Author Archives: Aaron Goins

Reporting on Rebels – SWBW #20

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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.

Also don’t forget about our book giveaway!

  • Finally an episode not about Ewoks!
  • We talk in detail about all 6 Rebels and the Inquisitor
  • Teresa kind of has a crush on Twi’leks
  • Did Pete really compare Zeb to Jar Jar Binks and Thrawn?
  • Find out what two characters Aaron is not as excited for. It may surprise you
  • Andy has some great insight on Inquisitors in the Expanded Universe

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Zack Giallongo Interview – SWBW #19

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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!?

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Star Wars Rebels: Our 6 Heroes Revealed

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.

Chopper (C1-10P)

Chopper

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.”

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Shadows of the Death Star – SWBW #18

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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

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Goodbye Dark Horse, Hello Story Group – SWBW #17

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No reviews this episode, just discussion. With all the rumblings around the Star Wars Expanded Universe fandom right now we wanted to take an episode and weigh in on the latest news.

  • We welcome friends of the show Josh Stolte (TechnoRetro Dads, Tron Decoding the Grid) and Tricia Barr (Fangirls Going Rouge, Fangirl Blog) as our guests
  • Marvel to begin publishing Star Wars comics in 2015. Good news or bad news?
  • Some of our favorite Dark Horse comics memories
  • A new The Clone Wars story is coming in comic form and it features Darth Maul!
  • Tricia gives us a lesson on canon
  • The Lucasfilm Story Group: Are people jumping to the wrong conclusions?
  • We answer a listener’s question about the Inquisitors in the Expanded Universe
  • Stick around after the credits to hear some bonus clips

son of dathomir

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