March 1, 2017
It's been another few years, so it's time for some more 'theatrical cut' rumors. We discuss the hearsay and the pros and cons of even entertaining a home video release of these movies.
We also look at some of the merchandise coming up for the 40th Anniversary, and the Rogue One Blu Ray special features.
Luke and James also dive into the latest episode of Star Wars Rebels, the fantastic 'Through Imperial Eyes'.
Apologies for the slight audio issues in this edition of the podcast, but we cleaned things up as best we can and we felt the podcast was still listenable enough without being a pain. Feedback is always welcome of course.
Thanks to some of the following sources of news this week:
ComingSoon.net: Hamill will deserve Oscar for VIII
StarWars.com: Black Series 40th Anniversary figures announced
(Spoilers) MakingStarWars.net State of the Galaxy in Episode VIII
FuriousFanBoys.com: Star Wars releases in 4k will they/won’t they be original cuts
February 21, 2017
From the Han Solo movie latest news to Star Wars Episode VIII 'out there' rumors, this edition of Local Trouble looks at the latest Star Wars news of the moment.
New cast pictures of the Han Solo 'anthology' movie emerge, so the Local Trouble team riff on where some of those characters could be going - before diving in to the biggest Star Wars Episode VIII rumors (you can fast forward those 20 minutes, if you're that way inclined).
We also look at the newest episode of Star Wars Rebels after it comes out of its recent hiatus - along with some exciting news for the future.
February 8, 2017
Believe it or not, it's 20 years since the Star Wars Special Editions hit cinemas. Luke and James reminisce about these versions of the original trilogy - enjoying the nostalgia of the time, but also looking at a few of the changes that have actually stood the test of time.
We also look at the latest news in the world of Star Wars, including the first shot of the Han Solo standalone movie, Bill Dee Williams meeting the new 'Lando', and Mark Hamill chiming in on George Lucas and the prequels.
Those beautiful Force Awakens soundtrack vinyls we discuss can also be seen here: http://www.iamshark.com
January 24, 2017
Here it is. The title of the latest Star Wars movie. Luke and James discuss 'The Last Jedi' as much as humanly possible in our reaction to the latest Episode VIII reveal.
The mysteries and ancient history of Mandalore are revealed in the latest episode of Star Wars Rebels, 'Trials of the Darksaber'. We discuss this and more in the latest episode of Local Trouble.
January 17, 2017
New casting details are announced for the 'Han Solo' spin off movie and information begins to emerge on how the Rogue One editing process may have gone down during 2016.
Luke also teases at his secret Obi-Wan and Padmé fan fiction. Or not. Also, what would a weekly Local Trouble podcast be without analysis of the latest Rebels episode, 'Warhead'.
The Verge's collation of quotes and articles surrounding Rogue One's re-shoots and edits which we discuss is located here: http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/15/14268850/star-wars-rogue-one-reshoots-disney-gareth-edwards-tony-gilroy
Brain Daley's Han Solo novel trilogy is available here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Han-Solo-Adventures-Del-book-x/dp/0345379802/ref=pd_sim_14_15?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=8M853KBVHAYASXCY1FQ9
January 10, 2017
Even though Rogue One still playing in theaters, Episode VIII director Rian Johnson goes on record with some teases as to the direction of the new movie. Luke and James discuss this in the latest Local Trouble Star Wars podcast, along with reaction to the mid-season opener to Star Wars Rebels entitled 'Ghosts of Geonosis'. James also recounts some 'overheard' Rogue One reviews, as well as some analysis of the film's third act and how it relates to the classic trilogy.
January 5, 2017
In the first show of 2017, Luke and James take a look at the year ahead, discuss their favorite parts of the latest Star Wars movie, 'Rogue One', and pay tribute to our favorite princess - Carrie Fisher. We also breakdown the mid-season trailer for Star Wars Rebels, which has a big reveal of a very noteworthy Jedi - as well as the top Star Wars Christmas presents that found their way into the Local Trouble stocking this year.
December 17, 2016
A spoilerific analysis of Rogue One. Luke and James are three viewings in to the latest Star Wars movie and giddy with excitement. Tune in to the Local Trouble breakdown of characters, themes, music and execution of this very unique Star Wars movie. What exactly has Gareth Edwards and the team at Lucasfilm delivered, and what does it mean for the future of the saga - all of this and more (but admittedly not much more) in Local Trouble.
December 10, 2016
We give a major 'Local Trouble' style preview of the upcoming Rogue One, complete with a in-depth look at 'Catalyst', the prequel tie-in novel. Luke and James also touch on some preview snippets of the Michael Giacchino score and the 15-minutes of footage released to the press at private screenings. There's also some analysis of the latest Star Wars: Rebels episodes 'An Inside Man'. All of this and more, on Local Trouble.