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Aaron Goins of the Star Wars Bookworms podcast happened to catch Tom Kane (notably, the voice of Yoda in the Clone Wars and Rebels cartoons) on a panel at All-Star Comic Con this past weekend, and Tom said during the panel that there are at least nine Star Wars movies in development at Lucasfilm right now, including character movies that have yet to be announced, but a Yoda movie is not among them. let's take a look at what could be included in that count, and how many movies that means are still in the works to surprise us... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-06-19-StarWars7x7-1446.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Solo finished the weekend in fourth place, behind the debuts of The Incredibles 2 and Tag, and the second weekend of Ocean's 8. And although Deadpool 2 is beating Solo at the international box office, domestically Solo has beaten Deadpool 2 in all four weekends they've been out together. Could Solo be making money all the way into September? Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-06-18-StarWars7x7-1445.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We're wrapping up our deep dive into the Solo: A Star Wars Story Official Guide with a look at the chapters covering Kessel and Savareen. Along the way, we're going to talk about the tribe versus family thing, shadowports, and more. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-06-17-StarWars7x7-1444.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Clint Howard's character may have a secret tie to a character from Return of the Jedi! And perhaps more significantly, we're going to talk about all the new Lando Calrissian information we get thanks to DK Publishing's official guide to Solo: A Star Wars Story. (Thanks for sending it, DK!) And yes, everything you've heard about the L. Neil Smith Lando novels is that much closer to being true again. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-06-16-StarWars7x7-1443.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Supporting the idea that Solo: A Star Wars Story may be the most "Star Wars" Star Wars movie to date, today's episode digs into all the goings-on inside Dryden Vos' yacht, the First Light. There are connections to every era of movies, TV, books, comics, the old Expanded Universe ... and heck, there's an Indiana Jones Easter egg in there, too. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-06-15-StarWars7x7-1442.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In the third of our six installments digging into DK Publishing's official guide to Solo: A Star Wars Story, we're looking at the top takeaways from the action on Vandor, details about Tobias, Val, and Rio, and references to both The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-06-14-StarWars7x7-1441.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

It's all about Mimban on today's episode, including details of the past exploits, adventures, and unexpected turns of luck that brought together one of the most iconic duos in movie history. And a reference to Arby's that probably wasn't intentional by Lucasfilm. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-06-13-StarWars7x7-1440.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In its third weekend, Solo: A Star Wars Story has been knocked out of the top spot in the box office by Ocean's 8, which turned out to have a better opening total than any of its own predecessors. The hand wringing about why Solo underperformed compared to expectations continues, and I'm addressing a new proposition - the idea that no one wants prequel films with a "young-so-and-so" character played by a new actor. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-06-11-StarWars7x7-1438.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

It's been comparatively quiet on the Benioff and Weiss front. The showrunners of Game of Thrones, who will be developing their own series of Star Wars movies, are still hard at work wrapping up the final season of their hugely popular fantasy show on HBO. One of the stars of that show and Solo's Qi'ra, Emilia Clarke, has a rather provocative idea for what Star Wars under Benioff and Weiss might be like. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-06-10-StarWars7x7-1437.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We know just a little bit more about the Star Wars live action TV series being created by Rio Durant's voice actor, Jon Favreau. What's he got up his sleeve for us? We'll parse the details on today's episode. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-06-09-StarWars7x7-1436.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We're still in pre-production for Star Wars: Episode IX, and the details are still very hush-hush. But there's been a change in the working title of the movie, and it tells us absolutely nothing about the content of Episode IX - much like "Red Cup" and "Space Bear" told us nothing about Solo or The Last Jedi. But chances are there's some hidden meaning behind the choice, because J.J. Abrams is involved. Is it a Tolkien homonym? A drag queen reference? Or even a sly jab at a certain segment of Star Wars viewers? Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-06-08-StarWars7x7-1435.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

All right, enough with the heavy stuff. Let's have some fun! Registration opened for Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 on Tuesday, tickets and hotel blocks both. The organizers at ReedPOP also updated the Celebration website with a bunch of new details about the stages at the event, as well as some of the elements for which they'll be entertaining submissions from the fan public. I'm sharing all the details here in our first SW7x7 SWCC 2019 Update. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-06-07-StarWars7x7-1434.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

There are some folks who would have you believe that half of Star Wars fans thought The Last Jedi was the worst offense ever committed against the franchise. And those folks would have you believe they're the reason why Solo: A Star Wars Story is doing so poorly at the box office, because they voted with their feet.

I've had a few people suggest that I'm ignoring this situation or not understanding its magnitude. So I'm going to address it head-on in today's podcast. We're going to talk about review-bombing and why the user scores on sites like Rotten Tomatoes can't be trusted, even if you assumed that every review on there was true and unique. And we're going to do the math to show why, even if you assumed the negative response was 10 times as large as Rotten Tomatoes says it is, it's only a drop in the bucket compared to Solo's overall box office performance. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-06-06-StarWars7x7-1433.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

There was a time when making nearly $265 million in 10 days would have been considered remarkable! Not so anymore, considering the budget that Solo: A Star Wars Story had to work with (reshoots included). And especially considering the last three Star Wars movies each took home a haul north of a billion dollars. Scoundrel Business in today's podcast... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-06-05-StarWars7x7-1432.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Okay, once more with feeling. The notion of "brand fatigue" can express itself in different ways. I took a very informal poll in a few Star-Wars-focused Facebook groups where it would be unlikely to encounter the sorts of people who have been raging about The Last Jedi, with the intent of exploring an idea - had people gone to see the new Star Wars movies less often with each new release? Not out of liking or not liking, but because of other (and possibly fatigue-related) factors? Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-06-04-StarWars7x7-1431.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

The first three new Star Wars movies were about 50/50 in terms of their North American box office versus their non-North-American box office. Solo: A Star Wars Story is not - it's much stronger in North America versus the rest of the world. What gives? Deadline Hollywood tried to get some answers, and I've got questions (and answers) about the answers from some of their anonymous industry sources. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-06-03-StarWars7x7-1430.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Yeah, yeah, Thor: Ragnarok came out in November, and Black Panther came out in February, and Avengers: Infinity War came out in April, and they were all boffo at the box office, so is this brand fatigue thing real? Why yes, it's a real thing! Maybe not the *whole* thing, but worth considering. And in today's episode, I'm talking about the other reason why you can't compare the MCU of 2018 to the Star Wars of 2018. It has to do with all of those Marvel end-credits scenes... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-06-02-StarWars7x7-1429.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

While we wait to see how Solo: A Star Wars Story does at the box office in its second weekend, I thought I'd take a deeper look at the idea of "brand fatigue" as it (potentially) relates to Star Wars. One of the main arguments against the brand fatigue theory is the case of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Folks are saying, "Look at Black Panther and Infinity War coming out within two months of each other, and both of them are making tons of money. How could anyone be tired of Star Wars by comparison?"

Well, the issue is that we should be comparing this new era of Star Wars to the *start* of the MCU in 2008, and not what the MCU looks like in 2018. Not to mention that everyone who says Lucasfilm has released "four movies in three and a half years" is doing the math wrong (and I didn't catch it myself until this very episode). Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-06-01-StarWars7x7-1428.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:09am EDT

Back in early May, I did an episode covering what Lucasfilm did to celebrate May the 4th (Star Wars Day). One of those things was to release a commercial that, at the time, I didn't want to talk about on the podcast because it was something that I wished I had seen for the first time in the theater while watching Solo: A Star Wars Story. Well, now I'm pulling back the curtain on that one and talking about the moment I thought to myself, "Solo's going to be okay after all." Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-05-31-StarWars7x7-1427.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

If your only experience with Star Wars is the movies themselves, you may have watched Solo: A Star Wars Story and thought to yourself, "How did THAT character show up at the end of the movie?!" If you're versed in the Clone Wars and Rebels cartoon series, you probably weren't as shocked as everyone else, but still.

On today's episode, the brief history of that character leading up to the surprise Solo appearance, plus a note from the Corrections Department about the error in my box office reporting on yesterday's episode. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-05-30-StarWars7x7-1426.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

With all the headlines saying that Solo: A Star Wars Story is a "bomb," is "crashing" at the box office, and other clever things like that, it's tougher to find some positive news about how Solo did over the long Memorial Day weekend. But the details are there, if you only know where to look... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-05-29-StarWars7x7-1425.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Fans skewing the narrative? Bad PR over the director change? Earlier critics' reviews? Memorial Day competition? Brand fatigue? I'm ranking these and a couple other possibilities to explain why Solo: A Star Wars Story is not performing up to its (lowered, even) expectations at the box office. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-05-28-StarWars7x7-1424.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Well, the user scores for Solo: A Star Wars Story on Rotten Tomatoes have jumped from 38% to 58% since its Thursday release, but as we all know, that score is being heavily skewed by people who still have an ax to grind about The Last Jedi. But as we talked about with The Last Jedi, there are a couple of sources for audience reactions that movie studios trust WAY more than any online user review situation. On today's podcast, I'm talking about the CinemaScore and PostTrack results for Solo, comparing them to the results for the other three new Star Wars movies, and sharing what Solo's scores suggest about what its total take at the box office will be. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-05-27-StarWars7x7-1423.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:02am EDT

Warning! Spoilers on the show today for Solo: A Star Wars Story. I'm connecting a few threads here, including: the recent news about momentum on a Boba Fett movie; the old rumor about an Obi-Wan movie; the fact that Obi-Wan is causing trouble to a certain gangster in the new comics; the reference in Solo to another (but unnamed) gangster; and the surprise appearance of THAT character at the end of Solo. It's a bit of a stretch, but when you also thrown in our conversation about Lucas, Kasdan, and Kennedy talking about what movies the fans would love to see, and the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe ... well, let me lay out the case for a Scoundrels Cinematic Universe for you. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-05-26-StarWars7x7-1422.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

As broken by Borys Kit of The Hollywood Reporter and followed up on by Anthony Breznican at Entertainment Weekly, it seems that there's some motion on a Boba Fett movie once again. Both writers have sources telling them that James Mangold is going to be directing the movie and co-writing the script with Simon Kinberg. I've got the details and analysis of the story here for you... Punch it!

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Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 6:02pm EDT

From the performances of Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover to the reaction by two-plus generations of viewers spanning a group of about 18 people, let's start the official Solo: A Star Wars Story reactions by looking at some non-spoiler-y info. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-05-25-StarWars7x7-1421.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In an interview with Mashable's Chris Taylor, Ron Howard seems to leave the door open to the possibility that George Lucas could direct another Star Wars film someday. It's a very diplomatic answer. It's also utter nonsense, because we all know what Lucas' answer to that would be. Plus, on the big day - the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story in theaters - a small favor to ask of the people who aren't into the new movies. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-05-24-StarWars7x7-1420.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

It's happening all over again! User ratings are tanking for Solo: A Star Wars Story on Rotten Tomatoes, and the movie hasn't even come out yet. What gives? Rogue One re-wrote Star Wars history, too, but that's still getting lots of love on the movie review aggregator. Let's get to the bottom of this... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-05-23-StarWars7x7-1419.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 10:15am EDT

No one can't predict things with 100% accuracy, but that doesn't stop anyone from trying. And from "unaided awareness" to "definite interest," movie studios spend a lot of time and effort trying to gauge what an audience will do before they every do it. So, what are the predictions saying about the performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story? Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-05-22-StarWars7x7-1418.mp3
Category:Solo: A Star Wars Story -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

What can the performance of Deadpool 2 at this weekend's box office tell us about how Solo: A Star Wars Story will fare next week when they square off at the box office? Well, the performance of the first Deadpool movie in 2016 leaves some clues for us... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-05-21-StarWars7x7-1417.mp3
Category:Solo: A Star Wars Story -- posted at: 10:46am EDT

Ewan McGregor showing up at premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story stirred up a couple of questions. Like, will he have a cameo in the movie? And does this mean that the oft-rumored Kenobi movie could be any closer to reality? Meanwhile, a French reporter misinterpreted something Kathleen Kennedy said at Cannes about future movies featuring Lando, Han, and Chewie, and that got everyone worked up, too! We're sorting out truth from rumor (with no spoilers) today. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-05-20-StarWars7x7-1416.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In an interview with Esquire magazine, Alden Ehrenreich revealed that he is under contract with Lucasfilm for three movies. Solo: A Star Wars Story is just the first, but what does this three-picture deal really mean? Especially in light of the fact that Felicity Jones has an option for a second movie in her contract, but Jyn Erso died in Rogue One? Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-05-19-StarWars7x7-1415.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We've been talking this week about some of the films that Larry and Jon Kasdan were keeping in mind as they wrote the script for Solo: A Star Wars Story. But what about Ron Howard? Surely this supremely accomplished director had a few films in mind that might serve as useful touchpoints for his filming? Well, yes, of course! And we'll talk about two of them today: Bullitt, and Rush. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-05-18-StarWars7x7-1414.mp3
Category:Solo: A Star Wars Story -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

What does a neo-noir gangster thriller have in common with Solo: A Star Wars Story? That's the topic of today's podcast. Miller's Crossing is another of the films that were mentioned in the Entertainment Weekly interview about sources of inspiration for Solo. Coming up, we have a look at what the movie could also tell us about the relationships between Dryden Vos, Tobias Beckett, Qi'ra, and Han. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-05-17-StarWars7x7-1413.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:36am EDT

There's a certain feeling in the relationship between "the kid" and Clint Eastwood in the movie Unforgiven, Jon Kasdan says, that he and his father Larry Kasdan were interested in when they were writing Solo: A Star Wars Story. The source of that info, an interview in Entertainment Weekly, can be misread as being about Clint Eastwood and his son, but it's actually about Eastwood and a wanna-be murderer who calls himself the Schofield Kid. How does this bear on the relationship between Tobias Beckett and Han Solo? That's what we're looking at today. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-05-16-StarWars7x7-1412.mp3
Category:Solo: A Star Wars Story -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Han as The Dude from The Big Lebowski, and Chewie as Walter Sobchak? It may not be as far-fetched as it seems. In an interview for Entertainment Weekly, Solo: A Star Wars Story co-writer Jon Kasdan said, "Larry [Kasdan] and I are both huge Coen brothers fans, and we talk a lot about [the relationship between The Dude and Walter] as a reference." On today's episode, we'll talk about the relationship between The Dude and Walter, and how we might see shades of that appearing in Solo.

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Direct download: 2018-05-15-StarWars7x7-1411.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Larry and Jon Kasdan have cited a number of movies which they used as inspiration while writing Solo: A Star Wars Story. Today, we're looking at "Heat," the crime drama written and directed by Michael Mann. We'll talk about the specifics that the Kasdans referenced about "Heat," and how they could apply to Solo. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-05-14-StarWars7x7-1410.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

At the Solo: A Star Wars Story world premiere in Los Angeles, Jon Favreau revealed that the Star Wars live action series coming to Disney's streaming service in 2019 will be set seven years after Return of the Jedi, or 11 ABY. He also revealed a couple other things, too, and we're going to analyze it all on today's podcast. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-05-13-StarWars7x7-1409.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Solo: A Star Wars Story? That's old news! Just kidding, of course ... but hey, as things wind down around Solo from the production standpoint, let's ramp up our coverage of the projects that are currently in some phase of production. We'll start with Episode IX today. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-05-12-StarWars7x7-1408.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Solo: A Star Wars Story had its world premiere last night in Los Angeles, and with that we begin our "Safe Week" period - actually, two weeks, considering Solo doesn't come out until the 25th. But that doesn't mean we don't have things to talk about regarding Solo - what the embargo date suggests, what the final runtime is, and much more. Punch it!

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Category:Solo: A Star Wars Story -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

The most light-hearted of the four tales in the Canto Bight short story collection that was part of the Journey to The Last Jedi, "The Ride" also ties in many of the characters we met in the three other stories - and turns one man's ideas about luck, probabilities, and possibilities on their heads. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-05-10-StarWars7x7-1406.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

The Last Jedi Visual Dictionary by Pablo Hidalgo has a few spreads dedicated to Canto Bight. In the case of "Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing" by Rae Carson, we have a story that involves more of the characters introduced in the TLJ Visual Dictionary than any other we've talked about so far. And this story from the "Canto Bight" collection may have ended exactly during the fathier chase scene from the movie. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-05-09-StarWars7x7-1405.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

The galaxy's best sommelier, a bar owner with debts to pay, a pair of sisters who may or may not be from another dimension entirely, and an indentured desk clerk all play roles in creating a legend around a rare vintage of wine, and in creating "a certain amount of confusion about our pleasures," as one sister puts it. It's "The Wine in Dreams," part of our look into the goings on at Canto Bight this week. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-05-08-StarWars7x7-1404.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

The swank nightclub-like scenes from Solo: A Star Wars Story, or the outdoor scenes of Beckett telling Han Solo how Beckett's putting together a crew - any chance those are happening on Cantonica? Just a pet theory of mine, and as such, I'm taking a closer look at the planet and its famous casino, Canto Bight, in this week's series of podcasts. Today we start with "Rules of the Game" by Saladin Ahmed. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-05-07-StarWars7x7-1403.mp3
Category:Solo: A Star Wars Story -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Andi Gutierrez of The Star Wars Show said "probably" when she hinted there could be breaking news announced on Star Wars Day, so her bets were successfully hedged - no big news actually dropped! The "190 Years Old" TV spot dropped, featuring a moment that some fans might rather see in the theater (no spoilers on the podcast), and Solo tickets went on sale. Meanwhile, Tim McMahon from Less Than 12 Parsecs shares a little Droid History via Mad Libs on today's show. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-05-06-StarWars7x7-1402.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

It's always fun to get the chance to be on live TV to talk Star Wars, and the occasion happened again on Star Wars Day! On today's episode of the podcast, I'm sharing the interview I did with Todd van der Heyden of CTV News, a Canadian national news network. I was part of a panel with Rianne Hardin of the Star Wars apparel biz Scavenger's Outpost. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-05-05-StarWars7x7-1401.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Part reflective, part fun, all about a passion for Star Wars! It's a little bit looser of a show today, considering the round number and the whole "May the 4th Be With You" business...

Have a listen as I look back at the beginnings of Star Wars 7x7, what we have to look forward to on Star Wars Day this year, and share the results of a game of Mad Libs with Beth Revis, author of the Jyn Erso novel Rebel Rising. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-05-04-StarWars7x7-1400.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

More video! Lucasfilm released a tour of the swank inside of Lando's Falcon, led by none other than Donald Glover, and an interview with Solo: A Star Wars Story Ron Howard. That latter video sheds light on Clint Howard's appearance in the movie, and equally as important, the uniqueness of what goes into making a Star Wars movie. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-05-03-StarWars7x7-1399.mp3
Category:Solo: A Star Wars Story -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

You're not going to find the "Rio" TV spot on the official Star Wars YouTube channel (yet), but it's out there ... and I'm analyzing that and the "Crew" commercial for Solo: A Star Wars Story on today's episode. Punch it!

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Category:Solo: A Star Wars Story -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

The "Han" and "Risk" TV commercials for Solo: A Star Wars Story include new clips of Han, Qi'ra, Lando, Beckett, and the gang - and it puts more characters in places we hadn't seen them before. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-05-01-StarWars7x7-1397.mp3
Category:Solo: A Star Wars Story -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Was that a hint at the potential for more "Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo" movies? Who is Han telling that he's a driver and a flyer? And how much cooler can Lando get? That and more on the show today as we discuss the seven top takeaways from the new Solo: A Star Wars Story behind the scenes featurette released on Sunday. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-30-StarWars7x7-1396.mp3
Category:Solo: A Star Wars Story -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In the finale of our look at the deleted scenes from The Last Jedi, we finally get a proper dismemberment, and the third and final lesson from Luke is revealed. Sort of... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-29-StarWars7x7-1395.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

A decision that would have proven even more divisive than anything else you've heard people complain about, and Rose taking a bite out of General Hux, feature in today's stop on the countdown list of deleted scenes from The Last Jedi, in terms of their importance to the overall story. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-28-StarWars7x7-1394.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We're staying on the island of Ahch-To for both of The Last Jedi deleted scenes we're discussing today, in which we get a little mourning from Luke and we also learn something about his alien language skills. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-27-StarWars7x7-1393.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In this bonus episode of the podcast, I'm talking about the details of the Star Wars Resistance announcement; what other stories have taken place in the six-year existence of the Resistance before The Force Awakens; and add to the announcement by flagging a few writers of the series that weren't listed in the news release on StarWars.com. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-26-StarWars7x7-Bonus.mp3
Category:Star Wars Resistance -- posted at: 10:17pm EDT

We're crossing the halfway mark in our look at the deleted scenes from The Last Jedi. Today in the ranking, another extended scene appears, as well as a scene with Poe and Finn that hearkens back to The Empire Strikes Back. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-26-StarWars7x7-1392.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Next up on our countdown ranking of the deleted scenes from The Last Jedi (in terms of their importance to the overall story), we've got #10 and #9 on tap for you. One of them features a joke that could have spoiled an otherwise very dramatic moment, and the other could have completed a "Rule of 3" situation. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-25-StarWars7x7-1391.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Today, we continue our series ranking the deleted scenes from The Last Jedi home video release, in terms of their importance to the story of The Last Jedi. In 11th and 12th place we find scenes with Finn and Rose - not because we have anything against them or their plot line in the movie, but rather because it doesn't tell us anything more, or unexpected. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-24-StarWars7x7-1390.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:26am EDT

14 deleted scenes arrived with the home video release of The Last Jedi, and this week, we're counting them down from #14 to #1 in terms of their importance to the story of The Last Jedi. Today, #14 and #13, including a scene that's not really a scene, and one that was lost due to "collateral damage." Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-23-StarWars7x7-1389.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In the last of our deep dives into The Last Jedi novelization, we investigate what happened to all of Luke's "stuff" after he died. What was there, and what did the Caretakers do with it? We also find out how Luke was rather unique in the eyes of the Caretakers (unlike his "rude" "niece"), the effort Luke put into pulling off that last stunt, and - possibly the most beautiful and heart-breaking thing of all - the voice Luke may or may not have heard in his head, just as he was about to pass into the Force. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-22-StarWars7x7-1388.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

General Hux and Kylo Ren. Rey and Kylo Ren. Rey and Finn. Rey and Poe. Finn and Poe. All sorts of fans are rooting for all sorts of possible relationship combinations. (Except Threepio - no one's suggesting anything for him, the poor droid.) Does The Last Jedi novelization give us any more insight into who might wind up hooking up with whom? Not especially. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-21-StarWars7x7-1387.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

General Hux is ready to push him to the sidelines. Rey doesn't believe in their shared future. Leia's kissed him goodbye, and Luke realizes the guilt about his part in this whole catastrophe engine was misplaced. On today's episode of the podcast, we near the end of our coverage of the new and notable from The Last Jedi novelization... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-20-StarWars7x7-1386.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

In The Last Jedi, Luke makes a dramatic entrance on Crait. But how did Leia, Poe, Finn, Rose, Rey, and even General Hux react to the arrival of this legendary Jedi Knight? The Lat Jedi novelization has the answers, some of which may be surprising. Like the "how the First Order's stormtroopers could be the legacy of the Jedi" kind of surprising. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-19-StarWars7x7-1385.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:18am EDT

What was the actual objective of the Resistance in their frontal assault on the First Order? What famous flying group did Leia and Poe reference in their speeches to the pilots about to fly those rickety ski speeders into battle? And why did Kylo Ren decide to keep General Hux with him during the battle, even though Ren didn't really want Hux to have anything to do with the battle? The answers to those questions and more on today's podcast, and our latest dive into The Last Jedi novelization. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-18-StarWars7x7-1384.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Leia still has the capacity to surprise. Thanks to The Last Jedi novelization, we find out that she - along with Admiral Ackbar and other leaders of the long-forgotten Rebel Alliance - kept important secrets from the New Republic. Oh sure, the Alliance shared a lot of its military information with the New Republic in the days where it needed to defeat the Imperial remnant once and for all. But she didn't tell them everything. And the secrets she kept saved the Resistance and the galaxy at large time and again. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-17-StarWars7x7-1383.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Let me set the scene for you. Kylo Ren wakes up in the wreckage of Snoke's throne room. Hux is standing over him, scratching some weird itch on his side. (LOL!) Rey is gone, which means she had a golden opportunity to kill the unconscious Ren. But she didn't. Why? We all thought it was because heroes don't do that. The Last Jedi novelization reveals that Kylo thinks it's almost like she cares about him. But her real reason is a rather unexpected one... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-16-StarWars7x7-1382.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

There's no big midnight toy event for the Solo: A Star Wars Story movie release this time around. Instead, the toys have been revealed in a post on StarWars.com. And as we've done for previous movie releases, we're checking the toys out to find out what they might have to tell us about the upcoming movie. One thing off the top: the way we thought things are going to go down on Mimban has been thrown into uncertainty... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-15-StarWars7x7-Ep1381-T02.mp3
Category:Solo: A Star Wars Story -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In the first commercial, we heard young Han Solo boast that he would become the best pilot in the galaxy. Then in the teaser, Qi'ra told us she might be the only person who knows what Han really is. Finally, in the full trailer, we have a more fully formed version of the hero from Solo: A Star Wars Story. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-14-StarWars7x7-Ep1380-T01.mp3
Category:Solo: A Star Wars Story -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We got to hear Han and Tobias in the Super Bowl commercial. We got to hear Qi'ra in the teaser that followed. But we didn't get to hear anything Donald Glover said as Lando until the most recent trailer. (Yes, there was indistinct yelling in the teaser, but that doesn't really count, now does it.) But even the non-verbal - and the yelling - moments tell us a few things about the young man in Solo: A Star Wars Story, as well as some interviews he's given. And the advice he got from Billy Dee Williams is downright brilliant. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-13-StarWars7x7-Ep1379-T14.mp3
Category:Solo: A Star Wars Story -- posted at: 3:19am EDT

It's all about the inferences right now. Emilia Clarke's dialogue as Qi'ra in the Solo: A Star Wars Story footage we've seen so far - as well as one of her costumes - hints at how she and Han left things from their early days, and how well one of their adventures turned out. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-12-StarWars7x7-Ep1378-T13.mp3
Category:Solo: A Star Wars Story -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Drawing from interviews with Ron Howard, Larry Kasdan, and Jon Kasdan, as well as the Super Bowl commercial, teaser, and trailer, here's what we know so far (with no spoilers!) about Tobias Beckett, the mentor character played by Woody Harrelson in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Especially of note: One dialogue exchange that could hint at a love triangle dilemma with Qi-ra, Tobias, and Han... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-11-StarWars7x7-Ep1377-T12.mp3
Category:Solo: A Star Wars Story -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

From Han's early days as a Corellian ne'er-do-well, to his time in service of the Empire; from a potential posting on Mimban where he meets Chewie, to reconnecting with Qi'ra; from high-stakes gambling dens to high-stakes heists; all that, and so much more, in what's likely the final trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Our seven top takeaways are here... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-10-StarWars7x7-Ep1376-T11.mp3
Category:Solo: A Star Wars Story -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Thanks to the magic of novel narration, Jason Fry has shed some light on the secret history of the First Order and Snoke's involvement with it. No, of course, not everything has been revealed! But Snoke's ruminations in his throne room, prior to his unceremonious bifurcation, do include some very interesting new information in The Last Jedi novelization. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-09-StarWars7x7-Ep1375-T10.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

The author of The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition (you and I know it better as The Last Jedi novelization, perhaps) sat down with me earlier in the week to talk about the process of creating the novel to complement the movie, tells the story of how that surprising prologue came to be, and much more. It's like it's "Star Wars 7x7: Extended Edition" for this interview podcast... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-08-StarWars7x7-Ep1374-T09.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We know about 327 and 1138 - special numbers that pop up again and again in various Star Wars content. But there's another number that popped up twice in The Last Jedi, and it got me thinking about its other uses in the movies, and what kind of significance it might have. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-07-StarWars7x7-Ep1373-T08.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

How was Snoke manipulating Kylo Ren's weaknesses, up until and during their final time together in The Last Jedi? And what was the straw that broke the camel's back for Kylo Ren, when it came to taking action against Snoke? This and more in today's deep dive into The Last Jedi novelization. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-06-StarWars7x7-Ep1372-T07.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

For this, our latest foray into The Last Jedi novelization, we're looking at another consequential part of the Act II finale - the showdown between Rose, Finn, DJ, Captain Phasma, and General Hux. There are more than a couple moments where things got a bit silly on the Supremacy, and our favorite innocent newcomer continues to burnish her foul-mouthed reputation. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-05-StarWars7x7-Ep1371-T06.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We're about to dive into the three-part Act II finale for The Last Jedi and its novelization, and on today's episode, I'm talking about the Resistance side of that finale - Leia quelling the mutiny, Poe's final gift to Vice-Admiral Holdo, and a potential prediction about Episode IX. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-04-StarWars7x7-Ep1370-T05.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In the latest of our series of deep dives into The Last Jedi novelization, we find out just how many more things went wrong or nearly went wrong in the process of Rose, Finn, and DJ trying to disable the hyperspace tracker. This is also where a scene was cut from the movie - the one in which actor Tom Hardy appears as a First Order Stormtrooper, and proceeds to whack John Boyega in the rear. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-03-StarWars7x7-Ep1369-T04.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

"Ending all this, I am!" So says Yoda in The Last Jedi novelization, and rather than spending five minutes by saying (and singing!) the word "porg" over and over again, I'm sharing more about Luke's attempts to burn the tree, his first reaction at seeing Yoda, and a quote from Yoda that's a perfect "from a certain point of view" moment. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-02-StarWars7x7-Ep1368-T03.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Continuing in our series of deep dives into The Last Jedi novelization, the title of this episode (almost) says it all... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-04-01-StarWars7x7-Ep1367-T02.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

When Luke was meditating during that last fateful night on Ahch-To, when he touched his sister's mind from across the galaxy, he was also acknowledging a contact with both the "living" Force and the "cosmic" Force that he hadn't felt in years. And it led him to a very specific decision - one that went down the drain when Luke saw Rey and Kylo communing together. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-03-31-StarWars7x7-Ep1366-T01.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Where was Rey in that line of "Rey" reflections inside the dark-side cave on Ahch-To? And what REALLY happened between Rey and Kylo Ren when she emerged from the escape pod on the Supremacy? That and more in our continuing series of deep dives into The Last Jedi novelization. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-03-30-StarWars7x7-Ep1365-T14.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Getting kicked off the bridge, missing BB-8, evacuating the other ships, and otherwise being kept in the dark slowly drove Poe Dameron a little loopy on the Raddus... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-03-29-StarWars7x7-Ep1364-T13.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Rose and Finn argue a lot more, the fathiers create even more destruction, BB-8 puts the improv skills he learned from Poe to the test, and more! Continuing with our series of deep dives into The Last Jedi novelization, I'm digging into the fun stuff about the second half of Rose and Finn's adventures on Canto Bight that we didn't get to see in the movie. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-03-28-StarWars7x7-Ep1363-T12.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We're continuing our series of deep dives into the parts of The Last Jedi novelization that you may find will best enhance your next viewing of the movie! On today's episode, we're talking about Luke's second lesson for Rey, and a deleted scene from the movie that was not, as some people suggested, the third lesson. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-03-27-StarWars7x7-Ep1362-T11.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

After being accused of "heavy pining" by Rose while they're at Canto Bight, Finn explains to Rose why Rey means so much to him. And also, Finn throws a bit of shade at the notion of Rey becoming a Jedi. This and more from the latest in our series of deep dives into The Last Jedi novelization... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-03-26-StarWars7x7-Ep1361-T10.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Epic Games, in collaboration with NVIDIA and ILMxLAB, debuted "Reflections" at the Game Developers Conference earlier this week. It's a demonstration of real-time ray tracing in Unreal Engine - in other words, the best-yet CG implementation of how light works in the real world. It's also a funny little First Order story that takes place on Supreme Leader Snoke's ship, the Supremacy, during the events of The Last Jedi. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-03-25-StarWars7x7-Ep1360-T09.mp3
Category:Star Wars Video Games -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

I've been reading Aftermath: Life Debt by Chuck Wendig as nighttime reading for Scorekeeper Declan, and a passage just appeared that may speak volumes about something we're bound to see in Solo: A Str Wars Story. It's a monologue by Han Solo that touches briefly on his relationship with Chewie, and what the two of them mean to each other. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-03-24-StarWars7x7-Ep1359-T08.mp3
Category:Solo: A Star Wars Story, Episode IX -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

There are six total TV and movie productions going on in the galaxy far, far away ... that we know about. On today's episode of the show, we're going to dig into what's news for Solo, Episode IX, Rian Johnson's trilogy, the Benioff/Weiss series, the Jon Favreau TV series, and the Dave Filoni-led animation situation. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-03-23-StarWars7x7-Ep1358-T07.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In today's deep dive into The Last Jedi novelization, we're looking at Lesson 1 of Rey's Jedi teaching from Luke Skywalker - as well as Rey's encounters with Kylo Ren before and after that session. As part of Rey's ruminations over that contact, we may have learned just how it was that she became so adept at using the Force so quickly... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-03-22-StarWars7x7-Ep1357-T06.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Remember how Finn kept talking over Rose when they were presenting the plan to Poe about how to get away from the First Order's hyperspace tracking? Finn's behavior always bothered me in that scene, and that feeling's only been deepened by the additional information we learn in The Last Jedi novelization. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-03-21-StarWars7x7-Ep1356-T05.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Was Poe a potential choice to take over the fleet while Leia was in a coma? And what did Rose think of Poe's sewing skills? (Hint: she was brutal about it.) That, plus mouth-watering porg roasts on tap in the next look at Part 3 of The Last Jedi novelization. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-03-20-StarWars7x7-Ep1355-T04.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Our next look at The Last Jedi novelization by Jason Fry digs into Rey's first days on the island of Ahch-To - how long it takes until Luke cracks and finally has a conversation with her in the Jedi library tree, the extra things they talk about that weren't in the movie, and a compelling statement from Luke that gets echoed in its own way by Kylo Ren later in the story. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-03-19-StarWars7x7-Ep1354-T03.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

If Poe hadn't disobeyed Leia about the dreadnought, the dreadnought would have destroyed the Resistance fleet after tracking them through hyperspace. But Poe's disobedience with the Canto Bight mission and mutiny caused the deaths of most of the Resistance survivors! The lessons are challenging ones in The Last Jedi... Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-03-18-StarWars7x7-Ep1353-T02.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

How did Leia use the Force to get back onto the Raddus after the bridge was blown to bits? How did Rey know the First Order would take over the galaxy within weeks? The answers to those questions, plus additional fun facts from Part 2 of The Last Jedi Novelization, are in this podcast. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-03-17-StarWars7x7-Ep1352-T01.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We're jumping around a bit in our look at The Last Jedi novelization right now, and on today's episode, the scenes with Leia aboard the Raddus and Kylo Ren in his TIE Silencer tell the story of Ben's childhood in a series of flashes that illuminate the son's fall. That and more ultimately explain why he didn't kill her when he had the chance, but we still don't know how Snoke got his moist clutch on Ben in the first place. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-03-16-StarWars7x7-Ep1351-T14.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In today's episode, a continuation of the series of looks at the reveals from The Last Jedi novelization by Jason Fry, I'm getting into the scene we saw only the tail end of in the movie - the scene where General Hux explains how the Resistance's escape from D'Qar isn't a failure after all. We also get to see the first meeting between Rey and Luke, which goes about as well as it did in the movie... Punch it!


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Direct download: 2018-03-15-StarWars7x7-Ep1350-T13.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

The Last Jedi Novelization includes new details about the evacuation from D'Qar, including the specific reason why Poe was stalling for time in the first place; why TIE Fighters weren't launched right from the get-go; how Admiral Ackbar evaluated General Hux's military strategy; and much more. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-03-14-StarWars7x7-Ep1349-T12.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

As of this recording, we don't yet know if this scene was filmed for The Last Jedi and not included, or if it was something written and never filmed, or even perhaps invented solely for the novel. That said, here's what you need to know about Han Solo's funeral - including two stories that date back to the original Star Wars and to Return of the Jedi, and two bits that seem to tie into Aftermath: Life Debt and Solo: A Star Wars Story. Punch it!

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Direct download: 2018-03-13-StarWars7x7-Ep1348-T11.mp3
Category:The Last Jedi -- posted at: 3:00am EDT