It is the second of three installments of our Fireside Chat with the Star Wars Commonwealth Podcast Network. Our guests today are Cory and Kyle from the Tumbling Saber Podcast and Troy and Tim of The Nerd Room Podcast.
We chat podcasting, comics and have another round of "GXW VS." Canadiana Edition!
Music provided by:
– “Christmas in the Stars” – Star Wars Christmas Album
– “Empire Jazz” produced and arranged by Ron Carter
With the holiday season upon us we decided to get to know our Commonwealth Network a little better with a pleasant "Fireside Chat".
Rob and Anil get a chance to chat with Ash from the Skyhoppers Podcast, our youngest member oft he Commonwealth Network. We discuss building helmets, the love of podcasting and even have a round of GXW VS "Star Wars Holiday Special Edition"
Music provided by:
- "Christmas in the Stars" - Star Wars Christmas Album
- "Empire Jazz" produced and arranged by Ron Carter
We head to Strawberry Hills in Surrey,BC to watch The Rogue One movie.
We will share our SPOILER FILLED reactions and we have a special surprise guest John Gallagher, artist on Knights of the Old Republic.
The gang is back to take on part 2 of our commentary of the "Star Wars Holiday Special". A Boba Fett cartoon, Harvey Korman galore and a song by Bea Arthur and Carrie Fisher. What could go wrong?
Don't say we didn't warn you!
Rob, Anil, Josh and our NEW co-host Jamie "Pale Rider" Milman sit down to do out first commentary on The Star Wars Holiday Special. BUT there is a catch!
Due to some unforseen circumstances the first half of today's episode was blown away by the Death Star, never to be heard from again. So we did salvage the second half of today's commentary. So sit back, relax, drink heavily and enjoy the GXW suffer in pain with Part 1 of the Star Wars Holiday Special.
Proud member of the Star Wars Commonwealth Network.
Rob and Anil are joined once again by Jamie "Pale Rider" Milman of the Outer Rim Garrison (BC, Canada) of the 501st Legion to talk about "Fanboys". We discuss some of our favorite moments, ask if it holds up and reminisce about the moments that led up to the release of "The Phantom Menace" back in 1999.
Also on the show- "What Excites Us?":
- Bill Burr's "F is for Family"
- Youtube's "The Great War" channel
- Listener question from Steve "One-5" Lewis
Don't forget to check out our friends of the Star Wars Commonwealth Network: Talk Star Wars, Tumbling Saber, Rogue Squadron Podcast and Skyhoppers Podcast.
Rob and Anil are joined by Outer Rim Garrison trooper Jamie "Pale Rider" Milman to discuss the crowd funded documentary "The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan's Journey" (Written and Directed by Bradley Weatherholt).
We review the documentary and compare it to other recent documentaries such as "Elstree 76", "I Am Your Father", and "People vs George Lucas". We also discuss some of the key points it brings up including The Ring Theory, the musical connections, and the hate for Jar Jar Binks.
Also on the "What Excites You?":
- Walking Dead - No spoilers
- Trainspotting 2
- The FanExpo Vancouver
Josh, Anil and Rob chat about the dark and quirky director, Tim Burton. His history before directing and some of his best work. We also chat a bit about what Star Wars would be like if Tim Burton directed.
Also on the show: "What Excites You?"
- Anil designs new Topps cards for Rogue One
- Old Man Logan Trailer
- Elstree 76 Documentary
- New MacGyver TV show
Let know what your favorite Tim Burton movies are. Hit us up on Twitter and FB.
Josh, Anil and Rob get together to discuss the love letter to our youth known as "Stranger Things" from NETFLIX. The music, the characters and the connections to some of the most well known 80's movies of all time. We also let our listeners SOUND-OFF on what they loved about the series.
Also on the show: WHAT EXCITES YOU?
- We get in depth with the Season 7 opener of Walking Dead (WARNING - SPOILERS) If you want to miss it, fast forward to 25:00 minute mark .
- Donald Glover is cast as Lando Calrissian (NOICE!)
- Josh gets Cheerios! (AWESOME!!)
We continue our interview with Matthew Purdy, owner of Toy Traders, the largest independent toy store in Canada. In this episode:
- listener questions
- an incredible story of how he gets his colelction
- Expectations with the new Rogue One toy line
- opinion of the upcoming Rogue One movie.
Check out the pics on our Facebook page.
Music: intro - "Generation X-Wing" - Matthew Good Band
It is one of the greatest toy stores in North America and it is in our own backyard. We sit down with Matthew Purdy, owner of "Toy Traders". We discuss how he started collecting toys, opening and maintaining the store and the monumental work that goes into the incredible design of the store.
Check out our pics on Facebook to see the amazing displays and collectables available.
intro music: Queen - "I Want It All"
outro music: Owl City feat. Hanson "Unbelievable"
Anil and Rob decided to tackle Force Friday again despite the disappointment from last year. But to spice things up we decided to tag along with Wesley (TK12186), Karl Germyn, and past guest Jamie "Pale Rider" Milman.
We also get a chance to talk with Chris Hamilton from the great blog "Star Wars Kids Cast" as we chat great Star Wars kids books.
But despite all the great people we met and talked to, what happened in the end took EVERYONE by surprise...
The boys sit down to discuss their favorite sitcom sidekicks of the 80's and 90's. What makes a sidekick? And what makes them so entertaining to watch?
And don't forget to check out Josh's new comic available on Comixology "FATE the Comic"
Jedi Josh is BACK! With so many changes in our lives personally, socially and technologically we take time to sit down and wonder if opening the Pandora's Box known as technology such a great thing or are we losing our connections with each other as a society.
Also on the show: "What Excites Us?"
- FATE the comic. Josh has written a new comic on COMIXOLOGY. We discuss the work put behind the comic. Check it out! It is awesome!
- We are officially a podcast network THE STAR WARS COMMONWEALTH NETWORK with Talk Star Wars and Tumbling Saber. Check out the website for more!
- HBO Hip Hop Evolution and Shad on CBC Q
Dont forget to hang into the end of the show for a great promo from Tumbling Saber
Anil and Rob are joined again by Jamie "Pale Rider" Milman of the Outer Rim Garrison (BC) of the 501st Legion to look back at Kenny Baker and the character he brought to life: R2D2.
Dont forget to check out our friends of the Star Wars Commonwealth:
Talk Star Wars and Tumbling Saber.
Anil had the chance to do a photo shoot with the Outer Rim Garrison of the 501st Legion. So Rob tags along (with his 4 year old son) and chats with the members of the Garrison (including last weeks guest Jamie "Pale Rider" Milman). We discuss the challenges with making the armour, working with children, knowing the lingo and advice for others who are wanting to join the 501st. A great podcast for aspiring 'bad guys' who want to do good.
Dont forget to check out our friends at Talk Star Wars Podcast and Tumbling Saber Podcast; fellow members of the Star Wars Commonwealth Network.
Anil and Rob are joined by Jamie "Pale Rider" Milman of the Outer Rim Garrison (501st) as we discuss some of the great stuff that has happened in recent weeks including:
- Star Wars Battlefront: Death Star and Dengar
- Guy Ritchie's King Arthur
- Star Trek
- and of course the Rogue One trailer.
We also are happy to include a promo from our friends from "Talk Star Wars" in the UK; Partners in the STAR WARS COMMONWEALTH.
Rob is joined once again by Steve (his brother) and Jim Williams (his dad) to talk about a classic TV show: The A-Team. We focus in on one particular episode "Body Slam" (S4E7) and discuss a bit about the fascination we had as kids with the A-Team while Dad waits for his boys to come to the realization that maybe this show was, like much of their aim, OFF THE MARK.... (see what I did there?).
With Anil getting married and Josh away in Vietnam, Rob invites his brother Steve and his dad Jim to discuss the classic National Lampoon's Vacation starring Chevy Chase. We discuss how close to reality this movie is and share some stories from our own family vacations.
Anil and Rob are joined again by Pokemon Master Dave "Trizzak" Track who teaches us about Pokemon and Pokemon Go! Why is this such a massive hit, how do you play and what other potential games could come out of this style of game play?
Also on the show: What Excites You?
- Luke Cage trailer
- Netflix pics: Archer's newest season, Mrs. Brown's Boys, Strange Things
- WWE SLAM card trader
Anil and Rob are joined by special guest Dave "Trizzack" Track to talk about all the great stuff that came out of Star Wars Celebration Europe. From Rebels to Rogue One, from Dave Filoni to Mark Hamill... there is a ton to discuss!
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Matt Brault returns with Anil and Rob to discuss his first time seeing the cult favorite "Big Trouble in Little China". From The Three Storms to the greatness of James Hong and all the martial arts in-between, we reminisce about this John Carpenter classic that was far from when it was first released.
Matt Brault is back to visit Anil and Rob and share his experiences in China. We discuss knock off toys, internet, art and watching Force Awakens on opening night in China.
Also on the show: What Excites You?
- Paul Allen and the EMP in Seattle
- Heritage Flight Museum - Everett
- Walking with the Outer Rim Garrison
- Rogue One in Entertainment Weekly
To celebrate Canada Day, Josh, Anil and Rob look back at Canadian TV. From Beachcombers to Corner Gas and everything in-between. This is great guide for outsiders and the hose heads at heart.
Also on the show, and important announcement about some changes coming to the show. One of our hosts will be killed off....stay tuned to find out....
OK...maybe not "killed"...
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It's CANADA DAY and what better way to celebrate than with a parade. The Outer Rim Garrison of the 501st Legion invited Rob to walk with them in the Canada Day Parade in Vancouver.
We discuss the work that goes into a troop this big and talk to a few members about their experience with being a part of the Outer Rim Garrison.
For more information on joining the 501st or Outer Rim Garrison check out www.501st.com and www.outerrimgarrison.com