The Bad Motivators: A Malfunctioning Star Wars Podcast

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!

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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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27
Jun

Ep. 71: Jason Ward: A Making Star Wars Story

Did we (and everyone else) jump the gun on the news that the "A Star Wars Story" movies have been put on hold? Jason Ward from MakingStarWars.net drops in to help us figure it out. Here's what happens:

  • Eric tries to negotiate with terrorists in a Target. They're related to him.
  • Luke discovers an auction site we weren't hip to: shopgoodwill.com?!? Mind blown.
  • Dallas has seen Solo: A Star Wars Story more than the rest of us combined almost.
  • What's the future of the standalone Star Wars films? What do we think will or want to happen going forward? What's up with the live-action tv series?
  • It turns out that certain areas of the internet are filled with turds, as we've long postulated.
  • Check out Jason Ward's Star Wars happenings on Twitter: (@MakingStarWars)
  • Dig the outro music? That's Jason's latest single, Hole Through Me, which you can find at jasonward.bandcamp.com along with his other works. Spoiler alert: they're good.

 

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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22
Jun

Live Call-In Show Ep. 4: You Win Some, You Lose Some

On Wednesday, Collider released and article stating that the stand alone Star War Stories may be put on hold. We recorded this call-in show that same night. The next day a lot came out that refuted that. Were guessing the truth is somewhere in middle. Either way, this episode was a lot of fun, with a lot of good discussion.

 

 

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!

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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20
Jun

Ep. 70: This Deal Is Getting Better All the Time

George Lucas comes up with some crazy stuff. Will we get a much-loved original trilogy character in Episode IX? New issue of Darth Vader! Here's what happens:

  • We all got some cool stuff!
  • Thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!
  • What is up with people on the internet? Have you heard about this?
  • George Lucas shared what he was planning on delving into if he had done the sequel trilogy. It's out there, man.
  • Is Billy Dee Williams getting set to play Lando in Episode IX? That's the rumor!
  • Issue #17 of Darth Vader is out. It's a scene. How did the guy know the things about the thing? Or the other thing? Mind blown.
  • Listener emails and voicemails from Spencer, Richie, Nick and King Tom.

 

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!

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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13
Jun

Ep. 69: The Lucas Paradigm

Solo, Celebration, the internet. What would George Lucas do? Here's what happens:

  • Luke and Eric get nothing, while Dallas gets everything.
  • How many times have you seen Solo so far? Still love it? We do!
  • How will Solo's performance affect what happens next? Will we see the story line play out? Is the idea of more than one Star Wars movie per year completely off the table?
  • Where's the line between listening to fan feedback and fans acting as if they own the franchise? What makes it art as opposed to a consumer commodity?
  • Tickets for Star Wars Celebration Chicago are disappearing fast. The 5-day option is sold out, as is the Saturday option. It's gonna be a banger!
  • A new game from Respawn Entertainment has been announced.
  • Phroosh gives us an amazing song for your enjoyment.
  • Ash Crossan of Entertainment Tonight interviews Jim Rash about his role in the upcoming animated show, Star Wars Resistance.
  • Stephen Colbert and his crew strike back against the murkier side of fandom.
  • Listener emails and voicemails from Clare, Turbo, JP, Ryan and more!
  • Stay for more 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.

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!

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
Jun

Live Call-In Show Ep. 3: Powerful Light, Powerful Darkness

On this weeks call-in show. We opened up the lines for people to air their grievances on the state of things in the Star Wars fandom. BUT, they also had to mention something they are looking forward to in Star Wars.

 

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!

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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6
Jun

Ep. 68: A Wretched Hive of Butthole-ery

Star Wars fandom is in a state that is, to put it lightly, less than ideal. We felt like we had to address it. Here's what happens:

  • Luke's Funko Pop embargo has been lifted! Eric loves Enfys Nest. Dallas took it easier than usual!
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story is still awesome! The box office numbers aren't an indicator of the quality of the film. Where's the disconnect?
  • There is a section of Star Wars fandom that believes that content creators should never speak out against their detractors, regardless of how terrible the attacks against them are. It's becoming quite an issue.
  • We want Star Wars fandom to be a positive experience for everyone overall. How do we get there?
  • Eric sorta loses it.
  • Listener emails and voicemails, including some Solo soundtrack talk!

 

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!

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
Jun

Live Call-In Show Ep. 2: The State of Star Wars Fandom

This week on The Bad Motivators call-in show we asked callers to give their rating of the Star Wars franchise-post Disney purchase. 

Some topics include:

  • The past, present, and future of the franchise.
  • The toxic minority of the fandom.
  • Solo's concerning box office.
  • The cohesiveness of the larger canon.
  • GNK Droids...nuff said

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!

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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30
May

Ep. 67: Four Thumbs Up for Solo

Solo's here, and we dive right into it! Here's what happens:

  • Eric scored a 4-LOM in a Target. That's pretty rad. Dallas got some good gear. Luke got nothing.
  • We break down Solo, Motivator-style. We say things and have opinions. FULL SPOILERS.
  • Favorite moments, questionable moments, favorite characters, what happens next?
  • Darth Maul? WHAT?!?
  • Listener voicemails. Guess what! They're ALL about Solo!
  • Oh, and Solo.

 

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!

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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