Category: TV & Film

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

December 13, 2017

Ep. 43: Don’t Spoil Me, Bro!

It's the final stretch before The Last Jedi. Can we make it past the spoiler minefields? Here's what happens:

  • The Last Jedi is only a couple of days away.
  • We played Clue before we read the newest Vader comic. Here's our accustation: Darth Vader, in the library, with the lightsaber. But wait. Jocasta Nu really IS a badass library cop.
  • Also, The Last Jedi is this week. I don't feel like we mentioned that enough.
  • Listener voicemails.
  • The Last Jedi something something.

 

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December 6, 2017

Ep. 42: We Ruin the Novel “The Legends of Luke Skywalker”

Strothers is back. We ruin the novel The Legends of Luke Skywalker. Here's what happens:

  • We're sorta slowing down on buying stuff. However, Eric scored a 6" Black Series Chirrut and Baze on Black (Series) Friday. And he's gonna fix his vintage TIE fighter. Maybe to give it to someone as a gift? No.
  • The Legends of Luke Skywalker has some hits. It also has some misses. One big miss in particular.
  • We're SO CLOSE to The Last Jedi, so don't let yourself get spoiled. Media screenings start on December 11th in the US. Be on guard.
  • Jokes are WAY better when you have to explain them. Way better.
  • A couple of great voicemails, plus the return of Josh Nelson! We missed him.
  • This is the last week to get the Blue Harvest Holiday Special 2017! It's a great show and it supports a great cause. Grab it at https://blueharvestpodcast.bandcamp.com/releases. It's the best $4 you could ever spend.

 

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November 29, 2017

Ep. 41: The Other Guys

It's our 41st episode, and Eric is sick! Oh no! Can Dallas and Luke (aka "the other guys") hold down the fort? Here's what happens:

  • Dallas and Luke both got the Smuggler's Bounty Box. Both loved the Pop. The other stuff? That's up for debate.
  • We get into the nitty gritty on the campaign of Battlefront II:
    - Iden is amazing and loved by all.
    - We get a good look at the mindset of post-ROTJ Luke Skywalker.
    - Is the ending of the game worth all the commotion it's caused online?
  • We go over a couple of the Entertainment Weekly articles focusing on The Last Jedi.
    - What's up with the magazine heading, EW? We hope it pays off.
    - Snoke is not a happy camper.
    - Possible reunions and power struggles.
  • Listener voicemails, including a real ripper from King Tom about Jocasta Nu.
  • Don't miss the Blue Harvest Holiday Special 2017! It's a great show and it supports a great cause. Grab it at https://blueharvestpodcast.bandcamp.com/releases. It's the best $4 you could ever spend.
  • Check out Jason Ward's Mom and Dad charity single for RAINN at makingstarwars.net.

 

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.

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November 22, 2017

Ep. 40: There’s a (Jocasta) Nu Sheriff in Town

It's our 40th episode! Where has the time gone? Also, it's the week of Thanksgiving in America. We're thankful for stuff. Here's what happens:

  • We're very lucky that our wives put up with us. Just sayin'.
  • None of us are getting as much cool stuff lately. Come on, Christmas!
  • The Motivators have some cool podcasting news for the opening weekend of The Last Jedi!
  • Luke and Dallas talk Battlefront II game play. Not Eric though. He still plays Pong.
  • Issues #7 and #8 of the Vader comic feature everyone's favorite librarian, Jocasta Nu. She's still got a few tricks up her sleeve. She may not have arms up her sleeves for long though.
  • Speaking of arms and not having them, that's the only way that the Inquisitors are ever gonna learn.
  • EW is killing Eric to death with the newest articles on The Last Jedi. Just let us see the movie!
  • We squeeze in a couple of listener voicemails.
  • Don't miss the Blue Harvest Holiday Special 2017! It's a great show and it supports a great cause. Grab it at https://blueharvestpodcast.bandcamp.com/releases. It's the best $4 you could ever spend.
  • Check out Jason Ward's Mom and Dad charity single for RAINN at makingstarwars.net.

 

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.

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Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

 

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November 15, 2017

Ep. 39: The Force, of Course; with Special Guest Tracy Gardner

Tracy Gardner, formerly of the Rebel Grrrl podcast, stops by to discuss the latest Star Wars happenings with us. Here's what happens:

  • Luke now has Snoke. Dallas got great gear on vacation. Eric got nothing. Tracy steals her fiance's 501st Legion patches. It all balances out.
  • Disney announced a new Star Wars trilogy that isn't part of the Skywalker saga. What? When? Where?
  • Disney ALSO announced a live-action Star Wars TV series that will appear on Disney's upcoming streaming service. What's that going to be like?
  • People complain on social media and make threats to get what they want. Neat? No.
  • Star Wars Rebels season 4 hits its midseason break with a great episode.
  • Our predictions for The Last Jedi.
  • Australia: it's neat.
  • Don't miss the Blue Harvest Holiday Special 2017! It's a great show and it supports a great cause. Grab it at https://blueharvestpodcast.bandcamp.com/releases. It's the best $4 you could ever spend.
  • Check out Jason Ward's Mom and Dad charity single for RAINN at makingstarwars.net. Listen to a sample of it at the end of this show!

 

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!

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

 

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November 8, 2017

Ep. 38: We’ve Gotta Holdo to What We’ve Got (We Ruin the Novel “Leia, Princess of Alderaan”)

Dallas is on vacation with his family, so King Tom Chansky drops in to talk about the novel, Leia, Princess of Alderaan, with us. Here's what happens:

  • There was a new TV spot for The Last Jedi last week. Did you see it?
  • Star Wars Rebels season 4 talk continues with a discussion of episodes 5-8. Spoiler alert: we liked them!
  • We deep dive into Leia, Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray.
  • We love Amilyn Holdo! She's a breath of fresh (hippie) air.
  • Parents just don't understand.
  • Panaka, take it down a notch, could ya?
  • That's one way to lose a guy.
  • Listener emails and voicemails with lots of lightsaber talk! Want a really cool lightsaber of your own? Contact Eric.

 

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November 1, 2017

Ep. 37: Luke Skywalker - Harvester of Sorrow

Eric, Luke and Dallas talk Halloween festivities. Of course they are all Star Wars-related. Here's what happens:

  • Eric and Dallas finally get the Hasbro Black Series Snoke on a Throne. Luke weeps a lot.
  • Another behind-the-scenes reel? Yes. And it's awesome. Rian Johnson totally gets it.
  • Drink glasses are discussed. It's on topic, we promise.
  • Adam Driver talks to GQ. Did he slip up or does everybody need to calm down? Probably the latter. Thanks to makingstarwars.net for the reporting. We aren't allowed to read GQ due to our lack of fanciness.
  • Heavy Metal 101: Professor Strothers takes us to school.
  • When was Luke's Jedi temple brought down?
  • Favorite Star Wars costumes are discussed.

 

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.

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October 25, 2017

Ep. 36: Am I Evil?

Special guest Emily Lind from The Canto Bight Dispatch podcast stops in to talk Star Wars Rebels and more with us! Here's what happens:

  • Eric gets an awesome gift! But is he worthy? Yes.
  • Dallas can't stop watching the despecialized editions of the original trilogy.
  • Luke is "that guy" at a concert.
  • Lindo needs Franken Berry in a bad way.
  • What's up with these posters? Double meaning? No meaning? Could we possibly be over thinking it?
  • Season 4 of Star Wars Rebels continues with another double episode. They're getting better, but of course we have issues.
  • Good & Evil. How blurry is that line?
  • How much canon is relevant canon? Does it make you less of a fan if you don't consume it all?
  • An exerpt from a Boba Fett audiobook? Maybe? Check out Robbo on his podcast, The Wookiee Genome Project. Great stuff!
  • We get deep with some 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.

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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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.

 

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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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.

 

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

Follow us on Twitter!

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

 

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