The Bad Motivators: A Malfunctioning Star Wars Podcast

17
Oct

Ep. 87: We Dig Wendig

Jon Favreau shares photos from the set of The Mandalorian, Chuck Wendig gets the axe from Marvel, and more! Here's what happens:

  • Both Dallas and Eric had birthdays this past week, so Who Got What? is a deluge of toy goodness. Happy birthday to those turds.
  • The Star Wars Holiday Special lends some design choices to The Mandalorian? It's neat.
  • Who wants to make some ice cream?
  • Marvel Comics cans Chuck Wendig over a Twitter dustup. Was the decision justifiable? How will this decision impact the future for other creatives?
  • Dallas' Whatever Clone Wars Thing continues to explore the shenanigans of Maul.
  • That's Metal! shows how getting to and from school should really go.
  • Listener voicemails and emails, including new contributors from around the world!
  • I know you're gonna assume the outro song will be Fox on the Run by Sweet, but it's not. Do you know the title and who it's by?
  • There's a sale on Eric's Bandcamp page through the month of October. Buy the Rogue Won: A Star Wars Podcast for Winners EP for $3 and get a download code for Eric's Subliminal Intent FOR FREE!

 

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

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Luke Cruser: @lukecruser
Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

 

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10
Oct

Ep. 86: Favreau Goes Co-Mando

Jon Favreau opens up about his upcoming live action show, Star Wars Resistance debuts, and there's a bunch of new gear coming! Here's what happens:

  • Who Got What? gets a new theme thanks to Robbo!
  • Be on the lookout for new Motivator Merch!
  • Luke sizzles an upcoming It Came from the EU Halloween special.
  • Evan DeChellis (@EDeChellis25) has released his book, The Scalp Beast! You can get a physical and/or digital copy of your very own by clicking here.
  • Jon Favreau's live action show gets a name! The Mandalorian sounds like it will be amazing.
  • Some toy and book/comic updates from NYCC 2018!
  • Star Wars Resistance comes out swinging with 3 episodes on day 1, with the first episode being a double. Did we dig it? Did you?
  • Listener emails and voicemails, and an admission that we've already failed to do a better job of checking the show's Twitter account DMs. Hey, at least we're honest.

 

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivators
Luke Cruser: @lukecruser
Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

 

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3
Oct

Ep. 85: One Flew Over the Enfys Nest

A new Resistance trailer, Solo special features, Kathleen Kennedy gets a three year contract extension, and more! Here's what happens:

  • Who Got What? gets out of hand.
  • That's Metal comes out swinging.
  • Kathleen Kennedy gets a three year contract extension. Score! We thought we heard something else was supposed to happen with her employment. Weird.
  • The "lost" The Empire Strikes Back documentary by Michel Parbot from 1980 is on YouTube! Check it out here.
  • Star Wars: Resistance news. Also, how can a voice actor be so clueless to how the internet works?
  • Jon Favreau's live-action series set news! Check it out at MakingStarWars.net.
  • The Solo: A Star Wars Story bonus features are pretty good.
  • Erin Kellyman talks playing Enfys Nest on starwars.com.
  • Sal Perales and family will appear in Our Star Wars Stories on the Star Wars social media channels (YouTube, Twitter and Facebook). Check the trailer out at theroguerebels.com!
  • Dallas' Whatever Clone Wars Thing gets into Spider Maul!
  • Listener emails and voicemails. Some good stuff!

 

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivators
Luke Cruser: @lukecruser
Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

 

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26
Sep

Ep. 84: Tears, Fears and Lincoln Beards

We talk Gary Kurtz, Bob Iger talks Star Wars, and there's a new issue of the Vader comic! Here's what happens:

  • Star Wars Spelt Out goes at it Motivator-style. Alright, alright, alright.
  • Who Got What? really worked out for Eric this week. Luke scores some hard-to-find Black Series figures. Dallas hangs out with cool people.
  • Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz passed away at age 78. Check out some stories about his relationship with George Lucas and his role in Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back. It's a scene, man.
  • Bob Iger was interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter, and he talked about Disney's streaming service, his role in the underperformance of Solo: A Star Wars Story, and a slowdown in Star Wars releases.
  • Issue #21 of Darth Vader takes us to Mustafar for the design of Casa Vader. That guy is angry.
  • What version of Solo: A Star Wars Story will you get? Will streaming ever fully replace physical media or direct file ownership?
  • Listener emails and voicemails, including a message sent to our Twitter account that SOMEBODY didn't keep up on. Hey, better late than never, right?

 

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivators
Luke Cruser: @lukecruser
Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

 

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19
Sep

Ep. 83: The Secret of NIMH and Other Star Wars Things

Solo: A Star Wars Story is available for streaming, Luke is back, and Jon Kasdan shares some "Solo factoids and tid-bits" with the fans. Here's what happens:

  • We're glad to have Luke back. He's no Clare, but he's our silver medal.
  • In Who Got What? we find out that Eric buys two of everything and still doesn't share with his kids. Luke continues his Goodwill streak, and Dallas finds Black Series heaven.
  • Jon Kasdan's "52 Useless Solo Factoids and Tid-Bits for Anyone Who's Interested" had some pretty cool information in it. Don't worry, we don't read the entire list to you.
  • Phil Lord and Chris Miller brought some really good ideas to the table.
  • Enfys Nest seems to be a favorite all around. Erin Kellyman rocked it.
  • Will there ever be a Solo sequel?
  • I want my 2 dollars!
  • You know what's cool? The Secret of N.I.M.H. is cool.
  • Listener emails!

 

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivators
Luke Cruser: @lukecruser
Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

 

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12
Sep

Ep. 82: It Turns Out That Luke Has Two Daughters

We get a little help talking about the Han Solo home release, Ray Park being awesome and more. Here's what happens:

  • Congratulations to Luke and his family for their newest member, Lily Rose!
  • Clare (@cstribs) of The Imperial Senate Podcast stops by to help us talk about this week's news and also to gush over how great Ray Park is.
  • A new theme for Who Got What? makes its debut (sorta)!
  • A deleted scene from the upcoming home release of Solo: A Star Wars Story showed up on USA Today. It's neat.
  • Is the overall lighting of the Solo movie too dark?
  • Ray Park's interview in Forbes tells us that we missed a clue that he would be in Solo?
  • People are calling Ray Park fat. That is ridiculous.
  • Kathleen Kennedy rules.
  • What are the "must-do" things to hit while in Chicago for Celebration? Clare fills us in.
  • That's Metal features Eric telling someone how it is while playing guitar in the middle of a show. Check it out here. Go to the 1:40 mark to see it unfold.
  • Dallas' Whatever Clone Wars Thing somehow leads to a discussion about an Iron Maiden song.
  • Listener emails and voicemails, featuring some mild trolling. You're on notice!

 

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivators
Luke Cruser: @lukecruser
Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

 

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5
Sep

Ep. 81: We Ruin the Novel “Thrawn: Alliances” with Robbo

We dissect the novel Thrawn: Alliances and discuss purchasing habits! Here's what happens:

  • Robbo (@GC9X) of Hardcore Gaming 101, The Wookiee Genome Project, Steele Wars, and Blue Harvest fame stops in to help us dive into Thrawn: Alliances. He's got some great insight.
  • In a show of where his loyalties lie, Eric answers a phone call from Steele Saunders during the show and makes the guys wait on him.
  • Who Got What? just might have found a theme song! We get into the quality of the 3.75" figures and ships.
  • Kohl's business model makes everything seem like a great deal.
  • Does C-3PO have a baby?
  • Weekend at Bernie's in space. Why even walk?
  • Clare from The Imperial Senate podcast asks us about decorating our homes with Star Wars gear, and King Tom says battle damage stickers may be for chumps.

 

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivators
Luke Cruser: @lukecruser
Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

 

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29
Aug

Ep. 80: Droid of Destiny

Episode IX pictures, plus casting news! Here's what happens:

  • In Who Got What? we find out that the 6" Black Series Enfys Nest will not be denied.
  • For the firemen!
  • The Sun published some pictures of Episode IX filming on location. It looks really cool. The story that goes along with it gets a bit sketchy though.
  • Dominic Monaghan is joining the cast of Episode IX.
  • Kelly Marie Tran addresses her leaving Instagram in a NY Times article. It's an eye-opener. We find out her real name is Loan.
  • Hayden Christensen offers some advice on dealing with the negative side of fandom in an ET Canada interview.
  • Issue #20 of the Darth Vader comic is pretty brutal.
  • A snippet of a Thröw the Hörns rehearsal in That's Metal.
  • The production values of this week's It Came from the EU have set the bar pretty high.
  • Somehow a bit slips through in listener emails and voicemails.

 

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivators
Luke Cruser: @lukecruser
Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

 

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22
Aug

Ep. 79: The McDonald’s of Podcasting

We finally get a look at Star Wars Resistance! The novelization of Solo: A Star Wars Story will feature some new material. What? Here's what happens:

  • Numbers!
  • Comics, Enfys Nest and more in Who Got What?
  • A trailer for Star Wars Resistance was released. We discuss the imagery and the potential stories as much as you can over a 60 second clip. Check out our friend Jason Ward at makingstarwars.net for a seriously in-depth look into the trailer!
  • The novelization for Solo: A Star Wars Story is on the way. Check out an excerpt at starwars.com.
  • Luke has a new segment called It Came from the EU that you're gonna love.
  • The clones are people too. Find out more in Dallas' Whatever Clone Wars Thing.
  • That's Metal delivers the goods.
  • Listener emails and voicemails!

 

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivators
Luke Cruser: @lukecruser
Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

 

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15
Aug

Ep. 78: Never Hire a Sith to Babysit

Eric and fam come to the faraway land known as Indiana:

  • Pool parties, they're the best. Its a Cruser and Strothers partial Bad Motivication!
  • Who Got What? Dallas wins...this round.
  • Jeremy Bulloch announces his retirement from the con circuit, which naturally leads to a full on Mando discussion and the lineage of the Fetts. (Dallas doesn't quite understand what "Clone" means).
  • Vader: Issue 19: Vader's Fortress Part 1 discussion. 
  • Click bait sites are at it again. They are "reporting" that Lucasfilm is going to split episode 9 into two parts. We call shenanigans. 
  • Twilight crept it's way into the conversation more than once, we're still not sure how that happened. 
  • Listener voicemails

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Babyor wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivators
Luke Cruser: @lukecruser
Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

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