Episode 214: Simon Pegg MCM Panel

Here is the full Simon Pegg panel from MCM London.

Simon discusses The Dark Crystal, Star Trek, Star Wars, the Cornetto trilogy, Ready Player One and, Spaced.

Simon Pegg is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He came to public prominence in the UK as the co-creator of the Channel 4 sitcom Spaced, directed by Edgar Wright. He went on to co-write and star in the Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy: Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World’s End (2013). He and Nick Frost wrote and starred in the sci-fi film Paul (2011).



Big blue box podcast discuss LFCC

In a semi-collaboration, we teamed up with the big blue box podcast to cover London Film and Comic Con.

On the latest exciting instalment of their podcast, Garry and Adam discuss the highs and lows of this summer’s LFCC.

The duo also discuss the Doctor Who story, Snakedance.

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Spoiler-free Review-Rogue One: A Star Wars story

Check out my initial reactions to watching Rogue One and what I thought overall! [NO SPOILERS]

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Episode 161:Star Wars:Rebels press conference

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend the Star Wars:Rebels series 3 press con, at Star Wars celebration. In attendance were Dave Filoni, Sam Witwer and, Tiyer Sircar.

Thrawn is discussed, Tom Baker is radiant.

Star Wars Rebels is a 3D CGI animated television series produced by Lucasfilm Animation.

With its story beginning fourteen years after Revenge of the Sith and five years before A New Hope, Rebelstakes place during an era when the Galactic Empireis securing its grip on the galaxy. Imperial forces are hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights while a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking form. The visual style of Star Wars Rebels is inspired by the original Star Wars trilogy concept art by Ralph McQuarrie.

The podcast can be accessed via different places, including Audioboom, Tunein, Miro, Stiticher, Blubrry, Player fm and Itunes.

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Episode 150:Gwen Stephanie Awakens

In which two mates get drunk on rum and discuss Star Wars:The Force Awakens. They also touch upon the death of Lemmy (RIP) and the disapointing Doctor Who Christmas special, The husbands of River Song.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (also known as Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens) is a 2015  epic space opera film produced, co-written and directed by J. J. Abrams.

It is the first installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy and the seventh installment of the main Star Wars film franchise, following Return of the Jedi (1983).

The film stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Max von Sydow.

The Husbands of River Song is an episode of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. First broadcast on BBC One on 25 December 2015, it is the eleventh Christmas special since the show’s revival in 2005. It is written by Steven Moffat and directed by Douglas Mackinnon.

The podcast can be accessed via different places, including Audioboom, Tunein, Miro, Stiticher, Blubrry, Player fm and Itunes.

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Gerrod – @Nerdthro_P

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Peter Cushing to star in Rogue One?

Now, I hate referencing the daily mail. But according to them, director Gareth Edwards and Lucasfilm might be digitally resurrecting Peter Cushing for Rogue One. Peter Cushing originally played Grand Moff Tarkin, in Star Wars:A New Hope.

Rogue One revolves around the heist of the Death Star plans for the Rebel Alliance.

Tarkin was a high-ranking officer, whom played a pivotal part in the construction of the Death Star. He was also the only person on board that could mouth-off to Darth Vader. So it does make sense to include him.

The report states that Peter Cushing would be brought back to life via mo-cap technology, so presumably we’ll have another actor, with Peter Cushing digitally pasted on top. Much like they did with Paul Walker in Fast and Furious 7.

A source said:

“This is one of the most complex and costly CGI re-creations ever. Cushing is a pivotal plot line as he was the one to create Darth Vader and there’s a whole back story that will come out.”

Obviously, this is a news story from The Daily Fail Mail, so take it with a pinch of salt.

I think it would be interesting to see Tarkin back on the big screen, Mo-Cap technology has come a long way in the past fifteen years. It won’t be long until every working actor submit’s a digital copy of themselves to a database.

Whilst they’re bringing back Peter Cushing, maybe we could finally get the third Dr.Who movie.

Leaked Lucasfilm picture confirms Spin-Off

Yesterday Lucasfilm announced there would be a Han Solo anthology movie, focusing on the adventures of the young scruffy looking nerf herder. Now, it seems that Lucasfilm’s other big Comic-Con announcement has leaked online. 

Now, the photo could be faked. But apparently someone working at San Diego comic con managed to snap this pic of LucasFilm’s full line-up.

The two interesting things here are the confirmation of the much rumoured Obi-Wan Kenobi solo film called Kenobi: The Balance of the Force and the Fett/Solo Anthology film. 
Like I said, it was announced that Han was getting his own movie. But now it looks like Fett will also appear. 

Like most people, I had my problems with the prequels. But Ewan McGregor was not one of them. It would be awesome so have him reprise his role. There’s certainly a story to tell. 

Josh Trank walks from Star Wars spin-off

Rumours were flying around after Josh Trank failed to appear at Star Wars celebration, at the panel he was meant to attend with the Rogue One director, Gareth Edwards. Trank’s people said he had the flu and was regrettably unable to attend. But it now seems there was more to that story. 

Disney/Lucasfilm have confirmed that Trank is no longer involved in the second Star Wars Anthology (that’s spin-off to us laymen’s).

The studio said:

“It was a privilege to collaborate with Josh. We are grateful for the energy and love of Star Wars that he brought to the process, and we wish him all the best”.

Personally, I was excited to see what Trank would bring to the Star Wars universe and I’m sad to see him leave. 

Trank added:

“After a year of having the incredible honour of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I’m making a personal decision to move forward on a different path. I’ve put a tremendous amount of thought into this, and I know deep down in my heart that I want to pursue some creative opportunities. That said, the Star Wars universe has always been one of my biggest influences, and I couldn’t be more excited to witness its future alongside my millions of fellow Star Wars fans. I want to thank my friends Kathleen Kennedy, Kiri Hart, Simon Kinberg, and everyone at Lucasfilm and Disney for the amazing opportunity to have been a part of this. May the Force be with you all.”

Lando Calrissian joins Star Wars:Rebels

It’s still unknown if Billy Dee Williams will be returning for Star Wars:The force awakens, personally I think they’re holding off using him until episode 8. He first appeared in the second of the original trilogy, it would be a nice touch to have him re-appear in the second of the new trilogy.

But if you can’t wait for your Lando fix, then good news. He will appear in the eleventh episode of Series 1. The episode is called “Idiot’s Array” and sees Zeb lose Chopper in a game of Sabacc to Lando Calrissian.

I can’t wait to see Lando back in action, Williams is now the third original trilogy star to reprise their role. James Earl Jones and Frank Oz have previously appeared as Darth Vader and Yoda respectively.