‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Director Deborah Chow on the ‘Star Wars’ Legacy and Toshiro Mifune

In one week, on the 45th anniversary of the original Star Wars, Disney+ will be premiering the first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Filling in the gap between Episodes III and IV, Obi-Wan Kenobi brings back Prequel era stars Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen to reprise the roles of Kenobi and Darth Vader, respectively.

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Hard NOC Life 257: Certain Points of View on ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’

Keith, Dominic, and Britney are joined by fellow NOC, Preeti Chhibber, author of the forthcoming Spider-Man’s Social Dilemma to discuss her new book and break down the Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer, as well as DC’s movie schedule shakeup and Disney+ adding Netflix’s slate of Marvel shows.

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Why Boba Fett’s Character Development Matters

WARNING: The following contains spoilers from the first season of The Book of Boba Fett.

All the episodes of the first season of the second Star Wars live-action series, The Book of Boba Fett, are now streaming on Disney+. The underworld of Tatooine is turned on its head when Boba Fett and Fennec Shand roll into town, looking to rule over the territory that once belonged to Jabba the Hutt. It’s easier said than done, as the two are quick to realize.

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Hard NOC Life 253: The MCU Illuminati The Stephen Strange Theory

With apologies to 2Pac, Keith, Dominic, and Britney untangle the multiverse of theories emerging out of the Doctor Strange Super Bowl trailer. But that’s not all! In this news-packed episode, the Hard NOC crew also discuss the Boba Fett finale, the Oscar nominations, the DC Films sizzle reel, and more!

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Hello There: ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Will Stream on Disney+ in May

Though The Book of Boba Fett just completed its initial season with a thrilling action-packed finale, Disney+ is going right back to Tatooine in its next Star Wars series. It was revealed today that the highly anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi series will debut on May 25. Four and a half decades to the day Alec Guinness originated the role in Star Wars: A New Hope.

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Hard NOC Life 251: We Don’t Talk About Mando (No, No, No)

Keith, Dominic, and Britney catch up on HBO Max’s Peacemaker before singing the praises of the latest episode of The Mandalorian… er… The Book of Boba Fett.

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‘Action Figure Show & Tell’ with Dan Wu

On the latest episode of Shelf Conscious, Keith is once again joined by multi-hyphenate extraordinaire (activist, restaurateur, podcaster, celebrity chef, and candidate for Lexington, KY council at large), Dan Wu!

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Hard NOC Life 250: All We are Saying is Give ‘Peacemaker’ a Chance

Keith convinces Dominic and Britney to watch Peacemaker on HBO Max. The crew also breaks down the latest episode of The Book of Boba Fett. What’s Nerd Poppin: the final season of Ozark on Netflix, revisiting Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Hawkeye run, and The Tragedy of MacBeth on Apple TV+.

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Hard NOC Life 249: Dark Side of the ‘Moon Knight’

Keith and Britney break down the Moon Knight trailer and The Book of Boba Fett. Then Dominic joins in for a quick lesson on Moon Knight’s character history and teaches Keith about the Moon Copter and Moon Darts.

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Hard NOC Life 248: The Book of Resurrections

We don’t know about you, but Hard NOC Life is feelin’ 2022. In our return, Keith, Dominic, and Britney catch up on what they watched over the holidays, including the Hawkeye finale, The Matrix Resurrections, and The Book of Boba Fett. Keith also shares a hidden easter egg he found while watching Lin-Manuel Miranda’s directorial debut, tick, tick… BOOM! and Britney got to talk to Naomi star Kaci Wallfall!

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The Stars of ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ on Being AAPI Leads of a ‘Star Wars’ Production

2021 closed out with the long awaited release of the second-ever live-action Star Wars series, The Book of Boba Fett. Starring Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen, the crime world is about to turn on its head with Boba Fett and Fennec Shand in town, who want to shake things up.

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NOC Review: The Word According to ‘The Book of Boba Fett’

And so it begins. For 37 years, the faithful followers of the holy trilogy (I suppose I should call it “the sacred saga” instead since it’s nine movies, but the overzealous purists may protest) have sat and wondered whether or not their beloved would-be badass bounty hunter, Boba Fett, survived literally the stupidest accidental death ever caught on film.

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‘Art of the Toy Hunt’ with Art G

Celebrate the Holidays with Shelf Conscious! In this brand new episode, Keith is joined by YouTuber and diorama artist, Art G!

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Janina Gavankar Talks About Her New Film, ‘Encounter’

After four years since the last time she stopped by, Janina Gavankar returns to the NOC to catch up on the last few years. She and I discuss the projects she’s completed in that time, including the new film starring Riz Ahmed, Encounter, now available to stream on Prime Video.

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Director Matthew Vaughn Would Love to Direct a ‘Star Wars’ Film

The King’s Man director Matthew Vaughn has always wanted to direct a sci-fi movie. But, due to circumstances of being one of the busiest directors in the industry, he never found the right project or the right place to do it.

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TV Spots and Poster Art Galore for ‘The Book of Boba Fett’

One month remains until the second Star Wars live-action series, The Book of Boba Fett, premieres on Disney+ and the hype is starting to build up. Within the last few days, two new TV spots have been released — the one today teasing just some of the struggle Boba has had to endure following the events of Return of the Jedi — and with it are two new posters; one of Temuera Morrison as Boba, the other of Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand.

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The Middle Geeks Episode 32: The Promise of ‘Star Wars: Visions’

We’re excited to have Meg Humphrey of Rogue Podron on to discuss Star Wars: Visions, the new anime anthology on Disney+ that breathes fresh life into this franchise with Japanese creators, crafting stories in a universe that was *heavily* inspired by their own culture.

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‘Merchandise Spotlight’ with Griffin Newman

Shelf Conscious returns just in time for the second half of Masters of the Universe: Revelation on Netflix! This time, Keith is joined by Orko himself, Griffin Newman!

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