In this episode of Starbird Radio, Cory is joined by his sister Valerie to discuss and spoil Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Is Lucasfilm going back to the Death Star well one too many times? Are the characters developed fully or just enough to get us to buy comic books and novels? And how does the film stack up against the classic trilogy, the prequels, and the Force Awakens?
In this special bonus episode of Starbird Radio, Cory breaks down his feelings about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and does so miraculously without (many) spoilers.
Starbird Radio returns from its hiatus, just in time for Rogue One release week! In this episode, Cory expresses his thoughts on the lead-up to the first Star Wars Story spin-off, counts down some of his ideas for future films and reviews the Rogue One prequel novel, Catalyst, by James Luceno.
Just two weeks pass and more Star Wars news drops than we've seen in months! Cory is back in Starbird Central to break down every frame of the new Rogue One trailer, from the fleeting glimpses of a fallen Jedi to the desperation of Galen Urso. He also reviews issue 25 of Marvel's Darth Vader, the conclusion to an amazing series that reveals the intelligence and inner life of one of fiction's great monsters.
Did you miss us? Starbird Radio is back just in time to celebrate the start of Star Wars Rebels Season Three! In this episode, we examine "Steps Into Darkness" and "The Holocrons of Fate", which include the reintroduction of Grand Admiral Thrawn into canon, the mysterious plans of Maul, the mystical balance of the Bendu and the forgiveness of a master and his apprentice. It was one hell of a start to the season with wide ranging implications for the future of the Star Wars galaxy.
Jyn Urso and her rag-tag group of Rebel Scum have returned with a brand new peak at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Cory has sliced into the Empire's database to decode the whole thing for you and afterward, he reviews the penultimate chapter of Kieron Gillan's excellent run on Darth Vader.
Of all the news to come out of Star Wars Celebration, nothing loomed larger than Dave Filoni's announcement that Grand Admiral Thrawn would be returning. Who is Thrawn and why is he so important to fans of the EU? In this episode, Cory and BK examine that question and analyze the trailer for Star Wars Rebels Season Three.
In episode two of our Celebration convention coverage, Cory takes a look at all of the news coming from the farthest corners of the Star Wars Universe: publishing, comic books and video games. Afterwards, we take a look at the "Ahsoka's Untold Stories" panel, where Rebels producer Dave Filoni revealed a number of unfinished Clone Wars arcs that would have filled in the gaps in her exciting story.
Star Wars Celebration has closed its blast doors and its time to talk about all of the news that's come out of the event! In the first episode of our convention coverage, Cory and BK break down all the movie news, starting with the Rogue One panel and Behind-the-Scenes featurette. What did we learn about the spies who are going to steal the Death Star plans? They also discuss the "Future Films" closing ceremony with some updates from Rian Johnson about Episode VIII, as well as Lord and Miller about Han Solo.
It's been a huge week for Star Wars news with reveal-after-reveal about Rogue One dominating the news cycle. Cory and BK examine all of the biggest stories: from the list of released character descriptions to the return of Mon Mothma and the crossover potential of using TV characters in the films. They also open the pages of Han Solo #2 to see what happens next in the Dragon Void Run and how it helps to cement Chewbacca as one of the more interesting figures in modern Star Wars fiction.
In this episode of Starbird Radio, Cory and BK continue their excavation into The Clone Wars by watching the thrilling Citadel Arc. They discuss the dynamic between Anakin and Ahsoka, the colorful supporting cast, as well as the series' debate over the Jedi role of peacekeeper versus General. In the news, EA "announces" a slate of Star Wars games in a rather embarrassing fashion and Cory rants about the overreaction of the internet to Rogue One Reshoots. To cap it all off, the duo review the first issue of Marvel's Han Solo.
Brian Kelly saunters back into the Starbird Radio cantina having just had his first experience with The Clone Wars. Cory and Brian breakdown the Return of Darth Maul arc to determine whether or not it can make up for the lackluster Clone Wars theatrical release that originally turned Brian to the dark side. Is Maul's return plausible and it it effective? They also discuss the cancelation of Marvel's on-going Darth Vader series, as well as other bits of news.