The Resistance Broadcast – Episode 80 – The Last Jedi Marketing Machine

On this episode of The Resistance Broadcast….

Poll Results; Scheduling Conflicts w/ Michael K. Williams; Emilia Clarke Character Name Revealed?; First Looks at BFII; Obi-Wan Movie Deeper Discussion; More TLJ Toys Leaked; Behind The Scenes Of Obi-Wan In Rebels; Force Link Reveals Audio Clips From Characters; Forces of Destiny Teases For Upcoming Episodes; Giveaway Announcement; Is The Force With You?; Listener Questions; Final Thoughts.



Host: Patric Covey
Leaders of the Resistance: James Baney, Bill Sheehy, John Hoey






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16 thoughts on “The Resistance Broadcast – Episode 80 – The Last Jedi Marketing Machine

  • August 27, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    I don’t get all the TFA hate. I loved it. And for those of you complaining about vehicle designs, military vehicles barely change in 30 years.

    • August 27, 2017 at 11:17 pm

      People overwhelmingly liked TFA. As I’ve often said before, by any measure that counts, TFA was an incredible success. The insistent complaining by a relatively small number of online fans is a poor meter to measure by.

    • August 28, 2017 at 12:22 am

      We’re talking GFFA, not on earth. There’s no excuse for the lame vehicle designs so far in the ST.

      • August 28, 2017 at 1:29 am

        Yes, there is and it’s no “excuse” either: is called “consistency” and is what you do when you want your world-building process to yeld coherent results.

        • August 28, 2017 at 2:29 am

          “Consistency’ shouldn’t have to mean sticking to clunky, utilitarian designs. These ships and vehicles thus far in the ST leave much to be desired. Over all, the visuals in the Disney films (at least the ST) are drab and unimaginative.

      • August 28, 2017 at 7:21 pm

        If you imagine a line from Ep1 to Ep7, you will notice that the whole imagery of the saga has been built like an organic evolution of a bunch of visual elements. What you find in TPM (the spherical ships of the Federation) you’ll find in ANH (uhm… the Death star?), and so on. If the Alliance used X-wings (which were introduced 20 years before through the ARC fighters), the natural evolution of that faction can’t use a spherical based ships, or something else. You’re right: they hadn’t to be necessarily X-wings. They could have had 3 wings by side, or another kind of “nose” shape. But what you call “lazy design” is a way to make recognizable the factions, and avoid the saga from being a shapeless inventory of fancy designs, which is probably what some fan wants.

    • August 28, 2017 at 1:25 am

      TFA hate is something that, for the most part, exist only among so called “hardcore” SW fans: I never met a single person, outside of the internet, who disliked that movie. And a good chunk of the TFA haters are prequelites who feels they “finally” have something to bash the same way the prequels have been bashed for all this years – which is to say they’re far removed from any semblance of impartiality.

      And honestly, people complaining – or even, generally, making a big deal – about VEHICLES? That’s fanatism at its worst (and most ridiculous).

      • August 28, 2017 at 2:48 am

        “TFA hate is something that, for the most part, exist only among so called “hardcore” SW fans…”

        I don’t know. I consider myself a hardcore Star Wars fan and I loved the movie. I’m also friends with plenty of serious Star Wars fans. I can only think of one or two of them that didn’t like TFA. The Internet, however, is a whole different universe. But at this point, the constant, repetitive complaining isn’t much more than white noise. Talk is cheap, especially when you’re going to purchase a movie ticket anyway.

    • August 28, 2017 at 2:20 am

      It becomes fashionable to hate on any massively successful film. Titanic. Avatar. And now TFA. It’s standard practice. And what flaws the film has are parroted endlessly as being critical failings of the film, when the film was a tremendous critical and financial success upon release.

      • August 28, 2017 at 12:30 pm

        Plus you’ve got the online fandom angle.

        Unfortunately experience has taught me that no one hates a long-established franchise more than self-proclaimed hardcore “fans”.

        • August 28, 2017 at 2:48 pm

          This is true. Comic book fans complain about comic books. Football fans bemoan the state of the sport. People interested in politics do little other than piss and moan about whatever side they’re not on.

    • August 28, 2017 at 11:13 am

      Don’t let it bother you, it’s just the “cool” thing to do now. Rogue One has been getting hate too and TLJ will be hated a few months after it comes out too regardless of how good it may be.
      Not to mention all that hate boils down to one or two complaints that at this point have became buzzwords repeated endlessly for people who wouldn’t have noticed them themselves. Im sure you’ve noticed that 90% of the hate is either about “mary sue” or “ANH reboot”.

  • August 27, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Is anyone aware of Force Friday Disney Store releases? I don’t typically collect modern toys, but the 10″ Disney Elite figures were great. And my son is into the Elite diecast figures.

  • August 28, 2017 at 12:14 am

    New Last Jedi trailer for Force Friday?

    • August 28, 2017 at 1:35 am

      its possible. maybe thursday night on one of the abc talkshows or friday morning on gma

      • August 31, 2017 at 5:00 pm

        I don’t think we are getting one until mid-October, I am guessing Monday Night Football 10/16.

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