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December 2020
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We're continuing our series of looks back at 2020 and ahead to 2021 today, this time heading over to Star Wars animated storytelling - and covering something we haven't yet on the show, the new news about The Bad Batch. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2020-12-31-StarWars7x7-2372.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In what's generally an annual episode, we honor the lights we've lost from the Star Wars galaxy this year, including folks from behind the scenes who helped make Star Wars the amazing franchise it is today.

Direct download: 2020-12-30-StarWars7x7-2371.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

One series live, two more in the works, a bunch of rumors, a few announcements, and a lot of questions! That's the nutshell explanation of Star Wars live action in 2020 and looking ahead to 2021. We'll dig deeper today... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2020-12-29-StarWars7x7-2370.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

2020 started with the final movie of the Skywalker Saga in theaters, and ended with the announcement of the next movie due in theaters. We're recapping the year and looking forward to 2021 today... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2020-12-28-StarWars7x7-2369.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

A Lando "event series" was revealed during the Disney Investor Day, but what does that mean? That's one of the questions we're considering, while we also recap the announcement. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2020-12-27-StarWars7x7-2368.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

"How Star Wars Conquered the Universe" author Chris Taylor argues that Grogu should not return to The Mandalorian. The question we'll consider today is whether there's any reason for him too - and if so, what it would have to be. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2020-12-26-StarWars7x7-2367.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

It took an intervention of sorts to get past my concerns about how the return of Luke Skywalker could be viewed, and to reconnect with the joy my 12-year-old self would have felt on seeing his arrival. On today's episode, I'll explain/confess further, and talk about how wonderful it was - from both a left brain and a right brain perspective - that Luke's arrival seems to be the best and most logical story choice, despite anyone else's opinions. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2020-12-25-StarWars7x7-2366.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Season 2 of The Mandalorian compares very favorably to season 1. To be fair, season 1 had a lot of heavy lifting to do, and did it well. Once past that, season 2 was able to soar. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2020-12-24-StarWars7x7-2365.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

There's a lot of time unaccounted for in the life of Luke Skywalker right now! On today's episode of the show, we're going to place his actions and whereabouts in context with The Mandalorian series. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2020-12-23-StarWars7x7-2364.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

There's only two ways Bo-Katan could have lost the Darksaber that would require combat to get it back. The Great Purge may factor into it. And there may another Mando with a claim on it, who we haven't seen since Chapter 3. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2020-12-22-StarWars7x7-2363.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Not all the surprises in The Mandalorian's season 2 finale took place in the show itself. The mid-credits stinger revealed one more new series, "The Book of Boba Fett." To set the baseline, here's what we know so far... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2020-12-21-StarWars7x7-2362.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

On today's episode, we honor the life and work of Jeremy Bulloch, who helped bring the role of Boba Fett to life, creating a compelling on-screen persona that paved the way for the character's legendary appeal.

We'll share statements from Bulloch's website, from castmates, and from George Lucas himself. We'll also revisit a write-up from Alan Arnold's Once Upon a Galaxy: The Making of The Empire Strikes Back, which helps to draw a line all the way from Bulloch's performance to Pedro Pascal's in The Mandalorian.

 

Direct download: 2020-12-20-StarWars7x7-2361.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

The season 2 finale of The Mandalorian was filled with action and surprise, and also did something similar to the end of season 1 - wrapped up most of its story arcs without major cliffhangers. We'll compare the endings of season 1 and season 2, and talk about what the ending of the second season offers for storylines in season 3. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2020-12-19-StarWars7x7-2360.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

The Mando season 2 finale is out, but you can still get a spoiler-free dose of Star Wars joy by checking out today's show about Leslye Headland's upcoming Lucasfilm series, "The Acolyte." Punch it!

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Direct download: 2020-12-18-StarWars7x7-2359.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Let's dig into the Disney Investor Day announcements about the two shows to be spun off from The Mandalorian - at least, the two we know about so far, Star Wars: Ahsoka and Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2020-12-17-StarWars7x7-2358.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

A casting announcement confirms an ongoing rumor, and a timeline change opens the door for some interesting crossover potential. Let's dig deeper into the Kenobi series news from Disney's Investor Day. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2020-12-16-StarWars7x7-2357.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Now that it's been a few days, we can add more context to the biggest of the announcements from last week's Disney Investor Day - Star Wars: Rogue Squadron as the 2023 Star Wars movie. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2020-12-15-StarWars7x7-2356.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

"The Believer," Chapter 15 of The Mandalorian, has two distinct purposes: to complete a functional task (setting up the finale's confrontation) and achieve a character arc milestone. Today, the Mandalorian Briefing on season 2, episode 7. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2020-12-14-StarWars7x7-2355.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Today, the second half of my conversation with Dan Zehr, host of Coffee With Kenobi and co-author of The Star Wars Book: Expand Your Knowledge of a Galaxy Far, Far Away. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2020-12-13-StarWars7x7-2354.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Dan Zehr returns! The Coffee With Kenobi host joins me to discuss the journey to co-authoring his first book, The Star Wars Book, alongside Cole Horton and Pablo Hidalgo. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2020-12-12-StarWars7x7-2353.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

I walked into this episode with at least a dozen questions unanswered about the return of Boba Fett in The Mandalorian, but they mostly spring from one central quandary that reflects on his (alleged) bounty hunting skills... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2020-12-11-StarWars7x7-2352.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In Chapter 13 of The Mandalorian, Ahsoka spoke of letting Grogu's powers "fade." If that happens to untapped Jedi powers, that affects how many people can come to Grogu's aid... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2020-12-10-StarWars7x7-2351.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

As further Star Wars stories have been told, Yoda's comment about Luke being "the last of the Jedi" has become more difficult to understand. I think I may have hit on a solution for it, involving the Jedi Order itself. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2020-12-09-StarWars7x7-2350.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In "The Tragedy" (season 2, episode 6 of The Mandalorian - or Chapter 14, if you prefer), Grogu activated the seeing stone at the Jedi Temple on Tython! He sent a message out to the galaxy, but who's out there to answer? The shortlist, on today's show... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2020-12-08-StarWars7x7-2349.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Today, the second half of my latest conversation with Amy Ratcliffe! She's back to discuss her latest book, Star Wars: The Jedi Mind. And we're going to dive deep... Punch it!

Here's where you can learn more about Amy and her work:

Instagram: https://instagram.com/amy_geek
Twitter: https://twitter.com/amy_geek
New! Newsletter: https://amyratcliffe.substack.com/
Website: https://www.amyratcliffe.com

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Direct download: 2020-12-07-StarWars7x7-2348.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

I'm thrilled to welcome Amy Ratcliffe back to the show! She's the author of Star Wars: The Jedi Mind, and we're going to catch up and talk about the book in the first of this two-part conversation. Punch it!

Here's where you can learn more about Amy and her work:

Instagram: https://instagram.com/amy_geek
Twitter: https://twitter.com/amy_geek
New! Newsletter: https://amyratcliffe.substack.com/
Website: https://www.amyratcliffe.com

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Direct download: 2020-12-06-StarWars7x7-2347.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Crazy surprises, non-stop action, and shocking story beats fill "The Tragedy," Chapter 14 of The Mandalorian. Full spoiler alert in effect for this Mandalorian Briefing... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2020-12-05-StarWars7x7-2346.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Ahsoka saying it would be better to let Grogu's powers fade than to train him is emblematic of the chronic problem the Jedi had in helping anyone in their order deal productively with fear. And I think this is a big piece of the flaw in the Jedi Order that led to its downfall - and we really haven't talked much about that aspect at all.

On today's show, we're going to talk about love and fear, about the Jedi's non-attachment approach to life, how Anakin's notion about the Jedi being "encouraged to love" wasn't just a line to seduce Padme, and how - rather than helping anyone in their order address fears in a healthy way, presumed that anyone filled with fear was a risk, instead of someone in need, someone who could learn to master their fears in a healthy way. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2020-12-04-StarWars7x7-2345.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

The casting for season 2 of The Mandalorian is bigger than last season, in terms of actors and characters. But are these big names just going to be one-and-done? Today, we'll discuss... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2020-12-03-StarWars7x7-2344.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

From movies to live-action TV, books to comics, video games to VR, and everything in between! Here's your Star Wars storytelling preview for December 2020. Punch it!

We don't cover all the categories this month, because there's not notable news in all of them, but for the refresher, here's what they are...

Movies
Live-action TV
Animation
Books
Audiobooks
Comics
Virtual Reality
Video Games
Experiential (Events/Conventions/Parks)
Merchandise

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Direct download: 2020-12-02-StarWars7x7-2343.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Today, we acknowledge the Star Wars contributions of David Prowse, who struck terror into Rebel hearts as the man in the Darth Vader suit throughout the Original Trilogy. He passed away at the age of 85 on November 28th.

Read the statement from Lucasfilm, including a reflection from George Lucas, at https://www.starwars.com/news/david-prowse.

Direct download: 2020-12-01-StarWars7x7-2342.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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