This episode is the second part of our one-year anniversary celebration! We invited the guys from the Rebels Report podcast (Pete Morrison and Andy Ury) to talk about the Rebels characters revealed so far and Star Wars Expanded Universe characters they remind us of.
It’s the one year anniversary of our podcast, and we want to celebrate! For our celebration we are not only giving away free books (learn more here) but we also have two new episodes of Bookworms this week.
Last episode we reviewed the comic digest Ewoks: Shadows of Endor. This episode we interview the writer/artist of the comic, Zack Giallongo.
Are Ewoks cool again? We talk about why Ewoks aren’t just for kids anymore.
Originals or Special Editions? It may surprise you what we all picked.
Is magic the same as the Force in the Star Wars universe? Hear what Zack had to say.
Zack gives us some behind the scenes info on different aspects of the comic and a teaser for the future.
Of course we had to ask him what his hopes for the Sequel Trilogy are.
Did we really spend the last 10 minutes talking about Tiny Death Star!?
In an interview with IGN executive producer Greg Weisman said about the cast of Star Wars Rebels, “We have a character who’s our focus character, and then five other characters that make up this group of six rebels. Even within the first season, that cast expands, and there are more people, but the focus is still on this small group of rebels..”
Although more characters may be added to the cast as the season goes on, it looks like our main cast of heroes will number six. Thanks to information coming out of this past weekend’s New York Toy Fair we now know the names and faces of all six. If you haven’t been like me and obsessively following Twitter to keep up with all the info that has been flowing, here is a rundown of what we know about this team of Rebels.
Back on January 28th Lucasfilm gave us the first official reveal of one of the good guys in the show. Chopper is the astromech droid of the team. But don’t expect him just to be another R2-D2. Dave Filoni described the character as grumpy yet loyal. “If R2 is your favorite dog then Chopper’s a cat.”
Reviews this episode: Ewoks – Shadows of Endor (comic digest)
Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual (reference guide)
Another episode? So soon? That’s right, it’s still January and we already have two episodes on the books. Since we didn’t do any reviews in last week’s episode we decided to do another episode right away to get back on schedule. Plus Teresa just couldn’t wait any longer to review this Ewoks comic.
We welcome collector extraordinaire, podcaster, and official Star Wars artist Dan Curto as our guest
Dan talks about his personal fandom, collecting, and classic Star Wars EU
E-E-E-E-Ewoks. We talk about everything from the Ewoks animated series to the latest comic release
Teresa complains about the lack of good Ewok plushies
Aaron reveals the secret to getting the good Star Wars toys at Target
We talk about our favorite Death Star collectibles
Finally we discuss and review the Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual