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Sh*t They Don’t Tell You with Nikki Limo and Steve Greene

A long time ago (last week), in a galaxy far, far away (Los Angeles), a gentleman named Steve Greene decided to deliver a treatise on the entire Star Wars lexicon. From THX 1138 to The Mandalorian, Professor Greene touches on all the myriad ups and downs of this 43-year-old franchise. Whether you're a fanboy who sleeps in Darth Vader pajamas or a neophyte who barely knows the difference between an Ewok and a Wookie, you'll love this pop-culture deep-dive from start to finish. May the Force be with you. Follow the podcast on Insta: @shttheydonttellyou Follow Nikki on Insta: @NikkiLimo Follow Steve on Insta: @SteveGreeneComedy To watch the podcast on YouTube: http://bit.ly/STDTYPodYouTube Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening, or by using this link: http://bit.ly/ShtTheyDontTellYou If you want to support the show, and get all our episodes ad-free go to: https://stdty.supercast.tech/ If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be amazing! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/ShtTheyDontTellYou   To submit your questions/feedback, email us at: podcast@nikki.limo To call in with questions/feedback, leave us a voicemail at: (765) 734-0840 To visit our Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/stikki  To watch more Nikki & Steve on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/nikkilimo To check out Nikki's Jewelry Line: https://kittens-and-coffee.myshopify.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Star Wars Theory
THE EMPIRE'S COVER STORY : HOW THE EMPIRE FAKED ANAKIN'S DEATH DURING ORDER 66

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 12:32


THEORY THURSDAY - Today we cover the Empire's cover story about Anakin's death during Order 66. Palpatine was very careful about covering up Anakin's story, very few people knew about his metamorphosis into Darth Vader. Anakin Skywalker was a very popular war hero to the Republic and he was better served as a martyr. Sit back as we listen to this very interesting dive into the Empire's cover story and how they faked Anakin's death.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Comics With Kenobi
Star Wars Splash Page #256 -- Kings and Queens

Comics With Kenobi

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 88:59


War of the Bounty Hunters comes to its end and sets the stage for Crimson Reign and, further into 2022, The Hidden Empire, as Qi'ra lays out the chess board pieces and prepares for the long game.Daniel José Older and David Wachter strike the right tone in the first issue of The High Republic -- Trail of Shadows #1 as the crime noir-inspired mystery tale reveals even more questions than answers.In Ghosts of Vader's Castle #4 (of 5), Lina, Thom and more face down their starkest nightmares while readying for what could the final showdown on Mustafar.Doctor Aphra #15 continues an unparalleled streak of success as she and Sana form temporary alliances and uncover a massive conspiracy with tendrils throughout the galaxy.Upcoming Star Wars comics include:Oct. 20 | Ghosts of Vader's Castle #5 (of 5), Star Wars Adventures #11, The High Republic #10Oct. 27 | Star Wars #18, War of the Bounty Hunters — IG-88 #1, Darth Vader #17, Bounty Hunters #17, The Monster of Temple Peak #3 (of 4), The High Republic #1 (Marvel Halloween Comic Book Extravaganza 2021 Edition)Nov. 3 | The High Republic #11, Star Wars Legends: Rise of the Sith OmnibusNov. 10 | Doctor Aphra #16, The Trail of Shadows #2 (of 5), The Monster of Temple Peak #4 (of 4), Star Wars Legends Boba Fett: Blood Ties TPB, Star Wars Episodes IV-IX Adaptation Box Set (IDW)Nov. 17 | Darth Vader #18, Star Wars Adventures #12, Star Wars: Life Day #1 (One-Shot), Darth Vader (Vol. 2) Omnibus, The High Republic Adventures (Vol. 1) TPB, Star Wars (Vol. 3), Vol. 3 TPB (Collects #13-18)Nov. 24 | Star Wars #19, Bounty Hunters #18, War of the Bounty Hunters TPB (Collects Alpha #1, War of the Bounty Hunters 1-5), War of the Bounty Hunters Companion TPB (Collects Jabba, IG-88, Boushh, 4-LOM & Zuckuss)Nov. 30 | Star Wars: The High Republic, Vol. 2, TPB (Collects #6-10), Doctor Aphra (Vol. 2), Vol. 3, TPB (Collects #11-15)Dec. 1 | Crimson Reign #1 (of 5), The High Republic #12, The High Republic Adventures #11, Star Wars Adventures (Vol. 2), Vol. 1, “The Light & the Dark” TPBDec. 8 | Star Wars #20, Bounty Hunters #19, Darth Vader #19, Trail of Shadows #3 (of 5), Star Wars (Vol. 3), Vol. 3, “War of the Bounty Hunters,” TPB, The High Republic, Vol. 2, “The Heart of Drengir” TPBDec. 15 | Doctor Aphra #17, Star Wars Adventures Annual 2021 #1, Attack of the Clones Graphic Novel Adaptation from IDW, Doctor Aphra (Vol. 2), Vol. 3, “War of the Bounty Hunters” TPBDec. 22 | Star Wars Adventures #13, The Weapon of a Jedi TPB, Darth Vader (Vol. 3), Vol. 3 TPB (Collects #12-17)Dec. 29 | Bounty Hunters, Vol. 3, TPB (Collects #12-17)Jan. 5 | Trail of Shadows #4 (of 5)March 2 | Star Wars Legends: The Empire Omnibus, Vol. 1April 13 | Darth Vader (Vol. 1) Omnibus (New Printing)April 27 | Star Wars (Vol. 2), Omnibus (Vol. 1) New PrintingSummer 2002 | The New Republic Vol. 1 Omnibus

We Make Books Podcast
Episode 71 - Villains vs. Antagonists

We Make Books Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 36:45


We Make Books is a podcast for writers and publishers, by writers and publishers and we want to hear from our listeners! Hit us up on our social media, linked below, and send us your questions, comments, and concerns for us to address in future episodes. We hope you enjoy We Make Books! Twitter: @WMBCast  |  @KindofKaelyn  |  @BittyBittyZap Instagram: @WMBCast  Patreon.com/WMBCast Episode Transcript (by TK @_torkz) [Upbeat Ukulele Intro Music] Rekka: This is We Make Books, a podcast about writing publishing and everything in between. Rekka is a published Science Fiction and Fantasy author, and Kaelyn is a professional genre fiction editor. Together, they'll tackle the things you never knew you never knew about getting a book from concept to finished product, with explanations, examples, and a lot of laughter. Get your moleskin notebook ready. It's time for We Make Books. We Make Books Ep. 71 Transcription Kaelyn: Today we're talking about villains and antagonists, and why they're not actually the same thing, except in the cases that they are. Rekka: Yes, exactly. K [overlapping]: [laughing] R: Perfect. I think that nails it. Sometimes they're not the same thing, sometimes they are. K: Yeah, and we'll kinda get to this but, most villains are antagonists - most, not all. Not all antagonists are villains. And in fact you will likely, in any given story, have multiple antagonists, not all of whom are the villain. I went through and really dug up all of this stuff; shockingly, the word ‘hero' is the one with the most definitions attached to it, and most different con - R: We're not talking about heroes today! We're not! K [overlapping]: Well we - but we have to, because we don't get villains without heroes, and we don't get antagonists without protagonists. Both villains and antagonists are defined and really only exist so that they can oppose or create conflict for the hero or protagonist. It kinda makes you wonder, if left to their own devices, maybe they're just a mad scientist in a lab somewhere. R: Maybe they're the hero of their own story. K: Yeah, and then suddenly someone shows up to fight them and now they're the bad guy. [laughing] R: “I was perfectly lawful and good until you showed up!” K: Exactly, yes. The basic difference between a villain and an antagonist is that an antagonist is somebody who is there to contend or oppose the main character, typically the protagonist of the story. They're there to create opposition. A villain is doing that, but they're evil. R: [laughs] K [laughing]: What they're doing is, the opposition that they're creating is either causing harm, causing suffering, will destroy the human race. It could be something more on a micro scale, where they've kidnapped the daughter of the main character; maybe they're trying to get their lemonade stand shut down so that they can sell lemonade that's gonna turn people into lizard people. An antagonist at the surface is just somebody who's doing things that's causing problems for the protagonist. They don't necessarily have to be evil. R: They could just be a rival. K: Yeah. Or any number of other things we're gonna get to here, but. And in fact as I mentioned, as you're reading a book, you're frequently gonna come across antagonists that are not actually evil. There's gonna be an antagonist who's the villain who may be evil at some point, not always, but there will be people that are antagonists. I will use an example that we love to use: Gideon the Ninth. Harrow definitely serves as an antagonist to Gideon through the book. But Harrow is not evil. R: Right. K: That's a great example of a villain operating without the audience knowing that the protagonist is coming into direct conflict with them because, we don't really find out who the villain of the story is until the very very end of it. Then we can look back and go like ‘Ah yes I see all of these things now.' The villain in the story, and spoilers if you haven't read Gideon the Ninth, but also if you listen to this podcast and you still haven't read it - R: You obviously are never going to read it at this point. K [laughing]: Yeah. The villain turns out to be Dulcinia, who is impersonating another character - and I stayed away, when writing notes for this and getting into the philosophical of what is evil and what is not - for these purposes we're gonna call her motives evil, in that she is trying to hunt down and destroy a lot of different people for her own reasons. The conflict that we come into there actually causes the antagonist and the protagonist in this, Gideon and Harrow, to sort of team up to oppose the actual villain, which by the way is a very common writing trope. Antagonists are a necessary component to any story even if they are not the source of central conflict. R: Yeah, because - and I know you're gonna lean into this example - but in Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy feels like he is central to everything in Harry's life, even though most of the time he just shows up to spew some awful thing he's overheard his parents say and then go away again. K: Draco is a good example of an antagonist who goes through a lot of different forms. Draco in the first few books of the series, he kinda shows up to make some comments and then leaves. He's not really doing much. Even in the second book when he's talking about the Chamber of Secrets and the heir of Slytherin and he actually is sitting around going ‘God I wish there was a way for me to help him' - well, okay, that's what minions do. Small antagonists. R: Most of the time everything that Draco Malfoy does or says is just to reinforce the fact that he's a jerk. K: Yeah, Draco just sorta pops up to remind all of us that there's Voldemort out there and his followers are terrible, because we don't see or interact directly with Voldemort for a lot of these books, so Draco's there to kind of remind us that he's out there. But then we finally get to book six, when Draco is given a very specific task to do: kill Dumbledore. And those listening at home, ‘okay well doesn't that make him a villain?' Well - does it? Because first of all he doesn't really actually wanna do this, but he has to. Second, he doesn't do it. At the end, he's not the one who carries this out. So again, everything's relative here. Because to Harry, he is just this thing that Harry feels he needs to track down and find out what's happening. You could go so far as to argue that Harry is creating his own conflict here, because if he just left Draco alone and went about his life trying to find these Horcruxes, things would've gone a lot smoother. R: [laughs] K: Dumbledore keeps telling Harry, ‘Hey. I got the Draco situation under control, don't worry about it.' Not in so many words and maybe if he had, again, things would've gone differently - R: You know what, communicating clearly is the antagonist of a plot. K: Okay. So that's interesting that you say that, because antagonists are not always people. R: Mhm. K: Antagonists can be certain external factors that the protagonist has to contend with. A good example of this is nature, in something like the movie Castaway. It's not evil - R [overlapping]: Okay. I was gonna say Deep Impact, like the meteor is not a villain, the meteor is an antagonist. K: Yeah. Exactly. It's not evil. The meteor or nature or something is not saying like, ‘Yes, I will destroy the world, and then also Tom Hanks.' [chuckles] R: If it can twirl its mustache, it might be a villain. K: It's just there, and it's something that the characters have to contend with. It can also be something supernatural; the thing I thought of off the top of my head was The Nothing in NeverEnding Story. It's operating unconsciously, if you will, in the sense that it doesn't seem to have nefarious purposes. It's just existing, and it's just growing. The characters are opposing it, they're trying to find a way to stop it, but it's not evil in and of itself. R: A hero trying to stop global warming is not fighting a villain. Unless - K: Ah, there's some villains in there. R: Yeah never mind, I take all that back. K: An antagonist can also be something like a society or an unjust system that the hero has to live and function in. The example that came to mind was Les Miserables. The main character, Jean Valjean, is sent to prison for stealing a loaf of bread because his sister and her children were starving. And we as the audience are meant to understand here that, while Javert - I believe is the name of the officer - is doing his duty by arresting him because he did commit theft, we understand that it is the dire circumstances of his society and his country that caused him to do this. His whole struggle and story is not only trying to lift himself up and overcome this system, but trying to one, make good on people he had hurt and things he had done in the process of this, but two, help other people that are also stuck in this system by hopefully coming up with a way to better it in the long run. I won't say overthrow it because he actively avoids that whole - R [overlapping]: Right. K: - part of the process in this story, but he is in his own way trying to get things to a better place. R: Yeah. K: I went through and just like, some ideas of antagonists who are not necessarily villains. We talked about Draco Malfoy - I will go to my grave saying that Draco is not a villain, he is first convenient exposition, and then an antagonist and an unwilling one at that. One of the ones I also thought of was Catra, from - R: Ah! K: - the first half of She-Ra, she kind of serves as sort of like a minion antagonist. R: Uh-huh. K: Her character evolves, and we'll talk about that as we continue to go through this. But she's an excellent example of just an antagonist. R: And again kind of like that rival thing - K: Yes. R: - like in anime or certain role playing video games, you always have the rival show up, and then by the end you are working with them to fight the actual villain. K: Another category is the conflict creators: people who are not evil, they don't have nefarious plots, but they're making the life of the main character unbearable. Mr. Darcy - R [overlapping]: [giggling] K: - from Pride and Prejudice is an excellent example of this. I threw the Lannisters on the list, and I'm sticking with the books - R: Right. K [laughing]: Not the TV show. R: So in this version, the Lannisters haven't managed to accomplish much yet. K: Yeah, exactly. Because, really, what are they doing? Are their motives evil? No, their motives are promoting and securing the prosperity and wellbeing of their family as much as possible. Now, they're doing things that again, evil being relative, we might look at this and go ‘oh they're evil.' I will choose the beheading of Ned Stark as a good example there. That's only evil to us because we like Ned Stark. R: Right. K: Because we look at him and see a good, just man who is being undone by his own kindness and mercy. The Lannisters look at him and go, ‘this guy's an idiot, and not only that he's a threat.' R: Mhm. K: ‘If we send him to the wall do you think his family is gonna go, ‘ah ok no problem, no harm no foul.'' Yeah, Joffrey's an impulsive little shit, who should not have done that and obviously messed up the plans of a lot of different third parties there, but from the perspective of the Lannisters he's right. R: Mhm. K: There was no reason to spare Ned Stark's life. R: It does start with the two incestuous Lannisters pushing a child out of a window though, so. K: Yes, and we can - that's a whole other episode about - R [overlapping]: [laughing] K: Well, trust me, I could do a whole episode about the evolution in literature, writing, and various media of using sexually-based components of character's personalities to demonstrate that they're evil. R: Mhm. K: But yes, this isn't to say that Jamie and Cersei themselves aren't evil, but the Lannisters as a whole are conflict creators. R: Okay. K: And within there they're all opposing each other in certain ways, but they're all kind of presenting a united front. R: The Lannister corporate machine. K: Yeah exactly. Casterly Rock incorporated. They're all presenting a united front in the promotion and wellbeing of their own family. There's obviously a lot of stuff going on there that we the audience know about, but pretend you're an outside observer in Westeros. Apart from some slight patricide - R: [laughs] K: - but that's okay, because that was the member of the family who we just barely put up with and obviously there was something wrong with him and we probably should've thrown him down a well a long time ago. R: Are you talking about Tyrion or are you talking about Tywin - K: Both, but from the perspective of the Lannisters, Tyrion. [laughing] R [overlapping]: [laughing] K: You can recover from that one, because of course there was something off about him, look at him. Never mind that he's the smartest and, actually, most caring member of their family, but y'know. That's not important, apparently. I made up an antagonist category that I'm calling “general pains in the ass.”  R: [laughing] K: [laughs] Where they are not necessarily doing anything, but their existence is just infuriating to the point that it's creating conflict for the protagonist. The one that I always love to point to is Gary from Pokémon. R: Mm. K: Who's just Ash's rival but it's a very hilariously one-sided rivalry.  R: Right, right. K: [laughs] The other one that I think is very good is actually: Sailor Moon, Tuxedo Mask in the anime. Because he is also trying to get the rainbow crystals.  R: Right. K: In a pain-in-the-ass antagonist - I would throw Rei in there. R: [laughs] Yeah, there you go. K: Again, the anime - the manga did not go into this, but they're constantly fighting over who's gonna be the better this-or-that, and who's doing the better job, and again, it creates conflict for Usagi because Rei is hyper-confident and very good at this, and Usagi is not, at all.  R: Right. It has more to do with Rei just constantly criticizing her and making her progression slower than anything else.  K: Yeah, you'll notice there's a lot of overlap here because apart from being a general pain in the ass in that scenario, Rei is also a conflict creator.  R: Yeah. K: The last one that gets a little philosophical is the protagonist themselves. Holden Caulfield is of course the standout example here, but I would take anybody that can't get out of their own way and put them on this list. One of the thoughts I came up with was Anakin Skywalker.  R: Okay. K: More with the Clone Wars TV show as a better example of that, but you certainly see it through the prequels as well. Has a set of morals and code that he lives by that is in direct conflict with what the Jedi are teaching him and telling him to do. R: Mhm. K: And that's an excellent case study into a descent into villany by having a singular goal and taking more and more extreme measures to meet it. R: Like Draco, there's somebody that is coaching him and trying to lead him in a direction that he wouldn't have chosen on his own almost at any point.  K: I'm not sure I agree with that, because what we see Anakin do over and over again, his singular motivation-- and this is, by the way, his antagonistic component-- is “protect my friends and loved ones.” R: Mhm. K: And so he's willing to take more and more extreme measures that in some cases are going to get him in trouble, he's going to have to go in front of the Jedi Council and go ‘I'm really sorry I did that, but I did save Obi-Wan, so I think it all works out in the end.' And you've got Yoda silently screaming in his head, going ‘This is not what Jedi are supposed to do, this is dangerous.' R: Yeah. K: But then also, it gets him to a point where his moral code is coming into conflict with what is important to him. So, yes I killed a bunch of people on a spaceship, but I saved all of the Senators and the Jedi on it. Well, now I've killed a bunch of children because I thought it was going to save my pregnant wife.  R: Mhm. K: And we're getting to a point where he can't differentiate those two things from one another because in the end you're still saving something or someone important.  R: Right. But I still think that - K [overlapping]: Oh, yes, having Palpatine - R [overlapping]: that progression -  K: - breathing in his ear for the whole time was not helping. [laughing] R: Yeah, that was an outside influence that encouraged that progression. K: Absolutely, yeah. So, that's another antagonistic force - that is an external factor, people attempting to influence the protagonist.  R: Mhm. K: So, we talked a lot about antagonists, and as we said, most villains - not all - most villains are antagonists but not all antagonists are villains. In order to be a villain, you gotta be evil. You have to be a quote-unquote “bad guy.” And you've gotta be doing something that is bad, something that's hurting either a people, or an entity, maybe nature, or a planet itself. Typically, you've got selfish motivations here. R: Mhm. K: Sometimes you have no motivations, and we'll get into that, because the pure evil villains are one of my favorite villains. But, villains are working to destroy a heroic purpose or protagonist. They may not know that that's what they're doing, but they're doing it. Some villains go their whole story without realizing that there's somebody working their way up to opposing them, because their protagonist is such a little miniscule blip on the scale of this evil plan here that they didn't even know someone was opposing them. Villains, they have to be bad. They don't exist in a vacuum. Y'know, we used the idea of the mad scientist who doesn't know he's the bad guy -  R: Mhm. K: - until someone shows up to fight him. If that guy's just left in his lab making some little itty bitty Frankenstein monsters to run around and help him with his experiments and things, then he never leaves and nothing bad ever happens, and the new Frankenstein monsters are happy with their existence, he's not a villain! [laughs] However, if he's oppressing those little Frankenstein monster guys, or maybe they're escaping out into the world and doing bad things to people that they encounter, that then starts to move him into the realm of villain.  R: Now, what if he's in his lab and his experiments are destroying the planet outside the lab, but he never leaves and he never realizes, and the Frankenstein [ed.: monster]s are happy?  K: Yeah, so this is where it gets weird, because what he's doing is evil but he's not doing it on purpose.  R: Mm. K: I'm trying to think what the classification for that would be. An unwilling villain, essentially. Maybe more of an antagonist at that point. I'm trying to come up with an example of something where somebody shows up and informs a scientist or creator doing something that what they're doing is having a negative impact on the world around it and they had no idea.  R: There is an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation where they go to a planet where the people on the planet basically take some of the children off the Enterprise because they can't have children themselves, and the crew is able to convince them that it's their very powerful computer system that's causing radiation that's preventing them from being healthy, and that it would happen to the kids too if they stayed, and so on and so forth.  K: Yeah, I'm trying to - like, this one isn't necessarily as good an example, but in Ender's Game, at the very end we find out that the conflict, this whole giant conflict, kind of began almost on a misunderstanding that the human population encountered alien life in the form of bugs that were a hivemind.  R: Mhm. K: And the bugs killed all of the humans they encountered not understanding that there was a life form out there that wasn't a hivemind. Because from their perspective, it didn't matter if a few soldiers got killed, they were just essentially vessels for the larger collective consciousness. They didn't understand the - R [overlapping]: Right. Individuality. K: Yeah. So, that started them as an antagonist, but then this war escalates and escalates and, that one I don't know if we can come up with “villain” and whether sides are evil, at that point, but. With villains, they might not even need to know that they're directly opposing the main character. The biggest difference between the villain and the antagonist is that sometimes, but not always, the antagonist forms more of a plot role. It's somebody to be there to create conflict, to move the story along, or to motivate the protagonist. It's somebody who may provide opportunities for growth for the protagonist as well, again through opposition. K: Everything is opposition and conflict for antagonists. Antagonists, they can be friends or friendly rivals of the protagonist, but they are a plot role, they are helping to develop and move the character and the stories along. A villain is a character type. This is a potentially necessary component of the story, depending on the type of story that you're telling, and they have a role to serve within that. They have to be the central point of conflict for evil reasons, to give the character something moral and good and just to fight for and overcome. If this sounds contrived, or this sounds pedantic, I don't know what to tell you because this is literature. [laughs] R: [laughing] Yeah. K: This is - you will find this across all of human history in literature, the conflict between good and evil. That is the central focus of it. And listen, what we consider good and what we consider evil varies from culture to culture, time to time. Heroes don't fit a certain set of criteria across all cultures. If you go back and read any Greek myth, and what they consider to be heroes, most of these guys were assholes. Like, really bad people. But they did heroic things, and they lived in ways that were acceptable to the ancient Greeks.  R: Mhm. K: So therefore they were heroes. The Greeks are really interesting in that they did not write what was idealized, but what was true. So even though we know that the way they conducted their society, the way they lived and acted, is abhorrent to us, at the time it was acceptable. Not only acceptable, but encouraged.  R: Right. Perhaps even seen as heroic behavior.  K [overlapping]: To that end—yeah. To that end, evil is the same way.  R: Mhm. K: I'm gonna throw one last monkey wrench [laughs] into this - the villain, as we kept saying, most villains but not all are antagonists, because sometimes the villain's the protagonist. The villain is only the antagonist when they're not the main character of the story, when they're just serving as the sense of conflict. But sometimes in stories, the villain, who is evil and is doing evil things, is the protagonist, is the main character that we're following. Two of my favorite examples of this are Light from Death Note and Dexter from Dexter. Light is a teenager with a god complex who I wouldn't even say “starts off trying to do right in the world,” because if you watch the series really he's just experimenting using bad people until he gets the plan figured out. But, for those who are unfamiliar, Death Note is an outstanding anime that I highly recommend about a teenager who comes across a notebook that is stolen from a Japanese death god and learns that the names he writes in the notebook will die. And he gets more and more specific about specifying “will die at this time,” “will die in this way,” et cetera. And enters into this whole cat-and-mouse psychological thriller thing with himself and the police that are trying to stop this serial killer that they don't understand.  R: Right. K: The whole thing turns into this god complex of him establishing rules of what he thinks are right and wrong and threatening the entire world with what would basically be instantaneous death at his whim if they don't adhere to it. So let's be clear, Light is evil. He is killing people because they're not acting the way he wants them to. But he is the main character and the protagonist of the story, and if you watch it you find yourself cheering for him outwitting the police, outwitting this detective. One of the detectives, by the way, is his father. And you're still goin,g “Come on, Light, you can get yourself out of this one!” Dexter Morgan from Dexter is another good example. Dexter is a serial killer. Dexter has kill rooms where he duct tapes people to tables, ritualistically stabs them, chops the bodies up, and drops them in the water off the coast of Miami.  R: Mhm. K: Dexter also has a complex set of morality that he adheres to, and Dexter is a little bit different because he doesn't want to do these things, he wishes he wasn't like this, but he knows that he is and there's nothing he can do about it. The books are a little stranger about this than the TV show. So he's channeling his awfulness into only killing murderers.  R: Right, and the rules of morality that he follows are not actually his morals.  K: Yeah. R: They were given to him. K: Yes. As a way to hopefully help maintain and control him. But he's still killing people. And he's still operating outside the justice system. He's very careful about gathering all the evidence and knowing “yes, this person's definitely a murderer,” but he's still serving as judge, jury, and executioner without giving anyone the benefit of due process. In his mind it doesn't matter why you killed somebody. You killed somebody. And it's coming less from a place of morality than an opportunity to be an outlet for his own base urges. Villains can be protagonists. Just because somebody is the main character of the story doesn't necessarily mean that they're good.  R: In fact, I feel a little bit better about some books thinking about it that way. [laughs] K: Yeah, absolutely. And, look, there's a whole thing you can get into with the hero vs. the antihero, and what is considered heroic and what is considered acceptable; god, I think there's been entire books written about this, with Superman as a core component there. It is very nuanced to kind of sort these things out of where the line is between hero and villain, and even more so where the line is between antagonist and villain. At what point do you stop being just an inconvenience or a pain in the butt that someone's gotta deal with and become somebody who is an active threat to not just the protagonist but potentially those around them as well? R: I know a book can have antagonists and villains, we've established several that do. Can you have a book with more than one villain?  K: Absolutely!  R: How do they not just sort of shrink down to become antagonists, then, if there's more than one? Or is it just because of their behavior being evil? K: Let's go back to another favorite of ours, Avatar: the Last Airbender. I would make the argument that both Azula and Ozai are villains. I think there are definitely people who would take Azula and put her more in the antagonist category; I disagree, she's evil, she has evil motivations. She also wants to conquer and subjugate the entire world and is willing to burn it down to do it. Hers and her father's ideologies and motives line up pretty closely. The difference is that Ozai sits in this palace and we don't see him for most of the series, and Azula's out there running amuck. R: So one can be a subordinate of the other, and they can both still be villains. K: Absolutely, yeah. And villains can work together, we got the superhero team ups on villains all the time. Dunno if you ever watched Venture Bros. - R: Yeah. K: - but the Guild of Calamitous Intent is one of my favorites, not that they're all teaming up against the same protagonist there. But yeah you absolutely can have multiple villains; one who is working under or for the other. You could have minions that are villains, as long as their intentions are evil. To that end with Avatar I would say Ty Lee and Mai are antagonists, not villains. Because they're minions who are kinda just there to do what Azula says but like, they don't necessarily want to burn down and subjugate the rest of the world, they're just sort of along for the ride. I think with multiple villains, a lot of times when you see that you're kind of dealing with an ensemble cast, and everyone's gonna sort of have a little area they have to go break off into. But not always, look at Star Wars. Yeah, Darth Vader was redeemed at the end, but you had two evil villains one right after the other, and again we're kinda seeing the same power dynamic as Azula and Ozai. K: To kind of round all of this out, villains are evil. And they usually have to have some sort of evil motivation or plan or action to match this. They might be so evil that they aren't even aware that everyone knows they're evil and is trying to stop them. Villains do not necessarily have to come in immediate direct conflict with protagonists in order to be villains. They can just be out there doing their little villain evil plan thing and not even know that someone's coming to fight them to the death until that person shows up to do so. They don't have to be directly opposed to the protagonist. In some cases, they can be the protagonist. But they've gotta have bad intentions. R: For the thrill of having bad intentions. K: Some of it can be for the thrill. The pure villains, those are my favorite ones, the ones that we never quite find out why they're doing what they're doing, they're just doing it. I use the example of Maleficent, from the original Sleeping Beauty movie, not the Angelina Jolie with lots of backstory and sympathetic character origins. Maleficent shows up, she's mad that she didn't get invited to the party but we kind of all get the impression that there's a reason she wasn't, but nobody quite knows what it is or what's going on here. R: Because we knew she would make a scene! K [laughing]: I think it's because she showed up and cursed the princess. R: So they saw that coming, you're saying. K: Yeah maybe. R: Even though the exact way to prevent that, according to Maleficent, would've been to invite her. K: The logic gets a little circular there, to be sure. [laughs] But yeah so, the villain is a character type, it's not a plot role. The villain is not always necessarily there to advance the protagonist or the plot. They certainly can, but they're not doing it directly all the time. R: Mhm. K: This is, villains are one of those sometimes-but-not-always-except-for-this-and-then-that-happens kind of situation. Antagonists on the other hand, they're not necessarily evil, they can be actually just regular cool decent normal people who happen to have a conflicting agenda with the protagonist. They just want different things. Last week we did MacGuffins. The antagonist may just be running around after their own MacGuffin, and for some reason that's causing problems for the protagonist. Maybe they also want that MacGuffin for a completely different reason, one that is mutually exclusive of what the antagonist wants; they can't team up there. Or maybe they just also wanna have the top spot at the dojo, and so they're gonna be in conflict with the protagonist there. The thing that makes the antagonist an antagonist is that they are opposed to the protagonist, and they will cause conflicts with the story's main character. It's a plot role, and it doesn't necessarily speak to the character's personality or motivations. They are there to create and cause conflict for the main character to either resolve, oppose, or fall to. R: So when I proposed this topic to you, I kind of thought of antagonists as mini-bosses and the villain as the big boss, thinking of video games and the way that's usually structured. So, this is unexpected. K [laughing]: Listen, an antagonist can be a mini-boss. It's all about motivations. R: But they can also just be that person living their life that has always bugged you because they microwaved fish in the lunchroom that one time. K: That person might be a villain. R: [laughs] Just wanna contradict me at every turn. K: I dunno, somebody who microwaves fish, that seems like evil intentions to me. [laughing] R: Look, they live with the consequences of that decision for the rest of their life. K: That's very very true. Anyway, so, Rekka any - R: Can an antagonist be the protagonist? K: No, those are mutually exclusive yeah. There's somebody who is not evil and they're the main character of the story, they're the protagonist. R: So they don't have a goatee or a mustache to twirl, and they're the main character, then they're the protagonist every time. K: Yes. The primary component for being the protagonist is that the story is about you, you're the principal character. If you are serving in an antagonistic role as the protagonist, you're still the protagonist, you're just a jerk. R: So when I get up and look in the mirror in the morning and I say, “Hey, butthead,” I'm still the protagonist of my life. K: You are both the protagonist and antagonist of your own life, yes. R: That feels accurate. K: [laughing] I think most of us are. R: Yeah. K: Well we said, a good example of an antagonist is the character themselves. R: Yep. Alright, I think I get it. K: We can always come back and talk more about it, because this one was fun to do some research on and get some thoughts together. R: So you would say that a book or a story plot requires an antagonist but doesn't necessarily require a villain. K: Yes, definitely. R: And the protagonist is completely optional. K: Yes, we're just gonna have a bunch of antagonists running around causing conflict for each other. Well, I think that's pretty much every murder mystery, so. R: So if it's a third person omniscient, and there is no main POV, we can have a book with no protagonist. Got it. K: I feel like you're trying to trick me into something but I don't know what. [laughing] R: I'm antagonizing you, I'm sorry. K: It's an important thing to do. R: As an editor you need to have your feathers ruffled every now and then. K: It creates conflict, and conflict creates growth. R: And plot. K: And plot. [laughing] But yeah thank you so much for listening everyone as always, hopefully this was helpful information, I know this was a lot of mincing of minute details, but - R: Yeah I mean maybe this was the episode you never knew you never wanted but - K [overlapping]: [laughs] R: - if there is an episode topic that you do know you want, you can find us on Twitter and Instagram @WMBcast, and you can also find us at patreon.com/WMBcast. And we'd love to hear your suggestions for topics or questions. If we have confused you in any way, then you can blame Kaelyn, and also let us know and we'll try to fix that. Thanks everyone! K: Thank you so much.

Star Wars Theory
BIG VADER AND KENOBI LEAK ON REDDIT : LET'S ANALYZE THE RUMOR - NT IRL

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 103:50


NERD THEORY IRL - Josh and I discuss the big Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi leak creating a ton of speculation all over the internet. This rumor gives details about The Kenobi Show on Disney Plus. It suggests we will see Obi-Wan fighting Vader in a massive battle, as well as different synopses for different missions. It sounds amazing, but then again, it may not be true. Listen as we debate the rumor's validity and give our thoughts and theories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Coffee With Kenobi: Star Wars Discussion, Analysis, and Rhetoric
CWK Show #462 LIVE: Top Five Moments From Star Wars: Visions “The Duel”

Coffee With Kenobi: Star Wars Discussion, Analysis, and Rhetoric

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 52:07


On CWK LIVE, I'll share your top five moments from Star Wars: Visions “The Duel”, discuss some new Star Wars novels, and we'll play Star Wars trivia. This is the LIVE podcast you're looking for!If you missed this week's CWK LIVE on our Facebook feed, or the video replay on Facebook, Instagram, or our YouTube channel, Dan Z has you covered with the audio feed of CWK LIVE here on Coffee With Kenobi's podcast feed! On this week's LIVE show, Dan Z shares your top five Darth Vader moments from Star Wars films, animation, and literature and announces an all-new offer for members of the CWK Alliance.__Book your trip to Galaxy's Edge with Coffee With Kenobi's Travel Partner - CoffeeWithKenobi.com/MouseFanTravel __Become a member of the CWK Alliance to support Coffee With Kenobi, get access to audio and VIDEO of our exclusive weekly podcast, CWK Pour-Over, discover unique merchandise, and more!CoffeeWithKenobi.com/CWKAlliance__Tune in and have a cup of coffee with Dan Z every Monday night at 7:00 pm CST on Facebook LIVE CoffeeWithKenobi.com/LIVE__Join our community in the CWK Cafe and be part of the conversation - CoffeeWithKenobi.com/Community __Shop Coffee With Kenobi shirts, hoodies, stickers, phone cases, and more -CoffeeWithKenobi.com/ShopPull up a chair, grab your favorite coffee mug, and let's have some Coffee With Kenobi. Thanks for listening, and have a great week; this is the podcast you're looking for!- Dan Z (@MrZehr on Twitter) __Need help to launch your podcast or blog? Want Dan Z to speak at your event? DanZMedia.com------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Visit CoffeeWithKenobi.com for our Star Wars podcast, reviews, news, videos, and more!Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramLike us on FacebookSubscribe to our YouTube ChannelMusic: Jazz Music: Eye to Eye by Steve Torok

The Contingency Plan: A Star Wars Podcast
EP. 165 | Star Wars The High Republic 8 & 9 | Darth Vader 14

The Contingency Plan: A Star Wars Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 63:21


Hello everyone and thank you for listening to the to the Contingency Plan Podcast. In this episode Jedi Master David and Darth Austin dive into comics from Marvel. Star Wars The High Republic issues 8 and 9. Also Darth Vader issue 14.   If you would like to join in the discussion and book club be sure to like us on Facebook or leave us an email. Also Follow us on Twitter! Twitter - @tcplanpodcast Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/The-Contingency-Plan-Podcast-2206373769585463/ Email - tcplanpodcast@gmail.com If you would like to help support our podcast take a look at our Patreon page - https://www.patreon.com/thecontingencyplanpodcst  Thanks for watching! If you enjoyed this episode, please SUBSCRIBE and LIKE for more content! May the Force be with you!

Nerd Shit!
Nerd Shit on Star Wars Visions

Nerd Shit!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 96:14


Sam, Zac, and Troy talk Star Wars Visions. What did you think about the one and done season?

SideQuest Podcast
Episode 105

SideQuest Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 59:25


Join us on another exciting episode of the Sidequest Podcast. On this week's show, we dive into all things villainy. From the trending sensation that is Squid Game to the top movie antagonists, we chat about the fierceness of Darth Vader and the importance of having a good character arc. We decide which video game franchises need to end, discuss a new retro movie, and there is even a Reff Rant! Come down the rabbit hole with Sidequest Podcast. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/side-quest-pod/support

The Resistance Broadcast: Star Wars Podcast
Why Is Star Wars Canon So Sacred?

The Resistance Broadcast: Star Wars Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 72:56


Star Wars canon is a sacred level of "true" storytelling held in higher regard than most other franchises, but why? We discuss the foundation of canonical Star Wars dating back to the tone set by George Lucas and how that has carried over into today. We also give our takes on other topics in our segment Will of the Force like - Will Darth Vader kill a Jedi on screen in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series?  The Resistance base is open to all, so please spread the word about our Star Wars podcast and join us! Make sure to subscribe free to the show on your preferred platform!

A Star to Steer Her By
Shore Leave - Star Wars 4: George Unfettered

A Star to Steer Her By

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 98:12


So this is where it all begins, twenty-two years after it began. Come see Darth Vader as you've never seen him before - and never wanted to, really: as a precocious scamp who races electric chariots and says "yipee!" Meet a young Obi-Wan Kenobi, who's really kind of a jerk about locals, and his well-established master, Jedi Knight Y...oh...Qui-Gonn Jinn? Anyway, sit back and relax and check out what is clearly a children's movie except for all the long-winded political discussions. Also this week: an impressive bathroom break, overdone Yoda-speak, and poor Sith utilization.

Fresh Baked Presents...
Exploring A Galaxy's Edge far, far away... Batuu!

Fresh Baked Presents...

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 67:44


On this week's show, Disneyland pros, David and Ronn take a deep dive into several sizzling Disney topics. Exploring A Galaxy's Edge far, far away - Batuu! What it is, what it could be. Where it excels, where it falls short. What's our ideal Galaxy's Edge look like and how different is it - if at all - from what we currently have? Would a Holiday Season work on Batuu? What Disney films and entertainment would we share with Walt if we could catch him up over the past 50 years of his company? And, what are some of our favorite memories at Disneyland?Plus, we remember, celebrate and honor the original Disneyland marquee, Ticket books, The Golden Horseshoe Revue, A Bug's Land, and meeting Pluto in this week in Disney history. All this and we share Our 5 Favorite “Hidden Gem” Photo Locations, and more!

Comics With Kenobi
Star Wars Splash Page #255 -- The Legend of Wooley Swamp

Comics With Kenobi

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 52:18


Qort's backstory comes into focus in the pages of The High Republic Adventures #9, which concludes with a stirring cliffhanger, while in Ghosts of Vader's Castle #3, Thom Hudd recounts a tale featuring Luke Skywalker and why you should never go exploring a swamp.In news, we break down the August sales rankings, IDW's new online exclusive covers program and more.Upcoming Star Wars comics include:Oct. 13 | War of the Bounty Hunters #5 (of 5), Doctor Aphra #15, The High Republic — Trail of Shadows #1 (of 5), Ghosts of Vader's Castle #4 (of 5), The High Republic #1 (Halloween Extravaganza 2021)Oct. 20 | Ghosts of Vader's Castle #5 (of 5), Star Wars Adventures #11, War of the Bounty Hunters — IG-88 #1, Darth Vader (Vol. 2) Omnibus, Darth Vader #17, The High Republic #10Oct. 27 | Star Wars #18, Bounty Hunters #17, The Monster of Temple Peak #3 (of 4)Nov. 3 | The High Republic #11, The High Republic Adventures #10, Star Wars Legends: Rise of the Sith OmnibusNov. 10 | Doctor Aphra #16, The Monster of Temple Peak #4 (of 4), The Trail of Shadows #2 (of 5), Star Wars Legends Boba Fett: Blood Ties TPB, The High Republic Adventures, Vol. 1, TPB, Star Wars Episodes IV-IX Adaptation Box Set (IDW)Nov. 17 | Darth Vader #18, Star Wars: Life Day #1, Star Wars Adventures #12, Star Wars (Vol. 3), Vol. 3 TPB (Collects #13-18)Nov. 24 | Star Wars #19, Bounty Hunters #18, Star Wars Adventures Annual 2021, War of the Bounty Hunters TPB (Collects Alpha #1, War of the Bounty Hunters 1-5), War of the Bounty Hunters Companion TPB (Collects Jabba, IG-88, Boushh, 4-LOM & Zuckuss)Nov. 30 | Star Wars: The High Republic, Vol. 2, TPB (Collects #6-10), Doctor Aphra (Vol. 2), Vol. 3, TPB (Collects #11-15)Dec. 1 | Star Wars: Crimson Reign #1 (of 5), The High Republic Adventures #11, Star Wars Adventures (Vol. 2), Vol. 1, “The Light & the Dark” TPBDec. 8 | Darth Vader #19, The High Republic #12, Star Wars (Vol. 3), Vol. 3, “War of the Bounty Hunters,” TPB, Attack of the Clones Graphic Novel Adaptation from IDWDec. 15 | Bounty Hunters #19, Trail of Shadows #3 (of 5), The High Republic Adventures Annual 2021, Doctor Aphra (Vol. 2), Vol. 3, “War of the Bounty Hunters” TPB, The High Republic, Vol. 2, “The Heart of Drengir” TPBDec. 22 | Doctor Aphra #17, Star Wars Adventures #13, Darth Vader (Vol. 3), Vol. 3 TPB (Collects #12-17)Dec. 29 | Star Wars #20, Bounty Hunters, Vol. 3, TPB (Collects #12-17)Jan. 5 | Trail of Shadows #4 (of 5), The High Republic #13March 2 | Star Wars Legends: The Empire Omnibus, Vol. 1April 13 | Darth Vader (Vol. 1) Omnibus (New Printing)April 27 | Star Wars Jason Aaron Omnibus (New Printing)

Project Geekology
Episode 38: Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Project Geekology

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 98:42


This week Dakota and Anthony discuss about Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. This episode ends our coverage on the prequel era of Star Wars movies. We discuss this movies in detail as we talk about the fall of the Jedi, Republic, and Anakin Skywalker. This is where the Emperor, Empire and Darth Vader rise Come join the conversation over on our social medias! Leave us a great review on your preferred podcast application! We read them on the podcast!Twitter handles:Project Geekology: https://twitter.com/pgeekologyAnthony's Twitter: https://twitter.com/odysseyswowDakota's Twitter: https://twitter.com/geekritique_dakInstagram:https://instagram.com/projectgeekology?igshid=1v0sits7ipq9yGeekritique (Dakota):https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBwciIqOoHwIx_uXtYTSEbATwitch (Anthony):https://www.twitch.tv/odysseywowMusic:Eric Godlow Beats: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRpkcYps82PdSo0tK5rEIPA

Star Wars Theory
PALPATINE'S THOUGHTS AS ANAKIN WAS REBUILT INTO DARTH VADER

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 14:38


Listen as we explore Palptine's thoughts while Anakin was being rebuilt into Darth Vader. This is a pivotal moment for Palaptine as he finally has Anakin as his apprentice .Not just any apprentice, The Chosen One. Anakin is the most powerful Force wielder in the galaxy, but now with one big flaw. His golden boy, his perfect trophy, has been badly beaten on Mustafar and is barely alive. What were Palpatine's innermost thoughts as Anakin was being rebuilt? How did he process his once perfect apprentice being beaten so severely? Did it make him regret his decision? This is a very intense time for Palpatine as he moves all his pieces into place to become Emperor. His final piece was constructing a powerful apprentice to carry out his domination.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Coffee With Kenobi: Star Wars Discussion, Analysis, and Rhetoric
CWK Show #460: Top Five LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales Moments

Coffee With Kenobi: Star Wars Discussion, Analysis, and Rhetoric

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 52:20


On CWK LIVE, I'll share your top five favorite LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales moments, share exciting news about the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser, and reveal how you can take this galactic adventure, coming soon to Walt Disney World, with me! Plus, LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales writer, David Shayne, and director, Ken Cunningham, join me to break down the creation of this Halloween special. This is the LIVE podcast you're looking for!If you missed this week's CWK LIVE on our Facebook feed, or the video replay on Facebook, Instagram, or our YouTube channel, Dan Z has you covered with the audio feed of CWK LIVE here on Coffee With Kenobi's podcast feed! On this week's LIVE show, Dan Z shares your top five Darth Vader moments from Star Wars films, animation, and literature and announces an all-new offer for members of the CWK Alliance.__Book your trip to Galaxy's Edge with Coffee With Kenobi's Travel Partner - CoffeeWithKenobi.com/MouseFanTravel __Become a member of the CWK Alliance to support Coffee With Kenobi, get access to audio and VIDEO of our exclusive weekly podcast, CWK Pour-Over, discover unique merchandise, and more!CoffeeWithKenobi.com/CWKAlliance__Tune in and have a cup of coffee with Dan Z every Monday night at 7:00 pm CST on Facebook LIVE CoffeeWithKenobi.com/LIVE__Join our community in the CWK Cafe and be part of the conversation - CoffeeWithKenobi.com/Community __Shop Coffee With Kenobi shirts, hoodies, stickers, phone cases, and more -CoffeeWithKenobi.com/ShopPull up a chair, grab your favorite coffee mug, and let's have some Coffee With Kenobi. Thanks for listening, and have a great week; this is the podcast you're looking for!- Dan Z (@MrZehr on Twitter) __Need help to launch your podcast or blog? Want Dan Z to speak at your event? DanZMedia.com------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Visit CoffeeWithKenobi.com for our Star Wars podcast, reviews, news, videos, and more!Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramLike us on FacebookSubscribe to our YouTube ChannelMusic: Jazz Music: Eye to Eye by Steve Torok

Idiot's Array: A Star Wars Podcast
Episode 142 - Lies! Deception!

Idiot's Array: A Star Wars Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 59:00


Star Wars is filled with deceptions from the Rebel Alliance and the Empire, the light side and the dark side, and everywhere in between. On Episode 142, we discuss the most impactful deceptions in the saga and try to come up with the one deception that had the most repercussions in the Star Wars galaxy.  We start the show by recapping our experiences at Fan X in Salt Lake City.  Contact us! Twitter: @idiotsarraypod Facebook: Idiot's Array Podcast Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @idiotsarraypodcast

Dream Chasers Radio
Up and Coming Recording artist J Smooth talks about his rise

Dream Chasers Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 10:00


https://soundcloud.com/jaquel-pitts/j-smooth-ft-introvertdame-entanglement-remix https://www.instagram.com/kingj81/ Jaquel Pitts, better known by his stage name J-SMOOTH, is an American rapper. In 2012, J-SMOOTH created Jaquel Pitts and Associates. Jaquel Pitts is the biological cousin to James Earl Jones who played Darth Vader. Jaquel Pitts has opened up for Soulja Boy before. His record label is incorporated within his business. J-SMOOTH was in the 2015 NFL Draft. J-SMOOTH's uncle John Dokes Jr is the former vice president of Marvel Entertainment and current general manager of Accuweather. J-SMOOTH is the cousin-in-law to NFL running back Darren McFadden. J-SMOOTH's biological cousin Phillip Dokes Sr. played in the NFL. J-SMOOTH's biological cousin Dre Dokes played in the CFL. J-SMOOTH graduated from Central Valley High School and College of the Siskiyous. J-SMOOTH frequently shows his appreciation for Bad Boy Records and May Bach MusicGroup. J-SMOOTH is an actor/singer/rapper/comedian/entertainer/model. J-SMOOTH has a single which is a remix to Chris Brown Liquor. His mix tape ‘'Journey to the Throne'' will soon be released.

Fangirls Going Rogue: Star Wars Conversation from a Female POV
LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales Roundtable

Fangirls Going Rogue: Star Wars Conversation from a Female POV

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 27:40


LEGO STAR WARS TERRIFYING TALES is a spirited short film arriving on Disney+ starting October 1st! It is full of mystery and definitely funny. Star Wars fans of all ages will have a spookily good time watching it. Recently, Sandra Choute and Teresa Delgado joined a roundtable with key creatives David Shayne (Writer) & Ken Cunningham (Director) to talk about the process of making the short film and character choice. From StarWars.com: In LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales, Poe Dameron and BB-8 crash land on the lava world of Mustafar. They soon find themselves on a journey inside Darth Vader's castle, where they learn scary stories of the past and uncover a devious dark-side plot… BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR LATEST EPISODE OF FANGIRLS GOING ROGUE: The Women of Shang-Chi and Review of LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales. Participating in the roundtable:  Fangirls Going Rogue: Sandra Choute & Teresa Delgado Fantha Tracks: Mark Newbold Friends of the Force: A Star Wars Podcast: Brad Whipple and Sarah Hass Full of Sith: Holly Frey and Bryan Young Jedi News: James Burns Rebel Scum: Michael Jones Skywalking Network: Melissa Miller Social Podcast @fggoingrogue Twitter | Instagram Teresa Delgado @icecoldpenguin Twitter | Instagram Sarah Woloski @JediTink Twitter | Instagram Tricia Barr @fangirlcantina Twitter | Instagram Sandra Choute @geekchic9 Twitter | Instagram Kai Charles @YogiKai Twitter | Instagram Facebook Main Page | Private Group You have to answer the 3 questions for the private group Voicemail: 331-21 Ewoks or 331-213-9657 (or hit that cool Voicemail button on the website) Email: contact@fangirlsgoingrogue.com(or use our Contact page) NEW! Youtube T-shirts: at our Tee Public Store

Great Disturbances
Vader‘s Quest

Great Disturbances

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 32:29


Paul and Rich talk about drowning Storm Trooper and verbally assault Darth Vader as they discuss Darko Macan and Dave Gibbons' 1999 comic mini-series Vader's Quest.  What horrors lie within?  Well, it is spooky season, so give it a listen, and see for yourself. Find GREAT DISTURBANCES on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at greatdisturbances@gmail.com  We'd love a review, too!  Tell us what you think by leaving a few words on the podcast app of your choice! 

Comics With Kenobi
Star Wars Splash Page #254 - Reunited (And It Feels So Good)

Comics With Kenobi

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 39:06


This week it's Jeff flying solo while Matt tends to Matt-type MATTers (See what we did there?). First up is Star Wars Adventures in which we get the thrilling conclusion of the saga of the ancient vengeful spirits....or are they? Following that is a backup involving bratty kids, oversized Jawas, a mysterious amulet, and Jeff's favorite: SPIDERS.Following that, Jeff takes a look at issue 2 of Ghosts of Vader's Castle and we find out just what happens when a 6-foot rabbit and a 7 1/2 foot Wookie get cross with one another. Oh, and they're also actually closer to 50 feet tall each. This continues to be a fun series that we can't get enough of.Rounding out the week's books is Marvel's lone offering: Star Wars #17. Luke and Vader trade blows while Lando and Chewie try to get the Falcon back up and running after a seismic charge delayed their pursuit of Han Solo. Lando reconnects with the ship (and himself) in an unexpected and wholly satisfying way.Fear not, Matt will return next week to keep Jeff from mispronouncing names!Upcoming Star Wars comics include:Sept. 29 | Star Wars #17, Star Wars Adventures #10, Ghosts of Vader's Castle #2 (of 5), The High Republic #8 (2nd Printing), War of the Bounty Hunters #3 (2nd Printing)Oct. 6 | Star Wars Adventures: Smuggler's Run TPB, The High Republic Adventures #9, Ghosts of Vader's Castle #3 (of 5)Oct. 13 | War of the Bounty Hunters #5 (of 5), Doctor Aphra #15, The High Republic — Trail of Shadows #1 (of 5), Ghosts of Vader's Castle #4 (of 5), The High Republic #1 (Halloween Extravaganza 2021)Oct. 20 | Ghosts of Vader's Castle #5 (of 5), Star Wars Adventures #11, War of the Bounty Hunters — IG-88 #1, Darth Vader (Vol. 2) Omnibus, Darth Vader #17, The High Republic #10Oct. 27 | Star Wars #18, Bounty Hunters #17, The Monster of Temple Peak #3 (of 4)Nov. 3 | The High Republic #11, The High Republic Adventures #10, Star Wars Legends: Rise of the Sith OmnibusNov. 10 | Doctor Aphra #16, The Monster of Temple Peak #4 (of 4), The Trail of Shadows #2 (of 5), Star Wars Legends Boba Fett: Blood Ties TPB, The High Republic Adventures, Vol. 1, TPB, Star Wars Episodes IV-IX Adaptation Box Set (IDW)Nov. 17 | Darth Vader #18, Star Wars: Life Day #1, Star Wars Adventures #12, Star Wars (Vol. 3), Vol. 3 TPB (Collects #13-18)Nov. 24 | Star Wars #19, Bounty Hunters #18, Star Wars Adventures Annual 2021, War of the Bounty Hunters TPB (Collects Alpha #1, War of the Bounty Hunters 1-5), War of the Bounty Hunters Companion TPB (Collects Jabba, IG-88, Boushh, 4-LOM & Zuckuss)Nov. 30 | Star Wars: The High Republic, Vol. 2, TPB (Collects #6-10), Doctor Aphra (Vol. 2), Vol. 3, TPB (Collects #11-15)Dec. 1 | Star Wars: Crimson Reign #1 (of 5), The High Republic Adventures #11, Star Wars Adventures (Vol. 2), Vol. 1, “The Light & the Dark” TPBDec. 8 | Darth Vader #19, The High Republic #12, Star Wars (Vol. 3), Vol. 3, “War of the Bounty Hunters,” TPB, Attack of the Clones Graphic Novel Adaptation from IDWDec. 15 | Bounty Hunters #19, Trail of Shadows #3 (of 5), The High Republic Adventures Annual 2021, Doctor Aphra (Vol. 2), Vol. 3, “War of the Bounty Hunters” TPB, The High Republic, Vol. 2, “The Heart of Drengir” TPBDec. 22 | Doctor Aphra #17, Star Wars Adventures #13, Darth Vader (Vol. 3), Vol. 3 TPB (Collects #12-17)Dec. 29 | Star Wars #20, Bounty Hunters, Vol. 3, TPB (Collects #12-17)Jan. 5 | Trail of Shadows #4 (of 5), The High Republic #13March 2 | Star Wars Legends: The Empire Omnibus, Vol. 1April 13 | Darth Vader (Vol. 1) Omnibus (New Printing)April 27 | Star Wars Jason Aaron Omnibus (New Printing)

Bulletproof Podcast
Born to Be Bad

Bulletproof Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 50:50


On Episode 50 of the Bulletproof Podcast, Chris the Brain and Chad Cruise welcome author Timon Singh to talk about his latest book, Born To Be Bad Part II, and his experiences interviewing some of action movie's greatest villains. Robert Patrick, Brian Thompson, Al Leong, Marshall Teague and Tong Po himself, Mohammed Qissi are among those discussed. Plus... Naked defenestration, Is Skeletor a better villain than Darth Vader? and Chris and Chad throw some suggestions Ty's way for a potential Born To Be Bad Part III. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Coffee With Kenobi: Star Wars Discussion, Analysis, and Rhetoric
CWK Show #458 LIVE: Top Five Star Wars Visions Episodes

Coffee With Kenobi: Star Wars Discussion, Analysis, and Rhetoric

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 40:34


On CWK LIVE, I'll share your top five favorite Star Wars Visions episodes and discuss some new action figure releases from Hasbro. This is the LIVE podcast you're looking for!If you missed this week's CWK LIVE on our Facebook feed, or the video replay on Facebook, Instagram, or our YouTube channel, Dan Z has you covered with the audio feed of CWK LIVE here on Coffee With Kenobi's podcast feed! On this week's LIVE show, Dan Z shares your top five Darth Vader moments from Star Wars films, animation, and literature and announces an all-new offer for members of the CWK Alliance.__Book your trip to Galaxy's Edge with Coffee With Kenobi's Travel Partner - CoffeeWithKenobi.com/MouseFanTravel __Become a member of the CWK Alliance to support Coffee With Kenobi, get access to audio and VIDEO of our exclusive weekly podcast, CWK Pour-Over, discover unique merchandise, and more!CoffeeWithKenobi.com/CWKAlliance__Tune in and have a cup of coffee with Dan Z every Monday night at 7:00 pm CST on Facebook LIVE CoffeeWithKenobi.com/LIVE__Join our community in the CWK Cafe and be part of the conversation - CoffeeWithKenobi.com/Community __Shop Coffee With Kenobi shirts, hoodies, stickers, phone cases, and more -CoffeeWithKenobi.com/ShopPull up a chair, grab your favorite coffee mug, and let's have some Coffee With Kenobi. Thanks for listening, and have a great week; this is the podcast you're looking for!- Dan Z (@MrZehr on Twitter) __Need help to launch your podcast or blog? Want Dan Z to speak at your event? DanZMedia.com------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Visit CoffeeWithKenobi.com for our Star Wars podcast, reviews, news, videos, and more!Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramLike us on FacebookSubscribe to our YouTube ChannelMusic: Jazz Music: Eye to Eye by Steve Torok

Star Wars Theory
QUI-GON WILL SPEAK TO VADER IN THE KENOBI SHOW!

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 17:52


MANDO-VERSE MONDAY - Today we are discussing, what I believe to be a good possibility: Qui-Gon speaking to Vader in The Kenobi Show. Qui-Gon really had a fatherly type of love for Anakin. His belief in Anakin was absolute. Understanding all that, why wouldn't Qui-Gon attempt to save Anakin even after he fell to the Dark Side? Why wouldn't Qui-Gon reach out to him once again as he did during The Clone Wars? Listen as we open up this interesting idea about Qui-Gon Jinn reaching out to Darth Vader. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Great Pop Culture Debate
Best Star Wars Character

Great Pop Culture Debate

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 65:42


Host Eric Rezsnyak and panelists Kara Austin, Kate Racculia, and Michael Schwarz head to a galaxy far, far away and discuss the best Jedi, Sith, droids, and scoundrels that populate the Star Wars universe.Follow the Show!- Twitter: @culture_debate- Insta: @greatpopculturedebate- facebook.com/greatpopculturedebate- patreon.com/greatpopculturedebateCreditsProducers: Mike Rapin, Eric RezsnyakEditor: Jeff Perry

Legends of S.H.I.E.L.D.: An Unofficial Marvel Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fan Podcast
"What If Thor Were An Only Child?" S01E07 Review (A Marvel Comic Universe Podcast) LoS393

Legends of S.H.I.E.L.D.: An Unofficial Marvel Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fan Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 116:16


The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Producer of the show Director SP, Agent Lauren, and Consultant Chris discuss the Disney+ What If…? season one episode “What If…Thor Were An Only Child?” the weekly Marvel news and listener feedback. The Team debriefs you National Great American Pot Pie Day and Bisexuality Visibility Day 2021, what a complete and total fun party episode they saw on What If…? this week, a robust voice acting critique for the episode, a Watcher Watch by Chris, the team expect to all get Magic tattoos together in Vegas soon, the city-wide multi-school party, why the MCU needs more Darcy, the epic-ness of the Grandmaster, a possible Stan Lee cameo, Korg's pacifier, evidence as to why Howard The Duck brings the fun into the series, the shock as to why Heimdall does not pay attention to Midgard, where is Thor's sister?, the grand S.H.I.E.L.D. weapon, how the Asgardian spell check is really magic, the episode Thor-Captain Marvel fight with looney toons map names, Thor admits he is indeed a horse god, what Odin's What If moment really was, that incredible ending, a fandom's appeal to maintain Marvel television shows in MCU canon, Chloe Bennett's stunning admissions, and the upcoming Disney+ Day. Stay tuned after the credits for a few minutes of Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. bonus audio.   THIS TIME ON LEGENDS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.:   What If…Thor Were An Only Child? From the Disney+ Marvel series What If (S1E7) Weekly Marvel News The first Ever Disney+ Day with an MCU special and the streaming premier of Shang-Chi An MCU fandom meca's appeal to keep TV series as MCU canon WandaVision's Emmy performance And our first looks at Hulu's adaptation of Marvel's Hit-Monkey Your Feedback   WHAT IF…? “WHAT IF … THOR WERE AN ONLY CHILD?” [7:22]   S1E7 “What If … Thor Were An Only Child?”   “What If … Thor Were An Only Child?” premiered on Disney+ on Wednesday September 22nd, 2021.   Series Directed By: Bryan Andrews https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1635535/?ref_=ttfc_fc_dr1 3 directing credits starting 1999 3x Men In Black: The Series 5x Jackie Chan Adventures 7x What If Also a Storyboard Artist with 41 credit And a Writer with 9 total credits   Story Editor: Mathew Chauncy https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10508309/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr3#writer 2 Writer Credits starting in 2018 16x 3Below: Tales Of Arcadia 9x What If…? (Story Editor for this episode but Written by for 4)   Head Writer/Episode Writer/Showrunner: A.C. Bradley https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5642271/?ref_=tt_cl_wr_1  1 producing credit starting in 2021  Writer: 5 Credits 1x Arrow (Birds Of Prey) 28x Trollhunters: Tales Of Arcadia 38x 3Below: Tales of Arcadia 9x What If   Jeffrey Wright                        ... The Watcher (voice) 9 episodes Westworld The Hunger Games Casino Royale Quantum Of Solace Chris Hemsworth                                    ...         Thor Star Trek Snow White and the Huntsman Red Dawn (2012) Star Trek Into Darkness Ghostbusters (2016) 12 Strong Natalie Portman                         ...         Jane Foster  Léon: The Professional Mars Attacks! Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Where the Heart Is Zoolander Closer Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith V for Vendetta Black Swan No Strings Attached Jackie Tom Hiddleston                          ...         Loki War Horse Midnight in Paris The Deep Blue Sea Crimson Peak Kat Dennings                             ...         Darcy The 40-Year-Old Virgin ER (TV Series) 2 Broke Girls (TV Series) Samuel L. Jackson                                  ...         Nick Fury (voice) Jungle Fever Pulp Fiction Coming To America Jurassic Park Die Hard with a Vengeance A Time to Kill Long Kiss Goodnight Eve's Bayou Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones The Incredibles Coach Carter Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Snakes on a Plane Star Wars: The Clone Wars Mother and Child Django Unchained Jeff Goldblum                             ...         Grandmaster Invasion of the Body Snatchers The Right Stuff The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Transylvania 6-5000 The Fly Earth Girls Are Easy Captain Planet and the Planeteers  Jurassic Park Nine Months Independence Day The Lost World: Jurassic Park The Grand Budapest Hotel Cats & Dogs Independence Day: Resurgence Cobie Smulders                          ...         Maria Hill  How I Met Your Mother (TV Series) The Lego Movie Jack Reacher: Never Go Back A Series of Unfortunate Events (TV Series) Stumptown (TV Series) American Crime Story (TV Series) Frank Grillo                                            ...         Brock Rumlow  Minority Report Blind Justice (TV Series) Prison Break (TV Series) Zero Dark Thirty Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard Taika Waititi                                           ...         Korg  Green Lantern The Mandalorian (TV Series) The Suicide Squad Karen Gillan                                           ...         Nebula Doctor Who Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle Jumanji: The Next Level Selfie Gunpowder Milkshake Jaimie Alexander                                    ...         Lady Sif Blindspot (TV Series) Seth Green                                            ...         Howard The Duck Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Can't Hardly Wait Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Buffy The Vampire Slayer Austin Powers in Goldmember The Italian Job Robot Chicken Star Wars: the Clone Wars Mass Effect (voice) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TV Series) Alexandra Daniels                                  ...         Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel  Mothers and Daughters Rachel House                             ...         Topaz  Moana Josette Eales                              ...         Frigga Relatively New Blended as a Massage instructor David Chen                                            ...         Hogun  Several Additional Voice credits Fred Tatasciore                          ...         Volstagg / Drax 832 Acting Credits!!!!! (since 1982) Lots Of Video Games Overwatch - Behind the Voice Actor Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game 6 more since we discussed him in episode 388 Star Tours - as Darth Vader in 1987!!!! Star Wars: The Clone Wars Curious George Charlotte's Web Tangled The Cleveland Show Kung Fu Panda 2 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Wreck-It Ralph Thundercats (2012) Tron: Uprising (TV Series) Star Trek Into Darkness Frozen Gravity Falls Star Wars: The Force Awakens Kung Fu Panda 3 Star Wars Rebels Archer Skylanders Academy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The PowerPuff Girls Voltron: Legendary Defender 3Below: Tales of Arcadia  Frozen II Star Wars Resistance The Orville Robot Chicken Family Guy American Dad! Star Trek: Lower Decks Space Jam: A New Legacy Max Mittelman                            ...         Fandral  Awards: Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Video Game Persona 5 (Video Game) Sailor Moon (TV Series) Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (TV Series) Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower Voltron: Legendary Defender (TV Series) Blockbuster (TV Series) Frozen II The Seven Deadly Sins (TV Series)  ThunderCats Roar (TV Series) Clancy Brown                             ...         Surtur  The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Highlander The Shawshank Redemption Earth 2 (TV Series) Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series (TV Series short) Starship Troopers ER (TV Series) Zorro (TV Series) Men in Black: The Series (TV Series) Superman: The Animated Series (TV Series) Voltron: The Third Dimension (TV Series) Star Trek: Enterprise (TV Series) Justice League (TV Series) Justice League Unlimited (TV Series) Avatar: The Last Airbender (TV Series) Green Lantern Thundercats (TV Series) Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV Series) The Flash (TV Series) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TV Series) Star Wars Rebels (TV Series) Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia (TV Series short) The Venture Bros. (TV Series)   NEWS [1:05:08]   TOP NEWS STORY OF THE WEEK   Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is scheduled to premiere on September 3rd, 2021. Eternals is scheduled to premiere on November 5th, 2021. Disney+ Day on November 12th, 2021 including streaming premiere for Shang-Chi Hawkeye is scheduled to premiere on November 24th, 2021. There will be 6 episodes … I think.   Ms Marvel is supposed to premiere late in 2021 on Disney+ but no date has been announced.    Spider-Man: No Way Home is scheduled to premiere on December 17th, 2021.   Moon Knight is supposed to premiere late in 2022 on Disney+ but no date has been announced.    She-Hulk is supposed to premiere late in 2022 on Disney+ but no date has been announced.    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Mar 25th 2022?)   Secret Invasion is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced.    Ironheart is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced.    Thor: Love and Thunder (May 6th, 2022)   Armor Wars  is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced.    I Am Groot is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced. I've heard this will be a holiday special.   Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (July 8th, 2022)   Echo is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced.    An untitled Wakanda series is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced.    The Marvels (November 11th, 2022)   Also, we know there will be a Loki season two at some point.   Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (February 17th, 2023)   Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (May 5th, 2023)   Fantastic Four  (???)   I Am Groot is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced. I've heard this will be a holiday special. Untitled (February 16th, 2024) Untitled (May 3rd, 2024) Untitled (July 26th, 2024) Untitled (November 8th, 2024) List of MCU films in production without premiere dates Fantastic Four Deadpool 3 Blade Avengers-Level Team up to end the phase (not confirmed in development) Could be linked to Russo Brothers story from last week Captain America Sequel Possible X-Men Projects that have NOT been announced yet Young Avengers   MCU – MARVEL STUDIOS   MCU Wiki Community Urges Marvel Studios to Keep Past TV Shows Canon A Passionate and Concerned Appeal for the Preservation of Marvel Cinematic Universe Television Canon, from a Devoted Fan https://www.cbr.com/mcu-wiki-marvel-tv-canon-letter/ https://www.dropbox.com/s/16zxkd8fgjjcnie/Letter%20to%20Marvel%20Studios.pdf https://screenrant.com/marvel-tv-mcu-canon-fan-petition-kevin-feige/ https://twitter.com/bejt_t/status/1437794800103796742 Written by MCU Wiki Admin/User: +BEJT   I regret only reaching out in appeal, but unfortunately while the praises of Marvel Studios are always heard, Marvel Television fans are feeling unheard.   Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel's Agent Carter, Marvel's Daredevil, Marvel's Jessica Jones, Marvel's Luke Cage, Marvel's Iron Fist, Marvel's The Defenders, Marvel's Inhumans, Marvel's The Punisher, Marvel's Runaways, Marvel's Cloak & Dagger, and Helstrom* comprise 29 seasons of television/386 episodes/over 300 hours, making up a massive portion of the official Marvel Cinematic Universe (as of the end of 2020, approximately 86% of it by runtime**).   …   The Incidents That Have Caused Increasing Concern:   ...I was already scared by 2019 of how Captain Marvel would handle Coulson's history. Fortunately, the excellent film did not provide many significant problems, but this felt only like luck, since the film did not appear to take Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. into account: seemingly implying that Fury and Coulson barely knew each other in 1995 (the show established Fury recruited and supervised Coulson in 1982), and having Coulson mention the Kree (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1 involved him not knowing who the Kree were – fortunately, the T.A.H.I.T.I. protocol erased Coulson's memory of everything to do with his resurrection, and with Kree being a key part, they would naturally have also been wiped).   The perfect casting of Mahershala Ali as Blade also unfortunately further drove the false narrative online, with people claiming that it meant the shows were “confirmed” non-canon due to Ali already having an MCU role as Cottonmouth. While this was an Internet overreaction given there are other examples of dual casting, the dual casting quirk not being acknowledged felt concerning.   It admittedly did not help that Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 6 set itself a year after Avengers: Infinity War and Marvel's Runaways: Season 3 took its timeline through to post-Avengers: Infinity War 2018 dates, yet unfortunately neither referenced the Snap.   A 2019 quote from Mr. Feige, which fairly described the Disney+ shows as the first time TV would truly connect back and forth with the films, was falsely run by sites as “confirmation” that the other shows were not part of the MCU. This quote has been weaponised and referenced ad nauseum for 2 years.   The Darkhold would appear in WandaVision with no link to Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D./Marvel's Runaways   The fan reaction to the Darkhold and Mobius scenes has also led to upsetting incidents where creators such as Jac Schaeffer and Michael Waldron are asked questions they are seemingly, understandably, not informed to answer, giving confused and accidentally damaging quotes.   Cannon Impact:   There are other great Marvel shows, e.g. Legion, but these have nowhere near the power or lasting impact in my heart simply by virtue of not being part of this world.   The MCU family is such a wonderful thing, but right now, Television-inclusive fans don't feel like we're welcome in that family anymore.   Mooted “Possibilities”   If the Inhuman Royal Family needed to be rebooted within the MCU… it would not be the worst thing imaginable.   The idea of being an extricable part of the MCU does not apply to Marvel's Iron Fist       There is precedent with Star Wars for wiping canon, but there it was motivated by a need to free the storytelling. The Marvel Television MCU shows are not particularly restrictive. Most things can be picked up on fairly easily, perhaps at most needing a couple of throwaway setup lines.   Alternate Universe: The shows aren't novelty What If…? type stories, e.g. “What If… Phil Coulson Were Resurrected?”, made to be a separate little alternate story – but born and bred as parts of building, developing, growing, interweaving the beautiful main MCU world and timeline.   Some Hopes Recently, Mr. Feige made the comment, “Everything is on the board. That's one of the fun things about the comics is that characters would appear and disappear and come and go […] There are some great characters and actors from those shows.” This exciting quote bears similarity to previous remarks of Mr. Feige's, such as, “All of those things inhabit, however far on the outskirts, the same continuity, so certainly that opportunity [to integrate those characters] exists.”   Eternals Earns PG-13 Rating https://www.filmratings.com/Search?filmTitle=eternals&x=0&y=0 https://www.cbr.com/marvel-eternals-rating-description/ FilmRatings.com's breakdown of the rating describes Eternals as including "fantasy violence and action, some language and brief sexuality." It's the latter element that has fans raising their eyebrows, with the Marvel Cinematic Universe's movies having avoided sexual content since Disney acquired Marvel Entertainment in 2009.   Unlike MCU movies past, romance is said to play a key role in the film's narrative. It even features a love triangle between on-again, off-again Eternal couple Ikaris (Richard Madden) and Sersi (Gemma Chan) and Dane Whitman (Kit Harington), the mortal human who's dating Sersi when the movie picks up in the present.   The "brief sexuality" could also allude to a scene with Thena (Angelina Jolie), an Eternal warrior who becomes romantically involved with the Deviant Kro in Marvel's comics books. Perhaps tellingly, the final Eternals trailer shows Kro ensnaring Thena with his tendril-like appendages in an oddly intimate fashion, possibly alluding to the pair being in love.   Even more intriguing, Eternals is confirmed to include an onscreen kiss between the Eternal Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry) and his husband (Haaz Sleiman), which begs the question: will the movie be daring enough to feature a sexual moment involving a queer couple? It seems unlikely, given the MPAA's restrictive attitude towards LGBTQ+ content, but that won't stop fans from hoping anyway.   Disney+   November 12th, 2021: First Ever Disney+ Day https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/the-walt-disney-company-celebrates-disney-day-on-november-12-to-thank-subscribers-with-new-content-fan-experiences-and-more/ https://www.cbr.com/disney-plus-mcu-future-special/ https://screenrant.com/jungle-cruise-movie-streaming-release-date-disney-plus/   On Friday, November 12, The Walt Disney Company will host Disney+ Day, a global celebration that will come to life across all dimensions of the Company. Subscribers to Disney+ will be treated to new content releases across the service's iconic brands, Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and Star in international markets, along with a special presentation on Disney+ for fans with sneak peeks into what's to come.   Disney+ Day will feature content premieres from all of the marquee brands on service, including: The streaming premiere of Marvel Studios' Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings A special celebrating the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Disney+ with an exciting look towards the future   The special was teased as part of Disney's massive lineup for Disney+ Day. Outside of celebrating current MCU titles on the service, the special will also give fans an "exciting look forwards the future." With Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk having all completed production, and Moon Knight nearing the end of filming, there's plenty for the service to tease. The company promises subscribers will be treated to "breaking news, first looks, new trailers, exclusive clips, and appearances from Disney+ creators and stars."   Along with the MCU special, Disney+ Day will serve as the streaming premieres of Marvel Studios' Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Disney's Jungle Cruise. For those looking for something not Marvel-related on Disney+, the company has promised new content for all of its other major brands, including Pixar, Star Wars and National Geographic.   Fans Express Disappointment Over Emmy Loses https://www.cbr.com/wandavision-fans-express-disappointment-over-emmy-losses/ https://nypost.com/2021/09/20/wandavision-fans-cry-that-show-was-robbed-at-2021-emmys/ https://news.yahoo.com/wandavision-fans-react-emmys-snub-072608224.html https://www.newsweek.com/wandavision-emmy-snub-irks-fans-sparks-wave-angry-memes-1630679 Despite being nominated for a total of 28 Emmys between WandaVision and The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, neither series came away with any general award wins.   WandaVision did win 3 of the Creative Awards in a separate announcement   HULU Series   Marvel's Hit-Monkey Animated Series Finally Has a Release Date An exclusive look at 47 of fall 2021's new and returning shows             Hit Monkey (Nov. 17, Hulu) https://www.cbr.com/marvel-hit-monkey-animated-series-first-look-release-date/ https://ew.com/tv/fall-2021-tv-preview-photos/ Marvel's Hit-Monkey adaptation on Hulu is no longer in limbo, as the animated series has an official release date -- along with a first look.   As part of its preview of upcoming fall TV shows, Entertainment Weekly casually confirmed that Marvel's Hit-Monkey is not only a go but it's coming on Nov. 17 to Hulu. The long-in-development series has been relatively quiet since it was first announced as part of a suite of adult animated shows for Hulu, but fans can now expect it soon. Along with the release date, Hulu shared the first image from the show, featuring the titular assassin and his incorporeal sidekick. Check it out:   Revenge can be sweet — and sometimes fuzzy. Based on the Marvel comic and cre­ated by Josh Gordon and Will Speck, this darkly comedic se­ries follows a Japanese snow macaque whose clan meets a stranded hitman, Bryce (Jason Sudeikis), and nurses him back to health. But when Bryce bites the dust, it's up to the titular simian (guided by Bryce's ghost) to follow in his assassin footsteps and seek vengeance. "He's a character who is violent and temper­ amental but also deeply wounded and innocent," says Gordon. —Devan Coggan Hit-Monkey Trailer https://twitter.com/Marvel/status/1439952785953361927?s=20   Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D./Agent Carter   Marvel One-Shot “Agent Carter” Becomes Easier To Find On Disney+ https://whatsondisneyplus.com/marvel-one-shot-agent-carter-becomes-easier-to-find-on-disney/ Following the release of the Marvel One-Shot “All Hail The King” on Disney+, Disney+ has made a little reshuffle and moved out the Agent Carter short into its own listing, having previously been found in the “Iron Man 3” extra section.   In the short, we see British operative Peggy Carter joining the nascent S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. As she searches for the “Zodiac” key, Agent Carter also battles her misogynistic, bureaucratic boss, Agent Flynn. It takes place after the main events of Captain America: The First Avenger.   The short was originally released in 2013 and was released originally on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray/DVD. It stars Hayley Atwell, Bradley Whitford, Dominic Cooper, Shane Black, Neal McDonough, and Tim Trobec.   Currently, the short has only been moved into its own listing in some countries, including the US, Canada and Australia.   Moving the short out from the extras section makes sense for multiple reasons, mainly to make it easier for people to find it. While adding extra content like deleted scenes or behind-the-scenes footage makes more sense to include in that section. Bonus features that don't have any real connection bar a home media physical release, are much more useful listed separately.   Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Chloe Bennet shuts down rumors about her reprising her role as Quake for Marvel's Secret Invasion series on Disney+. https://www.instagram.com/chloebennet/ https://www.cbr.com/secret-invasion-chloe-bennet-debunks-quake-rumors/ Bennet commented on the persistent rumors during a recent Instagram story, noting, "I have avoided saying anything like this in general, on social media or whatever, because I thought maybe it would blow over, but it has not. I am in no way attached or involved, even at all or a little bit, in the Secret Invasion Marvel thing. I honestly don't even know really what that is... I am only coming on here to say this because it has gotten to the point that every day I'm getting hundreds of messages about this... I'm now getting like approached in person. Today it was in the tampon aisle at Target... So I figured I would just clear the air."   FEEDBACK [1:42:09]   TWITTER   https://twitter.com/LegendsofSHIELD/status/1441009180190642177 Legends S.H.I.E.L.D. @LegendsofSHIELD Describe this week's @whatifofficial episode "What If...Thor Were An Only Child?" in one word. Go.   @Marvel @disneyplus @TheAshBradley https://twitter.com/MrParacletes/status/1441017538297610243 Dr. Gnome to you @MrParacletes Bueller?   https://twitter.com/MrParacletes/status/1439638970619547648 Dr. Gnome to you @MrParacletes @LegendsofSHIELD       OUTRO [1:44:41]   We would love to hear back from you! Call the voicemail line at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871.                    Join Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. next time as the hosts discuss the EIGHTH episode of What If…? You can listen in live when we record Thursday Evenings at 8:00 PM Eastern time at Geeks.live. Contact Info: Please see http://www.legendsofshield.com for all of our contact information or call our voicemail line at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871   Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Is a Proud Member Of The GonnaGeek Network (gonnageek.com).   This podcast was recorded on Thursday September 23rd, 2021.   Standby for your S.H.I.E.L.D. debriefing ---   Audio and Video Production by Stargate Pioneer of GonnaGeek.com.

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One on One with Kristian Harloff
REWATCH: Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope

One on One with Kristian Harloff

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 62:08


Star Wars A New Hope was released in May of 1977 and started it all. It was George Lucas' Mona Lisa. It was the first big blockbuster and gave everyone Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Obi-Wan, Han Solo, Chewbacca and more. On this episode of REWATCH, Kristian Harloff, Steph Sabraw and Mike Kalinowski breakdown the classic, the grand daddy, Episode IV. Follow the crew on Twitter! Kristian Harloff https://bit.ly/31PePMD Steph Sabraw https://bit.ly/3m0ud0z Mike Kalinowski https://bit.ly/39wu8N5 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Star Wars Theory
DARTH VADER'S SECRET APPRENTICE - REVEALED!

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 16:10


DARK SIDE FRIDAY - Did you know that Darth Vader had a secret apprentice? Today we explore the interesting backstory of Vader's apprentice and why she was chosen. This is a very unique story. Vader is often perceived as being very loyal to Palpatine and very much a loner. This story gives us a glimpse into Vader's decisions and desires. Let's open up one of Vader's deep secrets and discover the history of his secret apprentice.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Star Wars Theory
VADER SHOW ON DISNEY PLUS : POSSIBILITY? - MY THOUGHTS!!

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 9:32


STAR WARS THEORY IRL - Darth Vader Show? Many Star Wars fans are speculating whether or not Disney Plus could decide to create a Darth Vader show after Kenobi and Book of Boba. I give you my theories about whether or not this is a possibility and my personal thoughts on the idea. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Your Morning Nudge: Breathe & Believe

 Happy Fun Friday, Today's breath is:   Ocean Breath (Ujahi breath)         Which: Calms, improves Focus and concentration, Grounds and Centers you and the ocean breath also increases oxygen consumption.Sit up tall with your shoulders relaxed away from your ears and close your eyes. To prepare, become aware of your breath without trying to control it at all. Then begin to inhale and exhale through your mouth if you have been breathing through your nose.Bring your awareness to your throat. On your exhales, begin to tone the back of your throat (your glottis or soft palate), slightly constricting the passage of air. Imagine that you are fogging up a pair of glasses. You should hear a soft hissing sound.Once you are comfortable with the exhale, begin to apply the same contraction of the throat to the inhales. You should, once again, hear a soft hissing sound. This is where the name of the breath comes from: it sounds like the ocean. (It also sounds like Darth Vadar.)When you are able to control the throat on both the inhale and the exhale, close the mouth and begin breathing through the nose. Continue applying the same toning to the throat that you did when the mouth was open. The breath will still make a noise coming in and out of the nose. This is ujjayi breath.Let's try this a few more times now. Today's nudge is: Make it happenQuit making excuses. Time is not something  you can take for granted. If there is something you need, perhaps a change in a job or a relationship, then make it happen. If you need to improve your health, do it. You know what to eat and drink and what not to eat and drink.  Make it happen Take a walk each day, do some pushups and sit ups. Exercise does not have to cost you a penny! Make it happen. If there are looming projects you need to complete, just do them! The weight of the world will lift from your shoulders and your self esteem will also lift knowing you did it! You finished the projects! Quit making excuses. Time is not something to take for granted. Make it happen!   Let's say  this together with our thumb meeting each finger to each wordMake it hap-penAgain: Make it hap-penLast one: Make  it hap-penHave a great Fun Friday! 

Star Wars Theory
QUI-GON'S THOUGHTS WHEN ANAKIN BECAME DARTH VADER

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 20:23


THEORY THURSDAY -Today we explore Qui-Gon's thoughts on Anakin becoming Darth Vader. Of all the people to cross Anakin's path, Qui-Gon stood out as someone who was very influential in connecting with the boy. There was a strong bond between the two and if their relationship hadn't ended prematurely, who knows how it could have changed Anakin's destiny. Qui-Gon had a strong belief in Anakin. It's interesting to ponder what Qui-Gon went through as he saw the child he believed in so devoutly, become a monster. Listen as we discover Qui-Gon's thoughts as Anakin turned into Vader. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

I'm Absolutely Fine! by The Midult
Episode 97: The Panic Point

I'm Absolutely Fine! by The Midult

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 31:38


In this episode, we're 90% panicking, About energy: mental energy, emotional energy, physical energy. Will we ever have any again? About temperature. About everything breaking. About the new rhythm of life and we're meant to be dancing to the beat of what drum exactly? *cue Darth Vader theme tune* P.S. This week's podcast is bravely sponsored by carbon neutral jewellery sensation @AnaLuisa. Go to https://shop.analuisa.com/absolutelyfine and use the code ABSOLUTELYFINE for a 10% discount. It doesn't cost the earth… or the planet. #analuisany Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Comics With Kenobi
Star Wars Splash Page #253 -- Looking Over My Shoulder

Comics With Kenobi

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 62:30


We're returning to Vader's castle on Mustafar for the fourth outing of IDW's spooky Star Wars stories, thanks to Cavan Scott, Francesco Francavilla, Megan Levens, Charlie Kirchoff and Shawn Lee, in a story that brings Milo and Lina Graf, along with Padme and Anakin. It's a genuinely creepy tale that combines The Thing with Dawn of the Dead and, frankly, we want more, more, more! (Thank goodness it's a weekly five-issue mini-series!)In Bounty Hunters #16, we see Valance and Dengar's efforts to deal with Boba Fett from another angle, yet more importantly, the importance of Cadelah, she who could unite the Broken Hand and Mourner's Wail, vastly expands as foundations are built for events in the upcoming Crimson Reign five-issue mini-series set for release in December. It's a weighty issue, filled with flashbacks and more, but worth the effort. (Though it would have benefitted immensely from the use of editor's notes here and there to ease the reader forward).In news, the only topic is the report, as yet unverified, that Disney/Lucasfilm has pulled the Star Wars license from IDW Publishing. We break down what it may mean for Star Wars Adventures and the slate of The High Republic Adventures titles, as well as what may come. It's nebulous and uncertain, but we're optimistic.Upcoming Star Wars comics include:Sept. 29 | Star Wars #17, Star Wars Adventures #10, Ghosts of Vader's Castle #2 (of 5), The High Republic #8 (2nd Printing), War of the Bounty Hunters #3 (2nd Printing)Oct. 6 | Star Wars Adventures: Smuggler's Run TPB, The High Republic — Trail of Shadows #1 (of 5), The High Republic Adventures #9, War of the Bounty Hunters #5 (of 5), Ghosts of Vader's Castle #3 (of 5)Oct. 13 | Doctor Aphra #15, War of the Bounty Hunters — IG-88 #1, Ghosts of Vader's Castle #4 (of 5), The High Republic #1 (Halloween Extravaganza 2021)Oct. 20 | Ghosts of Vader's Castle #5 (of 5), Star Wars Adventures #11, Darth Vader (Vol. 2) Omnibus, Darth Vader #17, The High Republic #10Oct. 27 | Star Wars #18, Bounty Hunters #17, The Monster of Temple Peak #3 (of 4)Nov. 3 | The High Republic #11, The High Republic Adventures #10, Star Wars Legends: Rise of the Sith OmnibusNov. 10 | Doctor Aphra #16, The Monster of Temple Peak #4 (of 4), The Trail of Shadows #2 (of 5), Star Wars Legends Boba Fett: Blood Ties TPB, The High Republic Adventures, Vol. 1, TPB, Star Wars Episodes IV-IX Adaptation Box Set (IDW)Nov. 17 | Darth Vader #18, Star Wars: Life Day #1, Star Wars Adventures #12, Star Wars (Vol. 3), Vol. 3 TPB (Collects #13-18)Nov. 24 | Star Wars #19, Bounty Hunters #18, Star Wars Adventures Annual 2021, War of the Bounty Hunters TPB (Collects Alpha #1, War of the Bounty Hunters 1-5), War of the Bounty Hunters Companion TPB (Collects Jabba, IG-88, Boushh, 4-LOM & Zuckuss)Nov. 30 | Star Wars: The High Republic, Vol. 2, TPB (Collects #6-10), Doctor Aphra (Vol. 2), Vol. 3, TPB (Collects #11-15)Dec. 1 | Star Wars: Crimson Reign #1 (of 5), The High Republic Adventures #11, Star Wars Adventures (Vol. 2), Vol. 1, “The Light & the Dark” TPBDec. 8 | Darth Vader #19, The High Republic #12, Star Wars (Vol. 3), Vol. 3, “War of the Bounty Hunters,” TPB, Attack of the Clones Graphic Novel Adaptation from IDWDec. 15 | Bounty Hunters #19, Trail of Shadows #3 (of 5), The High Republic Adventures Annual 2021, Doctor Aphra (Vol. 2), Vol. 3, “War of the Bounty Hunters” TPB, The High Republic, Vol. 2, “The Heart of Drengir” TPBDec. 22 | Doctor Aphra #17, Star Wars Adventures #13, Darth Vader (Vol. 3), Vol. 3 TPB (Collects #12-17)Dec. 29 | Star Wars #20, Bounty Hunters, Vol. 3, TPB (Collects #12-17)Jan. 5 | Trail of Shadows #4 (of 5), The High Republic #13March 2 | Star Wars Legends: The Empire Omnibus, Vol. 1April 13 | Darth Vader (Vol. 1) Omnibus (New Printing)April 27 | Star Wars Jason Aaron Omnibus (New Printing)

Teen Girl Talk
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi- Darth Vader in a Tube Top

Teen Girl Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 69:21


On this week's episode we're covering the last of the original Star Wars movies: Return of the Jedi!  Also on this episode Suesie imagines the Emperor and Voldemort dating.  Frank pushes his glasses up his nose.  Intro and outro is Rebel Girl by Bikini Kill.   We have shirts!  Find them here: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/teen-girl-talk-podcast    Please rate, review and subscribe to the show on iTunes E-mail: realteengirltalk@gmail.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/teengirltalk/ I Hope I Can Make It Through: https://ihopeicanmakeitthrough.podbean.com/ Suesie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susieboboozy/ Frank's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/siriwouldchallenge/ 

Coffee With Kenobi: Star Wars Discussion, Analysis, and Rhetoric
CWK Show #455 LIVE: Top Five Star Wars “What If…?” Fan Topics

Coffee With Kenobi: Star Wars Discussion, Analysis, and Rhetoric

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 44:07


On CWK LIVE, I'll share your top five favorite Star Wars “What If…?” fan topics, catch you up on Star Wars: The High Republic, and talk Star Wars news. This is the LIVE podcast you're looking for!If you missed this week's CWK LIVE on our Facebook feed, or the video replay on Facebook, Instagram, or our YouTube channel, Dan Z has you covered with the audio feed of CWK LIVE here on Coffee With Kenobi's podcast feed! On this week's LIVE show, Dan Z shares your top five Darth Vader moments from Star Wars films, animation, and literature and announces an all-new offer for members of the CWK Alliance.__Book your trip to Galaxy's Edge with Coffee With Kenobi's Travel Partner - CoffeeWithKenobi.com/MouseFanTravel __Become a member of the CWK Alliance to support Coffee With Kenobi, get access to audio and VIDEO of our exclusive weekly podcast, CWK Pour-Over, discover unique merchandise, and more!CoffeeWithKenobi.com/CWKAlliance__Tune in and have a cup of coffee with Dan Z every Monday night at 7:00 pm CST on Facebook LIVE CoffeeWithKenobi.com/LIVE__Join our community in the CWK Cafe and be part of the conversation - CoffeeWithKenobi.com/Community __Shop Coffee With Kenobi shirts, hoodies, stickers, phone cases, and more -CoffeeWithKenobi.com/ShopPull up a chair, grab your favorite coffee mug, and let's have some Coffee With Kenobi. Thanks for listening, and have a great week; this is the podcast you're looking for!- Dan Z __Need help to launch your podcast or blog? Want Dan Z to speak at your event? DanZMedia.com------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Visit CoffeeWithKenobi.com for our Star Wars podcast, reviews, news, videos, and more!Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramLike us on FacebookSubscribe to our YouTube ChannelMusic: Jazz Music: Eye to Eye by Steve Torok

Movie Trivia Schmoedown
Succession Season 3, Will it Live Up to the Hype? Malignant Review | The Big Thing

Movie Trivia Schmoedown

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 82:49


Succession Season 3 on HBO dropped a trailer and it is one of the most anticipated Seasons in TV. Mark Ellis and Kate Mulligan join Kristian Harloff to discuss this, why Ellis still believes that Darth Vader doesn't need to be in the Obi-Wan Series and tribute to the comedy legend Norm Macdonald. Follow on Twitter Kristian Harloff https://bit.ly/31PePMD Mark Ellis https://bit.ly/2U1wKPa Brett Sheridan https://bit.ly/2HBltii Steph Sabraw https://bit.ly/3m0ud0z Kate Mulligan https://bit.ly/3owBneT Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Podcast Stardust
Episode 311 - War of the Bounty Hunters 2 & 3

Podcast Stardust

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 31:06


Boba Fett continues his quest to retrieve Han Solo while he is frozen in carbonite. Now he has to get through Qi'ra's party and the criminal cartels of the galaxy. On this fully armed and operational episode, we discuss: Qi'ra's auction of Han Solo while he is frozen in carbonite, Why Qi'ra was so callous about describing Han Solo, Boba Fett's fight with Bossk, The rivalry among the Hutt's at Qi'ra's party and the backstory, Darth Vader's arrival at Qi'ra's auction, and Chewbacca's fight with Boba Fett. Thanks for joining us for another episode! Subscribe to Podcast Stardust for all your Star Wars news, reviews, and discussion wherever you get your podcasts. And please leave us a five star review on Apple Podcasts. Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | YouTube. T-shirts, hoodies, stickers, masks, and posters are available on TeePublic. Find all episodes on RetroZap.com.

Star Wars Theory
DARTH VADER'S CASTLE EXPLAINED : INTERVIEW BREAKDOWN OF DOUG CHIANG'S VISION AS HE DEVELOPED VADER'S CASTLE

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 15:45


MANDO-VERSE MONDAY - In the spirit of getting us amped up for The Kenobi Show and more Darth Vader, I'm going to dive into an interview with Doug Chiang. He was the concept artist and production designer for Rogue One as well as the current production designer for the Kenobi Show. We are going to reveal some interesting information regarding Darth Vader's Castle on Mustafar and how it was developed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Weird Science Marvel Comics Podcast
(Star Wars) Ep 339: Star Wars: Darth Vader #16 & Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters: Boushh #1 / Weird Science Marvel Comics

Weird Science Marvel Comics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 39:47


Marvel continues its Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Event with two comic books: Star Wars: Darth Vader #16 & Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters: Boushh #1.  This week's Marvel Comics Patreon Only Spotlight episode was Extreme Carnage Toxin #1, Extreme Carnage Agony #1 & Kang the Conqueror #2 ------------------------------------------------------ 0:00:00 - Intro 0:02:34 - Star Wars: Darth Vader #16 0:23:10 - Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters: Boushh #1 ------------------------------------------------------ Show Links: Email: weirdsciencemarvelcomics@gmail.com Youtube Channel - Weird Science Comics  DC Comics Podcast - Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Manga Podcast - Weird Science Manga Podcast Patreon: Patreon.com/weirdscience ------------------------------------------------------------ marvel, marvel comics, comics, comic books, avengers, spider-man, captain america, black widow, black panther

Star Wars Theory
VADER AS HE KILLED PALPATINE : WHAT WAS VADER THINKING AS HE DESTROYED HIS MASTER?

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 14:36


DARK SIDE FRIDAY - Today we discover Darth Vader's deepest thoughts as Luke is being killed by Palaptine. Vader has a moment of clarity in the middle of this intense attack. What was going through Vader's mind as he decided to save Luke? What was he thinking as he killed the Emperor? And, how was he able to break free from the clutches of the Dark Side and go from villain to hero? Let's examine Vader's thoughts as he saved Luke and killed the Emperor.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Resistance Broadcast: Star Wars Podcast
What If Yoda Fought Darth Vader?

The Resistance Broadcast: Star Wars Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 71:50


What if Yoda fought Darth Vader? Who would win? We discuss that hypothetical Duel of the Greats. We also discuss our poll results which have most fans believing Rian Johnson's trilogy is no longer in development, and answer several questions in our segment One With The Force like, would you rather learn Shyriiwook to understand Chewbacca or learn how to speak droid to understand R2-D2? The Resistance base is open to all, so spread the word about our Star Wars podcast and join us! Please be sure to subscribe free to the show on your preferred platform!

Star Wars Theory
ANAKIN VS DARTH VADER : WHICH FIGHTING STYLE IS MORE POWERFUL

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 12:58


Today we are analyzing Darth Vader's fighting style against Anakin's style. Who was more powerful? When Darth Vader erased his identity as Anakin Skywalker, the two became two completely different people. Both having their own strengths and weaknesses. Looking closely, you can see vast differences between the way the two fight. Did Vader lose ability after his loss to Obi-Wan? Did his cybernetics help or hurt his fighting proficiency? Let's take an analytical look at Darth Vader vs Anakin and see who had developed the more powerful fighting style. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Victims and Villains
Outcast (2014) | That's High Praise: A Nicolas Cage Podcast

Victims and Villains

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 61:27


Is Outcast worthy of high praise? That's what V.H.Zest and Captain Nostalgia are about to find out. The medieval epic places Nicolas Cage alongside Darth Vader himself, Hayden Christensen. This 2014 film is one of redemption. Join us as we deconstruct the film towards conversations of addiction, leadership and more. If you or someone you know is reading this right now and struggling with suicide, depression, addiction, or self-harm - please reach out. Comment, message, or tweet at us. Go to victimsandvillains.net/hope for more resources. Call the suicide lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Text "HELP" to 741-741. There is hope & you DO have so much value and worth!That's High Praise: A Nicolas Cage Podcast is a production of Victims and Villains is written by Josh “Captain Nostalgia” Burkey (& produced by) and Micah "V.H.Zest" Kimber. Music by Mallory Jameson (https://bit.ly/expandmal) and Purple Planet (https://bit.ly/ppcoms). You can now support us on Patreon. Help us get mental health resources into schools and get exclusive content at the same time. Click here (http://bit.ly/vavpatreon) to support us today!

Holy Crap It's Sports
Holy Crap It's Sports 338 September 15 2021

Holy Crap It's Sports

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 62:25


R.I.P. Norm MacDonald, Braves magic # at 15, Billy Packer hatin' on Kennesaw St, Trojans need a hard man to be coach, Vandy better than Texas, Scott Frost on hot seat, Herbstreit's top 6, new transfer portal rule, Deion Sanders FSU coach? steroid cheat retires, Bills go all gestapo, salty replaces eye candy, Eagles actually think beating Falcons means something, FBI screws up again this time allowing a pedophile to assault our young Olympic gymnasts but it's all okay because they've put new protocols in place to make sure their incompetent asses never do this again until they do it again a few months later, petedavis.buzzsprout.com, Pete's Tweets, This Day in Sports History. Come for laughs with Norm, stay for how a British fencer taught Darth Vader to use a light saber 

Comics With Kenobi
Star Wars Splash Page #252 -- Dance With My Father

Comics With Kenobi

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 54:09


The backstory behind Boushh takes center stage in the pages of War of the Bounty Hunters -- Boushh #1, a one-shot tie-in to the crossover event that lays the foundation for a potential mini-series or, at the very least, more stories to come in the upcoming Crimson Reign five-issue mini. It's a deftly written, lushly illustrated story about Boushh and four more Ubese, as well as a deeper dive into Domina Tagge, too, a character whose manipulations have been threading through the second volume of Doctor Apha. In Darth Vader #16, Greg Pak's exploration of Vader's pursuit of Skywalker is given another vantage point as Luke gamely tries to draw out his father's attention so that Leia, Lando and Chewie can make an honest push at rescuing Han Solo before he's taken to the SSD Eexecutor. While portions of the issue may seem familiar (if you've read the previous issues of Star Wars and WotBH, they are), it provides a telling base for Ochi's devotion to Vader and Sly Moore's to Palpatine.In The High Republic-era The Monster of Temple Peak #2, Ty Yorick gains an almost padawan, despite her efforts not to, as the lushly illustrated mini-series that should have been released as a graphic novel (as it was suppose to be) moves forward in its storytelling.Upcoming Star Wars comics include:Sept. 22 | Ghosts of Vader's Castle #1 (of 5), Bounty Hunters #16, Star Wars: Rebels, Vol. 2 (Manga)Sept. 29 | Star Wars #17, Star Wars Adventures #10, Ghosts of Vader's Castle #2 (of 5), The High Republic #8 (2nd Printing), War of the Bounty Hunters #3 (2nd Printing)Oct. 6 | Star Wars Adventures: Smuggler's Run TPB, The High Republic — Trail of Shadows #1 (of 5), The High Republic Adventures #9, War of the Bounty Hunters #5 (of 5), Ghosts of Vader's Castle #3 (of 5)Oct. 13 | Star Wars #18, Doctor Aphra #15, War of the Bounty Hunters — IG-88 #1, Ghosts of Vader's Castle #4 (of 5), The High Republic #1 Halloween ExtravaganzaOct. 20 | Ghosts of Vader's Castle #5 (of 5), Star Wars Adventures #11, Darth Vader (Vol. 2) Omnibus, Darth Vader #17, The High Republic #10Oct. 27 | Bounty Hunters #17, The Monster of Temple Peak #3 (of 4)Nov. 3 | The High Republic #11, The High Republic Adventures #10, Star Wars Legends: Rise of the Sith OmnibusNov. 10 | Doctor Aphra #16, The Monster of Temple Peak #4 (of 4), The Trail of Shadows #2 (of 5), Star Wars Legends Boba Fett: Blood Ties TPB, The High Republic Adventures, Vol. 1, TPB, Star Wars Episodes IV-IX Adaptation Box Set (IDW)Nov. 17 | Darth Vader #18, Star Wars: Life Day #1, Star Wars Adventures #12, Star Wars (Vol. 3), Vol. 3 TPB (Collects #13-18)Nov. 24 | Star Wars #19, Bounty Hunters #18, Star Wars Adventures Annual 2021, War of the Bounty Hunters TPB (Collects Alpha #1, War of the Bounty Hunters 1-5), War of the Bounty Hunters Companion TPB (Collects Jabba, IG-88, Boushh, 4-LOM & Zuckuss)Nov. 30 | Star Wars: The High Republic, Vol. 2, TPB (Collects #6-10), Doctor Aphra (Vol. 2), Vol. 3, TPB (Collects #11-15)Dec. 1 | Star Wars: Crimson Reign #1 (of 5) Star Wars Adventures (Vol. 2), Vol. 1, “The Light & the Dark” TPBDec. 8 | Star Wars (Vol. 3), Vol. 3, “War of the Bounty Hunters,” TPB, Attack of the Clones Graphic Novel Adaptation from IDWDec. 15 | Doctor Aphra (Vol. 2), Vol. 3, “War of the Bounty Hunters” TPB, The High Republic, Vol. 2, “The Heart of Drengir” TPBDec. 22 | Darth Vader (Vol. 3), Vol. 3 TPB (Collects #12-17)Dec. 29 | Bounty Hunters, Vol. 3, TPB (Collects #12-17)March 2 | Star Wars Legends: The Empire Omnibus, Vol. 1April 13 | Darth Vader (Vol. 1) Omnibus (New Printing)

Star Wars Theory
WHAT DARTH VADER DOES TO REBELS TRESPASSING IN HIS CASTLE

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 12:45


COMIC BOOK TUESDAY - In the Dooku Vampire episode that I covered recently, I reference a group of Rebels that crash landed on Mustafar. They have no choice but to go to Vader's castle. Today I'm covering the 5th issue when Darth Vader shows up to confront the Rebels trespassing in his castle. We open up Star Wars Adventures: Ghosts of Vader's Castle written by Cavan Scott.This issue is a lot of fun. Let's find out what happens when these shipwrecked Rebels meet Darth Vader. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Coffee With Kenobi: Star Wars Discussion, Analysis, and Rhetoric
CWK Show #453 LIVE: Top Five Bad Batch Members

Coffee With Kenobi: Star Wars Discussion, Analysis, and Rhetoric

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 52:31


On CWK LIVE, I'll share your top five favorite members of the Bad Batch, look at new Hasbro releases, and we'll play Star Wars trivia. This is the LIVE podcast you're looking for!If you missed this week's CWK LIVE on our Facebook feed, or the video replay on Facebook, Instagram, or our YouTube channel, Dan Z has you covered with the audio feed of CWK LIVE here on Coffee With Kenobi's podcast feed! On this week's LIVE show, Dan Z shares your top five Darth Vader moments from Star Wars films, animation, and literature and announces an all-new offer for members of the CWK Alliance.__Book your trip to Galaxy's Edge with Coffee With Kenobi's Travel Partner - CoffeeWithKenobi.com/MouseFanTravel __Become a member of the CWK Alliance to support Coffee With Kenobi, get access to audio and VIDEO of our exclusive weekly podcast, CWK Pour-Over, discover unique merchandise, and more!CoffeeWithKenobi.com/CWKAlliance__Tune in and have a cup of coffee with Dan Z every Monday night at 7:00 pm CST on Facebook LIVE CoffeeWithKenobi.com/LIVE__Join our community in the CWK Cafe and be part of the conversation - CoffeeWithKenobi.com/Community __Shop Coffee With Kenobi shirts, hoodies, stickers, phone cases, and more -CoffeeWithKenobi.com/ShopPull up a chair, grab your favorite coffee mug, and let's have some Coffee With Kenobi. Thanks for listening, and have a great week; this is the podcast you're looking for!- Dan Z __Need help to launch your podcast or blog? Want Dan Z to speak at your event? DanZMedia.com------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Visit CoffeeWithKenobi.com for our Star Wars podcast, reviews, news, videos, and more!Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramLike us on FacebookSubscribe to our YouTube ChannelMusic: Jazz Music: Eye to Eye by Steve Torok

Blast Points - Star Wars Podcast
7 DAYS OF DENGAR - DAY 4 - TALKING BAY 94

Blast Points - Star Wars Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 15:54


It's Day 4 of the podcast series that literally everyone is talking about, 7 DAYS OF DENGAR! Today, we welcome our friend Brandon from Talking Bay 94 as he fills us in on evrything about the man who was Dengar, the late great Morris Bush. Who was he, why was he Dengar, how did he know Ringo Starr and what about him on screen in the Darth Vader suit?!? It's a revealing and action packed episode like only the combined stregth of BLAST POINTS and TALKING BAY 94 can deliver! So go call Harry Nilsson, listen today and celebrate the love! Listen to the fantastic Talking Bay 94 anywhere podcasts are and check out the website: https://www.talkingbay94.com JOIN THE BLAST POINTS ARMY and SUPPORT BLAST POINTS ON PATREON! BAD BATCH REVIEW EPISODES! MANDO SEASON 1 & 2 REVIEW EPISODES!! BLAST POINTS Q&A EPISODES! Exclusive Commentaries! Extra goodies! and so much MORE! www.patreon.com/blastpoints new Blast Points T-SHIRTS are now available! Represent your favorite podcast everywhere you go! Get the logo in the BRAND NEW GREEN edition & other cool styles while supplies last! Get them here: www.etsy.com/shop/Gibnerd?section_id=21195481 visit the Blast Points website for comics, recipes, search for back episodes and so much more! www.blastpointspodcast.com if you dug the show, please leave BLAST POINTS a review on iTunes and share the show with friends! If you leave an iTunes review, we will read it on a future episode! honestly! talk to Blast Points on twitter at @blast_points leave feedback, comments or ideas for shows! "like" Blast Points on Facebook for news on upcoming shows and links to some of the stuff we talk about in the show!! Join the Blast Points Super Star Wars Chill Group here www.facebook.com/groups/BlastPointsGroup/ we are also on Instagram! Wow! www.instagram.com/blastpoints your hosts are Jason Gibner & Gabe Bott! contact BLAST POINTS at contact@blastpointspodcast.com send us show ideas, feedback, voice messages or whatever! May the Force be with you, always.

The Resistance Broadcast: Star Wars Podcast
Grogu's Future in Star Wars Beyond ‘The Mandalorian'

The Resistance Broadcast: Star Wars Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 70:25


Grogu's (formerly known as Baby Yoda) journey in Star Wars is just beginning. The Mandalorian won't go on forever, so we discuss the future of Grogu in Star Wars beyond The Mandalorian era. Will we see Grogu team up with Rey to save the galaxy in a time after The Rise of Skywalker? We also get into other topics in our segment Will of the Force like - Will Force ghost Qui-Gon Jinn appear to Darth Vader in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series?   The Resistance base is open to all, so spread the word about our Star Wars podcast and join us! Please make sure to subscribe free to the show on your preferred platform!

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 09.08.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 59:55


    20 Years of Government-Sponsored Tyranny: The Rise of the Security-Industrial Complex from 9/11 to COVID-19   By John W. Whitehead & Nisha Whitehead September 7, 2021 “I tell you, freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U.S. government will lead the American people in — and the West in general — into an unbearable hell and a choking life.”—Osama bin Laden (October 2001), as reported by CNN What a strange and harrowing road we've walked since September 11, 2001, littered with the debris of our once-vaunted liberties. We have gone from a nation that took great pride in being a model of a representative democracy to being a model of how to persuade a freedom-loving people to march in lockstep with a police state.   Our losses are mounting with every passing day.   What began with the post-9/11 passage of the USA Patriot Act  has snowballed into the eradication of every vital safeguard against government overreach, corruption and abuse.   The citizenry's unquestioning acquiescence to anything the government wants to do in exchange for the phantom promise of safety and security has resulted in a society where the nation has been locked down into a militarized, mechanized, hypersensitive, legalistic, self-righteous, goose-stepping antithesis of every principle upon which this nation was founded.   Set against a backdrop of government surveillance, militarized police, SWAT team raids, asset forfeiture, eminent domain, overcriminalization, armed surveillance drones, whole body scanners, stop and frisk searches, police violence and the like—all of which have been sanctioned by Congress, the White House and the courts—our constitutional freedoms have been steadily chipped away at, undermined, eroded, whittled down, and generally discarded.   The rights embodied in the Constitution, if not already eviscerated, are on life support.   Free speech, the right to protest, the right to challenge government wrongdoing, due process, a presumption of innocence, the right to self-defense, accountability and transparency in government, privacy, press, sovereignty, assembly, bodily integrity, representative government: all of these and more have become casualties in the government's war on the American people, a war that has grown more pronounced since 9/11.   Indeed, since the towers fell on 9/11, the U.S. government has posed a greater threat to our freedoms than any terrorist, extremist or foreign entity ever could.     While nearly 3,000 people died in the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. government and its agents have easily killed at least ten times that number of civilians in the U.S. and abroad since 9/11 through its police shootings, SWAT team raids, drone strikes and profit-driven efforts to police the globe, sell weapons to foreign nations (which too often fall into the hands of terrorists), and foment civil unrest in order to keep the security industrial complex gainfully employed.   The American people have been treated like enemy combatants, to be spied on, tracked, scanned, frisked, searched, subjected to all manner of intrusions, intimidated, invaded, raided, manhandled, censored, silenced, shot at, locked up, denied due process, and killed.   In allowing ourselves to be distracted by terror drills, foreign wars, color-coded warnings, pandemic lockdowns and other carefully constructed exercises in propaganda, sleight of hand, and obfuscation, we failed to recognize that the U.S. government—the government that was supposed to be a “government of the people, by the people, for the people”—has become the enemy of the people.   Consider that the government's answer to every problem has been moregovernment—at taxpayer expense—and less individual liberty.   Every crisis—manufactured or otherwise—since the nation's early beginnings has become a make-work opportunity for the government to expand its reach and its power at taxpayer expense while limiting our freedoms at every turn: The Great Depression. The World Wars. The 9/11 terror attacks. The COVID-19 pandemic.   Viewed in this light, the history of the United States is a testament to the old adage that liberty decreases as government (and government bureaucracy) grows. Or, to put it another way, as government expands, liberty contracts.   This is how the emergency state operates, after all, and we should know: after all, we have spent the past 20 years in a state of emergency.   From 9/11 to COVID-19, “we the people” have acted the part of the helpless, gullible victims desperately in need of the government to save us from whatever danger threatens. In turn, the government has been all too accommodating and eager while also expanding its power and authority in the so-called name of national security.   This is a government that has grown so corrupt, greedy, power-hungry and tyrannical over the course of the past 240-plus years that our constitutional republic has since given way to idiocracy, and representative government has given way to a kleptocracy (a government ruled by thieves) and a kakistocracy (a government run by unprincipled career politicians, corporations and thieves that panders to the worst vices in our nature and has little regard for the rights of American citizens).   What this really amounts to is a war on the American people, fought on American soil, funded with taxpayer dollars, and waged with a single-minded determination to use national crises, manufactured or otherwise, in order to transform the American homeland into a battlefield.   Indeed, the government's (mis)management of various states of emergency in the past 20 years has spawned a massive security-industrial complex the likes of which have never been seen before. According to the National Priorities Project at the progressive Institute for Policy Studies, since 9/11, the United States has spent $21 trillion on “militarization, surveillance, and repression.”   Clearly, this is not a government that is a friend to freedom.   Rather, this is a government that, in conjunction with its corporate partners, views the citizenry as consumers and bits of data to be bought, sold and traded.   This is a government that spies on and treats its people as if they have no right to privacy, especially in their own homes while the freedom to be human is being erased.   This is a government that is laying the groundwork to weaponize the public's biomedical data as a convenient means by which to penalize certain “unacceptable” social behaviors. Incredibly, a new government agency HARPA (a healthcare counterpart to the Pentagon's research and development arm DARPA) will take the lead in identifying and targeting “signs” of mental illness or violent inclinations among the populace by using artificial intelligence to collect data from Apple Watches, Fitbits, Amazon Echo and Google Home.   This is a government that routinely engages in taxation without representation, whose elected officials lobby for our votes only to ignore us once elected.   This is a government comprised of petty bureaucrats, vigilantes masquerading as cops, and faceless technicians.   This is a government that railroads taxpayers into financing government programs whose only purpose is to increase the power and wealth of the corporate elite.   This is a government—a warring empire—that forces its taxpayers to pay for wars abroad that serve no other purpose except to expand the reach of the military industrial complex.   This is a government that subjects its people to scans, searches, pat downs and other indignities by the TSA and VIPR raids on so-called “soft” targets like shopping malls and bus depots by black-clad, Darth Vader look-alikes.   This is a government that uses fusion centers, which represent the combined surveillance efforts of federal, state and local law enforcement, to track the citizenry's movements, record their conversations, and catalogue their transactions.   This is a government whose wall-to-wall surveillance has given rise to a suspect society in which the burden of proof has been reversed such that Americans are now assumed guilty until or unless they can prove their innocence.   This is a government that treats its people like second-class citizens who have no rights, and is working overtime to stigmatize and dehumanize any and all who do not fit with the government's plans for this country.   This is a government that uses free speech zones, roving bubble zones and trespass laws to silence, censor and marginalize Americans and restrict their First Amendment right to speak truth to power.   This is a government that persists in renewing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which allows the president and the military to arrest and detain American citizens indefinitely based on the say-so of the government.   This is a government that saddled us with the Patriot Act, which opened the door to all manner of government abuses and intrusions on our privacy.   This is a government that, in direct opposition to the dire warnings of those who founded our country, has allowed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish a standing army by way of programs that transfer surplus military hardware to local and state police.   This is a government that has militarized American's domestic police, equipping them with military weapons such as “tens of thousands of machine guns; nearly 200,000 ammunition magazines; a million hollow-point bullets; thousands of pieces of camouflage and night-vision equipment; and hundreds of silencers, armored cars and aircraft,” in addition to armored vehicles, sound cannons and the like.   This is a government that has provided cover to police when they shoot and kill unarmed individuals just for standing a certain way, or moving a certain way, or holding something—anything—that police could misinterpret to be a gun, or igniting some trigger-centric fear in a police officer's mind that has nothing to do with an actual threat to their safety.   This is a government that has created a Constitution-free zone within 100 miles inland of the border around the United States, paving the way for Border Patrol agents to search people's homes, intimately probe their bodies, and rifle through their belongings, all without a warrant. Nearly 66% of Americans (2/3 of the U.S. population, 197.4 million people) now live within that 100-mile-deep, Constitution-free zone.   This is a government that treats public school students as if they were prison inmates, enforcing zero tolerance policies that criminalize childish behavior, and indoctrinating them with teaching that emphasizes rote memorization and test-taking over learning, synthesizing and critical thinking.   This is a government that is operating in the negative on every front: it's spending far more than what it makes (and takes from the American taxpayers) and it is borrowing heavily (from foreign governments and Social Security) to keep the government operating and keep funding its endless wars abroad. Meanwhile, the nation's sorely neglected infrastructure—railroads, water pipelines, ports, dams, bridges, airports and roads—is rapidly deteriorating.   This is a government that has empowered police departments to make a profit at the expense of those they have sworn to protect through the use of asset forfeiture laws, speed traps, and red light cameras.   This is a government whose gun violence—inflicted on unarmed individuals by battlefield-trained SWAT teams, militarized police, and bureaucratic government agents trained to shoot first and ask questions later—poses a greater threat to the safety and security of the nation than any mass shooter. There are now reportedly more bureaucratic (non-military) government agents armed with high-tech, deadly weapons than U.S. Marines.   This is a government that has allowed the presidency to become a dictatorship operating above and beyond the law, regardless of which party is in power.   This is a government that treats dissidents, whistleblowers and freedom fighters as enemies of the state.   This is a government that has in recent decades unleashed untold horrors upon the world—including its own citizenry—in the name of global conquest, the acquisition of greater wealth, scientific experimentation, and technological advances, all packaged in the guise of the greater good.   This is a government that allows its agents to break laws with immunity while average Americans get the book thrown at them.   This is a government that speaks in a language of force. What is this language of force? Militarized police. Riot squads. Camouflage gear. Black uniforms. Armored vehicles. Mass arrests. Pepper spray. Tear gas. Batons. Strip searches. Surveillance cameras. Kevlar vests. Drones. Lethal weapons. Less-than-lethal weapons unleashed with deadly force. Rubber bullets. Water cannons. Stun grenades. Arrests of journalists. Crowd control tactics. Intimidation tactics. Brutality. Contempt of cop charges.   This is a government that justifies all manner of government tyranny and power grabs in the so-called name of national security, national crises and national emergencies.   This is a government that exports violence worldwide, with one of this country's most profitable exports being weapons. Indeed, the United States, the world's largest exporter of arms, has been selling violence to the world in order to prop up the military industrial complex and maintain its endless wars abroad.   This is a government that is consumed with squeezing every last penny out of the population and seemingly unconcerned if essential freedoms are trampled in the process.   This is a government that routinely undermines the Constitution and rides roughshod over the rights of the citizenry, eviscerating individual freedoms so that its own powers can be expanded.   This is a government that believes it has the authority to search, seize, strip, scan, spy on, probe, pat down, taser, and arrest any individual at any time and for the slightest provocation, the Constitution be damned.