Friday, December 11, 2015

StarWTF!? Episode 51: Battle Droid

Yet again we peer into the deep depths of stupidity that is the Phantom Menace and bring out one of the first things we see on screen. It's the Battle Droid! Those ineffectual robots that we see get taken down by the thousands through out the prequel trilogy and Clone Wars TV show. Listen as we discuss the in and outs of these robot failures and talk about all the dumb things involved in their creation behind the scenes. What does the head of a battle droid look like? How many kinds of them are there? Why where they ineffectual enemies? Is is Gungan or Gunga? Find out as we slash our way through the cannon fodder robots!

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During the Clone Wars, the Confederacy of Independent Systems used a variety of battle droids in their droid army, including B1 battle droidsB2 super battle droids, and Droidekas. The battle droids were often led in military campaigns by the Kaleesh cyborg General Grievous.

Although battle droids were outlawed by the Galactic Empire in the wake of the Clone Wars, companies such as Holowan Laboratories were able to evade the ban by having their products reclassified as security droids.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Book Was Better Episode 148: The Grinch! (with guest host Lauren)

This week we continue our jaunt down Santa Claus Lane as we read the flimsy novelization of green-hairy-Carrey Christmas-stealing movie: The Grinch! How did the Grinch steal Christmas you ask? Helping me solve this incredibly anti-climactic puzzle is none other than festive expert (and actual American) guest host Lauren! Warm up your sugar plums! I'm reaching into your stockings!

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Monday, December 7, 2015

FPcast for December 7 2015: The Good Dinosaur!

This week we travel back to an alternate prehistory as we review Pixar's latest flick: The Good Dinosaur! Plus we discuss the exciting new Disaster Artist casting, Black Panther, that Batman V Superman trailer, Shane Black's new Russ Crowe adventure AND we start reviewing some really awful made-for-TV Christmas movies! Find out why it truly is the most wonderful time of the year!

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