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!Continue reading “Hard NOC Life 253: The MCU Illuminati The Stephen Strange Theory”
We cover it all! Neil Young, Neil Diamond, Neil Pert, The Rock, John Cena, Mando Garage, and Momoa! Strap in for an off the rails episode of the ‘cast!Continue reading “FDI Cast 133: Next Time on Tatooine Chopper…”
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.Continue reading “NOC Review: The Word According to ‘The Book of Boba Fett’”
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.Continue reading “The Middle Geeks Episode 32: The Promise of ‘Star Wars: Visions’”
Just in time for the holidays, Yogibo is once again partnering with Star Wars to bring Baby Yoda fans a new furniture piece to expand their existing Star Wars collection! The Child Hugger is the perfect companion to any bounty hunter or Star Wars fan in the family, as it is great for sitting, playing, and hugging.Continue reading “Yogibo Adds Grogu to its ‘Star Wars’ Beanbag Collection”
Previously on The Mandalorian, the remainder of Jabba the Hutt’s crime syndicate is wiped clean when Boba Fett and Fennec Shand come busting in, killing off Bib Fortuna and his guards, before claiming the space for themselves. Immediately afterwards revealed a title: The Book of Boba Fett; the second live-action series set in the galaxy far, far away.Continue reading “Poster and Premiere Date Announced for ‘The Book of Boba Fett’”
Keith, Britney, and Dominic rant about who won — but more importantly, who didn’t — during the Emmy Awards last night. Then, they break down the new Hawkeye trailer and recap the latest episode of What If.Continue reading “Hard NOC Life 235: Emmys So What”
This week, news broke that Lucasfilm was ramping up production on Ahsoka and looking for an actress to play a live action version of the popular Rebels character, Sabine Wren. Naturally, I was taken aback by the phrase “looking for” because an actress already plays Sabine and her name is Tiya Sircar.Continue reading “Why Tiya Sircar Should Be Sabine Wren in ‘Ahsoka’”
The latest Star Wars animated series, The Bad Batch, finds the galaxy at a turning point. The Clone Wars just ended and the Empire is quickly rising to power. Clone Force 99, a squad of elite clone troopers with genetic mutations, along with a young female clone named Omega, must navigate this rapidly changing galaxy. Along the way, they are quick to learn that to play it low might be the most difficult task, when they have the likes of Fennec Shand after Omega.Continue reading “Ming-Na Wen on Exploring Fennec Shand in ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’”
Benjamin Lobato is co-showrunner of USA’s Queen of the South, which is currently airing its fifth and final season. The popular series tells the story of Teresa Mendoza, a woman who is forced to run and seek refuge in America after her drug-dealing boyfriend is suddenly murdered in Mexico. New episodes air Wednesdays at 10/9c on USA Network.Continue reading “NOC Interview: Benjamin Lobato on the Final Season of ‘Queen of the South’”
We talk about Gina because we were big supporters of her initial inclusion in The Mandalorian cast and now we definitely are not. How do we fandom when some of your faves suck?
Shawn is off this week, but Dominic, Keith, and Jamal are here to discuss another episode of WandaVision, as well as the latest look at Falcon and Winter Soldier. They also talk about Disney’s distancing from The Mandalorian’s Gina Carano and new (old) allegations against Joss Whedon. They also explore Pedro Pascal’s cinematic Dadverse.
It’s been a long time. We shouldn’t have left you without a dope pod to listen to.
Thank god this trash fire of a year is finally over. Still there were some things that made us happy. It’s been a few years, but we’ve reassembled the NOCs of the Roundtable to recount the best nerdy moments of the worst year ever.Continue reading “NOCs of the Roundtable: Goodbye 2020”
For our very own holiday special, we review season 2 of The Mandalorian.
WARNING: The following contains spoilers from the second season of The Mandalorian.
Lauren Mary Kim, a seasoned stunt actor and martial artist, has been making waves this past year for her work in two Star Wars productions. She did motion capture for the character of Ahsoka Tano in the series finale of The Clone Wars and she doubled for Emily Swallow’s the Armorer in the season one finale of The Mandalorian.
A year ago, when Giancarlo Esposito’s Moff Gideon emerged from a wrecked Tie Fighter wielding the Darksaber in the end-credits stinger to season one of The Mandalorian, it was a signal to the audience that season two would tie more directly to established Star Wars canon than initially expected. Fast forward to the end of season two and it’s safe to say no one was prepared for just how extensive those ties would be.
In a season full of cameos and call backs to every installment of the franchise’s four-decade history — from the return of Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett to the live action debuts of Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan and Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano — The Mandalorian season two proved to be as integral a part of the Skywalker Saga as each of the episodes released in theaters since 1977. None more so than the events of the second season finale, titled “The Rescue.” Spoilers for The Mandalorian season two finale from here on out.Continue reading “What the Season 2 Finale Means for the Future of ‘The Mandalorian’”
To prepare for the second season of the anticipated Star Wars series on Disney+’s The Mandalorian, Mando Mondays has been announced for fans! The digital event, which kicked off today, revealed new products, digital content and books inspired by the series.Star Wars Mandalorian Collection at BoxLunch! Continue reading “Mando Mondays Giving All ‘The Mandalorian’ Fix You’ll Need!”
We’re excited to have on TV writer, blogger, and Star Wars fan Arezou Amin on to discuss the long history of MENA people being excluded from Science Fiction and Fantasy media. Why are we constantly ousted from stories that were, in fact, inspired by works based on the Middle East and our culture? Where could we even find ourselves? We discuss Arezou’s project with Postcards from the Galaxy’s Edge featuring Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Star Wars fans, and what she and the podcast hoped to achieve with it. We also discuss various DCTV news, including the Legends of Tomorrow panel at DC FanDome and the future of Zari and Behrad Tarazi in Season 6, Supergirl ending with Season 6, and Caity Lotz’s bufoonish tweets, and the news that Alia Shawkat is creating and starring in a series based on her family’s Iraqi immigrant experience!
This past year has been a busy one for the Star Wars universe. Aside from the release of the final film of the Skywalker saga, The Rise of Skywalker, there has also been the beginning of the first live-action series, The Mandalorian, released last fall on Disney+, as well as the conclusion of the beloved animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, this past spring. For Lauren Mary Kim, a stunt actor who has been working in Hollywood for the past 16 years, she has been involved in the making of both of these Star Wars productions. Continue reading “Lauren Mary Kim on Developing and Performing Stunts for Two ‘Star Wars’ Productions”