This edition of Blah Wars is not sponored by Harry's Razors. On the show this week, we're talking about those controversial Han Solo posters and we discussing more deleted scenes from The Last Jedi. If you're working on one of the upcoming Star Wars movies and would like to speak to us about your experiences... get in touch with the show: firstname.lastname@example.org
This week's episode was recorded at the Baltimore State Hopsital for the Criminally Insane, where John is being incarcerated, under the care of Dr Chilton. On the show this week John gives you the low-down on the Last Jedi novel (available to buy now) and we discuss Mark Hamill finally recieving his star on the Hollywood Boulevard walk of fame. Also on the show this week, the toothpaste story, the brie story, how to make a chicken bomb and unmissable events going on this month.
This week, snow covered the UK and spoiled all of our well laid plans to bring you Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire. Meanwhile, we discuss the Last Jedi's deleted scenes, talk about the forthcoming Last Jedi novel and how the latest episode of Rebels has changed everything. Also on this episode.... cannibalism, weather, stock markets, seafood and why The Star Wars Show is absolutely awful.
Jude's returned to his childhood home where he's recording this week's episode. His Dad pops by and gives us a go on his Chewbacca impression. We're both psych'd for Virtual Reality star wars, but first we've got a show to make. Big talking points this week are concept designer Colin Cantwell and a round up of the latest Episode 9 news, along with the usual off topic banter. Lock the kids in the car, put down your tools, pop the kettle on and have a listen to this!
Following on from last week's show, Jude gives his thoughts on the Solo trailer and TV spot. George Lucas has supposedly guest-directed a scene which takes place aboard the Millenium Falcon, listen to our recreation of how that went down. We also discuss the news that Lucas is returning to helm the upcoming Obi Wan Kenobi spin off film - and hope these rumours aren't true! Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been nominated for four academy awards at this years Oscars, but does it really stand a chance against the other nominees; find out here. Lastly, we go a little bit of topic by talking about dreams, sleep walking and talking and a hypothetical scenario in which you have to choose your own space mission crew. All this, plus banter and funny stories; You thought we were in trouble there for a moment, but we're fine. We're fine.
The first footage from the long-awaited Solo film has dropped. On Sunday, Lucasfilm released a 45 second TV spot, followed by a 90 second teaser trailer the following day. John and Raj deconstruct the trailers and examine photos from the upcoming spin off, published in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly. We also discuss the news that Game of Thrones producers David Benioff and DB Weiss have been commissioned to produce another trilogy of Star Wars films and the implications of what this means for the ever-expanding franchise. Finally, we wrap up the show by discussing the work of poster artist Drew Struzan.
In 1978 George Lucas hired legendary screenwriter Leigh Brackett (Rio Bravo, The Long Goodbye, El Dorado) to proudce the screenplay for his Star Wars sequel: The Empire Strikes Back. George wasn't happy with her treatment and rewrote the script himself before eventually hiring Lawrence Kasdan to help finish the screenplay. In this special episode of Blah Wars, John and Jude read through a summary of the first and second drafts of the Empire script and discover some funny parallels between Brackett's first attempt and The Last Jedi. We had so much fun recording this episode - doing the voices and overlaying the episode with music to hopefully paint a picture of how the film might have played out.
For our the next installment in our commentary series, we're watching Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and for this episode, John and Jude are joined by 'Little' Raj Rajendran. As far as spin offs go, we're all pretty agreed on this film being much better than anyone anticipated, despite being troubled with last-minute rewrites and reshoots. We'd all love to know a little bit more about the film we never got; Gareth Edwards' original cut. Sadly, we don't think they'll ever let us see it...
It’s the next instalment in our commentary series... Star Wars: Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sith. John and Jude sit down to enjoy the third and final entry in George Lucas’ critically acclaimed and universally adored prequel trilogy, and as you will hear, John’s absolutely HYPED about it. In case you can’t tell, I’m being sarcastic.