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It's here! The audio-only drama Dooku: Jedi Lost debuts today, and I've got the non-spoiler review here for you. Also - a lot of puzzles are present in the few quick shots we get of Leia and Rey in The Rise of Skywalker teaser. Let's suss 'em out. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-30-StarWars7x7-1761.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Ranking Star Wars movies, adding non-Star-Wars movies into the mix, and a non-spoiler take on Avengers: Endgame and what it means for The Rise of Skywalker in this month's Patreon Q&A episode. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-29-StarWars7x7-1760.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EST

The First Order Treadspeeder in action, the other moons of Yavin and Endor, what Poe's wounded arm means for the order of events, and much more in the second part of our look at what's been missed or misconstrued about The Rise of Skywalker teaser trailer. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-28-StarWars7x7-1759.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EST

From the moment we hear Luke's voice in The Rise of Skywalker teaser, we're being misled by J.J. Abrams and company. And no one else is talking about this! On today's episode, there's a lot happening in those desert scenes that's either been missed or misconstrued by a lot of other folks posting breakdown stories and Easter egg videos and whatnot, and I'm setting the record straight. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-27-StarWars7x7-1758.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Time Magazine is still perpetuating the claim that The Rise of Skywalker takes place one year after The Last Jedi. That, and other claims about the timeframe in between the two movies, is the subject of today's show. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-26-StarWars7x7-1757.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EST

If you saw season 4 of Star Wars Rebels, you might answer "time travel." But let's take that one off the table, and consider how else the lightsaber Rey inherited from Luke could "live" to see action in The Rise of Skywalker. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-25-StarWars7x7-1756.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Adam Driver, Lupita N'yongo, and Domhnall Gleeson weren't at Celebration Chicago for The Rise of Skywalker panel, but we know who they're playing. Keri Russell, Richard E. Grant, and Matt Smith weren't there, either, and we DON'T know who they're playing. So let's dig into that where we can... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-24-StarWars7x7-1755.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EST

It's always a joy to chat with Todd van der Heyden about Star Wars news, and my latest opportunity happened this past weekend! Todd invited me onto CTV News' "Viewpoints" syndicated radio show, and the excerpt I'm sharing today includes topics I haven't talked a lot about on my own show in the wake of Celebration Chicago. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-23-StarWars7x7-1754.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Not long after The Rise of Skywalker panel at Star Wars Celebration Chicago, J.J. Abrams revealed in interviews that they met with George Lucas prior to writing the script for Episode IX. That may sound like a big deal (and it is, for reasons I'll explain), but we need to remember that he was consulted about this movie long before Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi debuted. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-22-StarWars7x7-1753.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EST

In an interview after the Episode IX panel at Star Wars Celebration, director J.J. Abrams was asked about Rey's parents, and he actually had a bit of a teaser to share about that topic. I'm breaking his response into three parts and analyzing each for what it means to The Rise of Skywalker - and The Last Jedi. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-21-StarWars7x7-1752.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Star Wars planets are often treated as having only one climate, and we know where the only two Death Stars blew up. So we can speculate about which Death Star we're seeing a fragment of in The Rise of Skywalker trailer, and what planet it might be on. I've got two strong prequel-era candidates, which are also remarkably near to two other significant planets... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-20-StarWars7x7-1751.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Continuing a tradition here on the show, I'm analyzing the teaser trailer for The Rise of Skywalker to determine how many planets we're seeing in the newly-released footage. One of them takes up the lion's share of the footage, and I'm making my strongest case yet for what that planet is. Plus, another milestone I've hit that goes beyond 1,750 episodes, and a fun Palpatine fact I didn't share with you on yesterday's show. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-19-StarWars7x7-1750.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Palpatine died on the second Death Star. And if you had any doubts about that, Ian McDiarmid put them to rest. He told The Phantom Menace 20th Anniversary panel audience that he'd had multiple conversations with George Lucas about it over the years, and Lucas always insisted that Palpatine was dead as a doornail. So how are we to explain the laughter of that madman as heard in the teaser for The Rise of Skywalker?

Well, between the movies, books, TV shows, and comics, there are at least seven different explanations for how this is possible, and I'm going to run them all down for you today. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-18-StarWars7x7-1749.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EST

It was an amazing five days of Star Wars Celebration, and though the party has left town (as you'll see in the video version of the show, and in photos on our social channels), the fun is just beginning. On today's show, I'm recapping the coverage and the biggest reveals, and announcing the names of all 25 - yes, 25! - interviewees you'll be hearing from on the show in the coming weeks. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-17-StarWars7x7-1748.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Ian McDiarmid teases us about Palpatine; a haunting event gets a sequel; an intriguing new publishing initiative is hinted at; and the first episode of Star Wars Resistance Season 2 debuts! It's a solid finale to an amazing Star Wars Celebration. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-16-StarWars7x7-1747.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EST

This is a full-spoiler briefing on the season 2 premiere of Star Wars Resistance! If you can't wait to learn the details, it's all here - but please, be sure not to share, comment, or reply to this episode in any way that could reveal spoilers to someone who doesn't want it to be spoiled. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-16-StarWars7x7-Bonus-Star-Wars-Resistance-Into-the-Unknown.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 2:34am EST

As opposed to previous days at Star Wars Celebration Chicago, Day 4 only contained two news-breaking story events: panels for The Mandalorian and for Clone Wars Season 7. And the footage they provided in both was stunning, even though they decided not to show The Mandalorian footage to anyone but the attendees at the panel. Here's the top stories update for both events... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-15-StarWars7x7-1746.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Dave Filoni is a man who does not disappoint, and is also a man who loves to make Ashley Eckstein cry. At the Clone Wars Season 7 (aka #CloneWarsSaved) panel at Star Wars Celebration Chicago, he shared clips each of the three story arcs that will comprise the final season of The Clone Wars, and unveiled a full trailer as well. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-15-StarWars7x7-Bonus-CloneWars.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 2:00am EST

The rules said no video recording or flash photography, but if I can't do that, then at least I can tell you what was happening during the two times they blacked out the livestream of The Mandalorian panel at Star Wars Celebration Chicago. This was recorded in the halls of Wintrust Arena while it was fresh in my head, and sheltered from the freak snowstorm outside. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-15-StarWars7x7-Bonus-Mandalorian.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 12:45am EST

If we had to pick a winner for Day 3 of Star Wars Celebration Chicago, the panel for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order would get my vote. I've got the full scope of the reveals here, including details about the trailer, the characters, the story, and much more. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-14-StarWars7x7-Bonus-FallenOrder.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 11:06am EST

The reveals from the Star Wars Galaxy's Edge panel at Star Wars Celebration Chicago were all kind of at the little teaser level. As in, snippets of music, mentions of voice actors, hints at ride footage previews, and one "refreshing" revelation. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-14-StarWars7x7-Bonus-GalaxyEdge.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 10:55am EST

It was Galaxy's Edge's turn in the Star Wars Celebration Stage Panel Lottery spotlight, but I think its thunder was stolen by the gangbusters trailer and additional reveals for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. And surprisingly, there were panels on books, comics, and animation where the list of new news could all be summed up neatly in one episode. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-14-StarWars7x7-1745.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:12am EST

Another bonus episode from Star Wars Celebration Chicago! In this one, I'm downloading all the reveals about Vader Immortal Episode I. Toward the end (and with ample warning), there will be a minor spoiler that comes from the gameplay itself, which i09 shared from their experience with it at the Oculus/ILMxLAB/Vader Immortal booth. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-13-StarWars7x7-Bonus-VR.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:34am EST

In this bonus episode, I do a deep dive into all the new details we got about Star Wars books from the Lucasfilm Publishing panel during Day 2 at Star Wars Celebration Chicago. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-13-StarWars7x7-Bonus-Publishing.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:13am EST

Recapping the biggest news from Day 2 of Star Wars Celebration Chicago, including the title and teaser for Episode IX, the trailer and new details for Vader Immortal Episode I, and some minor new reveals from the Lucasfilm Publishing panel. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-13-StarWars7x7-1744.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Even though there was no official programming for Star Wars Celebration Chicago on Thursday, Lucasfilm managed to drop multiple reveals on us, for Episode IX, Vader Immortal, The Mandalorian, Disney+, and the Cassian Andor series. Details summed up here... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-12-StarWars7x7-1743.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EST

In an interview with Fast Company, Star Wars Episode IX director and co-writer J.J. Abrams had some juicy and mysterious things to say about the finale to the Skywalker saga, what it took to make it, and how it's shaping up in the editing room. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-11-StarWars7x7-1742.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EST

I'm only a half-hour's walk away from the Star Wars Celebration festivity prep, so I took a walk yesterday and scouted out the scene. Get the details on where to see the developments happening at McCormick Place, and learn more about how I'll be covering #SWCC for you. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-10-StarWars7x7-1741.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EST

The time has come to reveal my one-question interview inquiry for Star Wars Celebration. Each year of Celebration, the question has been asked of authors, artists, podcasters, and Lucasfilm employees, and for the first time, I'm widely sharing the 2019 question with my listeners. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-09-StarWars7x7-1740.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EST

I'm here! Star Wars 7x7 is coming at you from Chicago ahead of Star Wars Celebration. Today's episode, recorded outside Wintrust Arena and McCormick Place, features some of my last-minute advice for people coming to SWCC, and collections of advice from other folks, too. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-08-StarWars7x7-1739.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Have you ever wondered how the whole autograph and photo op situation works behind the scenes? In part 2 of my interview with Frank Rich of Star Wars Autograph News, Frank reveals how the system works, and why you see (or don't see) certain Star Wars stars in the photo ops at Star Wars Celebration. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-07-StarWars7x7-1738.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EST

The autograph and photo op setup at Star Wars Celebration Chicago is shaping up to be the largest one ever at Celebration! But how did autographing as a business get started, and how did it become what it is today? In the first of a two-part interview, Star Wars Autograph News owner and founder Frank Rich joins me to set the scene. We'll talk about his history as a Star Wars fan and how it led him to collecting signatures and from there to creating Star Wars Autograph News. We'll also talk about how the autographing industry has changed over the last decade, and I'll give a preview of what's on tap for tomorrow's show... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-06-StarWars7x7-1737.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Want to know more about the time in between The Last Jedi and Episode IX? Pirate's Price has more answers, including how Hondo deals with Bazine Netal and her mysterious employer, and how the Falcon got to Batuu in time for the Galaxy's Edge experience. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-05-StarWars7x7-1736.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Similar to how three novels targeted to younger readers for "The Journey to The Force Awakens" included sequel-era prologues and epilogues, the "Flight of the Falcon" series has prologues and epilogues that are very "Journey to Episode IX" in their nature, but this time, there's a central plot and character - Bazine Netal's hunt for the Millennium Falcon. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-04-StarWars7x7-1735.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EST

While we count down the final days until the big reveals at Celebration Chicago, I'm circling back to a title with storytelling that takes place between The Last Jedi and Episode IX. It's "Lando's Luck" by Justina Ireland, part of the "Flight of the Falcon" series. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-03-StarWars7x7-1734.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Thanks to everyone who had such nice things to say about yesterday's April Fool's Day episode! Today, I'm running down some other pranks that popped up, and looking back at the history of April Fool's Day episodes on Star Wars 7x7. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-02-StarWars7x7-1733.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EST

In honor of the 20th anniversary of its debut, Disney has created a Special Edition version of The Phantom Menace for limited release next month! Here's the scoop on some of the changes Disney made, as well as the strategy behind this surprising move. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-04-01-StarWars7x7-1732.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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