Ryan and John cover a few quick Star Wars news stories including Dr. Aphra‘s GLAAD award, the troubling news about the development of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, and a new casting reveal for Ahsoka. They devote the rest of the show to discussing The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 4, “The Gathering Storm.”
In our final episode before The Book of Boba Fett debuts, Ryan and John discuss the progress of the #BlackoutStarWarsEclipse movement, Book of Boba Fett news (including the revelation that the trailers only show footage from the first half of the first episode), and a new Han and Chewie series from Marvel. We finish up the show proper with John’s early impressions of Tales From The Galaxy’s Edge.
After we sign off, we include a Spider-Man: No Way Home *spoiler-filled* discussion so be sure to avoid that if you haven’t yet seen the film.
Much of this week’s episode is focused on Star Wars Eclipe, the newly announced High Republic-era game from developer Quantic Dream. As much as we’d like to be excited about a new project bringing together two of our favorite aspects of Star Wars fandom (High Republic and games), we’re disgusted by Lucasfilm Games choosing to partner with David Cage and Quantic Dream. Ryan walks us through the long history of accusations and abuse from the studio and we ultimately explain why we won’t be buying or playing the game.
After that discussion we save what we (kinda, maybe?) love by discussing a Rogue Squadron production update and Crimson Reign #1.
We catch up on the latest Star Wars publishing announcements including new non-High Republic novels for 2022, the conclusion of The War of the Bounty Hunters series, and Ghosts of Vader’s Castle. We also discuss Hasbro’s 2021 PulseCon announcements and Hayden Christensen’s possible appearance in more Disney+ projects.
This week’s episode features a look at the new Star Wars: Visions trailer and Ryan’s run down of the last few months’ worth of Star Wars comics releases. We close the show with another wildy insightful message on The Bad Batch from Dave Hackerson.
Episode 190 features a lengthy discussion of John’s trip to Galaxy’s Edge, Bad Batch episodes 13 and 14, and some brief discussion of High Republic, Life Day cookbook, and video game news. As always, chapter markers are included if you’re only interested in specific topics.