Monday, June 21, 2021

Pod Force 99 | "Reunion"

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the eighth episode of The Bad Batch, "Reunion".  They talk about the shocking return of Cad Bane at the end of the episode (and how Dominic was wrong about his fate) and what this means for the series going forward.  They also talk about Crosshair's return and his interactions with the rest of Clone Force 99.  Plus Echo's desire to follow Rex's path, which members of the Bad Batch do we hope to see more from, and the growing divide between the Kaminoans and the Empire.  All this and much more!


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Friday, June 18, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 18/06/21

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the latest news about The Book of Boba Fett, including comments from Temuera Morrison about flashbacks in the series.  They also talk about some reveals/teases from the episode guide for the Bad Batch episode "Battle Scars".  Then they talk about the leaked set pictures of cast members from Obi-Wan Kenobi.  Plus, Loki showrunner Michael Waldron talks about working with Kevin Feige on his Star Wars movie, slavery in the republic and the Jedi's role in the prequel era, and how do Praetorian Guards eat pancakes?  All this and much more!


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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Pod Force 99 | "Battle Scars"

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On this episode, Dominic and Chris are joined by Tyler and Logan/Loden of the Chatter Squadron podcast to discuss the seventh episode of The Bad Batch, "Battle Scars".  They discuss Captain Rex's debut on the series, what he's up to these days, and how Order 66 remains a trauma for him.  They also discuss Wrecker finally attempting to execute Order 66, and how his relationship with Omega played out in those moments.  And, Tyler hosts a quiz on the career of Dee Bradley Baker!  Plus, Ben heckles from the chat, the joys of a longer season, and does Omega have an inhibitor chip?  All this and much more!



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Saturday, June 12, 2021

IPC #326 | Raiders Revisited: 40 Years Of Indiana Jones

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  • Celebrating Indiana Jones' 40th anniversary
  • Revisiting the 1981 classic 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark'
  • Discussing all the news & set leaks from 'Indy 5'
  • Breaking down a popular "Big Bang" Raiders Theory
  • Responding to your fantastic feedback
  • Zac explains how he almost died
  • Are Star Wars & Indy actually in the same universe?
  • A most impressive #BBQWatch experience
  • And so much more!

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Friday, June 11, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 11/06/21

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss what the shooting and release schedule for the next wave of Star Wars TV shows might look like now that The Book of Boba Fett has wrapped filming.  They also talk about what Qui-Gon's role in Obi-Wan Kenobi could/should be (assuming Liam Neeson is lying to us about not being in the series).  Then they talk about the latest rumored additions to the cast of Andor, both familiar and fresh faces.  And they look at the latest reveals from Hasbro in the Black Series and Vintage Collection lines.  Plus, Ewan McGregor and Pedro Pascal talk about working with Yodas, Taika Waititi hopes Star Wars is next for him, and what a screening of Andor (or any other Star Wars series) at Celebration might look like.  All this and much more!

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Sunday, June 6, 2021

Pod Force 99 | "Decommissioned"

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and (briefly) Chris  are joined by Hannah Raeside of Star Wars Culture to discuss the sixth episode of The Bad Batch episode, "Decommissioned".  They discuss the return of Trace and Rafa Martez, their place in the galaxy now, how Ahsoka's influence is felt through them, and who are they working for.  They also talk about Wrecker's latest "moment", what's going on there and what (or who) snapped him out of it.  Plus, clones and droids fighting together on the same side, what might the future look like for a Force-sensitive Omega, and the best "bad" joke in Star Wars history.  All this and much more!

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Friday, June 4, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 04/06/21

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On this episode, Dominic and Ben are joined by SWU  "Senior Tie-In Materials Correspondent" Chris "Starrapter" Abbott to discuss the big reveal in the comic book War of the Bounty Hunters #1 and the implications of it for the wider Star Wars galaxy (to skip the spoiler discussion fast forward from 17:50 to 1:00:33).  Then they look back on the first wave of The High Republic books and preview wave two (coming later this month), including a special spoiler free review of The Rising Storm by Cavan Scott from Starrapter.  They also share their thoughts on the now complete Alphabet Squadron trilogy, including how this series could be a model for future novels.  Plus, new Lego Star Wars sets have been revealed, the nihil as villains in the High Republic, and the future of characters from Solo: A Star Wars Story.  All this and much more!



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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

IPC #325 | The Falcon And The Winter Soldier

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  • We're looking better than ever with upgraded equipment
  • Zach shares his spoiler-free review of A Quiet Place: Part II
  • We discuss the new trailer for Marvel's Eternals
  • Ben breaks down all the new characters via an interesting Twitter thread
  • They share their thoughts on The Falcon And The Winter Soldier
  • Ben & Zach discuss John Walker, Karli, Sam, Bucky and all the apt social commentary
  • They read out and respond to some fascinating listener feedback
  • Zach and Ben try, and fail, to say the word "Croissant"
  • For #BBQWatch they examine an incredible Oreo BBQ sandwich 
  • And much, much more!
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Sunday, May 30, 2021

Pod Force 99 | "Rampage"

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris (briefly) are joined by Din of the band F-105 to discuss the fifth episode of The Bad Batch, "Rampage".  They discuss the ways this episode explores the issue of slavery in the galaxy far, far away, and how it sets up further questions for the characters to grapple with down the road.  They also talk about whether Muchi is the rancor we see in Return of the Jedi and the latest round of canon "inconsistencies".  Then they talk about Cid's role as threshold guardian in Omega's hero's journey. Plus, four clones walk into a bar, Wrecker's ominous headaches return, and Bib Fortuna's cameo.  All this and much more!

 
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Friday, May 28, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 28/05/21

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the news that Rangers of the New Republic is "no longer in active development", and what this means from both an in- and out-of-universe perspective.  They also talk about a slip of the tongue from Disney CEO Bob Chapek which suggests that Han Solo will be returning soon.  They delve into some recent comments from JJ Abrams about planning and the sequel trilogy.  And they look at Zack Snyder's comments about his Star Wars pitch from a few years ago.  Plus, The Book of Boba Fett crew gear hits the internet, what will the galaxy look like after The Rise of Skywalker, and an important update about Star Wars Celebration.  All this and much more!

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Sunday, May 23, 2021

Pod Force 99 | "Cornered"

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On this episode, Dominic and Chris are joined by Johnamarie Macias of the Geeky Bubble Podcast to discuss the fourth episode of The Bad Batch, "Cornered".  They talk about the debut of Fennec Shan on the series and how her appearance ties in with her role on The Mandalorian.  They also talk about Omega's continued learning experiences about what the galaxy is really like.  They also do a deep dive on clone growth acceleration and whether that will be explored in the series, as well as how The Bad Batch may tie in with some Star Wars Legends material.  Plus, Echo and the droids, the continued shift from the Republic to the Empire, and a missed Easter Egg opportunity.  All this and much more!

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Friday, May 21, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 21/05/21

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On this episode, Dominic and Ben talk about all the Star Wars anniversaries that took place this week, and reflect on how Star Wars anniversaries have been celebrated in the past at Star Wars Celebration.  Then they dissect a recent interview with JJ Abrams where discusses his time working established franchises and where the film industry is going.  Chris eventually calls in from iHOP with friends of the show Jeffrey White (Hype Function, Maniacle Melodies), Clarice Taylor (Star Wars Culture) and Lauren Scott (Culture Slate) to talk a little Bad Batch ahead of the new episode.  Then, to close out the show Dominic and Ben discuss Dave Filoni's new job title and Kevin Feige (once again) saying he doesn't want to run Star Wars.  Plus, a trip down SWU memory lane, Uncle Owen in Obi-Wan Kenobi, and when Droids will hit Disney+.  All this and much more!

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

IPC #324 | The Bad Batch & Our 7th Anniversary

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  • Our first ever episode LIVE on YouTube via Fandom Empire
  • Introducing IPC to whole new audience
  • Revisiting our (ever evolving) Top Five Movies lists
  • And a ton of lists submitted from our live audience
  • Our 7th anniversary and lots of great memories
  • Our brand new Patreon
  • So. Many. Giveaways.
  • The first three episodes of Star Wars: The Bad Batch in review
  • Ben's triple #BBQWatch vacation
  • And much, much more!
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Sunday, May 16, 2021

Pod Force 99 | "Replacements"

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by Jordan Chaffer of Star Wars Culture to talk about the third episode of The Bad Batch, "Replacements".  They talk about how this episode introduces the first Imperial soldiers that are recruits and what that tells us about the Empire as a whole.  They also do a deep dive into Crosshair, how in control is he and what is his role in the Imperial military going forward.  Then they talk about Omega's growing bonds with Hunter and Wrecker.  Plus, the mystery surrounding the Kaminoans, more evidence that Omega might be Force-sensitive, and we explore the darkest timeline of Bad Batch theories.  All this and much more!


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The IPC Podcast LIVE #323 | Godzilla Vs Kong & WandaVision Vs Falcon And The Winter Soldier

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On this very special and momentous episode of IPC, Ben and Zac are joined once again by longtime friend Chris "Starrapter" Abbott. They begin by discussing the Shang-Chi trailer, as well as exciting casting news for Secret Invasion, and a new deal that will bring tons of Sony movies to Disney+. In addition, they also share they're updated thoughts on the finale of The Falcon And The Winter Soldier and debate how it stacks up against its predecessor, WandaVision. Later they geek out about their first theater going experiences in a very long time to watch Godzilla Vs Kong. They describe their initial impressions of the film, their favorite moments, and break down some of the epic titan faceoffs. And lastly, but certainly not least, they bring on another special guest to make a massive announcement that will change IPC forever! You don't want to miss this!

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