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.
A jam-packed show for you this week and we've got loads to tell you! First of all, our Blah Wars T-Shirts are on sale now - there were only 25 printed and there aren't many left. Get in touch if you'd like to buy one because once they're gone, they're gone! John's got some amazing Rogue One trivia, which will blow your minds - he's also getting rid of his Star Wars collection, find out why! Jude's got stories regarding socks, traffic jams and rude drawings. John talks about the true intentions of R5-D4, and we annouce our massive new competition. A lot of this week's show is spent disucssing the upcoming Han Solo film, for which we're now seeing leaked lego sets and this week we finish the show with a Star Wars quiz which had us in stitches - You'll find out why. Anyone wanting to take part in the competition, the email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alledged poster artwork for the upcoming Han Solo spin-off movie has been leaked online. Lucasfilm were quick to label it fake, but should we take their word for it? In other news, Jude has finally seen The Last Jedi for a second time, but has he changed his mind on the film? And we also read out your responses to the new movie.
24 hours since they watched The Last Jedi, John and Jude reunite to share their thoughts on the film, after sleeping on it. Jude isn't a happy bunny. Can John bring him back from the dark side? This is a much more considered reflection on the film, probably a better analysis than our immediate reaction released on the day. Join us on Christmas Day for our Blah Wars Christmas Special in which we will be exchanging gifts and getting all festive.