Hard NOC Life 292: Thankful for ‘Andor’

This week on Hard NOC Life, Britney and Keith remember Jason David Frank and discuss how much grief has preoccupied the nerd spaces with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and the most recent episode of Andor.

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NOC Review: When Grogu Met the Soot Sprites

It’s been three years since the first-ever Star Wars live-action series, The Mandalorian — as well as the platform it lives on, Disney+ — debuted. In celebration, viewers received a little treat, by way of a collaboration between two beloved studios.

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Hard NOC Life 290: Pod Save the Republic

This week, Britney returns! They talk about the latest Andor and their anticipation for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. But be sure to stay tuned to the end to hear Dominic and Keith argue about the midterm elections. One thing is clear, though: DON’T VOTE FOR REPUBLICANS.

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Background and Filler Stories Unfold in ‘Tales of the Jedi’

One of the positives — in my opinion, anyway — to come out of streaming services creating their own original content is making space for short films to be created and to live on. Whether they be standalone tales or bits and pieces of a larger franchise, they are opportunities for filmmakers to tell a moving story within a short span of time.

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Listen to B2EMO’S Extra Emo Playlist After Watching ‘Andor’

As both an emo girl and a Star Wars fan for life, it felt only fitting that I come up with a playlist for the newest and most emo droid on the block: B2EMO from Disney+’s series, Andor. Here are twelve songs that B2EMO is definitely rocking out to when Cassian isn’t around.

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‘Andor’ Cast Reflects on Finding Human Stories in a Star Wars Universe

Andor provides us with a brand new perspective of the Star Wars universe. It’s one that doesn’t concern itself so much with the battle between Jedi and Sith, but more so the political angst as well as life under authoritarian oppression.

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D23Expo: ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3 Trailer Gets Ready For New Adventures

It’s no secret that The Mandalorian reignited the Star Wars fan base with its shiny gun-slinging attitude add very cute Grogu taking on a Lone Wolf and Cub vibe. Though the two were separated temporarily in hopes that Luke Skywalker could train Grogu in the ways of the force, the two eventually reunited. Now it’s time to see what new adventures they will embark on as they head to season 3. And series creator Jon Favreau shared brand new trailer at the D23 Expo.

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D23Expo: Star Wars Animation Expands with ‘Tales of the Jedi’

Dave Filoni brought his love for all things Star Wars to the Clone Wars animated series. While he has made the jump to live-action, directing a handful of episodes of The Mandolorian, he found his way back to animation with shows like The Bad Batch — a series that focuses on a team of specialized clones who go on black-ops missions that no other Clone dare go on. But just in time for the D23 Expo celebration, Filoni announced a brand new series of shorts called Tales of the Jedi. And he revealed a first look at the upcoming six-episode series.

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D23Expo: ‘Andor’ Teases A Dark and Gritty ‘Star Wars’ Spy Thriller

The D23 Expo is currently underway, which means we are getting a first hand look at some of the new content that will appear in film or on Disney+. After yesterday’s animation, live-action, and Pixar panel, Disney shared a few sneak peeks at Lucasfilm. And they started things off with Andor, the highly anticipated prequel series to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Set five years before the events of Rogue One, the series follows Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) who joins the Rebel Alliance as a spy fed up with the Galactic Empire.

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New Looks and Release Date for ‘Andor’

Yesterday, Star Wars fans got a new trailer for the upcoming live-action series, Andor. Starring Diego Luna returning as Cassian Andor from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the show begins five years prior, as we see him at the beginning of his journey in both making a difference in the galaxy, as well as getting involved in the burgeoning Rebellion against the Galactic Empire.

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Hard NOC Life 272: Qui-Gon Djinn

Keith and Dominic are off this week, so Britney has invited her former Black Lightning Podcast co-host Vanessa Shark to discuss the finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Swara returns once again to discuss the latest Ms. Marvel.

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An Additional Notable Little Detail from ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’

WARNING: The following contains spoilers from the Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series.

There are so many little moments and details from the Star Wars limited series, Obi-Wan Kenobi, that deepened character dynamics, character development, or the overall story. In sharing a list of the ones that caught my attention last Friday, somehow, there was one that I had left off by accident, and found it wise to share on its own:

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Notable Little Moments and Details from ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’

WARNING: The following contains spoilers from the Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series.

The third live-action Star Wars series and first limited series, Obi-Wan Kenobi, has come to an end. Set a decade after the events of Revenge of the Sith, the Jedi master has lost his way as he lives in exile on Tatooine, watching out over a young Luke Skywalker. However, when a call summons for him to leave his post, he must find balance within the Force and himself, in order to become the headstrong Jedi he was once more.

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Hard NOC Life 271: Attack of the ‘Obi-Wan’ Flashbacks

Keith, Dominic, and Britney are back to talk about the latest installments of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ms. Marvel. What’s #NerdPoppin: Lightyear, Blade: Trinity on TNT and the Golden State Warriors NBA Championship, plus the announcement of a Joker sequel featuring Lady Gaga.

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Hard NOC Life 270: ‘Ms. Marvel’ But We Don’t Talk About Bruno

Before Keith, Dominic, and Britney break down the latest Obi-Wan Kenobi, they heap praise upon Ms. Marvel! What’s #NerdPoppin: Stranger Things, Black Adam, and Everything Everywhere All At Once.

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Nacelle Company Launches Vice TV Doc Series with ‘Icons Unearthed: Star Wars’

The Nacelle Company — the studio behind Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us and Disney+’s Behind The Attraction — has announced Icons Unearthed, a new documentary series that will focus on some of the biggest pop culture franchises in history. The first topic of the series will be none other than the Star Wars Universe.

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Hard NOC Life 269: ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Episode III Revenge of the Darth

Keith, Dominic, and Britney break down the most recent episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi and its surprise Vader confrontation. What possibly could await our heroes for the remainder of the season?

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On Creating a Safe Space for People of Color in the Star Wars Universe

During Star Wars Celebration this past weekend, The Nerds of Color got to chat with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy about bringing more creatives of color into the Star Wars Universe, while also protecting newcomers like Moses Ingram coming into the fandom. Kennedy knows they can’t change social media, but they can change how they react to it.

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A Look Back at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, From a Certain Point of View

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, after quite a few pandemic delays, has at last come and gone. Three members of The Nerds of Color were present for all the action, including yours truly. This was actually the first Celebration I had ever been to and having bought my pass to it back in June 2019, this was a long time coming.

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Hard NOC Life 268: ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ First Reactions

Keith, Dominic, and Britney are here to review the first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi, which dropped on Disney+ over Memorial Day Weekend. They also cover all the major news from Star Wars Celebration, including the Ahsoka series and the Andor trailer.

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