IMPORTANT: Site News
Reported by Team Jedi News (Follow on Twitter) on 05 Jul 2015 23:59
A heads up for all of our readers, the site is undergoing a few technical tweaks next week, so between noon tomorrow (Monday 6th July) and noon Wednesday 8th July, the http://www.jedinews.co.uk URL will be inactive (GMT times).
Fear not, as our jedinews.com address WILL be online and updated as usual. So bookmark http://www.jedinews.com to stay up to date with all the latest news.
On The Shelves UK: Tesco
Reported by Matt (Follow on Twitter) on 05 Jul 2015 18:44
Disney Star Wars Strawberry yoghurt shake? Did I hear you say Disney Star Wars Strawberry yoghurt shake? Put me down for a dozen because these are clearly Force-fuelled fancies I need to try.
Head on down to your local Tesco and get them before some enterprising folks snap them up.
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60 Page Excerpt: Dark Disciple
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 05 Jul 2015 18:30
It lands in just 2 days - stay tuned for our review here on the site this Tuesday - but to tide you over until then click here for a 60 page excerpt from Star Wars: Dark Disciple.
For years, the galaxy-wide conflict known as the Clone Wars has raged. The struggle between the rightful government of the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems has claimed the lives of untold billions.
The Force-wielding Jedi, for millennia the guardians of peace in the galaxy, have been thwarted at nearly every turn by the Separatists and their leader, the Sith Lord Count Dooku.
With the war showing no signs of ending, and the casualties mounting each day, the Jedi must consider every possible means of defeating their cunning for. Whether some means are too unthinkable—and some allies too untrustworthy—has yet to be revealed…
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The Comlink: Fourth of July Parade with the 501st and Rebel Legions
Reported by Matt (Follow on Twitter) on 05 Jul 2015 17:51
The Southern California Garrison of the 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion’s Sundrider Base came out to celebrate the 4th of July with the town of Rosemead, CA, just outside Los Angeles. The crowds were excited to see vehicles, droids, and nearly 100 costumers, led by Lord Vader himself, march through town…
...And The Comlink's own Ruark Dreher marched in his First Order Stormtrooper armor by Anovos!
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On The Shelves UK: Asda
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 05 Jul 2015 17:29
£1.48 - yes, just £1.48 - and these Star Wars themed cake wafers can be yours. Not too shabby if you want to invade someone's birthday party. Available at your local Asda.
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Cloud City Casino #7: Episode Seven!
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 05 Jul 2015 17:15
Come on in and take a seat in the V.I.P. Lounge at Cloud City Casino.
Bald Solo joins us in the Casino and speaks passionately on a wide variety of Star Wars topics. From the legacy of Cristopher Lee to upcoming Star Wars Battlefront, Michael and Bald cover it all. So come on in, and take a seat in our V.I.P. Lounge here at Cloud City Casino.
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Happy 4th July and Happy Birthday Darth Zoey!
Reported by Team Jedi News (Follow on Twitter) on 04 Jul 2015 17:04
To all our American friends out there we'd like to wish a happy 4th of July from Team Jedi News. Enjoy the day and remember while there's only one 4th July a year, every day is a Star Wars day!
Also, we wish Darth Zoey (belonging to good friends Bob Canning and Steve Sansweet) a very Happy Birthday too!
REMINDER: Star Wars: The Old Republic Community Cantina Tour Arrives in San Diego
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 04 Jul 2015 16:49
We’re happy to announce that the next stop in the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Community Cantina Tour will be happening on Saturday, July 11th, in San Diego!
This is your chance to join the Star Wars: The Old Republic community to meet the SWTOR Lead Writer, meet and talk with the development team, enjoy complimentary drinks*, food, and giveaways, and find out what’s next for TOR. Every attendee will be receiving a highly-coveted San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Prinawe Junction vehicle code. Space is limited so be sure to pre-register to get priority access! Pre-registering and attending will also enter you into an exclusive drawing and earns you a Cartel Coins code as your reward post-event!
If you’re in the area, make sure to stop by and hang out with us! To find out more follow us @SWTOR!
Dave Filoni on The Comlink Live - Clip from the Celebration Anaheim 501st Bash
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 04 Jul 2015 16:25
In this clip, Dave Filoni quickly joins James and David to chat about Celebration, Rebels, and more!
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Interview With Jeremy Bulloch At Star Wars Celebration Anaheim
Reported by Matt (Follow on Twitter) on 04 Jul 2015 14:19
Our pals at the Boba Fett Fan Club bring us their chat with Jeremy Bulloch, recorded at Celebration Anaheim back in April.
Our video interview series from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim wraps up today with the best for last: Jeremy Bulloch.
We talk to the original man behind the mask of Boba Fett to learn more about what happened when, who said what, and how great it was to be in each scene of "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi."
Dan Curto: The Force Awakens Sketch Cards Begins
Reported by Team Jedi News (Follow on Twitter) on 04 Jul 2015 12:34
My journey to The Force Awakens begins today! My blank Star Wars sketch cards just arrived from Topps. SUPER excited to start drawing these over the next few weeks! (Yay for holiday weekends!! ;) )Posted by Dan Curto on Friday, 3 July 2015
How cool is this? Our compadre Dan Curto is about to begin a special journey of his own, drawing a serious number of Topps Sketch Cards for The Force Awakens.
Stay tuned as we follow not only Dan's progress with his cards but also the new Topps releases as we go towards The Force Awakens.
Dave Filoni Talks Star Wars Rebels Season Two on RebelForce Radio
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 04 Jul 2015 11:38
Hot on the heels of the world premiere of Season Two of Star Wars Rebels, Dave Filoni joins us In The Cantina to answer our many questions about "The Seige of Lothal", Darth Vader, Ahsoka Tano and what is in the future for the crew of The Ghost. The Topps Star Wars Card Trader is one of the hottest apps on the market and we talk all about it with Neil Kleid from Topps Digital. Also, we preview Star Wars at the San Diego Comic Con and we review the latest news from The Force Awakens including analysis of some leaked product images. Plus, Star Wars in Pop Culture, our star-studded tribute to Christopher Lee, Chewbacca Headphones and more.
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Star Wars: In WW2 (WW2 Vs. STARWARS, WARBOND)
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 03 Jul 2015 23:34
It's 4th July tomorrow and we were sent this video by our friends at Iron Horse Cinema to mark the occasion.
Hello! Sy Cody from Iron Horse Cinema here. In honor of July 4th we wanted to put out a video that was Patriotic with a little Star Wars twist! Heres our latest video hope you enjoy it! A share among your fan base would be amazing for us! Thank you!
New Site: Geeks Speak
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 03 Jul 2015 22:45
Check out this new sci-fi and fantasy news website, run by David Gremillion, the man behind Get Your Geek On and the fan written novel Star Wars Awakenings. It runs the gamut of current news, from Star Wars to Star Trek, Marvel and much, much more.
Go and visit Geeks Speak, which has a very pleasing early 90's style layout. I think you'll dig the nostalgic surroundings while soaking up the latest news.
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Chris Jones: Amazing Boba Fett Tattoo
Reported by Matt (Follow on Twitter) on 03 Jul 2015 22:38
Anyone who knows me knows I have a Boba Fettish and that extends to the awesome tattoo artwork of my mate Chris Jones.
Check out the detail and colour on this stunning new piece that he posted on his Instagram page today.
The Empire Strikes Back: Darth Vader Actor In Chippenham To Promote Return Of Sci-Fi Day
Reported by Matt (Follow on Twitter) on 03 Jul 2015 22:31
Lord Vader is coming to Chippenham, and he's not alone. Dave Prowse will be there on 11th July along with Pam Rose who played Leesub Sirln in A New Hope.
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DARTH Vader actor Dave Prowse will be in Chippenham on Saturday, July 11 with Star Wars co-star Pam Rose to promote the return of the Chippenham Sci-Fi day in October.
The two actors, who both featured in the original trilogy, will be at the Emery Gate Shopping Centre from 10am to 4pm along with a supporting cast of storm troopers, and Chippenham's very own Jedi Bears.
The promotional event will give visitors the chance to meet the two stars, hear about their careers and get that special picture or autograph, for which there will be a small charge.
Chippenham's second Sci Fi event will take place on October 24 and is expected to attract an array of celebrity guests, displays, traders and costumes.
Coffee With Kenobi #39: The Music of Star Wars, Featuring Steve Torok
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 03 Jul 2015 22:14
It's time to join your hosts Dan and Cory over at Coffee With Kenobi.
In today’s show, Steve Torok joins us as we discuss our topic for Show # 39, Star Wars music. Steve’s wonderful music has been a fixture here at Coffee With Kenobi, and we look forward to having a cup of coffee with him as we discuss the inspiration behind his music, the power of John Williams, and much more. We also discuss Star Wars Rebels on Blu Ray, more SDCC exclusives, and an exciting new opportunity to be more involved with Coffee With Kenobi. We also have your next Espresso shot with the Bearded Trio, featuring Rob Wainfur. This is the podcast you're looking for!
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Hasbro Pulse: Interview With Stephen Hayford
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 03 Jul 2015 20:30
Hasbro Pulse gives you all the inside news on what's coming from Hasbro, with reveals, behind the scenes, fan polls, insider events and more.
Here's a Pulse chat with photo diorama genius Stephen Hayford.
DDD: Stephen, the fan response at Celebration VII seems to have been tremendous, but not everyone got a chance to meet and talk with you. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what interests you.
My favorite color is blue, I like moonlit walks on the beach. . . I’m kidding. Actually, I do like those things. But more important to me than anything is my family. I have a 13-year-old son and a 10-year-old daughter and my wife and I will celebrate 20 years together this August. And we all share a healthy love of all things creative, the outdoors and satire. So, our dinner table conversations are generally the most fun part of every day.
We also all share a love of movies and pop culture. I count on my family as my first line of editors in all of my work.
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The Realm Recap: Episode #68 - And The Nominees Are...
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 03 Jul 2015 19:43
It's time to join
Jason and the Yakface crew for the latest Realm Recap.
The Realm Recap is back a little early this week and we are joined by the Wolfpack Podcast team as we discuss Hasbro’s official Fans’ Choice list for the 6? Black Series.
Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered on the show.
Also, if you prefer an audio-only version, a downloadable MP3 is available as well.
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Official Site: Fully Operational Fandom: Insider The Cardboard Millennium Falcon
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 03 Jul 2015 19:34
Amy Ratcliffe brings us the latest entry into the Fully Operational Fandom series as she looks at the creation of this amazing cardboard Millenium Falcon, the only Star wars vehicle that can literally fold space.
When I see a pile of cardboard boxes, my first thought is usually about whether my cats would like to play with them. I know cardboard has functions beyond holding stuff and beyond serving as a bed for my choosy felines, but I’m not always patient or skilled enough to see beyond the surface. But artist Tom Richner? He has vision. When it came time for him to empty out cardboard boxes in his basement, he decided to repurpose the material rather than stacking it by the recycling bin and created a detailed replica of the Millennium Falcon.
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Star Wars Actors Appearances Updates
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 03 Jul 2015 19:15
Jedi News is working with Star Wars Actors Appearances to bring you the very latest in Star Wars actors convention appearances. Click here to view this weeks updates on the site and check below to see the new actors who've been added.
- 7/2/15: Added appearances for Julian Glover and James Marsters
- 7/1/15: Added appearances for Paul Markham, James Marsters and Ted Western
- 6/30/15: Added appearances for Kenny Baker, Sean Crawford, Jack Klaff, Phil LaMarr and Brent Spiner
- 6/29/15: Added appearances for Keisha Castle-Hughes, Paul Jerricho, Milton Johns and James Marsters
- 6/28/15: Added appearances for Dickey Beer, Mark Dodson, Gideon Emery, Lewis MacLeod, Clive Revill, Deep Roy, Andy Secombe, Brian Wheeler, Corey Dee Williams and Simon Williamson
- 6/27/15: Added appearances for David Barclay, Stephen Calcutt, Michael Carter, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Julian Glover, Paul Jerricho, Deep Roy, Felix Silla, Tina Simmons, Robert Watts and Lasse Wirdestedt
- 6/26/15: Added appearances for Alan Flyng, Michael Henbury, Nick Joseph and Pam Rose
- 6/25/15: Added appearance for Peter Roy
- 6/24/15: Added appearances for Jim Cummings and Rusty Goffe
- 6/23/15: Added appearances for John Altman, Chris Bunn, Mike Edmonds, Phil LaMarr, Chris Parsons, Mike Quinn, Clive Revill, Deep Roy, Femi Taylor and Kari Wahlgren, private signings for Margarita Farrell and Jason Spisak
Jedi News Review: Star Wars Rebels Season 2, Episode 1: Siege of Lothal
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 03 Jul 2015 13:00
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Back in late 2014 Season 1 of Star
Wars Rebels introduced us to a small, rag tag band of freedom fighters battling to save the backwater, beleaguered
planet of Lothal from the hands of the Empire and the Sienar ship building factories that threatened their liberty and
freedom. As we worked our way through those episodes, we came to know and root for our heroes and their plight, meeting
allies, villains and familiar saga faces including R2-D2, C-3PO, Yoda and Lando Calrissian and the reveal of their
mysterious contact Fulcrum being Anakin Skywalkers apprentice Ahsoka Tano. Merging many of the the sensibilities of the
prequel era with the down and dirty adventurous spirit of the original trilogy, it was a resounding success.
That said, more of the same could quickly grow old so I'm happy to report with a big cheesy grin that the opening of
season 2 drastically switches up gears. There's no denying, this is top tier, main event Star Wars.
Star Wars Woodblock Prints Made By Japanese Craftsmen
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 03 Jul 2015 12:12
Beautiful craftwork that deserves celebrating over at Kotaku.
And yes, the prints are officially licensed by Lucasfilm.
Part of a crowdfunding project on Makuake.com, these limited-edition woodblock prints were designed by artist Masami Ishikawa, engraved by master engravers, and handprinted by a master printer.
Years of study and craftsmanship go into producing works like these.
$3 Billion Worth Of Upgrades Rumored For Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 03 Jul 2015 11:57
If the rumored Disney theme park information contained in this artilce posted yesterday over on Slashfilm (by way of This Is Infamous) turns out to be true, we could be in store for some serious reworking of Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida to the tune of $3 billion worth of upgrades. This latest round of expansion is rumored to be “dominated” by Star Wars, Pixar and Indiana Jones.
- The Star Wars expansion will include “a Dagobah centerpiece” where Echo Lake and Gertie the Dinosaur currently sit. Star Tours will remain, and other attractions will be added, although no details have leaked yet on those. The Jedi Training Academy will be relocating indoors to an existing building.
- An updated version of the Indiana Jones Adventure from Disneyland will supposedly be added.
- Pixar Place will expand further, moving into the place where the Studio Backlot Tour used to exist, supposedly with three new attractions. (No word yet on what those will be.) Donnelly theorizes that construction could already be underway behind closed gates to allow a quicker opening, a practice Universal Studios has employed to great effect.
Dave Filoni Celebrates 10 Years At Lucasfilm
Reported by Team Jedi News (Follow on Twitter) on 03 Jul 2015 11:28
Congratulations to Dave for achieving this most impressive milestone! Here's hoping Dave and his crew remain an integral part of this galaxy we all love so much for another decade and more.
Sideshow Collectibles Sixth Scale Jawa Figure Set Preorder
Reported by James (Follow on Twitter) on 03 Jul 2015 09:01
The Jawa Figure Set pre-order is now live, coming in Q2 2016. Take the link and get them before they take them all themselves!
A curious species, bands of greedy merchant Jawas scour the deserts of Tatooine for discarded droids and scrap machinery to repair, trade, and resell. Never seen traveling alone, the Sideshow Collectibles Jawa Sixth Scale Set includes two fully articulated individuals, each packed with personality and the ability to pose in an endless variety of positions for display. Mysteriously concealed in their traditional brown robes and bandoliers, bright LED-illuminated yellow eyes peer out from beneath the dark folds of their peaked hoods. Ready to peddle their hastily refurbished finds, the Jawas are equipped with an impressive cache of weapons and accessories, including a space thermos, welder, droid caller, magnetic restraining bolt, a blaster pistol which fits neatly in a belt holster, and a droid-stunning Ion Blaster for difficult acquisitions. Scum, villainy, and moisture farmers alike will be hard-pressed to find a better selection anywhere else!
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Big Bad Toy Store News
Reported by James (Follow on Twitter) on 03 Jul 2015 08:53
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Read on for the latest update from site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store featuring lots of new pre-orders and arrivals...
UPDATE 4: Hasbro Fan Poll - You Choose: The Black Series 6"
Reported by James (Follow on Twitter) on 03 Jul 2015 07:11
Here's your chance to vote at StarWars.com for the Star Wars Fans' Choice poll for a 6-inch scale figure for The Black Series. Here are the seven choices available to you: -
- Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi - A New Hope
- Darth Revan - Knights of the Old Republic
- Gamorrean Guard - Return of the Jedi
- Sabine Wren - Star Wars Rebels
- Lando Calrissian - The Empire Strikes Back
- General Grievous - Revenge of the Sith
- Snowtrooper - The Empire Strikes Back
Take the link and cast your vote! The winner will be announced next Friday at San Diego Comic Con.
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The Metro: Who Wants To Go Far, Far Away?
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 02 Jul 2015 19:45
James, with his first piece actually published in the physical Metro newspaper today, brings us some info on Kanan himself Freddie Prinze Jr and his wife, Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Had a close read? Good, then you'll notice that Freddie makes reference to Sarah playing 'Chewbacca's lady.' He was - OF COURSE! - joking and didn't want to spoil the surprise of which character SMG is playing until Star Wars Rebels returns for the rest of season two later in the year.
Shattered Empire Gets Blurb
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 02 Jul 2015 19:30
My Twitter buddy Florian over at Jedi Bibliothek brings us a first read of the blurb for September's Shattered Empire, with issues 1 and 2 appearing that month and 3 and 4 in October.
Emperor Palpatine's twenty-year reign of terror came to an abrupt and fiery end in the skies above the forest moon of Endor. A decisive victory for the Rebel Alliance, to be sure, but even with the loss of its leadership, the Empire's Moffs and regional governors retained their hold on important systems from the Core to the Outer Rim, thanks to the might of the Imperial Starfleet. Now, with a power vacuum atop the Empire, those Moffs will jockey for position and control, and the heroes of the Rebel Alliance will soon discover that a wounded and fractious Empire may be more dangerous than any threat they faced before!
All very familiar but we're sure to get a fresh canon angle on the EU's many fractured Empire tales come September and the steepest rails of the ride to The Force Awakens.
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The Wampa's Lair #136: So Heroic
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 02 Jul 2015 19:14
It's time to join hosts Karl and Jason for the latest episode of The Wampa's Lair.
Join Karl and Jason as they discuss the Season 2 premiere of Rebels and then dive into their Top 5 Heroic Moments in Star Wars!! This one is pretty epic, so buckle up!
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Sideshow Imperial AT-AT Driver Sixth Scale Figure Preview
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 02 Jul 2015 18:03
Trained to pilot the All Terrain Armored Transport these tried and true soldiers of the Empire had one intense job! Following the releases of Sideshow’s other Star Wars pilots of Luke Skywalker: Red Five X-Wing and Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot will be the Imperial AT-AT Driver sixth scale figure! This Empire soldier will be available for Pre-Order in the future!
Attending Comic-Con in San Diego in 2015? Be sure to stop by the Sideshow booth to see the full figure with your own eyes!
Jedi News Review: SMS Audio Galactic Empire Street By 50 Headphones
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 02 Jul 2015 13:52
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Any fan of the galaxy far, far away knows that the Star Wars experience isn't complete without the
sounds of Star Wars. The music of John Williams, the scream of the TIE fighter, the roar of the rancor. Without
these key components of the saga, experiencing Star Wars is diluted, and as tech improves year on year and the
style we receive it alters constantly it's good to know that some things are better in their old school format, headphones
being one of them. Especially when that allows for some first-rate Star Wars modifications, which is exactly what
SMS Audio have
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Official Site: 5 Force Powers To Use In Real Life
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 02 Jul 2015 13:37
Amy Ratcliffe returns to the court of Jabba the Hutt (aka StarWars.com) and brings us a list of the 5 most useful Force powers in everyday life.
Being Force-sensitive seems as though it would be like living with constant temptation. Notice how Jedi don’t seem to use their Force abilities for mundane tasks like sweeping the hallways of the Temple or cleaning the windows in the Jedi Council chambers. As far as we know, the members of the Order are much more controlled. Wielding the Force isn’t like performing magic tricks. But, if Force powers existed in real life? Forget about it. I would probably abuse them, and I know I wouldn’t be alone. It’s one of many reasons I’d make a terrible Jedi. These are the Force powers I could use on a regular basis:
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The Metro: Why Star Wars Comics Are More Essential Than Ever
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 02 Jul 2015 13:11
Writing over at The Metro I look into the current crop of Marvel comics and investigate why they are now more essential to read than ever.
There are few franchises more suitable for the transition to the comic book page than Star Wars.
Ever since Marvel released their adaptation of the original film back in 1977 which led to a 107 issue run right through to 1986, comics have been at the forefront of Star Wars literature.
Save for a five-year dry period (known to long time fans as The Dark Times) there have been titles to collect, be it that classic Marvel run, the movie adaptations, annuals both here and in the States and treasuries.
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Tosche Station Radio – The Phantom Menace Live Commentary
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 02 Jul 2015 11:38
It's time to join the moisture farmers down at Tosche Station for the latest episode, brought to you by Majestic Giraffe Productions.
Tosche Station Radio is kicking off an all new project! Each month leading towards The Force Awakens, we’ll be releasing live commentary recordings of the Saga films. Nanci and Brian will be joined by two guests hosts each month to record a reaction and commentary track that you can play alongside the films. Joining us this month are Bria and Saf.
Nanci and Brian are the co-founders and writers of Tosche-Station.net. You can find Nanci on Twitter with the handle @Nancipants and you can find Brian with @LaneWinree.
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