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Episode 9: Pablo Hidalgo and the Philosophy of the Force

I am joined by friend, voice actor, and mutual Star Wars aficionado S.W. Christopher. In this episode we’re tackling the recent spate of fan speculation brought on by Pablo Hidalgo of Lucasfilm’s Story Group, tweeting about the Force, Midichlorians, and whether or not Han Solo was Force Sensitive! What was Pablo actually saying? Will we ever actually know? And who is Supreme Leader Snoke? All these questions and more (except perhaps that last one)!


Episode 8: Sounding Like a Separatist

Michael O’Connor over at Retrozap has written an excellent piece on the politics of Star Wars. Trust me, it’s not boring. I think there is some excellent information in there. In this episode I go a little longer than normal, I review the piece, and offer my own commentary. I felt it necessary to provide a few clarifications from my perspective based on the article, but I really recommend you check it out for yourself. Very thought-provoking.

Links: Tolkien’s Vision of Liberty and Limited Government, Inside the VC and the NVA: The Real Story of North Vietnam’s Armed Forces


Episode 6: The Force Awakens

Now that the Blu-Rey* is out and I’ve had the opportunity to really absorb the film, where does it stand among the rest of the Star Wars saga? This is not a commentary or a review, but just me free-wheeling on the new characters, the old characters, my thoughts and feelings about the movie, and a little bit of speculation.



Episode 5: Star Wars Rebels

Finally back after a long hiatus! Apologies for the long delay, but I’m possessed with a new focus and new energy, and a solid idea of where the show is headed. This week talking about Star Wars Rebels and that wonderful Season Two finale, Twilight of the Apprentice! Is Ahsoka alive or dead? What happened between her and Darth Vader? Where do we go from here? Get all my theories here. You may hear something you haven’t heard yet!


Episode 004: Battlefront, Skellig Michael and After Many Maths

Star Wars Battlefront’ Beta Details Revealed: Dates, Multiplayer Maps And Modes

‘Star Wars Battlefront’: DICE Talks Casual Appeal, Space Battles, ‘Battlefield’s’ Differences

The Star Wars Underworld: EA Reveals ‘Drop Zone’ Mode For Star Wars Battlefront

Colin Trevorrow Has Begun Writing Star Wars: Episode IX

Star Wars Episode VIII: Filming on Skellig Michael

Star Wars actor Anthony Daniels on the new film and his life as C-3PO

Why Star Wars: The New Jedi Order Is Still Vital Reading

All 6 Star Wars films coming to Netflix and AMC theaters?


Episode 003: Betas, Bullies and Girl Power

Hope everyone had a good Force Friday! We’re still eagerly anticipating the release of a new trailer, though we don’t know whether that will happen out of Dragon*Con or perhaps later this month. My money is on early October, but we’ll see! Meanwhile, here are the links:

Battlefront Multiplayer Beta coming in October

Kylo Ren is not a Sith

Disney Infinity 3.0 review by IGN

Bullied girl gets support from ‘Star Wars’ fans

Collecting Gems: Star Wars the Expanded Universe

Women on shortlist for lead in Star Wars: Episode VIII


Episode 002: Battlefront, 9 Things You Didn’t Know and Let’s Be Friends

Talking about some really cool news about Star Wars Battlefront, David Collins shares 9 things you probably didn’t know about Star Wars music, and some advice at the end about how we can live as a community of Star Wars fans.  Here’s the links:






Hmm, @diegoluna is sporting a very Biggs Darklighter look for #StarWars @RogueOne2016 … pic.twitter.com/sHbwrlF9rO

— Paul Bateman (@PaulRMQ) August 18, 2015


Episode 001: Rogue One, Disney Parks and TV Rumors

A whole lot of news items and exciting details in this episode! Here are the links:








Is that 2 suns or 3? Nice clear version of Drew's #StarWarsTheForceAwakens poster… pic.twitter.com/dRwy1ViCFx

— Paul Bateman (@PaulRMQ) August 15, 2015


Episode 000: Inaugural Episode

Welcome to the first episode of the Star Wars Survival Guide! Herein I discuss the format of the show and why I decided to come off hiatus out of the gate with a Star Wars show first.

Links heard in the show: