Ben and Addy are joined by Michael Haldas and Elaina Olga the author and illustrator of Echoes of Truth: Christianity in Lord of the Rings to discuss faith and mythology in Lord of the Rings and Star Wars.
You can buy their book now on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1911143530)
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You can find Michael Haldas and his books and podcasts on his website...
Ben and Addy bring you a hodgepodge of Star Wars news covering the recent passing of Gary Kurtz, Disney Play's MCU plans, Bob Iger's plans for LucasFilm, Kathleen Kennedy's contract, the Vader Immortal VR teaser and Star Wars Resistance teasers. Also, is Ben irrational for only wanting Rodians to speak in Rodian? The short answer is yes.
Ben, Case and Addy are joined by two of the stars of Star Wars Revelations (2005). They share stories from the renowned fan film and talk about fan communities.
Check out the film here: http://www.theforce.net/fanfilms/shortfilms/revelations/index.asp
Case and Addy talk to and nerd out with editor Heather Antos. They talk about the editing process, Lucasfilm Story Group, how she worked herself into the comics industry, eSports and more.
For the latest from Heather, you can follow her on twitter @HeatherAntos
Ben and Addy discuss casting news for Star Wars episode IX and what that could mean for the story. They discuss the possibilities for Princess Leia's story. They also discuss potential Clone Wars stories that may be addressed in the final season.
Ben and Addy discuss Marvel's Star Wars Thrawn comic miniseries. They delve into the six issues that provide background and hint at a greater purpose for the character and discuss how Thrawn's development as a character is handled.
Ben and Addy catch up on Marvel's Star Wars comics. This week they look at the Rogue One adaptation and Cassian and K2SO one off. They look at some of the additions that flesh out the characters and their stories.
Ben and Addy talk about the news of Keri Russell's casting in Star Wars Episode IX. They also start to catch up on the Marvel Star Wars comics and discuss The Force Awaken adaptation and Mace Windu: Jedi of the Republic. They then discuss the Mace Windu's use of the force and morality and its implications for the nature of the force.
Ming Chen and Mike Zapcic from Comic Book Men (Shared Universe, Smodco, I Sell Comics and more from Kevin Smith's Universe) join the podcast! Ben and Addy nerd out with them about Star Wars and the state of the comic book movies at All-Star Comic-Con in Tysons Corner, VA.
Ben and Addy discuss some of the debates raging within the fandom about Kathleen Kennedy's leadership at Lucasfilm. Is she to blame for some of the controversies? Is Dave Filoni a suitable replacement? Does Star Wars need additional or new leadership? They also discuss George Lucas' recent statements about his plans for the sequel trilogy and try to put it into the context of the creative process and the changing nature of running a film studio.
Ben and Addy reflect on the journey Darth Maul has taken as a character in the Star Wars universe. A character like Boba Fett who looks incredibly cool, but ultimately was used very briefly before being killed off in the Phantom Menace. Maul has found new life in the expanded universe where he was retconned back to life in The Clone Wars animated series. His journey continues in Star Wars Rebels (animated series and two comics miniseries; Darth Maul and Darth Maul Son of Dathomir.