The Bad Motivators: A Malfunctioning Star Wars Podcast

21
Aug

Ep. 131: Just Like Us, Except Minus the Plus

Barbie loves Star Wars, 501st logo controversies, and some big Disney+ news! Here's what happens:

  • Who Got What? leads into some talk about what we want to get, which is the special edition Barbies!
  • Luke talks some Fantasy Football stuff. Eric said he would edit it out. I guess he missed it.
  • A guy made some art for the Fandom Menace movement based on the logo of the 501st Legion. Stuff happened. Unpleasant stuff that wasn't handled so well.
  • Disney+ is coming soon, but not as soon in some places as in others?
  • It looks like the Obi-Wan series rumors are finally getting some wind behind them. Could this be the one?
  • The trailer for the second and FINAL season of Star Wars Resistance came out last week. It looks amazing! I'm not sure we're ready for it to already be the last season though.
  • Check out Nathan Hamill's (@NathanHamill) art and get some t-shirts at nathanhamill.threadless.com!
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

 

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! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

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

 

16
Aug

PATREON PREVIEW - That’s Metal - Ep. 2: Ride the Lightning (with Hawes Burkhardt)

Check out this preview of The Bad Motivators Patreon-exclusive show, That's Metal! In this episode, Eric is joined by Hawes Burkhardt of the Blue Harvest and Rogue Won podcasts to talk about Metallica's second album, Ride the Lightning in honor of the 35th anniversary of its release.

Want to hear more? Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to sign up. You'll get this bonus show along with lots of others for just $8 per month. Thanks for being awesome!

 

14
Aug

Ep. 130: Why Is Everyone Calling Me Robby?

Benioff and Weiss, streaming wars, Disney marketing and Kid Rock. Here's what happens:

  • Luke knocks one out of the park in Who Got What? this week.
  • Hey, remember Kid Rock? Yeah, I didn't think so.
  • Benioff and Weiss (the Game of Thrones guys) have a deal with Netflix. What's that gonna do with their Star Wars trilogy?
  • You take the good, you take the bad; you take them both and there you have Reddit.
  • Disney's marketing leaves some of us feeling confused.
  • Don Williams, brother of John Williams, talks about the music for The Rise of Skywalker and what it's like to play on it.
  • There are some new books coming. Did one of the Amazon descriptions drop a bomb on us?
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

 

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! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

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

 

7
Aug

Ep. 129: Cat’s in the Cradle and Batting Cleanup

Triple Force Friday speculation, fandom highlights ands more. Here's what happens:

  • Well, Who Got What? led down a unique path. There's something special about finding things that you forgot you bought.
  • What are we going to see on Triple Force Friday? We have our own ideas about that.
  • Funko Pop! Rides has an Amazon-exclusive Millennium Falcon coming out. It's almost $70. Is it worth it? What do you think?
  • What would Funko have to do to get Luke back into the Funko Pop! game?
  • Supreme Leader Snoke's son-in-law asks what he should consider a "do not miss" for Celebration Anaheim.
  • What kind of music does each Star Wars character listen to? Dallas seems to think that "Cat's in the Cradle" is by Neil Young. That's one more kid who will never go to school.
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

 

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! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

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

 

31
Jul

Ep. 128: You Down with 480p? Uh Yeah, Not Me

Some news about The Mandalorian, people are still buying DVDs, and some Episode IX leaks (no spoilers)! Here's what happens:

  • Who Got What? went all the way around. We need to keep a list of the stuff we buy so we quit buying it again.
  • Scoring for The Mandalorian begins, and some possible news regarding a character from The Clone Wars being in the show.
  • Star Wars Resistance isn't coming out on Blu-ray?!? What? But there will be DVDs a plenty.
  • Remember when we said we were surprised no LEGO images had been leaked? Well...
  • Doug Chiang showed some cool old concept art on his Instagram feed. Go look for it here.
  • Jason Ward at makingstarwars.net put some pretty cool rumors out there. Don't read them if you don't want to be spoiled at all! You can check it out here.
  • Hey Esquire, what are you doing? We didn't know you did articles like this.
  • Dallas drops a Star Trek bomb on us.
  • The ending song is a mashup of Taylor Swift's new song, The Archer, and Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper. Check it out on YouTube here.
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

 

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! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

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

 

24
Jul

Ep. 127: We Finally Got Wood

News from SDCC, toys, comics, Marvel and more! Here's what happens:

  • Dallas is back. Finally. He makes Who Got What? epic this week!
  • News from SDCC, including a dope comic series written by Charles Soule.
  • Check out the cover of Pablo Hidalgo's visual dictionary for The Rise of Skywalker! Knight of Ren!
  • Kevin Smith talks seeing the set for the final scene of The Rise of Skywalker.
  • Hasbro is making some sweet new toys, and there's more to come that they can't talk about.
  • Marvel brings the thunder, big time.
  • IndieWire's top 100 movies of the last decade includes The Last Jedi! They have some great things to say about it.
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

 

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! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

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

 

17
Jul

Ep. 126: Groundskeeper Snoke and the Happy Crappy Kid

Sith Troopers, Eli Vanto and Blue Velvet, new shirts, expensive toys. Here's what happens:

  • Who Got What? was brought to you in part by Terry Fitzgerald, excellent human being.
  • Chris Hall, artist extraordinaire, is helping us with some amazing merch. Be on the lookout!
  • How about those Sith Troopers? Warrant wrote a song about them.
  • There's an excerpt of Thrawn: Treason on Gizmodo. That's cool and all, but the big news is one of the pictures. You'll know it when you see it.
  • A Kenner Prototype Rocket Launcher Boba Fett sold at auction for over $100k! We suddenly don't feel bad about what we're spending.
  • Daisy Ridley talks lightsaber duels in The Rise of Skywalker.
  • When the kids were ditching class and smoking out back at Jedi High, Groundskeeper Snoke filled them full of his extremist agenda.
  • The mashup outro this week is called ...Ready for Backseat Freestyle? and you can find it on YouTube right here. Please share it with everyone you know!
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

 

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! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

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

 

10
Jul

Ep. 125: Where It’s At - We Got Two Australians and Some Microphones

Australia invades! Steele Saunders and Josh Chapman stop in to talk some Star Wars. Here's what happens:

  • Dallas was STILL on vacation. Good for him. Good for him.
  • Steele Saunders of Steele Wars (@SteeleWars) and Josh Chapman of Star Wars Spelt Out (@StarWarsSpelt) hang out with Luke and Eric. Apparently it takes two podcasting titans to fill the void that Dallas leaves when he's not there.
  • Who Got What? has some unique entries. Eric veered off his usual hardass rule and let the guests talk about stuff they've ordered but not received yet.
  • Here's a shocker: people are still complaining about certain things in Star Wars. Weird. Alex from Star Wars Explained wins Twitter.
  • Here's our top things that annoy us about top things lists.
  • What's the score with Galaxy's Edge? Ruining Disneyland? That's the word on the street. Not a street where logical people hang out, but some street somewhere.
  • Why not an alien main character in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order? You might be surprised.
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

 

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! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

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

 

3
Jul

Ep. 124: Clickbait Cantina

Vintage toys, animated series, Cassian Andor, Daisy Ridley! Here's what happens:

  • Dallas is on vacation in Hawaii. Good for him. Good for him.
  • Eric carries Who Got What? all alone. A big shout out to Eric's sister, Orphan.
  • We are seriously floored by the support of our Patreon launch. You guys are the best. It means a great deal to us all. Thank you!
  • The newest episode of Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures is really cool. Be sure to check out Jedi vs. Sith - The Skywalker Saga here on the Star Wars Kids YouTube channel.
  • Are Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau working on an animated series?
  • It looks like Gareth Edwards will be involved in the Cassian Andor live-action series!
  • Daisy Ridley talks about Star Wars.
  • Some live-action rumors in Clickbait Cantina.
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

 

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! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

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

 

26
Jun

Ep. 123: Some Fresh Motivation

Look who's here! Criss Fresh from The Geek Dudes podcast drops in to talk Celebration, collecting, and more. Here's what happens:

  • We're gonna say it. Criss Fresh (@crissfresh) is awesome.
  • Who Got What? shows that RDS in full force all of the world.
  • Did you get your SWCA 2020 pass? Well, if you didn't we may have some bad news.
  • The Boba Fest SDCC exclusive is neat. Is this what they're planning for the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back?
  • Dallas will give you a hand if you need one.
  • The Taylor Swift / DMX mashup, X Bon' Give It to Ya Delicately is back, now with a music video. You can check it out on YouTube. PLEASE GO LISTEN TO IT AND GIVE IT A LIKE! It would mean a lot to Eric.
  • If you ever worried that people were going to stop being jerks online or in person, you can rest easy. You've got nothing to worry about.
  • How about some new comics and books?
  • While talking about books, Criss Fresh plunges a dagger into Eric's heart while Dallas and Luke laugh and laugh. And then they all laugh some more.
  • Ready for the Patreon launch? Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. It should be live on July 1st!

 

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! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

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