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Collecting The Force Awakens merchandise and Pfeifer-con? – CCC Ep. 035

This week Bruce and Michael are joined by special guest Eric Pfiefer who own one of the largest Star Wars collections in the Mid-West and organizer of the annual Pfeifer-con!

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This is one riveting discussion talking about Eric’s roots in collecting and Star Wars fandom, The Force Awakens, his art gallery, and Pfeifer-con.

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Strap in Scoundrels because we are taking this one to hyperspace! You can click the link below and subuscribe to us on itunes so you can catch us every Tuesday!

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Talking Collecting and #wheresrey With Teresa Delgado – CCC Ep. 033

Here it is Scoundrels, another all new episode! We knew we had to go big for this episode coming off such a great episode last week so we went to the only person who could deliver, Teresa Delgado!

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Michael and Bruce get with Teresa and discuss what she is collecting and how that is going with The Force Awakens now out in theaters. Then we finally wrap up with the controverial topic of #Wheresrey.

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Star Wars Without George Lucas

 

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The Force Awakens is here and we’ve all seen it.  For most of us, our fears about what could’ve been have been assuaged and the movie is a hit with both critics and fans.  For me, I wasn’t worried about the quality of the film itself.  The filmmakers behind it are among the best and anything they put together would be extremely watchable.  My biggest concern was what would Star Wars without George Lucas feel like?

In being a huge Star Wars fan, I find myself also being a huge fan of George Lucas.  I’ve seen nearly every movie he’s been attached to.  In his interviews, he comes across as extremely intelligent and very often, prescient about the state of Hollywood and entertainment.  Could a Star Wars movie without him have the same magic?  Would it just be another Hollywood blockbuster?

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The more I thought about the galaxy far, far away without Lucas involved, I found myself thinking not of Star Wars, but of Star Trek.  Like a lot of Star Wars fans, I’m also a fan of the Trek.  Star Trek, of course, was created by Gene Roddenberry in 1966 and the original show ran for 3 seasons before being canceled.  Years later the franchise would be resurrected through movies and new TV shows.  At first, Gene Roddenberry was involved in these productions very heavily, writing and rewriting scripts and guiding the production.

Gene Roddenberry passed away in 1991, but Star Trek continued on without him.  Some would say that it even improved after he was no longer involved on a regular basis.  Star Wars fans now find themselves in a similar situation.  The creator and figurehead is no longer there, a “soulless” corporation has taken over.  Will they treat the franchise we love with the proper amount of respect?

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Based on what we have seen come out of Disney and Star Wars so far I think we can all see that our beloved stories are being appreciated and treated appropriately.  Much like Star Trek which succeeded after Roddenberry stepped away, Star Wars will do the same.  Will it be the same franchise had George Lucas never sold to Disney?  No, but I think with a fresh perspective and a proper respect to what came before, the Wars can rise to heights never imagined in the past as the new creators push the franchise into exciting new directions.  We’ve only gotten the first taste of what is to come.

Your First Steps- TWL #165

WampasLair_SquareKarl and Jason discuss our Big Three Heroes’ calls to adventure. They look at Anakin, Luke, and Rey and how they are invited onto their adventures and how they respond and move forward to follow the call!

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Bethany Blanton joins us to talk The Force Awakens and The Holidays – CCC Ep. 032

 

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This week we are joined by The Star Wars Report’s very own Bethany Blanton! This episode is packed with fun conversation and analysis as Bethany gives her thoughts on The Force Awakens.

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In this episode Bethany recounts her experience of seeing The Force Awakens for the first time and what her favorite and most interesting parts were. We also discuss what it was like having Star Wars for the holiday season. This is one episode you really shouldn’t miss scoundrels so strap in because we are making our approach at lightspeed!

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