Episode 52 | Resistance Recap

The Droids are at it again! Tune in for more bad singing, random tangents and occasional Star Wars thoughts in this week’s edition of the pod.

We discuss the first three episodes of Resistance as well as the announced directors of The Mandalorian and which director we are most excited to see create an episode of Star Wars television.

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Episode 50 | Backseat Iger

For the first time in the history of the Droids Pod the entire crew is all in one place for an episode! Join us for episode 50 as we look back on the best moments in Star Wars since the podcast began as well as what happens now that Disney is taking a step back in Star Wars production?

Plus, we get into another heated edition of Star Wars Family Feud and Chris’ episode IX hot and fresh takes us to destinations so remote the outer rim hasn’t even heard of them.

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Episode 48 | Ep IX Cast Additions

The cast of Episode IX just keeps growing for JJ Abrams with Matt Smith & Dominic Monaghan joining the already talented group. Will they be playing similar roles to some of their previous work or will they fit seamlessly into the Star Wars universe.

Plus, jackets, theories and Galaxy’s Edge news as Chris, Sam and Mike discuss the ever changing expectations for Episode IX.

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Episode 46 | What does $100 million get you?

The Droids are back with another edition of the pod addressing some of the latest developments in the expanding Star Wars Galaxy.

Mark Hamill is taking his old stoic act to another property on the history channel, Jon Favreau’s Star Wars TV show has a $100 million dollar budget for season one, and Ewan McGregor can’t avoid the Obi Wan Film talk we all so desperately want to be true.

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Episode 45 | Consultant George?

Join the Droids in a discussion about George Lucas’ involvement in Episode IX. Did JJ bring Lucas in to give his thoughts on how the Skywalker Saga should end? Why hasn’t George made more of the films he always intended after the purchase of Lucasfilm?

Plus, updates on the Clone Wars rewatch, KOTOR replay and Sam’s thoughts on Finn’s vest shown in JJ’s first photo from the set of Episode IX.

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Episode 44 | Ep IX Cast

Production has begun for the final chapter of the Skywalker Saga! JJ Abrams and crew began rolling cameras on August 1st and prior to that announced the cast for Episode IX.

A few surprises included Mark Hamill returning, new cast members like Keri Russell, and in the biggest news of the announcement, Carrie Fisher will portray Princess Leia once more. Unused footage from The Force Awakens will help conclude her story and the Droids have reaction to the news on this week’s pod.

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Episode 43 | Clone Wars Returns

Death Star Alert worthy news this week as The Clone Wars will return for one final season on the new Disney streaming service announced for next year. The unexpected announcement offers a conclusion to the long running series and encourages a few of the Droids to catch up on the high acclaimed show from creator Dave Filoni.

Tune in for our thoughts on the return of the series as well as what other long dormant Lucasfilm properties should be brought back.

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Episode 40 | Guest Johnna Scrabis – An Outsider’s Solo Perspective

This week the Droids are joined by Johnna Scrabis for a non-Star Wars obsessive’s point of view on Solo: A Star Wars Story. Plus, what is happening with the stand alone films, are they still being made or has Lucasfilm put them on an indefinite hold?

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Episode 38 | Fandom Part 2 & Fallen Order

The Droids return for a few more thoughts on Star Wars fandom at large as Sam weighs in with his perspective. Plus, we discuss John Boyega adding his voice to the news and what are the best ways forward to improve online Star Wars discourse.

We also discuss the latest video games news out of E3 that includes Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order. What will this new single player game from Respawn & EA focus on and how can it nail the Star Wars experience.

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Episode 37 | Disturbance in the Fandom

Following the recent news that Last Jedi actress Kelly Marie Tran shut down her Instagram due to harassment from a small but vocal group of purported Star Wars fans, the Droid Heads address the franchise’s fandom.

We also return to Solo: A Star Wars Story and give a few thoughts on the Kessel Run, giant space monster (& ghouls), and hear from Chris about why he hasn’t spent his hard earned dollars on a second screening of the film yet.

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Episode 36 | Solo Review & Box Office

The reactions have been vast and varied to Solo: A Star Wars Story and the Droid Heads return to breakdown the tenth film in the endlessly expanding Star Wars universe.

Following an underperforming Box Office, the group analyzes why Solo missed the mark financially and what that will mean for the future of stand alone films.

Plus, a full breakdown of the structure and writing of Solo with the widest disparity in perspectives we have had on the pod in the year-plus we’ve been doing the show.

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Episode 35 | Solo Instant Reaction

The Droid Heads react to Solo: A Star Wars Story in this instant reaction podcast recorded just after the Thursday night screening.

Join us for a spoiler-laden edition of the show recorded live in a New Jersey mall following the first viewing of a Star Wars movie we have all done together.

Let us know your thoughts on the movie as we will return with an in-depth reaction in our next podcast.

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Episode 34 | Final Prep for Solo

After a tumultuous production, Solo: A Star Wars Story is finally set to make its debut in theaters. The Droid Heads get out their last thoughts before seeing the movie on Thursday night as we prepare ourselves for the second stand alone Star Wars film from Lucasfilm.

Join us for the discussion of the Variety cover story about the film, our ever-changing expectations as well as a few tangents along the way.

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Episode 33 | Early Solo Reactions

With a little over a week till the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story the early reactions are rolling in and we have our first thoughts on the critical response. This is a no spoilers podcast about the overall perspective on the film from the early screenings, so fear not about any details of the story being discussed.

Tune in to hear the Droids’ thoughts on what the early reactions mean for the film and where this could lead for the ensuing stand alone Star Wars films.

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Episode 32 | Solo Clips & Resistance

Solo: A Star Wars Story is creeping up on us and new footage has been revealed in the form of multiple clips as part of the marketing campaign. Check in on our ever-changing Alden perceptions as well as what is the deal with the holochess moves always being the same?

Plus, we discuss Resistance and what excites us about Dave Filoni’s latest animated Star Wars adventure.

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Episode 30 | Solo Trailer 2

“I’ve got a really good feeling about this!” The latest trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story flips the script on a classic quote and it also sums up our growing affinity for a movie the Droid Heads were apprehensive about until now.

Tune in for all of our reactions to the trailer including Alden analysis, Emilia Clarke’s presence as a guide for young Solo and Donald Glover owning every moment. Plus, we pontificate about Chewy and the mysterious second Wookiee, did the Holiday Special just become canon?

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Episode 29 | Ramp Up to Solo

We are under two months from the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story and the marketing ramp up has led to the reveal of sets, creatures and oddly specific character names. Join us for our thoughts on the latest bits of news from the Galaxy Far, Far Away as well as more analysis of The Last Jedi which has only deepened with repeat viewings.

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Episode 28 | Solo “Stories”

This week we discuss the anonymous actor from the set of Solo: A Star Wars Story who gave some insights into the turnover from Lord & Miller to Ron Howard as well as the acting coach hired for Alden Ehrenreich. Take it all with a grain of salt but behind the scenes morsels always make headlines in the Star Wars cinematic universe. 

Plus, Mark Hamill has more to say about the the end of Luke Skywalker’s run as the Galaxy’s hero by offering tidbits about George Lucas’ potential Episode 9.

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Episode 24 | Solo Teaser Reaction

Finally there is proof that Solo: A Star Wars Story was actually shot and will be released in theaters this summer! The Big Game this year included the first imagery of Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo alongside Chewbacca, Donald Glover as Lando and Emilia Clark as a character who’s name Chris cannot pronounce.

Join us for our initial reactions to the teaser trailer and all the jokes Ryan can get in about Ron Howard’s film catalog in a 45 minute episode. We theorize and react to what is sure to be a constant in our lives for the next four months as well as allow Sam to give a dispatch on a mystery topic.

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