The Bad Motivators: A Malfunctioning Star Wars Podcast

23
May

Ep. 66: Celebration in the Solo Homestretch

We're in the homestretch for Solo: A Star Wars Story! The internet is a landmine of potential spoilers. Here's what happens:

  • Luke got the coolest thing ever. Dallas got a bunch of stuff.
  • Star Wars Celebration 2019 is announced! Yes!
  • Solo is almost here! People have things to say online. Some people are mad. That's a new thing.
  • TMZ had a "story" about the rumored Obi-Wan movie. It seems a bit sketchy.
  • Listener emails and voicemails, featuring a rare appearance by our pal Phroosh!

 

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16
May

Ep. 65: Roseanne Isn’t the Only Barr That Sucks

The media blitz for Solo: A Star Wars Story continues. A new issue of the Darth Vader comic is here! Here's what happens:

  • Luke is smooth, I tell ya.
  • Eric vs. Sonic (the eatery, not the hedgehog). Cool vintage toys. Dallas scores some rad stuff.
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story is nearly upon us. The media embargo after the premiere has been lifted, so watch out!
  • A cool behind-the-scenes look at Solo. Harrison Ford surprises Alden Ehrenreich during an interview. Woody Harrelson says great things about Alden and the movie.
  • Some updates on the Jon Favreau-helmed live-action series.
  • Is an Obi-Wan movie in pre-production? Fantha Tracks has the scoop.
  • Darth Vader issue #16 has some surprises!
  • Listener voicemails, including a first-time contributor! Thanks Ryan! Our pal JP has some questions about Chewbacca's Dejarik strategy.
  • Matthew, Gunnar and Josh.
  • There's nothing on Earth that should keep us apart.

 

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!

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

 

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9
May

Ep. 64: Between a Sabacc and a Hard Place

Solo tickets on sale, Solo tv spots. Solo, Solo, Solo. Here's what happens:

  • Everybody got cool stuff. Clearance rules.
  • A super cool scene from Solo has popped up involving Chewbacca getting in the co-pilot seat of the Falcon.
  • Donald Glover had a big weekend. Big.
  • Avengers: Infinity War tops The Force Awakens for highest grossing opening weekend.
  • Can giant film franchises keep going bigger and bigger?
  • Comcast is making a bid for 21st Century Fox?!?
  • We check out the trailer for Odyssey: A Star Wars Story, a fan film from MAV Films, LLC. Check it out here.
  • Listener voicemails.
  • We love David W. Collins' The Soundtrack Show podcast. So good.
  • Party people!

 

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!

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

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

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

 

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2
May

Ep. 63: It’s Pronounced Han, not Han

We got a cool featurette for the upcoming Solo film called Becoming Solo. Here's what happens:

  • Luke is on vacation and podcasting from his rental car in the dark.
  • Dallas is back and got some great stuff. The Funko kids will be able to go to college.
  • The 6" Black Series dewback is awesome. Eric takes stupid pictures of his for his Facebook page.
  • Stand up and shout.
  • We discuss Becoming Solo. There is some excellent footage in there!
  • A new animated series is on the way.
  • Issue #15 of the Darth Vader comic is out. It's fishy. A lot of people die. SpongeBob SquarePants comes up.
  • Listener emails and voicemails. Josh and Richie ask, "Where are the toys?" JP postulates on Resistance, the upcoming animated series. King Tom wonders if Ahch-To will show up in more stories.
  • Eric takes pictures of action figures and comes up with crazy storylines for them.

 

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!

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

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

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Dallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

 

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25
Apr

Ep 62: We Ruin the Novelization of “The Last Jedi”

We FINALLY get to the novelization of The Last Jedi by Jason Fry. Here's what happens:

  • Dallas went to see an NBA playoff game, so Luke and Eric are joined by King Tom (@TomChansky) and Nick Palmer (@BlueAce1878)!
  • Nick has completed his 6" Black Series collection. Holy crap.
  • Eric got some stuff on clearance. No dewback though.
  • We talk about the novelization of The Last Jedi. Did add to the experience? Best parts? What could we live with out? Eric says he liked it, but did he?
  • Where is everyone at with Solo: A Star Wars Story? Are the tickets really going on sale on May 4th?
  • Listener voicemails. King Tom sent in a voicemail and ended up being a guest host. It's like that scene where there are 1000 Reys looking in the mirror.
  • You think you found love, but you're standing in The Pit.

 

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!

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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18
Apr

Ep. 61: The Pit, We All Fell in the (Sarlacc) Pit

A new tv spot for Solo: A Star Wars Story? A new issue of the Darth Vader comic? Possible Celebration news? What?!? Here's what happens:

  • Wookiee Weekend was a bit disappointing, but somehow we still scored some great stuff.
  • The new tv spot for Solo is a good one.
  • Darth Vader does a pretty solid Jaws imitation.
  • Lee-Char, the king of Mon Cala, is a sea monkey, just like in the old comic book ads.
  • Is there a pending Star Wars Celebration announcement? Will May 4th be the day they finally tell us when we'll be happy again?
  • Macklin, you son of a bitch.
  • Great listener emails and voicemails! Thank you Andy, King Tom (we love you) and JP!
  • San Dimas high school football rules.

 

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!

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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11
Apr

Ep. 60: Solo Trailer: You Might Wanna Buckle Up, Baby!

There's a new trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story, baby! Here's what happens:

  • Luke is back, baby! He's back!
  • Being sick last week didn't get Luke any sympathy toys. Dallas scored a bunch of stuff. Eric cried to his wife until he finally got his way.
  • We discuss the new Solo trailer in classic TBM fashion. The music! The visuals! LANDO SPEAKS!
  • The Bad Motivators Star Wars Tweet of the Week comes from our friend Emily Lind (@eflind). You can check the Tweet out here. She talks to Pablo Hidalgo about people who hate things so much that they can't stand the thought of someone else liking it. It's a great thread.
  • People on Twitter continue to be pains in the ass! Who saw that coming?
  • Being happy is more pleasant than being mad.

 

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!

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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4
Apr

Ep. 59: A Little Less Motivation, a Little More Action

The bonus features on The Last Jedi home release are awesome! Here's what happens:

  • Luke was sick and had to sit this one out. He was the only one of us three that had done every show up until now! Get better, buddy.
  • Luke got each of the three Motivators the Rey on Crait set, and Dallas returned the favor by scoring us the Kylo Ren in the Throne Room set! YES!!!
  • Eric brought home a haul from Target. Yay clearance!
  • The Hasbro Sail Barge is a go. I repeat, it's a go.
  • Dallas and Eric talk about the remaining bonus features of The Last Jedi home release. There is some great stuff in there! It's definitely worth multiple views.
  • Eric forgets all about The Bad Motivators Star Wars Tweet of the Week this week. It was a good one, too. Come on, Strothers. Get your head in the game.
  • Listener emails and voicemails. Turbo is back. Richie reminds us that the Black Series toys aren't going to be valuable and we should be playing with them. JP and Josh ask about Solo. King Tom trolls Eric, possibly unintentionally. Possibly.

 

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!

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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28
Mar

Ep. 58: The Director, the Jedi and the Motivators

The hard copy home release of The Last Jedi is finally out! Here's what happens:

  • Eric figured out the Graflex lightsaber hilt situation in The Last Jedi that he talked about last week.
  • Luke had a KILLER birthday.
  • What's up with the HasLab sail barge? It's getting there.
  • Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be credited as Executive Producers on Solo. An article from Vulture makes some other claims, but its pretty sketchy.
  • Rian Johnson says the backlash over The Last Jedi won't influence his upcoming trilogy.
  • We discuss The Director and the Jedi at length.
  • Dallas can't get over the crystal foxes.
  • The Bad Motivators Star Wars Tweet of the Week comes from skywalker (@tolkenianjedi). You can check the Tweet out here. It features a clip of a video from Entertainment Tonight in which Ash Crossan interviews Mark Hamill, and they discuss his final scene with Carrie Fisher. It's SO good.
  • We got an email from Emily Lind, which isn't even a thinly veiled vehicle for bragging about a SWEET autographed Director Krennic variant cover comic.
  • Stay around after the end for a pretty serious discussion.

 

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!

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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21
Mar

Ep. 57: Vader’s Got Issues, Boushh Gets Blasted

Issue #13 of the Darth Vader comic, plus eight episodes of Forces of Destiny! Here's what happens:

  • Dallas scored some cool Funko gear. Eric rescues Hera from the worst party ever.
  • What's up with the HasLab sail barge?
  • Issue #13 of the Darth Vader comic gets the Motivator treatment. It's a killer issue for sure.
  • Eight episodes of Forces of Destiny dropped. What did we think of them? What do you think of them?
  • Mark Hamill enjoyed St. Patrick's Day in Ireland. He has some things to say about Episode IX in a fun spot interview with ABC. Come on, J.J., don't let us down!
  • Is the music score-only version of The Last Jedi only available for a limited time via Movies Anywhere?
  • The Bad Motivators Star Wars Tweet of the Week comes from Noemi Pataki (@shan_the_druid). You can check the Tweet out here. She asks one Mr. Chuck Wendig about Mr. Bones.
  • Listener emails and voicemails, featuring King Tom, Sam Scorsone, JP and Josh Nelson.
  • Some final thoughts on the Wars.
  • Be sure to watch The Director and the Jedi, the feature-length documentary on the making of The Last Jedi. It's so, so good!
  • Stick around for some Helloween. You know you want to.

 

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!

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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