Life Debt Podcast Episode IXX – Star Wars: Resistance Ep 2 The Triple Dark

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. In this episode I discuss the second episode of Star Wars: Resistance- The Triple Dark. You can e-mail the show at lifedebtpodcast@outlook.com And if you are a member of Anchor.fm you can leave a voice message for theContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode IXX – Star Wars: Resistance Ep 2 The Triple Dark”

#Collection Corner – Star Wars: Resistance and My Lego Thoughts

Now we have had some time to absorb the fun brilliance of Star Wars: Resistance I did some thinking about merchandise. We got some images of the 3.75 inch figures based on the series coming from Hasbro next year which gives me some hope for a wave of Lego sets based on the series asContinue reading “#Collection Corner – Star Wars: Resistance and My Lego Thoughts”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XIII – Emergency Broadcast: Justice4Chuck

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. In this emergency broadcast episode I give my reaction to Marvel’s firing of author Chuck Wendig. You can e-mail the show at lifedebtpodcast@outlook.com And if you are a member of Anchor.fm you can leave a voice message forContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XIII – Emergency Broadcast: Justice4Chuck”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XVII – Resistance Ep 1 The Recruit

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I look at the Star Wars: Resistance series premiere ‘The Recruit’.. You can e-mail the show at lifedebtpodcast@outlook.com And if you are a member of Anchor.fm you can leave a voice message for the podcast. JustContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XVII – Resistance Ep 1 The Recruit”

The Mandalorian – What do we know?

The first official picture from the upcoming Star Wars Live Action series was released hours ago and by god it looks good. This past week has been filled with news and rumours about ‘The Mandalorian’ so let’s do a quick run-down of what we know so far… At the U.S. Premiere of ‘Solo’, Jon FavreauContinue reading “The Mandalorian – What do we know?”

“How you doin’ you old pirate, so good to see you!”

In the words of Staind, “It’s been a while…” almost two months in fact and for that I am sorry. In all honesty I haven’t been well in that time and needed to take some time away from just about everything in order to recuperate and sort myself out. Yes, even Star Wars. I haven’tContinue reading ““How you doin’ you old pirate, so good to see you!””

Speculation: The Clone Wars Season 7

Since the announcement of the return of The Clone Wars at SDCC the fandom has been awash with speculation over what we will be seeing when the series returns next year on Disney’s Direct to Consumer Service. The trailer gave us two glimpses at new Clone Wars footage. The first where the Republic Gunship landsContinue reading “Speculation: The Clone Wars Season 7”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XVI – Thrawn Alliances Immediate Reaction/Mini-Review

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I give my immediate reaction to Timothy Zahn’s latest Star Wars novel, Thrawn: Alliances. You can e-mail the show at lifedebtpodcast@outlook.com And if you are a member of Anchor.fm you can leave a voice message forContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XVI – Thrawn Alliances Immediate Reaction/Mini-Review”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – The Empire Strikes Back

If I could only watch one film for the rest of my life it would be The Empire Strikes Back. It was the first Star Wars film I ever watched and was in fact the last one I watched recently. As a kid I honestly believed that the AT-AT’s were real and Mark Hamill hadContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – The Empire Strikes Back”

Fandom: I Saw This and Wanted to Cry.

Like most people these days I spend my lunch break on Facebook, and the other day I saw this picture shared in a Star Wars Fan Group I am in and my eyes instantly filled with tears. It was such a beautiful image showing the good in people and it had something to do withContinue reading “Fandom: I Saw This and Wanted to Cry.”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XV – I Got Guests

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I talk to two good friends, Andrew Beekin and Dan Hawbrook about their Star Wars fandom. You can e-mail the show at lifedebtpodcast@outlook.com And if you are a member of Anchor.fm you can leave a voiceContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XV – I Got Guests”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – Revenge of the Sith

The run up to Revenge of the Sith, for me, was fraught with anticipation. Through the first half of 2005 I was in full Star Wars mode. I bought absolutely everything I could. We had gotten the teaser in the November before and from then on that was it. Lucas had me and my moneyContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – Revenge of the Sith”

#Collection Corner- Luke Skywalker Funko POP! Vinyl

Welcome to the first #Collection Corner post, or essentially it’s the same as the old #Toy Tuesday posts but now coming out on Fridays. This week I am taking a look at six, yes six Funko Pop! Vinyl figures. Six Luke Skywalker Pops to be exact ranging from A New Hope all the way toContinue reading “#Collection Corner- Luke Skywalker Funko POP! Vinyl”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XIV – Parenting 1138: A Star Wars Guide to Parenting

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I bring the happy and positivity back to the podcast with Star Wars related stories involving my 15 month old Daughter and her adoration for everyone’s favourite little green Jedi Master, Yoda and one about TheContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XIV – Parenting 1138: A Star Wars Guide to Parenting”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – Attack of the Clones

Full disclosure. This is not my favourite Star Wars film. In fact its my least favourite. But I still enjoy it. It’s just that sometimes I’ll struggle to watch it. Take my recent re-watch. I started it a couple of weeks ago. I watched about 45 minutes (around the Anakin/Padme picnic scene) the next timeContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – Attack of the Clones”

Star Wars Episode IX Cast Revealed

The official Star Wars website has revealed the vast for the upcoming and as of yet untitled Star Wars Episode IX. You can read the announcement below. UPDATE: Actress Keri Russell has been added to the new cast joining the franchise. She previously worked with J.J. Abrams on his series ‘Felicity’ and had a roleContinue reading “Star Wars Episode IX Cast Revealed”

Why I Didn’t Star Wars for Two Weeks – Part Three: The Future

During my Star Wars hiatus I did a lot of thinking about the blog and the frequency of posts. One big concern was that I was going to burn out with doing so many posts, a podcast and making more plans for the future. With this in mind I have decided to reduce the amountContinue reading “Why I Didn’t Star Wars for Two Weeks – Part Three: The Future”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XIII: Whilst I Was Away/Why I Didn’t Star Wars for Two Weeks Part Two

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I discuss some of the Star Wars news that was released during my two week break, including the announcements from San Diego Comic-Con. You can e-mail the show at lifedebtpodcast@outlook.com And if you are a memberContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XIII: Whilst I Was Away/Why I Didn’t Star Wars for Two Weeks Part Two”

Why I Didn’t Star Wars for Two Weeks – Part One: Jonny vs Twitter

On 3rd July, when I got home from work to find my Wife and Daughter were out I settled down in the arm-chair and opened Twitter. I was planning on doing some retweeting of blog posts. That didn’t happen. All I saw on my timeline were Star Wars fans and podcasters fighting. One podcaster whoContinue reading “Why I Didn’t Star Wars for Two Weeks – Part One: Jonny vs Twitter”

Star Wars Over-saturation

Is there such a thing as too much Star Wars? Well I’d say that depends on how involved with the stories you are. You could be the casual fan, watching the films and forgoing the ancillary material. A slightly less casual fan, watching the films and the TV shows, Clone Wars, Rebels and later thisContinue reading “Star Wars Over-saturation”

#Toy Tuesday – Millennium Falcon (2018)

When the first wave of Solo: A Star Wars Story Lego sets were announced I immediately asked my wife to get me this for my birthday (with help from other members of the family). It was an immediate must-have. I love the TFA Millennium Falcon set and I love the new design of the FalconContinue reading “#Toy Tuesday – Millennium Falcon (2018)”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews -The Clone Wars: Season 1 Disc 3 Part 2

Rather than write about The Clone Wars episodes individually or by story-arc, I have decided to review it by disc as they are in the Blu-Ray Box Set releases. In this post the episodes I will be talking about are Storm over Ryloth, Innocents of Ryloth, Liberty on Ryloth and Hostage Crisis. Storm Over RylothContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews -The Clone Wars: Season 1 Disc 3 Part 2”

Lando and L3’s Reunion – The Empire Strikes Back

If you have listened to the Steele Wars Live Solo Reaction Show then you will have heard ‘Fanboys’ Director, Kyle Newman drop some absolute knowledge about L3 and her installation into the Falcon and what it means over the course of the Original Trilogy. If you haven’t heard it, visit THIS LINK and listen, itContinue reading “Lando and L3’s Reunion – The Empire Strikes Back”

#Toy Tuesday – Imperial TIE Fighter (2018)

Thanks to the first wave of Solo: A Star Wars Story sets from Lego I can finally say after two-and-a-half years that I have an Imperial TIE Fighter set. Up until now I had a few TIE Variants. Vader’s TIE Advanced, the TIE Striker, Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer and the First Order Special Forces TIEContinue reading “#Toy Tuesday – Imperial TIE Fighter (2018)”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews The Clone Wars Season One: Disc 3 Part 1

Rather than write about The Clone Wars episodes individually or by story-arc, I have decided to review it by disc as they are in the Blu-Ray Box Set releases. In this post the episodes I will be talking about are Trespass, The Hidden Enemy, The Blue Shadow Virus, Mystery of a Thousand Moons, Storm overContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews The Clone Wars Season One: Disc 3 Part 1”

#Solo Sunday – The Finale – The Original Soundtrack

I have listened to the Solo: A Star Wars Story soundtrack by John Powell a few times and it is high on my list of favourite Star Wars Soundtracks. John Williams has set a very high bar for any other composers who work within the Star Wars franchise with his scores for the saga films,Continue reading “#Solo Sunday – The Finale – The Original Soundtrack”

What If… Qui-Gon Had Survived the Battle of Naboo?

Maul is pacing in front of the energy field, Qui-Gon Jinn is meditating. Obi-Wan is eager to finish the battle. The energy fields open up. Qui-Gon and Maul begin to fight again and Obi-Wan runs to aid his master. The eagerly field closes again, he’s so close. Maul and Qui-Gon are fighting. Maul hits Qui-GonContinue reading “What If… Qui-Gon Had Survived the Battle of Naboo?”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XII – Let The Hate Flow Through You

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I rant about the hatred within the Star Wars fandom. Caution – this weeks episode is full of explicit content. You can e-mail the show at lifedebtpodcast@outlook.com And if you are a member of Anchor.fm youContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XII – Let The Hate Flow Through You”

#Toy Tuesday – Han’s Speeder

I have been after set since it was released in April, so much so that I was willing to pay the full price of £25.99, which, if you have read previous #toytuesday posts, you will know that I try to buy sets reduced. But £26 for 345 pieces is nothing to scoff at based onContinue reading “#Toy Tuesday – Han’s Speeder”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews The Clone Wars Season 1: Disc 2

Rather than write about The Clone Wars episodes individually or by story-arc, I have decided to review it by disc as they are in the Blu-Ray Box Set releases. In this post the episodes I will be talking about are Bombad Jedi, Cloak of Darkness, Lair of Grievous, Dooku Captured, Gungan General, Jedi Crash andContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews The Clone Wars Season 1: Disc 2”

#Solo Sunday – Last Shot: A Solo Audiobook Review

As a recent convert to audiobooks when my Wife told me she had a spare credit on her Audible account I leapt at the chance to get ‘Last Shot’ by Daniel Jose Older, read by Marc Thompson, Daniel Jose Older and January LaVoy. I really want to say I loved this book. I really wantContinue reading “#Solo Sunday – Last Shot: A Solo Audiobook Review”

Speculation: Boba Fett – A Star Wars Story

This is all pure speculation for what I think could make a decent Boba Fett film. I’ve tried my best to keep the events as ‘in canon’ as possible. Title Card: By the age of 21, Boba Fett was one of the most notorious Bounty Hunters among the criminal Underworld, finding work with some ofContinue reading “Speculation: Boba Fett – A Star Wars Story”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XI – The Stand-Alone Kerfuffle

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I talk about the rumours from last week and give my thoughts on the best way to release the future Star Wars Stand-Alone films. You can e-mail the show at lifedebtpodcast@outlook.com And if you are aContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XI – The Stand-Alone Kerfuffle”

#Toy Tuesday: Lego AT-ST (Readers Choice Winner)

When the first wave of Rogue One sets were announced I did have to wonder why Lego were putting out an AT-ST set. When I saw the film I got it. One AT-ST in the Jedha street skirmish. The set has now been retired to make way for the updated First Order AT-ST from TheContinue reading “#Toy Tuesday: Lego AT-ST (Readers Choice Winner)”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – The Clone Wars Season 1: Disc 1

Rather than write about The Clone Wars episodes individually or by story-arc, I have decided to review it by disc as they are in the Blu-Ray Box Set releases. In this post the episodes I will be talking about are Ambush, the Malevolence Story-Arc, Rookies, Downfall of a Droid and Duel of the Droids. Ambush,Continue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – The Clone Wars Season 1: Disc 1”

#Solo Sunday – Most Wanted: A Solo Book Review

Warning – Spoilers about Star Wars: Most Wanted and Solo: A Star Wars Story are in this post. ‘Star Wars: Most Wanted’ is the Young Adult Prequel to ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ written by Rae Carson. It is set not long before the events of the scenes on Corellia, a year before at mostContinue reading “#Solo Sunday – Most Wanted: A Solo Book Review”

Fett, Phasma and Nest: Cool Costumes! Is that it?

Solo Spoilers in this post. When we first see Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back he’s cool. He looks cool, he sounds cool and the guy is being told by Darth Vader, the baddest of bad-asses in the Galaxy to not disintegrate people. He makes us wonder who this character is. He tracks downContinue reading “Fett, Phasma and Nest: Cool Costumes! Is that it?”

Life Debt Podcast Episode X – Star Wars Moving Target Review

The latest episode of The Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. In this episode I review the fantastic Young Adult, Solo: A Star Wars Story tie-in novel, Star Wars: Moving Target by Rae Carson. Thank you for visiting My Star Wars Life Debt. If you have enjoyed this blog,Continue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode X – Star Wars Moving Target Review”

#Toy Tuesday – Lego Vader’s Transformation

I’ll be honest, I was quite disappointed by this set. It was one that I wanted to get when it was announced. It looked cool and the selection of mini-figs was pretty good. Darth Vader, injured Anakin Skywalker and Darth Sidious. It even comes with two very screen accurate buildable medical droid figures. And £19.99Continue reading “#Toy Tuesday – Lego Vader’s Transformation”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – The Clone Wars (2008)

Released in the Summer of 2008, after two of the best comic book films ever were released, The Clone Wars came and went with very little fan-fare. This was during my period of Star Wars apathy, so to speak and even though I kept reading about the animated series coming out I never jumped onContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – The Clone Wars (2008)”

#Solo Sunday: The Spoiler Filled Blog Series Part 3

If you haven’t seen Solo: A Star Wars then this is NOT the blog post you are looking for and move along to one of the many great, spoiler free blog posts here. I’ve not been subtle about my live of the film, in fact my two Solo podcasts were just full of adoration, theContinue reading “#Solo Sunday: The Spoiler Filled Blog Series Part 3”

Speculation: Kenobi/******** A Star Wars Story

First off I would like to thank the crew of the Star Wars Underworld for their Solo Reaction Podcast for inspiring this post. Secondly, Solo: A Star Wars Story SPOILERS AHEAD! Do not read if you don’t want spoilers. The SPOILERS start right after this sentence. In the Podcast they talk about the Maul cameoContinue reading “Speculation: Kenobi/******** A Star Wars Story”

Life Debt Podcast Episode IX – The Clone Wars Season One Appreciation

The latest episode of The Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. In this episode I sit down and ramble on about some of my highlights from my recent rewatch of The Clone Wars Season One. Thank you for visiting My Star Wars Life Debt. If you have enjoyed thisContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode IX – The Clone Wars Season One Appreciation”

#Toy Tuesday – Lego Carbon Freezing Chamber

I got this set as a gift for my Birthday in 2016. It was the first set from the Original Trilogy that I got and what more could I ask for, Boba Fett and Han Solo mini-figs, excellent. This set has now been retired but when it was released it was priced very reasonably atContinue reading “#Toy Tuesday – Lego Carbon Freezing Chamber”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – The Phantom Menace

To put this one into context a little, I rewatched The Phantom Menace on 19th May. Nineteen years since it was released in the US and Canada. Us Brits had to wait until 16th July. Talk about painful. I still remember the first time I saw it at the cinema and when I got itContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – The Phantom Menace”

#Solo Sunday: The Spoiler Filled Blog Series Part 2

If you haven’t seen Solo: A Star Wars then this is NOT the blog post you are looking for and move along to one of the many great, spoiler free blog posts here. I’ve not been subtle about my live of the film, in fact my two Solo podcasts were just full of adoration, theContinue reading “#Solo Sunday: The Spoiler Filled Blog Series Part 2”

Speculation: A Star Wars Story

In the past few months rumours have been piquing the interest of us Star Wars fans. In August last year a rumour circulated about a Kenobi film in pre-production with Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) rumoured to be directing. Around this time Ewan McGregor who has said since Disney bought Lucasfilm that he’d loveContinue reading “Speculation: A Star Wars Story”

Life Debt Podcast Episode VIII – Solo: The Fallout

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. In this episode I talk about the underperformance of Solo: A Star Wars Story before going on a rant about the toxic fans that are giving Star Wars fandom a bad reputation. Sorry. Thank you for visiting MyContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode VIII – Solo: The Fallout”

#Toy Tuesday – Lego Phantom II

Because I didn’t get into Lego until late 2015 I missed out on the initial wave of Rebels sets that came out, including The Ghost and Phantom I, which have both since been retired and cost a fortune on the secondary market, I’m eagerly waiting for a reissue or updated version of both sets. ButContinue reading “#Toy Tuesday – Lego Phantom II”

My Star Wars Life Part 16: Solo (Jan – May 2018)

Honestly, not a great deal has happened this year. I started the year as I have done the past few years, binge-reading new Star Wars Books. I blazed my way through Cobalt Squadron, Canto Bight, Shadows of The Empire (I had the urge to dip into the Legends timeline) and From A Certain Point ofContinue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 16: Solo (Jan – May 2018)”

#Solo Sunday: The Spoiler-Filled Blog Series – Part 1

If you haven’t seen Solo: A Star Wars then this is NOT the blog post you are looking for and move along to one of the many great, spoiler free blog posts here. I’ve not been subtle about my live of the film, in fact my two Solo podcasts were just full of adoration, theContinue reading “#Solo Sunday: The Spoiler-Filled Blog Series – Part 1”

My Star Wars Nerdgasms Part 3 – Identites

Back in February of 2017, my wife and I went to London to visit family and to go to an exhibition at the O2 Arena. Star Wars Identities was in London and we had been given money for the tickets for Christmas. What better for my heavily pregnant wife to walk around one of theContinue reading “My Star Wars Nerdgasms Part 3 – Identites”

#Toy Tuesday: Lego Imperial Patrol Battle Pack

My first Solo: A Star Wars Story Lego set. OK it’s the Imperial Battle Pack releases for the film but I’m still pretty excited for it. It’s a Battle Pack so its not a big build and its main focus is the mini-figs. As usual there are four in the set. An Imperial Officer, anContinue reading “#Toy Tuesday: Lego Imperial Patrol Battle Pack”

My Star Wars Life Part 15 – The Last Jedi

Oh 2017. What a year. The first few months were spent prepping for the baby, whose due date was 1st May. Now my wife’s family has a history for late babies and I was a month early… so I figured that our baby may be Kate but not as late as my wife and herContinue reading “My Star Wars Life Part 15 – The Last Jedi”

Solo: A SPOILER FREE Review

If you have listened to my reaction podcast (It’s right here if you haven’t) then you know I loved the film, if you could discern that in between the gushing praise and wow’s. Solo: A Star Wars Story is a love letter to the fans. It’s full of references to stuff from the Prequel andContinue reading “Solo: A SPOILER FREE Review”

My Star Wars Nerdgasms Part 2.2 – Celebration 2016 (Saturday)

Buckle up baby, this is going to be a long one. I woke up at 2:30 and was in the queue by 3:15 (I got slightly lost). There I met my fellow queuers Carlos, Jonny (what a coincidence) and Craig. We waited, we chatted, we tried to get some sleep but it wasn’t happening. OneContinue reading “My Star Wars Nerdgasms Part 2.2 – Celebration 2016 (Saturday)”

My Star Wars Nerdgasms Part 2.1 – Celebration 2016 (Friday)

Buckle up baby, this is going to be a long one. For my 30th birthday, the gift-giving queen asked me what I wanted and after some thinking and a modicum of research, I asked for two day tickets for Star Wars Celebration 2016 in London and a T-Shirt and Badge Set, I got tickets forContinue reading “My Star Wars Nerdgasms Part 2.1 – Celebration 2016 (Friday)”

#Toy Tuesday: Lego Millennium Falcon (2015)

This set is the one that dragged me back into the world of Star Wars Lego. The last set I had bought was in 2005, the Grievous Chase set with Obi-Wan on Boga and Grievous in his Wheel Bike. I had admired the Star Wars Lego from afar for ten years until I got theContinue reading “#Toy Tuesday: Lego Millennium Falcon (2015)”