Guest Episodes, Star Wars IRL

The Darth Vader Ballet (Guest Ed Pettifer)

EPISODE 14 – James and Ralph are joined by special guest Ed Pettifer (SOLO: A Star Wars Story, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) to discuss three videos of Star Wars characters dancing. Including one that is referred to as “The Darth Vader Ballet” on the Disney+ series, “Behind the Attraction” 10/27/2021

Videos Discussed:
Dance-Off With the Star Wars Stars 2013 finale Medley with Gangnam Style
Disneyland Star Tours Opening Ceremony with Darth Vader and Tom Staggs
Star Tours Ribbon Cutting at Disneyland – January 9, 1987

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Mini-Episodes, Star Wars IRL

Ralph Celebrates Life Day on Batuu!

MINI EPISODE – Ralph, his wife Stevi and family made it to Batuu (West) just in time for Life Day 2021. Join Ralph as he travels the streets of Black Spire Outpost, looking for official Life Day offerings, joining travelers from around the galaxy to sing songs of the season, and join a procession from the Resistance Base to Docking Bay 7 to celebrate at the Millennium Falcon.

To join up next LIFE DAY, follow the group at
facebook.com/groups/holidayspecial

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Bonus Episode, Guest Episodes, Star Wars on the Small Screen

Life Day Special! (Guest Jay Glatfelter)

BONUS EPISODE – James and Ralph are joined by Jay Glatfelter (Geek. Dad. Life.) to do a live running commentary of the Star Wars Holiday Special! Is it as bad as George Lucas would lead you to believe? Watch along as Jay and James watch this television classic for the first time in its entirety!

*Due to copyright claims, “The Story of the Faithful Wookiee” aka the Boba Fett animated short has been cut out of this broadcast. The only thing you’re missing from our commentary is that Y-Wings are cool and this version of Han Solo resembles Adam Driver. Also, we are LIVE ACTION Star Wars, sooooo yeah, cutting it out is implied in our mandate.

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Mini-Episodes

James Visits the Planet of Naboo

MINI EPISODE – James spent his holiday in Spain and was able to visit the shooting location for the Theed plaza where Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker’s shuttle lands in Star Wars Episode II : Attack of the Clones. Join him as he tours the plaza and gives insight on this Naboo location after the rise of the Empire!

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Documentaries

Star Wars – Music by John Williams

EPISODE 13 – Ralph and James are discussing the BBC documentary from 1980 covering “Star Wars – Music by John Williams”. On this episode, the fellas discuss the impact that Williams had on symphonic films score. From Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind to Star Wars and now Empire, the documentary follows the exploits of John Williams and his rise to Star Wars stardom. 10/18/2021

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Guest Episodes, Star Wars on the Small Screen

The Muppet Show (Guest Patrick Cotnoir)

EPISODE 11 – Ralph & James are joined by Patrick Cotnoir (George Lucas Talk Show/ RAAAATSCRAPS) to discuss the legendary Muppet Show episode with guest Mark Hamill! 10/01/2021
Note: There was a communications disruption toward the end of the episode, so we get some static.

SHOW NOTES:
Chris Gethard Show Episode “One Man’s Trash
The George Lucas Talk Show
RAAATSCRAPS

Mandalorian, Star Wars on the Small Screen

The Mandalorian: Season Two Recap

EPISODE 10 – James and Ralph are discussing the entire second season of the first Star Wars LIVE ACTION television show ever! The Mandalorian. Do they gush over it or hate it? Maybe it’s something in-between. Either way, they have enough opinions to fill The Volume! Join them as they discuss Luke Skywalker, Dave Filoni, Jon Favreau, The Orville and of course Baby Yoda! 9.14.21

Bonus Episode

Star Wars’ Mystery Mini-Rig!

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BONUS EPISODE – Ralph and James, while recording an upcoming episode discover this bizarre Mini-Rig Star Wars vehicle behind the scenes of the Battle of Hoth. Not seen in the film, but definitely made for the picture. Let us know in the chat below what this vehicle might be!

Original John Williams Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oyQQYOQOGk

UPDATE: Pablo Hidalgo (@pabl0hidalgo) on Twitter:

“This is the “Rebel cannon sled”, a piece of production design that attempted to maximize value by building it on a real vehicle. In this case, an AKTIV snow trac sled.”

“The blueprints for it call out the snow trac base as well as its use of an ‘existing cannon unit.'”

“You may occasionally find photos of Luke in his snowspeeder pilot manning the guns online labeled as a ‘deleted scene’. It’s not. It’s more like a photo opportunity, as this prop / vehicle was on set that day.”

Bonus Episode

Ralph & James Watched! Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, Making of Season 2 Finale

YouTube Exclusive

BONUS EPISODE – James & Ralph watched Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, Making of Season 2 Finale, aka How to Rebuild Luke’s Face! They guys talk about watching the finale of Mando season 2, theories on where Star Wars can go from here and much much more!! Strap yourself into the egg scanner booth and prepare to get your face replaced by a deep faked younger version of yourself! Do we love the character of Luke Skywalker? Only one way to find out. Watch this, our latest bonus episode! 8.26.21

Mandalorian, Star Wars on the Small Screen

The Mandalorian: Season One Recap

EPISODE 7 – Ralph and James are discussing the entire first season of the first Star Wars LIVE ACTION television show ever! The Mandalorian. Do they gush over it or hate it? Maybe it’s something in-between. Either way, they have enough opinions to fill The Volume! Join them as they discuss Ugnaughts, Bounties, Cancelled Cast Members and of course Baby Yoda! 8.6.21

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Star Wars on the Small Screen

Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge

EPISODE 6 – James and Ralph are sliding headfirst into a garbage masher filled with joyous foam! That’s right, we are talking about the Star Wars Kids’ show Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge featuring everyone’s favorite new Jedi, Kelleran Beq with the protocol droid AD-3 and the Astromech Droid LX-R5. Join the guys as they take a walk down nostalgia road with this throwback to kids competition shows like Fun House, Finder’s Keepers and Legends of the Hidden Temple. 7.23.21

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Films

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

EPISODE 5 – Ralph and James are chatting about the second episode of George Lucas’ PrequelTrilogy! Attack of the Clones. A name that sounds like it would fit in a Flash Gordon serial. In fact, there is a lot about the film that feels like it would fit in a Flash Gordon serial. Join the fellas as they sing the praises of one of the least popular films in the Star Wars Saga! 7.2.21

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Documentaries

From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga

EPISODE 3 – Ralph and James break down the 1983 documentary, From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga. The film interviews George Lucas about his epic trilogy and gives you a behind the scenes glimpse into Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. We see the creation of the creatures from Jabba’s Palace, what it took to create the Speeder Bike chase, Lucas’ vision of Star Wars from a 1983 perspective and get a wonderful narration by Mark Hamill. 6.1.21

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Star Wars on the Small Screen

Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II

EPISODE 2 – James and Ralph discuss the 1997 cutscenes from the LucasArts game Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II. The full motion cutscenes feature actors in live action moving around in full CG environments. The CG isn’t great, either is the acting, but the spirit of Star Wars is definitely present and there is a sort of charm to this footage that came to us late during the “Dark Times”. 5.24.21

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Mini-Episodes

Ralph Chats Scores – “1977 Imperial Theme”

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MINI EPISODE – Join Ralph as he points out the long forgotten Imperial Theme from Star Wars (1977) composed by John Williams. After Williams had composed the Imperial March for The Empire Strikes Back, he used that theme for Darth Vader and the Galactic Empire. Even thought John Williams abandoned the theme, Michael Giacchino and John Powell used it in Rogue One and Solo: A Star Wars Story respectively. 5.28.21

Films

SOLO: A Star Wars Story

EPISODE 1 – Ralph and James discuss the 2018 Ron Howard directed film starring Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Woody Harrelson. We discuss our favorite aspects of the film, the music, the locations and our mutual love for this seemingly underrated Star Wars film! 5.15.2021

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Update

This is where the Fun Begins

EPISODE 0 – James and Ralph love Star Wars and are excited to talk about it on their all new show, the Live Action Star Wars podcast. They are going to discuss all of the LIVE ACTION shows coming soon Disney+, as well as Documentaries, TV Commercials, TV Specials and of course the Films! Join us on this new adventure through the galaxy! Don’t give in to hate and celebrate the love! 5.7.21

Join us on our first episode (May 25, 2021) as we discuss SOLO: A Star Wars Story!

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