This episode marks the return of Blah Wars in its regular weekly format and Jude is back too. John and Jude examine the recently leaked production photos from Episode IX (contains very minor spoilers / casting reveals). We also debut John's "Bring Blah Wars to Africa" song. Subjects also up for discussion this week include the work of Tommy Wiseau's The Room, potential titles for Episode IX plus cryptic tweets from Anthony Daniels and what they might mean.
Join John on a thoughtful woodland walk as he muses the problem of fake news, the trouble with social media, that Darth Vader fan film, learning to drive, bonfires, Withnail and I, anticipation for Star Wars Episode IX and his hopes for The Mandalorian.
In our first show of 2019, we discuss what we're looking forward to in the year ahead, talk about the possibilities of drone flying, review Mary Poppins Returns and welcome Jude's new baby to the show, literally. Patreon subscribers can watch this episode as a video, become a Patreon subscriber now by visiting patreon.com/blahwars
It's the TV premiere of The Force Awakens. John presents a live watch-along video broadcast on YouTube, with a healthy audience of regular listeners chatting away and everything. The video has been taken down on copyright grounds, sadly, however, here is the audio of the whole thing, more or less. Advert breaks have been edited out and the overall sound quality is not great. One for the completists? The video will be available to our Patreon subscribers at some point soon.
Bradie and Raj join us for our 2018 Christmas Special. This episode is also available to watch, by becoming a patreon subscriber. VIP subscribers can also get their hands on a bonus episode of Blah Wars, which we recorded right after this one.
John sits down with Greyson Marcotte, aka of The Sleeping Giant Podcast and known to many of our listeners as @sgcardsandtoys The two discuss the nature of their love for Star Wars, how to discriminate when it comes to collecting, action figures, trading cards, Greyson's wife Maggie who is a sketch card artist for Topps (Check her out @maggie_ransom) and much more besides. This episode contains some discussion about the most recent season of The Walking Dead. Massive thanks to Greyson for sitting in for Jude this week. You can listen to his show here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-sleeping-giant-podcast/id1312423920?mt=2 and here https://soundcloud.com/tsgp
On Friday night we recorded our Christmas special, which is out on Sunday 23rd December for the general public. Patreon subscribers will be able to listen and even watch the Christmas episode from Monday 17th December. Our third episode of Blah Wars: Monthly Payload will be released on 23rd December for Patreon VIP subscribers too!
John is getting ready for his first ever meat-free Christmas. Jude is having a nightmare with his mobile phone coverage or lack off. On the show this week we discuss Galaxy of Adventures, Disney's latest 'high octane blast' of animated shorts 'for the entire family' and the dangers of introducing your children to Star Wars from a very young age. John lays into Total Film magazine for touting clickbait. Kevin Smith has been and seen the set for Episode 9, but has he stopped talking about how much weight he's lost? Star Wars collectors were treated this week to a Parka coat from Columbia Sportswear, a replica of those worn by the Empire Strikes Back crew when they were shooting in Norway. A $500 a go, whose wearing that? Plus there's news from Star Wars Galaxy's Edge. Jude opens up about childhood fears, mostly about the Elephant Man and The Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Next week, its the Blah Wars Christmas Special. We want to hear your Christmas memories, so get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Jude has a really bad cold, so we're recording this week's episode from our separate homes. We start off with our reactions to Blah Wars LIVE! and John's been experiencing Star Wars in strange new ways thanks to the magic of Surround Sound. You've probably heard rumours of George Lucas directing a Kenobi stand alone movie? We explain why these are doing the rounds once again and why they shouldn't be believed. We also discuss the feasibility of visiting America, share some merchandise ideas we've been asked about, even have a little rant about negative feedback. While talking about Galaxy of Adventures, the new series of animated Star Wars shorts, Jude talks about the problems with getting his son to watch Star Wars cartoons and why children in general are becoming harder to please.
In other news the November episode of Blah Wars: Monthly Payload is available now to VIP subscribers from patreon.com/blahwars
Coming at you live from the Birmingham NEC, John sits in on a press conference with veteran Star Wars actors Ken Colley (Admiral Piett), Michael Culver (Captain Needa), Michael Pennington (Moff Jejerrod) and the great Julian Glover (General Veers / Walter Donovan in Indiana Jones and the last crusade / countless other Sci-Fi and fantasy). John also chats all things cosplay with cosplayers Liv Taylor & Leigh Hawker. Massive thanks to David at MCM Comic Con for letting us use the press conference room for some of this show and a huge thanks also to Annie Byrne for the press pass.
Our first chaotic live episode, recorded at 2Northdown, London. John and Jude have just come from seeing A New Hope at the Royal Albert Hall the night before and you’ll hear about the people sat around us, Jude’s disappointment at the musical gaps in the movie and our pathetic attempts at self-promotion. John is convinced Mark Hamill has been cast in The Walking Dead, and he’s got evidence to prove it. You heard it here first! With very little Star Wars news to cover Jude shares his pants in the face story and you’ll also hear about the worst thing John has ever done. We’ve got lots of prizes to give away, so Jude was joined on stage by audience member and legendary cosplayer Leigh Hawker for a round of Who Wants To Win A Million Credits. In the second half of the show, were joined by Bradie and Raj for a look at Raj’s Star Wars amateur dramatics and we provide a commentary over the highlights from the Star Wars Holiday Special. Thank you to everyone who travelled so far to join us at this live show, we had the most incredible time and it was a pleasure to meet so many of you after the show. We recorded the audio from two sources, one straight from the sound desk and one capturing the ambience of the room. Massive thanks to Sam and everyone at 2Northdown for their amazing support and production assistance.