Category: TV & Film

Three guys with a unique approach to Star Wars news and iscussion.

October 18, 2017

Ep. 35: Star Wars Rebels - The Beginning of the End

The fourth and final season of Star Wars Rebels debuted. And some other stuff. Here's what happens:

  • Eric and Dallas celebrate their birthdays! Birthday Buddies! Hopefully that name won't catch on. They get a lot of cool stuff.
  • Season 4 of Star Wars Rebels stars off with a double episode. We try to paint it in a positive light. Emphasis on try.
  • We discuss Vader #6. While we liked it, we have some comments and concerns on the story's direction.
  • Luke is back with another batch of (crackpot) theories: Who burned down Luke's Jedi temple? Does Rey leave with Kylo?
  • Eric's neighbors are a whole thing.
  • Listener emails and voicemails. Some first-timers! So many people are filled with "what ifs" and speculation. Including us!
  • Australians love Luke? Not buying it.

 

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October 10, 2017

Ep. 34: Trailer Day! The Last Jedi Trailer Reaction

It's here! It's trailer day! We recorded the show immediately after the trailer dropped. Here's what happens:

  • We share our thoughts on the new trailer for The Last Jedi and what it might all mean.
  • There may have been tears.
  • Luke shares how his family enjoyed the trailer with him. So sweet.
  • ERIC BUILDS LIGHTSABERS! Want one that looks just like the one that Rey hands to Luke in the trailer? Hit Eric up on Twitter. You can have one of your very own to take to the movie when it comes out. They also make a great Christmas gift.
  • Dallas and Eric are birthday buddies.
  • Dallas has a crappy day at his office. Heavy on the crap.
  • Eric yelled at a bunch of hillbillies fighting in the middle of a recent gig he played. Hear a recording someone made. You might not be prepared to witness this side of him.
  • Listener emails and voicemails. An especially emotional email from our buddy Phroosh.

 

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October 4, 2017

Ep. 33: Playing Favorites

It was a bit of a slow news week, so Luke came up with a great idea! Let's talk about our top favorite moments in the Star Wars films and books. Here's what happens:

  • Dallas got a lightsaber. Not one made by Eric, but it's still neato.
  • THe HASCON Captain Rex figures made it, but the internal tray didn't fare too well in some of the packages. Luke got a turd.
  • A $13 magazine of Star Wars pictures should at least be printed well. That's our official stance.
  • The GameStop "Snoke-on-a-Throne" has been deleayed, apparently. Oh, and a theory has poppped up that the toy itself points to Snoke possibly being Snokette.
  • Luke blows our minds with his favorite scene from the prequels.
  • Droids can be buttholes too, you guys.
  • We all have unique takes on the book moments. Good stuff. Violence and "doing it" are common threads here.
  • Listener emails and voicemails! International edition.

 

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September 27, 2017

Ep. 32: We Ruin the Novel “Phasma” with “King Tom” Chansky

"King Tom" Chansky drops in as guest motivator to help dissect the novel Phasma by Delilah Dawson. Here's what happens:

  • Smuggler's Bounty boxes arrived. The theme is Jedi. They're dope!
  • King Tom has a giant plush porg, so he doesn't need anything else. Ever.
  • We break down Phasma and how it connects the dots and adds more the canon. It's good stuff.
  • Mad Max was Phasma's neighbor.
  • Fox on the Run by Sweet is a killer song, and the fact that it wasn't in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is crap. We can't think of any other time something has been featured in several movie trailers and not appeared in the actual movie.
  • King Tom sticks around for listener voicemails and emails.
  • Chris Willis reminds us of why we're impossible to love.

 

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September 20, 2017

Ep. 31: The 800lb Gorilla, Michael Pasquale of 800 Pound Productions

The Bad Motivators are joined by the highly talented and hard working Michael Pasquale of 800lb Productions. Here's what happens:

  • Eric got his killer SDCC-exclusive toys from Steele Saunders of Steele Wars. Jealousy all around.
  • JJ Abrams is back, baby. We're all on board. We'll not be signing any petitions.
  • Mike shares his love for R5-D4 and Luke Skywalker. We already knew he was awesome, so we weren't surprised by this.
  • We get an inside look at the creative industry from Mike. It's a scene, man.
  • Luke and Dallas accept their inferiority with minimum fuss.
  • Having a guest for the listener emails and voicemails is great!
  • We rate our regular contributors from best to best per Top Gun Ollie's request. Dallas gives him the afterburner.
  • A Jonathan P. Schwartz lightning round. Play along!
  • Be sure to check out Mike's artwork! (website: 800lbprods.com, Instagram: 800lbproductions, Twitter: @800lbProds)

 

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September 13, 2017

Ep. 30: Here Today, Gone Trevorrow!

Colin Trevorrow is out as the director of Episode IX. Since we recorded this episode, it's been announced that JJ Abrams will be taking over. Here's what happens:

  • Hey, there's gonna be a new director for Episode IX!
  • Dallas sent Luke and Eric each a DJ Funko Pop! yet they both still make fun of him.
  • Will The Last Jedi be too much like The Empire Strikes Back? Any concerns?
  • How far out there will the movies ever be?
  • Will Kylo Ren be super evil in TLJ? Oh, and Adam Driver is a great actor.
  • The latest trailer for Star Wars Rebels season 4 looks really good. But those trailers always do. What's gonna happen in this final season? Who is gonna get the axe?
  • Emily Lind asks if people could really handle a movie from the perspective of the Empire or First Order, where they are the protagonists. What do you think?
  • Great listener emails and voicemails!

 

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September 6, 2017

Ep. 29: We Ruin “Inferno Squad” & Force Friday II

We talk Inferno Squad and Force Friday II shenanigans. Here's what happens:

  • Toys! Score!
  • Yay porgs! Eric's pal Lucas won a giant porg from Target. Screw that guy.
  • Walmart, what is your problem?
  • The new TLJ Pops! look really cool.
  • The 3.75" figures have come a long way!
  • Inferno Squad made for a neat story. Some like it more than others.
  • We got our very first (official) 1-star review! We knew people were thinking it, but someone finally wrote it down!
  • King Tom sneaks one past the goalie. Come on, Your Highness. Come on.
  • Jonathan P., crafter of amazing emails, leaves a voicemail for the first time. Voice like an angle, that one.
  • We love Richie from Boston. And Dean from Australia. And Turbo from Australia.
  • Don't miss our special guest in episode 30!

 

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August 30, 2017

Ep. 28: Force Friday II Pre-Game Strategy Session

Force Friday II is in a few short days. What are we gonna get? What can we afford? Do bills really have to be paid? Here's what happens:

  • What toys are actually being released?
  • Hey stores, quit putting merchandise on the shelves that we can't buy. That's crap.
  • Dallas talks a clerk down on price in a retail store. Like a boss.
  • Thanks to Sphero, we'll all be broke. But happy.
  • Porgs.
  • Porgs. And more porgs.
  • Dallas drops out to take care of business. Naturally he closes the deal. The guy's a salesman!
  • Some great emails and voicemails from our awesome listeners.
  • Richie from Boston explains exactly how an Obi-Wan movie could work out. Exactly.

 

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August 23, 2017

Ep. 27: A Tale of Two Hermits: Kenobi and Plagueis

There might be a Kenobi movie in the works. Maybe? Oh, and Eric read Darth Plagueis. Here's what happens:

  • Matt Frost is the BEST, Jerry. The BEST! You should follow him on Twitter (Phroosh77).
  • Saving money for Force Friday is hard. Being a grownup isn't as great as they said it would be.
  • There may be an Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone film in the early stages of development. We have opinions.
  • We talk about Darth Plagueis. Audio book versus actual reading. Semi-intelligent story analysis. Bad guys are cool. Or are they? (They are.)
  • A flash-round email from Jonathan P. Great stuff!
  • We have the best listeners, that is for sure.

 

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Dallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

 

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August 16, 2017

Ep. 26: Breakdown: The Last Jedi EW Cover Story

Entertainment Weekly's The Last Jedi issue came out, and Anthony Breznican crushed it. Here's what happens:

  • Cool collecting talk. We're sorta holding out for Force Friday. But clearance stuff is really giving us some great scores!
  • Emily Lind rules.
  • The Brez gave us some great information about The Last Jedi in these articles. We break it all down!
  • We *love* porgs.
  • Darth Vader #4 is KILLER. Check that comic series out!
  • Eric says he finally read Darth Plagueis. Dallas and Luke are stunned.
  • Listener emails and voicemails. Some GREAT questions in this round!

 

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.

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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