Last Jedi Novelisation Secrets Revealed - Local Trouble Star Wars Podcast

March 21, 2018

Luke returns from rainy Spain having visited an Episode II filming location, and James hosts the show from much sunnier Australia, where he perfects his Jango Fett impression (for some reason).

As well as new Forces of Destiny, we also roll up our sleeves and look at some of the deepest, darkest secrets revealed in The Last Jedi novelisation by Jason Fry. 

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Rebels Series Finale - Local Trouble Star Wars Podcast

March 6, 2018

After four years, lots of highs and some (arguable) 'filler', Star Wars Rebels draws to a tremendous conclusion. Who lived? Who died? Who sang a song? We chat about the legacy of the show and just what might happen next.

James also regales us with his designer's insight as to what might have happened with those Solo posters that allegedly look a lot like some French record covers.

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Lego Plot Hints and Rebels is Back - Local Trouble Star Wars Podcast

February 20, 2018

We look at what a new Lego model may be hinting at in the upcoming Solo movie, and well and discussing THAT brand new episode of Star Wars Rebels. It's not much longer 'till the end now, people!

Luke and James also hash out what the best version of The Last Jedi on home video is going to be. VHS, obviously. 

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Last Jedi Deleted Scenes and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Weighs In - Local Trouble Star Wars Podcast

January 24, 2018

We devour the deleted scenes from Last Jedi and speculate what we may see on the upcoming home video release. In other news, Rian Johnson collaborator Joseph Gordon-Levitt weighs in on the fan reaction to the portrayal of Luke Skywalker.

Thanks to a few articles this week:
Slash Film: Last Jedi deleted scenes
Medium: Joseph Gordon-Levitt's essay on The Last Jedi
That Rian Johnson tweet about Luke's robot hand

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Last Jedi Behind the Scenes and Star Wars Christmas Presents

January 10, 2018

With The Last Jedi continuing to pull crowds and tear fans apart, we take a look at some of the behind the scenes changes The Last Jedi went through as pre-production began thanks to The Art of the Last Jedi book.

Luke and James also rummage through their Christmas stockings to review some of their Star Wars presents for Christmas.

We've also got further thoughts on the reactions of friends, family and fans online for The Last Jedi. Apparently there's going to be enough to talk about for many long months to come.

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The Last Jedi Reaction Show - Local Trouble Star Wars Podcast

December 19, 2017

We've devoured the latest movie more than once and are here to add to the white noise once again.

In the words of C-3PO, "Here we go again".

There's the critical praise, there's THAT Rotten Tomatoes rating. And, finally, there's the balance.

We attempt to address our raw feelings whilst looking both behind ourselves and firmly towards the future asking, "What does this wonderful series of films mean to us".

A few articles we name check this week:

-Vanity Fair: Just How Seriously Should We Take This Star Wars: The Last Jedi Backlash?

-Business Insider: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' director Rian Johnson reacts to the backlash and addresses the movie's most shocking moments

-Slashfilm: Addressing the Four Biggest ‘The Last Jedi’ Fan Complaints


The Force Awakens Commentary Track

December 5, 2017

On the eve of the release to Episode VIII, Luke and James revisit the soft reboot of the franchise, The Force Awakens.

With only two years having passed since the release of J.J. Abrams’ mini epic, the force is still fresh with this one. We reconsider the new characters, some cracking dialogue and chemistry, along with that completely original and not-at-all-familiar plot.

There’s also more speculation than you can shake a lightsaber at, with The Last Jedi mere days away – which means this is going to be a really funny commentary to listen to very soon.

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Return of the Jedi Commentary Track

November 28, 2017

As they say in Spinal Tap, "...this one goes up to 11". Whatever Star Wars does, Return of the Jedi does bigger! We conclude the classic trilogy era with our commentary track for Episode VI and discuss what creative forces influenced the film and how it shaped the future films to come.

Between Exec Producer George Lucas and director Richard Marquand, Return of the Jedi boasts some of the more personal moments of the saga, but also some of the most bombastic action, adventure and comedy.

Join us as we count down to the The Last Jedi with our commentary series to every film in the saga so far.

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The Empire Strikes Back Commentary Track

November 21, 2017

Some say Empire is the saga's finest moment and has never been topped. Our commentary marvels at just how they put together such an ambitious sequel for a film that was essentially a pastiche of old movies.

Luke and James managed to get together to record this commentary in person, which made it lots of fun to do in anticipation for the release of Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.

We argue about which is better out of Star Wars and Empire, as well as marvel at just how damned beautiful the film can be.

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Star Wars: A New Hope Commentary Track

November 18, 2017

This is it. The big khauna. The original. The classic. This is the one they'll preserve in a titanium valult when the world finally ends so future cultures can discover it and learn what we humans were all about as a race.

This has heroes, princesses, aliens droids, great one liners and awesome bad guys. This is Luke's favourite Star Wars movie, as you may have guessed.

As we count down to Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, we continue our commentary series with the fil that started it all, both to celebrate its innocent brilliance but also to reflect on where it will sit in the wider saga from now on.