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040 - The Empire Strikes Back: Battleground Hoth! (with Melissa Thiede)

As Luke, Leia and Han squabble in Echo Base and a group of Imperial walkers prepares to strike (back), Sam and Brian welcome Melissa Thiede to the show to hear about her amazing Star Wars-themed instagram account (tk421andme), to discuss the ecosystem of Hoth and the science of Bacta and to examine the murky issue of droid rights in a galaxy far, far away.


039 - The Empire Strikes Back: Beginning (with Sean Davis and Josh Lee)

As the Rebel Alliance acclimates to its new base on the ice planet Hoth, Sam and Brian welcome Josh Lee and Sean Davis (After the Credits podcast) onto the cast to kick off their six-part coverage of The Empire Strikes Back! That means we're talking about Wampas and Tauntauns, forgotten scenes from the cutting room floor and new casting announcements in Episode IX!


038 - Riders in the Void! (with Jack Stovold)

As Luke and Leia find themselves stranded aboard a mysterious spaceship located an unfathomable distance outside of their own galaxy, Jack Stovold (The Apecast, Jack's Silly Little Friendly Neighborhood Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Reopening the Wormhole) finds himself stranded with Sam and Brian for a discussion of the unsettling dreamlike nature of this issue, fetishism in comics, Stanley Kubrick's filmography and a retrospective look back at our favorite covers, characters and issues...


037 - In Mortal Combat! (with Jack Stovold)

As Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader descend into the Crystal Valley for a final showdown, Jack Stovold (Reopening the Wormhole, The Apecast) joins up with us to weigh in on the hot new Resistance trailer (YES!), to debate whether R2-D2 is force-sensitive, to reminisce on all the landings of the Millenium Falcon throughout the entire saga (happy or otherwise) and to bid a teary farewell to our old friend Orman Tagge.


036 - Red Queen Rising (with Kevin Young)

As Domina Tagge maneuvers the Dark Lord of the Sith and Luke Skywalker towards a Crystal Valley showdown, Kevin Young (Reopening the Wormhole podcast) joins Sam and Brian to talk about O.J. Simpson footwear ads, blue cougars (blougars?), a daring rescue from Princess Leia and a bevy of listener e-Words.


035 - Dark Lord's Gambit (with Sean Davis)

As Luke Skywalker comes face to face with Darth Vader on the planet Monastery, Sam and Brian field Sean Davis (of After the Credits)'s questions about inclusivity in The First Order, delight in the outlandish speech of Darth Vader and do their best to cast the entire Tagge clan.


034 - Thunder in the Stars! (with Sean Davis)

As Han Solo leads the Rebel fleet into a trap laid out by Silas Tagge, Sam and Brian welcome back Sean Davis (After the Credits) to dive headfirst into the recent Episode IX casting announcements, to examine the inherent weaknesses of the Tagge line and to discuss which film of the entire franchise is their favorite.


033 - Saber Clash! (with Jack Stovold)

As Orman and Silas Tagge lure Luke into a clash of sabers, Jack Stovold (The ApeCast, Reopening the Wormhole) joins us once again to talk about Jim Carrey-mania, to bid farewell with us to the seventies and to open the old mailbag for some Star Words (of the e- AND regular variety!). #SilasWasRight


032 - The Jawa Express (with Carlos Galan)

As Luke and Han form a tentative alliance with a group of Jawas, Sam and Brian welcome a new star friend (and ACTUAL Marvel employee), Carlos Galan, to the podcast to discuss our love of Dewbacks, some treasured memories of old Star Wars video games, our experiences with the now legendary expanded universe and, of course, a delightful issue about Star Warriors and Jawas murdering Sandtroopers.


Annual 1 - The Long Hunt / A Duel of Eagles! (with Daren Sprawls)

As a mysterious MAJESTRIX with connections to both Han Solo and Luke Skywalker's past draws our heroes into a trap, Sam and Brian welcome first-time guest and composer of the Marvel Star Wars Explorers intro theme, Daren Sprawls, onto the cast to talk about musical inspiration, some colorful theories about Lando's role in the future of Star Wars, The Last Jedi haters and, of course, a sexy blue man.


031 - Return to Tatooine! (with Cam Siemer)

As Luke begins to uncover a mysterious Imperial plot underway on his home planet, Cam Siemer (What Were We Watching?) returns to the show to help us figure out just who the Tagges really are (and who their real world counterparts may be), to journey back to his middle school days when a young dreamer penned a complete Star Wars screenplay and to fill a vast fruit pie shaped void that has too long been a part of Marvel Star Wars Explorers.


030 - A Princess Alone! (with Kevin Young)

As Princess Leia embarks on a daring solo mission at the factory world of Metalorn, Kevin Young (Reopening the Wormhole) returns to the cast to chat with the explorers about unsettling films like mother! and Antichrist, to weigh in on the recent rumors regarding future Star Wars Stories and to dive into some Star e-Words.


Solo: A Star Wars Story Spectacular (Part II)

One episode was not enough to contain our Solo: A Star Wars Story Spectacular! In Part II we add a drop of coaxium (hyperfuel) to our engines to pick up at the Kessel Run and make our way to the end of the movie (including a heated debate about THAT cameo), then dive into some special features to rate and rank it, pitch our ideas for Solo sequels and more! Featuring a dream team of podcasters: Eric Ambler (What Were We Watching?), Sean Davis (After the Credits), Cam Siemer (What Were We...


Solo: A Star Wars Story Spectacular (Part I)

Buckle up, baby, and prepare yourself for part one of our Hutt-sized Solo: A Star Wars Story Spectacular! Truly, we are leaving no thermal detonator shaped stone unturned in our six person roundtable discussion, as we tackle the film scene by scene and examine what works for each of us and what doesn't! Featuring a dream team of podcasters: Eric Ambler (What Were We Watching?), Sean Davis (After the Credits), Cam Siemer (What Were We Watching?) and Kevin Young (Reopening the...


029 - Dark Encounter (with Eric Ambler)

As the half machine Hunter and the Dark Lord of the Sith race to find a rebel alliance deserter with invaluable information about Luke, Sam and Brian welcome Eric Ambler (What Were We Watching?) back to the show to discuss their favorite recent Disney movies, Kelly Marie Tran and toxic fandom, the future of the post-Solo Star Wars franchise and a surprisingly dark issue centered on Valance and Darth Vader.


028 - What Ever Happened to Jabba the Hut? (with Geoff Clarke)

As Han and Chewie are pinned down by blaster fire and facing an infestation of stone mites on the rainy planet Orleon, Geoff Clarke (of The ApeCast) makes his debut on the show to discuss whether or not he wants to see a Boba Fett movie, to go APE over Canada's own beloved superhero team Alpha Flight and to help us answer the age old question: What Ever Happened to Jabba the Hut?


027 - Return of the Hunter (with Eric Ambler)

As Luke and Threepio make their way to the outpost world of Junction to repair Artoo, Eric Ambler drops by the podcast for the second week in a row as we uncover John Wayne's surprising role in the Star Wars universe, gush over our love of poor, mistreated Polyp and peer into the mind of the sinister cyborg, Valance.


026 - Doom Mission (with Eric Ambler)

As the Rebel Alliance formulates a plan to counter Baron Tagge and his giant turbine, Sam and Brian welcome Eric Ambler (What Were We Watching?) back to the show to chat about what they'd like to see from future Star Wars anthology films, to debate the location of the engines in TIE Fighters and to weigh in on the characterization and artistic interpretation of Luke Skywalker throughout the comics so far.


025 - Siege at Yavin (with Kevin Young)

As Baron Tagge wears down the Rebel Alliance at Yavin, Brian and Sam welcome Kevin Young (Reopening the Wormhole: A Deep Space Nine Podcast) back to the program to discuss the return of the actual star war in these pages, to offer up some casting choices for a few new characters and to see how many times we can say the name Jorman Thoad in one episode. Jorman Thoad, Jorman Thoad, JORMAN THOAD


024 - Silent Drifting (with Sean Davis)

As Leia recalls a tale of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Old Republic days, Sean Davis (After the Credits podcast) returns once again to appreciate Ben's snappy clothing, to debate the merits of a Kenobi movie and to take a deep dive into the prequels and the shifting reaction to them in the Disney era.