Friday, September 30, 2022

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 30/09/22

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the fourth episode of Andor, "Aldhani". They start by discussing how this series is structured in a way that is unlike most other Star Wars series, and how it builds off how The Clone Wars used to do things. Then they talk about the depiction of Coruscant in the episode, the dynamics between the Imperial Officers, and Luthen Rael and Mon Mothma's interactions. They also talk about Cassian's introduction to Vel and her crew and what's being set up for future weeks. Plus, what's the deal with Mon Mothma's husband, some great easter eggs, and the story of the Ukrainian company that created Darth Vader's voice for Obi-Wan Kenobi.  All this and much more!


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Thursday, September 22, 2022

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 22/09/22

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, Hannah, and Chris break down the first three episodes of Andor!  They discuss how this series feels so different from previous Star Wars instalments, including how it incorporates more mature and adult concepts and themes.  They also talk about the series' introduction to Cassian and how it sets him on his journey that will eventually culminate in Rogue One.  They then look at the "bad guys", the shades of grey in their portrayals and how they operate with respect to the Empire.  And they talk about the introduction of Bix, her life on Ferix, and her relationship to Cassian.  Plus, the term BBY being used on screen, Cassian's life in the flashbacks, and where we go from here.  All this and much more!

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Friday, September 16, 2022

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 16/09/22

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, Hannah, and Chris break down all the trailers, stills, and other news out of D23 Expo!  They start by talking about the new Andor trailer and give their final pre-premiere thoughts on the series with less than a week until the premiere.  Then they break down the Tales of the Jedi trailer and give their thoughts on the choice of Ahsoka and Dooku as the characters to focus on for the series.  And then they discuss the teaser trailer for season three of The Mandalorian and analyze what Grogu's potential role this season might be.  Plus, thoughts on the new stills from Ahsoka and Skeleton Crew, there's a new release date for The Bad Batch, and casting news for The Acolyte (oh dip!).  All this and much more!



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Friday, September 9, 2022

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 09/09/22

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On this episode, Hannah, Chris & Ben are joined by Dominic who reports in live from Anaheim, California on the eve of D23 2022! They speculate about what might be revealed in the coming days, and discuss the disappointing lack of a plan for future Star Wars films. Furthermore they examine some recent comments from Rian Johnson concerning ‘The Last Jedi’ and his (perhaps still upcoming) Star Wars Trilogy. Also, Leia’s wedding dress revealed, ‘The Book Of Boba Fett’ wins an Emmy, and two new actors have just joined the cast of ‘The Acolyte’. Tune in for all of that and more!

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Friday, September 2, 2022

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 02/09/22

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On this episode, Dominic and Ben are joined by a trio of guests to look back on Rogue One after seeing it again in IMAX this week.  First, they welcome Tales From Beyond The Galaxy, and its co-hosts Jordan, Tracy, and Anna, to the ever expanding Star Wars Underworld Network!  Then, the five of them reflect on Rogue One and speculate about Andor.  They talk about Mon Mothma's role, Luthen Rael's tightrope walk, and Cassian's mysterious backstory.  Plus, a little House of the Dragon talk (spoiler free), another wrinkle in the release date for The Bad Batch, and the worst question to ask at convention panel.  All this and much more!



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Friday, August 26, 2022

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 26/08/22

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On this episode Hannah, Chris and Ben finally get around to discussing all the latest Star Wars news that's been lying in wait, including a new 'Andor' clip, the official reveal of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi's Return', and the apparent delay of 'The Bad Batch' season two. And they manage to find time to touch on all the rest of the most recent noteworthy stories, including a 'Star Wars: Jedi' tie-in novel, 'Rogue One' returning to theaters, and more talk surrounding the protentional for 'The Book Of Boba Fett' season two. Furthermore, they officially reveal The Star Wars Underworld Network Discord server and Dominic and Matt from Eye On Canon drop in to give an update live from Fan Expo Canada. Plus, is John Boyega really done with Star Wars? And will Jar Jar show up in 'Andor'? Listen and/or watch for all of that and so much more!

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Friday, August 19, 2022

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 19/08/22

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On this episode, Dominic, Hannah, and Chris are joined by Matthew and Joel of the Eye On Canon podcast for an in-depth discussion about Star Wars canon: what is it, how should it work, and how can it be improved. They discuss their feelings on the concept of canon (with lots of metaphors) and how Star Wars does things differently than other franchises. They also analyze ways that canon can be implemented to grow the franchise in interesting ways. Plus, another big announcement about the Star Wars Underworld network, we don't discuss any news on our news show, and JJ Abrams' legacy in both Trek and Wars.  All this and much more!


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Friday, August 12, 2022

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 12/08/22

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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT WEEK! On this episode, Dominic, Ben, Chris, and Hannah discuss the new TV special, Lego Star Wars Summer Vacation.  They delve into how the special handles the sequel trilogy characters, and why this hasn't been done in "canon", as well as why the special hasn't been released in certain parts of the world.  Then they talk about the latest updates about Andor, Ahsoka, and Obi-Wan Kenobi season two.  And they make a big announcement about the future of The Star Wars Underworld and introduce a new co-host.  Plus, the word scurrilous, how the hosts' voices have changed over the years, and a tease for another announcement next week.  All this and much more!



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Friday, August 5, 2022

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 05/08/22

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ANDOR
TRAILER BREAK DOWN! On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris take a deep dive on the new trailer for Andor that was released this week.  They discuss the tone of the trailer and how the series could explore the various types of rebels that make up the Rebel Alliance.  They also look at how the Imperial Senate could be portrayed and the roles that Mon Mothma and Luthen Rael.  And they talk about how Cassian's backstory could force us to re-examine the Republic's war in the clone wars (building on what The Clone Wars series began).  Plus, what does the release date change mean for The Bad Batch and Tales of the Jedi, what sort of Imperial Agents will we see on the series, and how will this series intersect with Star Wars Rebels.  All this and much more!




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Friday, July 29, 2022

The SWU Podcast | 29/7/22

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On this episode Ben is joined by Hannah Raeside, Jordan Chaffer and Chris "Starrapter" Abbott! They discuss the fate of the 'Knights Of The Old Republic' remake following a troubling report about the game being indefinitely delayed. They also touch on some big Star Wars television updates, including new interviews with Diego Luna and Pedro Pascal discussing 'Andor' and season three of 'The Mandalorian', respectively. And they debate who Amandla Stenberg could be playing following their long awaited confirmation of being cast in 'The Acolyte'. Furthermore, they take a look at the new poster for 'Lego Star Wars: Summer Vacation', share their initial impressions of the new docuseries 'Light & Magic', and speculate about some new Lucasfilm trademarks and what they could mean. Listen for all of this and much more!


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Friday, July 22, 2022

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 22/7/22

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On this episode Ben and Chris are joined by Dominic who reports live from San Diego Comic Con! They discuss the exciting yet somewhat lacking presence of Star Wars at the convention, including a display of costumes from from 'Obi-Wan Kenobi', 'The Book Of Boba Fett', and others. They also (briefly) touch on a new TV spot for 'Andor' as well as the new droid from the series B2EMO who was officially revealed at SDCC. Furthermore, Chris and Ben discuss some big updates from various Disney+ series, including a protentional confirmation for season two of 'The Book Of Boba Fett', the beginning of production for 'Skeleton Crew', and several new Emmy nominations for two Star Wars series! Also, what would have happened if George Lucas had NOT sold Lucasfilm to Disney? And did George secretly make his own version of the Sequel Trilogy in his basement? Listen as we answer those questions and more!

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Friday, July 15, 2022

The SWU Podcast BONUS | Best of the Pre-Show

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There's no weekly Star Wars Underworld Podcast this week, so instead enjoy this peek behind the paywall with a compilation of some of our favorite moments from the infamous weekly SWU Patreon Pre-Show.  Topics discussed include Stranger Things 4 (spoiler-free), meeting Star Wars directors, interacting with scammers online, Doctor Stranger In The Multiverse Of Madness, and behind the scenes of the SWU.  All this and much more!



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Monday, July 11, 2022

The SWU Podcast BONUS | The Kenobi Kastaways

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On this special bonus episode, Dominic is joined by Din of F-105 and Hannah Raeside of Star Wars Culture to look back on the 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' series.  They take an in-depth look at the character arcs of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader, while also breaking down the roles of Princess Leia, Reva, Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, Roken, Tala, and the Grand Inquisitor.  Plus, they have a little fun with the SWU intro.  All this and much more!

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Friday, July 8, 2022

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 08/07/22

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris get the hype train rolling on Andor, discuss the road not taken for Obi-Wan Kenobi, and look ahead at The Mandalorian.  They discuss Tony Gilroy's comments about how the structure for season two of Andor and discuss what this means for the story of the second season and what it says about the future of Star Wars storytelling.  Then they discuss the revelation that Commander Cody was considered as a character to be included in Obi-Wan Kenobi and discuss what the relationship between Cody and Obi-Wan really is.  And they look ahead at updates about The Mandalorian, Ahsoka, Skeleton Crew, and Taika Waititi's movie.  Plus, a ridiculous order to watch all of Star Wars in, the two "sides" of the Rebel Alliance, and the simple wisdom of George Lucas. All this and much more!



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Friday, July 1, 2022

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 1/7/22

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On this episode Chris and Ben are joined Hannah Raeside and Jordan Chaffer from Star Wars Culture discuss the latest and greatest Star Wars news! They start off with the big revelation that 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' was originally conceived as a film trilogy and what that means for a potential season two. They further examine recent comments from the cast and creators and share their opinions on how the story could continue. They also address Taika Waititi confirming that his film will not shoot this year and what that means for the future Star Wars film slate. Also, Sam Jackson wants to play Mace Windu more than he wants and Oscar, John Williams is retiring(?), and will Chris Evans play Lux Bonteri? Listen for all of that and so much more!


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