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.
How was spin off film, Rogue One saved and who was responsible, what was the story behind Anakin Skywalker's immaculate conception and is VR the future of cinema? These are the main talking points on the latest episode of Blah Wars.
On this week's show, we share the sad news that John Williams has been hospitalised, forcing him to cancel a concert at the Royal Albert Hall. There's also been some news of theft from the Mandalorian set in Manhattan. What was taken and will this get leaked online? The main talking point this week is our vision for an Open-world Star Wars video game in the style of Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption series. Aside from these, we also discuss Jude's obsession with ASMR, follow up on last week's Mike Zeroh rant with some startling revelations about his influence on the press, play a a few rounds of Star Wars 'Who Am I?', even reveal the first records we bought. We've also recorded the first of our Monthly Payload episodes which are only available to our Patreon subscribers. Head to patreon.com/blahwars for more information on how to get these extra episodes and unlock other bonus content.
In the X-Wing cross-heirs this week, youtuber and professional liar; Mike Zeroh, the art and consequences of trolling, Jude's Return of the Jedi rant, the visual storytelling of Star Wars and Chuck Wendig gets the sack. All that and more on the latest episode of Blah Wars.
John and Jude discuss Jon Favreau's live-action Star Wars TV series, the Mandalorian. We also manage to talk about Back to the Future part 3 (someone says Western, Jude's only frame of reference is Back to the Future part 3). If you would like to support Blah Wars in exchange for some nice benefits, visit http://patreon.com/blahwars for more informaton on our tiers.
Join John and Jude plus Blah Wars favourites Bradie Tippetts and Raj Rajendran for an audio commentary track for Solo: A Star Wars Story. You can sync this up your own copy of the film for a fresh and trivia filled perspective on this controversial spin off movie. Expect some suprises, amazing facts about the film and exceptional insight. Bradie and Raj will be joining us for Blah Wars LIVE! this November in London. If you enjoyed this commentary, why not come along and be in audience? Tickets are on sale now from tickettext.co.uk - Just search for Blah Wars.
On this week's show we mostly discussed the work of Gary Kurtz, producer of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, who passed away on 23rd September and friend of the show Raj Rajendran joins to talk about the Star Wars exhibition at Legoland Windsor.
John's pitches his idea for an Alderaan Trilogy to run in parallel with the Original and Sequel trilogies, plus we answer questions sent in by our listeners. Thanks to everyone who sent a question in, sorry if were not able to answer yours.
Jude's got a Snoke theory and for once its pretty decent. Could this be where we're headed in Star Wars Episode IX? We also discuss the enormous new Star Wars Lego set (75222) Betrayal at Cloud City, talk over the Solo deleted scenes that are starting to surface and more besides. A reminder that Blah Wars is coming to London on Saturday 17th November for a one-off live episode, which you can be part of. Tickets are on sale now from tickettext.co.uk
Come with us on a journey through the sounds of Star Wars, through Ben Burt’s oscar-winning sound design to John William’s sweeping scores. Along the way you’ll hear Jude’s ridiculous Rey theory, learn about our upcoming live show (tickets available now from tickettext.co.uk) and find out what Jude’s been looking at online (naughty boy). And with all the music on this week’s show, its only fitting that Kylo Ren picks up a microphone for his rendition of Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World”.
PS: The irony of recording a show about sound from inside a moving car is not lost on us.
PPS: Jude’s nasal whistling is off the chain this week. We apologise to all you audiophiles out there.
PPPS: Please come and see Blah Wars live!