The Bad Motivators: A Malfunctioning Star Wars Podcast

5
Sep

Ep. 81: We Ruin the Novel “Thrawn: Alliances” with Robbo

We dissect the novel Thrawn: Alliances and discuss purchasing habits! Here's what happens:

  • Robbo (@GC9X) of Hardcore Gaming 101, The Wookiee Genome Project, Steele Wars, and Blue Harvest fame stops in to help us dive into Thrawn: Alliances. He's got some great insight.
  • In a show of where his loyalties lie, Eric answers a phone call from Steele Saunders during the show and makes the guys wait on him.
  • Who Got What? just might have found a theme song! We get into the quality of the 3.75" figures and ships.
  • Kohl's business model makes everything seem like a great deal.
  • Does C-3PO have a baby?
  • Weekend at Bernie's in space. Why even walk?
  • Clare from The Imperial Senate podcast asks us about decorating our homes with Star Wars gear, and King Tom says battle damage stickers may be for chumps.

 

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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!

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Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

 

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29
Aug

Ep. 80: Droid of Destiny

Episode IX pictures, plus casting news! Here's what happens:

  • In Who Got What? we find out that the 6" Black Series Enfys Nest will not be denied.
  • For the firemen!
  • The Sun published some pictures of Episode IX filming on location. It looks really cool. The story that goes along with it gets a bit sketchy though.
  • Dominic Monaghan is joining the cast of Episode IX.
  • Kelly Marie Tran addresses her leaving Instagram in a NY Times article. It's an eye-opener. We find out her real name is Loan.
  • Hayden Christensen offers some advice on dealing with the negative side of fandom in an ET Canada interview.
  • Issue #20 of the Darth Vader comic is pretty brutal.
  • A snippet of a Thröw the Hörns rehearsal in That's Metal.
  • The production values of this week's It Came from the EU have set the bar pretty high.
  • Somehow a bit slips through in listener emails and voicemails.

 

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!

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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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22
Aug

Ep. 79: The McDonald’s of Podcasting

We finally get a look at Star Wars Resistance! The novelization of Solo: A Star Wars Story will feature some new material. What? Here's what happens:

  • Numbers!
  • Comics, Enfys Nest and more in Who Got What?
  • A trailer for Star Wars Resistance was released. We discuss the imagery and the potential stories as much as you can over a 60 second clip. Check out our friend Jason Ward at makingstarwars.net for a seriously in-depth look into the trailer!
  • The novelization for Solo: A Star Wars Story is on the way. Check out an excerpt at starwars.com.
  • Luke has a new segment called It Came from the EU that you're gonna love.
  • The clones are people too. Find out more in Dallas' Whatever Clone Wars Thing.
  • That's Metal delivers the goods.
  • Listener emails and voicemails!

 

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!

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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15
Aug

Ep. 78: Never Hire a Sith to Babysit

Eric and fam come to the faraway land known as Indiana:

  • Pool parties, they're the best. Its a Cruser and Strothers partial Bad Motivication!
  • Who Got What? Dallas wins...this round.
  • Jeremy Bulloch announces his retirement from the con circuit, which naturally leads to a full on Mando discussion and the lineage of the Fetts. (Dallas doesn't quite understand what "Clone" means).
  • Vader: Issue 19: Vader's Fortress Part 1 discussion. 
  • Click bait sites are at it again. They are "reporting" that Lucasfilm is going to split episode 9 into two parts. We call shenanigans. 
  • Twilight crept it's way into the conversation more than once, we're still not sure how that happened. 
  • Listener voicemails

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 Babyor 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!

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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8
Aug

Ep. 77: Everything’s Coming up Mando!

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 makingstarwars.net 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!!!

 

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!

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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1
Aug

Ep. 76: The All-Valley Jedi Tournament

We had some big announcements about the cast for Episode IX! What does all of this mean? Here's what happens:

  • Who Got What? is a roller coaster ride going from the good to the bad to the ugly.
  • We got an official announcement from starwars.com about the cast for Episode IX. It also refers to the movie as the final installment of the Skywalker saga. Hmmm...
  • The role of Leia will be played by Carrie Fisher, using unused footage shot during the filming of The Force Awakens.
  • Is Thrawn going to be in IX?
  • Eric's daughter steals the show in That's Metal this week.
  • Dallas introduces a new segment that's tentatively being called Dallas' Whatever Clone Wars Thing. By tentatively we mean that we're keeping it no matter what he says.
  • Listener emails and voicemails, with some first-time contributors!
  • You're the best around.

 

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!

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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25
Jul

Ep. 75: Steele at the Bowser

San Diego Comic-Con 2018 just wrapped up, and there was some pretty cool Star Wars news! Clone Wars? New books and comics? Here's what happens:

  • Steele Saunders of Steele Wars (@SteeleWars) drops in for his quarterly visit on his way home from SDCC.
  • It's cool to have a guest during Who Got What this week! Tales of Hallmark Itty Bittys will fill your ears with joy.
  • We talk about the Clone Wars 10th anniversary panel. Apparently there was some news.
  • What upcoming Star Wars release was not mentioned at SDCC? Does this say anything about what we should expect from it?
  • Vader Vader Doo, where are you?
  • How did Eric wind up on Nathan Hamill's list?
  • People like listening to podcasts on long drives. Steele makes podcasts on long drives! It's like a road trip for your ears.
  • Three dads offer a soon-to-be dad some sagely advice.

 

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!

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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18
Jul

Ep. 74: That’s Metal

Hardcore aggro tiger, Darth Vader comic, that's metal. THAT'S METAL! Here's what happens:

  • Luke is slowing down on buying toys, Dallas got a big Lando, and Eric snagged some weird Halloween decorations.
  • Being a parent is a scene, man.
  • The most dangerous game, comic book-style. Darth Vader issue #18 is metal as can be!
  • THAT'S METAL is now officially a thing.
  • An email from Robbo - kick ass! King Tom trolls Eric while asking a really good question. A first-time writer pokes Dallas, so Luke and Eric were happy.
  • Amazing outtakes at the end. Don't miss it!
  • The Metal. You know what I mean.

 

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!

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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11
Jul

Ep. 73: Lando and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Cape

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 MakingStarWars.net.
  • Twitter insanity.
  • THE BEST SONG EVER FROM PHROOSH. THE BEST. LITERALLY. (Guess who typed that.)
  • Listener emails and voicemails!
  • What is my charisma?

 

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!

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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4
Jul

Ep. 72: Placing Bets Like Boba Fett

Is Kevin Feige taking over Lucasfilm? Is shopgoodwill.com going to ruin our lives? Here's what happens:

  • We all got gear, but Luke scored something killer for a crazy good price!
  • Eric "Clare"-ifies something that he said last week.
  • Is Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom good?
  • Kevin Feige is just like us, guys.
  • Episode IX filming news!
  • Ram Bergman is producing Rian Johnson's upcoming trilogy.
  • Star Wars snags some Saturn Awards!
  • The Bad Motivators Star Wars Tweet of the Week comes from @starwarstuff. Check it out here! Rey foreshadowing Kylo Ren's saber moves against Luke? What?!?
  • Listener emails and voicemails!

 

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!

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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