Friday, November 19, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 19/11/21

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris share their thoughts on the latest Star Wars news, including Kathleen Kennedy's contract extension, the return of Dark Horse comics, and Grogu at the Macy's Thanksgiving parade.  They start by discussing Kathleen Kennedy tenure at Lucasfilm, what's gone right and what's gone wrong, and what they're hoping to see in the next three years.  Then they talk about the latest publishing and collecting news, including Dark Horse comics publishing new Star Wars comics again and LEGO's new USC AT-AT.  Plus, the physically biggest Star Wars news of the year, our pitches for Star Wars Story films, and speculation about Moff Gideon and Grand Admiral Thrawn's role in the future of the Mandoverse.  All this and much more!



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Saturday, November 13, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 13/11/21

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by Hannah Raeside of the Star Wars Culture podcast to discuss the latest Star Wars news from Disney+ Day and beyond!  They start by breaking down the new "Sizzle reel" for Obi-Wan Kenobi and teasing out whatever hints they can from the concept art revealed.  Then they share their thoughts on the new documentary Under the Helmet: The Legacy of Boba Fett and the character's journey from concept to star of his own series over 43 years.  And then they talk about the reports that Patty Jenkins' Rogue Squadron film has been delayed due to scheduling issues.  Plus, Pedro Pascal is recording new lines of dialogue as Din Djarin, Obi-Wan goes undercover as Anakin, why Star Wars fans always get their hopes up for events like Disney+ Day.  All this and much more!

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Friday, November 5, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 05/11/21

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THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT TRAILER BREAKDOWN!!!  This week, Dominic, Ben, and Chris share their observations on the first trailer for The Book of Boba Fett, including how Fett has changed over the years, his relationship with the Underworld, and what characters they'd like to see appear in the show.  Then they talk about the rumors of a new animated series about Darth Maul and Crimson Dawn before Solo.  Then they look at the rumored trailers and teases that will drop next week on Disney+ Day (November 12th).  And, Dominic chats with the Hasbro Star Wars team about their latest reveals.  Plus, how Dave Filoni could get his revenge for the response to The Clone Wars movie, what Star Wars creator is most likely to bring back Mace Windu, and how it's not inconceivable that we get a new Star Wars release on Disney+ in 51 out of  52 weeks in 2022.  All this and much more!


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Friday, October 29, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 29/10/21

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris share their thoughts on the latest Star Wars news, including Hayden Christensen's (next) return to Star Wars and all the reveals from Hasbro's PulseCon.  They start by breaking down the news that Hayden is back as Anakin in the Ahsoka series, what that could look like, what it tells us about Ahsoka's arc in that show, and how much exposition will be needed.  Then they talk about all the cool new product reveals from Hasbro's PulseCon events this week.  Plus, O'Shea Jackson Jr. reveals he auditioned for Solo, Bandai is making Star Wars: Visions products, and Star Wars cleans up big time at the Saturn Awards.  All this and much more!


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Friday, October 22, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 22/10/21

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris share their thoughts on the latest Star Wars news, including Sasha Banks saying she won't be in the next season of The Mandalorian and Snoop Dogg's new music video!  They start by reacting Banks' comments and speculating about what season three of The Mandalorian, and the future of the "Mandoverse" in general, might look like.  Then they rush through some news about Lego Star Wars: Castaways, Star Wars: Visions soundtracks, and more "Bring Home the Bounty" reveals.  Then they talk about Snoop Dogg's Mandalorian armour in the new "Big Subwoofer" music video and his past history with Star Wars.  Plus, listener emails about Thrawn, what Rogue One tells us about what general audiences will expect in Star Wars, and more something there or make-a-relax.  All this and much more!


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Friday, October 15, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 15/10/21

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On On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris share their thoughts on the latest Star Wars news, including the future of Star Wars: Visions, teases for Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the "Bring the Bounty" campaign.  They start by talking about recent comments from the director of "The Ninth Jedi" episode of Visions, how they'd like to see the story continued, and how it impacts our hope for the future of the saga.  Then they talk about recent comments from Kumail Nanjiani, Jason Isaacs, and Carl Weathers about the future of their characters.  Plus, what to expect from the "Bring the Bounty" campaign, Hayden Christensen gets the high ground in New York, and the debut of a new (stolen) game show.  All this and much more!

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

IPC #333 | Superman & Lois

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  • We finally discuss the first season of Superman & Lois
  • Chad B. returns to guest host
  • Ben is really, really excited about this topic
  • We explain why you should be watching this show
  • Superman & Lois is sooooo much better than the ArrowVerse
  • Superman is not a huge part of this show, and it's fine
  • All the better titles were clearly taken
  • Yes, you should definitely harass Zac Arnold about this
  • #BBQWatch returns
  • And much more!
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Friday, October 8, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 08/10/21

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris review the new Disney+ special Lego Star Wars: Terrifying Tales.  They discuss what worked in the episode, as well as how it compares to last year's holiday special, and how it's weird that most of the sequel trilogy storytelling we're getting these days is in Lego form.  Then they discuss the announcement of four new Star Wars novels coming out next year, including ones that tell the story of Anakin's knighthood and what happened with Luke, Lando, and Ochi of Bestoon.  Plus, Lucy Lawless speculates about why she might not have been in Star Wars, Mena Massoud dances around an Ezra Bridger question, and exciting scene description from The Book of Boba Fett at the end of the podcast.  All this and much more!



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Friday, October 1, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 1/10/21

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On this episode, Chris and Ben are joined by Hannah Raeside from the Star Wars Culture Podcast! They dive head first into a mountain of Star Wars news, including the exciting reveal of the first poster for The Book Of Boba Fett and its release date! They also break down the possibility of a second season of Star Wars Visions, some teases for the third season of The Mandalorian, and many exciting tidbits from Obi-Wan Kenobi and Andor. Furthermore, Lawrence Kasdan is directing a George Lucas docu-series, a new poster for Lego Star Wars Terrifying Tales, and the most sought after action figure in Star Wars history! Plus, Dominic drops in for a brief visit and Ben's strange accent returns. Watch for all that and much more!


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Friday, September 24, 2021

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 24/09/21

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STAR WARS: VISIONS REVIEW!  On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by Din of F-105 to discuss the entire first season of the Star Wars anthology series of anime short films, Star Wars: Visions.  They discuss the themes and art styles of each episode, as well as what makes the shorts stand out from the rest of Star Wars.  They also talk about which episodes surprised them and which ones they would likes to see sequels too.  And they discuss what lessons the rest of Star Wars can take from Visions.  Plus, what episodes were their favourites, Star Wars words of wisdom, and the long awaited conclusion to #TopHatWatch.  All this and much more!



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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

IPC #332 | Top Five Fan Theories

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Discussing:

  • Our Top Five Fan Theories
  • We welcome back special guest host Steven Shinder
  • We read and discuss a ton of lists submitted by you
  • Which theory is the most popular, and which is most plausible?
  • Zach is on break, but he still sent us a fantastic list
  • Steven reveals his five, which include some theories of his own
  • Ben pulls out surprising, and not so surprising picks
  • And you'll never guess what his number 2 choice is
  • Listen for all this and more!



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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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