Episode 17: Keep Spinning You Goofy Death Star

Episode 17: Keep Spinning You Goofy Death Star

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On this, the 17th episode of News of the Galaxy podcast, the dudes finally get some diversity on their podcast by bringing on the wonderful Elna Diez to school these chuckle nuts on their Star Wars knowledge, Nick tries to solve all of science, Connor comes down with a podcast crippling illness called "stupid tongue", Jody weighs in on the raging controversy of Porg-gate, Nick starts living the dream, Connor's bits start to get old, and Jody summons a pickle. All that and much much more on the first episode of News of the Galaxy podcast with four people.

This episode was recorded on 9/26/17.

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Episode 16: Porg One Out For Palpatine

Episode 16: Porg One Out For Palpatine

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On this 16th episode of News of the Galaxy podcast Nick, Jody, and Connor talk about the new(ish) Rebels season 4 trailer, Connor gets a red card, Nick, well, I can't really remember what Nick did this episode sooo, Jody shows us all the stuff we don't have enough money to buy, Connor tells tales of giant porgs, Jody creates a strange time travel theory about Connor and a Target, and Nick makes some sick burns. All that and more on your Favorite Star Wars podcast that are looking to make a TV show called 3 men in a basement.

This episode was recorded on 9/6/17.

Show Notes:
  • Starting Question:
    • What movie would like to see but Star Wars style like Die Hard but on a star destroyer?
  • News:
  • Toy Report:
  • The Asteroid Field:
    • What do we want to see in the Obi-Wan movie.

Episode 15: What Did Nick Do This Time

Episode 15: What Did Nick Do This Time

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On this 15th episode of News of the Galaxy podcast Nick, Jody, and Connor talk everything from last Jedi behind the scenes reels to a Jabba snack bowl. Nick buys a flipping house, jody, umm... well really Nick buying that house was the biggest thing that happened in the episode. Connor made some jokes I guess. They talked about Thrawn, Nick talk about the old republic like always. Oh that's right they had a listener write in and tell them about a hot girl they meet at a library. Yep another episode of News of the Galaxy podcast.

This episode was recorded on 8/16/17.

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Episode 14: Not Your Daddys Podcast

Episode 14: Not Your Daddys Podcast

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On this 14th episode of News of the Galaxy podcast the gang get down to business and talk all things Star Wars. Nick talks impactful deaths, takes old Palpatine down a notch, and whatever else he does. Connor complains about his comic books, praises the great Guillermo Del Toro, and almost dies crushed by a stack of old DVDs. Jody loves his coffee cups, one up the others again in collecting, and drools over San Diego comic-con exclusives. You get all that and more plus stay for the bloopers at the end because Nick messes with Jody and Connor good. Also Connors mic was a little off the whole episode because we were trying something new, it will be fixed for next episode.

This episode was recorded on 6/28/17.

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Episode 13: Lets Rip It A New One

Episode 13: Lets Rip It A New One

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On this episode of News of the Galaxy we talk about Battlefront 2 news and Connor gets excited about it and Nick and Jody hate it, we get another letter telling Nick and Jody there great, Nick takes sides, Jody talks UK toys, Connor yells at people, Nick puts a ring on it, Jody scares some people, and Connor drinks a crap load of soda. All that and more on this episode of your favorite podcast that can tell you every cantina patrons backstory but has no idea who Nicki Minaj is. Yep, that’s News of the Galaxy for you.


This episode was recorded on 6/8/17.



Show Notes:

- Starting Question:
- Does C-3PO follow the 3 laws of robotics?

- News:
- Lego Freemakers are back: starwars.com
- Battlefront 2: gamespot.com
- The emo in Adam Driver: geeksofdoom.com
- The dark side of fandom: rebelscum.com
- Carrie fisher in 9?: sciencefiction.com
- Rebel Force Radio documentary: rebelforceradio.com

- Toy Report:
- UK Star Wars package: rebelscum.com
- New Disney toys: rebelscum.com
- Stormtrooper Porcelain Pattern Version: sideshowtoy.com
- Leaked Lego figures (!Possible Spoilers!): (nick put pic here) Funko Vader: nerdist.com

- The Asteroid Field:
- Episode one C.G. Yoda Vs. Puppet Yoda, which one is better.

- Palpatine's Tip of the Week:
- Palpatine Rick Rolls us.

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Episode 12: Gorgonzola King of the Monsters

Episode 12: Gorgonzola King of the Monsters

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On this episode of News of the Galaxy we talk about how Connor says Godzilla, Jody takes on the whole internet, our guest pretends to be Nick, Connor talks the big talk, Jody comes up with the starting question, and our guest remembers most of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon theme. Jody’s mic was buzzing for most of the episode so sorry for the audio problems.

Guest: David "SanchoPanda": @SanchoPandaVTW

This episode was recorded on 5/25/17.

Show Notes:

- Starting Question:
- What background character from the original trilogy would you like to see made into an anthology movie?

- News:
- Happy 40th Star Wars: starwars.com
- Kylo is born: latimes.com
- The Last Jedi pictures: vanityfair.com
- George Lucas turns 75: rebelscum.com
- Looking at the movie release calendar: firstshowing.net : movieinsider.com
- New comic book: starwars.com
- More new comics: starwars.com

- Toy Report:
- Hasbro overtakes Mattel: news.abs-cbn.com
- New Lego Star Wars: rebelscum.com rebelscum.com
- Princess Liea Gentle Giant Mini Bust Pre-order: entertainmentearth.com
- Gentle Giant Shoretrooper Statue: entertainmentearth.com

- The Asteroid Field:
- Do you want to see old Lando in episode 8 or 9 and if so how would he show up.

- Palpatine’s Tip of the Week:
- Palpatine is on brake because of Star Wars’ birthday.

Episode 11: Starring Nick

Episode 11: Starring Nick

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On this episode of News of the Galaxy we talk about Jody’s time at Celebration, Connor turns in to a fast talking Star Wars salesman, Jody challenges Connor about the starting question, Nick gets a new mic, Connor talks Star Wars trailers, and all three of them get super existed about their first letter from a listener and then that lister lets down two of them. You are going to want to tune in for this fast episode of News of the Galaxy podcast because of the number of spit takes that almost happen.

This episode was recorded on 4/30/17.

Show Notes:

- Starting Question:
- Who is the next Fett after Jango and Boba Fett, what is his name, and what does he do (what is his job)?

- News:
- Starwars.com wins: starwars.com
- Episode 9 release date: starwars.com
- Star Wars force for change: starwars.com
- Star Wars Battlefront 2: ea.com
- Star Wars The Last Jedi: youtube.com
- Star Wars Rebels Season 4: slashfilm.com
- Star Wars Rebels trailer: youtube.com
- Oscar Isaac is a dad: eonline.com

- Toy Report:
- Vote on Hasbro figures: starwars.com
- Funko Pops: funko.com
- Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles: screencrush.com
- Sunglasses: amazon.com
- Star Wars itty bittys: jedinews.co.uk

- The Asteroid Field:
- What Star Wars TV shows will Lucas Film make next?

- Palpatine’s Tip of the Week:
- Best part: Palpatine is super afraid of a bunch of spiders.

Episode 10: Palpatine's Sip of the Week

Episode 10: Palpatine's Sip of the Week

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On this episode of News of the Galaxy, Connor Nick and Jody get pumped for Star Wars Celebration, Connor chews out Palpatine, Nick goes shopping during the podcast, Jody talks Lego, Connor talks about a season 4 of Rebels, Nick yells cut, Jody throws a penny on to Connors mind train, and George Lucas complains about Best Buy. All that and much much more on this 10th episode of the podcast the brings you 50% Star Wars, 20% comedy, 16% Yelling at Nick about things, 10% nonsense, 4% sound affects, and 100% nerd.

This episode was recorded on 3/30/17.

Show Notes:

- Starting Question:
- What was Yoda doing on Dagobah all those years?

- News:
- Michael Kenneth Williams: starwars.com
- Rouge One Comic Book: fansided.com
- Rebels Season 4: starwars.com
- Netflix to keep Clone Wars
- Star Wars Celebration Orlando: jedinews.co.uk
- New Vader Comic: starwars.com
- Battlefront 2: starwars.ea.com
- George Lucas Donating: msn.com

- Toy Report:
- Lego Figures: starwarstoynews.com
- Thrawn Novel: unboundworlds.com
- Rogue One Japanese Box Set: news.toyark.com
- The Old Republic Game Box: ebay.ie
- Kotobukiya Droids: rebelscum.com
- Lego Summer 2017: darth-vader-transformation, speeder-bike

- The Asteroid Field:
- What is your favorite Star Wars videos or movies that are not done by the people who make Star Wars?
- Connor: Fanboys
- Nick: SWTOR History
- Jody: Robot Chicken: Star Wars

- Palpatine’s Tip of the Week:
- Best part: Palpatine makes an execute order 69 joke and Connor yells at him for it.

Episode 9: 2 Solo’s 1 Cup

Episode 9: 2 Solo’s 1 Cup

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On this Crazy episode of the cast you have learned to love we talk about all things Star Wars in this XL episode. We also have a new co-host (Jody) and we are happy to have him. Also this episode is episode 9 because episode 8 was recorded and then lost in the editing stage. We have got so much Star Wars in this episode that you may just go supernova. Enjoy.

This episode was recorded on 3/2/17.

Show Notes:

- Starting Question:
- In Rouge One what else can Saw Gerrera suit thing do?

- News:
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: starwars.com
- Han First Shot. Red Cup: theforce.net
- Rouge One box-office gross: boxofficemojo.com
- Woodley Harrison to star in Han Solo standalone movie: starwars.com
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Leaving Netflix: comicbook.com
- Daisy being asked about the last Jedi: slashfilm.com
- Josh Gab asks The last Jedi questions (Part 1,3,and 4): etonline.com
- New Marvel Star Wars comic crossover: starwars.com
- Mark Hamill Defends the prequels: dorksideoftheforce.com
- Felicity Jones and others at Celebration: starwars.com
- Jimmy Vee is the new R2-D2: hollywoodreporter.com
- Harrison Ford Vs. Planes: washingtonpost.com
- Everything that has been brought back to the canon: io9.gizmodo.com
- Rouge One on blue-ray and DVD: starwars.com
- Rouge One at the Oscars: oscar.go.com
- Is E.T. a Jedi: movieweb.com

- Toy Report:
- New Hasbro Rouge One figures: flickeringmyth.com
- Disney’s Star Wars Land: ew.com
- Kotobukiya’s K-2S0 figure: rebelscum.com
- Gentle Giant Finn Bust: rebelscum.com
- Gentle Giant Jyn Erso Mini Bust: gentlegiantltd.com
- Gentle Giant Shoretrooper Mini Bust: gentlegiantltd.com
- 2017 Force Friday: starwars.com
- Star Wars: Aftermath: Empires End: starwars.com
- Inferno Squad book: starwars.com
- 40th anniversary Hasbro toys: starwars.com
- New York Toy Fair: makingstarwars.net
- Rebels smugglers bounty: rebelscum.com
- Star Wars Lip Smackers (Lip Balm): refinery29.com

- The Asteroid Field:
- What other Standalone Star Wars movies do you want to see?

- Palpatine’s Tip of the Week:
- “When getting Star Wars Lego, always keep the box and instructions so if it breaks you can rebuild it.”

Episode 7: Looking For Love In Alderaan Places

Episode 7: Looking For Love In Alderaan Places

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One this crazy episode of News of the Galaxy we talk all things Rouge One. We go over all the good things and bad plus our favorite characters and parts. In this short but still cool episode Connor, Nick, and friend of the show Jody talk about all the places you can follow us, Darth Vader being a badass, Connor talks about his take on a Chewbacca standalone movie, Nick gets picked on for not seeing Rebels, and Jody gives us some info on getting the girls. All that and more on this Rouge One full podcast of the only podcast to forget its own tag line, News of the Galaxy. This episode is dedicated to Carrie Fisher.

This episode was recorded on 1/5/17.

Show Notes:

- Our Guest:
- Jody Plank: @TheTrooperVault

- Princess Leia: change.org

Episode 6: The Emperor’s New Robes

Episode 6: The Emperor’s New Robes

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In this episode of your favorite (we hope) Star Wars podcast, Connor and, filling in for Nick this week, Bryan talk about what they what to see in Rouge One, old Palpatine pulls one on us again, and of course the usual shenanigans but this week they have Mick Mann from Channel Star Wars on to give the episode a little class.

This episode was recorded on 12/10/16.

Show Notes:

- Our Guest:
- Mike Mann: @FromTheMonkey

- Starting Question:
- What are some other rooms on the death star that we did not see?

- News:
- Get tickets for Rouge One
- The Princess Diarist: amazon.com/Princess Diarist
- The Ghost cameo: makingstarwars.net/Star Wars Rebels
- Zack Snider’s “project”: youtube.com
- Heart-warming ad: huffingtonpost.com/Rogue One

- Toy Report:
- Chirrut Imwe: sideshsowtoy.com/collectibles
- Star Wars Drones: cnn.com/Star Wars
- Battlefront Update: starwars.com/battlefront
- Death Trooper Helmet: anovos.com/Death Trooper

- The Asteroid Field:
- Our Rouge One predictions

- Palpatine’s Tip of the Week:
- Connor Said “Watch out for Frbies!”

Episode 5: Finger-Licking Good

Episode 5: Finger-Licking Good

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On this episode of News of the Galaxy, your co-hosts, Connor and Nick talk to friend of the show, Jody Plank who is part of the Ewok Building Club. In this episode we talk about Rouge One trailers, Nike talks and talks and talks about The Old Republic, Palpatine insults Nick, a lone Furbacca plots against Connor, and Jody teaches Nick a lesson. All that and more in this Star Wars full episode of News of the Galaxy.

This episode was recorded on 10/27/16.

Show Notes:

- Our Guest:
- Jody Plank: @TheTrooperVault

- Starting Question:
- What would a Stormtrooper go as for Halloween?

- News:
- Trump thing: huffingtonpost.com/Carrie Fisher
- Doctor Aphra: starwars.com/Doctor Aphra
- Ahsoka book: starwars.com/Ahsoka
- S.W. Commander: starwars.com/Star Wars Commander
- Rouge One Posters: starwars.com/Rogue One Posters
- Donald Glover: starwars.com/Donald-Glover
- Rouge One poster: starwars.com/poster
- Rouge One trailer: youtube.com

- Toy Report:
- Han Solo life-sized: sideshowtoy.com
- The Old Republic: youtube.com
- Star Wars costume: huffingtonpost.com/Halloween
- Home-made ship: huffingtonpost.com/Millennium-Falcon
- Furbacca: amazon.com/Furbacca
- Star Wars VR: starwars.com/Playstation-VR

- The Asteroid Field:
- How will Rouge One be different than the main line story movies. Is this a opportunity for Disney to tell Star Wars stories in other film genres? (Text crawl or no, sayings like I have a bad felling about this or other Star Wars tropes).

- Palpatine’s Tip of the Week:
- Best part: Palpatine told Nick to step in front of a bull dowser. Nick said that that was called assault. Then Palpatine told Nick that by the time he was done it would be called asphalt.

Episode 4: C-(MP)3PO

Episode 4: C-(MP)3PO

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On this episode of News of the Galaxy Connor and Nick invite on there first guest, Bryan! With Bryan we joke about Connor’s force Friday, do Harrison Ford impressions, Connor forgets the drinking age, and Nick takes one for the team. All that and more in this episode of News of the Galaxy. Plus we have a give away on this episode of an awesome Rouge One poster, all you have to do is email us and tell us what a fun Star Wars title for a upcoming episode of this podcast!

This episode was recorded on 10/8/16.

Show Notes:

- Our Guest: - Bryan Walthall

- Starting Question:
- What would a title of a standalone movie be for any now legends character?

- Toy Report:
- Force Friday experiences
- New Star Wars Books: starwars.com
- Video contest: starwars.com/Contest
- NYCC: ign.com/NYCC
- Action Figures: nerdist.com/Figures

- The Asteroid Field:
- How much is too much? When will there be oversaturation in Star Wars movies, comics, books, and TV? Will the clone wars and rebels series eventually make all legends stuff real?

- Palpatine’s Tip of the Week: - Best Part:

Episode 3: A Bucket of Awesomeness

Episode 3: A Bucket of Awesomeness

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On this episode of News of the Galaxy your lovable hosts Connor and Nick talk about combing Chewbacca, the upcoming force Friday, Connor almost burns his house down, Palpatine stops by, George Lucas has a therapy session with us, Nick talks about his “Great stormtrooper off-road adventure up Kansas way”.  All that and much more on this fun and crazy episode of the only Star Wars podcast that will make you laugh, cry, and kiss your time with you family goodbye.

This Episode was recorded on 9/3/16.

Show Notes:

- Starting Question:
- If you combed Chewbacca what would you find?

- Toy Report:
- New Star Wars toys: Amazon.com
- Rouge One Products: starwars.com/Rogue One
- Star Wars toys: nukethefridge.com/Star Wars
- Black series: makingstarwars.net/Black Series
- Target commercial: youtube.com

- The Asteroid Field:
- 3D collectors audition: starwars.com/Force Awakens
- Rebels season 2: amazon.com/Star Wars Rebels

- Lando’s/Palpatine’s Tip of the Week:
- Best Part: Palpatine takes Lando’s job and tells us to think about resale value.

Episode 2: Starting Fires

Episode 2: Starting Fires

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On this long episode of News of the galaxy, Connor and Nick struggle to get Skype to work so sorry for the audio issues but it is a great episode all the same. On this episode Connor play with his new sound board, Nick thinks about saying “(Star Wars) Insider, I hardly know her”, Connor and Nick talk Star Wars Celebration London, the new trailer gets dissected, and one Mr. Annie(?)Vader tells us how he really fells. All that and more on this episode of New of the Galaxy that will make you fell like a kid again. This episode is dedicated to Kenny Baker.

This episode was recorded on 8/15/16.

- Show Notes:

- Starting Question:
- This year the Belgium prop builders made a life-sized tie fighter for celebration what will they make for next year?

- Star Wars Celebration:
- We talk Star Wars Celebration London and Connor experience and the other panels there. Find all the videos of the Celebration live stream on YouTube here: youtube.com

- Lando’s Tip of the Week:
- Best Part: Lando talks about how his cape shrank in the wash.

Episode 1: Captain Kirk is a Dirty Word

Episode 1: Captain Kirk is a Dirty Word

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This is the first episode of News of the Galaxy. On this episode your soon to be favorite host of New of the Galaxy, Connor and Nick talk about fake action figures, the new Funko Pops, and Lando “Tips us off” about the soup can bombs in our house. Hear how all that and more as we feed you your first dose of News of the Galaxy ear candy.

This episode was recorded sometime around 7/30/16.

Show Notes

- Starting Question:
- If Darth Vader had an inspirational poster what would it say?

- Toy Report:
- New Funko Pops: starwars.com/Funko-Pop
- The new Hasbro Figures: comicsalliance.com/Hasbro

- The Asteroid Field:
- Star Wars Perfumes: lifestyleperfumes.eu

- Lando’s Tip of the Week:
- Best Part: Lando talks about all his past starships.