Friday, September 17, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 17/09/21

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris look back on 10 years of the Star Wars Underworld podcast with some rare, video highlights (yes, they still work as audio-only clips too!).  They travel through every year in the past decade, from the origins of the podcast in 2011 to the early convention days in 2012-2014, big interviews in 2015-16, and random craziness from 2017-2021.  Featured on this episode are interviews with Dave Filoni, Ashley Eckstein, and Stephen Stanton, as well as fun moments with friends of the show like Din of F-105, Ciaran Duggan, Chris "Starrapter" Abbott, and Steele Saunders.  Plus, a couple of news stories, breaking the rules of filmmaking, and a shocking prediction from 2012 that came true in 2019.  All this and much more!




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Friday, September 10, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 10/09/21

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris share their thoughts on the latest Star Wars news, including the official announcement of the Knights of the Old Republic remake and the trailer for Lego Star Wars: Terrifying Tales.  Plus we compete in the ultimate Star Wars trivia contest!  First, they talk about the reveal of the KOTOR remake, share their thoughts on the original game, what they hope for in the remake, and discuss whether this is the right direction for Star Wars games.  Then they briefly discuss the trailer for next months Lego Star Wars Halloween Special.  And then they take the Dragon Con Star Wars Trivia Contest challenge (play along here!), the results may shock you.  All this and much more!



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Friday, September 3, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 03/09/21

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris share their thoughts on the latest Star Wars news, including hints about The Book Boba Fett, merch for Star Wars: Visions, and Thandiwe Newton speaking her mind on Solo.  But first, Chris got lost at Galaxy's Edge and the results were hilarious!  Then the guys delve into Robert Rodriguez's comments about The Book of Boba Fett over-delivering and whether Star Wars can truly over-deliver.  Then they talk about Thandiwe Newton's recent comments about how she felt about Val's death in Solo: A Star Wars Story and whether this suggests there were more changes to the film after Lord and Miller left than were initially thought.  And then they delve into rumors about Ahsoka, Andor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and The Book of Boba Fett.  Plus, listener emails about The Bad Batch and The High Republic, battle droids in Star Wars: Visions, and a plea for cinema screenings of Star Wars TV episodes.  All this and much more!



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Friday, August 27, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 27/08/21

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris share their thoughts on the latest Star Wars releases, including Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian and the Lego Star Wars trailer.  They start by talking about the new (and long awaited) trailer for Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, what they thought of it and do they believe that the game will actually arrive on time this time?  Then they review the "Making of the Season Two Finale" episode of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian.  They talk about the technology used to create the effect, the lengths the crew went to to keep the secret, and Mark Hamill's role in the episode.  Then they talk about some fun Star Wars: What If... ideas.  Plus, the best t-shirt of 2021, #TopHatWatch and #PurpleShirtWatch, and what DLCs could the new Lego Star Wars have?  All this and much more!



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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

IPC #331 | Star Wars: The Bad Batch - Season One

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Discussing:

  • Our thoughts on the first full season of Star Wars: The Bad Batch
  • Did Crosshair really take his chip out?
  • Which characters has the most (and least) amount of development
  • Could Omega be Force Sensitive?
  • Our favorite funniest moments
  • All the cameos, and which we loved the most
  • Who and what we hope to see in season two
  • Shawn Geroux drops in to discuss Mount Tantiss and Wayland
  • Is this all leading to a reboot of the Thrawn Trilogy?
  • Is The Bad Batch the season first season of Star Wars television?
  • #BBQWatch: Is drive thru BBQ the future?
  • And so much more!


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Friday, August 20, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 20/08/21

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris, discuss the latest Star Wars news including the Star Wars: Visions trailer, the Bad Batch season one finale, and a preview of the new Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian.  They start by talking about the Visions trailer and how this trailer (like the series, probably) is unlike anything else in Star Wars.  Then they look back on the season finale of The Bad Batch one week later, as well as the entire season.  And they talk about the newly announced Crimson Reign comic book series.  Plus, a rumor about the return of a sequel trilogy star on Disney+, Carl Weather teases season three of The Mandalorian, and should Ben buy an orange or blue top hat?  All this and much more!



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Monday, August 16, 2021

Pod Force 99 | "Kamino Lost"

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On this episode, Dominic and Chris are joined by Hannah Raeside from the Star Wars Culture podcast to discuss their immediate reaction the season one finale of The Bad Batch, "Kamino Lost".  This episode was recorded live on Thursday night/Friday morning, so the reactions are fresh from everyone's first viewing of the episode.  They discuss how the finale was more character focused than other finales we've seen of late.  They also talk about how Crosshair and Omega's character arcs for the season were wrapped up.  And they spend a lot of time speculating about what might happen in season two.  Plus, a very weird tangent about Yoda's stew, thoughts on the epilogue, and we take some live calls!  All this and much more!

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Sunday, August 15, 2021

IPC #330 | Loki

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Discussing:

  • An in-depth analysis of the first season of Loki
  • Jonathan Majors, Kang, and the birth of the MCU's next big bad
  • Is it incest or...?
  • Mobius and his meta deconstruction of Loki
  • What we want from season 2
  • Lots of listener feedback
  • Alligator Loki and the Loki Paradox
  • The cameos, or lack thereof
  • How exactly does the Multiverse work?
  • How we rank Loki with the other Marvel shows
  • Our pitches for integrating the Daredevil cast into the MCU
  • And so much more!



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Friday, August 13, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 13/08/21

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris, discuss the latest Star Wars news including Ahsoka casting reports, the future of Jedi: Fallen Order, and more!  They start by discussing the news that Lucasfilm is searching for an actress to play Sabine Wren in the Ahsoka series, which leads to a discussion about how this show can work as both a Rebels sequel, Mandalorian tie-in, and its own thing.  Then they talk about updates on Obi-Wan Kenobi, Taika Waititi's movie, and Andor.  Plus, EA teases the future of Jedi: Fallen Order, questions from our live audience, and hey, did you know you can watch the podcast on YouTube now?  All this and much more!

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Monday, August 9, 2021

Pod Force 99 | "Return to Kamino"

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On this episode, Dominic and Chris discuss the fifteenth episode of The Bad Batch, "Return to Kamino". They discuss the bombardment of Kamino and what the audience is meant to feel in that sequence, as well as what the planet represents to the different characters, and the event's place in galactic history. They also talk about Crosshair's motivations in this episode as well as what his reveal about his inhibitor says about how he sees himself.  And they play a pre-finale round of "whose going to die next week."  Plus, what does the reveal that Omega is older than the rest of the Bad Batch mean, what might redemption look like for Crosshair, and just how dark are the "dark times"?  All this and much more!


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Friday, August 6, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 6/8/21

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On this episode Chris and Ben are joined by special guest hosts Hannah Raeside and Jordan Chaffer
from Star Wars Culture. Together they break down the latest and greatest Star Wars news, including the announcement that The Bad Batch is officially getting a second season. They discuss their thoughts on the series so far and speculate about what could be in store for season two. Furthermore, they dive deep into all the newly revealed details for Disney's Galactic Starcruiser hotel and its imposing price tag. And Lego is getting ready to reveal a brand new holiday special, this time with a spooky theme. Plus, Giancarlo Esposito provides a The Mandalorian production update, Mark Hamill suits up as Luke Skywalker one more time, and Felicity Jones teases a Jyn Erso return. They also take a moment to remember and pay respects the legendary J.W. Rinzler. Listen for all that and much more!



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Monday, August 2, 2021

Pod Force 99 | "War-Mantle"

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On this episode, Dominic and Chris are joined by Clarice Taylor from Culture Slate to discuss the fourteenth episode of The Bad Batch, "War-Mantle".  They discuss the introduction of Clone Commando Gregor, as well as the growing ties between The Bad Batch and Star Wars Rebels.  They also talk about the visuals of the series and how it compares to the other Star Wars series.  And they delve into what's going on with the Kaminoans and their relationship with the Empire.  Plus, many, many tangents about the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, The Office, and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.  All this and much more!


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Friday, July 30, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 30/07/21

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the latest Star Wars news, including updates on The Mandalorian and its spin-offs, the latest High Republic announcements, and comments from Obi-Wan Kenobi and Andor cast members.  They start with the reveals out of Comic Con@Home about the next phase The High Republic books.  Then they talk about an intriguing bit of The Mandalorian licensed art and the newly hired deep faker who will be working at Industrial Light and Magic.  And they talk about the latest casting rumors from the Mando-verse.  Plus, how will Star Wars be seen in the future, dead actors being "resurrected" by technology, and some awesome The Clone Wars collectibles.  All this and much more!
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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Pod Force 99 | "Infested"

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On this episode, Dominic is joined by Din of the band F-105, Matt of the For Christ Sake Anakin Podcast, and Patrick of Beskar Guitar, to discuss the thirteenth episode of The Bad Batch, "Infested".  They discuss how this episode has a strong message (delivered by Omega) not just for Star Wars but for our times.  They also discuss the introduction of Roland Durant and where the inspiration for the character may have come from.  And they talk about the Bad Batch and their relationship with Cid.  Plus, how this episode may be setting up the future of the series, is this a creature episode, and a literal trip to the underworld.  All this and much more!


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IPC #329 | Zack Snyder's Justice League: Parts 4-6

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Featuring:
  • Special guest host; Batman (A.K.A Steven Shinder)
  • Thoughts on the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series rumors
  • Reactions to the newly revealed Dune trailer
  • What to expect from Michael B. Jordan's Val-Zod series
  • A breakdown of the final four chapters of Zack Snyder's Justice League
  • Is it really a "Masterpiece"?
  • More comparisons to Josstice League
  • A debate on the "Martha Manhunter" scene
  • Does Man Of Steel, Batman V Superman & Justice League work as a trilogy?
  • And much more!
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