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Saw Gerrera! Captain Rex! Omega? So many surprises in the new Bad Batch trailer, plus a little more mystery, and a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment with Hunter and Fennec that may shed light on her role. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2021-03-31-StarWars7x7-2462.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

No loose ships on this starship! The cast of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series was announced yesterday, and of the ten newly confirmed folks, only one had been previously rumored. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2021-03-30-StarWars7x7-2461.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

If there's one character about whom there are more unanswered questions than any other in The Mandalorian, it's Boba Fett. That said, the mystery of his boots seems to have been solved... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2021-03-29-StarWars7x7-2460.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In the second half of my conversation with Victory's Price narrator January LaVoy, we talk about the difference in working on Star Wars versus anything else, and the discussion goes in an unexpected and important direction.

Here's her official bio:

An Audiofile Magazine “Golden Voice” since May 2019, January has an extensive body of work in both narration and commercial voiceover. With hundreds of audiobook titles to her credit, she has received more than thirty Earphones Awards, eighteen Audie Award nominations (including seven wins), and was named Publishers Weekly's "Audiobook Narrator of the Year" for 2013. Her voice has been heard in national campaigns for products such as Revlon, Toll House, United Health Care, Dannon, Asthma.com, Home Depot, and Obama for America.

January's tweets are protected, but she does screen and welcome new followers:
https://twitter.com/justjanuary

And you can also keep up with her work at JanuaryLaVoy.com!

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Direct download: 2021-03-28-StarWars7x7-2459.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

January LaVoy is an award-winning audiobook narrator, and she's here to talk about her work on Victory's Price, the conclusion of Alexander Freed's Alphabet Squadron Trilogy. Punch it!

This is the first of a two-part conversation, and in this part, we'll be talking about conventions (the live event kind), her process in preparing for narration in general and Victory's Price in specific, her take on the story of Victory's Price, and the characters she found fun or challenging to perform...

Here's her official bio:

An Audiofile Magazine “Golden Voice” since May 2019, January has an extensive body of work in both narration and commercial voiceover. With hundreds of audiobook titles to her credit, she has received more than thirty Earphones Awards, eighteen Audie Award nominations (including seven wins), and was named Publishers Weekly's "Audiobook Narrator of the Year" for 2013. Her voice has been heard in national campaigns for products such as Revlon, Toll House, United Health Care, Dannon, Asthma.com, Home Depot, and Obama for America.

January's tweets are protected, but she does screen and welcome new followers:
https://twitter.com/justjanuary

And you can also keep up with her work at JanuaryLaVoy.com!

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Direct download: 2021-03-27-StarWars7x7-2458.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Yes, Bo-Katan needs to take the Darksaber from Din Djarin in legitimate combat. But he doesn't want to fight her. So who's going to fight for the right to rule Mandalore, and how will that affect our Mando? Punch it!

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Direct download: 2021-03-26-StarWars7x7-2457.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Yes, we're covering it all in today's episode, because it's all tidbits of news that, by themselves, wouldn't warrant a whole show. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2021-03-25-StarWars7x7-2456.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In which we discuss profit sharing among the Mandalorians, as well as the "not publishing" of two Mandalorian books "at this time" for "scheduling" reasons - and what that may actually mean. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2021-03-24-StarWars7x7-2455.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We learned precious little about the Way of the Mandalore in season 1 of The Mandalorian - and we learned that rules were made to be broken in season 2. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2021-03-23-StarWars7x7-2454.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In the first of our Mando Memo looks at Din Djarin - aka The Mandalorian - we note that in season 2, he did practically no bounty hunting work! So today, we commence with an examination of his finances. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2021-03-22-StarWars7x7-2453.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

"Starlight: First Duty" by Cavan Scott is a new High Republic story that introduces us to a lot of major players on the Starlight Beacon, and becomes a shocking mystery at its cliffhanger... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2021-03-21-StarWars7x7-2452.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Surprise! Some classic Star Wars content - no longer "canon," but still - is coming to Disney+ next month. We'll talk about when, and what, and also what's still missing. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2021-03-20-StarWars7x7-2451.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Gone since 2016, back in a new form in 2021! The Star Wars character popularity tournament returns - I'll look at previous winners and the new version today. Plus, an amazing Legends story bracket vote... Punch it!

The story on the LEGO Star Wars Minifigure Madness event is here:
https://www.starwars.com/news/the-lego-star-wars-minifigure-madness-tournament

I'm guessing these characters for the winners ... and I'd love to see your predictions, too!

Light Side bracket: Grogu
Droids bracket: R2-D2
Dark Side bracket: Darth Vader
Allies & Adversaries bracket: The Mandalorian
Finalists: Grogu and The Mandalorian
Winner: Grogu

Also, check out the "The Best Star Wars: Legends Story of All Time" brackets by @LukeIsAmazing on Twitter - Round 3 of the "Tom Veitch & Kevin J. Anderson Group" is happening now:
https://twitter.com/lukeisamazing/status/1372546026406563840

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Direct download: 2021-03-19-StarWars7x7-2450.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Since we talked about the luckiest non-major characters in Star Wars live-action stories yesterday, it only seemed fitting for today to nominate characters as the unluckiest of the bunch. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2021-03-18-StarWars7x7-2449.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Without picking any "main" characters, who would you say are the luckiest characters in live-action Star Wars stories? I've got my nominations, and I'd love to hear yours. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2021-03-17-StarWars7x7-2448.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Here's what new over the past few weeks about the Kenobi series, which also - we can't help it! - gives us reasons to discuss the Andor series, The Book of Boba Fett, and season 3 of The Mandalorian. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2021-03-16-StarWars7x7-2447.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Moff Gideon, as we know, was a member of the Imperial Security Bureau during The Great Purge of Mandalore. And when you know what the ISB was responsible for, you begin to understand the greater danger Moff Gideon really presents. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2021-03-15-StarWars7x7-2446.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Connections to the TIE Fighter series, the origin story of a bounty hunter, a perfect scoundrel setup, and similarities to the early career of Alphabet Squadron's Yrica Quell, all in the series that sheds light on Han Solo's days as an Imperial Cadet. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2021-03-14-StarWars7x7-2445.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

I say "watch" because the presentation was audio, but we put the key Star Wars parts into fun little waveforms! There's an aspect of the Kathleen Kennedy news that I haven't seen talked about, and it's a pretty big deal... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2021-03-13-StarWars7x7-2444.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Is Moff Gideon working for someone? Is he secretly "the Volunteer"? When did the Great Purge happen, since he played some unknown role in it? We'll explore these and more... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2021-03-12-StarWars7x7-2443.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Why is Moff Gideon overseeing similar experiments to those the Sith Eternal were doing for Emperor Palpatine? And who's the mysterious "volunteer" they're doing it for? Punch it!

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Direct download: 2021-03-11-StarWars7x7-2442.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

The place where Grogu was being held was the biggest open secret in the sector. Just ask Kuill! But who were those Nikto mercenaries working for, and why did Moff Gideon not use his own forces to get Grogu? Punch it!

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Direct download: 2021-03-10-StarWars7x7-2441.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In yesterday's episode, we pointed out that Moff Gideon is at the heart of many of The Mandalorian's biggest mysteries. Today, we start examining those by exploring the history of the Dark Trooper - and how did he get them, anyway? Punch it!

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Direct download: 2021-03-09-StarWars7x7-2440.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Moff Gideon - played with fierce joy by Giancarlo Esposito - appeared in more episodes in season 2 of The Mandalorian than any other supporting character. Here's what we learned about him... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2021-03-08-StarWars7x7-2439.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

A good pair of stories well told, "TIE Fighter" is an Alphabet Squadron prequel only loosely connected to the novel trilogy's story, taking place just before the fall of the Empire. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2021-03-07-StarWars7x7-2438.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

From the mischief in Alec Guinness' eyes and smile, to Peter Cushing screwing up a line, to a guy yelling Vader's lines from offscreen who sounds just like Rick Moranis, Star Wars outtakes and bloopers are delightful. It's the latest entry in our "What to Watch Now" series... Punch it!

Here's the main one I mentioned on the show...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c7dI0JOgzc

And here's the much longer one...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNfIQVplY9U

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Direct download: 2021-03-06-StarWars7x7-2437.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Three books, three narrators! Unusual, to be sure, and on today's episode of the show, we'll talk about January LaVoy's performance in the audiobook of Victory's Price. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2021-03-05-StarWars7x7-2436.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

An interview Alexander Freed gave at the very start of the Alphabet Squadron launch hints strongly at important themes in Victory's Price. Also, a discussion of the key differences in the defector journeys of Yrica Quell and Battlefront II's Iden Versio. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2021-03-04-StarWars7x7-2435.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

When you call your book "Victory's Price," it shouldn't come as a surprise that readers are concerned for the fates of their favorite characters...

On today's episode, we're NOT going to reveal who lives and who dies in Victory's Price, the final novel in the Alphabet Squadron trilogy. But we know the Rebellion/New Republic will win the war, and we can talk about the toll it's taken on our heroes up till now, while considering the challenges they're about to face. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2021-03-03-StarWars7x7-2434.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Moving confidently between epic battles and interpersonal dramas, Alexander Freed concludes the Alphabet Squadron trilogy in spectacular fashion with Victory's Price. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2021-03-02-StarWars7x7-2433.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Animation, books, audiobooks, and comics are the main storytelling avenues where we know new things are coming in March 2021. We'll talk about those, and other places where news may be due. 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: 2021-03-01-StarWars7x7-2432.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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