In this VERY special episode of the podcast, Ben and Ash are joined by Brooklyn of Twitter and A Star Wars Story podcast fame! Brooklyn has a bit of a different perspective regarding the possible redemption of Kylo Ren than Ben and Ash, so having her on to discuss that seemed like a no-brainer. A good one for sure! Also, RIP MoviePass.
There are mistakes, and then there are MISTAKES. It took SO long for Ben and Ash to finally get around to doing an episode on Hera Syndulla, but this week they put things right. Prompted somewhat by her appearance in Alphabet Squadron, they dive into just what makes her such a compelling and loved character.
On this week’s episode that is conveniently divided into roughly 20-minute chunks somehow, Ben and Ash talk about Alphabet Squadron (no spoilers), Celebration 2020 in Anaheim, and Resistance (finally)! This one is fun and not contentious at all!
And yes, we already know that Mewtwo is actually #150.
Well. Ben and Ash were going to talk about Resistance this week, but Ben decided he’d rather come across as WAY saltier than he really is about Galaxy’s Edge. And then somehow the conversation goes towards marketing in Star Wars, and then Canon vs. Legends? It’s a weird and wandering episode this week, but the discussion is worth the lack of strong direction.
This is LONG overdue, but Ben and Ash are finally talking about Ash’s favorite character Jyn Erso this week! Jyn is much more complex than a lot of people give her credit for, and this episode is an enlightening one for sure.
This week, Ben and Ash are joined by Meg from Rogue Podron to talk about… dads? Obviously the big ones get hit on (Vader, Galen Erso, etc.), but of course if you’re familiar with Rogue Podron, you know Legends dads come up as well. Specifically one Hal Horn.
CW: A few minor rape mentions in the context of Game of Thrones
So. The showrunners of Game of Thrones are getting a Star Wars series. What does this mean? Honestly, Ben and Ash couldn’t tell you. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have thoughts on it!
(Ben says: There’s echo in the episode this week. Sorry about that. I couldn’t do much about it.)
Very recently, the Star Wars community lost one of the most beautiful souls it’s ever known in Peter Mayhew. Obviously, this is heartbreaking, but rather than wallow in sadness, Ben and Ash spend this episode celebrating Chewbacca and the impact that he’s had on the Star Wars universe. He’s a wonderful character that is loved by all but somehow still almost universally underrated, as the hosts discover over the course of their discussion. Of course, the obligatory The Rise of Skywalker speculation rears its ugly head as well.