Happy 2020! The Rise of Skywalker has finally hit the theatres and we are finally together to have a fun chat about it.
It is that time of season again. Christmas music playing on the radio, a new Star Wars movie hitting theatres...so why not combine the best of both worlds with the 1980 classic "Christmas in the Stars"?
And who better to chat with than with one half of The Sandcrawlers Podcast, Mike "Tarkin" MacDonald.
We dive into the history of this album and examine the tracks. What are your opinions of this often overlooked album? is it better or worse than The Holiday Special?
Also check out the CBC Music article by Andrea Warner which was an amazing resource for this episode.
We are back discussing "Chapter 3: The Sin" of The Mandalorian. And we are joined by returning host and great friend Jamie "Pale Rider" Milman.
Also on the show we discuss our 501st Outer Rim Garrison weekend at Toy Traders, the Vancouver Santa Clause Day Parade, and helping out Marco and Andy of Transmute Pictures record a teaser for the upcoming Bucketheads 2 series.
We are back discussing Chapter 2 of the Mandalorian. We also react to Freddie Prinze Jr. and his rant about toxic fandom in Star Wars on a recent recording of “Jeff Dye’s Friendship Podcast” Episode 59. (1:01:00 mark)
We examine the release of Disney Plus and dive into Chapter 1 of The Mandalorian. The story, the characters, the surprises!
Collecting has changed as we have gotten older. We look at how we collect now as adults compared to our younger selves. What has changed? Why? What are we collecting now? What are our "White Whales"?
We get together to reminisce about candy from our childhood. From chocolate bars, hard candy, gum and the wacky world of British sweets. We also have a quick episode of GXW VS and look at the reviews of Haribo's Sugar Free Gummy Bears.
Also on the show, we discuss our excitement about the upcoming "The Mandalorian" TV show (episode was recorded before the world premiere)
We look back at 2 well known milestones in Star Wars fan films:
Hardware Wars (1978) and Troops (1997). How do they hold up over time? What makes these movies so memorable? What other movies have stood out in the fan film genre?
On today's episode we are joined by Aaron Lutsch (Loosh? Lootch? Lush?) and Dayo Williams of the Outer Rim Garrison of the 501st Legion to chat about the "Rise of Skywalker" trailer that was released today and then we discuss some of our favorite Halloween movies. Our choices may not be what you expect.
It was a busy week so we decided to talk about what excites us:
- Triple Force Friday
- Star Wars News re: Kevin Feige
- Star Wars comics news
- Outer Rim Rookie charity Challenge Coins - for the BCCHF
- Extraordinary Men of Cosplay Instagram
- Peaky Blinders
- "By Order of the Peaky Blinders" Podcast
- The joker movie and the controversy surrounding it.
**Episode contains course language**
It is the long awaited look back at the 1987 Mel Brooks Sci-fi parody "Spaceballs".
We delve into the memorable characters, hilarious scenes and little known facts about the movie. We also examine, "Does Spaceballs hold up over time?"
No Shoes? No Shirt? No Problem! Enjoy our look back at one of Anil's favorite movies of all time "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" as we continue our "Back to school" extravaganza.... (does 2 episodes qualify as an extravaganza?)
We also share some stories from our times in high school back in the 80s.... AWESOME!
It's back to school and we take a look at some of our favorite schools in TV and movies. From Bayside to Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters..... and everything in-between we pick our Top 5.
What are your favorite schools? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
In this short episode, Dayo Williams and Rob head to the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC to watch the Retro Wave band "The Midnight". We review the concert, and give a rundown on how "The Midnight" demonstrates a strong retro feel in all their music.... something these Gen X-ers really identify with.
Go to generationxwing.com to find out more information on the music heard and more.
We are back to discuss all the amazing new releases announced in the last few weeks of August.
- Disney Plus shows (She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight)
- Joker trailer
- Matrix 4
- Spiderman moving homes
- Master of the Universe from Kevin Smith
We also discuss, is anything ever "over" in movies and TV?
D23 is done but we are still buzzing about all the Star Wars news that came out. We examine The Mandalorian trailer, Rise of the Skywalker sizzle reel, the official announcement of Kenobi and the news that Disney Plus is coming to Canada.
Also on the show we discuss Anil's trip to France and all the cool pop culture stuff he saw.
We are joined again by Knight of the Commonwealth, and 501st member Steve "Hosenose" Lewis to talk about the 1976 Sci-Fi classic, "Logan's Run".
We examine its style, music, and of course the story. How does this hold up today?
With Anil still in France, we are joined by fellow 501st and Knight of the Commonwealth movie, Steve "Honenose" Lewis.
We take a look back at the 1979 Disney movie "The Black Hole"
Was this Disney's answer to Star Wars or just an attempt to create a more edgier SciFi movie.
We examine the style, the characters, the music, the special effects and most of the story line (including it's confusing ending. Does it still hold up? is it worth a remake?
Also on the show: "What Excites You?"
- The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
- Zombieland 2: Double Tap
- Vinyl "Aliens" dolls
- Outer Rim Garrison Social Media news
We look back at the 1981 Disney movie "Condorman" as requested by a listener and just another movie on the list of movies "Rob has never seen before". We talk about the music, the actors, the stunt work and most of all what makes this movie so divisive among movie goers?
WARNING: MATURE CONTENT
Archer Season 10 has just wrapped up and we take a look back at all 10 seasons and look ahead to the final season. We discuss the history, the running gags, the characters, the coma seasons and discuss did it jump the shark?
Latif Bains joins us again to discuss our love of classic board games. What were some of our favorite games of our youth? How has board games evolved over time?
We also play a short round of GXW VS for the coveted "Kneel Before Zod!" trophy.
It is a special trivia episode of "GXW vs" about Star Wars aliens and our guests are podcasters of the Star Wars Commonwealth Network who are competing for the "Kneel Before Zod" trophy.
Latif Bains, past guest of the show (Episode 57 - Classic WWF Wrestling) joins us once again to talk about his trip to Galaxy's Edge in Disneyland. He gives us a tour of the ride, the shops, the restaurants and the experience in general.
What Excites Us: Also on the show we talk for about 30 minutes about SDCC 2019 (not a complete look as of the recording). We discuss:
- Top Gun 2
- Ghostbusters / WWE / Transformers
- Sith Troopers
and SO MUCH MORE
We are joined by Matt Brault again to discuss the 1981 movie "Cannonball Run" starring Burt Reynolds , Dom Deluise and a massive cast of personalities.
We look back at the story behind The Cannonball Run and its connection to the reall life rally. We also take a light hearted look at how elements of this movie has not held up well over time.
How would you compete in the Cannonball Run? Vehicle? Strategy?
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Matt Brault joins us once again. He has returned from his work in China to discuss the toy and movie market in China. Why is Star wars not as popular there as it is in North America and what really is big on that side of the Pacific.
Then at 25:00 we talk about the great Canadian actor John Candy. His life, his work and the man he is on and off set.