On the show this week, we discuss Colin Trevorrow's firing and JJ's hiring - We also discuss faults with The Force Awakens and how we'd have done it differently and make some predictions for The Last Jedi. In other news there's John's cat story. Bit of a quiet one this week, recorded in a pub (again).
We're onto the prequels and joining us for this Episode 1 commentary is friend-of-the-show Dan Ridgway of Yorkshire. The prequels divided audiences and this first installment remains arguably the most controversial. Can the three of us have a serious discussion about why this was, or will our conversation descend into childish name-calling and purile filth? There is only one way to find out.
We coudln't bring you a podcast this week, thankfully we recorded a backup episode down the pub. In this we're both a little drunk and mostly discussing Star Wars related subjects although we do drift onto other movies, old school anecdotes, joke telling and it all ends with an impromptu Queen / David Bowie singalong! Not our greatest episode, but far from our worst!
Porgs are everywhere. The Last Jedi is still months away from release, but have we already had enough of these pesky puffins and is there more to them than meets the eye? Subjects discussed on the podcast this week include more Last Jedi speculation, some news regarding Battlefront 2, The Han Solo movie and Star Wars Legion. John talks about his recent visit to the Star Wars Identities exhibition and the lads also discuss Shadows Of The Empire in a little more detail. Hear how Jude's dad went mental with a lightsaber in the kitchen and find out just how much John's brother loves Star Wars (he's not gay though!!).
Gooch has finally recieved his Blah Wars t-shirt and helps kick this episode off on the subject of Star Wars video games. John and Jude share their memories of playing classic Star Wars games, X Wing Alliance, X Wing Vs TIE Fighter, Rebel Assault 2, Rogue Squadron, Shadows of the Empire, Racer, Episode 1: Jedi Power Battles and of course; Battlefront. Midway through our conversation a special guest turns up; Nour. What does she know about Star Wars? Lets find out! A fun 55 minutes, I think you'll agree. Wrap your ears around this and for fucks sake, tell your sister, yeah?
John's on the rum, Jude's on the beer. John is so desperate to interview another Star Wars legend that he's fabricated his own interview with George Lucas using various audio clips. The boys look back at some of their memories from last weeks' LFCC. Jude shares some Star Wars jokes from the Star Wars Joke Book, kindly given to him by friend of the show, Nour. John also reveals the magic word you will need to win a prize on instagram. If you've ever been knee deep in a pork pie, get in touch. Tell your sister. It's 1 hour of filth. Please note: John's mic goes wrong about half way though, you can still hear him but it sounds pretty shitty compared to the usual quality we try and deliver.
Blah Wars #9: London Film & Comic Con (with Special Guests Jeremy Bulloch, Garrick Hagon, Jimmy Vee, Dickey Beer and Jess from Po-Zu)
Have WE got a belter of a show for you?!! Coming at you "LIVE" from London Film & Comic Con, John and Jude are soaking up the atmosphere, meeting fans, dealers and guests. John interviews Star Wars legend Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), original trilogy stunt man Dickey Beer (Return of the Jedi), the lovely Garrick Hagon (Biggs Darklighter) and Jimmy Vee (R2-D2 in the Force Awakens and The Last Jedi). This epsiode was recorded on location, using a variety of devices so the sound quality differs thoroughout, all the same this might be our finest episode to date. Tell your sister, yeah?
Hot of the back of last week's episode (recorded in the same sitting), John & Jude are full of beer and sausage rolls, ready for some serious debate about the subject of lightsaber duels and the prequels. We start rolling out ideas for how the prequels could be remade. It needs development.
Jude is back, but it's been a dry week for Star Wars news, so we've asked our listeners to submit their questions. Topics range from Taun Tauns to favourite costumes. We also play a new game called "What the fuck are you talking about?". Lots of laughs to be had in this banter-filled, beer-infused return to form.