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Head to Head - S01 - EP50 - The Rise of Skywalker Plot

Who's excited for the Jedi: Fallen Order game? Is it a must-buy for you, or will you wait and see what others think before buying? We discuss this upcoming game, which will be released on November 15th, and what it means for Star Wars Canon moving forward. Jedi: Fallen Order (PS4) - Preorder Jedi: Fallen Order (XBox) - Preorder Jedi: Fallen Order (PC) - Preorder 0:03:53 The Cantina (Star Wars News/General Discussion): Entertainment Weekly recently put out an article that The...


Head to Head - S01 - EP49 - The Rise of Skywalker Featurette Review

So much Star Wars news has come out this past week that we are on a complete mind overload! We begin our discussion by talking about some of what was revealed, as well as progress on the third book in the Thrawn Trilogy, entitled Thrawn: Treason. I highly recommend this book! Buy Thrawn: Treason here 0:04:05 The Cantina (Star Wars News/General Discussion): The Rogue One prequel series (commonly known as the "Cassian Andor series") begins filming next year. We talk about what we might see...


Head to Head - S01 - EP48 - Obi Wan Kenobi Series Confirmed

Remember when Adam Driver hosted SNL? We recently saw the "Matt, the Radar Technician/Undercover Boss" skit, and talk about how funny and clever this is, as well as the fact that Matt is now canon! If you didn't have a chance to see it, or you want to see it again, click the link below. Adam Driver - SNL Skit - Matt the Radar Technician 0:03:22 The Cantina (Star Wars News/General Discussion): John Williams, the famed composer, has written 135 minutes of music for The Rise of Skywalker!...


Head to Head - S01 - EP47 - The Mandalorian Trailer Review

Are you a gamer? If so, then you will enjoy our quick review of the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Alpha that was released to PS4 players this past weekend. We then move on to all things Star Wars! Call of Duty Modern Warfare Multiplayer Trailer 0:03:22 The Cantina (Star Wars News/General Discussion): The second (and final) season of Star Wars: Resistance trailer was released, and we talk about what we think of this show overall, as well as delve into what may happen this second...


Head to Head - S01 - EP46 - Master and Apprentice Book Review

We kick off this podcast by discussing the announcement that Disney plans to reboot Home Alone, and why this is not a good idea. This leads to the question of whether or not reboots are a good or bad thing. What do you think? Let us know @headtoheadsw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 0:08:03 The Cantina (Star Wars News/General Discussion): Bob Iger recently announced that Disney was going to slow down the release of Star Wars films. Is this a good idea? We have long felt that Disney...


Head to Head - S01 - EP45 - The Rise of Skywalker Trailer 2 News

As we prepare for next week's Master and Apprentice book review, we start this week's show with a discussion about the underrated Timothy Zahn Thrawn Trilogy of books. I (Eric) am almost done reading the second book of the series, Thrawn: Alliances. See the links below if you would like to join me in reading these fantastic novels. Thrawn by Timothy Zahn Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn 0:03:19 The Cantina (Star Wars News/General Discussion): A recent...


Head to Head - S01 - EP44 - Artoo! Where Are You?

We start out the conversation by talking about the surprise trailer for Top Gun: Maverick that Tom Cruise dropped at an appearance at San Diego Comic Con a few weeks ago. This leads into a great discussion about how our movies are being affected by co-funding from China. Top Gun: Maverick (Official Trailer) 0:08:56 The Cantina (Star Wars News/General Discussion): Jon Favreau has confirmed that he has begun writing Season 2 of the as-yet-to-be-released The Mandalorian. We discuss what...


Head to Head - S01 - EP43 - Is Rey the Last Jedi?

Darryl is back! This week we open the show by talking about our upcoming Master and Apprentice book review, as well as where I am with Thrawn: Alliances. The books are a great addition to the Star Wars Canon, and we hope you will join us by clicking our Amazon Affiliate Link to purchase Master and Apprentice by Claudia Gray, then join us in the discussion when we review it. 0:04:16 The Cantina (Star Wars News/General Discussion): Star Wars Resistance is available on DVD on August 20th,...


Head to Head - S01 - EP42 - Who are the Sith Troopers?

Darryl couldn't make it due to complications from the accident from last year that still plagues him. I want to lead us all in wishing him a speedy recovery, and we think he'll be back at it with me next week. 0:01:04 The Cantina (Star Wars News/General Discussion): This week I kick off the show with the news that Diego Luna, who played Cassian Andor in Rogue One, was disappointed with the fact his character died at the end of the film. While I understand his disappointment, it was almost...


Head to Head - S01 - EP41 - Can Kylo Ren Be Redeemed?

A few weeks ago, we talked about starting book reviews on our podcast, and invited you to join us. We will choose a book to read, and then do a full review on an upcoming episode. For our first one we have chosen Master and Apprentice by Claudia Gray. Join us by clicking HERE to purchase the book through our affiliate link, and join us in the discussion. Have a Star Wars book you'd like us to review? Hit us up, and let us know which one we should do next. 0:03:01 The Cantina (Star Wars...


Head to Head - S01 - EP40 - Has the Prophecy been fulfilled?

Daisy Ridley has been fairly active on the interview circuit lately, and has revealed many things to fans, all without giving away too much. We open the show by discussing some of the more interesting reveals from a USA Today interview. 0:05:07 The Cantina (Star Wars News/General Discussion): Lately there has been some discussion, and even controversy, over the fact that The Rise of Skywalker is being edited on the set. We delve into whether or not this is something that should cause us...


Head to Head - S01 - EP39 - Knights of the Old Republic Movie Confirmed!

Summer is here, and that means it's a time for two things-----blockbusters and shark movies. This week we open the show with a discussion about 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, as well as a few of our other favorite shark movies. If you haven't yet seen the first 47 Meters Down, you can catch up, as well as helping to support our channel by using our Amazon Affiliate link to purchase the Blu Ray by using the link below. 47 Meters Down Blu Ray We are also big supporters of other YouTubers and...


Head to Head - S01 - EP38 - The Rise of Skywalker Fan Redemption

After an unscheduled break due to illness, we're back! First we give an update on Darryl's progress as he continues to heal from last summer's car accident. We then get right into the announcement of Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California next August 27 - 30th. You can get all the info clicking here. 0:01:19 The Cantina (Star Wars News/General Discussion): Even though Solo: A Star Wars story received a lukewarm reaction at the box office, a growing number of fans have been...


Head to Head - S01 - EP37 - The Rise of Skywalker Big Shocker!

Sure, the title sounds like clickbait, but there is bound to be a big shocker in this final installment of the Skywalker saga. What do you think it will be? We give our thoughts on what the big shocker will be, but as always we want to hear your thoughts. 0:02:47 The Cantina (Star Wars News/General Discussion): The Last Jedi gets different reactions from Star Wars fans, and while we enjoyed the movie, we know that it isn't a perfect movie by any stretch of the imagination. However, Rian...


Head to Head - S01 - EP36 - Should Star Wars Change With The Times?

We just received news that Knights of the Old Republic might be turned into either a single film, or trilogy! We discuss this exciting news, and talk about the possibilities of it going beyond just the current scripting stage. 0:06:22 The Cantina (Star Wars News/General Discussion): Vanity Fair is doing a cover story on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Not only are we treated to great interviews with JJ Abrams, as well as some of the other actors, but new characters, planets, and set...


Head to Head - S01 - EP35 - The Rise of Skywalker vs. Avengers: Endgame

Two titans of the box office ---- Star Wars vs. Avengers. Two movies to be released in 2019. The Rise of Skywalker vs. Avengers: Endgame. Who will be victorious at satisfying its fans? That will be our featured topic of discussion, but first we talk about our recent experience seeing Avengers: Endgame, and how it will affect the MCU moving forward. Of course, after that it's all Star Wars! 0:01:41 The Cantina (Star Wars News/General Discussion): There are so many great moments in the...


Head to Head - S01 - EP34 - Mysteries of The Mandalorian

This week's episode sees us opening the show with a discussion of our favorite non-Star Wars series-------Cobra Kai, and its return for what has proven to be a phenomenal second season on YouTube Premium. From there it's all Star Wars! 0:03:29 The Cantina (Star Wars News/General Discussion): It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Peter Mayhew, whose portrayal of our favorite Wookie, the mighty Chewbacca gave Star Wars much of its heart and charm We discuss his impact on...


Head to Head - S01 - EP33 - The Return of Emperor Palpatine

A week has passed since Star Wars Celebration, but the effects are still being felt throughout the Star Wars community. Most notably, we see the return of Emperor Palpatine, as well as the warm reaction given to Kelly Marie Tran and Ahmed Best. We discuss how they have overcome their apprehension to engage the Star Wars fanbase, and how the fans seem to be slowly reuniting under The Rise of Skywalker. We also speculate on what we might see in the upcoming Rian Johnson trilogy of films, as...


Head to Head - S01 - EP32 - Star Wars Celebration Wrap Up

Star Wars Celebration is over...but we're still feeling the effects of what turned out to be a stellar weekend for Star Wars fans all over the world. Join us as we review each of the main panels in our Star Wars Celebration wrap up. Watch this episode on the Eric Vancil Media YouTube channel, and subscribe! Submit your questions, and give us your thoughts @headtoheadsw on Facebook and Twitter...and now Instagram! Email us at starwars@headtoheadswpodcast.com. Help support our podcast by...


Head to Head - S01 - EP31 - The Rise of Skywalker Trailer Breakdown

The Rise of Skywalker is upon us! Episode IX now has its title, and we breakdown and discuss the newly released teaser trailer. Join us as we go scene by scene! Star Wars Celebration is finally here! This week we discuss the greatly anticipated Episode IX panel, featuring JJ Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, Anthony Daniels, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Billy Dee Williams, Oscar Isaac, Joonas Suotamo, Naomi Ackie, Kelly Marie Tran, and a surprise guest. We also finally got the Jedi: Fallen Order...