Hard NOC Life 284: ‘Andor’ Can Never Be Too Emo

The three-episode premiere of Andor is finally here, and Britney, Keith, and Dominic have thoughts! They break down everything they love about the latest, and potentially greatest, Star Wars property — including the everyone’s favorite Emo droid –and why it’s nice to finally have a Star War that f*cks. Later, Keith interviews Friend of the NOC Marc Bernardin about his various projects and his 10-year podcasting adventure and friendship with Kevin Smith.

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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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Hard NOC Life 283: How Do You Celebrate Batman Day?

Britney, Keith, and Dominic celebrate Batman Day! They also break down the latest She-Hulk and speculate about Daredevil’s forthcoming appearance. Then, Keith explains what a HasLab is and why toy collectors are freaking out about the latest offering.

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Hard NOC Life 282: Madisynn, Wongers, and D23

Britney, Keith, and Dominic go over all of the best announcements from the D23 Expo. They also break down the importance of the Wong and Madisynn relationship on She-Hulk. The discussion goes in many different directions. But not where you think!

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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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Action Figure Fans Can Collect Themselves with Hasbro Selfie Series

Hasbro just announced an awesome new way to collect action figures called Hasbro Selfie Series! Launching exclusively on the Hasbro Pulse Mobile App this fall, the custom offering allows fans to create a collector-grade 6-inch action figure in their likeness based on fan-favorite character costume designs from G.I. Joe, Ghostbusters, Power Rangers, Marvel, and Star Wars.

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Hard NOC Life 274: Take Me Down to Omnipotence City

Keith is back with Britney to review Thor: Love and Thunder and episode five of Ms. Marvel on this episode of Hard NOC Life. What’s #NerdPoppin: The Umbrella Acadmey on Netflix and Talkville, the Smallville rewatch podcast with Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum.

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Hard NOC Life 273: Happy Colonizer Cotillion

Keith and Dominic are still off, so Brother Nate is back with Britney to share the latest news from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and break down the latest Ms. Marvel on this Fourth of July edition of Hard NOC Life.

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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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