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Wookiee Radio 17: Yub Nub Begins

Wookiee Radio 17: Yub Nub Begins

Wookiee Radio is back with episode 17 and this week we start by talking a little about Star Wars Celebration. We take a look at the art print offerings and some of the exclusives being offered. We also check out the list of featured exhibitors.

Then we move on to take a look at the latest episodes of Star Wars Rebels, “Double Agent Droid” and “Twin Suns.”

Next we discuss Star Wars Land at the Disney Parks opening in 2019. It looks like they are building Full size moving AT-ATs at the parks.

Gareth Edwards was at SXSW talking about the Darth Vader scene at the end of Rogue One and other changes made to the movie.

We take a look at a few of the news snippets for The Last Jedi, Han Solo, Rebels, Celebration and more.

Then we take a look at 10 actors who turned down roles in Star Wars and Frank Oz was defending the use of CGI in the prequels.

We then move into book news from Topps, Marvel and DK.

We finish the show with a new segment called “Twisted Tales of Star Wars”

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    Wookiee Radio 16: Rebels And Rivals

    Wookiee Radio 16: Rebels And Rivals

    The show starts off on a strange, yet humorous tangent as we slip into a classic Marvel verses DC debate. Once we get things back on track, we move on to our Rebels recap, where we discuss the last three episodes of the show. After the recap, we discuss the announcement that Rebels will be returning for a fourth season.

    Next, we discuss the news that Lucasfilm has trademarked a new title, Star Wars: Rivals, and what that might mean for future projects. We then move on to discuss the Blue Ray and digital release dates of Rogue one, as well as the features that will be found on the various store exclusive sets. This then leads to the official announcement that the original version of Star Wars will not be coming out on Blue Ray as several rumors have been stating.

    Next, we move on to other topics as we discuss the comment made by J. J. Abrams that Mark Hamill should win an Oscar for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in Episode 8. After that, we talk about Battlefront 2 coming out later this year, as well as other future Star Wars games, and then get into a discussion about how the Episode 7 Rey toys helped to change the way the toy industry viewed female characters.

    After that, we discuss the Star Wars secondary comic characters that have changed the galaxy, and then finish off the show with previews of the comics and books coming out in the next couple of weeks.

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      Wookiee Radio 15: Touring The Stars With Mark Eades

      Wookiee Radio 15: Touring The Stars With Mark Eades

      Wookiee Radio is back with episode 15 and this week we are joined by former Disney Imagineer Mark Eades. Mark was one of the team that created the original Star Tours ride at Disneyland and with that created a whole new type of theme park attraction. We cover the history of the ride from concept to opening. He also talked about how he became an imagineer and some of what he has been up to since then. So if you ever were interested in some of what goes into your favorite rides and attractions, this is the show for you.  

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        Wookiee Radio 14: Duck, Dodge And Dive

        Wookiee Radio 14: Duck, Dodge And Dive

        We start off the episode with the announcement that Mike will be representing Wookiee Radio at Star Wars Celebration this year in Orlando, Florida. Next we have another announcement from Derrick about his new podcast, Keepers of the Fringe, that will be coming to the We Be Geeks network soon. We follow that up with Ken announcing that there has been an announcement about the official title of the next Star Wars film.

        Next, we talk about Billie Dee Willaims commenting on Donald Glover playing Lando Calrissian, discuss Mark Hamill’s thoughts on the prequel trilogy, and talk about the line of Star Wars figures coming out from Hot Toys. We then move on to Battlefront 2 news, talk about Darth Maul’s connection to The Force Awakens, and finish up with a preview of the comics and novels coming out in the next few weeks.

        Finally, we get a question from Twitter, which leads to a discussion about our favorite characters.

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          Wookiee Radio 13: Trials Of The Meatbags

          Wookiee Radio 13: Trials Of The Meatbags

          Welcome back to issue 13 of Wookiee Radio.
          This week we start off with a report from Disney World, where Mike and his family got to be some of the first to take the Guided Tour of Star Wars. And of course, you cannot go to Disney without picking up a toy or two.
          Next Disney and Lucasfilm have put out a statement to the fans regarding whether or not we will see a digital Leia in Star Wars Episode VIII.
          Then it is on to our Rebels discussion, we review Ghosts of Geonosis Parts 1 &2, Warhead, and Trials of the Darksaber. We also take a look at 5 of the major changed that Trials of the Darksaber had on Star Wars cannon.
          Followed by the news that Woody Harrelson has been cast in the Han Solo movie. We also discuss the 6 best imperial officers and 5 meanest droids, Meatbags.

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            Wookiee Radio 12: Detours With Jenn Hill & Todd Grimes

            Wookiee Radio 12: Detours With Jenn Hill & Todd Grimes

            On this episode of Wookiee Radio, we welcomed guests Jenn Hill, and Todd Grimes who are the producer and director of the cancelled Star Wars television show Detours, as well as a documentary called Rogue 39 about the making of the Detours show.  We start off the discussion by asking the pair where the idea for the show originated, and what the premise of the show was to be.  Jenn and Todd explained that Detours was meant to be a show that would explore the back stories of the various characters, both main and background characters, in a comedic fashion.

            We talked with Jenn and Todd about how they got involved in the Detours show, and then delved More

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              Wookiee Radio 11: Spoiler Alert- Rogue One

              Wookiee Radio 11: Spoiler Alert- Rogue One

              Wookiee Radio returns and now that we have all seen Rogue One, it is time to get all of the reaction from a wookiee point of view. In this short reaction show we spoil all things Rogue One.

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                Wookiee Radio 10: Rebel Catalyst

                Wookiee Radio 10: Rebel Catalyst

                After giving out a holiday greeting, we move on to a very brief chat about Rogue One.  At the time of the recording, Ken had been the only one to see the movie, so he gives us his opinion of the film, spoiler free, of course.  Next, we discuss the box office take of Rogue One, and then move on to discuss some of the new Star Wars related offerings that have been added to the Disney theme parks.

                We then move on to our Rebels Recap, where we discuss the last three episodes of the cartoon in detail.  The episodes discussed are “The Wynkahthu Job”, “An Inside Man”, and “Visions and Voices”.  After the recap, we give a reading guide to the Rogue One Books that have been released, and then talk about the Star Wars merchandise that can be found this holiday season.

                We finish off the show by previewing the Star Wars comics being released by Marvel in the next few weeks, and teasing our next episode of Wookiee Radio which will contain a full discussion of our thoughts on Rogue One, A Star Wars Story.  That episode will contain many spoilers, so consider this your warning.

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                  Wookiee Radio 9: That’s No Moon, That’s Spaceship Earth

                  Wookiee Radio 9: That’s No Moon, That’s Spaceship Earth

                  This week on Wookiee Radio Mike, Derrick and Ken are back to cover all the news from a galaxy far, far away. We start with a story about what characters may or may not be in the Han Solo stand-alone movie. Then it is on to the “exclusive first-look” at Rogue One from the Wonderful World of Disney Holiday Special, and Kathleen Kennedy sat down with EW to discuss Rogue One and the future of the Star Wars saga.

                     Next Mike can finally tell us what the big Disney Park secret is. Spaceship Earth gets a makeover for one night. Derrick tells us about the actual first appearance of Boba Fett and we take a look at the possible inspiration for the look of Rey from The Force Awakens.

                    Then we wrap up the show with a look at a few of the book coming out for the holidays from DK and we see what comics are coming in the next couple of weeks.

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                    Wookiee Radio 8: All Things That Are Rogue

                    Wookiee Radio 8: All Things That Are Rogue

                    We start off this episode with the group catching up on what they have been up to in the last few weeks, including an interesting story by Ken about a mock trial pitting the Star Wars franchise against Star Trek. Next, we discuss the announcement that Emilia Clarke, of Game of Thrones fame, has been cast in an unnamed roll in the upcoming young Han Solo film. We then move on to our Rebels roundup, where we discuss the finer points of the most recent episode of the show.

                    After that, we talk about an article that seems to think that Rogue One will feature one of the Rebel Alliance’s greatest defeats. This leads to the discussion of the possibility of an appearance in Rogue One by Nien Nunb, who fans will remember is the copilot of Lando Calrissian in Return of the Jedi.

                    Next, Mike gives us his unique perspective on the Star Wars Land being built at the Disney theme parks, and we talk about the Star Tours ride as well. There is talk of the interesting Star Wars version of the classic boardgame Clue before moving on to discuss the recently announced Darth Maul comic, and then talking about the comics coming out in the next couple of weeks.

                    We take a brief moment to talk about the WeBes, the We Be Geeks version of awards, then take a few minutes to move back to comics as we rant about the oft-delayed C3-PO comic that eventually came out this year.

                    We finish off the show by discussing an article about Wookiees, new stickers coming to Apple’s imessage app, and the release of the 3-D version of The Force Awakens. The crew of Wookiee Radio would also like to wish our listeners a happy Life Day, which has just recently passed.

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                      Wookiee Radio 7: We Have Been Jammed, Grape Jammed

                      Wookiee Radio 7: We Have Been Jammed, Grape Jammed

                       

                      Wookiee Radio returns to the holonets with news and commentary from a hairy point of view.

                      We start the show off by reviewing the latest episode of “Star Wars Rebels”, followed by rumors/spoilers for Star Wars Episode 8 and some continued speculation about the origins of Ray from the Force Awakens. We lose Derrick to Imperial jamming but we continue, from there we move into some Rogue One talk and discuss a new trailer that is playing at Cinemark Theaters and also talk the news that ABC will have an exclusive first look at Rogue One during their Wonderful World of Disney Holiday Special on Thanksgiving night.

                      Then in gaming news Dice has announced That the sequel to their hit Battlefront reboot will be dropping in fall 2017

                       And we finish the show looking forward to and previewing the comics and novels coming out in the next couple of weeks.

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                        Wookiee Radio 6: Cookies Fix Everything

                        Wookiee Radio 6: Cookies Fix Everything

                        The Empire tried to shut us down recently, but we prevailed( we had cookies) and are bringing you another fine episode of the Wookiee Radio podcast.  We start off with Mike giving a shout out to a band that he recently had the pleasure of meeting and interacting with called Bodh’aktan.  Next, we move on to discuss the breaking news that actor Donald Glover will be playing Lando Calrissian in the upcoming young Han Solo movie.  This announcement leads to a discussion about how exactly Han acquires the Millennium Falcon from Lando, and we later read a rumor that that question will be answered in the film.

                        Next, we recap the Rebels cartoon, discussing the four episodes that have aired since our last recording and giving quick highlights and comments from each episode.  Afterwards, we move on to discuss, with great excitement, the latest trailer for the Rogue One movie coming out in less than two months.  We then move on to talk about the various Lego sets coming out for the Rogue One move, then briefly move on to talk about the Battlefront X-Wing mission coming out for the Playstaion VR system in time for the holiday season before moving back to talk about more Lego goodness.

                        Next, we talk about the recently announced Star Wars comic based on the Dr. Aphra character from the recently ended Darth Vader comic.  Talking about this comic leads us into a lengthy discussion about the two assassin droids from the Darth Vader comic, BT-1 and Triple Zero.  Next, we go over the comics coming out in the next few weeks, then take a trip down memory lane to finish the episode as we discuss an article about the five Star Wars videogames that actually exceeded their hype.

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                          Wookiee Radio 5: Shadows Of Force Friday

                          Wookiee Radio 5: Shadows Of Force Friday

                          This episode starts with a discussion about season 3 of Rebels, which just premiered this past weekend.  We talk about the introduction of Grand Admiral Thrawn, express our happiness at seeing the beloved Y-Wing fighters from the original movies, and how nicely the cartoon series is tying everything together in the Star War canon.  We mention some more things we liked about the episode, including a darker, more grown up version of Ezra, some fun Easter eggs, and Ezra’s new lightsaber.  Overall, we were all very happy with the season premiere, and are extremely excited about this season.

                          The gang then moves on to talk about More

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                            Wookiee Radio 4: Freemaking Rebels

                            Wookiee Radio 4: Freemaking Rebels

                            Wookiee Radio is back with episode 4. We started this show by saying good bye to show cohost Brett and welcoming new cohost
                            Vicky. We then move on to Star wars TV news. Rebels season 3 starts in 2 weeks. So, we start with some of what we know about the new season and what we are the most looking forward to. Then we move on to the Freemaker Adventures DVD/BluRay release. Moving on to Video Games. We discuss the potential of the new 3rd person game that is being developed by EA Viscerals. Next Mike found a funny list of the 7 worst Star Wars rip offs and we found out how well we know the Force Awakens with a starwars.com quiz. Then we finish with what comics are being released between now and the next time you hear us.

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                              Wookiee Radio 3: Archived With Marc Wendt

                              Wookiee Radio 3: Archived With Marc Wendt

                              On this episode of Wookiee Radio, we talk with Marc Wendt, former archivist for Lucas Films. We start with his current job working for archive.org. This is a great site by the way. It is an archive of millions of free books, music, movies, software, websites, and more. We then get to the meat of the interview and find out a bit of what an archivist for Lucasfilm does, as well as how Marc got the job. Marc has some great stories about toy companies coming to Skywalker Ranch and pitching their ideas for products for the prequel movies. We also learn about the 18,000 square foot space that they used for storage. I picture this warehouse like the warehouse scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark, when they are looking for the Ark of the Covenant. Maybe it is just me. We also find out the strangest licensed products Marc has seen, as well as what his favorites were. We also talk about TV scripts that George Lucas had written, and how Marc thinks this could be Lucas’s best work yet. All in all if you are a Star Wars fan, you do not want to miss this episode.

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                                Wookiee Radio 2: The Rouge One Awakens 3D

                                Wookiee Radio 2: The Rouge One Awakens 3D

                                In the second episode of Wookiee Radio, we start off the show with that sad announcement of the passing of Kenny Baker, best known as the man inside R2-D2. Rest in Peace Mr. Baker, you will be missed. We then move on to discuss the possibility of a Star Wars television show coming to the ABC network sometime in the future. After that, we talk about the rumors and hopes of a potential Boba Fett movie some day in the not too distant future. Movie talk leads us into a discussion about the fantastic Rogue One trailer that More

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                                  Wookiee Radio 1: The Celebration

                                  Wookiee Radio 1: The Celebration

                                  Welcome to the celebration, the launch of Wookiee Radio! The show starts off with a meet and greet of your hosts: Brett, Ken, Derrick and Mike. they share how Star Wars has affected their lives. Mike then brings up a contest they are having to help celebrate the new show.

                                  We are giving away 1 Zoe USB mic and a pair of MH510 Sessions headphones courtesy of CAD Audio. Must be a USA resident to win. Answer the following 4 questions and email us your answers to Wookiee@webegeeks.net by the end 11:59 eastern time on August 11, 2016.

                                  Here are the questions:

                                  1. Which movie was number one in Brett’s top 3 Star Wars movies?
                                  2. What did Derrick say was his favorite item of his from Star Wars?
                                  3. What was the first scene in Star Wars that Ken remembers seeing?
                                  4. What type of theater did Mike see Star Wars at and what was the second feature that night?

                                  The guys then discuss the happenings of Celebration Europe. From the news of Episode VIII wrapping pricipal shooting to coverage of the Rebels panel and the possible fate of Ahsoka Tano. Conversation moves to talking about the casting of Alden Ehrenreich as the young Han Solo and Mike mentions going ahead and cast him as a young Indy as well. They also give highlights from the Rogue One panel and drool over the X-Wing car. allthis and Mike highlights the Marvel/Star Wars comics that are coming out before the next show. 

                                  Tune in and subscribe today!

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                                    Wookiee Radio Preview

                                    Wookiee Radio Preview

                                    Coming Soon….Wookiee Radio! A Star Wars show that is for the fans by fans. Join your hosts Brett, Ken, Derrick and Mike as they bring you news and commentary from the far reaches of the galaxy. Subscribe today and may the force be with you…always!

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