The Bad Motivators: A Malfunctioning Star Wars Podcast


Ep. 77: Everything’s Coming up Mando!

August 8, 2018

Episode IX started filming, and we hear a cool rumor about Jon Favreau's upcoming live-action series! Here's what happens:

  • Ron Swanson returns home from a walkabout.
  • Who Got What? gets slightly derailed.
  • Episode IX started filming, and J.J. Abrams gave us a cool behind-the-scenes image that everyone has analyzed more than anyone should.
  • Richard E. Grant is SUPER stoked about getting a part in Star Wars!
  • What's the word on the upcoming Disney streaming service?
  • Our friend Jason at shares a rumor that the upcoming live-action series will be about Mandalorians after the fall of the Empire! RAD!
  • There's a bit of sad news in That's Metal this week.
  • Listener voicemails, including an unexpected CELEBRITY APPEARANCE!!!


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