Author: Erik

Echo Base #61: TFA Guilt

Some Star Wars fans are experiencing “TFA Guilt.” In other words, after buying the DVD/Blu-ray, they were less excited about it, and after one or two viewings set it aside and haven’t gone back to it. And some of these fans don’t understand why they’re suddenly apathetic toward The Force Awakens. This week, we look at this issue, and we discuss how our feelings about The Force Awakens may change further over time.

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Outer Rim #47: Pieces Falling Into Place

Con Man is coming to the Comic-Con HQ channel, SHIELD cast isn’t happy about MCU neglect, and one of the biggest video games of all time is getting a theatrical release as an “epic, sci-fi thriller (leading to Erik’s mental breakdown late in the episode).

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Echo Base #60: Chasing Romance

The second episodes of the two prior trilogies have had a heavy focus on romance. Will we see that again in Episode VIII?  Do we want to see that?  Why can’t we see more meaningful platonic relationships without romance?  We delve into this topic and cover the latest news in this week’s Echo Base!

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RandomChatter #109: Canceled!

We were going to go with “You’re Fired!” for our episode title, but we’ve been told that our future dictator Donald Trump has trademarked that phrase. This week we go through the latest cancelations and one not-surprising move for a fan-favorite show.

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Outer Rim #45: Seeking Justice for DC

The DC cinematic universe seems to be in trouble. Execs are stepping in for oversight, Snyder has less control (probably a good thing), one director is confirmed to be no longer on a project, and another is rumored to have one foot out the door. This doesn’t bode well for the upcoming Justice League film… or does it?

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Echo Base #58: Getting Back to Community

More and more we’re hearing from people who are concerned about the direction in which the online Star Wars fan community seems to be going.  So this week we take a look at the state of affairs in the online community and what (if anything) can be done about it.

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Outer Rim #44: Not Funny If You’re a Puppet

Lou thinks puppet murder is funny (it’s not), a Michael Bay film is sued for not including product placement, Fox takes its ball and goes home (from Comic-Con), Amazon plays favorites with its customers, Comcast comes closer to taking over the world, an actor plays an actor playing a president, and we get great casting news about Lara Croft.

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Echo Base #57: Firing the Canon

A recent article called for geeks to realize that canon doesn’t matter. Is that true? And if not, what does that say about the Legends rebranding? We take a look at the issue of canon in Star Wars and the role of the Lucasfilm Story Group plus much more on this week’s episode of Echo Base.

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Echo Base #56: Not Such a Bad Idea

You’ve probably heard about the alleged (and fake) script leak for Episode VIII.  However, there’s one big part of this story summary that deserves a second look—not because it’s an accurate report (it’s not), but because the theory, though controversial, really does have some logic to it.  What is this theory of which we speak?  Join us for this episode of Echo Base to find out!

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