Starbird Radio Ep. 36: Spoiling Rogue One

Starbird Radio Ep. 36: Spoiling Rogue One

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?  

Starbird Radio Ep. 33: Rogue One Trailer Analysis and The Finale of Marvel’s Darth Vader

Starbird Radio Ep. 33: Rogue One Trailer Analysis and The Finale of Marvel’s Darth Vader

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. 

Starbird Radio Ep. 32: Rebels Review Rundown - Thrawn’s Return, Maul’s Machinations and the Temptation of Ezra Bridger

Starbird Radio Ep. 32: Rebels Review Rundown - Thrawn’s Return, Maul’s Machinations and the Temptation of Ezra Bridger

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. 

Starbird Radio Ep. 31: Rogue One Trailer #2 Analysis, Darth Vader #24

Starbird Radio Ep. 31: Rogue One Trailer #2 Analysis, Darth Vader #24

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. 

Starbird Radio Ep. 29: Celebration, Celebration Part II - Ahsoka’s Untold Stories, Star Wars Games Panel and More News…

Starbird Radio Ep. 29: Celebration, Celebration Part II - Ahsoka’s Untold Stories, Star Wars Games Panel and More News…

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. 

Starbird Radio Ep. 28: Celebration, Celebration Part I - Rogue One BTS and the Future Films Panel

Starbird Radio Ep. 28: Celebration, Celebration Part I - Rogue One BTS and the Future Films Panel

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. 

Starbird Radio Ep. 27: Rogue One News and Han Solo #2

Starbird Radio Ep. 27: Rogue One News and Han Solo #2

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. 

Starbird Radio Ep. 26: Talkin’ Clone Wars and The Citadel Arc, EA Star Wars Reveals, and Han Solo #1

Starbird Radio Ep. 26: Talkin’ Clone Wars and The Citadel Arc, EA Star Wars Reveals, and Han Solo #1

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. 

Starbird Radio Ep. 25: Clone Wars - The Return of Darth Maul

Starbird Radio Ep. 25: Clone Wars - The Return of Darth Maul

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. 

Starbird Radio Ep. 24: Character in Focus - Princess Leia, Han Solo Casting, and Poe Dameron Comics Review

Starbird Radio Ep. 24: Character in Focus - Princess Leia, Han Solo Casting, and Poe Dameron Comics Review

In this episode of Starbird Radio, we look back at the fictional history of Princess Leia Organa - from her early years as Alderaanian Royalty to the rise of the Resistance - as well as her significance in real world pop culture. We also dig through some fresh Star Wars news: the casting of Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, the new slate of EA games, and much more. Lastly, we review the first two issue of Marvel's Poe Dameron on-going comic series. 

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Starbird Radio Ep. 23: Rogue One Trailer Analysis w/ Brian Kelly

Starbird Radio Ep. 23: Rogue One Trailer Analysis w/ Brian Kelly

On this episode of Starbird Radio, fresh from a new Rebel Base, Cory is joined by Brian Kelly to belatedly breakdown the trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. We examine each shot for all of the details you may have missed. We also briefly review the release of The Force Awakens Blu-Ray. 

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Starbird Radio Ep. 22: Spoiling Dark Disciple, Lightning Round Comics Reviews, and Star Wars News

Starbird Radio Ep. 22: Spoiling Dark Disciple, Lightning Round Comics Reviews, and Star Wars News

With the premature end of Star Wars: The Clone Wars many fans were left wanting for resolutions to some of their favorite character arcs. While Ahsoka, Rex, and even Maul have been able to continue into Rebels, Asajj Ventress and Quinlan Vos were left in the past. Dark Disciple is a story of passion, romance, adventure, and redemption featuring two of the most dynamic and interesting characters from the prequel era. Cory spoils the whole book and delivers some of his thoughts about this TV script turned novel. He also analyzes some of the recent news from a galaxy far, far away and reviews several Marvel Comics - Star Wars, Darth Vader, Obi-Wan and Anakin, and Kanan - in a lightning round. 

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Starbird Radio Ep. 21: The State of Star Wars Board Games, Force Awakens Blu-Ray, and Rebels Review

Starbird Radio Ep. 21: The State of Star Wars Board Games, Force Awakens Blu-Ray, and Rebels Review

Things are finally getting back into normal at Starbird Radio. In this episode, we break down the many amazing bonus features on the Force Awakens Blu-Ray, review "Shroud of Darkness", the stunning new installment of Rebels, and celebrate Fantasy Flight's immersive collection of Star Wars Board Games. 

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Starbird Radio EXTRA CREDITS: Getting Rebellious with Star Wars Rebels

Starbird Radio EXTRA CREDITS: Getting Rebellious with Star Wars Rebels

In this bonus episode of Starbird Radio, Cory breaks down the second half of Rebels season two so far; from Princess Leia's subterfuge to the return of the Mandalorians to a father-daughter conflict like no other. We also briefly discuss the Episode VIII casting news involving Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran. 

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Starbird Radio Ep. 20: Lost Stars **Spoiler** Review featuring Alex Chellburg

Starbird Radio Ep. 20: Lost Stars **Spoiler** Review featuring Alex Chellburg

As if Cory hasn't heaped enough praise onto Claudia Grey's reconstructionist Imperial love story "Star Wars: Lost Stars", he has invited Alex Chellburg onto the show to do more of the same. In Episode Twenty of Starbird Radio, Cory and Alex discuss the novel's impact on the Star Wars' timeline, the psychology of its complex characters, as well as the execution its intense romance. There's a reason that we've called it the best Star Wars novel ever written. Beware, there be spoilers afloat...

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Starbird Radio Ep. 19 - Character in Focus: Luke Skywalker, Battlefront DLC News, Star Wars: Bloodlines

Starbird Radio Ep. 19 - Character in Focus: Luke Skywalker, Battlefront DLC News, Star Wars: Bloodlines

In the nineteenth episode of Starbird Radio, we begin an ongoing series where we will analyze the thematic and cultural impact of Star Wars characters on both the real world and a galaxy far, far away. It only seemed right to start with the best bush pilot in the Outer Rim, the hero of the Rebellion, the last Jedi Master: Luke Skywalker. We discuss his origins on Tatooine, his political and personal heroism, and his pop cultural legacy. In news, we investigate the newly announced Battlefront DLC and ponder the excerpt from Claudia Grey's upcoming "Star Wars: New Republic Bloodlines". 

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