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Echo Base #48: Generations of Heroes and Villains
Posted by Chris on February 29, 2016 at 05:00 PM CST

This week we look back at the heroes and villains of the two existing trilogies and look forward at what may be to come in the current trilogy. Full Report
Echo Base #47: A Legendary Possibility
Posted by Chris on February 28, 2016 at 05:09 PM CST

Chris and Erik discuss a certain someone rumored to possibly show up in future episodes of Rebels. Is it wise to bring in Legends characters? And if so, which ones would work and which wouldn't? Full Report
Echo Base #46: Off the Beaten Path
Posted by Erik on February 2, 2016 at 09:00 AM CST

The Force Awakens has been an overwhelming success in every way. It's pretty safe to say Rogue One will be also... or is it? It's the first spin-off, the first with a different tone, and the first without the iconic main characters. What kind of struggles will it face? How will Lucasfilm handle the marketing and merchandising? And perhaps most importantly, how will the mainstream audience deal with a non-Skywalker Star Wars film? Full Report
Echo Base #45: Beyond the Sea
Posted by Erik on January 26, 2016 at 09:00 AM CST

When Disney announced the "Star Wars Day at Sea" for their cruise line, we all wondered what was involved and whether it'd be worth it. Lou went on the inaugural voyage and has returned with a full report! Full Report
Echo Base #44: A Closer Look
Posted by Erik on January 15, 2016 at 03:37 PM CST

While Lou's off stranded in the middle of the ocean, Erik and Chris take a closer look at The Force Awakens (and Rebels too!) and address questions submitted by the listeners. How did Rey know about the Force? Is Rebels bringing in too many familiar faces? Join us as we address these questions and many more here at Echo Base! Full Report
Echo Base #43: A New Era
Posted by Erik on January 8, 2016 at 08:43 AM CST

The new era of Star Wars begins! We start the new year by addressing a listener question, looking at the box office numbers so far, and reflecting on the resounding success of The Force Awakens, as well as taking a look forward to Rogue One. Come celebrate this new era with us at Echo Base! Full Report
Echo Base #42: And So It Begins!
Posted by Erik on December 24, 2015 at 05:01 AM CST

Welcome to the new era of Star Wars! In the first of what are to be many discussions of The Force Awakens, we dive into what at least one of our hosts thinks may be his favorite film of the whole saga! Full Report
Echo Base #41: Last Moments Before the New Era
Posted by Erik on December 10, 2015 at 11:00 AM CST

Next week we're entering a new era. In 1983, the cinematic Star Wars story ended. Yes, the prequels brought a new beginning, but the end of the story remained. We're about to enter an era with no defined ending. But in these last moments of the current era, we look back upon our most memorable moments leading up to now as we reflect back upon the past year. Full Report
Echo Base #40: Confront Your Fear
Posted by Erik on December 9, 2015 at 06:00 PM CST

As excited as we are about The Force Awakens, many of us have some anxiety. Even Daisy Ridley recently talked about her "overwhelming fear." This week we look at some of the concerns people have about the film, ranging from its director to its box office performance to its reception by the press. Full Report