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We're coming into the home stretch on interviews from Star Wars Celebration Chicago, and today, I'm not only sharing one with Zoraida Cordova (author of the Galaxy's Edge tie-in novel A Crash of Fate), I'm also sharing a story about the one interview that "got away," so to speak. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-05-31-StarWars7x7-1792.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Illustrators Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas are responsible for the visuals in the Haynes Manual for the YT-1300 Modified Corellian Freighter (that's the Millennium Falcon, in other words), and on today's episode, I'm sharing the story of how I wound up interviewing them at Star Wars Celebration Chicago - as well as the interviews themselves. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-05-30-StarWars7x7-1791.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

ABC News correspondent Clayton Sandell doesn't primarily cover the big doings about Star Wars - but he does have a particular way of describing that part of his job. You'll get to hear that, and well as the story he told me about how he got his start covering the Star Wars beat when it started heating up again, in today's one-question interview episode from Celebration Chicago. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-05-29-StarWars7x7-1790.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Last month, Star Wars pop-up book engineer extraordinaire Matthew Reinhart was at Star Wars Celebration Chicago, showing off a prototype version of a spread from the forthcoming Star Wars: The Ultimate Pop-Up Galaxy. Now that the official spread has been revealed everywhere, I can share this interview with you... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-05-28-StarWars7x7-1789.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

I have a particular affinity for people who commit to a daily level of craziness, and so I was rather thrilled to interview Amy Richau at Star Wars Celebration Chicago. Amy is the creator of 365StarWars.com, home to the 365 Days of Star Wars Women project - which has gone well past the 365 and is still going strong. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-05-27-StarWars7x7-1788.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Just a couple final thoughts on the deeper Force bond between Rey and Kylo, the origins of the First Order, and a side note about Werner Herzog's role in The Mandalorian and why he took it on. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-05-26-StarWars7x7-1787.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

One of the side articles related to the main Vanity Fair feature story about The Rise of Skywalker claims that C-3PO is going to do something that surprises everyone, but also isn't entirely out of character. What does that mean? Well, let's talk about what Threepio is capable of... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-05-25-StarWars7x7-1786.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

The one-year-between-The-Last-Jedi-and-The-Rise-of-Skywalker thing has been repeated in the Vanity Fair article, and you would think, since this one was written in closer connection with official sources, that if it was ever going to be accurate, now would be the time for it to be. But I still have my doubts... Also, let's talk about Carrie Fisher's integration into The Rise of Skywalker. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-05-24-StarWars7x7-1785.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

It's here! Well, digitally, at least... the print edition of Vanity Fair's Rise of Skywalker cover story hits newsstands in LA and NY on 5/30 and the rest of the country by 6/4, but the feature article and bevy of side articles have already been released on their website. Today, how the big reveals add depth to what we saw in The Rise of Skywalker teaser trailer. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-05-23-StarWars7x7-1784.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

This was actually the second interview I conducted during Star Wars Celebration Chicago, and also the second time I've interviewed Rancho Obi-Wan President and CEO Steve Sansweet on the show. And his answer to the one-question interview is a rather beautiful one. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-05-22-StarWars7x7-1783.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

The author of Taschen's The Star Wars Archives: 1977-1983, Paul Duncan, stopped on his way to a book signing to answer this year's one-question interview. And thankfully, he had help on the way to the signing, as you'll hear in the pre-interview section when I share how the interview came about. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-05-21-StarWars7x7-1782.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

The odd thing is, I was going to run this interview about two weeks ago, but when I re-watched the video version of it, I was caught more than a little off guard. I explain why that happened in the podcast today, and finally share the one-question interview with Tom Spina of Regal Robot. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-05-20-StarWars7x7-1781.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Cole Horton has written multiple Star Wars books and appeared multiple times on Star Wars 7x7; Liz Heinecke has also written multiple books, and Star Wars Maker Lab was her first Star Wars book, and it's also her first time on the show. Crazy how things work out! Hear their answers to the one-question interview from Celebration Chicago here... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-05-19-StarWars7x7-1780.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In addition to writing the Jupiter Pirates series of novels, Jason Fry is a prolific author in the Star Wars realm. I caught up with him at Celebration Chicago to ask him what he knows for sure about Star Wars, as well as another question I have a history of discussing with him. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-05-18-StarWars7x7-1779.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Nearly 300 episodes ago, I provided a guide to the big media moments that would happen in the run-up to The Rise of Skywalker's release on December 20, 2019. Today, I'm resetting that calendar and adding new information that's since come to light. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-05-17-StarWars7x7-1778.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Bob Iger outlined the big idea of what Star Wars live action TV series on Disney+ will have to do with Star Wars movies, and used the Marvel model as an example. What this means for future Disney+ series, and what Benioff and Weiss are (or aren't) doing with Rian Johnson... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-05-16-StarWars7x7-1777.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Bob Iger made it official yesterday - the 2022 Star Wars movie is in the hands of David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the Game of Thrones showrunners. Plus, Iger revealed something more about live action Star Wars on Disney+, and I address the latest Rian Johnson rumors. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-05-15-StarWars7x7-1776.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

On the momentous occasion of George Lucas' 75th birthday, an extended episode in which I'm charting his involvement in the Star Wars franchise after the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney. Turns out, it isn't just that he can't leave it behind - it's that he's trying to guide the next generation of filmmakers in their efforts to tell new stories in the galaxy far, far away. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-05-14-StarWars7x7-1775.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Two rather big names in Star Wars publishing and podcasting join me for interviews at Star Wars Celebration Chicago! On today's episode, Coffee With Kenobi's Dan Zehr and Fantha Tracks' Mark Newbold share what they know for sure when it comes to Star Wars. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-05-13-StarWars7x7-1774.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Tim McMahon and Dennis Keithly have supported me and Star Wars 7x7 since the early days of the show, as friends, podcasters, and Patrons. I got to see them both at Star Wars Celebration Chicago, and put them both through the one-question interview ringer. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-05-12-StarWars7x7-1773.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

As far as legends go, Lorne Peterson is right up there. He was a founding member of Industrial Light and Magic, won an Academy Award for visual effects, was deeply involved in the model making for the Original and Prequel Trilogies ... and was so kind and generous with his time at Star Wars Celebration Chicago. Today, his answer to the one-question interview. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-05-11-StarWars7x7-1772.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Where could that lightsaber have come from? And what's with the asymmetrical stormtrooper helmet? The cover art for the upcoming YA novel "Force Collector" is perhaps the most mysterious of all the elements revealed about the Journey to The Rise of Skywalker publishing initiative. I'll examine those mysteries and more today... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-05-10-StarWars7x7-1771.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Disney CEO Bob Iger held court during Disney’s "Q2 FY19 Earnings Results Webcast" yesterday, and I listened to it so you wouldn't have to! On today's episode, here's everything Star-Wars-related that you need to know - plus a lesser-known bit of news from last August that ties into the new stuff we learned. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-05-09-StarWars7x7-1770.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Back in December (episode #1,615, to be precise), I looked at how things were unfolding and predicted that it wouldn't be until 2022 that we'd see the next Star Wars movie after the end of the Skywalker Saga. Yesterday, The Walt Disney Company announced their latest film release schedule and the next Star Wars movie comes out in ... 2022. Then 2024 and 2026, and I'll examine the release schedule implications for these movies and who may, in fact, be creating them. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-05-08-StarWars7x7-1769.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

On May the 4th, Lucasfilm revealed its plans for the Journey to The Rise of Skywalker publishing initiative - and surprisingly, many of the significant stories won't be dropping until well after the Triple Force Friday event on October 4th. Today, those major stories and more, including a tentative timeline for how some of them unfold between The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-05-07-StarWars7x7-1768.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Getting back to the conversations we were having about Star Wars audio dramas last week, I'm sharing my one-question interviews from Star Wars Celebration Chicago today with Nick Martorelli (producer, Penguin Random House Audio) and Marc Thompson (voice actor and audiobook narrator). Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-05-06-StarWars7x7-1767.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Happy Revenge of the Fifth! Today, I'm sharing my interview on CTV News in Canada, during which I got to thank Canada for hosting the first organized Star Wars Day event. We also talk about Star Wars Day in California, Galaxy's Edge, The Mandalorian, and The Rise of Skywalker. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-05-05-StarWars7x7-1766.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

More international versions of "The Rise of Skywalker" have been released - at least, as far as releasing the name of the movie in different languages. And as with The Last Jedi, we're bound to misunderstand this one, too. A hot take on the Polish version, and consideration of whether the French and Spanish versions support or contradict it. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-05-04-StarWars7x7-1765.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

A former hospital orderly, he brought to life an iconic character on the silver screen, and his influence will continue to be as legendary as the mighty Wookiee himself. Peter Mayhew passed away on April 30th, family by his side, at the age of 74. Today, statements from his family, Star Wars creators and cast members, and a personal thought or two on the occasion of his passing.

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Direct download: 2019-05-03-StarWars7x7-1764.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Kudos to the production team of Dooku: Jedi Lost, who buried some audio Easter eggs in the recording, and who really took the storytelling up to a new and visceral level. There's a scene midway through the audio drama I'll be talking about today, and sharing a creepy excerpt as an example... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2019-05-02-StarWars7x7-1763.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Before we get to the deep dive into Dooku: Jedi Lost, my one-question interview with the author of that excellent audio drama, Cavan Scott. (The reason for the change in schedule is personal - our Video Production Assistant Padme - an Australian Shepherd mix puppy - had two grand mal seizures yesterday. She's home and seemingly okay now, but that threw a spanner in the works, so to speak.)

 

Direct download: 2019-05-01-StarWars7x7-1762.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

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