Friday, July 10, 2020

'The Mandalorian' Music Video Featuring Ludwig Göransson Revealed

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By: Benjamin Hart

One of the most awe inspiring aspects of The Mandalorian is its music, composed Oscar winner Ludwig Göransson. Last month we were treated to a behind the scenes look at the show in the docu-series Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, one episode of which focused solely on Göransson and his technique for creating the musical score.
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The SWU Podcast LIVE | "Revenge of the Sith" Film Commentary

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris continue the SWU Podcast film commentary series by watching and discussing Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.  They break down the conclusion to the prequel trilogy, focusing on how it depicts Anakin's ultimate fall to the dark side and the role that Palpatine, Obi-Wan, and the Jedi Order play in that.  They also recall their experience seeing the film in 3D at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015.  Plus, several Hamilton references, George Lucas' affinity for visual storytelling, Rian Johnson's interpretation of the prequel trilogy, Padme's empathy, and the rise of the Empire.  All this and much more!
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Saturday, July 4, 2020

The IPC Podcast LIVE #290 | Atlantis: The Lost Empire

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On this episode Jake, Ben and Zac are joined in-studio by one of their best and oldest friends, Mondo! They continue their foray into "Underrated Disney Classics" by discussing 2001's box office disappointment turned cult classic, Atlantis: The Lost Empire! While some share their 19 year old nostalgic feelings on the film, others break down their brand new first impressions of the film. They discuss the film's amazing visuals, its characters, story, score, and even the star studded cast that brought it all to life. They share their best and worst moments all while the typical shenanigans ensue. Later they debate about Atlantean food on #BBQWatch and announce the return of a IPC spin-off show! Listen for all that and much more.

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Friday, July 3, 2020

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 03/07/20

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris get caught up on the latest Star Wars news!  They start with a bounty of publishing news, including a slew of The Mandalorian books, the Doctor Aphra audiobook cast, The Clone Wars short stories, and what really happened to the The Making Of The Force Awakens book.  They also discuss recent comments from Deborah Chow about making The Mandalorian and the Obi-Wan Kenobi show.  Plus, what makes something "feel like Star Wars", is there an heir apparent to Star Wars, and the greatest piece of audio ever produced for this show.  All this and much more!
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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

'The Mandalorian' Tie-In Books Revealed, Including 'Art Of' And An Original Novel

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By: Benjamin Hart

Late last year we were treated to the first season of The Mandalorian on Disney+. The series successfully blew all of our expectations away and left us wanting more, but since then there has been a noticeable lack of tie-in material for the show.
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Monday, June 29, 2020

The Clone Wars Strikes Back | "Star Wars: Clone Wars" (2003)

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On this episode, Dominic and Ciaran are joined by Din of the band F-105, Kareem Dharsee from Order 416, and Matt Neugebauer of the For Christ's Sake, Anakin! podcast to discuss the 2003 micro series Star Wars: Clone Wars.  They look back on the series and how it compares to the 2008 series, as well as how it connects to the larger themes of the saga.  They also break down the series' depictions of Anakin, Obi-Wan, Padme, Asajj Ventress, and Grievous.  All this and much more!

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Friday, June 26, 2020

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 26/06/20

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the future of the Star Wars franchise.  They begin by discussing the rumor that Rian Johnson's trilogy will begin following Taika Waititi's Star Wars movie.  They analyze what this says about what Lucasfilm is thinking after the sequel trilogy, and what Star Wars needs to do in this current movie climate.  Then they discuss Oscar Isaac's recent comments about potentially returning to Star Wars.  And to close out the show they break down the final episodes of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian.  Plus, Lucasfilm being reactionary, what film in the sequel trilogy is most likely to inspire new filmmakers, and The Mandalorian and fan service.  All this and much more!
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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The IPC Podcast LIVE #289 | The Great Mouse Detective

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On this episode Zac, Ben and Jake devote some time to discussing some underrated Disney classics, starting with 1986's "The Great Mouse Detective". Ben discusses his first impressions of it after having no idea it existed all his life. Jake and Zac share their updated feelings on it after growing up with the film. They also discuss it's endearing characters, its classic, and sometimes groundbreaking animation style, it's funniest moments, and its unexpected musical numbers. They also address some of the film's more risqué moments and how it nearly received a high rating. And finally they research the incredible cast of the film, including the legendary and life and career of the late Vincent Price, who plays the villainous Professor Ratigan. Listen for all that and much more!
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Friday, June 19, 2020

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 19/06/20

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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 newly revealed Star Wars Squadrons video game.  They discuss the potential of a new flight simulator game, as well as the few story details revealed.  Then they talk about the news that Star Wars Celebration Anaheim has been postponed to 2022.  They also discuss a new rumor that "The Bad Batch" are getting their own animated series.  Plus, new Lego Star Wars sets revealed, the amount of storytelling in the first year after Return of the Jedi, and when to expect the next Star Wars movie.  All this and much more!
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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Gameplay Trailer Revealed For 'Star Wars: Squadrons'

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By: Benjamin Hart

Earlier tonight at EA Play Live the second trailer for Star Wars: Squadrons was revealed, this time revealing over five minutes of gameplay footage and more!

In this new gameplay trailer we get some stunning new looks at the game, its characters, ships, locations, game mechanics, playing modes, the amazing customizations, and much more. We also get some more major cameos, including a speaking role for General Hera Syndulla and perhaps even an appearance by Grand Admiral Rae Sloane.
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Rumor: 'The Clone Wars' Spin-Off Series Focused On The Bad Batch In Development

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With Star Wars: The Clone Wars finally complete and no other Star Wars animated productions on the horizon, fans have been left to speculate about what the future of animated Star Wars television will be. Thankfully our friends Noah Outlaw and Corey Van Dyke from Kessel Run Transmissions have been providing us with some fascinating scoops on what might be coming next for Lucasfilm Animation.
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Monday, June 15, 2020

The IPC Podcast LIVE #288 | Shazam!

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On this episode the guys top of their ongoing DC arc with a discussion about Shazam! Ben shares his thoughts upon revisiting the film after it's theatrical run, and Zac and Jake break down their initial impressions after seeing the film for the first time. The guys discuss the film's unique premise, colorful characters, and standout acting performances. They analyze the dual portrayal of Billy Batson / Shazam by Asher Angel and Zachary Levi and discern what worked, and what didn't. In addition, they debate their favorite and least favorite moments, their biggest laughs, and their ideas for what the future could hold for Shazam in the DCEU. And for a special edition of #BBQWatch, Zac and Jake participate in the Great Cheese Debate, and you have to decide who wins! Listen for all that and more!

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'Star Wars Celebration Anaheim' Pushed Back To 2022

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By: Benjamin Hart

Unfortunately we have some bittersweet news to share today. After months of speculation from fans, it has now been officially confirmed that Star Wars Celebration Anaheim has been canceled, and has been rescheduled for 2022.
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#BREAKING: First Trailer For 'Star Wars: Squadrons' Officially Revealed

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Last week EA officially announced their newest Star Wars video game title Star Wars: Squadrons! The game promises to put you, the player, in the cockpit of an X-Wing or TE Fighter in a whole new way.
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Friday, June 12, 2020

EA Officially Unveils 'Star Wars: Squadrons'

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By: Benjamin Hart

All wings report in! The next major video game from EA has been officially revealed, and it appears we're headed back to the stars in an X-Wing... or a Y-Wing, or a U-Wing, or even a TIE Fighter if you choose.
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