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The Next Generation Strikes Back! A weekly Star Wars Radio Show featuring the latest Star Wars news and discussion. Hosted by dedicated fans Chris Seekell, Benjamin Hart, and Dominic Jones, the SWU Podcast covers all things Star Wars. From the classic films to Episode VII and beyond, from Star Wars: The Clone Wars to the Expanded Universe, from Star Wars Rebels to the latest in collecting, the SWU Podcast is there. Plus you never know who might stop by! We must got to the lower levels...The ...
 
It has often been said that Star Wars changed the way movies were made, but it also fundamentally changed the way they were seen. Featuring interviews with a diverse ensemble of first generation fans and collectors from around the world, the Star Wars at the Movies Podcast logs personal, first-hand accounts that define a game-changing era of theatrical exhibition and created a popular culture that is still thriving. The show presents an international oral history which delves into the lastin ...
 
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This months 'Those Old Fossils' is absolutely jam packed with vintage chat, as Mark, Craig and Stuart are joined by guest host Marc Hockley. The boys celebrate the life of John Kellerman, who sadly passed away recently, and look at the impact his collecting book 'Star Wars Vintage Action Figures' had on our hobby. One of this month's collecting sto…
 
On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris preview next week's premiere of Star Wars: The Bad Batch. They talk about the descriptions for the first three episodes, make guesses (some educated, some wild) about what will happen in those episodes, and talk about what they're feeling going into this new series. Then they talk about what new Star Wars pr…
 
If you want to learn more about merchant shipping, but don’t know where to start, this book is a good option. There are more in-depth pieces out there, but this is one of the best summaries for the layperson. Check out: Rose George, Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car…
 
On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris break down the latest Star Wars news. They start with the latest piece of casting news for Obi-Wan Kenobi, followed by Hasbro newest Lucasfilm 50th anniversary figure reveals. Then they talk about Rian Johnson's recent revelation that he hopes to direct an episode of The Mandalorian and that he's even talked…
 
On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss a veritable smorgasbord of Star Wars news and topics. They start by celebrating the 11th anniversary of The SWU and look back on some fun memories from Star Wars Celebrations past. Then Dominic chats with Patrick Schneider and Eric Franer from the Hasbro Star Wars team about the reveals out of Pulse …
 
On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the exciting news that Disney has build a real lightsaber! Well, maybe. They teased something for the Parks, but it sounds really cool! Then they talk about the latest updates about Obi-Wan Kenobi, including Ewan McGregor's new look, a set video, and a possible reveal about the series from a new book…
 
Stuart, Dan, Grant and Jez settle in for this month's 'The Modern Way'. This months announcements give the team loads to sink their teeth into as they delve into the four Black Series Comic Inspired figures. We look at other announcements for Black Series, The Vintage Collection and Lego, as well as heaping more love on the latest Hot Toy announcem…
 
On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the newly announced cast for Obi-Wan Kenobi and the new trailer for The Bad Batch. They start by talking about what it means to have Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse back as Owen and Beru, and how those characters might interact with Obi-Wan. Then they talk about who the newcomers might be playing, in…
 
After a pandemic-induced layover, the Nostalgia Theater show is back! For his return engagement, Zaki chats with Douglas Goldstein (Robot Chicken) about his work on Wizard and ToyFare magazines in the '90s, how ROBOT CHICKEN became the groundbreaking smash we know and love, and his new SyFy animated series DEVIL MAY CARE. Plus: What it was like rec…
 
If you’re interested in going deeper into the theories we mentioned on the show, check out our works cited page: The origins of realist theory can be found in the works of Thucydides, but you don’t have to read The Peloponnesian War to get a grasp on the basics of the topic. For defensive realism, a good starting place is: Kenneth N. Waltz, “The Or…
 
On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris complete the SWU Podcast's film commentary series by watching and talking about Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker. The have an honest conversation about the film, the good and the bad. Highlighting some of the great moments in the film, while also breaking down some of the questionable decisions. T…
 
On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by friend of the show Din of the band F-105 (Band Website) to discuss the latest news about the Star Wars galaxy. They talk about the new additions coming to Disney+, including the Clone Wars micro-series and the Ewoks movies. Then they chat about new Star Wars Legends content coming to the comics…
 
Books mentioned on the show: Campbell, Joseph and Bill Moyers. The Power Of Myth. New York, NY: Anchor Books, 1991. Campbell, Joseph. The Hero With a Thousand Faces. New York, NY: Pantheon Books, 1949. Brooks, Max and John Amble, ML Cavanaugh and Jaym Gates. Winning Westeros: How Game of Thrones Explains Modern Military Conflict. Lincoln, NE: Potom…
 
It’s our one year anniversary and to celebrate our 'first 12' months you’re invited to party with us as we look back on a jam-packed year of fascinating stories, enthusiastic debates and in-depth showcases. As well as all our best bits, we lift the lid on the whole Generation Skywalker project with an informal look behind the scenes of everything w…
 
On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris relive all the excitement of "BobCon" (aka the Disney Investors Conference Call), including what Disney's pivot to "direct to consumer" means for Star Wars, hopes for Galactic Starcrusier, and CEO Bob Chapek confirms Kathleen Kennedy will continue to run Lucasfilm for "years to come." Then they talk about th…
 
The Joint Geeks on this episode are Cory Hollon (@cory_hollon), Eric Muirhead (@StarfleetHist), Matthew Ader (@AderMatthew), Ian Boley (@IBBoley), and Clara Engle Boley. Join the conversation on Discord (https://discord.gg/GzFcpRqV) or Twitter (@thejointgeeks). Our parent organization is NavyCon (@anavycon) Intro and outro music composed and perfor…
 
On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris break down the latest news and rumors about the world of Star Wars TV. They start with the latest Game of Thrones star who is making the jump to Star Wars in Obi-Wan Kenobi. Then they talk about a Star Wars Rebels fan favourite potentially taking over as the lead of Rangers of the New Republic. And then they…
 
Several links for those who want to help with the recovery in Texas are here: https://www.texasmonthly.com/news/how-to-help-texans-recover-from-the-winter-disaster/ Works cited: For an example of what salami tactics are and how things could play out, see this clip from Yes, Prime Minister: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxbFk4viTSQ Thomas Schellin…
 
On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the upcoming slate of Star Wars television. They start with the announcement that The Bad Batch will premiere on May the 4th (just like Dominic predicted). Then they talk about the rumors that Mena Massoud will be playing Ezra Bridger in Ahsoka. Then they talk about Temuera Morrison's latest comments…
 
On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris break down the biggest Star Wars news from the past week. They start with the announcement of the new video game Star Wars: Hunters, coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year. Then they discuss the latest comments from Rian Johnson about his Star Wars trilogy (that it's still happening), how big a story …
 
The Joint Geeks are: Clara Engle, Ian Boley, Eric Muirhead, Matthew Ader, Cory Hollon, Thomas Harper, and Claude Berube. The Joint Geeks of Staff can be found on Twitter at @thejointgeeks. As several of the Joint Geeks are on active duty in the military or reserve or federal employees, the views expressed are their own and not those of the US gover…
 
Reproductions in the vintage toy hobby has been a source of topic once again recently. Stuart, Craig and Mark are joined by special guest Lee Bullock to discuss the issue. Retroblasting's, Michael French, recently posted a video defending the use of reproduction items in the hobby and attacking the anti-repro groups. All four of the hosts on this s…
 
The Joint Geeksare:Clara Engle, Ian Boley, Eric Muirhead, Matthew Ader, Cory Hollon, ChrisWeuve, Thomas Harper, and Claude Berube. The Joint Geeks of Staff can be found on Twitter at @thejointgeeks. As several of the Joint Geeks are on active duty in the military or reserve or federal employees, the views expressed are their own and not those of th…
 
On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris react to the news that Gina Carano is no longer part of Star Wars. They discuss the circumstances that led to her firing and why it was the right call from Disney/Lucasfilm (albeit, very late). They also talk about what's next for the character Cara Dune, how The Mandalorian should handle either dropping the…
 
On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris get you caught up on the latest goings on with Star Wars productions like The Mandalorian, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Andor. They talk about Jon Favreau's comments about bringing back Luke Skywalker for the season two finale of The Mandalorian, Alan Tudyk's latest thoughts on not being in season one of Andor, and E…
 
The Modern Way returns as Craig, Mark, Grant, Dan and Stuart get together to look at a whole host of modern topics. Now the dust has settled on the second season of The Mandalorian, the boys take some time to revisit the toys from the show. They delve into what we've already received and then discuss their hopes for what we could see in the future.…
 
On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris finally clear out the mail bag, reading and reacting to listener emails about all things Star Wars. But first, they speculate about the possibility that The Mandalorian "climatic event" could be a movie, and talk about what else is on deck for Star Wars theatrically. Then they talk about the return of nostal…
 
The Joint Geeks are: Clara Engle, Ian Boley, Eric Muirhead, Matthew Ader, Cory Hollon, Chris Weuve, Thomas Harper, and Claude Berube. The Joint Geeks of Staff can be found on Twitter at @thejointgeeks. As several of the Joint Geeks are on active duty in the military or reserve or federal employees, the views expressed are their own and not those of…
 
On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the latest updates about Star Wars: Andor, including Alan Tudyk revealing that he will not be appearing in season one. They also (finally) break down the The Bad Batch sizzle reel, talking about how the show could pick up on storylines from The Clone Wars and continuing that show's legacy. Then they …
 
The Joint Geeks on this episode are: Clara Engle, Ian Boley, Eric Muirhead, Cory Hollon, and Claude Berube. The Joint Geeks of Staff can be found on Twitter at @thejointgeeks. As several of the Joint Geeks are on active duty in the military or reserve or federal employees, the views expressed are their own and not those of the US government or Depa…
 
The Joint Geeks on this episode are: Clara Engle, Ian Boley, Eric Muirhead, Cory Hollon, and Claude Berube. The Joint Geeks of Staff can be found on Twitter at @thejointgeeks. As several of the Joint Geeks are on active duty in the military or reserve or federal employees, the views expressed are their own and not those of the US government or Depa…
 
On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by YouTuber and SWU "Senior Tie-In Materials Correspondent" Chris "Starrapter" Abbott (YouTube), and friend of the show Trey Atwood to discuss the big Lucasfilm Games news. Starrapter and Trey break down what this news means for Star Wars fans and the guys speculate about what the future could hol…
 
Four of the Joint Geeks of Staff are on this episode. The other Joint Geeks are: Clara Engle, Tom Harper, Chris Weuve and Matthew Ader. The Joint Geeks of Staff can be found on Twitter at @thejointgeeks. As several of the Joint Geeks are on active duty in the military or reserve or federal employees, the views expressed are their own and not those …
 
It's the first SWU Podcast of 2021! Dominic, Ben, and Chris kick off the new year by talking (spoiler free) about the latest developments in The High Republic, and Ben gives a brief (spoiler free) reaction to Light of the Jedi so far. They also talk about the news that Michael Waldon is writing the Kevin Feige-produced Star Wars film, when we might…
 
As promised Jez (AKA The Running Stormtrooper) & Stu are back for the final Running Stormtrooper podcast episode: Did he complete the 1000 miles in armour in 2020 challenge for Make-A-Wish and Spread-A-Smile charities? or was the final push of 143.5 miles in 20 days just too much? You’ll have to tune in! Regardless of the outcome, join Jez & Stu as…
 
It's the final show of 2020 and what better way to end the year than to review the highlights in the modern world. Stuart, Craig, Grant and Daniel take us through the 2020 releases for The Black Series, The Vintage Collection, Hot Toys, Lego and some miscellaneous toys, highlighting their favourite releases and also the bad. Join us to close out th…
 
Generation Skywalker are delighted to welcome Zia Rezvi to the show to discuss his collecting habits and history. Zia sits down with Stuart to delve into what Zia calls his 'three phases of collecting'. Phase 1 (1977-83) - books, magazines, scrapbook, trading cards and stickers. Phase 2 (1994-2005) - Topps trading cards, vintage and modern. Phase 3…
 
Aviation enthusiast and first generation fan Hal Bryan recalls seeing the Star Wars Trilogy in some of the Seattle area’s classic movie theaters, including the UA 150 where The Empire Strikes Back’s record-setting 61 week run took place. Bryan also sheds light on the origin and development of The Rocketeer Minute podcast. Plus, a behind-the-scenes …
 
It's the 2020 Star Wars Underworld Podcast Boxing Day Special! This year, Dominic hosts a look back at some of our favourite moments from the podcast in 2020! We look back on some of the biggest moments in Star Wars from the past year, as well as some of the more lighthearted moments on the podcast, featuring SWU hosts, contributors, friends of the…
 
Back during an Episode of 'Those Old Fossils' in May, Jez made the statement; "Give me a quiz on the original trilogy movies and I'd pan the lot of you", and so here we are to see if his arrogant boast can be backed up. Jez takes on Craig, Grant and guest Marc Hockley as they go head to head in Classic Original Trilogy Trivial Pursuit. Join in and …
 
Grant, Mark, Craig and Stuart settle down to discuss vintage Star Wars, and focus on the state of the hobby at the end of a horrendous 2020. With the pandemic hitting hard, unemployment on the rise, uncertainty to when all this will end, the team admit that they all thought the hobby would take a battering over the year, but how wrong they were as …
 
On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by returning champion Selene Jade (Twitter) and SWU senior British correspondent Ciaran Duggan (Twitter) to discuss the season two finale of The Mandalorian, "The Rescue". They talk about the debut of Luke Skywalker on the series, how well the de-aging effect worked, his "hallway scene", and how h…
 
Following on from our Holiday Special 'Special', Dan, Craig, Stuart and Jez get together to watch the Holiday Special in it's entirety. Offering their opinions they delve in with discussion, even though some of that is through a grimace. None of them have watched it for many years, well apart from Jez who made his wife watch it just 24 hours before…
 
On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris continue to make sense of last week's avalanche of exciting Star Wars news! But first, they pay tribute to life of Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi). Then they talk about the upcoming Star Wars: Rogue Squadron movie and speculate about where in the timeline the movi…
 
On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by friend of the show Trey Atwood to discuss Chapter Fifteen of The Mandalorian, "The Believer." They discuss who the title is actually referring to and how this episode depicts the different sides of The Empire. They also talk about Din Djarin's choice in the episode, and how it relates to the ar…
 
"It makes us smile, but only because we are laughing at the utter horror. We laugh to avoid the pain." (Mark Beall) "Words have not been invented to describe how bad it is." (Alex Carter) "So astounding in its lack of anything that could be considered reasonably watchable that it achieves something of an unintended, surrealist nightmare vision." (R…
 
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