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The Nerds Watch Star Wars, Part 2

We conclude our viewing of Episode IV, moving through the incredible Death Star rescue and mind-blowing Battle of Yavin. Kenton loves the densely-packed jokes and points out the mysterious Red-Nosed Man while Dan wonders what kind of film this would have been had Biggs played a larger role.
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The Nerds Watch Star Wars, Part 1

Dan & Kenton sit down to watch the original (kinda) Star Wars: Episode IV, A New Hope. While reminiscing about their childhood experiences with the film, they hate on most of the “Special Edition” enhancements and question Ben Kenobi’s true motives in recruiting Luke…

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Poor George Lucas…

The Nerds discuss the recent Star Wars acapella performance at the AMAs and the flood of new TV spots that came with it. Plus: new entries to the “unrelated to Star Wars” Star Wars merchandise, another crazy fan theory about The Force Awakens and George Lucas talks about being dumped by Disney.
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Wild Star Wars Speculation (No Spoilers!)

Dan & Kenton talk about the new Force Awakens international trailer as well as the 30 second television spot. Dan rails against random, everyday Star Wars-themed products (Star Wars gum, anyone?) while Kenton speculates wildly (and inaccurately) about possible plot lines in Episode VII
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Pablo Hidalgo: Professional Star Wars Nerd

Lucasfilm Creative Executive Pablo Hidalgo speaks visits his alma mater to tell CreComm students how he made it from Winnipeg to the Star Wars universe.

Lucasfilm Creative Executive Pablo Hidalgo speaks visits his alma mater to tell CreComm students how he made it from Winnipeg to the Star Wars universe.

Lucasfilm’s resident Star Wars Nerd Pablo Hidalgo joins Dan & Kenton for a spoiler-free discussion about how he helps shape the Star Wars Universe. It’s very finding that this is episode 7 of this podcast.

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Dan & Kenton bask in the glory of the final SW:TFA trailer. Behold! They also re-live the chaos of Monday night: Canadian election, ESPN Football, class prep, buying Star Wars tickets, it was a crazy time !


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Thankful for Star Wars: Battlefront

Dan & Kenton work of their Canadian Thanksgiving turkey by discussing the upcoming Central Canada Comic Con and all the Star Wars awesomeness that will be there. They also celebrate the non-disneyfication of Star Wars: Force Awakens and the glory of the Star Wars: Battlefront Beta.

Show Notes:

02:30 – Star Wars at C4 Comic Con

07:30 – J.J. has final cut!

14:20 – Star Wars: Battlefront Beta

23:50 – When will the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer drop?

27:00 – Shitty Star Wars rumors

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Ackbar With Attitude

Dan & Kenton talk about Tim (Admiral Ackbar) Rose’s recent comments regarding the secrecy surrounding the plot of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a film that he apparently makes an appearance in.

The podcast then takes a sharp turn into the Age of Ultron (hey, it’s all Disney!) and Dan tells a heartwarming tale about a recent experience with Marvel Comics.

Show Notes:

00:00 – Intro

04:40 – It’s a trap!

20:00 – Kenton finally saw Avengers: Age of Ultron

28:00 – Dan’s Marvel story

31:15 – Star Wars Toy Update with Kenton Larsen

42:00 – Shitty Star Wars Rumors

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The Aftermath of Ridiculous Star Wars Rumours

Dan & Kenton dispel the completely unbelievable rumors being spread about The Force Awakens. There are no genuine spoilers for this film out there, despite what the clickbait websites would have you believe. The Nerds then review Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath, the first canonical post-Jedi novel. They’ll save you time and money – don’t buy it!

Podcast Notes:

00:00 – Intro & new website!

03:00 – Shitty Star Wars rumours, how they get started and why they’re ridiculous

23:00 – The aftermath of Aftermath

41:00 – Star Wars merch & toys update

47:30 – Quick discussion about the Star Wars Rebels animated series

49:45 – Wrap up

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Star Wars Cereal!

Kenton & Dan welcome Star Wars super-fan Chris Schiffmann (@Cshifty) to the second episode of Star Wars Nerds. Chris shares his Star Wars “origin” story, his disdain of Jar Jar, and some delicious sugary Star Wars cereal!
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