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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...


Head to Head - S01 - EP30 - Sequel Trilogy: Whose Story Is It?

In this episode, we discuss the Smallville reunion panel at Wizard World in Cleveland, OH., and how we are a fan of multiple franchises. After that we get right into our Star Wars discussion with news that the Benioff and Weiss trilogy will be set in the Old Republic! Disney shareholders were treated to a sizzle reel of Episode IX footage, and we talk about what they saw, and what we think that means for the plot of Episode IX. Moving to our Duel of the Fates segment, we ponder whether or...


Head to Head - S01 - EP29 - Will Everyone Die in Episode IX?

In this fun-filled episode, we ask if Star Wars is ready for reincarnation, as well as Oscar Isaac talking about Episode IX. He feels the fans will be "satisfied." We also tackle the question as to whether or not Star Wars is all about the Skywalkers. In Duel of the Fates we pit Darth Maul against Asajj Ventress, and this was a tough battle for us. Find out who we think will die in Episode IX in our featured topic segment, From A Certain Point of View. Finally, we answer your questions in...


Head to Head - S01 - EP28 - Kylo Ren's Vision for the First Order

What is Kylo Ren's vision for the first order? This week we tackle this complex question in our featured segment, From a Certain Point of view. We talk about all things Episode IX in this podcast. Everything from what fan service we may see, if there will be flashback sequences, and which living actor we would like to interview about their Star Wars character if we could make that happen. Which actor would you like to interview? What "fan service" scene would you most like to see? Let us...


Head to Head - S01 - EP27 - Book Focus: Master and Apprentice

Our featured topic this week focuses on the upcoming novel, Master and Apprentice, by Claudia Gray. As an Amazon Affiliate, you can purchase it from us by using the link below. We also discuss the latest Force Ghost rumors in Episode IX, whether or not we will see character from Rebels in The Mandalorian, as well as who we think will steal the show in Episode IX. In Duel of the Fates, we debate whether The Last Jedi or Empire Strikes Back is the darker film, plus your questions are...


Head to Head - S01 - EP26 - Eric Vancil Discusses Jedi: Fallen Order

Darryl couldn't join me for the podcast this week, so rather than leave you all without a podcast for the week, I decided to go solo (no pun intended), and go for it! This week I discuss my hopes for the Jedi: Fallen Order game, as well as a few of the guests set to appear at Star Wars Celebration, and the Galaxy's Edge theme park that will be opening soon! To keep with this week's gaming theme, I tackle two classic Star Wars games in Duel of the Fates - Knights of the Old Republic vs. BOTH...


Head to Head - S01 - EP25 - New Villain Rumor for Episode IX

New villain rumor for Episode IX! Who do you think it will be? Is it Snoke or Palpatine back from the dead, or someone from the Unknown Regions? Eric and Darryl dive into this rumor with speculation on who it might be. Does a UK theater chain have the Episode IX teaser trailer? Is Hux the new Tarkin? We delve into these subjects, as well as give our top 3 titles for Episode IX in the Cantina. We then go head to head in Duel of the Fates, and give our favorite minor character of the Sequel...


Head to Head - S01 - EP24 - Snoke Lives! Is He Dead? The Rumors Say No!

Snoke Lives! Is he dead? The rumors say no, but we dive into this subject head on, and give several theories as to how Snoke could've survived the events of The Last Jedi. We also discuss the Rian Johnson trilogy, what battles we would love to see in Star Wars, as well as whether or not Luke disappearing at the end of The Last Jedi was the same technique that Obi Wan used in A New Hope against Darth Vader. Don't forget to watch this episode on YouTube! 0:02:08 The Cantina (Star Wars...


Head to Head - S01 - EP23 - The True Balance of The Force

In this episode, we explore the true balance of the Force, and whether or not the Skywalkers' play a role. We also discuss the possibility of getting a title for Episode IX before Celebration, as well as what it will take to make fans happy, and finally exploring the possibility of a self-sacrifice of one of the major characters. We continue our discussion in Duel of the Fates as we debate which part of the saga was better-----the sequels or the prequel. As always, we also answer questions...


Head to Head - S01 - EP22 - Lazy Marketing From Lucasfilm?

This week we talk about whether or not Lucasfilm has become lazy with their marketing and promotional materials. This discussion was inspired by a video that was sent to us from one of our listeners, Gareth Plummer. You can check out the video HERE. We also discuss the latest rumors of Episode IX, and we each reveal our favorite Imperial Officer. Listen as we debate who we would rather have us train us in the Jedi arts in our Duel of the Fates segment, as well as take your questions. Don't...


Head to Head - S01 - EP21 - Our Top 5 Villains of Star Wars

Last week we gave our top 5 favorite heroes, so this week we give our top 5 favorite villains of Star Wars. Who made the cut? Listen, and find out----then give us yours in the comments section. We kicked off the podcast with a discussion of the new fan film, Shards of the Past. We also talk about our favorite Star Wars battles and moments in the Cantina section, along with the new Cassian Andor series. We go to head to head in our Duel of the Fates where we decide which Force Power is...


Head to Head - S01 - EP20 - Our Top 5 Heroes of Star Wars

Join us as we each give our top 5 heroes of Star Wars------who will make our list? Find out in our Certain Point of View segment. Don't forget to give us your list in the comments. We also discuss Leia's confirmed role in Episode IX, as well as whether or not Kylo Ren will be redeemed in Episode IX. Who's your favorite Jedi? Find out our favorite in the Cantina. We go head to head in Duel of the Fates as we debate who we would rather be between a Sith or Bounty Hunter, and as always we take...


Head to Head - S01 - EP19 - What if WE Directed Episode IX?

Curious on what Episode IX would be like if Eric and Darryl directed it? Find out in this week's podcast what Episode IX would be like if one of us were the director. We reveal who Rey's parents will be, what happens to the Knights of Ren, Kylo's fate, and more. In addition to this great discussion, we dig deep into the information about the cast of The Mandalorian, as well as our thoughts on Warwick Davis hosting Star Wars Celebration 2019! We also reveal the BIG shocker from Darth Vader...


Head to Head - S01 - EP18 - Luke Skywalker's Connection the The Force

What is Luke Skywalker's connection The Force in The Last Jedi? Eric and Darryl discuss the ramifications of Luke's complete disconnection, and then reconnection to The Force on himself, his friends, and the galaxy. Episode IX is the topic of the week for the Cantina as the guys discuss the tight security around the script, and a possible Christmas Day release for the trailer. Listen as the guys go "head to head" in Duel of the Fates where they debate who is the better partner between Lando...


Head to Head - S01 - EP17 - Episode IX Footage by Year's End?

Eric and Darryl briefly discuss this second podcast that is recorded for video, and then immediately dive into spoiler possibilities for Episode IX. The guys then go "head to head" in debating who will have the best performance in Episode IX between Adam Driver and Daisy Ridley. Will we get footage or a trailer for Episode IX before the end of the year? Eric and Darryl speculate about that, and then take questions from you. 0:01:08 The Cantina (Star Wars News/General Discussion): ...


Head to Head - S01 - EP16 - George Lucas Making an Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie?

Eric and Darryl talk about the fact that the podcast is now a video, and on YouTube! Click link below. The discussion then moves to if a Darth Vader anthology series is a good idea, as well as what role the Knights of Ren might play in Episode IX, and if Phasma will return. Eric and Darryl then face off in a debate over whether Cad Bane or Boba Fett is the best bounty hunter, followed by the guys addressing rumors of an Obi Wan film being made by none other than George Lucas! The show wraps...