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As Leia and the Emperor chat about the future of her child, we chat with Cam Siemer about our pasts in the nineties, hear about Brian's present-day adventures at Disney's Avengers Campus and struggle to stay on topic as we repeatedly compare Dark Empire to the films of the sequel trilogy.By Brian Rudloff and Sam Stovold
 
As Leia and Han flee Nar Shaddaa with Boba Fett and Dengar hot on their tail, we welcome new Star Friend Derek Lavender onto the show to have him share with us his deep knowledge of the old Expanded Universe, to reminisce on the cultural touchstone that was Batman Returns, and to hear his thoughts on The Bad Batch and the current state of the Star …
 
As Lando and Wedge attempt a daring rescue of the beleaguered Mon Calamari homeworld, we're rejoined by the daring Daniel Borders-Ashe to discuss some truly classic family movies of 1992, to hear Brian's thoughts on The Bad Batch and Sam's equally compelling thoughts on Star Wars: Biomes, and to discuss the Expanded Universe debut of the gritty und…
 
Once again, your two best Star Friends are looking back on the previous year's films and discussing comic book movies, their biggest disappointments and what our overall favorite films were! In addition to that, we'll also be discussing some new(!) Golden Hoojib categories, looking back at The Falcon and The Winter Solider, tackling the latest Star…
 
The dead speak! Again! or... for the first time? As Luke Skywalker finds himself being transported to the dark center of the universe to confront a familiar nemesis, we find ourselves joined once again by best Star Friend Sean Davis to discuss Radio Flyer anecdotes, whether the return of Palpatine feels justified in Dark Empire or The Rise of Skywa…
 
As Han and Leia brave a warzone in search of Luke and Lando, we welcome Chris Lantz back to the podcast as we bravely explore the new territory that is Dark Horse Star Wars and kick off our coverage of Dark Empire! Along the way, we're also taking our first steps into the larger world that is the 90s, (baby) in Earth History, weighing in on Obi-Wan…
 
As the Star Warriors race to the edge of the galaxy for a dark encounter with the foul lady, Domina Tagge, Eric Ambler and Sean Davis return to the podcast to discuss all of their favorite moments from a fan-service filled gift of an issue, to look back on some very recent Earth History, to reflect on the entire original Marvel Star Wars run and to…
 
As an uneasy alliance of Star Warriors grapple with their own insecurities and conflicts while taking on the Tof menace, our Star Friends -- HOLY SHIT IT'S THE FINAL ISSUE! Jack Stovold joins us for one last journey to the 80's, baby, as we analyze the good and bad of a very unusual Star Wars issue, ponder what George Lucas' creative input in the c…
 
As Luke and a party of Hoojibs and Hiromi infiltrate the orbiting Tof warship, frequent e-Word writer and first-time Star Friend David Robertson infiltrates the podcast to talk with us about his childhood experiences with these comics in the weekly Star Wars magazine, to weigh in on the Tofs as Star Wars villains, and to dive into the joys of the S…
 
As Luke, Plif and the Hiromi plan their escape from the invading Tof, we welcome Melissa Thiede back to the podcast to chat with us about bad movies that we watched as children, to weigh in on the final Biggest Bad of the Marvel Star Wars comics, and for a deep dive into the physiology of Hoojibs.By Brian Rudloff and Sam Stovold
 
There wasn't an issue of Marvel Star Wars in November of 1985, but there was a FULL-BLOWN EWOK TV MOVIE, and we invited our Star Friends from What Were We Watching to come join us to dive into this strange, fantasy romp! Beyond that, we're also talking more Mandalorian, diving into some other iconic 80's films, pitching our own Ewok sequels, and lo…
 
As Leia and her Zeltron companions debate the appropriate way to care for their Nagai prisoner, Sam and Brian welcome back Brian's Star Wife, Blythe Rudloff, to talk about CGI Luke, to educate Sam on the history of the Harlem Globetrotters, to discuss the compassion and empathy of Leia and to analyze the horniness (or lack of horniness) in the Star…
 
What's that behind the Life Day tree? Could it be another gift? That's right, the Marvel Star Wars Explorers have heard Kathleen Kennedy's call and emerged early from their planned Winter slumber to address the deluge of Star Wars announcements from last week! New TV shows, new movies, new trailers! Not only that, but we're giving our thoughts on t…
 
Happy Life Day! Your two best Star Friends have decided to get into the holiday spirit this year by inviting their favorite offworld Jawa, Cam Siemer, back to the cast to discuss the recently released Lego Star Wars Holiday Special! How do we feel about this deeply referential, time-traveling romp? The nature of the special gives us an excuse to ex…
 
As Luke and Lando return to Iskalon to deliver the news of Kiro's fate to his people, Geoff Clarke, our Canadian Correspondent, returns to the cast to give us his thoughts on the first 3 episodes of The Mandalorian, to explore an exciting new season of 1985 television premieres (including two infamous Star Wars cartoons), and to get hyped with us a…
 
As Han Solo wrestles with his feelings for Princess Leia on a far, far away and technologically-deficient planet, we welcome Barm back to the podcast to dive into our hot takes on the first two episodes of the new season of The Mandalorian, to soak in the glorious return of Fenn Shysa (and debut of Bey!) and to consider the romantic inner-life of e…
 
As the New Republic faces its first major conflict against the combined forces of the Nagai and the Empire, the Marvel Star Wars Explorers celebrate the big 100th issue milestone by welcoming back two of our favorite Star Friends, Eric Ambler and Sean Davis! It's a double-sized issue and it warrants a double-sized discussion, in which we tackle ano…
 
As the Star Warriors race across the galaxy to save a planet on the verge of death, Gensho Tasaka races back to our podcast studio to weigh in on whether or not J.J. Abrams successfully landed the plane, to ponder the absence of Asian actors in American cinema of the 80s, and to react to the ICONIC debut of the latest addition to these pages, Bey.…
 
As Han Solo finds himself in the unexpected position of babysitting two children and escorting them on behalf of a mining guild, we find ourselves in the unexpected position of having Eric Wheeler take over the podcast for an episode to unleash his thoughts on The Rise of Skywalker and The Mandalorian, to school us on the art of Gymkata, and to mar…
 
As Luke and Kiro attempt to rescue Dani from the clutches of the Nagai, we welcome a new Star Friend, Ariel Quist-Sprawls, to the podcast to discuss New Coke's effect on our lives, to compare what we all had for dinner, to discuss our favorite and least favorite interpretations of the force, and to debate which Nagai has the best hair.…
 
As Kiro attempts a daring rescue of an injured Luke on the desolate world Kinooine, we welcome back two returning champions, Chris Lantz and Jack Stovold to talk about the shocking revelations regarding Lumiya's identity, the upcoming adventures of the Lego Star Warriors, and the states of the Star Wars world in 1985 and 2020.…
 
As Luke finds himself on the hostile world of Kinooine, facing his most formidable foe since Darth Vader and the Emperor, we find ourselves facing some of our favorite Star Friends, Cam Siemer and Sean Davis, for a lengthy and spirited discussion covering such diverse topics as the rumored (and definitely real) Lucas Cut of Episode IX, the exciting…
 
As the Alliance grapples with a potential civil war between its two most adorable members, we welcome Eric Ambler, Dark Horse Star Wars Explorer and the original Star Friend, back to the pod to weigh in on the uncertain future of Star Wars in the mid-eighties and today, to hear his thoughts on the stunning cinema of January 1985, to celebrate the d…
 
As Luke, Han and Leia unravel a dastardly plot unfolding on Cantros 7, we're rejoined by Star Friend (and creator of our theme song!) Daren Sprawls to talk about whether or not cat-like aliens belong in the Star Wars universe, to find out which internet cat celebrities Sam follows on social media, and to dive into the dense mythology of Grimalkians…
 
As Luke struggles to understand the meaning of the dreams that have been plaguing him, Sean Davis makes Sam and Brian's dreams come true by returning to the podcast to discuss A Nightmare on Elm Street's release, the thematic reflections of Kylo Ren in this issue, and the triumphant and long-awaited return of Flint and Barney.…
 
As Han, Lando and Chewie uncover a sinister plot unfolding on Kazhyyyk, Sam and Brian welcome Eric Deutsch back to the pod to give their hot takes on Jedi Temple Challenge, to discuss the excitement of getting a post-Holiday Special glimpse at the Wookiee homeworld, and to examine just how much Wookiee "dialogue" is too much. They find that it's ne…
 
As Luke finds himself being tempted by the dark side of the force during a planetary revolution, we find ourselves tempted by Jack Stovold's wiles, as he joins us to talk about one of his favorite Marvel Star Wars issues, to warn us about the dangers of naturally occurring poison gas, to react to the rapidly expanding Star Wars television universe …
 
As Leia and Mon Mothma attempt to negotiate an alliance with the suspiciously peaceful world of Herdessa, we are joined once again by our Canadian Correspondent (and Marvel Planet of the Apes Explorer) Geoff Clarke, for an in-depth and super-sized discussion spanning Prince's 1984 film, Purple Rain, Geoff's memories of this issue from his childhood…
 
As Luke, and a motley crew of castoffs, pirates, and a telepathic bunny, struggle to deactivate a doomsday device that they've accidentally triggered, we welcome Melissa Thiede back to the pod to hear about her experience seeing an early screening of The Rise of Skywalker, to imagine with us the unique life cycles of Hutts, to analyze this comic's …
 
As Leia Organa and an Alderaanian stormtrooper debate philosophy on the harsh surface of an alien world, Daniel Borders-Ashe returns to the podcast to debate which Indiana Jones movie is the best, whether fictional expanded universes are worth anyone's time, and whether princesses precariously hanging off of cliffs still feel high and mighty.…
 
As Exar Kun lands on Coruscant to crash the trial of Ulic Qel-Droma, your star-friends Cam and Eric double down on the historical happenings of October 1995, then dig into this Dark Horse Comics classic to discuss the ways it reminds them of The Last Jedi, to revel in the high fantasy style of the Old Republic, and to celebrate the first appearance…
 
As Lando, Chewie and Han find themselves on the run during a diplomatic mission on Keyorin, Sam and Brian find themselves welcoming Kristina Kephart back to the podcast to discuss the long-awaited return of Jo Duffy, to weigh in on Back to the Future's careless take on international politics, to offer a plethora of casting options for fan-favorites…
 
In an unprecedented move, Sam and Brian are taking a break from the 80's and exploring some modern Marvel Star Wars comics this week, as a special bonus episode lead-up to The Rise of Skywalker! That means we're continuing with our film adaptation streak and dipping into one of our favorite wells, The Last Jedi. Not only that, but we've brought alo…
 
As the rebellion begins its offensive against the Empire's second Death Star, we welcome back Jack Stovold and Cam Siemer to finish out our coverage of Return of the Jedi, to voice our opinions on the first two episodes of The Mandalorian, to lament the inexplicable absence of some of the movie's most powerful moments in the comic adaptation and to…
 
As the Rebel Alliance prepares for its assault on the Empire's second Death Star by travelling to the forest moon of Endor, Sam and Brian welcome returning guests Kristina and Melissa, as well as first time guest Jamie Kunkle, to the podcast to discuss the newest trailers for both The Mandalorian and The Rise of Skywalker, to examine the ways that …
 
As the star warriors fight to escape the clutches of Jabba the Hutt, first-time guest Jake Beal and our old so-and-so Sean Davis make their way to the podcast to talk about the complicated legacy of George Lucas, to hear Sam's pitch for a new Star Wars Holiday Special, to weigh in on Luke and Leia's familial attachments and to examine the many uniq…
 
As the Star Warriors begin to appear one by one in the vile gangster Jabba the Hutt's palace on Tatooine, Sam and Brian kick off their coverage of the four-part adaptation of Return of the Jedi by welcoming first-time guest Gensho Tasaka to the podcast along with our old Star Friend Eric Ambler to discuss the beauty of practical effects, the merits…
 
As Luke and Leia finally uncover the whereabouts of Tay Vanis, Sam and Brian welcome Jack Stovold back to the podcast for the final pre-Jedi issue to talk about C-3PO in love (and heartbreak), to weigh in on a huuuuuge amount of Star News (The Mandalorian! Obi-Wan! Galactic Cruiser! DARK REY'S DOUBLE LIGHTSABER), to read a bevy of listener e-mail a…
 
As Leia, Luke and Balon listen to a record of Wedge retelling his harrowing days after the Battle of Hoth, Brian and Sam welcome Eric Deutsch back to the podcast to listen to how his complete media-blackout regarding The Rise of Skywalker spoilers is going, to fawn over some extremely unique alien creature designs and to marvel at the baffling inat…
 
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