Friday, May 7, 2021

Pod Force 99 | "Aftermath"

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It's the debut of The Star Wars Underworld's brand new The Bad Batch podcast!  On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris share their thoughts on the premiere of the new series and what they are looking forward to seeing going forward.  They discuss how the show revisited Order 66, adding new layers in the process.  As well as the way the show shook up the Bad Batch as we knew them from The Clone Wars through the addition of Omega and the corruption of Crosshair.  Plus, a new encounter with Saw Gerrera, what the Kaminoans are playing at, and where we go from here in season one.  All this and much more!



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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

F-105 Releases 'Star Wars' Themed Music Video For "Outer Space (I'm Coming Home)"

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By: Dominic Jones

Happy Star Wars Day everyone!  Every year May 4th (as in May the Fourth be with you!) is filled with Star Wars fun, and 2021 is no exception--have you seen the premiere of The Bad Batch on Disney+ yet?  This year, friend of the SWU, Din is getting in on the fun with his music project F-105 and the release of his new music video, "Outer Space (I'm Coming Home)".  The video is chock full of Star Wars fun, and can be seen below,  


The song is from F-105's new album, F-105: Side B which can be found on Spotify and Apple Music.  You can also check out the video for another song off the new album, "Evergreen", below,



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Friday, April 30, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 30/04/21

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris preview next week's premiere of Star Wars: The Bad Batch.  They talk about the descriptions for the first three episodes, make guesses (some educated, some wild) about what will happen in those episodes, and talk about what they're feeling going into this new series.  Then they talk about what new Star Wars project Matt Lanter is teasing, the adults only Star Wars bar on a Disney Cruise ship, and Ewan McGregor's recent interview about the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.  And then they close out the show with some listener feedback!  Plus, how the Bad Batch is like ice cream, inconsistencies in Star Wars storytelling, and what else could be announced on May 4th.  All this and much more!


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Friday, April 23, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 23/04/21

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris break down the latest Star Wars news.  They start with the latest piece of casting news for Obi-Wan Kenobi, followed by Hasbro newest Lucasfilm 50th anniversary figure reveals.  Then they talk about Rian Johnson's recent revelation that he hopes to direct an episode of The Mandalorian and that he's even talked to Dave Filoni about making it happen.  Then they talk about an interesting "road not taken" for The Rise of Skywalker, and read some listener emails.  And they close out the show a spoiler report about The Bad Batch.  Plus, other Star Wars directors we'd like to see come back and direct an episode of The Mandalorian, who is Stellan Skarsgard playing in Andor, and some favourite Star Wars memories.  All this and much more!



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Monday, April 19, 2021

The IPC Podcast LIVE #322 | Top Five Video Game Characters

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On this episode Ben is joined by Chris "Starrapter" Abbott for an all new Top Five episode! This time they're asking the question; What Are Your Top Five Video Game Characters? Before revealing their lists, Chris and Ben take some time to read out and discuss a gargantuan amount of top five lists submitted by you, the listeners! All the while they discuss their favorite games from the past and present and they don't shy away from getting into the deep and nerdy details. Additionally the guys spend a few moments discussing the most recent episode of The Falcon And The Winter Soldier and all of its twists and turns. The break down the twisted development of John Walker, Sam Wilson's journey to earning the shield, as well as trying to figure out what the heck is going on with that cameo. Listen for all of this and much more!

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Friday, April 16, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 16/04/21

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss a veritable smorgasbord of Star Wars news and topics.  They start by celebrating the 11th anniversary of The SWU and look back on some fun memories from Star Wars Celebrations past.  Then Dominic chats with Patrick Schneider and Eric Franer from the Hasbro Star Wars team about the reveals out of Pulse Con.  After that, they talk about the new Bad Batch poster and new sets pics from Andor.  And then they talk about the rumor that Detours is finally being release and open up the mailbag to read some listener feedback.  Plus, recasting the Original Trilogy big three, planets we'd like to live on, and for some reason we started doing William Shatner impressions at the end of the show.  All this and much more!


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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The IPC Podcast LIVE #321 | Kenobi Cast, Suicide Squad Trailers & The MonsterVerse

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On this episode Ben and Zac reunite and welcome back returning guest host Chris "Starrapter" Abbott to discuss a wide range of exciting topics. The first talk about the plans to return to theaters and see Godzilla Vs Kong and share their overall thoughts on the MonsterVerse. They then discuss their updated opinions on Zack Snyder's Justice League, some major casting and cancelation news from the DCEU, and break down the two newest trailer's for James Gunn's upcoming The Suicide Squad. Furthermore Chris shares his impressions of the VR game Jurassic World Aftermath and they all break down the newly revealed cast of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. And for #BBQWatch, the guys each pitch who they think is the Justice League's best cook. Listen for all of that and much more!
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Friday, April 9, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 09/04/21

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the exciting news that Disney has build a real lightsaber!  Well, maybe.  They teased something for the Parks, but it sounds really cool!  Then they talk about the latest updates about Obi-Wan Kenobi, including Ewan McGregor's new look, a set video, and a possible reveal about the series from a new book.  They also talk about the news and rumors surrounding the other upcoming TV series, including an Ahsoka description, The Mandalorian winning awards, The Bad Batch has at least 14 episodes, Star Wars: Visions is getting a tie-in novel, and a familiar character that might show up in The Book of Boba Fett.  Plus, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has been delayed, Chris gives us a lesson on the geography of California, and enough publishing news to fill a bookstore!  All this and much more!


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Friday, April 2, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 02/04/21

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the newly announced cast for Obi-Wan Kenobi and the new trailer for The Bad Batch.  They start by talking about what it means to have Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse back as Owen and Beru, and how those characters might interact with Obi-Wan.  Then they talk about who the newcomers might be playing, including Moses Ingram's interesting Instagram tease.  Then, they break down the new Bad Batch trailer, including what's going on with Omega (the kid), Saw Gerrera, Crosshair, and Captain Rex.  Plus, new set pics for Andor, how long with Bad Batch episodes be, and the Galactic Snackin' Grogu! All this and much more!


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Friday, March 26, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 'The Rise of Skywalker' Commentary

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris complete the SWU Podcast's film commentary series by watching and talking about Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker.  The have an honest conversation about the film, the good and the bad.  Highlighting some of the great moments in the film, while also breaking down some of the questionable decisions.  They talk about the conclusions to the arcs of Rey, Ben, Finn, and Poe, as well as the reduced role of Rose and the introductions of Jannah and Zorri.  Plus, how D-0 surprised us, JJ Abrams visual styles, could the film have benefitted from an extra 30 minutes, and far less Rey Palpatine talk than you're probably expecting.  All this and much more.


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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The IPC Podcast LIVE #320 | Superman & Lois, Snyder Cut & Falcon And The Winter Soldier First Impressions

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On this episode, Ben is joined by Steven Shinder once again to take on a variety of fascinating topics. They first dive into some of the most recent news, including a new poster for Loki, new details on the WandaVision post-credits scene, and release schedule updates for Venom 2 and Black Widow. Then they take part in a Mini-Top Five segment discussing their Top Five Clip Show Episodes from classic television. Furthermore, they share their first impressions of three new Superhero productions. They start off with by praising the new CW series Superman & Lois, then shift into their spoiler-free thoughts on Zack Snyder's Justice League, and finish up with Steven providing his take on the first episode The Falcon And The Winter Soldier. Not to mention they feature a hilarious Rick And Morty clip for a joint Quote Of The Night/#BBQWatch segment. Listen for all that and much more!

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Friday, March 19, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 19/03/21

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by friend of the show Din of the band F-105 to discuss the latest news about the Star Wars galaxy.  They talk about the new additions coming to Disney+, including the Clone Wars micro-series and the Ewoks movies.  Then they chat about new Star Wars Legends content coming to the comics and Hasbro's The Black Series.  Din also tells us about his new album (coming next week) and debuts a Star Wars-inspired song!  And then they break down a new interview with George Lucas about the philosophy of Star Wars, how his films were inspired by the world around him, and what might have been in his sequel trilogy.  Plus, will we ever see Star Wars: Detours on Disney+, when are the 3D blu-rays of the saga coming, and the strangest SWU Podcast intro ever.  All this and much more!


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Friday, March 12, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 12/03/21

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris relive all the excitement of "BobCon" (aka the Disney Investors Conference Call), including what Disney's pivot to "direct to consumer" means for Star Wars, hopes for Galactic Starcrusier, and CEO Bob Chapek confirms Kathleen Kennedy will continue to run Lucasfilm for "years to come."  Then they talk about the two The Mandalorian tie-in books that were cancelled.  And then they look at some recent comments from Freddie Prinze Jr about his time on Star Wars Rebels.  Plus, the main character of The Phantom Menace, some WandaVision talk, and the return of a segment thought long gone.  All this and much more!


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Monday, March 8, 2021

The IPC Podcast LIVE #319 | WandaVision

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On this episode Zac and Ben sit down to discuss WandaVision immediately after it concluded. They look back on all nine episodes of the groundbreaking series and reveal what they loved, and also what they didn't love about them. Those include the massive "Scarlet Witch" reveal, Vision and his white Doppelgänger, the return of Jimmy Woo and Darcy Lewis, and the introduction of a superpowered Monica Rambeau. They also touch on the inclusion of the Darkhold, the various sitcom homages, and, of course, ♫ "It was Agatha all along!" ♫ They also debate their complicated feelings on the series finale, especially a certain disappointing reveal. Plus, later Ben shares his thoughts on the new DC series Superman & Lois and describes a BBQ themed scene for #BBQWatch. Listen for all that and much more!

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Friday, March 5, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 05/03/21

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris break down the latest news and rumors about the world of Star Wars TV.  They start with the latest Game of Thrones star who is making the jump to Star Wars in Obi-Wan Kenobi.  Then they talk about a Star Wars Rebels fan favourite potentially taking over as the lead of Rangers of the New Republic.  And then they talk about a deleted scene from The Rise of Skywalker, San Diego Comic Con going online for the second year in a row, and a new look at Fennec Shand from The Bad Batch.  All this and much more!


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