Mon, 2 May 2022
The Fourth Awakens on Enjoy Stuff this week as we celebrate Star Wars Day with our special guest Dennis Keithly. Join us as we catch up with what we've been enjoying from the Galaxy Far, Far Away!
The beginning of May means that it’s time to prepare to have the Fourth Unleashed! Star Wars Day is this week and we celebrate all things Star Wars with a special guest.
Pixar just released a new, and very revealing trailer for Lightyear
Images have been revealed of an upcoming LEGO set that looks like the Atari 2600. Now if it would only work as a console too!
Doritos announced a Stranger Things promotion that will include a ‘Concert from the Upside Down’ later this summer.
What we’re Enjoying
Shua found a comic based on the Orville TV series that takes place between seasons 2 and 3. Orville 2.5 is another fun addition to the franchise. Our guest Dennis revisited his Dungeons and Dragons themed novels from his youth called Dragonlance. A TSR published series that had some very promising stories in it. In anticipation of this year’s Thor: Love and Thunder movie, Jay has been reading Jason Aaron’s Thor series. Cool stuff that set the foundation for the cinematic story.
Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout
Be sure to check out Jay’s articles on Retrozap.com. This week he goes back to the beginning of the dinosaur franchise to examine the 1993 masterpiece Jurassic Park. Is this the greatest sci-fi film of the 90’s? We’ll let you be the judge, but Jay makes some great points as he shares a ton of groundbreaking moviemaking and storytelling techniques that changed the way we see movies forever.
It seems that the words “May the Fourth be with you” is pretty much understood by everyone these days. This once inside joke has become as mainstream as Merry Christmas. But where did this handy pun originate?
We find the origins of the first clever person to put this date together with Star Wars, and it may not be where you think. And we track the exponential growth of the use of the Star Wars based joke to the massive promo machine it is today.
Then, we look at the Star Wars things we all have been enjoying. In anticipation of Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim at the end of the month, Shua has been listening to the 1980 NPR Radio Drama adaptation of Star Wars starring Mark Hamill and Anthony Daniels. A fun version that gave us a way to experience Star Wars before the common use of VCRs.
Dennis has been putting together some great LEGO sets, including a Probe Droid and an A-Wing. And he’s been binge watching The Clone Wars animated series in anticipation of Celebration.
Jay has been making his way through the new LEGO Star Wars Skywalker Saga. He’s found a ton of clever, funny Easter eggs and joke throughout the game that makes an already amazing game even more fun.
We also report on some cool games and books that are available now. And to wrap it all up, Shua shares some Star Wars week puns and a collection of Funky Winkerbean comic strips where the artist Tom Batiuk shared Jedi Jokes.
Are you celebrating Star Wars Day? How will you channel your inner Jedi? Did you read all the way to the bottom? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Jar Jar shot first” will get a special mention on the show. Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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