Episode #49: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson was *officially* handed the future of the Star Wars franchise and we’ve got all the angles covered for you in this week’s episode of TWHP. As momentum builds for Episode VIII we review the TLJ trailer that debuted during the Dodgers’ devastating loss in the World Series, break down Kathleen Kennedy’s and Bob Iger’s recent comments on the future of Star Wars, and provide analysis on Adam Driver’s slip (or was it misdirection?) regarding Rey’s lineage. PLUS Dave clarifies things for Steve, who continues to be obsessed with “Rey Kenobi,” and of course Porgs. Much like his cherished Porg, Steve’s dry cleaning bill is enormous.
Episode #48: We are less than 50 days from THE LAST JEDI, Star Wars news is flowing like lava on Mustafar, and THE HIVE will break it all down for you in this week’s episode. Ron Howard reveals the exciting name of his movie (hint: it’s not Han), Porgs are taking over the Star Wars film universe, and JJ shares about new directions for Ep. IX. PLUS we reveal the latest SW holiday gift ideas and run down some delicious recipe ideas for Luke. Spaghetti and Porg Balls anyone?
Episode #47: THE LAST JEDI trailer #2 has caused a tremor in the Star Wars universe and Steve, Greg, Scott, Niko, and Dave are here to break it down for you in this episode of TWHP. Plus as always the guys cover all the relevant SW news including Harrison Ford showing old movies to his kids, why @RealRonHoward is still the Twitter master, and how a DENTIST inserted himself into Episode IV. To quote Greg, this episode is Porgtastic, with lots of porg about porgs, and other porglicious and otherwise interesting news about porgs. Just keep your porgs away from Chewie if you care about them. We’ve heard that he uses them for, umm…things.
Mini Ep. #9: THE LAST JEDI trailer landed yesterday and The Hive met up to celebrate, debate, discuss, and otherwise revel in the wonder that is an amazing trailer.
Episode #46: We are less than eighty days from discovering the identity of The Last Jedi and the guys are here to keep you updated on all the Ep. VIII news you can handle! Plus we review Science and Star Wars, debate the merits of the return of Palpatine (happening in the Lego world for sure), and geek out over next week’s release of Del Rey’s A Certain Point of View. Be prepared for Millennial Falcon madness on this week’s show! You won’t regret listening…from a certain point of view.
Episode #45: JJ Abrams will direct Episode IX, and the guys are here to get you caught up on that and all the relevant news from the Star Wars galaxy! This week we cover why Lucasfilm and Kathleen Kennedy are NOT in trouble (haters gonna hate), the NASA-Lucasfilm partnership, Star Wars products hitting the market (holochess!), Disney’s new streaming service, and whether Han Solo will return in future SW movies (he won’t…probably). PLUS Niko teaches everyone what BTW means. I always thought it meant Monday, as in Before Tuesday and Wednesday. I stand corrected.
Mini Cast #8: #ForceFriday is rocking and The Hive is here to cover it for you in this mini-ep! Scott and Steve crash Timeless Pints Brewing Company and share Steve's big Porg win, Target's awesome Force Friday spread, and Kohl's so-so showing. The beer is flowing and the guys are rambling! Actually...that's pretty typical. Humm.
Episode #44: It's Force Friday II and The Hive is here to help you figure out where to spend your hard-earned republic credits! Plus we've got tons of Star Wars news, facts, and rumors on Episode VIII and IX, Han Solo, and the long rumored and nearly confirmed (but not quite) Kenobi film. We also hit on the Game of Thrones S7 finale, including our most contentious Star Wars Choices yet, draw comparisons between SW and the Marvel Universe, and talk Porgs. Because Porgs are freaking cute, and possibly annoying, but there is one thing they aren’t – going away.
Episode #43: There’s just two weeks until Force Friday and the boys are fired up and ready with all the Star Wars news you can handle including updates from the VR experience at Disney Parks, Princess Leia's academic achievements, Episode VIII (or is it IX?) The Last Jedi, the untitled Han Solo film, and more. Dave unleashes on Niko, Steve has trouble with Greedo, and as always, math is hard.
Episode #42: Will Smith thinks Star Wars is better than sex, and most of The Hive disagree in this episode of TWHP! Plus we’ve got updates on Comic Con, a missed story from D23, TLJ, Ep. IX, and Star Wars in scientific journals! Plus all the regular nonsense you’ve come to expect. And more. Actually, this episode has slightly more ore nonsense than usual – bonus nonsense! We are the Force wielders of nonsense. Hey, there’s a nice ring to that…
Episode #41: Prepare for epic Star Wars geekyness as we are joined by guest host Jackie Michele! Plus we hang on The Couch with filmmaker Anthony Pietromonaco, director of Dark Legacy: A Star Wars story. We’ll get you caught up on news from D23, Disney’s Galaxy’s Edge, Star Wars Episode VIII, the Han Solo film, and more.
Episode #40: The Hive celebrates our 40th Anniversary (same as Star Wars, only different) in style with in-depth analysis of the Ron Howard hiring, Lucasfilm's latest SW effort FORCES OF DESTINY, plus updates on Ep. IX, Apple's use of VR (and Steve's ridiculous Apple obsession), former President Barack Obama's Jedi mind tricks, and all the mind-numbing geek references and innuendos we can pack into roughly an hour and ten minutes. So, actually, it’s a fairly typical show.
Episode #39: Big HAN SOLO news this week as Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are replaced by Ron Howard and we’re here to provide in-depth analysis and plenty of opinions in this episode of TWHP. Plus we share an "exclusive" conversation between George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy, run down an auction of amazing screen-used props from Star Wars and other film franchises, in addition to the relevant news from the past two weeks. Be sure to listen to the bonus content (last 35 minutes or so) for our analysis of the L. Ron Howard hiring, incorrect use of the term milk toast, Foo Fighters vs. Nirvana (yes, we went there) and a whole lot more.
Episode #38: This week we welcome LA rockers The Hellflowers who join us on the couch for an in-depth interview about their love of Star Wars, experiences working at DreamWorks and ILM (including their work on Rogue One!), and their latest EP release, Vacation. We also cover the big Star Wars stories of the week including Bob Iger going fingers up to President Trump, theft at Rancho Obi-Wan, and very special editions of Star Wars Choices and the Very Lonely Luke Tweet of the Week. Hold onto them hats and glasses, ‘cause this here’s the wildest ride in the wilderness…or, galaxy. Whatever.
Mini Cast #7: Last weekend, The Hive blew past Anchorhead and made a pit stop at the Scum and Villainy Cantina in Hollywood! We brought our microphones along as well, and were lucky enough to meet and interview some really cool Star Wars fans. May the spiked blue milk be with you!
Episode #37: Join us this week as we interview Star Wars fan and pin-up model Jackie Michelle! Greg, Scott, Dave, and Steve console themselves over recent celebrity tragedies, celebrate the 40th anniversary of A New Hope through deep analysis of The Last Jedi coverage in this week’s issue of Vanity Fair, and ponder why Greg has so much hatred for The Eagles, including his…uh…nickname for Glenn Frey’s replacement on their upcoming tour. Plus all the ridiculous banter you’ve come to expect from The Hive in this very special episode, number 37. In a row.
Episode #36: This week we discover the location of the real Darth Vader (he's in Tennessee), review Palette-Swap Ninja's incredible Star Wars/Sgt. Pepper's hybrid concept album, and check in on Han Solo film rumors and Mark Hamill's antics. Dave review's Timothy Zahn's latest effort Thrawn, and we touch on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as well as the amazing opening weekend of F8 of the Furious. If that's not enough, we run down the top 23 clues that you may be a Star Wars superfan! Clue #1: you subscribe to this show.
Episode #35: Join in as we revel in the greatness that was Celebration 2017 in Orlando, and get caught up on all the Star Wars news and rumors you can handle. We break down what we learned (and, didn't learn) from Celebration, discuss the ramifications of the Episode IX release date, and review evidence suggesting that McDonald's has indeed tipped their hand to the FACT that they are of the Dark Side (read that again and say "Dark Side" in your best Snoke voice - you know you want to). Plus we have plenty of the ridiculousness you've come to expect from The Hive. Let the ball munching begin!
Star Wars Celebration is in full Force (get it?), and yesterday in particular will be a day long remembered as the first trailer was released for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Listen in as Dave, Scott, and Steve provide scene-by-scene analysis, and speculate on the images, sounds, and what it all means to the future of your favorite franchise.
Episode #34: It's time to celebrate as Star Wars Celebration launches in Orlando! The Hive is here in Orlando to give you the most up to date...actually, hold on...we are not in Orlando. BUT we have digital devices, an internet connection, and opinions to help guide you through the biggest Star Wars event of 2017, that is until Episode VIII hits theaters this December. PLUS we've got news about Ep. VIII and IV, and plenty of other hijinx you've come to expect! Viva Celebracion!
Episode #33: This week we're packed with passion for pumped-up protagonists and preternatural perturbed pumpkin-eating pythons! Actually that makes no sense at all. But what we do have is a galaxy full of Star Wars news including info about the Han Solo stand alone film, Star Wars Rebels...and fire up that Keurig…we've got quotes from Walt Disney Chairman Bob Iger! Needless to say, we're really excited about that. Really. We're excited. Woo-hoo. So excited.
Episode #32: This week there was more news than a Wookie has hair and The Hive is here to break it down for you! We've got updates on the making of Rogue One, the building of Star Wars Land, and a few new tidbits about Episode VIII. Plus we invent Star Wars Choose Your Own Adventure, reveal Scott’s epic take on the crawl for Ep. VIII, and Dave offers his review of Chuck Wendig’s Star Wars Aftermath: Empire’s End. PLUS we announce the date of our evening out at the Scum and Villainy Cantina! Happy St. Patrick's day Hivians!
Episode #31: It's Academy Awards week and time to celebrate a golden statue for...Suicide Squad. UGH. But we're over it...really...because in addition to Oscar talk we've got a galaxy full of news this week including updates on Star Wars Episode VIII The Last Jedi, the Han Solo stand alone film, release dates for the Rogue One DVD/Blue Ray, and the long-rumored (and probably still not happening) original trilogy theatrical release. PLUS we pose the question: What do you get a Wookie for Christmas, when he already has a comb?
Episode #30: This week's show is packed with news and views including Bob Iger's recent remarks at the Disney shareholders meeting, the forthcoming Han Solo film, and Ep. VIII. Plus a very special bonus mid-show...we ditch Skype and leap forward into 2017 audio technology! Come on baby, hold together.
Episode #29: This week we've got a mix of stories from the Star Wars universe including the latest updates on Episode VIII, the Han Solo film, and more. Park your T-16 and hang with us for a while. What did those poor womp rats ever do to you?
Episode #28: Happy Birthday to us! It's our one-year anniversary and we're celebrating with our review of Star Wars Burlesque, plus news and updates from Rogue One, Episode VIII, and the Han Solo stand-alone film. Plus we...ahem...mark the 1-year anniversary of Glenn Frey's passing and celebrate the coronation of a Chewbacca Mom of another sort.
Episode #27: ROGUE ONE PART 2! Here's the second of two shows devoted to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, although we reserve the right to provide more analysis as ROASWS sinks in! The Wretched Hive would like to dedicate this episode to the loved ones of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.
Episode #26: ROGUE ONE PART 1! Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hit the theaters last week. Join us as we share our first impressions and provide critical analysis of the latest theatrical release in the Star Wars universe! WARNING: MANY MANY spoilers in this episode! Happy Holidays!
Episode #25: Rogue One is one week away and The Hive is here to help you navigate the maze that is Star Wars news and updates! We've got listener email, Obi-Wan movie rumors, and a great theory on the origin on the Knights of Ren. May The Force be with us...
Mini Cast #4: Steve and Dave review Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie! If you're into nerds, nerding out on beautiful images in a book, this epidode is for you. Bonus - there's a VERY special reveal at minute 18! Wookie fans will not be disappointed.
Episode #24: It's Thanksgiving weekend and we have a lot of Star Wars to be thankful for! We've got Rogue One updates, casting announcements (Daenerys Targaryen, meet Han Solo), updates from intrepid EW reporter Anthony Breznican, and we'll connect The Fantastic Four with SW. Plus sing along with us as we celebrate Life Day!
It's a golden era for Star Wars fans and the good news keeps coming as Dave and Steve review The Force Awakens Blue Ray 3D Special Edition Box Set. Our verdict: two thumbs up!
As we close in on the release or Rogue One, we're getting teased with images and trailers! In this mini-episode Steve and Scott react to the international trailer released to the world on November 11, 2016.
Episode #23: One month and a couple of days until Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits the theaters, and we've got the latest reconnaissance for your listening pleasure! Plus updates on the Marvel universe, Jumanji (don't ask), and Very Lonely Luke. Dave reviews Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Original Marvel Years Volume 1 AND we have a Chewbacca Mom update, because we love listening to Scott squirm.
Episode #22: The Wretched Dead! We're changing it up a bit for this episode, in the wake of the devastating Season 7 premier of The Walking Dead (warning - major spoilers)! We also cover new casting announcements for Rogue One and other news from the Star Wars universe. Plus we've got listener voice mail and a dog that sounds like a TIE fighter. Happy Halloween!
Episode #21: A new Rogue One trailer landed this week and The Hive is here to review it for you! We also have big news on the Scum and Villainy Cantina, an original trilogy reveal from Star Wars Rebels, an awesome new Snoke theory, listener voice mail (some people just CAN’T let the Chewbacca Mom thing go) and more. Note: the possibility of you enjoying this episode is approximately 3,720 to 1. But never tell us the odds.
Mini-Me Episode #1: We couldn't let a week pass without talking about Force Friday! Scott and Steve compare the madness that was Midnight Madness from the prequel era to the lazy Friday night that was this year's Force Friday. It's like our regular show, only about 1/8 the size and 20% of the brain power.
Episode #20: It's Force Friday! Get ready to shop and get caught up on the latest Star Wars news including the new stand-alone film slated for release in 2020, the season three premier of Rebels, and the amazing new Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie. Plus we cover #ThingsNeverSaidInStarWars, the Star Wars-Freddie Krueger connection, and Rogue One news including a change in composers and Riz Ahmed's "edgier" review of the film. You'll get your bi-weekly dose of Star Wars Choices, the Very Lonely Luke Tweet of the Week, and more of the usual ridiculousness you've come to expect from the wretched five.
Episode #19: The Hive digs deep into the cracks of the (vinyl) seat cushions in the Mos Eisley cantina this week to dig up all the loose credits and Star Wars info you can stomach including news on Star Wars Battlefront, the awesome TFA visual FX reel at starwars.com, and a slew of fan films you're bound to love. We'll give you twin (engines of destruction) reviews - Aftermath: Life Debt, and the maestro himself John Williams in concert. Fan speculation (or spoilers?) regarding Episode VIII are rampant and we'll showcase the best of them. Plus we reveal the real reason that Anakin's Force ghost is proud of his son (very lonely) Luke. No doubt about it, this episode is money.
Episode #18: The Hive is more wretched than ever in this week's show! We cover all the Star Wars news that's fit to print including rumors swirling on the casting of young Lando, the meaning of Rogue One (or is it, the rouge one?), and bathe in the nonsense that is a new segment, Star Wars Choices. Plus, our buddy Chris takes down Greg in a way that only true friends should: harshly. Because no one hates Star Wars more than Star Wars fans.
Episode #17: A new Rogue One trailer hit the interwebs and the Hive is here to break it down for you! We also pontificate on a possible Star Wars live action television show, and talk TV in general including the good, the bad, and the Buffy. We also pay tribute to Kenny Baker, the man who made R2-D2 come alive and who last week became one with The Force.
Episode #16: The Hive returns in full force with more real talk covering Alden Ehrenreich, an update and ‘exclusive audio’ from Harrison Ford’s on set accident during TFA, new characters from Rogue One, past print adventures of Han Solo, and the future that never came to be in the Splinter of the Mind’s Eye. Also, we’ve got actual listener voicemail (we promise it’s not another cheap celebrity impersonation).
Episode #15: Star Wars Celebration Europe took over the SW fan universe last weekend and The Hive is here to break it down for you! We review the Rogue One sizzle reel and star-studded panel, talk Mark Hamill and national treasure Carrie Fisher, and geek out over Grand Admiral Thrawn's official entry into SW canon. Plus we describe Adam Driver's acting abilities like no one ever has before - or ever will again. Hopefully.
Episode #14: In this episode we’ll get you caught up on what’s happening with the George Lucas Museum for the Visual Arts, plus celebs talking Wars including Ben Affleck, James Cameron, and Mace Windu himself, Samuel L. Jackson. Plus we offer another possibility for Rey’s lineage (hint: should her light saber be purple?), share the Very Lonely Luke tweet of the week, and (much to Scott’s chagrin) check up on Chewbacca Mom.
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Episode #13: Rogue One news is coming fast and furious and we're here to break it all down for you in this week's episode! Plus we've got updates from the gaming world, the definitive answer on Rey Skywalker-Fett-Hutt-Kenobi, construction and destruction at Disneyland, and of course the Very Lonely Luke Tweet of the Week. Plus, Greg shares his recipe for making an adobe hut...turns out, it's a lot of work. This is the Star Wars Podcast you've been looking for!
Episode #12: This week we announce our Blu-ray contest winner, clear up rumors about Rogue One and Disney's "panic", and review Claudia Gray's Star Wars: Bloodline. In between we celebrate the Summer of 1984, share our thoughts on the film Elstree 1976, and generally suffer while Niko clutches his hate pillow...ever...so...tightly.
Episode #11: We're back with another fun show, packed to the outer rim with Star Wars news, opinions, and commentary! Ewan McGregor needs no closure for Kenobi, Mads Mikkelsen makes Lucasfilm mad, and our own Dave and Scott take down True Detective and Chewbacca Mom, respectively.
Episode #10: The Wretched Five are back and in full force for Episode 10! We discuss our May 4th activities, get into the Marvel/Avengers universe, and debut our latest segment, the Very Lonely Luke Tweet of the Week! Plus of course, all the Star Wars news and updates you can imagine. And we know...you can imagine quite a bit.
Episode #9: This week's show is jam-packed with Star Wars news and hijinks from your favorite SW nerds (that would be us). We discuss Rey Kenobi-Skywalker-Fett-Hutt's lineage, Rogue One and Episode VIII rumors, and highlight a couple of great SW twitter follows. Grab or cold one - or put on your walking shoes, or go for a drive, or do yard work, or whatever it is that you do while listening to podcasts - and take us with you. You'll be glad you did! Probably.