listeners which include a wide variety of scenes from TV, film and more, including battles from Star Wars, Marvel, Lord Of The Rings, Star Trek, Game Of Thrones and many others. Later they dive into their own lists and reveal some expected, and perhaps some unexpected choices. They also take a few more moments to remember the late, great Chadwick Boseman a week after his death. Listen for all this and more!

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

The Clone Wars Strikes Back | Episode 56

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Dominic and Ciaran continue their look back at season seven of The Clone Wars with PART TWO of their "Siege of Mandalore" discussion.  They look at some of the key relationships Ahsoka has in this arc, starting with Bo-Katan.  They break down the unexpected partnership between the Jedi outcast and the Mandalorian outcast. Then they delve into Ahsoka and Maul's confrontation in the throne room, Maul's offer to Ahsoka, and her reasons for ultimately rejecting him.  And to close out the show they do a deep dive on Ahsoka's final conversation with the Jedi council.  Plus, how Obi-Wan and Padme's reactions to Anakin's fall compare to Ahsoka's, what does the future hold for Mandalore, and in defense of Mace Windu?  All this and much more! Website: www.tcwstrikesback.com
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The IPC Podcast LIVE #298 | R.I.P. Chadwick Boseman & DC FanDome Recap

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On this episode Zac and Ben sit down to watch and discuss all of the amazing new trailers from DC FanDome. But first they must address the shocking and heartbreaking news regarding the untimely passing of Chadwick Boseman. They pay respects to the late actor and his incredible career, from playing real life icons like Jackie Robinson in 42, to the cultural phenomenon that was his portrayal of Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The guys also break down all of the biggest trailers from DC FanDome, including Wonder Woman 1984, The Batman, The Suicide Squad, Snyder Cut of Justice League and the video game trailers for Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League. They also touch on some of the biggest pieces of news, including the return of Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton as Batman in The Flash movie, as well as updates on the the upcoming Aquaman and Shazam! sequels. Listen for all of that and much more!

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