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The rumors say Natasha Liu Bordizzo will be playing Sabine Wren in the Ahsoka series. But her Star Wars debut may come sooner - during season 3 of The Mandalorian. Today, the reasons why... Punch it! Here's the Bordizzo stunt choreography video: https://www.instagram.com/p/CToN4pql8nT/ Here's the Dechelle lightsaber video: https://www.instagram.com/p/CVS_I0cJe7Z/ And here's the Cobra Kai stunt choreography interview: https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/previsualizing-stunts-cobra-kai/ ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Dec 7

8 min 48 sec

Our latest exploration into Boba Fett's history (it's Fettday today!) wraps up his appearances in Star Wars storytelling before the events of A New Hope. We'll be talking about his last interaction with Asajj Ventress, and a brief sabotage of Han Solo. Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Dec 6

13 min 10 sec

On this "Spinner Sunday" episode: now that we have completed story arcs for The High Republic comics, we'll review the highlights in advance of Wave 3 starting next month! Today, "Heart of the Drengir." Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Dec 5

11 min 56 sec

"Message" is the latest Book of Boba Fett commercial teaser, with a new moment and a few more frames added to previously shown scenes that changes their dynamics. Also, we're connecting the "Book" with Boba's statement about respectful rule... Punch it! Check out "Message" right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCAlNWNbN5c ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Dec 4

10 min 11 sec

Also in Empire Magazine, we find out how far along Rangers of the New Republic got in development (not very). We'll put that into context on today's show, and also consider this question: did Pablo Hidalgo sneak the premise of the series into an in-universe reference book back in 2018? Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Dec 3

9 min 8 sec

Casting rumors and magazine features, oh my! Let's pick up on the thread we pulled Monday and catch up on all the Star Wars: Ahsoka series news. Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Dec 2

8 min 32 sec

The Book of Boba Fett headlines Star Wars storytelling releases this month! We'll check in on upcoming developments in all 12 story categories today... Punch it! Department of Corrections: In the episode, I mentioned last year's Disney Investor Day from December 2020, but called it "2010" instead. Whoops! Even though there's always not notable news in all 12 of the categories, we'll check in on them all in this episode. Here's what they are... Movies Live-action TV Animation Books Audiobooks Short Stories Comics Virtual Reality Video Games Experiential (Events/Conventions/Parks) Merchandise Streaming ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Dec 1

13 min 34 sec

Over the holiday weekend, Empire Magazine dropped their Book of Boba Fett cover story! Today, five highlights from the feature - some of which confirmed or aligned with things about which we've speculated here on the podcast over the past couple of months. Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 30

12 min 23 sec

We're learning all we can about Boba Fett prior to The Book of Boba Fett debut one month from today! This time we're looking at his two appearances in Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark. Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 29

11 min 17 sec

"Reign" is a new 30-second teaser for Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett. On today's show, we're flagging the new scenes of interest for you... Punch it! If you haven't seen it yet, here it is for you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crABxPcIzCU ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 28

7 min 49 sec

The final High Republic Show of the year! Granted, there's not a lot they can reveal because they're holding out for Wave 3 reveals in January. But there are some fascinating bits in there, and I'm flagging highlights for you today. Punch it! Here's Episode 6 of The High Republic Show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ejhPPnMQMc ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 27

9 min 12 sec

Since it's Black Friday, it seemed like a good time to check in on Bring Home the Bounty, which includes updated info on Bo-Katan, Death Watch, and Cobb Vanth, with implications for both The Book of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian. Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 26

10 min 22 sec

When you look at the expressions of gratitude in Star Wars, you start to see some interesting patterns - like in which trilogy it happens most often (and why), the characters who thank others most frequently, and only rarely in a sarcastic fashion. Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 25

9 min 18 sec

Each of the Hollywood trades had unique details in their rumor reports about the delay in Star Wars: Rogue Squadron's production. And some of those details either don't make sense or aren't necessarily a cause for concern. Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 24

8 min 39 sec

Last week's rumor about Kathleen Kennedy's contract extension is confusing! What seems pretty clear, though, is that when you compare her Star Wars box office to either the DCEU or the MCU, she seems to be doing just fine, thank you very much. Punch it! Department of Corrections Note: In comparing the DCEU and Star Wars box office numbers, I say "million" a couple of times where I should have said "billion." Whoops! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 23

9 min 28 sec

Over the past month or so, you've heard us talk about Cufflinks.com on the show. But what goes into the whole process of licensing a Star Wars product, and bringing it to fans? Joy Broin, the Brand Manager for Cufflinks.com, gives us a unique look behind the scenes... Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 22

20 min 34 sec

It's Monday Fettday once again! Boba Fett seems to have escaped during the prison riot we talked about last week. Today, we dig into an ill-fated job he leads with a last-minute addition to his crew - Asajj Ventress. Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 22

11 min 36 sec

The Destination D23 event is happening at Walt Disney World this weekend, and Star Wars talk centered around the Galactic Starcruiser experience opening next year. Today, we'll explore story-related highlights and other takeaways from the panels. Punch it! Department of Corrections Note: In the show, I mentioned that the Hutts are running the Halcyon as a gambling ship during the Clone Wars. We don't know if that's true ... yet. It *was* the case prior to The Phantom Menace, but we're not sure if that's the case in the time between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 21

19 min 3 sec

I said it in 2014, and apparently I feel the same way now: it's really difficult to satisfactorily explain how nuts the final part of the Star Wars Holiday Special is without using profanity. Which sidebars into the ground rules of the show, but still... Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 20

7 min 7 sec

George Lucas isn't wrong - the Boba Fett cartoon, "The Story of the Faithful Wookiee," really is the (unironically) best part of the Star Wars Holiday Special. The rest probably deserves Lucas's proposed hammer treatment. Punch it! If you've never seen it, or want to see it again, here you go! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hH8rxarVG8 ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 19

6 min 39 sec

If the first quarter of the Star Wars Holiday Special was the "boring" part, the second quarter is the "awkward" part, without question. But it's good for a laugh or three, to be sure... Punch it! If you've never seen it, or want to see it again, here you go! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hH8rxarVG8 ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 18

6 min 4 sec

HAPPY LIFE DAY!!! I don't remember watching the Star Wars Holiday Special as a kid (I know I did, I just don't remember it) - but I do have a record of the first time I re-watched it as an adult... Punch it! If you've never seen it, or want to see it again, here you go! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hH8rxarVG8 ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 17

7 min 4 sec

For all of my disclosures and disclaimers (I'm not a "Thrawn as protagonist/hero" fan, I much prefer him as the villain), Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil is a satisfying trilogy conclusion, sets up the "original" trilogy quite nicely (with a twist!) and is one of the most enjoyable Thrawn reads of the new canon. Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 16

9 min 12 sec

Continuing to explore Boba Fett's canon story appearances! He doesn't have much more than a cameo in "Deception," but we learn a thing or two about his post-arrest fate, and the episode itself is filled with wild moments. Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 15

12 min 27 sec

"The Levers of Power" by Jason Fry has the dual joys of filling a gap in Admiral Rae Sloane's history and giving us a new view on the Battle of Endor, but also feels a little out of place in the "Rise of the Empire" bind-up. Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 14

12 min 2 sec

No new news about The Book of Boba Fett in "Under the Helmet," but some wonderful emotional behind-the-scenes footage, and tributes to the power of creative collaborations and limitations. Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 13

12 min 23 sec

The brief whack-a-mole of a Kenobi sizzle reel, but more a summing up of our discussions over the past few episodes about crime syndicates in the galaxy far, far away. Punch it! This episode is brought to you by Cufflinks.com, the exclusive officially licensed cufflinks provider for Star Wars! Head to their site and use promo code SW7x715 to take 15% off your order sitewide, with no minimum purchase. (advertisement) ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 12

12 min 58 sec

The Book of Boba Fett and Galactic Starcruiser were named-checked at yesterday's Disney's earnings webcast. They also shared notable details about Disney+'s programming future and gave the first mention of a Disney "Metaverse." Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 11

7 min 15 sec

Saving a big one for last! We're looking at the history of Crimson Dawn. And while we're at it, we're looking at Qi'ra's history as well, projecting forward to The Book of Boba Fett, and exploring a surprising Rise of Skywalker connection as well. Punch it! This episode is brought to you by Cufflinks.com, the exclusive officially licensed cufflinks provider for Star Wars! Head to their site and use promo code SW7x715 to take 15% off your order sitewide, with no minimum purchase. (advertisement) ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 10

15 min 41 sec

In previous episodes, we looked at crime syndicates active during the Galactic Civl War, to see which ones might show up years later in The Book of Boba Fett. Today, we look from the Sequel Era backwards, and come up with a promising connection. Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 9

7 min 59 sec

We've talked about three of the five major crime syndicates and how they may affect The Book of Boba Fett. Today we look at a fourth, but it's a couple of related up-and-coming outfits that may already have skin in the game. Punch it! This episode is brought to you by Cufflinks.com, the exclusive officially licensed cufflinks provider for Star Wars! Head to their site and use promo code SW7x715 to take 15% off your order sitewide, with no minimum purchase. (advertisement) ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 8

9 min 23 sec

"Bottleneck" serves as a prologue to the very first novel in the new Star Wars canon, ties into the second one in another way, and also reawakens some "aw shucks" moments about what could have been... Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 7

9 min 8 sec

I've been keeping an eye on the Disney and Disney+ YouTube channels for any more interesting Star Wars videos... and there's just one to talk about. But there's also an unfortunate trend happening on the Star Wars YouTube channel... Punch it! This episode is brought to you by Cufflinks.com, the exclusive officially licensed cufflinks provider for Star Wars! Head to their site and use promo code SW7x715 to take 15% off your order sitewide, with no minimum purchase. #ad Here's the video I mentioned in the podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbm6cjblNBE ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 6

7 min 4 sec

We're looking at other criminal syndicates that might come into play in The Book of Boba Fett! In the case of Black Sun, there are enough connections to other upcoming Star Wars Disney+ series that make them a prime antagonist for Fett. Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 5

9 min 40 sec

The Hutts and Pykes don't have the greatest relationship, and for good reasons. So how will the Pykes react to Boba Fett moving in on the Hutts' action? We'll look at top takeaways from Pyke Syndicate history to consider it... Punch it! This episode is brought to you by Cufflinks.com, the exclusive officially licensed cufflinks provider for Star Wars! Head to their site and use promo code SW7x715 to take 15% off your order sitewide, with no minimum purchase. #ad ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 4

12 min 2 sec

So Boba Fett kills Bib Fortuna and sets up in Jabba's palace. What exactly did Boba Fett achieve by doing this? To start to answer the question, we need to explore a bit of Hutt Clan history... Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 3

5 min 31 sec

Let's dig into the details of The Book of Boba Fett teaser trailer that dropped yesterday - including a surprise potential connection to the Kenobi series. Punch it! In case you haven't seen it yet, here's the teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOJ1cw6mohw ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 2

13 min 18 sec

Location scouting and pre-viz for Rogue Squadron? Surprises on Disney+ Day or in the earnings report investor call? These and so much more to look forward to in this month of Star Wars storytelling, November 2021. Punch it! Even though there's not notable news in all 12 of the categories, we'll check in on them all in this episode. Here's what they are... Movies Live-action TV Animation Books Audiobooks Short Stories Comics Virtual Reality Video Games Experiential (Events/Conventions/Parks) Merchandise Streaming ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Nov 1

8 min 48 sec

On a Spinner Sunday episode, we're talking about "Mercy Mission," a Hera Syndulla story from 2015 that takes on a new dimension after her appearance in Season 1 of The Bad Batch. Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Oct 31

12 min 41 sec

Of the 11 Star Wars movies to date, only two of them have been released without deleted scenes in their extras. But people have collected deleted scenes from one of those two elsewhere... Punch it! Here's the video I mentioned on the podcast: https://vimeo.com/196155136 ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Oct 30

8 min 46 sec

We don't talk about scary stuff as a common element of Star Wars, but it turns out that scary situations - ones outside the heroes' control, and often involving monsters - are an enduring part of its storytelling magic. Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Oct 29

10 min 31 sec

Between Bring Home the Bounty Week 3 and Hasbro PulseCon2021 this week, toys have delivered some new insights about characters in upcoming Disney+ shows... Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Oct 28

8 min 17 sec

Last week, rumors of Hayden Christensen joining the Star Wars: Ahsoka cast started to break. There were a couple of odds elements about it, but it seems legit... so, the big question is how??? Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Oct 27

9 min 2 sec

The movie Star Wars: Rogue Squadron comes out in December 2023, and is said to draw inspiration from the Rogue Squadron books and video games while also telling a new story. So we're going to start looking back at that inspirational source material... Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Oct 26

9 min 35 sec

In our second "Monday Fettday" episode, we look at Boba Fett's next story in the current canon timeline - it's a three-episode arc at the end of Clone Wars season 2, with Boba seeking revenge on Mace Windu. Punch it! This episode is brought to you by Cufflinks.com, the exclusive officially licensed cufflinks provider for Star Wars! Head to their site and use promo code SW7x715 to take 15% off your order sitewide, with no minimum purchase. #ad ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Oct 25

15 min 24 sec

The hardest-writing person in Star Wars strikes again! "Past Mistakes (Part 2)" is the conclusion of a High Republic short story published in Star Wars Insider, which also has echoes of two Christopher Nolan Batman movies. Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Oct 24

9 min 7 sec

In our latest "What to Watch Now" segment, we're following up on something we talked about over on TikTok earlier this week: the hard-to-find "Return of the Ewok" mockumentary. Punch it! Here's where you can watch it: https://archive.org/details/return-of-the-ewok/VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_1.VOB This episode is brought to you by Cufflinks.com, the exclusive officially licensed cufflinks provider for Star Wars! Head to their site and use promo code SW7x715 to take 15% off your order sitewide, with no minimum purchase. #ad ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Oct 23

11 min 53 sec

"Once Upon a Kitchen" features 101 recipes, 9 of which are Star Wars related - but it's the essays accompanying them that make this cookbook stand out. Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Oct 22

5 min 43 sec

We checked in on Kenobi a couple days ago, so let's check in on what's happened with the Andor series over the last couple months... Punch it! This episode is brought to you by Cufflinks.com, the exclusive officially licensed cufflinks provider for Star Wars! Head to their site and use promo code SW7x715 to take 15% off your order sitewide, with no minimum purchase. #ad ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Oct 21

10 min 43 sec

There's a 12-week merch event happening in the run-up to The Book of Boba Fett: "Bring Home the Bounty." There are a couple of interesting hints about what's to come, but can we learn anything storytelling-related? Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Oct 20

9 min 40 sec