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Marvel Star Wars Explorers
107 minutes | May 19, 2022
The Light and Darkness War
As a car accident sends Lazarus Jones into a coma, out of our known reality, and into an intergalactic war in the dimension of Urumm, Brian and Sam finds themselves outside their familiar reality of Star Wars and instead discussing the limited run comic series, The Light and Darkness War! Along the way, they're also talking about Disney Gallery and some of their favorite pop culture items from 1988 and 1989, before diving into the comic that landed Tom Veitch and Cam Kennedy their job of reintroducing Star Wars comics to the world with Dark Empire. Menteps! Teslas! NA! This one has it all!
163 minutes | May 5, 2022
Dark Empire II: Issue 6 (with Sean Davis)
As the Emperor's agents infiltrate New Alderaan in search of Leia's Jedi twins, Sean Davis infiltrates the podcast, and our hearts, as we wrap up our coverage of Dark Empire II! He's here to tell us about how much he wanted to see Forget Paris as a child, plus we're discussing what a Star Wars video game in the style of the Uncharted series might look like, heaping enormous praise on the work of Cam Kennedy, and pondering the many unknowable questions raised by Dark Empire II.
150 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
Dark Empire II: Issue 5 (with Geoff Clarke)
As Lando's soldiers and their Viper Automadons face off against the Emperor's deadly Chrysalis Beasts, our Canadian Correspondent Geoff Clarke returns to the podcast to talk sausage, hockey and 90s action flicks, while Brian gives his review of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, and we all fawn over what may just be the nicest cover we ever did cover.
118 minutes | Apr 7, 2022
Dark Empire II: Issue 4 (with Cam Siemer)
As the revived Emperor tours his new Galaxy Gun above the Throneworld, Cam returns to the podcast to tour Dark Empire II and weigh in on the superweapons, reused plot points and steampunk civilizations it contains, PLUS we remember the joys of Tommy Boy, ponder the mysterious death of a politician, and get excited about Christopher Lloyd. Also, more Batman.
132 minutes | Apr 1, 2022
Batman Forever (Trivia) Audio Commentary (with Cam Siemer)
As Two-Face unleashes a wave of crime upon Gotham City, your two best Batman Forever friends welcome Cam Siemer to the podcast to record an audio commentary track for everyone's favorite(?) Batman film of the nineties! That's right, it's finally here! Join our three intrepid caped crusaders as they marvel at the highs and lows of Joel Schumacher's take on Batman, share a litany of Batman Forever trivia facts, fawn over Chase Meridian, and generally shoot the shit while watching a very strange movie together. Queue up your copy of the movie and we'll tell you where to sync up so you can watch along too!
116 minutes | Mar 24, 2022
Dark Empire II: Issue 3 (with Josh Lee)
As Luke and Kam explore an ancient Jedi planet, Josh Lee rejoins the podcast to talk about his recent exploration of Batuu, while Sam explores Earth Mysteries, Brian explores Galactic Starcruiser videos, they all explore the new Obi-Wan trailer, and finally weigh in on the direction of Dark Empire II as they reach its halfway point. Plus, a special announcement about what's next for the podcast!
195 minutes | Mar 10, 2022
The 3rd Annual Golden Hoojibs (with Kevin Young)
In a time honored tradition, your two best Star Friends are taking a break between issues 2 and 3 of a Dark Empire comic to heap praise upon their favorite films of the previous year! That's right, listeners. It's time for the 3rd Annual Golden Hoojibs Awards! Kevin Young joins, as we discuss at length our favorite recent comic book movies and TV shows, our biggest disappointments, our favorite old movies we saw for the first time, and our top 10 films of the year. Was 2021 the greatest year in MCU history? Will the subject of Star Wars come up at all during the conversation? How many different ways can we say that Spider-Man was cool? Tune in, for the answers to all these questions and more!
127 minutes | Feb 24, 2022
Dark Empire II: Issue 2 (with David Robertson)
As Han and Leia find themselves on the run from a familiar bounty hunter, we find ourselves once again in the presence of David Robertson, who joins us to talk about Wedge's cousin, a one-of-a-kind piece of Dark Empire II memorabilia that he owns, and to compare and contrast The Book of Boba Fett with this comic book of Boba Fett.
125 minutes | Feb 10, 2022
Dark Empire II: Issue 1 (with Eric Ambler)
As the remnants of the defeated Emperor's fleet prepare for a return to the Galactic Stage, Sam and Brian return to your podcast feed for the first part of their coverage of Dark Empire II! And joining us from a toppled clone tank is none other than Eric Ambler, who's ready to dive in with us as we examine the good, the bad, and the familiar, in Issue 1. Plus, we finally open The Book of Boba Fett! The Marvel Star Wars Explorers Strike Back!
153 minutes | Dec 23, 2021
UK13 - Rust Never Sleeps / The Flight of the Falcon / Blind Fury! (with Sean Davis)
Ho Ho Horliss-Horliss, and a Merry Life Day to you! Brian and Sam welcome Sean Davis back to the cast to close out the year and to close the book on Marvel Star Wars comics (of the 70s and 80s)! We're unwrapping three new tales this time, including a rumination on the belief systems of discarded droids, an origin story for the Millenium Falcon, and Luke's harrowing journey into the heart of darkness. We're also talking about the newly announced Star Wars: Eclipse, reflecting on the UK comics as a whole, naming our favorite characters, covers and storylines from the run, and considering what's next for the podcast. Thank you for another wonderful year of Exploring with us, listeners! We'll be back for more in 2022!
130 minutes | Dec 10, 2021
UK12 - Tilotny Throws a Shape / Dark Lord's Conscience (with Jack Stovold)
Sam and Brian enter new territory as they cover two different strange and surreal short stories written by Alan Moore. Fortunately, they have a guide in Jack Stovold, who shares his childhood memories of Cronenbergian Stormtrooper monstrosities, time paradoxes and childish godlike beings. Beyond that, there's pre-Return of the Jedi Vader characterization, our current feelings on Bor Gullet and Saw Gerrera, the latest and greatest Star Wars comics featuring Life Day and Hoojibs, AND we talk about a commercial for a hotel! Star Wars is money.
140 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
UK11 - Dark Knight's Devilry (with David Robertson)
As Luke and Leia race across the surface of Jerne in search of a long lost crystal with time distorting properties, David Robertson makes his return to the podcast to talk with us about his recently published comic collection, to weather Sam's growing Star Wars cynicism, to offer up some history regarding Captain Britain, and to weigh in on the inclusion of time travel elements in Star Wars and other well-known properties. Happy Life Day, listeners!
81 minutes | Nov 12, 2021
UK10 - The Pandora Effect (with Josh Lee)
As Han and Leia find themselves in the clutches of five evil-worshipping extra-dimensional fanatics, Sam and Brian find themselves in the charms of Josh Lee, for a discussion that covers the newest, hottest Book of Boba Fett trailer, our ideas for a Star Wars action figure-based sitcom plot, and our takes on famed comic book luminary Alan Moore's contributions to the Star Wars galaxy.
124 minutes | Oct 28, 2021
UK9 - Death Masque (with Barm)
As Luke wanders through a frightening hellscape of horrors, your two best Star Friends celebrate Halloween in style, by inviting Barm back to the podcast for a demonic discussion of nightmare demons in Star Wars, to wickedly weigh in on Dune, and to celebrate the surreality caused by a little creature named Reist. Happy Wuhoween, everyone!
89 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
UK8 - The Guardian of Forever! (with Sean Davis)
As all our favourite Star Heroes explore a vast underground lost city of space, we invite Sean Davis back for the thrilling conclusion of this epic tale, and to unpack Lego Star Wars: Terrifying Tales, to analyze what did and didn't work for us in this nine-part adventure, and to bid farewell to the newest Star Warrior, Mici Shabandar.
132 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
UK7 - The Word for World is Death! (with Sean Davis)
As Luke and Leia make their way across the harsh surface of Alashan with some unlikely allies, we find ourselves once again joined by our most likely ally, Sean Davis, to rank our top three episodes of Star Wars: Visions, to hear Sam's exciting new podcast announcement, to discuss the slow build of tension in these classic comics and to address listener mail about Star Wars video game remakes.
129 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
UK6 - World of Fire! (with Sean Davis)
As the Star Warriors fly from Foundry in a stolen Imperial prototype, Sean Davis flies back onto the podcast to give us his thoughts on the latest Disney Gallery episode, to debate the canonicity of non-cinematic Star Wars works, and to welcome Mici into A Galaxy Far, Far Away. This episode gets 10 out of 10 rings. And is canon.
97 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
UK5 - The Weapons Master! (with Blythe Rudloff)
As Leia recounts the tragic tale of her training under the tutelage of Giles Durane to her fellow Star Warriors, we welcome Blythe Rudloff back to the cast to react to the end of The Bad Batch and the Firespray backlash, to fawn over our new favorite character, Gimlet, and to take a dive into our deep well of listener iTunes reviews.
100 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
UK4 - The Day After The Death Star! (with Eric Ambler)
As a certain Star Warrior, riding the highs of his recent victory, finds himself in a Space Duel for his life, we find ourselves riding the highs of having Eric Ambler rejoin us on the podcast to talk with us about our Tamagotchi memories, Star Wars trilogy novelizations, Chewie's medal, and the surprisingly deep characterization of Luke Skywalker in this story.
140 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
UK3 - Way of the Wookiee! (with Geoff Clarke)
As Han Solo and Chewbacca complete the earliest version of the Kessel Run, we welcome Geoff Clarke back to the podcast to school us on the metrication of Canada, to hear about the latest news on Batuu, to wax nostalgic about the joys of Solo: A Star Wars Story, and to give us his two pence on British Marvel comics of the seventies.
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