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Around the Galaxy: The Star Wars Fan Talkshow

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A Star Wars fan podcast featuring super fans, Star Wars personalities, collectors and podcasters. Hosted by writer Pete Fletzer, former contributing editor to Star Wars Galaxy Magazine and Star Wars Insider.
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110. Clare Stribling: Space Wizards & Monkey Lizards
Clare Stribling is the cohost of two popular #StarWars podcasts, Imperial Senate Podcast and Kessel Run Transmissions. On this episode we discuss growing up after the prequels, Kowakian Monkey Lizards, scoop culture and the state of the Star Wars fandom. Be a part of the live virtual studio audience: Patreon.com/AtGcast Twitter.com/AtGcast Facebook.com/AtGcast Instagram.com/AtGcast Youtube.com/AroundTheGalaxy
57:00
April 21, 2021
Announcing special ATG Membership!
Our regularly scheduled show returns next week with special guest, Clare Stribling! Around the Galaxy is now offering a special way for you to be a part of the show! Check it out at Patreon.com/ATGcast Follow us on twitter, facebook or instagram @ATGcast
03:35
April 14, 2021
Season Finale - the Super Mega Show with Krystina Arielle, Ash Crossan, Hal Hickel and Clayton Sandell
Recorded LIVE this was the biggest Star Wars conversation to hit the web so far in 2021! The Around the Galaxy Super Mega Episode featuring Ash Crossan of Entertainment Tonight, Krystina Arielle of the High Republic Show, Hal Hickel animation supervisor for #StarWars The #Mandalorian and Rogue One and former ABC reporter and creator of the "Force of Sound" documentary, joined us for a roundtable of 10 questions that reminded us that #StarWars is fun. Follow us on twitter: @ATGcast Join us for exclusive perks like being part of the "virtual studio audience" when our episodes are recorded at www.Patreon.com/ATGcast
01:24:34
April 08, 2021
108. Star Wars podcaster, Chris Ryons
Welcome to EPISODE number 108 of Around the Galaxy, the Star Wars fan talk show. I am your host Pete Fletzer and we are part of the Beyond the Blast Doors Network EACH WEEK WE BRING YOU A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON Star Wars - WHETHER ITS FROM AN AUTHOR, CREATOR, ACTOR OR SUPERFAN. This week I am really excited to bring you a conversation with a gentleman named Chris Ryons. He is one of four hosts on the BROAXIUM podcast. He is a Philly guy, so be ready for some straight up truth and opinion. The guy knows his comic books and he’s been a Star Wars fan for his whole life. This should be a lot of fun. www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com/ATGcast Twitter: @ATGcast Patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors
01:05:20
March 31, 2021
Episode 107 - Snoke and Wookiee actor, Ross Sambridge
Star Wars actor Ross Sambridge, known to #StarWars fans as the stand-in for Snoke in The Last Jedi and one of Wookiee slaves in Solo a #StarWars Story! Join us as we talk about life on the set, learning to be a #wookiee from Peter Mayhew himself and becoming the action figure for #Snoke.   www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com/ATGcast  Twitter: @ATGcast  Patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors
53:20
March 24, 2021
Episode 106 - Amanda Wirtz, comedian and convention host talks Star Wars Celebration
Convention host and Comedian, Amanda Wirtz, joins us to have a lively conversation about her experiences in the Star Wars universe!   Keep up with us on twitter: Twitter.com/ATGcast  Follow us on Facebook - https://www.FaceBook.com/AroundTheGalaxy  Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fletzerpete   Keep up with all the latest Star Wars news, reviews, and the Beyond the Blast Doors shows at www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com   Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting the BTBD guys on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors
01:13:31
March 17, 2021
Episode 105 - Jordan Maison of Cinelinx talking the state of fandom and the state of Star Wars
Editor-in-Chief for Cinelinx.com, Jordan Maison joins us to talk about Star Wars, video games and the future of movie theaters. Jordan is a writer for #StarWars.com and has been active in the #movie review and #videogames world for years.   Keep up with us on twitter: Twitter.com/ATGcast  Follow us on Facebook - https://www.FaceBook.com/AroundTheGalaxy Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fletzerpete  Keep up with all the latest Star Wars news, reviews, and the Beyond the Blast Doors shows at www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com   Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting the BTBD guys on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors oiZ9q1C2pInfgVdCKHhJ
01:10:26
March 10, 2021
Episode 104 - Mark Anthony Austin, Boba Fett and the Special Editions
Mark Anthony Austin is known to #StarWars fans as  Boba Fett in A New Hope #SpecialEdition. As a Boba Fan his whole life, it was a dream come true to play Fett in ANH. Join us as we talk about his Star Wars journey and donning #BobaFett's #Mandalorian armor.   After earning his Bachelor of Arts Degree from West Surrey College of Art and Design in Surrey, England, Mark went on to make the filmed animated short, “Father” that would later be nominated for a BAFTA and eventually win numerous awards. Soon after, Mark started his career in earnest at the Wyatt Cattaneo Animation Studio in London overseeing the commercial campaigns of the company’s largest European brand names, including Tetley Tea Bags, Ribena and the Swiss Bank Corporation.    In 1993 Mark moved to LucasFilm’s Industrial Light and Magic to work on Steven Spielberg’s “Casper” and then given charge of the creature animation for the first “Star Wars” Special Edition. Mark soon moved on to Walt Disney Feature Animation as a supervising animator on such projects as “Dinosaur,” “Treasure Planet,” Disney World’s 3D attraction: “Mickey’s Philharmagic,” followed by “Chicken Little" and then “Bolt.”   June 2009 to June2014 - Head of Animation at The Third Floor Inc., the world's leading and only international pre-visualization company.  During his 5 years there Mark has had the privilege of working closely with such directors as Steven Spielberg ("Warhorse"), Sam Raimi ("Oz the Great and Powerful"), Joss Whedon ("Avengers"), Peter Berg (“Battleship”), Rob Cohen (“Medieval”), Guy Ritchie (“Lobo”) and Marcus Nispel (“Conan”).   Keep up with us on twitter: Twitter.com/ATGcast  Follow us on Facebook - https://www.FaceBook.com/AroundTheGalaxy  Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fletzerpete   Keep up with all the latest Star Wars news, reviews, and the Beyond the Blast Doors shows at www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com   Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting the BTBD guys on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors
01:12:04
March 03, 2021
Episode 103 - Ash Crossan, Entertainment Tonight
#EntertainmentTonight's #AshCrossan joins us to chat about all things #StarWars  Keep up with us on twitter: Twitter.com/ATGcast  Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fletzerpete  Keep up with all the latest Star Wars news, reviews, and the Beyond the Blast Doors shows at www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com  Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting the BTBD guys on Patreon!  You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors
01:08:52
February 24, 2021
Episode 102 - Jarod the Dark Jedi talks Star Wars and the MCU
Jarod Baughman-Stubbs, aka Jarod the Dark #Jedi from the Nerd Academy and Knights of the Nerd Republic stopped by to talk about #StarWars and his other #nerd fandom loves.  0:00 - Intro 2:15 - Knights of the Nerd Republic 3:45 - Jarod's SW History 5:30 - Classic X-Box Gaming 11:00 - Role of light saber 13:30 - Streaming vs Blockbuster 18:45 - Star Wars vs Marvel  25:30 - What SW is learning from the MCU 37:00 - Reboot? 39:00 - Ten Questions Keep up with us on twitter: Twitter.com/ATGcast Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fletzerpete Keep up with all the latest Star Wars news, reviews, and the Beyond the Blast Doors shows at www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com  Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting the BTBD guys on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors
01:14:56
February 17, 2021
Episode 101 - Actor John Tague talks Star Wars, acting and what being a parent brings to the saga
#StarWars has played a part in many actors' lives and John Tague is no exception. On this episode of Around the Galaxy, John joins Pete Fletzer to talk about growing up with the saga, the #MakeTagueThrawn conversation and gets emotional talking about the "I am your father moment." #IAmYourFather  John Tague recently starred in FX's "American Horror Story 1984", Hulu's "Light As A Feather, Fox's "Lucifer", "Why Not Choose Love: A Mary Pickford Manifesto" with Cary Elwes, NBC's "The Blacklist", "CSI: Cyber" On CBS, "Maron" on IFC, "General Hospital", and is the lead actor and creator of the multi-award web-series "The Rolling Soldier" which he also wrote and directed. He has appeared in the lead role of action/thriller feature "The Ticking Man" by Next Generation Films, "Living and Dining" with Maureen Stapleton, the hit FOX TV show "24", NBC's "Crossing Jordan", ABC's "All My Children", John comes from Chatham New Jersey and now resides in Los Angeles with his wife Claire Hartley and their daughter Nova.   Follow us on twitter: @ATGCast  Follow John: @JohnJTague  Patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors  BeyondTheBlastDoors.com
01:22:32
February 10, 2021
Episode 100 - Matthew Stover, Author of Revenge of the Sith, Shatterpoint and more Star Wars novels
This week we are privileged to bring you the best selling author of what many have called the greatest Star Wars book ever written: The novelization of Revenge of the Sith. He also created the character Darth Tenebrous and wrote two other Star Wars novels. Please welcome, Matthew Stover. Matthew Stover wrote four Star Wars novels including his legendary adaptation of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Join us for a live in-depth interview to talk about #RevengeOfTheSith, #MatthewStover's other #StarWars novels and what he's been writing since.   Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors   Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/ATGcast   Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/beyondtheblastDoors   Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting BTBD on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastdoors
01:24:40
February 03, 2021
Episode 99 - David Whiteley, Star Wars documentary filmmaker and author talks the magic of the Saga
Star Wars documentary filmmaker, David Whiteley joins us to talk about his Star Wars journey, his films Toy Empire and The Galaxy Britain Built as well as his YouTube show, Star Wars Xtra.   Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors  Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/ATGcast  Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/beyondtheblastDoors  Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting BTBD on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastdoors  From http://davidwhiteleymedia.co.uk/ David has spent the last 25 years in TV and radio, broadcasting, producing, directing and making top quality, award winning films. He spent 23 years at the BBC presenting the BBC One Current Affairs Programme 'Inside Out'. He has also presented and produced films for 'The One Show' (BBC ONE), The Victoria Derbyshire programme (BBC TWO) and fronted/produced documentaries for BBC FOUR, BBC WORLD and BBC ARTS. On top of that he has also presented hundreds of hours of live TV.    Born on May the Fourth (Yes, Star Wars day!), 1977 (the year Star Wars was released), he was destined to be a life-long fan of the movies. Having hit upon the idea of making a documentary about the Brits behind Star Wars, he embarked on, what would become a four-year project to tell their stories. Firstly in 2017, with an hour long film, 'The Galaxy Britain Built' broadcast on BBC FOUR and BBC WORLD and then extending that to a 90 minute feature in 2019.    David has also written a book, The Galaxy Britain Built: The British Talent Behind Star Wars. (Published by U.S. publisher, BearManor Media). In 2019, he also made a 30-minute featurette about Palitoy Star Wars Toys and the phenomenon in Britain, 'Toy Empire.' Both Star Wars documentaries received widespread critical acclaim as well as Royal Television Society Awards (Programme of the Year and Post-Production).    David now runs the production company Galaxy Productions.   David also works as a media consultant and trainer with many UK and global brands including Marks and Spencer, Mini Cooper, Anglian Water, Gardline Marine Surveys, CEFAS and Bernard Matthews. He can offer bespoke training as well as corporate advice and filmmaking.   David is an experienced and regular host of prestigious industry awards ceremonies around the UK. Clients include LABC, NORSE, The Kingsley Group and Archant Media. He can entertain a room of hundreds of people and ensure a good night is had by all.
01:02:42
January 27, 2021
Episode 98 - Stephen Ford talks Star Wars, Video Games and the roles that got away
On this week's #live episode we talk to Stephen Ford of #Ascender about #StarWars, video games and #YouTube.   Around the Galaxy, The STAR WARS Fan Talkshow features the people behind the fandom. Actors, authors, creators, personalities and superfans alike have spent an hour (or more!) with Pete Fletzer, sharing their Star Wars story. Watch the show on the Beyond The Blast Doors YouTube channel, or listen on all major podcast platforms.  Pete Fletzer is a freelance writer and former contributing editor to Star Wars Galaxy Magazine with stories also featured in Star Wars Insider.    Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheBla... Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/ATGcast Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/beyondtheblastdoors Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting BTBD on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastdoors
01:18:40
January 20, 2021
Episode 97 - Star Wars author, Amy Richau
Amy Richau writes about #StarWars, pop culture, and history. Most recently, she has had her first book published called "I Love You, I Know: Lessons in Love and Friendship" with DK Publishing (available here: https://t.co/NOmgVnSccK?amp=1). Her work has appeared in StarWars.com, Star Wars Insider, and Nerdist. She was a researcher and appeared in the docu-series Looking for Leia and worked for many years as a film preservationist. Amy lives outside Boulder, Colorado, with her husband, two children, and four pets.   Buy "I Love You, I Know. Lessons in Love and Friendship" here:  https://t.co/NOmgVnSccK?amp=1  Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors  Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/ATGcast  Patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors
01:01:41
January 13, 2021
Episode 96 - Nick Mielke talks about Star Wars community and the impact of Luke Skywalker in the Mandalorian
Nicke Mielke is the host of Podcast of the Whills and friend of our host, Pete Fletzer. This week he joins us to talk about the Mandalorian, Dave Filoni and the state of the Star Wars community. Around the Galaxy, the Star Wars Fan Talkshow drops new episodes every Tuesday with authors, personalities and super fans. Follow us on Twitter @ATGcast As a trusted source for Star Wars reporting, opinion, and conversation, you can find your new episodes with ease on www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com  Keep up with all the latest Star Wars news, reviews, and the Beyond the Blast Doors shows at www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheBlastdoors Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BTBD_PodcastFollow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/beyondtheblastdoors Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting the BTBD guys on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors
01:22:50
January 06, 2021
Episode 95 - The Top 3 Star Wars Characters with Michael Moreci, Mike Chen and Andy Lemiere
Star Wars characters range from very well-developed to moments of screen time and they all are loved by fans. In this round-table episode, Mike Chen, Michael Moreci and Andy Lemiere take a deep dive into #StarWars characters like #Anakin, #Ahsoka and Maul to discuss the rich tapestry of their back-story and why it is so important to the full Star Wars experience.   New Around the Galaxy episodes drop every Tuesday night at 8pm EST  Follow us on Twitter @ATGcast  0:00 - Welcome!  6:45 - What makes Vader so amazing today?   9:45 - The Prequels are a complicated Story  12:45 - Clone Wars as back story to the Prequels and Anakin’s story  19:45 - Mace Windu’s role in the fall of Anakin  23:15 - Ahsoka  25:00 - Why Ahsoka is so important to the Prequels  28:15 - Ahsoka in the Star Wars timeline  31:30 - Season 7 of Clone Wars and the importance of the Martez Sisters arc  34:30 - Filoni the Master Story Teller  36:00 - The End of Clone Wars and the role Ahsoka played to Anakin  40:15 - Maul IS Revenge 42:30 - Complex though morally wrong  46:40 - Maul and Ahsoka, Ying and Yang   As a trusted source for Star Wars reporting, opinion, and conversation, you can find your new episodes with ease on www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com  Keep up with all the latest Star Wars news, reviews, and the Beyond the Blast Doors shows at www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com  Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheBlastdoors Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BTBD_Podcast Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/beyondtheblastdoors  Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting the BTBD guys on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors
56:34
December 30, 2020
Episode 94 - Adam Frazier of SlashFilm talks the future of Star Wars storytelling
Adam Frazier grew up in the heart of Appalachia, dreaming of an escape from the crushing mundanity of the rural South through the works of visionaries like George Lucas, Stan Lee, Steven Spielberg, and Stephen King. A storyteller at heart, Adam currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina – the pimento cheese capital of the world – where he spends his time watching, writing, and writing about what he's watching. Around the Galaxy, the Star Wars Fan Talkshow drops new episodes every Tuesday with authors, personalities and super fans. Follow us on Twitter @ATGcast As a trusted source for Star Wars reporting, opinion, and conversation, you can find your new episodes with ease on www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com  Keep up with all the latest Star Wars news, reviews, and the Beyond the Blast Doors shows at www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheBlastdoors Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BTBD_PodcastFollow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/beyondtheblastdoors Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting the BTBD guys on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors
01:29:38
December 23, 2020
Episode 93 - Hal Hickel, Part 2 of 2: Bringing Grogu to Life
Hal Hickel is the Oscar winning Animation Supervisor at Industrial Light and Magic who, among many other things, has been leading #VFX work on #BabyYoda in #TheMandalorian. In this second part of a two part conversation we talk about bringing #Grogu to life, #JonFavreau's vision of the Child, The Volume impact on VFX and #RogueOne  0:00 - Intro  3:00 Being asked to join the Mandalorian  6:15  - Response as a fan  11:25 - Did you think Grogu would be this big?  14:00 - Favreau’s vision for Grogu  17:15 - Mandalorian Season 2 Approach  22:30 - The Volume and it's impact on animation  29:00 - What makes Star Wars Star Wars?  34:00 - Star Wars entry points  40:30 - 10 Questions  51:00 - Rogue one talk   Around the Galaxy, the Star Wars Fan Talkshow drops new episodes every Tuesday with authors, personalities and super fans. Follow us on Twitter @ATGcast   From the ILM website: Hal Hickel joined Industrial Light & Magic in 1996 as an animator for The Lost World: Jurassic Park. His special interest in animation lies in the challenge of integrating fantastic characters and creatures into live-action films. He was promoted to Lead Animator on his second film and was responsible for animating several characters in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.   In 2000, Hickel moved up to Animation Supervisor, teaming up with multi-Academy Award®-winning visual effects supervisor Dennis Muren on Steven Spielberg’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence. In 2007, his work on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest was recognized with both an Academy Award® for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Effects and the BAFTA for Best Achievement in Visual Effects.   Hickel was the Animation Supervisor on Guillermo del Toro’s sci-fi epic, Pacific Rim, for which he received his fifth BAFTA nomination and a Visual Effects Society Nomination for Outstanding Visual Effects. Prior to that, he was the Animation Director on ILM’s first animated feature, Rango, which received the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature.  Originally from Portland, Oregon, Hickel studied Film Graphics at the California Institute of the Art before being hired by Will Vinton Studios as a clay animator and motion-control operator for commercials and television specials featuring the California Raisins, amongst other characters.   As a trusted source for Star Wars reporting, opinion, and conversation, you can find your new episodes with ease on www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com  Keep up with all the latest Star Wars news, reviews, and the Beyond the Blast Doors shows at www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com   Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheBlastdoors Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BTBD_PodcastFollow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/beyondtheblastdoors  Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting the BTBD guys on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors
01:06:20
December 15, 2020
Episode 92 - Hal Hickel, Part 1 of 2: Industrial Light & Magic on Star Wars, Pixar & Lucas
Hal Hickel is the Oscar winning Animation Supervisor at Industrial Light and Magic who, among many other things, has been leading #VFX work on #BabyYoda in #TheMandalorian. In this first part of a two part conversation we talk about a letter he wrote as a child to #Lucasfilm that drove him to achieve his dream of working at #ILM. We talk about his work on #ToyStory, his development of #BossNass and the climactic battle in #AttackOfTheClones. Around the Galaxy, the Star Wars Fan Talkshow drops new episodes every Tuesday with authors, personalities and super fans. Follow us on Twitter @ATGcast   From the ILM website:  Hal Hickel joined Industrial Light & Magic in 1996 as an animator for The Lost World: Jurassic Park. His special interest in animation lies in the challenge of integrating fantastic characters and creatures into live-action films. He was promoted to Lead Animator on his second film and was responsible for animating several characters in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.   In 2000, Hickel moved up to Animation Supervisor, teaming up with multi-Academy Award®-winning visual effects supervisor Dennis Muren on Steven Spielberg’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence. In 2007, his work on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest was recognized with both an Academy Award® for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Effects and the BAFTA for Best Achievement in Visual Effects.   Hickel was the Animation Supervisor on Guillermo del Toro’s sci-fi epic, Pacific Rim, for which he received his fifth BAFTA nomination and a Visual Effects Society Nomination for Outstanding Visual Effects. Prior to that, he was the Animation Director on ILM’s first animated feature, Rango, which received the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature.   Originally from Portland, Oregon, Hickel studied Film Graphics at the California Institute of the Art before being hired by Will Vinton Studios as a clay animator and motion-control operator for commercials and television specials featuring the California Raisins, amongst other characters. Keep up with all the latest Star Wars news, reviews, and the Beyond the Blast Doors shows at www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com  Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheBlastdoors Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BTBD_Podcast Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/beyondtheblastdoors  Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting the BTBD guys on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors
43:34
December 08, 2020
Episode 91 - Alex & Mollie Damon of Star Wars Explained couple talks what's next after the Skywalker Saga
Star Wars Explained is the most popular #StarWars Youtube channel on the internet. Hosts Alex and Mollie Damon joined us to talk about #YouTube celebrity, the future of the saga and managing the #socialmedia conversation.   0:00 - Welcome  8:00 - Mollie joins the team  9:20 - Social media  13:15 - Mollie’s entry into Star Wars   15:20 - Current state of Star Wars  19:00 - Spoiler culture  23:15 - The future of Star Wars  24:40 - Anticipation and disappointment  26:30 - The Rise of Skywalker  29:15 - Mando and the broader stories  33:15 - Being a YouTube Celebrity  38:35 - Ten questions   Around the Galaxy, the Star Wars Fan Talkshow drops new episodes every Tuesday with authors, personalities and super fans. Follow us on Twitter @ATGcast  Keep up with all the latest Star Wars news, reviews, and the Beyond the Blast Doors shows at www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com
55:58
December 01, 2020
Episode 90 - Adam Lance Garcia on meeting George Lucas and the Mythology of telling the Star Wars story
Writer, producer and self-proclaimed nerd, Adam Lance Garcia joins us to talk about meeting George Lucas, the mythology of making Star Wars and the Meta Success of The Last Jedi 4:11 - Getting into Star Wars 8:05 - Meeting George Lucas 13:00 - Mythology of Making Star Wars 22:00 - A way to keep Legends in Head Canon 27:12 - What makes something Star Wars? 33:40 - The Meta Success of The Last Jedi 43:55 - Rise of Skywalker & Sequels 52:30 10 Questions 63:00 Collectibles - Why that matters Buy our new BTBD gear right now: https://www.teepublic.com/user/beyondtheblastdoors As a trusted source for Star Wars reporting, opinion, and conversation, you can find your new episodes with ease on www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors/?ref=bookmarks&sw_fnr_id=2236164831Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BTBD_PodcastFollow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/beyondtheblastdoors/ Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting the BTBD guys on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors
01:14:00
November 24, 2020
Episode 89 - Brittany N. Williams talks about her story in "From A Certain Point of View"
Every Tuesday, Around the Galaxy brings you interviews with #StarWars writers, celebrities and superfans. This week, Pete Fletzer interviews Brittany N Williams, actress and writer who recently published her story "Faith in an Old Friend" in From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back.  #StarWars #books #L337 https://www.youtube.com/c/BeyondTheBlastDoors  Buy From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back here: https://www.amazon.com/Certain-Point-View-Empire-Strikes/dp/0593157745/ref=sr_1_1crid=389QYM9C1O80X&dchild=1&keywords=from+a+certain+point+of+view+empire&qid=1603136798&sprefix=from+a+c%2Caps%2C141&sr=8-1    Buy our new BTBD gear right now: https://www.teepublic.com/user/beyondtheblastdoors As a trusted source for Star Wars reporting, opinion, and conversation, you can find your new episodes with ease on www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com   Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors/?ref=bookmarks&sw_fnr_id=2236164831Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BTBD_PodcastFollow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/beyondtheblastdoors/  Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting the BTBD guys on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors
01:00:28
November 17, 2020
Episode 88 - Michael Moreci talks From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back and more
The Empire Strikes Back is widely held as one of, if not the best Star Wars film. On November 10, 2020, DelRey released From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back and Michael Moreci is on of 40 contributing authors. He is the creator of numerous original comics series and has written and collaborated on multiple established properties. His original works, Roche Limit (Image Comics) and Burning Fields (BOOM! Studios), were both recognized by many publications as being among the best comics of 2015. Roche Limit was called the “sci-fi comic you need to read” by Nerdist and io9, and Paste Magazine named it one of the “50 best sci-fi comics” of all time. He is a writer for #StarWars Adventure comics and most recently contributed the story #BeyondHope to From A Certain Point of View: #TheEmpireStrikesBack (buy it here: https://amzn.to/2JjFOcH) Watch the interview on our youtube channel: https://youtu.be/B_QWGseI5uk 3:45 - Intro and Welcome 9:00 - Beyond Hope 13:00 - Fighting for an ideal 15:30 - Writing a short story vs novel and comics 19:00 - Working with the Story Group 23:00 - Pete’s story for West End Games 24:45 - Writing for his favorite movie 28:15 - From a Certain Point of View 31:00 - Michael’s Intro to Star Wars 35:30 - Star Wars Toys and Growing Up 38:00 - Legends 40:00 - What makes a Star Wars story “Star Wars?” 45:00 - 10 Questions Follow us on Twitter @ATGCast Keep up with us on BeyondTheBlastDoors.com Watch this interview at YouTube.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors Join our patreon at Patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors
01:18:46
November 10, 2020
Episode 87 - Mitch Dyer, Video Game writer for Star Wars: Squadrons and Battlefront II
Canadian born video game writer, Mitch Dyer talks about his experience as one of the story leads on the epic #StarWars game, #BattleFront2. In part one of this two part episode, Mitch talks about creating characters like #Shriv, #IdenVersio and #DelMeeko as well as the creation of a new story set just before #TheForceAwakens.  Mitch has been telling stories for more than a decade. He wrote about games as a critic and journalist for 25+ outlets before eventually joining #IGN as an Editor. He wrote original news, produced and hosted video shows, and shared behind-the-scenes stories about game development to an audience of more than 200 million.    In 2016 Mitch joined EA’s Motive Studios where he wrote for the AIAS-nominated Star Wars Battlefront II, as well as Star Wars: Squadrons and an unannounced AAA new IP.  In 2020, he left Motive to become a full-time contract writer. Watch this interview in two parts  Part 1: https://youtu.be/sPw4DpptaCI Part 2: https://youtu.be/fGrEuLWWp8s 3:45 - crossing paths and intros 4:45 - becoming a video game writer 6:35 - First Star Wars game - BF2 7:15 - Introduced to Star Wars 10:00 - Star Wars and desire to be immersed 11:30 - Star Wars video games 15:15 - Writing for Battle Front 2 16:30 - the process for writing for a video game 18:30 - pitching BF2 to the Story Group 19:30 - The Characters in BF2 33:30 - Star Wars Squadrons 37:00 - Squadrons Story Mode 40:00 - Representation in Squadrons 42:15 - Social Media response 43:30 - Squadrons Decisions 58:00 - 10 Questions Follow Around the Galaxy on Twitter @ATGCast Follow BTBD on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors/?ref=bookmarks&sw_fnr_id=2236164831 Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BTBD_Podcast Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/beyondtheblastdoors/ Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting the BTBD guys on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors
01:28:04
October 27, 2020
Episode 86 - Author Mike Chen talks Machete Order, Defense of the Prequels and Modern Day Star Wars
Mike Chen is one of 40 writers who contributed to From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back. His story, "Disturbance," focuses on Emperor Palpatine at the time of Episode V.  On this episode, we talk about sharing Star Wars with his daughter in #MacheteOrder, defense of the Prequels and perspective on modern #StarWars.   3:40 - intro 5:00 - toys as a gateway 6:45 - getting the Star Wars gig 10:00 - pitching the story 13:45 - Introducing Star Wars to his daughter - Machete order 21:00 - The Prequels & The Clone Wars 27:45 - Maintaining “I am your father.” 29:30 - Maintaining attention span 33:00 - Star Wars acting and #MakeSolo2Happen 39:00 - What makes Star Wars Star Wars? 47:30 - Responding to Baby Yoda 65:35 - Ten Questions Buy From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back here: https://www.amazon.com/Certain-Point-View-Empire-Strikes/dp/0593157745/ref=sr_1_1?crid=389QYM9C1O80X&dchild=1&keywords=from+a+certain+point+of+view+empire&qid=1603136798&sprefix=from+a+c%2Caps%2C141&sr=8-1  @MikeChenWriter www.MikeChenBooks.com   Follow Around the Galaxy @ATGcast on Twitter  www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com   Buy our new BTBD gear right now: https://www.teepublic.com/user/beyondtheblastdoors Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors/?ref=bookmarks&sw_fnr_id=2236164831 Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BTBD_PodcastFollow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/beyondtheblastdoors/ Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more?  Consider supporting the BTBD guys on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors
01:25:48
October 20, 2020
Episode 85 - Kevin J. Anderson on Star Wars Legends, Canon and the New Era of the Saga
Star Wars Legends author, Kevin J. Anderson, is the prolific author of 165 books with more than 50 having become bestsellers. Star Wars fans will know him for his Legends era books from the Jedi Academy series, Young Jedi Knights and the Tales Of The Jedi comic series from Dark Horse. He has also written 14 #Dune novels with the son. of the late Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert. His latest novel is Dune: The Duke of Caladan, available now.  In this forty minute interview, Kevin shares the story of how he became one of the early authors of the first Star Wars sequel books, now known as "legends." He talks about how he felt about the 1990s novels being designated as no longer canon when Disney took over the franchise and the fan reaction. He also gives his impressions of the Disney-era Star Wars films.   3:30 - Welcome and introduction 4:30 - Writing DUNE 13:30 - An oral history of Star Wars Legends 19:25 - The original Story Group 22:50 - Seeing your concepts on film 28:00 - Fan response to Legends 32:00 - EU / Legends characters he'd like to see come to screen 34:00 - Continuity? 41:00 - Episode I: Untitled 43:00 - The next new movie experience 47:00 - 10 Questions 48:00 - Leigh Brackett 50:00 - The Disney Era 52:00 - Response to The Last Jedi Follow Kevin on Twitter @TheKJA Follow Around the Galaxy @ATGcast Buy Dune: The Duke of Caladan here: https://www.amazon.com/Dune-Duke-Caladan-Trilogy/dp/1250764742/ref=as_li_ss_tl?dchild=1&keywords=dune+the+duke+of+caladan&qid=1602164635&sr=8-2&linkCode=sl1&tag=beyondtheblas-20&linkId=c133c89994923c6918af78818a7c7c53&language=en_US&fbclid=IwAR2MCg2sIggnnAwqFRKZQlMhhrxMsXih83hOPcLPZBQZC3kpEKzKcEoviIU  Buy our new BTBD gear right now: https://www.teepublic.com/user/beyondtheblastdoors  Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting the BTBD guys on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors
01:08:43
October 13, 2020
Episode 84 - Silver Colored Knob talks about their Star Wars inspired music
Silver Colored Knob is a virtual band born in the coronavirus age. Bringing Star Wars themed rock music with a sense of self awareness, the band talks about the origins of their songs, what their influences are and the role of music in the Star Wars saga. Their first two singles, This is the Way (You Make Me Feel) and Stormtrooper are played and discussed.  4:00 - SCK origins 5:30 - first song 9:30 - This is the Way 14:00 - what kind of music did you grow up with 19:00 - Star Wars and music connection 22:00 John Williams 24:45 - when did you get into music? 30:30 - The virtual recording process 35:45 - First song you learned 41:00 Stormtrooper 44:35 Talking about Stormtrooper 50:00 - Where does a virtual band go? Find Silver Colored Knob on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0eOviPdly4NfzttgkuIwtw Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/silver-colored-knob/1526194414 and wherever you find music. Follow Around the Galaxy on Twitter @ATGcast Keep up with ATG and all the Beyond the Blast Doors shows at www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com Buy our new BTBD gear right now: https://www.teepublic.com/user/beyondtheblastdoors
56:36
October 06, 2020
Episode 83 - James Rasile of Rebel Scum Podcast talks Sequels, Prequels and The Mandalorian
James Rasile of the #RebelScum podcast joins us to talk about #GeorgeLucas as a story teller, recollections of the #StarWars #Prequels and #SpecialEdition days and we dig into what the Sequels mean to the Saga.   4:30 Introductions - James Rasile  6:00 Star Wars experience  7:45 Star Wars in the 1990s  9:30 Phantom Menace Response  10:45 George Lucas, storyteller  14:30 Attack of the Clones  15:45 Revenge of the Sith  18:00 The Special Editions  22:30 Leaks and secrets  26:15 The Last Jedi and the Sequels  31:00 The Rise of Skywalker - that’s the story  37:30 - The future of Star Wars Story Telling  40:35 - The Mandalorian   51:00 - Ten Questions   Follow Around the Galaxy on Twitter @ATGcast  Keep up with ATG and all the Beyond the Blast Doors shows at www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com   Buy our new BTBD gear right now: https://www.teepublic.com/user/beyondtheblastdoors   As a trusted source for Star Wars reporting, opinion, and conversation, you can find your new episodes with ease on www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com  Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors/?ref=bookmarks&sw_fnr_id=2236164831 Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BTBD_Podcast Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/beyondtheblastdoors/  Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting the BTBD guys on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors
01:11:12
September 29, 2020
Episode 82 - Brandon Wainerdi of Talking Bay 94 talks Star Wars Creators, Collectibles and The Saga
Brand Wainerdi is the host of Talking Bay 94, a podcast that interviews the people who have made Star Wars - actors, producers, effects specialists, directors, and more. The show drops every Wednesday at TalkingBay94.com Follow Around the Galaxy on Twitter @ATGCast Follow BTBD on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors/?ref=bookmarks&sw_fnr_id=2236164831 Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BTBD_Podcast Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/beyondtheblastdoors/ Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting the BTBD guys on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors
01:01:36
September 22, 2020
Episode 81 - Tori Fox talks Star Wars creatures, set building and theme park magic
Tori Fox is a special effects artist who has an obsession with Star Wars and Sy Snootles. Follow Around the Galaxy on Twitter @ATGCast Follow BTBD on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors/?ref=bookmarks&sw_fnr_id=2236164831 Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BTBD_Podcast Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/beyondtheblastdoors/ Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting the BTBD guys on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors
01:12:00
September 15, 2020
Episode 80 - Alex Segura talks Poe Dameron Free Fall and the appeal of the Star Wars underworld
Alex Segura is the author of Poe Dameron Free Fall and he joined us as our special guest as part of the Beyond the Blast Doors Podathon raising money for Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Follow Around the Galaxy on Twitter @ATGCast Follow BTBD on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors/?ref=bookmarks&sw_fnr_id=2236164831 Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BTBD_Podcast Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/beyondtheblastdoors/ Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting the BTBD guys on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors
39:48
September 08, 2020
Episode 79 - James McDonald AKA Sunny Ravencourt talks Star Wars EU, podcasting and lore
James McDonald hosts University of Coruscant, an audio drama / podcast that features the history of Star Wars and it's lore. On this episode we take a deep dive into the EU, discuss the end of the saga and brainstorm about how Lucasfilm and Disney could bring back fan favorite Mara Jade. Follow Around the Galaxy on Twitter @ATGCast Follow BTBD on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors/?ref=bookmarks&sw_fnr_id=2236164831 Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BTBD_Podcast Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/beyondtheblastdoors/ Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting the BTBD guys on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors
01:15:02
September 01, 2020
Episode 78 - Robbie Fox of Barstool on Mark Hamill, Social Media and Star Wars
Robbie Fox is a 22 year old journalist for Barstool Sports covering MMA, wrestling and anything nerdy. On this episode Robbie talked about meeting Mark Hamill, managing social media, being a Disney Shill and the slippery slope caused by the #ZackSnyderCut. 3:45 - Who is Robbie Fox 5:30 - My Mom’s Basement 7:45 - Skywalker Saber? 8:45 - Getting into Star Wars 12:00 - Meeting Mark Hamill 15:30 - Celebration 16:30 - Managing social media 20:00 - Finding the positives / a Disney Shill 23:30 - The way Star Wars news is coming out 28:00 - Rise of Skywalker 31:00 - Snyder cut and the Pandora’s box 35:30 - Taika and Star Wars variation 39:00 - Mandalorian season 2 hopes 42:30 - Ahsoka coming to life 47:00 - Resurgence of Hayden 48:00 - 10 questions @RobbieBarstool Follow Around the Galaxy on Twitter @ATGCast Follow BTBD on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors/?ref=bookmarks&sw_fnr_id=2236164831 Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BTBD_Podcast Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/beyondtheblastdoors/ Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting the BTBD guys on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors
01:19:24
August 25, 2020
Episode 77 - Sistas With Sabers talking diversity, Star Wars lessons and Martez Sisters
Sistas With Sabers is a podcast made for and by black female fans of Star Wars, designed as a safe space to connect, support each other and share their experience with the world. Two of it’s founders, Maria and Rayven joined us to talk about Star Wars in the current state of politics, finding lessons in the saga and discuss what balance means in Star Wars and in our real world. 1:00 - What is Sistas with Sabers 2:30 - Rayven 4:30 - Maria’s intro to Star Wars 6:30 - Disney doorways 9:00 - Reacting to the Prequels 10:45 - Obi-Wan 15:00 - End of Clone Wars and Ahsoka 21:00 - The Martez Sisters 23:00 - State of Fandom for Women and POC 31:00 - Disney: Take Diversity more seriously 34:30 - Did The Rise of Skywalker give in to the Fandom Menace? 40:00 - Lessons from Star Wars for today 51:00 - Shout out to Sistas 60:30 - Ten Questions @blerdgirljedi (Maria) @JennaBellaJ (Raven) @Mjrjt (Rhole) @SabersWith Follow Around the Galaxy on Twitter @ATGCast Follow BTBD on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors/?ref=bookmarks&sw_fnr_id=2236164831 Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BTBD_Podcast Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/beyondtheblastdoors/ Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting the BTBD guys on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors
01:34:22
August 18, 2020
Episode 76 - Jenmarie, Star Wars blogger on the evolving fandom, Galaxy's Edge & Collecting
Jenmarie describes herself as "a bubbly and petite thirty-four year old who has been happily married for eleven years to the man of her dreams who she met in line for the midnight showing of Attack of the Clones." She has been a #StarWars blogger for nearly 20 years. Her site, AnakinAndHisAngel.com hosts Star Wars #style inspiration, #collectible tips, all things Galaxy's Edge, and everything in between. She says, "I love Star Wars, #Disney, #fashion, and everything cute." With a season pass to #Disneyland, she has spent countless hours on #Batuu in #Galaxy's Edge.  On this episode of Around the Galaxy, Jenmarie shares her perspective on how the Star Wars fandom has evolved in the two decades she's been blogging, the magic of Galaxy's Edge, shares a Kenobi and Anakin fan theory, some favorite Star Wars moments and what being a woman in the fandom means.   3:30 - Intro 5:00 - how has the state of online fandom changed 8:00 - becoming a Star Wars fan 10:00 - what inspired you to blog? 13:45 - Galaxy’s Edge 19:00 - JenMarie’s collection 21:30 - An Anakin in Kenobi fan theory 27:00 - Role of the Prequels 28:00 - Being a woman in Star Wars Fandom 31:15 - Favorite Star Wars moments 34:00 - Baby Yoda 35:45 - Ahsoka and Solo 40:00 - Thoughts on story leaks 44:00 - Ten Questions Jenmarie, Star Wars Blogger http://www.anakinandhisangel.com Twitter: @acrossthestars IG: anakinandhisangel Follow Around the Galaxy on Twitter @ATGCast   Follow BTBD on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors/?ref=bookmarks&sw_fnr_id=2236164831 Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BTBD_Podcast  Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/beyondtheblastdoors/   Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting the BTBD guys on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors
01:01:51
August 11, 2020
Episode 75 - Our Host is the Guest! Pete Fletzer talks podcasting, visiting Skywalker Ranch and the role Star Wars plays
Pete Fletzer is a former contributing editor to Star Wars Galaxy magazine, author of the full-length fan fiction novelization of The Phantom Menace called Duel of the Fates and host of this podcast and Streaming Star Wars on the Beyond the Blast Doors Network. He has been an active member of the Star Wars fan community for the last several years and spends way too much time on social media. 5:00 - How do you feel now that you hit 75 shows? 3:00 8:30 - Everything’s on you - doing the show solo 10:30 - The stress of waiting for a guest 13:00 - What do you want the listeners to leave with? 16:45 - What makes it worth it? 19:00 - Less than perfect content creation 22:15 - Star Wars community 24:30 - What goals did you set? What makes ATG unique? 29:30 - Other hobbies? 34:00 - Star Wars and your Dad 37:30 - The Amazing Science Fiction and Horror Trivia Game 39:30 - The trade with Steve Sansweet 42:30 - Star Wars and fatherhood 49:00 - My daughter’s Star Wars and the future of the franchise TWITTER QUESTIONS 54:30 - The influence of Star Wars on your life 59:45 - Going to Skywalker Ranch 70:45 - What is it about Star Wars the resonates with you? 74:15 - Star Wars lessons to cope with 2020 80:30 - 10 Questions 102:00 - Thanks Around the Galaxy online: www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com www.Patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors.com @ATGcast Our host: www.PeteFletzer.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, and throw us a thumbs up! If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios Do you like Around the Galaxy and want more? Consider supporting the Pete Fletzer and the rest of the Beyond The Blast Doors Network family on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like.
01:44:28
August 04, 2020
ATG Rewind - Jason Fry talks #Reylo, The Last Jedi Backlash and the Skywalker Dream
(Originally debuted on June 17, 2019)  Jason Fry is a best selling author with over 40 Star Wars credits to his name, the most high profile of which is the novelization of The Last Jedi. From the Clone Wars Visual Guide to Solo: Tales from Vandor, Jason has been bringing tales from the Galaxy Far, Far Away to readers as far back as 2008. He is also a journalist and baseball writer who co-writes Faith and Fear in Flushing, the NY Mets blog. On this episode we talk about our shared experience in the #StarWars RPG world, the Star Wars Story Group, writing the novelization of The Last Jedi, the Skywalker dream sequence, response to fan backlash and even chat a little bit about the #ReyLo movement. Stick around for the 10 Questions segment and you will never look at C-3PO the same again. #C3POIsAMonster  14:00 Star Wars Story Group   18:30 Writing #TheLastJedi   25:15 Dealing with TLJ Backlash   33:30 The Skywalker Dream Prologue  39:45 Expanding the Scenes   47:30 #ReyLo   49:30 Looking to Episode 9 and Beyond   56:00 Ten Questions    Around the Galaxy, a part of the Beyond the Blast Doors Network, is a one hour, one guest, Star Wars fan talkshow. Every week we feature celebrities, podcasters, collectors and super fans and talk about what makes their Star Wars fandom special and what the saga means to them.    Links: Jason on Twitter: @JasonCFry   Jason’s website: www.JasonFry.net   Tumblr: Jason Fry’s Dorkery    Around The Galaxy: www.Patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors Follow us on Twitter: @ATGcast  Theme music by Apollo’s Ghost (@GhostApollos) https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-page/1415536949?i=1415536951 If you had fun, please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review it. If you really liked it, please feel free to head on over to our patreon page at Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy. Don’t forget to follow us on twitter @ATGcast and if you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line (fletzerpete@gmail.com).  Buy our new BTBD gear right now: https://www.teepublic.com/user/beyondtheblastdoors  As a trusted source for Star Wars reporting, opinion, and conversation, you can find your new episodes with ease on www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com  Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors/?ref=bookmarks&sw_fnr_id=2236164831 Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BTBD_Podcast Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/beyondtheblastdoors/  Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting the BTBD guys on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors
01:12:36
July 28, 2020
Episode 74 - Noah Outlaw & Corey Van Dyke talk Rumor Culture, #CloneWarsSaved and #MakeSolo2Happen
Noah Outlaw and Corey Van Dyke are the hosts of Kessel Run Transmissions, the fastest growing reliable source of Star Wars leaks and rumors. 4:00 - Intros 5:00 - Being the NEW source of info 7:30 - Leaks as a information channel & Rumor culture 11:00 - Reaction to bogus sources of info 13:45 - Hate sells 17:15 - Corey’s Star Wars Story and #CloneWarsSaved 19:30 - Integrating animation into live action 24:30 - Promotion and Marketing vs. Fan surprises 28:30 - Worried about bringing Ahsoka to life 36:00 - Telling the stories without needing all the content 39:00 - Looking forward to new content 43:00 - Lesley Hedlund series : Ahsoka? 47:00 - Ten Questions Around the Galaxy online: www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com www.Patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors.com @ATGcast Our host: www.PeteFletzer.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, and throw us a thumbs up! If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios Do you like Around the Galaxy and want more? Consider supporting the Pete Fletzer and the rest of the Beyond The Blast Doors Network family on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like.
01:10:36
July 20, 2020
Episode 73 - Scotty Jayro talks about Star Wars community, podcasting and the state of the saga
Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com Twitter: @ATGcast ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:45:20
July 15, 2020
Episode 72 - Teddy Newton on story telling, the influence of Star Wars and getting fired from Disney
Teddy Newton is an award winning director, actor, animator and storyteller who has worked along side Brad Bird on the Incredibles, Wall-E, Toy Story, Iron Giant and Mission Impossible (to name a few). On this episode he and Pete Fletzer discuss meeting Ben Burtt and Joe Johnston, what make a story work, how to get fired from Disney and he does in impression of Greedo that cannot be missed. 6:00 Story Boarding 8:30 Pre Viz 10:30 Star Wars’ influence 11:45 Sound 13:30 Meeting Ben Burtt 15:30 Success of a series 18:00 The Sequels 21:40 The changes in filmmaking 43:30 Teddy’s Star Wars movie 46:30 Iron Giant 49:30 Trying to get fired from Disney 54:00 Ten Questions 56:30 DIck Caveat is Greedo Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com Twitter: @ATGcast ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:06:34
July 07, 2020
Episode 71 - Anthrax Drummer Charlie Benante talks Star Wars, Funko, Persistence Of Time
Charlie Benante is the drummer and one of the song writers for heavy metal icons, Anthrax and crossover thrash band, Stormtroopers of Death. He also happens to be a monster Star Wars fan who is a part of the 501st Legion of Stormtrooper cosplay wizards and has a huge memorabilia and toy collection. On this episode, Charlie joins Pete Fletzer via phone to talk about his introduction to Star Wars, Funko Pops, The Mandalorian, a story of an Episode I toy hoarding monster and the power of John Williams’ music. He also gives us the inside scoop on the 30th Anniversary Special Edition of the band’s 1990 Persistence of Time album and some insight into his love of coffee. 3:40 - Intro to Reality - Star Wars 7:45 - Prequels and Beyond 10:00 - Mandalorian 12:25 - Connection between Star Wars and Metal / Music 16:10 - John Williams 17:00 - Funkos 19:10 - The Child / Baby Yoda 20:30 - The Mandalorian 22:20 - An Anthrax Star Wars song 23:00 - Phantom Menace Toys 24:30 - 30th Anniversary of Persistence of Time 26:40 - Ten Questions 30:00 - Trooping with the 501st and Star Wars Celebration 34:25 - Make Solo 2 Happen 37:20 - Charlie’s Coffee Dark Matter Anthrax is an American heavy metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by rhythm guitarist Scott Ian. The group is considered one of the leaders of the thrash metal scene from the 1980s and is part of the "Big Four" of the genre, along with Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer. They were also one of the first thrash metal bands (along with Overkill and Nuclear Assault) to emerge from the East Coast. The band has released 11 studio albums, several other albums, and 26 singles, including collaborating on a single with American hip hop group Public Enemy. Anthrax sold 2.5 million records in the United States from 1991 to 2004, with worldwide sales of 10 million. - Wikipedia @CharlieBenante YouTube.com/CharlieBenante CharlieBenante.com Anthrax.com Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com Twitter: @ATGcast  ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy  Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes  Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
40:45
June 30, 2020
Episode 70 - Andy Lemiere talks Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi: The Most Jedi Moment Ever?
Join Pete Fletzer and fellow Beyond the Blast Doors Network host, Andy Lemiere, for another edition of Metachlorians. This time around we discuss a recent meme that claims that final act by  #LukeSkywalker in #TheLastJedi to halt the First Order army was the truest realization of Yoda's teachings. We'll dive into #RianJohnson's vision, what it means to be a Jedi, and the #notmylukeskywalker movement. What does it mean to be a #Jedi? Was #Luke's sacrifice in #TheLastJedi the truest personification of what they stood for? Were his actions out of character for what we know of #StarWars lore? The tweet: https://twitter.com/ATGcast/status/1272936318482427905 Around the Galaxy online: www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com www.Patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors.com @ATGcast Our host: www.PeteFletzer.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, and throw us a thumbs up! If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line.   © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios  Do you like Around the Galaxy and want more? Consider supporting Pete Fletzer and the rest of the Beyond The Blast Doors Network family on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like.
01:02:21
June 24, 2020
Episode 69 - Marc Thompson talks Star Wars Audiobooks, Thrawn and Answers Questions as your favorite characters!
Star Wars Audiobooks' narrator and #voice actor, Marc Thompson visited Around the Galaxy and brought some of his most famous voices with him! He's known for his work on over 50 Star Wars audiobooks as well as voices of Megatron from Transformers: Cyberverse, Kevin Thompson and others on MTV's Daria, TMNT, Yu-Gi-Oh and more! We talked about bringing #Thrawn to life, the process for recording audiobooks and bringing new and old #StarWars characters to life. Later in the episode, Pete Fletzer asked him to answer questions as some of our favorite characters including #Han Solo, #Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jar Jar Binks, Grand Admiral Thrawn, #C-3PO, Eli Vanto, Poe #Dameron and Yoda. 1:30 New York Comic Con #NYCC 2:30 Getting into Voice Acting - remember MTV's #Daria? 5:00 Stepping into #StarWars audiobooks 6:30 The Process 10:00 Bringing Grand Admiral #Thrawn to life 17:15 Voicing the existing Star Wars characters 21:00 Seeing characters jump from page to screen (Seth Parnell’s Question) 23:30 Early Star Wars experience and The NEW Creators 30:15 Reaction videos 32:00 Heart touching Star Wars experiences 37:00 Star Wars character voices Q&A (Han Solo, Yoda, C-3PO, Obi-Wan, Poe Dameron, Jar Jar, Eli Vanto and Grand Admiral Thrown) 41:20 Ten Questions Beyond The Blast Doors Amazon Affiliate Links ---Timothy Zahn's Thrawn: treason right now on Amazon https://amzn.to/2XewXMa
58:32
June 16, 2020
Episode 68 - Yoshi Vu talks visual effects, Rise of Skywalker and Muppet Babies
Yoshi Vu is a visual effects artist who worked on The Rise of Skywalker, The Mandalorian and just about any other related genre. On this episode we talk about making Death Star II, the "impossible task" from Mando, Muppet Babies and the challenges of social media. Yoshi's auction: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?sid=stock1g4g63&isRefine=true&_pgn=1 Around the Galaxy online: www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com www.Patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors.com @ATGcast Our host: www.PeteFletzer.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, and throw us a thumbs up! If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line.   © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios  Do you like Around the Galaxy and want more? Consider supporting Pete Fletzer and the rest of the Beyond The Blast Doors Network family on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like.
01:18:30
June 09, 2020
Episode 67 - Claudia Gray talks Princess of Alderaan, Master & Apprentice, Baby Yoda and Jean-Luc Picard
Claudia Gray is the author of some of the most beloved Star Wars novel in modern-era canon. She has penned Lost Stars, Princess of Alderaan, Bloodline, Master & Apprentice and is currently creating new fiction for the High Republic era. On this episode she shares her thoughts on some of the characters she's created, the ones she's expanded and the ones she'd like to revisit. We also somehow spent a good couple of minutes talking Star Trek. 5:30 Journey into Star Wars 9:00 Readers Digest   12:00 Star Trek and Jean-Luc Easter Egg 15:00 Writing for Leia 25:00 Holdo comes to life 30:00 Obi-Wan, Master and Apprentice 38:30 Which character do you want to return to? #LostStars2 44:30 The Last Jedi / Rise of Skywalker 48:00 Overarching theme 50:30 Ten Questions Around the Galaxy online: www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com www.Patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors.com @ATGcast Our host: www.PeteFletzer.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, and throw us a thumbs up! If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line.   © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios  Do you like Around the Galaxy and want more? Consider supporting Pete Fletzer and the rest of the Beyond The Blast Doors Network family on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like.
01:07:56
May 26, 2020
Episode 66 - Arezou Amin talks Star Wars books, let down by Rise of Skywalker and social media
Arezou is “omg so funny”, or so everyone says. She is an aspiring TV writer whose previous jobs have included everything from a super-long retail stint to teaching to working as an on-set PA.  In this interview, Pete Fletzer and Amin discuss the benefits to reading Star Wars books twice, how they change the stories for her, growing up a Prequel kid and she helps our host through his feelings about The Rise of Skywalker and The Last Jedi.   Around the Galaxy online:  www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com  www.Patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors.com  @ATGcast  Our host: www.PeteFletzer.com  ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy   Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, and throw us a thumbs up! If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line.   © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios  Do you like Around the Galaxy and want more? Consider supporting Pete Fletzer and the rest of the Beyond The Blast Doors Network family on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like.
01:07:46
May 19, 2020
Episode 65 - Brian Jay Jones, George Lucas: A Life
Brian Jay Jones is the award-winning, New York Times best-selling biographer of George Lucas, Jim Henson and Dr. Suess. Join us as we talk about his journey to chronicle the life of the Maker himself. Episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/a6pm7lRpRmo Around the Galaxy online: www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com www.Patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors.com @ATGcast Our host: www.PeteFletzer.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, and throw us a thumbs up! If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios Do you like Around the Galaxy and want more? Consider supporting the Pete Fletzer and the rest of the Beyond The Blast Doors Network family on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like.
01:03:47
May 12, 2020
Streaming Star Wars 22 - Clayton Sandell talks Ahsoka in Mando, Temuera Morrison & Clone Wars
Episode #21 of Streaming Star Wars w/ Ammo + Fletzer This week we talk Ahsoka coming to Mandalorian, Temuera Morrison rumors, May the 4th, The Disney Gallery series and the Clone Wars finale with Clayton Sandell! Our host, Pete Fletzer is co-host of a second Star Wars show with David Amelotti from Beyond the Blast Doors.The live show takes off (usually) every Friday night at 10pm eastern time and is called Streaming Star Wars where we will be recapping, analyzing and discussing each episode of Disney Plus Star Wars content with each other, with guests and with the live audience in the chat room. Each week, after the live video show that can be found on the Beyond the Blast Doors video channel, we will post the audio from the episode here, on Around the Galaxy. Our regular, weekly interview show will still drop on Wednesdays, but think of this as a second show in your ATG stream. Video available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Waz7qqShc5Y The audio is pulled straight from the live show … no editing, just David Amelotti, myself, and our audience. @StreamingSW www.StreamingSW.com @BTBDNet www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com @FletzerPete @BTBDStarWars Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:13:28
May 09, 2020
Episode 64 - Cavan Scott talks Project Luminous, Social Media and Audio Dramas
Cavan Scott is the award-winning author of Dooku Jedi Lost and Star Wars Adventures and is also a part of the Project Luminous team bringing new Star Wars stories from the High Republic. Join us as we talk about Lego, Luminous and the history and future of Audio Drama. Around the Galaxy online: www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com www.Patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors.com @ATGcast Our host: www.PeteFletzer.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, and throw us a thumbs up! If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios Do you like Around the Galaxy and want more? Consider supporting the Pete Fletzer and the rest of the Beyond The Blast Doors Network family on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like.
48:03
May 03, 2020
Streaming Star Wars 21 - Clone Wars "Shattered" and Cassian Andor
Episode #21 of Streaming Star Wars w/ Ammo + Fletzer Our host, Pete Fletzer is co-host of a second Star Wars show with David Amelotti from Beyond the Blast Doors.The live show takes off (usually) every Friday night at 10pm eastern time and is called Streaming Star Wars where we will be recapping, analyzing and discussing each episode of Disney Plus Star Wars content with each other, with guests and with the live audience in the chat room. Each week, after the live video show that can be found on the Beyond the Blast Doors video channel, we will post the audio from the episode here, on Around the Galaxy. Our regular, weekly interview show will still drop on Wednesdays, but think of this as a second show in your ATG stream. This week we talk Clone Wars Shattered, the evolution of Ahsoka, Order 66, the Cassian show and much more! Video available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8XiEETHcWI The audio is pulled straight from the live show … no editing, just David Amelotti, myself, and our audience. @StreamingSW www.StreamingSW.com @BTBDNet www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com @FletzerPete @BTBDStarWars Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:03:53
May 02, 2020
Episode 63 - Scott Chernoff & Dan Madsen Talking Star Wars Celebration One
In 1999 the very first Star Wars Celebration took place in Denver Colorado. It was not without it's challenges. From torrential 100 year rains to the tragedy at Columbine days before. However, Dan Madsen of the Lucasfilm Fan Club and Scott Chernoff of Star Wars Insider led the charge and it became one of the most memorable and important Star Wars fan events of all time. @THEDanMadsen and @ScottChernoff on Twitter Watch new episodes of #AroundTheGalaxy every Tuesday at 12:00 noon EST / 9 PST at YouTube.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors Original Dan Madsen episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-30-dan-madsen/id1460815340?i=1000449194616 Original Scott Chernoff episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-25-scott-chernoff/id1460815340?i=1000446226110 Around the Galaxy online: www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com www.Patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors.com @ATGcast Our host: www.PeteFletzer.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios Do you like Around the Galaxy and want more? Consider supporting the Pete Fletzer and the rest of the Beyond The Blast Doors Network family on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - Patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors
01:07:41
April 27, 2020
Streaming Star Wars 20 - Ahsoka vs Maul
Episode #20 of Streaming Star Wars w/ Ammo + Fletzer Our host, Pete Fletzer is co-host of a second Star Wars show with David Amelotti from Beyond the Blast Doors. We have launched a live show usually every Friday night at 10pm eastern time called Streaming Star Wars where we will be recapping, analyzing and discussing each episode of Disney Plus Star Wars content with each other, with guests and with the live audience in the chat room. Each week, after the live video show that can be found on the Beyond the Blast Doors video channel, we will post the audio from the episode here, on Around the Galaxy. Our regular, weekly interview show will still drop on Wednesdays, but think of this as a second show in your ATG stream. This week we talk about the long-awaited faceoff between Ahsoka Tano and Lord Darth Maul. Video available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdnqNlwx8cg The audio is pulled straight from the live show … no editing, just David Amelotti, myself, and our audience. @StreamingSW www.StreamingSW.com @FletzerPete @BTBDDavid @BTBDStarWars Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Streaming Star Wars Theme Music: YYNOT, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:15:29
April 25, 2020
Episode 62 - David Ortiz, Shadows of the Empire fan film
David Ortiz was born after the Shadows of the Empire multimedia story telling project was released in the mid-90s. But that isn’t stopping him from turning the tales told on Nintendo, in books, comics and multimedia into an epic multi-part fan film. @SW_Beyond Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast Our host: www.PeteFletzer.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:03:45
April 21, 2020
Streaming Star Wars 19 - Clone Wars Siege of Mandalore Begins
Episode #19 of Streaming Star Wars w/ Ammo + Fletzer Our host, Pete Fletzer is co-host of a second Star Wars show with David Amelotti from Beyond the Blast Doors. We have launched a live show usually every Friday night at 10pm eastern time called Streaming Star Wars where we will be recapping, analyzing and discussing each episode of Disney Plus Star Wars content with each other, with guests and with the live audience in the chat room. Each week, after the live video show that can be found on the Beyond the Blast Doors video channel, we will post the audio from the episode here, on Around the Galaxy. Our regular, weekly interview show will still drop on Wednesdays, but think of this as a second show in your ATG stream. This week we took a deep dive into the Siege of Mandalore episode - some have called it the best Clone Wars episode of all time. Video available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMDn9CIKltg&t=200s The audio is pulled straight from the live show … no editing, just David Amelotti, myself, and our audience. @StreamingSW www.StreamingSW.com @FletzerPete @BTBDDavid @BTBDStarWars Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Streaming Star Wars Theme Music: YYNOT, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:07:34
April 19, 2020
Episode 61 - SemperFiDani : Reylo, Fandom and Fan Fiction
Dani, aka @SemperFiDani, was one of Around the Galaxy's first fans. And since this show is about the PEOPLE behind the fandom, we wanted to get to know her. Born the day before Star Wars, she only became a fan a few years ago after seeing The Force Awakens on television. She is an avid fan fiction writer and reader and is a friend to the Reylo movement. @Semperfidani Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast Our host: www.PeteFletzer.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:12:50
April 15, 2020
Special Episode - Star Wars Fan Fiction Short Story Audio Book
Week to week we are "the Star Wars fan talkshow," but this week we are doing something a little different. As some of you may know, our host, Pete Fletzer, was a writer before a podcaster and over the summer of 2019, just for fun, he wrote a fan fiction story called High Value Target. As we deal with sheltering in place, social distancing and self isolation during the COVID-19 crisis, we decided to take that story and create an audiobook version of it. Pete is no Marc Thompson or Ashley Eckstein, but he did his best to bring the short story to life. We incorporated sound effects, some royalty free music and special guest, Josh Most of the Holochronicles podcast to play the part of two familiar star wars villains. If audio books and or fan fiction aren’t your thing, not to worry, we will be back next week with our regularly scheduled programming. However, there is still an interview in this show! When we debuted the story on April 4 LIVE on YouTube, we turned the microphone over to Josh and let him turn the tables on Pete. So, after the +/- 30 minute telling of the story, stick around for that. Written by former Star Wars Galaxy Magazine contributing editor, Pete Fletzer, High Value Target tells the story of Imperial Captain Brine and his Star Destroyer, the Retaliator, when he and his crew are given a top secret mission to the Yavin System ... Video of JUST the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OF9zlLJw3A0 Launch Party video (includes interview): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOkVyidV3UM This is a work of fan fiction. The author makes no claim of ownership to the characters, locations or settings created by George Lucas, Lucasfilm or Disney. It was created solely out of appreciation and love of the source material. Pete Fletzer: @FletzerPete Josh Most: @JoshMost Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Streaming Star Wars Theme Music: YYNOT, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:08:56
April 07, 2020
Streaming Star Wars 17 - Clone Wars, Jamie Lee Curtis, Harold Joby and More
Episode #17 of Streaming Star Wars w/ Ammo + Fletzer Our host, Pete Fletzer is co-host of a second Star Wars show with David Amelotti from Beyond the Blast Doors. We have launched a live show usually every Friday night at 10pm eastern time called Streaming Star Wars where we will be recapping, analyzing and discussing each episode of Disney Plus Star Wars content with each other, with guests and with the live audience in the chat room. Each week, after the live video show that can be found on the Beyond the Blast Doors video channel, we will post the audio from the episode here, on Around the Galaxy. Our regular, weekly interview show will still drop on Wednesdays, but think of this as a second show in your ATG stream. This week we we went a little off the rails but had a little fun in these strange times. Video available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDej7RnM9To The audio is pulled straight from the live show … no editing, just David Amelotti, myself, and our audience. @StreamingSW www.StreamingSW.com @FletzerPete @BTBDDavid @BTBDStarWars Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Streaming Star Wars Theme Music: YYNOT, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:01:36
April 05, 2020
Episode 60 - Fluke Skywalker - Star Wars Charity and Fandom
Fluke Skywalker lives in Cincinnati, OH and, it is just a "fluke" that he looks identical to Mark Hamill in his Star Wars Sequel Trilogy appearance. He uses this only for good. He makes appearances as Fluke Skywalker and donates all the proceeds to charity. We talked about the fandom, the opportunity to do good and what it feels like to give back to those that need it most. @1Flukeskywalker www.IMFlukeSkywalker.com Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast Our host: www.PeteFletzer.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:05:31
April 01, 2020
Streaming Star Wars, Episode 16 - Deal or No Deal
Episode #16 of Streaming Star Wars w/ Ammo + Fletzer Our host, Pete Fletzer is co-host of a second Star Wars show with David Amelotti from Beyond the Blast Doors. We have launched a live show usually every Friday night at 10pm eastern time called Streaming Star Wars where we will be recapping, analyzing and discussing each episode of Disney Plus Star Wars content with each other, with guests and with the live audience in the chat room. Each week, after the live video show that can be found on the Beyond the Blast Doors video channel, we will post the audio from the episode here, on Around the Galaxy. Our regular, weekly interview show will still drop on Wednesdays, but think of this as a second show in your ATG stream. This week we talked about episode 6 of season 7 of Clone Wars - Deal or No Deal The audio is pulled straight from the live show … no editing, just David Amelotti, myself, and our audience. @StreamingSW www.StreamingSW.com @FletzerPete @BTBDDavid @BTBDStarWars Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Streaming Star Wars Theme Music: YYNOT, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
34:33
March 28, 2020
Episode 59 - Selene Jade: Social Media and the Sequel Trilogy
Selene Jade is the host of the Star Peace podcast, a contributor to Star Wars Underworld and an outspoken social media voice. On this episode we take a deep dive into social media culture in fandom and talk about the differences between the presentation and storytelling in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Twitter: @_SeleneJade Instagram: _SeleneJade Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast Our host: www.PeteFletzer.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:11:30
March 25, 2020
Streaming Star Wars, Episode 15 - Ahsoka Tano, Rosario Dawson and Gone with a Trace
Episode #15 of Streaming Star Wars w/ Ammo + Fletzer Our host, Pete Fletzer is co-host of a second Star Wars show with David Amelotti from Beyond the Blast Doors. We have launched a live show usually every Friday night at 10pm eastern time called Streaming Star Wars where we will be recapping, analyzing and discussing each episode of Disney Plus Star Wars content with each other, with guests and with the live audience in the chat room. Each week, after the live video show that can be found on the Beyond the Blast Doors video channel, we will post the audio from the episode here, on Around the Galaxy. Our regular, weekly interview show will still drop on Wednesdays, but think of this as a second show in your ATG stream. This week we talked about episode 5 of season 7 of Clone Wars - Gone With A Trace. We also dig into the Rosario Dawson is Ahsoka Tanno stories and urge our listeners to be safe during the COVID-19 crisis. The audio is pulled straight from the live show … no editing, just David Amelotti, myself, and our audience. Video of this episode can be found here: https://youtu.be/mof6bRyvHCY @StreamingSW www.StreamingSW.com @FletzerPete @BTBDDavid @BTBDStarWars Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Streaming Star Wars Theme Music: YYNOT, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
59:06
March 22, 2020
Episode 58 - Gerry Cable, Talking fandom, prequels and JarJar
Gerry Cable is a cohost on the Bombadcast Star Wars podcast. He is an unabashed JarJar Binks fan and Star Wars canon expert - with a Twitter handle to prove it! He also provides detail and research for Postcards from the Galaxy's Edge. On this episode, we talk about podcasting, social media friendships, JarJar Binks, growing up as a Prequel Millennial and dig into the Ten Questions. @CanonJunkie Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:27:14
March 18, 2020
Metachlorians 3 - The (Mis)Treatment of Children in Star Wars
Metachlorians is a special feature of Around the Galaxy, the Star Wars Fan Talkshow where Pete Fletzer and Andy Lemeire of The Holochronicles podcast dig into one issue related to fandom or the story of Star Wars. In this edition, they talk about the treatment of kids in the Star Wars universe. This episode in on YouTube: https://youtu.be/R7UihDiGSxs Andy: @Holochronicles Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. Call us at 609-ATG-YUM1 © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:02:12
March 15, 2020
Episode 57 - Steele Saunders talks Rise of Skywalker, Podcasting and Toro Calican
Steele Saunders is a Melbourne born award-winning podcaster, stand-up comedian, and TV presenter. He is most known for his self-produced "I Love Green Guide Letters" and "Steele Wars" podcasts as well as being a regular panelist on Studio 10, which is broadcasted nationally on Network 10 Australia. He is based in Melbourne and Los Angeles. Steele loves Star Wars and each week he finds people of interest to talk to him about it. Being a regular on TV, radio & the Australian stand-up circuit along with his life-long love and deep knowledge of all things Star Wars makes him a great ambassador for the fandom. He once interviewed Harrison Ford for Australian TV and Ford touched him on the shoulder. Steele has not washed that shoulder since. (from http://wiki.starwarsminute.com/index.php?title=Steele_Saunders) On this episode, we have some real talk about Rise of Skywalker, podcasting, fun stories from Australia and, of course, Toro Calican. SteeleSaunders.com Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
02:40:51
March 10, 2020
Dan Donohue (Re-Release)- Shriv, Battlefront II, The Lion King and more!
This episode originally aired as a 2-parter in July, 2019. Dan Donohue is the accomplished actor who brought one of BattleFront II’s breakout characters, Shriv Suurgav. He has been a member of the Oregeon Shakespeare Festival for 11 seasons and played Scar on Broadway and in the national touring production of Julie Taymor’s The Lion King. Dan has recently been seen on television in the CBS All Access series, Strange Angels and the Amazon Prime Original, For All Mankind. While Star Wars fans know him for his video game work as the cantankerous Duros, Shriv, he has also played roles in Skyrim (as Teldryn Sero), Wolfenstein II, Fallout 4, Halo 5 and Spider-Man. A character actor, he’s appeared in Chicago P.D., Fear the Walking Dead and Scream Queens. Twitter: @Donoview Instagram: Donoview Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast Our host: www.PeteFletzer.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
02:11:46
March 06, 2020
Streaming Star Wars - Leap Day! The Bad Batch and Echos of Clone Wars
Episode #14 of Streaming Star Wars w/ Ammo + Fletzer Our host, Pete Fletzer is co-host of a second Star Wars show with David Amelotti from Beyond the Blast Doors. We have launched a live show usually every Friday night at 10pm eastern time called Streaming Star Wars where we will be recapping, analyzing and discussing each episode of Disney Plus Star Wars content with each other, with guests and with the live audience in the chat room. Each week, after the live video show that can be found on the Beyond the Blast Doors video channel, we will post the audio from the episode here, on Around the Galaxy. Our regular, weekly interview show will still drop on Wednesdays, but think of this as a second show in your ATG stream. This week we started talking about Clone Wars episode 2, season 7. The audio is pulled straight from the live show … no editing, just David Amelotti, myself, and our audience. Video of this episode can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6Ant8JPwao @StreamingSW www.StreamingSW.com @FletzerPete @BTBDDavid @BTBDStarWars Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Streaming Star Wars Theme Music: YYNOT, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
54:14
February 29, 2020
Episode 56 - Charles Ross, "The One Man Star Wars Trilogy"
Charles Ross is the writer, creator and actor behind The One Man Star Wars Trilogy. One Man Star Wars Trilogy has toured and appeared on several television shows, including NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien and CBS's Late Late Show. In 2004, at Star Wars Celebrations III and IV, and Comic-Con International 2004 in San Diego. He also hosted a month-long sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe in the E4 Cow Barn. On this episode, we talk about the origins of his show, his introduction to Star Wars and discuss the current state of fandom. This was our first on-location interview, recorded live on the banks of the Delaware River in, appropriately enough, New Hope, PA. 3:30 About the show 9:30 Taking it in the road 16:30 Evolution of the show 18:15 Intro to Star Wars 27:00 Dialog 30:00 LFL finds out 45:30 Doing other trilogies 49:00 Evolving entertainment 53:00 What do you watch? 58:45 Talking sequels onemanstarwars.com Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:27:35
February 26, 2020
Streaming Star Wars, Episode 14 - Clone Wars, Bad Batch and Merch
Episode #14 of Streaming Star Wars w/ Ammo + Fletzer Our host, Pete Fletzer is co-host of a second Star Wars show with David Amelotti from Beyond the Blast Doors. We have launched a live show usually every Friday night at 10pm eastern time called Streaming Star Wars where we will be recapping, analyzing and discussing each episode of Disney Plus Star Wars content with each other, with guests and with the live audience in the chat room. Each week, after the live video show that can be found on the Beyond the Blast Doors video channel, we will post the audio from the episode here, on Around the Galaxy. Our regular, weekly interview show will still drop on Wednesdays, but think of this as a second show in your ATG stream. This week we started talking about Clone Wars episode 1, season 7 and went all over the place. We talked merchandise, we talked Disney Land, we talked family. It got outta control but fun! The audio is pulled straight from the live show … no editing, just David Amelotti, myself, and our audience. Video of this episode can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRbu8jnNvbk Shanon on Twitter: @PCGE_Podcast @StreamingSW www.StreamingSW.com @FletzerPete @BTBDDavid @BTBDStarWars Kessel Run “Rebels” story: youtu.be/cTUqKaKuk90 New Star Wars movie story: makingstarwars.net/2020/01/the-nex…h-republic-era/ Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Streaming Star Wars Theme Music: YYNOT, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:37:04
February 22, 2020
Episode 55 - Maggie Lovitt, In the Hands of the Fans
Maggie Lovitt is a writer and actor who is a fan of multiple genres from the DCU to Once Upon a Time to Star Wars. In this episode we discuss the challenges facing fandom, where does Star Wars go from here, the #SaveBenSolo phenomenon and as if Disney is good for Star Wars. 11:00 the demanding fandom 17:30 Rise of Skywalker / Sequel Experience 21:30 Fan expectations and Fan Fiction 24:30 Ben Solo Deserved Better / Fan Ownership 27:30 Taking a break from Star Wars 29:00 Trevorrow script 33:00 Genre films made by the fans 37:00 Where do you want Star Wars to go from here? 41:15 Is Disney good for Star Wars? 44:15 Clone Wars 47:00 What’s the difference between TLJ and TROS? 51:00 Ten questions @MaggieOfTheTown Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:07:24
February 18, 2020
Streaming Star Wars, Episode 12: Clone Wars, Iger and Special Effects
Episode #12 of Streaming Star Wars w/ Ammo + Fletzer Our host, Pete Fletzer is co-host of a second Star Wars show with David Amelotti from Beyond the Blast Doors. We have launched a live show usually every Friday night at 10pm eastern time called Streaming Star Wars where we will be recapping, analyzing and discussing each episode of Disney Plus Star Wars content with each other, with guests and with the live audience in the chat room. Each week, after the live video show that can be found on the Beyond the Blast Doors video channel, we will post the audio from the episode here, on Around the Galaxy. Our regular, weekly interview show will still drop on Wednesdays, but think of this as a second show in your ATG stream. This week we talked to Shanon Moran, visual effects editor from such projects as Dark Crystal and John Favreau's Lion King, about the StageCraft tools for Mandalorian and other insights to Star Wars special effects. We also looked ahead to season 7 of Clone Wars. The audio is pulled straight from the live show … no editing, just David Amelotti, myself, and our audience. Video of this episode can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRbu8jnNvbk Shanon on Twitter: @PCGE_Podcast @StreamingSW www.StreamingSW.com @FletzerPete @BTBDDavid @BTBDStarWars Kessel Run “Rebels” story: youtu.be/cTUqKaKuk90 New Star Wars movie story: makingstarwars.net/2020/01/the-nex…h-republic-era/ Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Streaming Star Wars Theme Music: YYNOT, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:36:46
February 16, 2020
Episode 54 - Romance in Star Wars (Metachlorians 2)
Metachlorians is a special feature of Around the Galaxy, the Star Wars Fan Talkshow where Pete Fletzer and Andy Lemeire of The Holochronicles podcast dig into one issue related to fandom or the story of Star Wars. In this edition, we are joined by Becca Benjamin and we dig in to the role of romance and love in the Star Wars saga. Andy: @Holochronicles Becca: @UrAngelB Pete: @FletzerPete Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. Call us at 609-ATG-YUM1 © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:09:06
February 14, 2020
Episode 53 - Tom Chansky, Star Wars podcasting
Tom Chansky is a co-host on the Sith List and many other Making Star Wars podcast network shows. Join us as we talk about podcasting, being a fan through the dark times, where Star Wars is headed and why it's so important to us. @TomChansky Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:11:29
February 11, 2020
Episode 52 - HelloGreedo
On this episode of Around the Galaxy we are pleased to speaking to YouTuber and author, HelloGreedo. Join us, as we talk about his new book, “Sorry About the Mess,” the evolution of Star Wars fandom and where does the Saga go from here. So, strap yourselves in, relax and enjoy this journey AROUND THE GALAXY 4:15 - Origins of Hello Greedo 6:00 - Whats changed in SW Social since you started? 8:15 - Original SW memories 9:00 - Special Editions 10:45 - Prequels 11:30 - Where did HelloGreedo come from? 12:15 - Sorry about the Mess - His book! 13:30 - Star Wars Fandom is positive 15:30 - Meeting followers and SW Celebration 19:00 - Trooping with the 501st 20:30 - Sequel Trilogy reaction 22:45 - What does Star Wars need to have? 31:00 - Star Wars collecting and other ways it plays out in your “real life” 33:45 - What would you like to see from Star Wars? 36:30 - Clone Wars 38:00 - First experiences 40:30 - Hopes for Disney+ 46:30 - Ten Questions @HelloGreedo https://www.youtube.com/hellogreedo Sorry About the Mess, his book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sorry-About-Mess-Journey-Fatherhood/dp/1091059284/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=hellogreedo&qid=1580777278&sr=8-1 Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:04:06
February 04, 2020
Episode 51 - As Father and Son, Star Wars Family
David and Timothy Drennan host the Star Wars youtube channel and podcast called “As Father And Son.” On this episode we talk about the Father and Son dynamic, who owns the characters, and Star Wars as family. 5:00 The Father Son Dynamic 6:30 Ownership of Characters “People hate endings, the thing to remember is that no one has ever owned the story.” 10:00 Entitlement 23:00 False sense of ownership 26:30 Intro to Star Wars 33:45 The right order to watch 39:00 Message of the Sequels 42:45 10 Questions https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGtaNh8Hn-7d0q_RuT__YFA @asfas92 Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:05:56
January 29, 2020
Metachlorians - Star Wars Fandom Then and Now
Metachlorians is a special feature of Around the Galaxy, the Star Wars Fan Talkshow where Pete Fletzer and Andy Lemeire of The Holochronicles podcast dig into one issue related to fandom or the story of Star Wars. In this edition, they talk about the state of Star Wars fandom by taking a look back, at today and the future. NightLine Video: https://youtu.be/Ky9-eIlHzAE This episode in on YouTube: https://youtu.be/w3rkehPp11I Andy: @Holochronicles Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. Call us at 609-ATG-YUM1 © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:13:08
January 26, 2020
EPISODE 50 - Best of The Star Wars Fan Talkshow
Pete Fletzer celebrates the first 50 episodes of Around the Galaxy, the Star Wars Fan Talkshow with a “Best of” episode. Presented in a similar fashion to the regular show, clips include 15 guests from the show so far and voicemail well wishes from prior guests and friends of the show. Lacey Gilleran - What Being a Fan Means https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-4-lacey-gilleran-talks-fandom-reylo-sw-celebration/id1460815340?i=1000437374612 Ken Napzok - Remembering Carrie Fisher https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-9-ken-napzok/id1460815340?i=1000440549650 Clayton Sandell - Skywalker Ranch and Rian Johnson https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-10-clayton-sandell/id1460815340?i=1000440721422 Anthony Breznican - intro to SW -1300 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-6-anthony-breznican/id1460815340?i=1000438944893 Nathan Hamill - Toys from George Lucas https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-27-nathan-hamill/id1460815340?i=1000447298686 Steve Sansweet - The One That (Might Have) Got Away https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-8-steve-sansweet/id1460815340?i=1000439824672 Dan Madsen - The State of Modern Fandom https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-30-dan-madsen/id1460815340?i=1000449194616 Scott Chernoff - New Star Wars is Fanfic https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-25-scott-chernoff/id1460815340?i=1000446226110 Alex Damon - Beyond the Skywalker Saga https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-31-alex-damon-of-star-wars-explained/id1460815340?i=1000449906711 Becca Benjamin - Did Padme Die of a Broken Heart? https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-35-becca-benjamin/id1460815340?i=100045338239411Christopher Christopher Sean - Playing Kazuda Xiono https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-29-christopher-sean/id1460815340?i=1000448405708 Heather Antos - Dr. Aphra https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-49-heather-antos-talks-dr-aphra-and-star-wars-comics/id1460815340?i=1000462420608 Dan Donohue - Shriv adopts a Prog https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-20-dan-donohue-part-2/id1460815340?i=1000444085055 Jason Fry - #C3POIsAMonster https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-14-jason-fry/id1460815340?i=1000441869096 Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. Call us at 609-ATG-YUM1 © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
54:35
January 21, 2020
Streaming Star Wars: Episode 11, Star Wars Directors & Avoiding Twitter Rumors
Episode #11 of Streaming Star Wars w/ Ammo + Fletzer Our host, Pete Fletzer is co-host of a second Star Wars show with David Amelotti from Beyond the Blast Doors. We have launched a live show usually every Friday night at 10pm eastern time called Streaming Star Wars where we will be recapping, analyzing and discussing each episode of Disney Plus Star Wars content with each other, with guests and with the live audience in the chat room. Each week, after the live video show that can be found on the Beyond the Blast Doors video channel, we will post the audio from the episode here, on Around the Galaxy. Our regular, weekly interview show will still drop on Wednesdays, but think of this as a second show in your ATG stream. This week we talked about the Obi-Wan Kenobi, rumors and crummy sites that push them, live action TV to film directors and the tone of the live action series we are getting in the future. The audio is pulled straight from the live show … no editing, just David Amelotti, myself, and our audience. Video of this episode can be found here: https://youtu.be/956EsfIUZdg @StreamingSW www.StreamingSW.com @FletzerPete @BTBDDavid @BTBDStarWars Kessel Run “Rebels” story: youtu.be/cTUqKaKuk90 New Star Wars movie story: makingstarwars.net/2020/01/the-nex…h-republic-era/ Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Streaming Star Wars Theme Music: YYNOT, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:12:06
January 18, 2020
Episode 49 - Heather Antos talks Dr. Aphra and Star Wars comics
Heather Antos is a freelance editor, story and Kickstarter consultant who has worked on properties like Star Wars, Deadpool, Disney, Marvel, and more! On this episode we talk about being part of the team that brought Dr. Aphra to life, being a droid translator, working on The Force Awakens, the Star Wars Story Group and more! 3:45 - what do you do? 6:30 - The Droid Translator “I built a dictionary for BB-8’s language” Humanity of Droids 13:00 - Hiring the artists 14:00 - The Process 17:30 - working on The Force Awakens 22:00 - Poe in comics vs TROS “Maybe he took a year off and ran spice when he was sixteen.” “Everything is Canon until it isn’t.” “Theres something to be said perspectives in canon. It’s not a retelling of the story, it’s a different perspective.” 25:45 - Story Group 28:30 - Dr. Aphra “She was hands down pitched as Indiana Jones in Star Wars.” “I would love to see her played by Olivia Munn” 40:15 - Where are you now? and big comics vs small 43:45 - 10 questions 49:30 - X Deserved Better “There’s a tribalism in fandom that is disheartening to me because at the end of the day, we all love Star Wars because we love Star Wars and that’s what is so beautiful about it. If we could just unite over that message of hope and unity, I think it would be a very healing thing for this fandom.” @HeatherAntos Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:09:51
January 14, 2020
Streaming Star Wars: Episode 10, The Dark Saber
Episode #10 of Streaming Star Wars w/ Ammo + Fletzer Our host, Pete Fletzer is co-host of a second Star Wars show with David Amelotti from Beyond the Blast Doors. We have launched a live show usually every Friday night at 10pm eastern time called Streaming Star Wars where we will be recapping, analyzing and discussing each episode of Disney Plus Star Wars content with each other, with guests and with the live audience in the chat room. Each week, after the live video show that can be found on the Beyond the Blast Doors video channel, we will post the audio from the episode here, on Around the Galaxy. Our regular, weekly interview show will still drop on Wednesdays, but think of this as a second show in your ATG stream. This week we talked about the Dark Saber, it's history in animation and it's role in future episodes of The Mandalorian. The audio is pulled straight from the live show … no editing, just David Amelotti, myself, and our audience. Video of this episode can be found here: https://youtu.be/cCliSG0nz8g 4:00 New Star Wars film leak 8:15 Rebels Sequel speculation 20:20 Rebels / Mandalorian crossover? 31:00 Best segue ever? 31:15 Clone Wars 60:00 Mandalorian Rankings @StreamingSW www.StreamingSW.com @FletzerPete @BTBDDavid @BTBDStarWars Kessel Run “Rebels” story: https://youtu.be/cTUqKaKuk90 New Star Wars movie story: https://makingstarwars.net/2020/01/the-next-star-wars-film-saga-to-be-set-during-the-high-republic-era/ Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Streaming Star Wars Theme Music: YYNOT, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:11:42
January 11, 2020
Episode 48 - Mark Newbold & Marshall Julius talk Star Wars
Mark Newbold has been running websites since 1994. He is Editor-in-Chief of FanthaTracks.com and is a frequent writer for print and online magazines including Star Wars Insider, Build The Millennium Falcon, Starburst and Star Trek The Official Magazine. A veteran nerd with unbound enthusiasm for everything you love, Marshall Julius is a film critic, blogger, broadcaster, quizmaster and collector of colourful plastic things. Though his lifestyle appears sedentary, actually he's wildly active on Twitter. 5:00 - What was your take on TROS? 12:00 - impact on the previous 8 20:00 - Planning a series? 23:45 - Mandalorian fan service? 33:15 - The manufactured blockbuster 35:45 - Walking away from the EU 40:30- Do we need a united fanbase? 53:00 - The Phantom Menace 62:00 - Film creation process @MarshallJulius Vintage Geek by Marshall Julius https://www.amazon.com/dp/1912836025/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_q5q3DbMRGDH1E via @amazon Fanthatracks.com @Prefect_Timing Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:08:26
January 08, 2020
Streaming Star Wars: Episode 9, Mandalorian Ranking, Rebels Rumors & Clone Wars
Episode #9 of Streaming Star Wars w/ Ammo + Fletzer Our host, Pete Fletzer is co-host of a second Star Wars show with David Amelotti from Beyond the Blast Doors. We have launched a live show usually every Friday night at 10pm eastern time called Streaming Star Wars where we will be recapping, analyzing and discussing each episode of Disney Plus Star Wars content with each other, with guests and with the live audience in the chat room. Each week, after the live video show that can be found on the Beyond the Blast Doors video channel, we will post the audio from the episode here, on Around the Galaxy. Our regular, weekly interview show will still drop on Wednesdays, but think of this as a second show in your ATG stream. This week we talked about the rumored new Star Wars film set in the High Republic era, the connections of Rebels and The Mandalorian, Clone Wars returns and rank our favorite chapters of Mando. The audio is pulled straight from the live show … no editing, just David Amelotti, myself, and our audience. Video of this episode can be found here: https://youtu.be/l4DWrYtfGmw 4:00 New Star Wars film leak 8:15 Rebels Sequel speculation 20:20 Rebels / Mandalorian crossover? 31:00 Best segue ever? 31:15 Clone Wars 60:00 Mandalorian Rankings @StreamingSW www.StreamingSW.com @FletzerPete @BTBDDavid @BTBDStarWars Kessel Run “Rebels” story: https://youtu.be/cTUqKaKuk90 New Star Wars movie story: https://makingstarwars.net/2020/01/the-next-star-wars-film-saga-to-be-set-during-the-high-republic-era/ Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Streaming Star Wars Theme Music: YYNOT, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2020 Pete in the Seat Studios
02:07:26
January 05, 2020
Streaming Star Wars: Episode 8, Moff Gideon, Dark Saber and Mandalorian Finale!
Episode #8 of Streaming Star Wars w/ Ammo + Fletzer You may have heard that our host, Pete Fletzer is co-host of a second Star Wars show with David Amelotti from Beyond the Blast Doors. We have launched a live show every Friday night at 10pm eastern time called Streaming Star Wars where we will be recapping, analyzing and discussing each episode of Disney Plus Star Wars content with each other, with guests and with the live audience in the chat room. Each week, after the live video show that can be found on the Beyond the Blast Doors video channel, we will post the audio from the episode here, on Around the Galaxy. Our regular, weekly interview show will still drop on Wednesdays, but think of this as a second show in your ATG stream. The idea of Streaming Star Wars is to bring the after show concept to the next level. The audio is pulled straight from the live show … no editing, just David Amelotti, myself, and our audience. Video of this episode can be found here: https://youtu.be/UJwSmG5wPR4 @StreamingSW www.StreamingSW.com @FletzerPete @BTBDDavid @BTBDStarWars Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Streaming Star Wars Theme Music: YYNOT, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:12:24
January 03, 2020
Episode 46 - Andy LeMiere, The Difficult TROS Conversations
Andy LeMiere is half of the Holocronicles podcast, a show that features conversation about Star Wars collectibles while taking on the topics of the day related to the franchise. Pete and Andy spent 90 minutes looking at the difficult conversations that are happening in social media around the Rise of Skywalker. They looked into where some of the big “gripes” come from and tried to bring an understanding to them. Join them as they look at the #WheresRose controversy, Palpatine’s backstory and the Reylo payoff. They discuss what the end of the movie means to the Leia legacy and the proclamation of Rey as a Palpatine taking the Skywalker name. 4:15 How are you are responding to TROS? 6:30 Twitter as place to have the conversation 9:15 Disclaimer - my experience is not your experience 11:45 What’s driving the conversation 14:30 Some people have lost interest in Star Wars 18:00 Where’s Rose? 31:00 Don’t try to change minds on twitter, try to open them 31:00 The (other) kiss 38:45 Finn’s Secret 43:45 Palpatine’s Backstory 49:45 The Final Scene - what it means for Leia 54:30 Rey’s proclamation of being a Skywalker 64:30 The big one: The Death of Ben Solo / Kylo Ren 76:40 Reylo payoff 88:45 Does Episode IX ruin the star Wars experience? Lindsey's tweet: https://twitter.com/lindseyromain/status/1210350118806990848?s=20 (Thank you for the inspiration!) Live, unedited video available here: https://youtu.be/b0HSLYnl-q0 Andy: @Holochronicles Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Streaming Star Wars Theme Music: YYNOT, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:38:37
December 30, 2019
Episode 45 - The Rise of Skywalker Post-Game Show!
Join Pete Fletzer and five other popular podcasters as they breakdown, assess, discuss and analyze Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker! In this spoiler filled show, they discuss everything from the final scene to favorite fan service; impact on Vader's story arc to it's role in the overall nine-film saga. The panel also dives into the dyad theory and the meaning of Rey Skywalker. video available here: https://youtu.be/GGU-zgihhz8 Guests: Becca: @UrAngelB Andy: @Holochronicles Charlie Skywalker: @dblakejr7 Gerry: @TheCanonJunkie Shanon: @FromGalaxysEdge Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Streaming Star Wars Theme Music: YYNOT, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:46:45
December 23, 2019
Streaming Star Wars: Episode 7, Ammo + Fletzer
Episode #7 of Streaming Star Wars w/ Ammo + Fletzer You may have heard that our host, Pete Fletzer is co-host of a second Star Wars show with David Amelotti from Beyond the Blast Doors. We have launched a live show every friday night at 10pm eastern time called Streaming Star Wars where we will be recapping, analyzing and discussing each episode of Disney Plus Star Wars content with each other, with guests and with the live audience in the chat room. Each week, after the live video show that can be found on the Beyond the Blast Doors video channel, we will post the audio from the episode here, on Around the Galaxy. Our regular, weekly interview show will still drop on Wednesdays, but think of this as a second show in your ATG stream. The idea of Streaming Star Wars is to bring the after show concept to the next level. The audio is pulled straight from the live show … no editing, just David Amelotti, myself, and our audience. Video of this episode can be found here: https://youtu.be/UJwSmG5wPR4 @StreamingSW www.StreamingSW.com @FletzerPete @BTBDDavid @BTBDStarWars Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Streaming Star Wars Theme Music: YYNOT, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:22:35
December 22, 2019
Episode 44 - The Rise of Skywalker Pre-Game Show!
Join Pete Fletzer and six of his friends from social media as they discuss what it's like to be a Star Wars fan since the Disney era, expectations for The Rise of Skywalker and who will have the last line of the film! 3:00 intros 500 when disney bought LFL 700 first viewings of TFA 1345 TFA a reboot? 2015 Rogue One 2130 What makes SW a SW movie? 2700 The Last Jedi explores the Force 2930 The power of the Force 3330 Last Jedi issues 3745 Last Jedi answers questions 3930 Fan Service - What would make TROS satisfying 4630 What is a satisfying ending? 5115 Matt Smith as Palpatine? 5400 Answers we need 5500 Who has the last line in the film? 5900 Ten Questions video available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6EcE4WTw8A Guests: @RoGazga @Holochronicles @ASFAS92 @dblakejr7 @RebelScumCast Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Streaming Star Wars Theme Music: YYNOT, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:19:50
December 17, 2019
Streaming Star Wars: Episode 6, Ammo + Fletzer
Episode #6 of Streaming Star Wars w/ Ammo + Fletzer You may have heard that our host, Pete Fletzer is co-host of a second Star Wars show with David Amelotti from Beyond the Blast Doors. We have launched a live show every friday night at 10pm eastern time called Streaming Star Wars where we will be recapping, analyzing and discussing each episode of Disney Plus Star Wars content with each other, with guests and with the live audience in the chat room. Each week, after the live video show that can be found on the Beyond the Blast Doors video channel, we will post the audio from the episode here, on Around the Galaxy. Our regular, weekly interview show will still drop on Wednesdays, but think of this as a second show in your ATG stream. The idea of Streaming Star Wars is to bring the after show concept to the next level. The audio is pulled straight from the live show … no editing, just David Amelotti, myself, and our audience. Video of this episode can be found here: https://youtu.be/UJwSmG5wPR4 @StreamingSW www.StreamingSW.com @FletzerPete @BTBDDavid @BTBDStarWars Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Streaming Star Wars Theme Music: YYNOT, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:03:53
December 15, 2019
Episode 43 - Iraj Dowlatshahi, The Sith List
Iraj Dowlatshahi is one of the hosts of the Sith List Star Wars and pop culture podcast heard on the Making Star Wars Podcast Network. On this episode Iraj and Pete discuss being a parent and a Star Wars fan, the impact of Disney Plus on Star Wars storytelling and the future of the saga. @TheSithList Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Streaming Star Wars Theme Music: YYNOT, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:09:31
December 11, 2019
Streaming Star Wars: Episode 5, Ammo + Fletzer
Episode #5 of Streaming Star Wars w/ Ammo + Fletzer You may have heard that our host, Pete Fletzer is now part of a second Star Wars show with David Amelotti from Beyond the Blast Doors. We have launched a live show every friday night at 10pm eastern time called Streaming Star Wars where we will be recapping, analyzing and discussing each episode of Disney Plus Star Wars content with each other, with guests and with the live audience in the chat room. Each week, after the live video show that can be found on the Beyond the Blast Doors video channel, we will post the audio from the episode here, on Around the Galaxy. Our regular, weekly interview show will still drop on Wednesdays, but think of this as a second show in your ATG stream. The idea of Streaming Star Wars is to bring the after show concept to the next level. The audio is pulled straight from the live show … no editing, just David Amelotti, myself, and our audience. Video of this episode can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqMc6MPrHJU @StreamingSW www.StreamingSW.com @FletzerPete @BTBDDavid @BTBDStarWars Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Streaming Star Wars Theme Music: YYNOT, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:18:19
December 09, 2019
Episode 42 - Mark Newbold, Fantha Tracks & SW Insider
Mark Newbold has been running websites since 1994. He is Editor-in-Chief of FanthaTracks.com and is a frequent writer for print and online magazines including Star Wars Insider, Build The Millennium Falcon, Starburst and Star Trek The Official Magazine. On this episode of Around the Galaxy we dig into the evolution of the Star Wars fandom, the Mandalorian, what makes something “Star Wars” and why did the stormtroopers take such bad aim at our heroes. 3:45 interviewing Anthony Daniels 6:30 embarrassment of SW riches 10:30 the future of SW storytelling 14:00 Mando - gaming vibe 18:30 Keeping up with Canon 22:30 How has the fandom evolved? 28:00 Star Wars through the eras 34:15 What makes a story a Star Wars story? 38:30 Vader in Rogue One vs. Baby Yoda 41:00 evolution of story telling and the “Star Wars genre” 45:00 Tempered excitement 50:00 Feige and Marvel influence 55:00 SW Magic - right place right time 56:30 10 Questions Fanthatracks.com @Prefect_Timing Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Streaming Star Wars Theme Music: YYNOT, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:19:39
December 03, 2019
Streaming Star Wars: Episode 4, Ammo + Fletzer
Episode #4 of Streaming Star Wars w/ Ammo + Fletzer You may have heard that our host, Pete Fletzer is now part of a second Star Wars show with David Amelotti from Beyond the Blast Doors. We have launched a live show every friday night at 10pm eastern time called Streaming Star Wars where we will be recapping, analyzing and discussing each episode of Disney Plus Star Wars content with each other, with guests and with the live audience in the chat room. Each week, after the live video show that can be found on the Beyond the Blast Doors video channel, we will post the audio from the episode here, on Around the Galaxy. Our regular, weekly interview show will still drop on Wednesdays, but think of this as a second show in your ATG stream. The idea of Streaming Star Wars is to bring the after show concept to the next level. The audio is pulled straight from the live show … no editing, just David Amelotti, myself, and our audience. Video of this episode can be found here: www.youtube.com/beyondtheblastdoors @StreamingSW www.StreamingSW.com @FletzerPete @BTBDDavid @BTBDStarWars Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Streaming Star Wars Theme Music: YYNOT, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:08:05
November 30, 2019
Episode 41 - Marshall Julius, Vintage Geek
Marshall Julius is an author, film critic, social media expert and professional nerd. 230 - Welcome mostly I’m a professional nerd 4:00 - About Vintage Geek 6:00 - Social Media and the Star Wars orbit 8:30 - Accessibility of Star Wars 11:00 - The Disney Era 13:45 - Marvel 16:00 - What needs to be there to keep it Star Wars? 19:45 - Star Wars is ruined? you can only control what you watch, not what other people make 21:45 - TLJ as a film critic 30:00 - Hopes and Expectations in Episode IX and thoughts on Solo and Rogue One Mork and mindy 35:00 - Trivia 45:30 - 10 questions @MarshallJulius Vintage Geek by Marshall Julius https://www.amazon.com/dp/1912836025/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_q5q3DbMRGDH1E via @amazon Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Streaming Star Wars Theme Music: YYNOT, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:03:24
November 26, 2019
Streaming Star Wars: Episode 3, Dominic Pace
Episode #3 of Streaming Star Wars w/ Ammo + Fletzer You may have heard that our host, Pete Fletzer is now part of a second Star Wars show with David Amelotti from Beyond the Blast Doors. We have launched a live show every friday night at 10pm eastern time called Streaming Star Wars where we will be recapping, analyzing and discussing each episode of Disney Plus Star Wars content with each other, with guests and with the live audience in the chat room. Each week, after the live video show that can be found on the Beyond the Blast Doors video channel, we will post the audio from the episode here, on Around the Galaxy. Our regular, weekly interview show will still drop on Wednesdays, but think of this as a second show in your ATG stream. The idea of Streaming Star Wars is to bring the after show concept to the next level. This week we launched the show as a preview to all things Disney plus and were joined by a special guest: Dominic Pace, actor on The Mandalorian. The audio is pulled straight from the live show … no editing, just David Amelotti, myself, our audience, and this week, Dominic Pace. Video of this episode can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmloOVqcg4o&t=796s @StreamingSW www.StreamingSW.com @DominicPPace @FletzerPete @BTBDDavid @BTBDStarWars Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Streaming Star Wars Theme Music: YYNOT, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:26:19
November 23, 2019
Episode 40 - Andrea Wickman Miller, Jawa
Andrea Wickman Miller was a 7 year old girl in Death Valley, CA when some people making a movie visited her school in search of some kids to play a couple of costumed characters. She was selected to play a Jawa in a little independent movie called Star Wars. Here is her story. @HotJawa Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Streaming Star Wars Theme Music: YYNOT, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
38:14
November 20, 2019
Streaming Star Wars: Episode 2, Clayton Sandell
Episode #2 of Streaming Star Wars w/ Ammo + Fletzer You may have heard that our host, Pete Fletzer is now part of a second Star Wars show with David Amelotti from Beyond the Blast Doors. We have launched a live show every friday night at 10pm eastern time called Streaming Star Wars where we will be recapping, analyzing and discussing each episode of Disney Plus Star Wars content with each other, with guests and with the live audience in the chat room. Each week, after the live video show that can be found on the Beyond the Blast Doors video channel, we will post the audio from the episode here, on Around the Galaxy. Our regular, weekly interview show will still drop on Tuesdays, but think of this as a second show in your ATG stream. The idea of Streaming Star Wars is to bring the after show concept to the next level. This week we launched the show as a preview to all things Disney plus and were joined by a special guest: Clayton Sandell of ABC News. The audio is pulled straight from the live show … no editing, just David Amelotti, myself, our audience, and this week, Clayton Sandell. Video of this episode can be found here: https://youtu.be/e_7PGsNJyyo @StreamingSW www.StreamingSW.com @Clayton_Sandell @FletzerPete @BTBDDavid @BTBDStarWars Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Streaming Star Wars Theme Music: YYNOT, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:50:32
November 16, 2019
Episode 39 - Dominic Pace, The Mandalorian
Dominic Pace is living the dream. Star Wars inspired him to become an actor and today he makes his debut as a side character in the universe playing Gekko the bounty hunter in the Disney+ series, The Mandalorian. With over 100 acting credits to his name, Dominic is a self-described blue-collar actor. He’s been in television crime dramas and motion pictures and always happy to be a part of the productions. He is using his turn on the Star Wars live action television show to bring joy to fans and support to charities. 815 - Getting into the Mandalorian 1300 - Gekko’s backstory 1445 - First day on the set 1615 - Typecast 2000 - George Lucas on the set 2130 - Angry fans 2400 - Star Wars as a generation bridge 2630 - Stories from the set 2900 - Charity work 3015 - Collections 3230 - Celebration and cons @DominicPPace Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Streaming Star Wars Theme Music: YYNOT, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
49:35
November 12, 2019
Streaming Star Wars: Episode 1, Anthony Breznican
Episode #1 of Streaming Star Wars w/ Ammo + Fletzer You may have heard that our host, Pete Fletzer is now part of a second Star Wars show with David Amelotti from Beyond the Blast Doors. We just launched a live show every friday night at 10pm eastern time called Streaming Star Wars where we will be recapping, analyzing and discussing each episode of Disney Plus Star Wars content with each other, with guests and with the live audience in the chat room. Each week, after the live video show that can be found on the Beyond the Blast Doors video channel, we will post the audio from the episode here, on Around the Galaxy. Our regular, weekly interview show will still drop on Tuesdays,, but think of this as a second show in your ATG stream. The idea of Streaming Star Wars is to bring the after show concept to the next level. This week we launched the show as a preview to all things Disney plus and were joined by a special guest: Anthony Breznican of Vanity Fair magazine. Anthony was a guest of Around the Galaxy way back on our sixth episode (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-6-anthony-breznican/id1460815340?i=1000438944893). The audio is pulled straight from the live show … no editing, just David Amelotti, myself, our audience, and this week, Anthony Breznican. Video of this episode can be found here: https://youtu.be/2VTqpDKrIUM @StreamingSW www.StreamingSW.com @Breznican @BTBDDavid @BTBDStarWars Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net ATG Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Streaming Star Wars Theme Music: YYNOT, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:30:55
November 10, 2019
Episode 38 - Todd Hoffman, WSTRMedia
Todd Hoffman is one of the co-hosts of WSTRMedia, Galactic Public Access Radio as well as a 501st member. 3:15 - when did you get into SW? 6:45 - disney star wars union and the evolution of the fandom 13:45 - special editions 16:15 - the dark times 20:45 - Prequels 30:30 - @BTBDdavid question - Thoughts on Maul in Solo and Rebels? 36:45 - Mandalorian and future Star Wars 41:00 - 10 questions part 1 45:15 - 501st and tats 53:40 - 10 questions part 2 @Tizzzzod podcast.wstrmedia.com Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:20:55
November 04, 2019
Episode 37 - Lindsey Romain
Lindsey Romain is a contributing editor for Nerdist.com covering horror and Star Wars among other film and pop culture. Living in Austin, TX, her work has also been published in Vulture, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, and The Chicago Tribune. She is a regular contributor to Thrillist, and /Film. On this episode, recorded the day after the release of the Rise of Skywalker trailer, we discuss her takes on the trailer, talk about being on Team Reylo and how the sequel trilogy flips the gender divide. 3:30 initial trailer reactions 5:30 intro to star wars and what it means to her 8:30 critiquing as a star wars fan 10:45 social 13:00 safe to say you are team reylo 19:45 What are you looking forward to 25:00 Speculation 27:35 Avoiding spoilers 29:00 Trailer theories 33:20 Drawing from the non-film content 40:00 Bridging the gender divide 49:30 Ten Questions @lindseyromain Around the Galaxy: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:01:45
October 29, 2019
Episode 36 - David Amelotti
David Amelotti is an Edward R Murrow Award winning television anchor from St. Louis and the host of the weekly live Star Wars news and conversation program, Beyond the Blast Doors. On this episode we talk about the family bonds of Star Wars, news vs. clickbait and exactly what makes something a Star Wars story. 7:45 - getting into Star Wars and the parent child bond 13:45 - guest question from @ScarifPodcast: What’s Star Wars going to be 10 years from now? 23:45 - what are you looking forward to? 3100 - Question from @Ganon136 39:15 - Star Wars news vs click bait 44:00 - MSW vs Zeroh 48:00 - Get my Merch! 50:00 10 questions @BTBDStarWars YouTube.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors Around the Galaxy: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:23:15
October 22, 2019
Episode 35 - Becca Benjamin
Becca Benjamin is a podcast host and writer. You have heard her on Making Star Wars Podcast Network with Mark Sutter on Tarkin’s Top Shelf and on the RetroZap program, Kanata’s Castle. She also works closely with Lucasfilm illustrator and artist, Steve Anderson. On this episode we talk about the power of Padme, exploring the characters through Star Wars books and how the story of the saga changes through the years. 5:00 intro to star wars 745 stories change with age 1030 the dark times 1400 The secret star wars club 1800 Drawn to the books and Padme 2215 We are a picky fandom 2725 What is Star Wars 3415 End of the EU 4315 Most looking forward to 4730 Kenobi 5145 Did Padme die of a broken heart Becca on Twitter: @uranangelb https://makingstarwars.net/category/podcasts/tarkins-top-shelf/ https://kanatascastle.libsyn.com Around the Galaxy: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:06:20
October 14, 2019
Episode 34 - James Baney (Part 2)
James Baney is one of the three hosts of the Resistance Broadcast from StarWarsNewsNet. On this episode, part two of two, we dig into fan service, characters just used in marketing and bringing material from comics, tv and books to the big screen. 2:45 - Bringing characters from other sources into the films 17:30 - Fan service in TROS 30:45 -Characters just for marketing 39:00 - Ten Questions @Mirahtrunks on Twitter @RBatSWNN www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:11:09
October 09, 2019
Episode 33 - James Baney (Part 1)
James Baney is one of the three hosts of the Resistance Broadcast from StarWarsNewsNet. On this episode, part one of two, he shares how he got into Star Wars, the benefits of de-canonizing the EU, some thoughts on the upcoming Kenobi series and, of course, #MakeSolo2Happen. 630 - Running out of things to talk about 830 - Getting into Star Wars and the benefit of the de-canonizing of EU 15:15 - What are you looking forward to? 22:45 - Kenobi talk 33:45 - Make Solo 2 Happen @Mirahtrunks on Twitter @RBatSWNN www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
48:43
October 08, 2019
Episode 32 - Laura and Alyce from Force Toast Podcast
Alyce and Laura run the Force Toast Podcast. Their bi-weekly Star Wars show features a bottle of wine and two women talking about any and all aspects of the franchise. These two Chicago-area Star Wars trivia mavens spent time on our show talking about Fan Theories, Fan Reaction, and getting into the saga. 5:30 - Why a podcast? 9:00 - Response to the show 12:30 - Response Mar 17:30 - Reylo & Fan Theories 23:45 - To spoil or not to spoil 29:00 - What do you want to see in TLJ? Or NEVER gonna happen 35:00 - Bad VHS off TV edits 36:15 - Getting into Star Wars and the fandom 44:00 - Looking ahead 48:00 - Resistance 50:15 - Ten Questions 75:30 Talking TLJ 80:00 Question from Twitter: @SemperFiDani - Challenges of being women creating a star wars podcast as women? @Forcetoastpod @sLeiaAllDay @ShutUp_Laura www.ForceToastPod.com Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:26:34
September 30, 2019
Depressed Darth (Re-Release)
A remixed, re-released, re-mastered version of our very first episode! Thank you to all our new supporters and listeners who may not have heard this episode yet. And if you are a regular and have hear it, please enjoy it again in cleaner, richer audio. (Not THX sound ... Sorry!). @DepressedDarth is an internet comedy sensation with almost 1 million followers on Twitter. In the current social media environment around Star Wars, a little humor goes a long way. Enjoy! Twitter: @DepressedDarth Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
58:60
September 25, 2019
Episode 31 - Alex Damon of Star Wars Explained
Alex Damon cohosts the Star Wars YouTube channel called Star Wars Explained with his wife Mollie featuring reviews, analysis and details on all things about the franchise. With over half a million subscribers, Alex has been able to turn Star Wars knowledge into his full-time job. He is the reigning DragonCon and Schmoedown Star Wars Trivia Champion. On this episode, Alex shares with us how he keeps up with all the content, being "the Star Wars guy," the hierarchy of content and speculating responsibly. 3:20 Star Wars Explained and DragonCon Trivia 5:00 Keeping up with Star Wars 8:40 Resistance and how new shows work 10:00 Getting into Star Wars at the perfect time 14:30 Star Wars can be goofy 16:30 Star Wars minute 18:00 New Canon vs Legends 20:00 Being the Star Wars guy 23:30 Star Wars beyond the Skywalkers 25:30 Content Hierarchy Pyramid 29:00 Speculating Responsibly 39:15 Great experiences 44:00 Getting Mollie involved 46:00 What are you excited about? 52:15 Ten Questions 56:30 Avoiding Spoilers 58:30 The Great Porkins Debate 61:15 Rogue One vs Solo Star Wars Explained: www.YouTube.com/StarWarsExplained Twitter: @StarWarsExplain Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:07:16
September 16, 2019
Episode 30 - Dan Madsen
Today Dan Madsen is the head of PR & Marketing for HerUniverse, the Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano) fangirl fashion line. But before that he was better known as the president of the official Star Wars fan club and publisher of Star Wars Insider from 1987 to 2001. Dan shared stories with us about meeting with George Lucas, being charged to reignite the fan club, the first Star Wars Celebration and the bit part he played in The Phantom Menace. We also dug into working with Ashley Eckstein and just how badass her character, Ahsoka, really is. 5:30 The launch of Star Wars Insider 8:30 Life before the Internet 10:30 Meetings with George Lucas 14:30 Anthony Daniels 15:45 The First Star Wars Celebration - The Star Wars fan Woodstock 19:00 HerUniverse, Ashley Eckstein and Ahsoka Tano 26:30 The Disney Era 29:30 Social media is a blessing and a curse 32:45 Looking Ahead 36:45 How does Star Wars avoid the same burnout as Star Trek 39:45 Clone wars and the future of Ahsoka Tano 48:00 Dams Denna the Kaadu handler 53:45 Ten Questions Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:15:52
September 10, 2019
Episode 29 - Christopher Sean
Christopher Sean is known to Star Wars fans as the voice of the lead character on the animated Star Wars Resistance series, Kazuda Xiono. His career spans 16 years of on screen work including Days of Our Lives and Hawaii Five-O. On this episode, Christopher talks about the importance of diversity and inclusion in Star Wars, amazing experiences as part of the SW universe, life behind the microphone and a look at Season 2 of Resistance. 3:00 Getting Kaz 5:15 Growing up with Star Wars 6:45 Diversity in Star Wars 14:30 Season 2 16:15 Behind the Scenes 20:30 Setting the record straight - It wasn’t cancelled 21:30 Great Experiences 26:00 Star Wars Celebration 27:00 Working as Kaz 29:45 Giving back 35:15 Ten Questions Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
50:21
September 02, 2019
Episode 28 - Noah Outlaw
Noah Outlaw runs a podcast called Kessel Run Radio, a part of the Making Star Wars Podcast Network. A video producer by day, Noah is an outspoken Star Wars fan who brings humor to his perspective. 4:30 - Star Wars as a career influence 8:00 - The Fandom Menace 13:15 - Where does their aggression come from? 19:30 - Upcoming Star Wars 20:45 - Improving the marketing of Star Wars 34:30 - Galaxy's Edge and SWCA 36:15 - Ten Questions @OutlawNoah Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
55:20
August 27, 2019
Episode 27 - Nathan Hamill
Nathan Hamill is an artist from Los Angeles with an affinity for large eyed creatures, ranging from cute to macabre, bashful to bellicose. He was raised on a healthy diet of cartoons, comics, movies and toys, which informed his personality and artistic sensibilities. He also happens to be the son of Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill. On this episode we talk about growing up with Star Wars, his take on the Star Wars Sequels and Episode IX speculation with the Son of Skywalker. 3:00 Two Dumb Dinos and other artwork 7:45 Intro to Star Wars and early memories 9:00 Uncle George and the toy room 10:15 SW during the Dark Times 12:45 Being IN Star Wars 15:30 Nathan’s take on The Sequels & Luke’s Character arc 20:00 Where does Nathan rank TLJ? 22:30 Mando - #PutNathanInMando2 25:00 Unique experiences 28:00 Spoilers in the family 30:30 Fan theories, speculation, #Reylo and Redemption 36:45 Ten Questions @NathanHamill nathanhamill.com/shop @2DumbDinos https://www.instagram.com/nathanhamill/ https://www.instagram.com/2dumbdinos/ Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:01:60
August 20, 2019
Episode 26 - Josh & Andy From Holochronicles
Andy and Josh are the hosts of the Holochronicles podcast. Based in the Pacific Northwest and the founders of the Blue Milk Brigade, these guys run a very entertaining podcast about Star Wars and Star Wars collecting. On this jumbo-sized episode, we talk to them about collecting philosophy, toys, autographs and the role of collecting in Star Wars Fandom. 3:45 - Who is Holochronicles 10:00 - Origins 15:30 - Prequels marking the return of collecting 19:15 - Steve Sansweet 23:30 - Pete Fletzer's collecting 26:00 - Autographs 27:30 - Down the Funko Funk-Hole 31:15 - Collecting philosophy 39:00 - Why still collecting? 45:30 - Not just toys anymore 51:30 - Collector or Star Wars fan ... or both? 56:00 - Toy story 58:00 - Prize possessions 65:30 - Odd signatures 70:00 - Ten Questions @Holochronicles on Twitter Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast www.ATGcast.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:52:30
August 13, 2019
"Best of..." Part 1 - Favorite Star Wars Movie, TV Show or Book?
To celebrate our 25th episode, we are looking back on the answers from our guests to our "10 questions" segment. To kick things off, here are some of the answers to "What is your favorite Star Wars Movie, TV Show or Book?" 3:00 Anthony Breznican (episode 6) 5:15 Jason Fry (episode 14) 6:45 The Last Jedi - David Jesse (episode 11) - Bill Sheehy (episode 7) - Madison Thames (episode 17) 9:45 The Empire Strikes Back - Clayton Sandell (episode 10) - Joseph Scrimshaw (episode 23) - John Hoey (episode 16) 11:00 A New Hope - Scott Chernoff (episode 25) - Dan Donohue (episode 20) 14:00 Jason Ward (episode 3) Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy Twitter: @ATGcast Our host: www.PeteFletzer.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes
16:00
August 08, 2019
Episode 25 - Scott Chernoff
Old School Star Wars fans know Scott Chernoff as the managing editor of the publication that was their only lifeline to Star Wars during the dark times before the Special Editions and the Prequels: Star Wars Insider. After leaving the magazine shortly after Attack of the Clones, Scott went on to be a writer for Conan O'Brien and BoJack Horseman and an actor on Adult Swim shows Rick and Morty and Hotstreets. In this episode of Around the Galaxy, the Star Wars Fan Talkshow, Scott joins us to share some fun and funny stories about his unprecedented access to the Prequels, thoughts on the Disney-era Star Wars films and the ugliness of the FandomMenace. 4:15 - Original Star Wars Celebration(s) 8:30 Early access to the Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones 13:30 Responding to the Prequels 16:45 The Yoda puppet 19:45 Great experiences and appreciating the gig 26:00 The Dark Times 33:00 After Insider 37:15 Star Wars Holiday Special and the "creepy" Ewok movies 39:30 Dear 2-1B 44:00 The Disney era 48:45 The sequels and anthology films are fan fiction 50:30 The FandomMenace 60:00 Ten Questions @ScottChernoff on Twitter Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast Our host: www.PeteFletzer.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:27:15
August 06, 2019
Episode 24 - Shannon Moran
Shannon Moran is an Visual Effects editor in London who also runs a podcast called “Postcards From the Galaxy’s Edge.” As an editor she’s worked on major motion pictures for Jon Favreau including Jungle Book and The Lion King and, most recently Netflix’s Dark Crystal. On this episode we talk about watching Star Wars as a VFX editor, early Star Wars memories, being Reylo light, the art of the movie trailer and even video gaming. 2:30 Welcome 3:00 What Makes You a Star Wars Fan? 4:15 Star Wars and Social Media 5:30 Postcards from the Galaxy’s Edge 10:45 Life as a VFX editor 18:30 First Star Wars experiences 26:30 Strong Women 28:15 Prequels 38:15 Rey’s Parentage 44:00 Reylo Light 51:00 Ten questions 73:15 Love for Daisy Twitter: @FromGalaxysEdge Insta: PostcardsFromtheGalaxysEdge YouTube: ShannonMoran Twitch: Shenanigen_Plays Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast Our host: www.PeteFletzer.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:22:51
July 29, 2019
Episode 23 - Joseph Scrimshaw
Joseph Scrimshaw is best known to Star Wars fans as the co-host of ForceCenter podcast with Ken Napzok. He is a comedian, a writer on Adult Swim's Tigtone and Shmoedown trivia champion. He has released multiple comedy albums including Rebel Scum, a Star Wars themed set recorded live at Convergence. On this episode of Around the Galaxy we talked to Joseph about finding humor in Star Wars, the #fandommenace, championship level trivia and what is coming up in the galaxy far, far away. 6:00 Early memories 8:00 Return of the Jedi as a kid 10:00 The Dark Times 11:00 Special Editions 14:30 Humor in Star Wars 15:45 Shmoedown and Trivia 23:30 Rebel Scum 24:45 Fandom Negativity 32:00 Keeping the Momentum 37:30 What are you looking forward to? 41:30 Great experiences and the Star Wars Counseling podcast 47:45 The next trilogy 51:00 Ten Questions Twitter: @JosephScrimshaw @ForceCenterPod @ ObsessedPodcast Website: JosephScrimshaw.com Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast Our host: www.PeteFletzer.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:08:27
July 23, 2019
Quick Spin - Funko at San Diego Comic Con2019
In our first news podcast, we are joined by Matt Norris of www.PopVinyls.com who gives us the scoop on Funko Pop's Star Wars presence at San Diego Comic Con. He even shares what it was like at the Fun Fridays Funko party featuring Mark Hamill.
09:14
July 21, 2019
Episode 22 - Curtis Smith
Curtis Smith is the poet laureate of the Star Wars community as well as a member of the 501st Legion. On this episode, Curtis shares some of his poetry, tells us about being in the 501st and talks about the amazing porg island cosplay from Star Wars Celebration. 3:00 Intros and a poem 5:30 Anapestic Tetrameter 9:30 First Star Wars memories 12:30 The 501st Legion 17:30 Star Wars Celebration Porg Island Cosplay 31:15 How does one get into Star Wars poetry? 40:00 Poetry online 51:00 About That - the Anakin and Younglings poem 58:30 Ten Questions ... with poems Twitter: @StarWarsPoet Instagram: @StarWarsPoetry Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast Our host: www.PeteFletzer.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:35:23
July 19, 2019
Episode 21 - Matt Norris
Matt Norris is a college professor and an expert on all things Funko who runs the collector website www.PopVinyls.com. He's a former writer for Cinemablend and a huge movie fan. On this episode, Matt joins us to talk about the history of Funko Star Wars, collecting and his own Star Wars memories. 8:30 - Fandom and sports 9:30 - Getting into Funko 12:00 - Funko beyond Star Wars 19:00 - Funko Star Wars 28:00 - Cinemablend 30:30 - Star Wars memories 51:15 - Ten Questions Twitter: @PopVinyls Website: www.PopVinyls.com Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast Our host: www.PeteFletzer.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:05:25
July 16, 2019
Episode 20 - Dan Donohue, Part 2
On this second part of a two-part episode, we talk about video game acting, working with the legendary Tom Keegan, playing Teldryn Sero in Skyrim, the Lando scenes and a very entertaining 10 Questions segment. Dan Donohue is the accomplished actor who brought one of BattleFront II’s breakout characters, Shriv Suurgav. He has been a member of the Oregeon Shakespeare Festival for 11 seasons and played Scar on Broadway and in the national touring production of Julie Taymor’s The Lion King. Dan has recently been seen on television in the CBS All Access series, Strange Angels and the Amazon Prime Original, For All Mankind. While Star Wars fans know him for his video game work as the cantankerous Duros, Shriv, he has also played roles in Skyrim (as Teldryn Sero), Wolfenstein II, Fallout 4, Halo 5 and Spider-Man. A character actor, he’s appeared in Chicago P.D., Fear the Walking Dead and Scream Queens. 2:30 Bringing video game characters to life 5:00 Working with Tom Keegan 10:45 Playing the games he’s in 11:30 Skyrim / Teldryn Sero 16:00 Lando and Shriv almost cut from BattleFront II 17:00 More Shriv! 21:00 Ten Questions (start) 30:30 “Old Charlie Skywalker” 34:30 Practicality of land speeders and star destroyers 37:45 Photo hobby 43:00 Rescue porgs 49:30 Redemption - and not Kylo 50:30 A story that could use some music 62:00 #MakeSolo2Happen 63:45 Parting thoughts from Shriv and birthday parties Twitter: @Donoview Instagram: Donoview Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast Our host: www.PeteFletzer.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:10:19
July 10, 2019
Episode 19 - Dan Donohue, Part 1
Dan Donohue is the accomplished actor who brought one of BattleFront II’s breakout characters, Shriv Suurgav. He has been a member of the Oregeon Shakespeare Festival for 11 seasons and played Scar on Broadway and in the national touring production of Julie Taymor’s The Lion King. Dan has recently been seen on television in the CBS All Access series, Strange Angels and the Amazon Prime Original, For All Mankind. While Star Wars fans know him for his video game work as the cantankerous Duros, Shriv, he has also played roles in Skyrim (as Teldryn Sero), Wolfenstein II, Fallout 4, Halo 5 and Spider-Man. A character actor, he’s appeared in Chicago P.D., Fear the Walking Dead and Scream Queens. On this first part of a two-part episode, we dig into his early acting career, his time in the Lion King and how he was inspired by Star Wars to become an actor. On an episode that often is interrupted by absurd humor and laughs, Dan also shares what went into becoming Shriv, how he got the role and the benefits to having a “pleasantly unpleasant” voice. He even shares info on a Star Wars role he auditioned for but didn’t get. 2:30 Shakespeare calling 5:45 Scar in The Lion King 10:45 Zazu and Threepio 12:30 The Star Wars role he didn’t get 16:00 Classic actors in Star Wars 20:30 The importance of story 24:00 Dan’s first time … seeing Star Wars 26:45 Exploring the rich history of an Expanded Universe 33:45 Now he’s IN the Universe 37:30 Becoming Shriv 44:00 Getting to know Shriv and the rest of Battle Front II 46:00 Meeting Mark Hamill 47:30 Voice acting vs. On-Camera 49:30 Benefits of the “Creepy” pleasantly unpleasant voice 55:15 Creating Shriv and Shriv fans Twitter: @Donoview Instagram: Donoview Around the Galaxy online: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy @ATGcast Our host: www.PeteFletzer.com ATG Swag: www.TeePublic.com/users/AroundTheGalaxy Making Star Wars Podcast Network: www.MakingStarWars.net Theme Music: Apollo’s Ghost, Available on iTunes Please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review us. If you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line. © 2019 Pete in the Seat Studios
01:03:50
July 09, 2019
Episode 18 - Neil Lowery
Neil Lowery is best known for his positive attitude and good vibes in the Star Wars social media community. On this episode we talk about staying positive in the current state of fandom, early Star Wars memories and some unique and memorable classic toys. 2:30 - Meet Neil 8:30 - Prequels hit the UK 11:45 - Jumping on Twitter 14:00 - Star Wars Celebration 17:00 - Staying Positive 21:45 - Enjoying Celebration 24:00 - Talking to the negative "Twist the question around: what about Star Wars do you love?" 27:30 - Looking forward 32:30 - 10 Questions Around the Galaxy, a part of the Making Star Wars Podcast Network, is a one hour, one guest, Star Wars fan talkshow. Every week we feature celebrities, podcasters, collectors and super fans and talk about what makes their Star Wars fandom special and what the saga means to them. Neil on Twitter: @LoweryNeil Facebook: Neil Lowery Instagram: PositivityOne Podcast: Cloud Car Co-pilot on Anchor Around The Galaxy: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy Follow us on Twitter: @ATGcast Pete Fletzer: www.PeteFletzer.com Making Star Wars network: www.MakingStarWars.net Theme music by Apollo’s Ghost (@GhostApollos) https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-page/1415536949?i=1415536951 If you had fun, please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review it. If you really liked it, please feel free to head on over to our patreon page at Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy. Don’t forget to follow us on twitter @ATGcast and if you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line (fletzerpete@gmail.com).
51:32
July 05, 2019
Episode 17 - Madison Thames
Madison Thames is the host of the Doing Talking podcast as well as the StarWars.com fan choice award winning artist for 2018 On this episode we talk about the role of romance in the Star Wars universe, #Reylo and Star Wars Fan Art. 6:30 - Winning the StarWars.com award 11:15 - Talking #Reylo & Romance 26:30 - The Prequels 31:30 - Where's Ahsokah? 39:00 - KOTOR and Aliens 42:00 - Episode IX talk 49:00 - Star Wars Celebration 50:15 - 10 Questions 1:00:15 - Did Padme Die of a Broken Heart? Around the Galaxy, a part of the Making Star Wars Podcast Network, is a one hour, one guest, Star Wars fan talkshow. Every week we feature celebrities, podcasters, collectors and super fans and talk about what makes their Star Wars fandom special and what the saga means to them. Links: www.MadisonThames.com & www.DoingTalking.com Madison on Twitter: @Madison_Thames & @DoingTalkingpod Around The Galaxy: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy Follow us on Twitter: @ATGcast Pete Fletzer: www.PeteFletzer.com Making Star Wars network: www.MakingStarWars.net Theme music by Apollo’s Ghost (@GhostApollos) https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-page/1415536949?i=1415536951 If you had fun, please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review it. If you really liked it, please feel free to head on over to our patreon page at Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy. Don’t forget to follow us on twitter @ATGcast and if you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line (fletzerpete@gmail.com).
01:07:07
July 02, 2019
Episode 16 - John Hoey, Part 2
John Hoey is the lead editor for Star Wars News Net and one of three hosts on the Resistance Broadcast. On this episode, part 2 of 2, we talk about #MakeSolo2Happen and John turns some of the 10 question segment around on Pete. 2:45 - #MakeSolo2Happen 15:15 - Ten Questions 34:30 - Bonus Question / Talking Solo Around the Galaxy, a part of the Making Star Wars Podcast Network, is a one hour, one guest, Star Wars fan talkshow. Every week we feature celebrities, podcasters, collectors and super fans and talk about what makes their Star Wars fandom special and what the saga means to them. Links: Twitter: @JohnnyHoey and @RBatSWNN Website: www.StarWarsNewsNet.com Making Star Wars network: www.MakingStarWars.net Around The Galaxy: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy Follow us on Twitter: @ATGcast Pete Fletzer: www.PeteFletzer.com Theme music by Apollo’s Ghost (@GhostApollos) https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-page/1415536949?i=1415536951 If you had fun, please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review it. If you really liked it, please feel free to head on over to our patreon page at Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy. Don’t forget to follow us on twitter @ATGcast and if you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line (fletzerpete@gmail.com).
40:33
June 26, 2019
Episode 15 - John Hoey, Part 1
John Hoey is the lead editor for Star Wars News Net and one of three hosts on the Resistance Broadcast. On this episode we talk about Prequel memories, our love/hate relationship with Attack of the Clones, some speculation on Episode IX, Reylo and redemption, and the pros and cons of Fan Theories. 8:00 - The Star Wars connection 12:45 - Prequel memories 14:30 - Attack of the Clones 20:00 - The Wal-Mart Coffee pot! 22:00 - Pete’s (VERY brief) George Lucas impression 26:15 - Revenge of the Sith 32:45 - Speculation for Episode IX 42:45 - Bendemption? 44:00 - Fan Theories - Pros and Cons 48:00 - Fandom Menace and where it comes from 53:30 - Staying positive Around the Galaxy, a part of the Making Star Wars Podcast Network, is a one hour, one guest, Star Wars fan talkshow. Every week we feature celebrities, podcasters, collectors and super fans and talk about what makes their Star Wars fandom special and what the saga means to them. Links: Twitter: @JohnnyHoey and @RBatSWNN Website: www.StarWarsNewsNet.com Making Star Wars network: www.MakingStarWars.net Around The Galaxy: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy Follow us on Twitter: @ATGcast Pete Fletzer: www.PeteFletzer.com Theme music by Apollo’s Ghost (@GhostApollos) https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-page/1415536949?i=1415536951 If you had fun, please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review it. If you really liked it, please feel free to head on over to our patreon page at Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy. Don’t forget to follow us on twitter @ATGcast and if you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line (fletzerpete@gmail.com).
56:46
June 25, 2019
Episode 14 - Jason Fry
Jason Fry is a best selling author with over 40 Star Wars credits to his name, the most high profile of which is the novelization of The Last Jedi. From the Clone Wars Visual Guide to Solo: Tales from Vandor, Jason has been bringing tales from the Galaxy Far, Far Away to readers as far back as 2008. He is also a journalist and baseball writer who co-writes Faith and Fear in Flushing, the NY Mets blog. On this episode we talk about our shared experience in the Star Wars RPG world, the Star Wars Story Group, writing the novelization of The Last Jedi, the Skywalker dream sequence, response to fan backlash and even chat a little bit about the ReyLo movement. Stick around for the 10 Questions segment and you will never look at C-3PO the same again. Star Wars Story Group – 14:00 Writing The Last Jedi – 18:30 Dealing with TLJ Backlash – 25:15 The Skywalker Dream Prologue – 33:30 Expanding the Scenes – 39:45 #ReyLo – 47:30 Looking to Episode 9 and Beyond – 49:30 Ten Questions – 56:00 Around the Galaxy, a part of the Making Star Wars Podcast Network, is a one hour, one guest, Star Wars fan talkshow. Every week we feature celebrities, podcasters, collectors and super fans and talk about what makes their Star Wars fandom special and what the saga means to them. Links: Jason on Twitter: @JasonCFry Jason’s website: www.JasonFry.net Tumblr: Jason Fry’s Dorkery Making Star Wars network: www.MakingStarWars.net Around The Galaxy: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy Follow us on Twitter: @ATGcast Pete Fletzer: www.PeteFletzer.com Theme music by Apollo’s Ghost (@GhostApollos) https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-page/1415536949?i=1415536951 If you had fun, please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review it. If you really liked it, please feel free to head on over to our patreon page at Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy. Don’t forget to follow us on twitter @ATGcast and if you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line (fletzerpete@gmail.com).
01:12:49
June 18, 2019
Episode 12 - Father's Day
On a special Father's Day episode, our host, Pete Fletzer, interviews his own father about what Star Wars has meant to the family over the last 40 years. From seeing it together in 1977 through to watching the latest trilogy with three generations. Around the Galaxy, a part of the Making Star Wars Podcast Network, is a one hour, one guest, Star Wars fan talkshow. Every week we feature celebrities, podcasters, collectors and super fans and talk about what makes their Star Wars fandom special and what the saga means to them. Links: Making Star Wars network: www.MakingStarWars.net Around The Galaxy: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy Follow us on Twitter: @ATGcast Pete Fletzer: www.PeteFletzer.com Around the Galaxy Merch: https://www.teepublic.com/user/aroundthegalaxy Theme music by Apollo’s Ghost: https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-page/1415536949?i=1415536951 If you had fun, please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review it. If you really liked it, please feel free to head on over to our patreon page at Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy. Don’t forget to follow us on twitter @ATGcast and if you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line (fletzerpete@gmail.com).
01:15:49
June 15, 2019
Episode 11 - David Jesse
David Jesse is a father of two sons who put his love of Star Wars and his family together to make a podcast called "Tatooine Sons." On this episode we talk about creating the podcast, meeting Rian Johnson, modern day story telling and the positives and challenges to growing up on Star Wars social media. Around the Galaxy, a part of the Making Star Wars Podcast Network, is a one hour, one guest, Star Wars fan talkshow. Every week we feature celebrities, podcasters, collectors and super fans and talk about what makes their Star Wars fandom special and what the saga means to them. Links: Follow Tatooine Sons on Twitter: @tatooinesons Website: www.TatooineSons.com Making Star Wars network: www.MakingStarWars.net Around The Galaxy: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy Follow us on Twitter: @ATGcast Pete Fletzer: www.PeteFletzer.com Around the Galaxy Merch: https://www.teepublic.com/user/aroundthegalaxy Theme music by Apollo’s Ghost: https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-page/1415536949?i=1415536951 If you had fun, please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review it. If you really liked it, please feel free to head on over to our patreon page at Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy. Don’t forget to follow us on twitter @ATGcast and if you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line (fletzerpete@gmail.com).
01:01:14
June 08, 2019
Episode 10 - Clayton Sandell
Clayton Sandell is an Emmy Award winning ABC News correspondent. He’s been seen on “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” and “World News with Diane Sawyer,” but you probably know him as ABC’s resident Star Wars expert. He produced the ABC special, “The Force of Sound: Creating Sounds in a Galaxy Far, Far Away,” sharing a behind the scenes at the audio that brought The Last Jedi to life. On this episode we talk about growing up a Star Wars fan, his obsession with the making of movies and what it’s like to visit the vaunted Skywalker Ranch. He also shares with us some stories of Star Wars Celebrations. Around the Galaxy, a part of the Making Star Wars Podcast Network, is a one hour, one guest, Star Wars fan talkshow. Every week we feature celebrities, podcasters, collectors and super fans and talk about what makes their Star Wars fandom special and what the saga means to them. Links: Follow Clayton on Twitter: @Clayton_Sandell Force of Sound documentary: https://youtu.be/GM0-8v4Ppb4 Galaxy’s Edge report: https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/video/disneyland-opens-star-wars-galaxys-edge-63380531 Making Star Wars network: www.MakingStarWars.net Around The Galaxy: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy Follow us on Twitter: @ATGcast Pete Fletzer: www.PeteFletzer.com Theme music by Apollo’s Ghost: https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-page/1415536949?i=1415536951 If you had fun, please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review it. If you really liked it, please feel free to head on over to our patreon page at Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy. Don’t forget to follow us on twitter @ATGcast and if you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line (fletzerpete@gmail.com).
01:07:13
June 05, 2019
Episode 9 - Ken Napzok
Ken Napzok is one of the most prolific entertainment podcasters in the business hosting shows like Collider Jedi Council, ForceCenter and Casterly Talk. He’s an actor, comedian and writer, most recently publishing Why We Love Star Wars, The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far, Far Away where he celebrates 100 memories about the greatest saga ever told. On this episode we talk about avoiding Star Wars burnout, how he got into Star Wars, and of course, what went into writing his book. The one hour conversation expands into topics like toxic fandom, it’s influence on studio decisions and even Game of Thrones. Ken also shares his experiences at recent Star Wars premiers and a touching story about hosting a panel with Carrie Fisher. Around the Galaxy, a part of the Making Star Wars Podcast Network, is a one hour, one guest, Star Wars fan talkshow. Every week we feature celebrities, podcasters, collectors and super fans and talk about what makes their Star Wars fandom special and what the saga means to them. Links: Ken’s Website: www.KenNapzok.com Buy Ken’s book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1642500003/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_r6g9CbFSAMR5V Follow Ken on Twitter: @KenNapzok Making Star Wars network: www.MakingStarWars.net Around The Galaxy: www.Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy Follow us on Twitter: @ATGcast Pete Fletzer: www.PeteFletzer.com Theme music by Apollo’s Ghost (@GhostApollos) https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-page/1415536949?i=1415536951 If you had fun, please subscribe, like, share, rate us 5 stars and review it. If you really liked it, please feel free to head on over to our patreon page at Patreon.com/AroundTheGalaxy. Don’t forget to follow us on twitter @ATGcast and if you or someone you know would make a good guest, please drop us a line (fletzerpete@gmail.com).
01:08:04
June 03, 2019
Episode 8 - Steve Sansweet
Steve Sansweet, the face of Star Wars in the 90s, author of 16 Star Wars books, Guiness Book of World Record holding collector and CEO of Rancho Obi-Wan joins us on this episode to talk about how he discovered the saga, what it means to him and shares some great stories of collecting. Steve will be at Comic Con as a special guest this year as well! @SteveSansweet @RanchoObiWan www.RanchoObiWan.org Theme music provided by Apollo's Ghost, available on iTunes and Spotify
59:31
May 27, 2019
Episode 7 - Bill Sheehy
We are joined by Bill Sheehy of Skywalking Around the League. We talk about everything from growing up on the prequels, to Star Wars Celebration and looking forward to the future of the saga. @StarWarsBill on Twitter Theme music provided by Apollo's Ghost, available on iTunes and Spotify
01:08:27
May 23, 2019
Episode 6 - Anthony Breznican
We talk to Anthony Breznican of Entertainment Weekly. Anthony shares the role Star Wars played in his youth, the thrill (and fear) of hosting the panel for The Force Awakens at Star Wars Celebration in 2015, and the bond that Star Wars creates among friends and family. @breznican on twitter https://ew.com/author/anthony-breznican/ Theme music courtesy of Apollo‘s Ghost
01:17:51
May 18, 2019
Episode 5 - Alex Kane talks writing, KOTOR and Star Wars Video Games
On this episode we talk to Alex Kane, freelance writer on StarWars.com and author of "Knights of the Old Republic" about writing, his book and the hits and misses of Star Wars video gaming. @alexjkane muckrack.com/alexjkane Theme music provided by Apollo's Ghost - get their EP now on iTunes or wherever you get music
01:11:09
May 09, 2019
Episode 4 - Lacey Gilleran talks Fandom, #Reylo and SW Celebration
Lacey Gilleran (@laceygilleran) of Star Wars News Net and the Resistance Broadcast talks to us about female fandom and the #Reylo movement. She also shares why being a Star Wars fan is so important to her. @LaceyGilleran @RBatSWNN Resistance Broadcast Podcast Theme music provided by Apollo's Ghost - Available on iTunes NOW!
01:12:37
May 07, 2019
Episode 3 - Jason Ward talks spoiler culture, fandom and right time, right place
Jason Ward (@MakingStarWars) talks about spoiler culture and the current state of fandom in the Star Wars universe. @MakingStarWars Now This is Podcasting podcast on iTunes Theme music provided by Apollo's Ghost - Available on iTunes NOW!
01:03:38
April 29, 2019
Episode 2 - William Prystauk, Strong Women in Star Wars, and The Gray Area
Writer, filmmaker and podcaster William "Bill" Prystauk talks about the importance of strong women in Star Wars and the exploration of the gray in our favorite stories. Find him @CrashPalace or CrashPalaceProductions.com Theme music by Apollo's Ghost. EP available now on iTunes
42:24
April 25, 2019
Episode 1 - @DepressedDarth (John Sullivan) an EXCLUSIVE Behind the Mask of popular Twitter feed
We are going behind the mask of the internet's number one Star Wars humor Twitter feed: @DepressedDarth. In this episode we'll hear how it got started and what it's like to run one of the internet's top Star Wars accounts. Theme music provided by Apollo's Ghost. EP now available on iTunes
57:03
April 24, 2019
Episode 0 - Pilot with Lily D - a test episode that was so much fun, we published it!
Welcome to Around the Galaxy, the Star Wars talkshow with Pete Fletzer. In the pilot episode, Pete interviews 9 year old superfan, Lily D from NJ as they talk about her perspective on all things Star Wars. Note: This episode was recorded with his daughter initially as a way to test the studio, but she was such a great guest, we kept it rolling! Theme music by Apollo's Ghost - available on iTunes!
19:41
April 20, 2019