The Bad Motivators: A Malfunctioning Star Wars Podcast

31
Jul

Ep. 128: You Down with 480p? Uh Yeah, Not Me

Some news about The Mandalorian, people are still buying DVDs, and some Episode IX leaks (no spoilers)! Here's what happens:

  • Who Got What? went all the way around. We need to keep a list of the stuff we buy so we quit buying it again.
  • Scoring for The Mandalorian begins, and some possible news regarding a character from The Clone Wars being in the show.
  • Star Wars Resistance isn't coming out on Blu-ray?!? What? But there will be DVDs a plenty.
  • Remember when we said we were surprised no LEGO images had been leaked? Well...
  • Doug Chiang showed some cool old concept art on his Instagram feed. Go look for it here.
  • Jason Ward at makingstarwars.net put some pretty cool rumors out there. Don't read them if you don't want to be spoiled at all! You can check it out here.
  • Hey Esquire, what are you doing? We didn't know you did articles like this.
  • Dallas drops a Star Trek bomb on us.
  • The ending song is a mashup of Taylor Swift's new song, The Archer, and Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper. Check it out on YouTube here.
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

 

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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! Robbo said you should.

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

 

24
Jul

Ep. 127: We Finally Got Wood

News from SDCC, toys, comics, Marvel and more! Here's what happens:

  • Dallas is back. Finally. He makes Who Got What? epic this week!
  • News from SDCC, including a dope comic series written by Charles Soule.
  • Check out the cover of Pablo Hidalgo's visual dictionary for The Rise of Skywalker! Knight of Ren!
  • Kevin Smith talks seeing the set for the final scene of The Rise of Skywalker.
  • Hasbro is making some sweet new toys, and there's more to come that they can't talk about.
  • Marvel brings the thunder, big time.
  • IndieWire's top 100 movies of the last decade includes The Last Jedi! They have some great things to say about it.
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

 

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! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

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

 

17
Jul

Ep. 126: Groundskeeper Snoke and the Happy Crappy Kid

Sith Troopers, Eli Vanto and Blue Velvet, new shirts, expensive toys. Here's what happens:

  • Who Got What? was brought to you in part by Terry Fitzgerald, excellent human being.
  • Chris Hall, artist extraordinaire, is helping us with some amazing merch. Be on the lookout!
  • How about those Sith Troopers? Warrant wrote a song about them.
  • There's an excerpt of Thrawn: Treason on Gizmodo. That's cool and all, but the big news is one of the pictures. You'll know it when you see it.
  • A Kenner Prototype Rocket Launcher Boba Fett sold at auction for over $100k! We suddenly don't feel bad about what we're spending.
  • Daisy Ridley talks lightsaber duels in The Rise of Skywalker.
  • When the kids were ditching class and smoking out back at Jedi High, Groundskeeper Snoke filled them full of his extremist agenda.
  • The mashup outro this week is called ...Ready for Backseat Freestyle? and you can find it on YouTube right here. Please share it with everyone you know!
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

 

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! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

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

 

10
Jul

Ep. 125: Where It’s At - We Got Two Australians and Some Microphones

Australia invades! Steele Saunders and Josh Chapman stop in to talk some Star Wars. Here's what happens:

  • Dallas was STILL on vacation. Good for him. Good for him.
  • Steele Saunders of Steele Wars (@SteeleWars) and Josh Chapman of Star Wars Spelt Out (@StarWarsSpelt) hang out with Luke and Eric. Apparently it takes two podcasting titans to fill the void that Dallas leaves when he's not there.
  • Who Got What? has some unique entries. Eric veered off his usual hardass rule and let the guests talk about stuff they've ordered but not received yet.
  • Here's a shocker: people are still complaining about certain things in Star Wars. Weird. Alex from Star Wars Explained wins Twitter.
  • Here's our top things that annoy us about top things lists.
  • What's the score with Galaxy's Edge? Ruining Disneyland? That's the word on the street. Not a street where logical people hang out, but some street somewhere.
  • Why not an alien main character in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order? You might be surprised.
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

 

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! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

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

 

3
Jul

Ep. 124: Clickbait Cantina

Vintage toys, animated series, Cassian Andor, Daisy Ridley! Here's what happens:

  • Dallas is on vacation in Hawaii. Good for him. Good for him.
  • Eric carries Who Got What? all alone. A big shout out to Eric's sister, Orphan.
  • We are seriously floored by the support of our Patreon launch. You guys are the best. It means a great deal to us all. Thank you!
  • The newest episode of Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures is really cool. Be sure to check out Jedi vs. Sith - The Skywalker Saga here on the Star Wars Kids YouTube channel.
  • Are Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau working on an animated series?
  • It looks like Gareth Edwards will be involved in the Cassian Andor live-action series!
  • Daisy Ridley talks about Star Wars.
  • Some live-action rumors in Clickbait Cantina.
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

 

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! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

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

 

26
Jun

Ep. 123: Some Fresh Motivation

Look who's here! Criss Fresh from The Geek Dudes podcast drops in to talk Celebration, collecting, and more. Here's what happens:

  • We're gonna say it. Criss Fresh (@crissfresh) is awesome.
  • Who Got What? shows that RDS in full force all of the world.
  • Did you get your SWCA 2020 pass? Well, if you didn't we may have some bad news.
  • The Boba Fest SDCC exclusive is neat. Is this what they're planning for the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back?
  • Dallas will give you a hand if you need one.
  • The Taylor Swift / DMX mashup, X Bon' Give It to Ya Delicately is back, now with a music video. You can check it out on YouTube. PLEASE GO LISTEN TO IT AND GIVE IT A LIKE! It would mean a lot to Eric.
  • If you ever worried that people were going to stop being jerks online or in person, you can rest easy. You've got nothing to worry about.
  • How about some new comics and books?
  • While talking about books, Criss Fresh plunges a dagger into Eric's heart while Dallas and Luke laugh and laugh. And then they all laugh some more.
  • Ready for the Patreon launch? Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. It should be live on July 1st!

 

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! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

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

 

19
Jun

Ep. 122: We Are What They Grow Beyond

Big announcements all around, a reason to Celebrate, and more video game news. Here's what happens:

  • Dallas made sure this week's Who Got What? was a big deal for everyone!
  • A big announcement from the Motivator camp. It's good stuff.
  • Colin Trevorrow and his team designed something that's in Galaxy's Edge?
  • More details from the LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga game roll in. It looks like it's going to be amazing!
  • Some classic Star Wars video games are being rereleased by Limited Run.
  • Arcade1UP is releasing the classic original Star Wars arcade games in their small-format cabinet. Good bye, money.
  • Jedi: Fallen Order is getting a five-issue prequel comic.
  • Michelle Rejwan, one of the producers of The Rise of Skywalker, is named the Senior VP of Live Action Development and Production! I bet that's a sweet job.
  • An email from Snoke's son-in-law. It's not a bit.
  • King Tom, ladies and gentlemen.

 

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! Robbo said you should.

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

 

12
Jun

Ep. 121: Jedi: Fallen Hoarder

Lots of game news from the E3 expo, including LEGO Star Wars and Jedi: Fallen Order, prepping for Alphabet Squadron, and Daisy Ridley news! Here's what happens:

  • Cruser breaks his losing streak in Who Got What?. FINALLY.
  • We're getting LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga in 2020! The trailer's tagline tells us "All Nine Films, One New Game" - super dope. It'll be available on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch.
  • We get to see alpha gameplay from Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order plus a trailer. Here's the thing: it's awesome. It's all awesome. Hopefully the actual release will live up to what we see here.
  • Since Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron will be out by the time this episode drops, Luke and Dallas talk about the Star Wars: TIE Fighter comic run. Apparently it's good.
  • There is some big news coming next week from the TBM camp. Big.

 

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! Robbo said you should.

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

 

5
Jun

Ep. 120: Qui-Gons, Bygones and Morons

Collectibles, Galaxy's Edge, crazy fandom and Master & Apprentice by Claudia Gray! Here's what happens:

  • We're graced with a visit from King Tom (@TomChansky), and he definitely delivers the goods.
  • Just the theme song alone for Who Got What? causes a scene.
  • The topic of weird fandom happenings leads to a question of motive and how to work the system. No conspiracy theories here, don't worry.
  • The gear for sale in Galaxy's Edge is crazy cool. Take our money. Just take it.
  • King Tom leads us into the novel Master & Apprentice by Claudia Gray. There are so many layers to what the story is about. Ms. Gray is a fantastic author, and the characters are really well done. We want you to read the book.
  • Thank you to everyone who listens to the show and who support us on social media. It really means a great deal to us!

 

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! Robbo said you should.

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

 

29
May

Ep. 119: What’s the Deal with Your Face?

A huge spread in Vanity Fair, disappearing cast names, some possible movie news, and more! Here's what happens:

  • Luke and Eric hold down the fort while Dallas is on vacation. Good for him. Good for him.
  • Luke forgets that Who Got What? is about getting Star Wars stuff. Luckily, Eric did not forget that.
  • A couple of names disappeared from the cast list on the UK Disney website for The Rise of Skywalker. What does that mean?
  • Vanity Fair's spread on The Rise of Skywalker makes us all want the movie even more. The photos alone are worth a look. Check them out here.
  • Is a Knights of the Old Republic movie in the works?
  • How about a couple of voicemails?
  • The outro song this week was taken from Taylor Swift's Netflix special. If you haven't watched that you're missing out for sure.

 

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! Robbo said you should.

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