The Bad Motivators: A Malfunctioning Star Wars Podcast


Ep. 73: Lando and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Cape

July 11, 2018

Episode IX casting news, Ahmed Best talks 20 years of post-TPM life, and more! Here's what happens:

  • Wait a minute, this isn't vinyl.
  • Wait forever and get a discount? Dallas will take it.
  • The Black Series AT-ST looks good lying down, which is great news because it sure doesn't want to stand up.
  • Ahmed Best mentions that he's considering a The Phantom Menace 20th anniversary live show. That sounds great! He also mentions some things that give a much-needed yet horrific glimpse into how hateful backlash over a character in a movie has a real effect on real people. Check it out here and let him know that we value him.
  • The Hollywood Reporter says that Billy Dee Williams is coming back as Lando in Episode IX. The rumors were really strong up until this point, and here it is.
  • Keri Russell is in talks to appear in Episode IX. Surely you can guess the speculation that started immediately in some corners of the internet.
  • A preview of Star Wars Resistance artwork has popped up. Check out the story at
  • Twitter insanity.
  • Listener emails and voicemails!
  • What is my charisma?


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