The Bad Motivators: A Malfunctioning Star Wars Podcast

25
Apr

Ep 62: We Ruin the Novelization of “The Last Jedi”

We FINALLY get to the novelization of The Last Jedi by Jason Fry. Here's what happens:

  • Dallas went to see an NBA playoff game, so Luke and Eric are joined by King Tom (@TomChansky) and Nick Palmer (@BlueAce1878)!
  • Nick has completed his 6" Black Series collection. Holy crap.
  • Eric got some stuff on clearance. No dewback though.
  • We talk about the novelization of The Last Jedi. Did add to the experience? Best parts? What could we live with out? Eric says he liked it, but did he?
  • Where is everyone at with Solo: A Star Wars Story? Are the tickets really going on sale on May 4th?
  • Listener voicemails. King Tom sent in a voicemail and ended up being a guest host. It's like that scene where there are 1000 Reys looking in the mirror.
  • You think you found love, but you're standing in The Pit.

 

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!

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E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

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Luke Cruser: @lukecruser
Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

 

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18
Apr

Ep. 61: The Pit, We All Fell in the (Sarlacc) Pit

A new tv spot for Solo: A Star Wars Story? A new issue of the Darth Vader comic? Possible Celebration news? What?!? Here's what happens:

  • Wookiee Weekend was a bit disappointing, but somehow we still scored some great stuff.
  • The new tv spot for Solo is a good one.
  • Darth Vader does a pretty solid Jaws imitation.
  • Lee-Char, the king of Mon Cala, is a sea monkey, just like in the old comic book ads.
  • Is there a pending Star Wars Celebration announcement? Will May 4th be the day they finally tell us when we'll be happy again?
  • Macklin, you son of a bitch.
  • Great listener emails and voicemails! Thank you Andy, King Tom (we love you) and JP!
  • San Dimas high school football rules.

 

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
Apr

Ep. 60: Solo Trailer: You Might Wanna Buckle Up, Baby!

There's a new trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story, baby! Here's what happens:

  • Luke is back, baby! He's back!
  • Being sick last week didn't get Luke any sympathy toys. Dallas scored a bunch of stuff. Eric cried to his wife until he finally got his way.
  • We discuss the new Solo trailer in classic TBM fashion. The music! The visuals! LANDO SPEAKS!
  • The Bad Motivators Star Wars Tweet of the Week comes from our friend Emily Lind (@eflind). You can check the Tweet out here. She talks to Pablo Hidalgo about people who hate things so much that they can't stand the thought of someone else liking it. It's a great thread.
  • People on Twitter continue to be pains in the ass! Who saw that coming?
  • Being happy is more pleasant than being mad.

 

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
Apr

Ep. 59: A Little Less Motivation, a Little More Action

The bonus features on The Last Jedi home release are awesome! Here's what happens:

  • Luke was sick and had to sit this one out. He was the only one of us three that had done every show up until now! Get better, buddy.
  • Luke got each of the three Motivators the Rey on Crait set, and Dallas returned the favor by scoring us the Kylo Ren in the Throne Room set! YES!!!
  • Eric brought home a haul from Target. Yay clearance!
  • The Hasbro Sail Barge is a go. I repeat, it's a go.
  • Dallas and Eric talk about the remaining bonus features of The Last Jedi home release. There is some great stuff in there! It's definitely worth multiple views.
  • Eric forgets all about The Bad Motivators Star Wars Tweet of the Week this week. It was a good one, too. Come on, Strothers. Get your head in the game.
  • Listener emails and voicemails. Turbo is back. Richie reminds us that the Black Series toys aren't going to be valuable and we should be playing with them. JP and Josh ask about Solo. King Tom trolls Eric, possibly unintentionally. Possibly.

 

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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28
Mar

Ep. 58: The Director, the Jedi and the Motivators

The hard copy home release of The Last Jedi is finally out! Here's what happens:

  • Eric figured out the Graflex lightsaber hilt situation in The Last Jedi that he talked about last week.
  • Luke had a KILLER birthday.
  • What's up with the HasLab sail barge? It's getting there.
  • Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be credited as Executive Producers on Solo. An article from Vulture makes some other claims, but its pretty sketchy.
  • Rian Johnson says the backlash over The Last Jedi won't influence his upcoming trilogy.
  • We discuss The Director and the Jedi at length.
  • Dallas can't get over the crystal foxes.
  • The Bad Motivators Star Wars Tweet of the Week comes from skywalker (@tolkenianjedi). You can check the Tweet out here. It features a clip of a video from Entertainment Tonight in which Ash Crossan interviews Mark Hamill, and they discuss his final scene with Carrie Fisher. It's SO good.
  • We got an email from Emily Lind, which isn't even a thinly veiled vehicle for bragging about a SWEET autographed Director Krennic variant cover comic.
  • Stay around after the end for a pretty serious 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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21
Mar

Ep. 57: Vader’s Got Issues, Boushh Gets Blasted

Issue #13 of the Darth Vader comic, plus eight episodes of Forces of Destiny! Here's what happens:

  • Dallas scored some cool Funko gear. Eric rescues Hera from the worst party ever.
  • What's up with the HasLab sail barge?
  • Issue #13 of the Darth Vader comic gets the Motivator treatment. It's a killer issue for sure.
  • Eight episodes of Forces of Destiny dropped. What did we think of them? What do you think of them?
  • Mark Hamill enjoyed St. Patrick's Day in Ireland. He has some things to say about Episode IX in a fun spot interview with ABC. Come on, J.J., don't let us down!
  • Is the music score-only version of The Last Jedi only available for a limited time via Movies Anywhere?
  • The Bad Motivators Star Wars Tweet of the Week comes from Noemi Pataki (@shan_the_druid). You can check the Tweet out here. She asks one Mr. Chuck Wendig about Mr. Bones.
  • Listener emails and voicemails, featuring King Tom, Sam Scorsone, JP and Josh Nelson.
  • Some final thoughts on the Wars.
  • Be sure to watch The Director and the Jedi, the feature-length documentary on the making of The Last Jedi. It's so, so good!
  • Stick around for some Helloween. You know you want to.

 

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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14
Mar

Ep. 56: Celebrating One Year of Bad Motivation

It's our one year anniversary! Happy birthday to The Bad Motivators! Here's what happens:

  • Dallas tells us how great Hawaii was.
  • Luke and Dallas both got the Chewbacca on the AT-ST Funko Pop. Eric got the IMAX standups from The Last Jedi! YES!!!!
  • Issue #12 of the Darth Vader comic is up for discussion.
  • Jon Favreau will be the executive producer and writer of a live-action Star Wars series.
  • Mark Hamill gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • The Bad Motivators Star Wars Tweet of the Week comes from Jason Guerrasio (@JasonGuerrasio). Check the Tweet here. I don't think he liked the "third lesson" deleted scene from The Last Jedi!
  • The Last Jedi is out on major streaming platforms. Luke and Eric are trying to wait for the 4K Blu-ray release, but Dallas bought it while the show was being recorded and rubbed it in their faces.
  • Great listener emails and voicemails from King Tom, JP, Turbo and Nick!
  • 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!

 

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.

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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7
Mar

Ep. 55: Star Wars Rebels Wraps It Up

The final episodes of Star Wars Rebels aired. The end of the series brought some unexpected surprises! Here's what happens:

  • Dallas is in Hawaii and couldn't join us on the show. But he's in HAWAII. Good for him. Good for him.
  • Luke got a really sweet Padmé Funko Pop. Eric got a giant porg. GIANT. Yeah, it's one of the Force Friday giveaway porgs. Sorry kids, no college for you.
  • We break down A Fool's Hope and Family Reunion - and Farewell, the final episodes of Star Wars Rebels. It was something, that's for sure. FULL SPOILERS!
  • We talk about our favorite moments in the episodes. What were your favorites?
  • Does the series leave a legacy that will have an impact in the long run?
  • The Bad Motivators Star Wars Tweet of the Week comes from Dave Filoni (@dave_filoni). Check the Tweet here. It's quite fitting.
  • We discuss what might come next. We're probably wrong.
  • 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!

 

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.

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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28
Feb

Ep. 54: Star Wars Rebels: Learning to Let Go

Two more episodes of Star Wars Rebels aired. Just one more night to go. Here's what happens:

  • Dallas scored some cool toys. Luke and Eric got nothing. Sad.
  • We discuss the two newest episodes of Star Wars Rebels, Wolves at the Door and A War Between Worlds. We liked them! Great visuals. We may have been too hard on Dave Filoni. Maybe.
  • Eric goes on a bit of a tangent. Yeah.
  • There are some spoilers floating around about the upcoming The Last Jedi novelization by Jason Fry. Don't worry, we don't discuss them. Just be aware!
  • The Bad Motivators Star Wars Tweet of the Week is back! It wasn't gone because we didn't have time, it was because we totally forgot to do it. This one comes from Ian Fee (@IanFee). Check the Tweet here. It looks like he paved the way for Mark Hamill to possibly be in GotG 3?!?
  • David W. Collins has a new podcast launching February 28th called The Soundtrack Show, where he'll dissect film scores and discuss them in detail! Super cool!
  • Listener emails and voicemails! There's some really great stuff in here.
  • 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!

 

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.

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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21
Feb

Ep. 53: Rebels Dume and Gloom

The first of the final episodes of Star Wars Rebels aired! Here's what happens:

  • Dallas got some great stuff. Eric tells a tale of lament and woe that is sure to drive you to tears. Help the guy out!
  • We got two episodes of Star Wars Rebels, Jedi Night and DUME. If you haven't watched them before listening to this episode and don't want to get spoiled, hurry up and watch! Dallas didn't get to see the episodes before we recorded this episode, so Luke and Eric sent him to his room for this part.
  • In issue #11 of the Darth Vader comic we see DV go up against a family of bounty hunters led by a greasy Charlie Sheen cosplayer. Oh Sheev, what are you up to?
  • Oh man, there are some cool toys on the way. Goodbye, money.
  • Tweet of the Week, you say? Yeah, we forgot.
  • Luke made some killer new shirt designs. See the link below!
  • 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.

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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