Our good friend Rob Wainfur – founder of The Bearded Trio, CWK blogger, and host of the Espresso Shot segments – is the guest on the latest Jogcast Radio podcast. It’s an epic three-part appearance, and is well worth checking out if you’re a fan of anything even remotely sci-fi related!
This post contains a spoiler for Marvel’s Star Wars: Darth Vader #2.
We gather together quite often to play in the Star Wars sandbox because it is familiar and comfortable to many of us. With the changing tides and seasons of our lives, there is a constant in these stories we love so much. Even though new stories are created and fresh characters come along, there is something that is always the same and familiar. We return again and again as younglings enthralled by the stories of those who have travelled the stars weaving their glorious tales.
Fan films have long been part of the Star Wars universe – Some even receive official recognition at the Fan Film Awards held at Star Wars Celebration! The creativity of fans of the Saga knows no bounds, and it’s always fun when a new project comes along. Such is the case with R2-M5: Rusty’s Revenge.
It’s no secret that the Star Wars saga is intricately laced with symbolism and mythology throughout its entirety. In fact, the amount of its ambiguity is so immense that the conversations continue to grow and flourish up until this very day, some thirty-eight years after it all began.
One of the ongoing topics for discussion is the lack of women that are represented or portrayed within the storyline, that, and the lack of a storyline within the Prequels. Perhaps, those that feel so strongly about both accusations are going about it all wrong …
“Your eyes can deceive you, don’t trust them. Stretch out with your feelings.” – Ben
Well, it seems like that sneaky little Caleb Dume slipped through my fingers, too. Kanan: The Last Padawan #2 came out last week, and I completely missed it. I didn’t read it, I didn’t review it, and, worst of all, I let all of you Kanan fans down. Luckily, I caught up to it before the third issue, and it’s one of the best issues of the new Marvel Star Wars era. It’s fast-paced, it’s unremorsefully prequel-era, and it’s one of the most interesting stories we’ve seen in the Star Wars universe. How did the average Jedi like Caleb Dume, not legends like Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda, react to Order 66? This one, we find out, “unlearned” a whole lot, real fast.
There is always something magical about Disney. No matter what your age is, when ever you drive through the gates, the excitement begins to build, and once you enter the parks, your inner child burst forth and you can’t stop grinning and just being there is fun.
Or so you thought….until you go to Hollywood Studios for Star Wars Weekends. That’s right folks, it’s the magic of Disney with all the added spice of the saga we all love. And what happens when you cross the two???? Heaven. Simply heaven.
Coffee With Kenobi Special Correspondent Aaron Harris brings us the full audio from Week One of Star Wars Weekends! Week one features James Arnold Taylor’s interview with Tiya Sircar, followed by a conversation with Amy Allen (Aayla Secura) and Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine). Live from Star Wars Weekends, this is the podcast you’re looking for!
August has a reputation for being the dog days of summer, but that sobriquet won’t apply to the batch of Star Wars comics being published by Marvel Entertainment. As time marches inexorably toward Dec. 18 and “The Force Awakens,” the stories being told about the classic trilogy’s heroes and villains, as well as the bridge between “The Clone Wars” and “Rebels” TV series take even more turns, drawing readers deeper into the underworld of swindlers, thieves and the extending reach of the Empire.
In “Star Wars” #9, writer Jason Aaron and artist Stuart Immonen shed light on the theft of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber and his efforts to retrieve it, while Han Solo and Princess Leia find the Imperials are closing on them fast, thanks to what Marvel is calling a “mysterious woman from Han’s past.” Like “Darth Vader” and “Princess Leia,” the new character is a woman whose background is a mystery. The 32-page issue is on comic book shop shelves starting Aug. 19, with two variant covers planned.
In today’s show, Jeff McGee fills in for Cory, as Lou Mongello of WDW Radio joins us to discuss our topic for Show # 36, Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World. This annual event is quickly becoming a must do for Star Wars fans, and Lou is here to tell us all about the history of the experience. We will also discuss the new Vanity Fair cover, Bob Iger’s comments on Star Wars news, Disney Infinities 3.0, and The Force Awakens merchandise! We also have the next offering of “Your Espresso Shot with The Bearded Trio” featuring Rob Wainfur. This is the podcast you’re looking for!
Bonus: Dan & Cory’s local radio interview for May the 4th, as well as a “What If from 1977″ is included as well.