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What do you get when a dork goes to town on Shakespeare's MacBeth? Meet Orion Couling: the closest thing to a real life Jedi Master (or Sith Lord?) we'll probably come across. Listen in as Nick, Patrick and Alex's force ghost grills Orion about everything he's working on MacSith, general combat choreography, and his theater company E.D.G.E. And by "grill", we mean turn the mic and swoon like the fanboys we are.

Rejected episode titles:
A Skywalker by Any Other Name
Something Sith-ed This Way Comes
Lando, Lando Wherefore Art Thou, Lando
Out, Damned Jar Jar

Learn more about Orion and E.D.G.E at edgeoforion.com.
If you're going to be in Chicago between now and June 14th, come see MacSith!
Otherwise contact Orion to demand that he take the show to you!

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Direct download: 16_Shakespeare_and_Star_Wars__An_Evening_with_Orion_Couling.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am CST

Here's the one where we wax philosophic about the Disney acquisition. Does Leia meet the criteria for being a Disney Princess? Where does her character go from here in the Disney-verse? Are our collective childhoods safe from Mickey's gloved hands? Somewhere is there a clone of Walt Disney locked in a basement writing every screenplay for the next 10 years?

These are things we lie awake at night thinking about.

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Direct download: 15_Is_Leia_A_Disney_Princess_Now_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am CST

Did the "Dark Times" thrive with unprecedented wealth and prosperity?
Did currency differences hinder trade between galactic sectors?
Was Jar Jar a fit candidate to be your accountant?

These are questions we'll attempt to answer in today's episode of Freakono...erm Loose Canon!

And please someone help us define what conscription means!

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Direct download: 14_Kashyyykonomics__The_Hidden_Side_of_the_Galaxy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:45am CST

Are you Force sensitive? Are you kinda moody? Do you dance to the beat of your own Yub Nub, and apprenticeships just really cramp your style? Come join the Dark Jedi!

...or don't, whatever, who cares.

Come with us and learn why some Jedi just want to watch the world burn. Why some do not sew. And why some [insert 3rd nerd pandering analogy here].

"Loose Canon: the comic book / sci-fi version of Cabin In The Woods"

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Direct download: 13_Whats_A_Dark_Jedi_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am CST

As if it wasn't horrible enough to feature man-eating, religious zealot teddy bears in Return of the Jedi, they had to throw in a man-eating pit too. Oh, but that's just what happens on the surface (literally). Join us while we deconstruct the inner-workings (literally) of the sarlacc pit. Who knows, you might think it's just the cozy getaway you were looking for. So come on in, there's a spot for you (literally).

Theme song performed by Charles Laurita (written by John Williams).
For more music check out http://www.charleslaurita.com as well as his YouTube channel.

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Direct download: 12_How_The_Sarlacc_Works.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am CST

State-of-the-art gadgets and armor? Check.
Badass attitude? Check.
Sweet cargo sweat pants? Check.

Boba Fett is the complete package. Join us as we explore the man, the myth, the legend all the while trying not to offend the “Cult of Boba.” Seriously though, if you're adhering strictly to canon, Boba Fett...leaves a little something to be desired. Luckily our name isn't Tight Canon, am I right guys?

Theme song performed by Charles Laurita (written by John Williams).
For more music check out http://www.charleslaurita.com as well as his YouTube channel.

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Direct download: 11_Who_Is_Boba_Fett_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am CST

Well it's that time of year folks! A time for rushing home to be with family, ingesting mind altering substances and gathering 'round with all the townsfolk to become one with a tree. Nope, it's not Christmas at the Loose Canon household. We're talking about Life Day, the yearly tradition on Kashyyyk depicted in the 1978 psychodelic train wreck that was the Star Wars Holiday Special.

Join us in revelry as we figure out whether or not the weird stuff we witnessed during the show actually happened or if our minds just fabricated the whole experience. Seriously, we could have just made this all up and you wouldn’t know the difference.

Theme song performed by Charles Laurita (written by John Williams).
For more music check out http://www.charleslaurita.com as well as his YouTube channel.

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Direct download: The_Loose_Canon_Holiday_Special.mp3
Category:Holiday -- posted at: 6:00am CST

Join the trio for the last episode of season one. The boys get all meta on your ass as they attempt to justify their own existence in a post-Expanded Universe world. Did the Disney Death Star 'splode your fandom this year? Did George Lucas hate the EU anyway? It's not cause for alarm, folks. Listen to the boys explain why you should embrace the new Legends stamp. The Lucasfilm Story Group can go about their business. Move along.

Plus basically Obi-Wan endorses Loose Canon in A New Dawn. So that's cool.

Links:

Official Star Wars Legends Announcement
Doom-n-gloom Verge article with EU timeline
Star Wars Report gave us all hope.
Another great EU primer from A.V. Club

Theme song performed by Charles Laurita (written by John Williams).
For more music check out http://www.charleslaurita.com as well as his YouTube channel.

Reach us at:

http://loosecanon.nerdglow.com
773-669-5091
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Direct download: 10_What_Is_Canon_.mp3
Category:Meta -- posted at: 7:00am CST

This was Alex's most eagerly anticipated episode to date, but you'll find out it's for the completely wrong reasons. Listen as the boys give a rundown of just who the "scum" hanging out with Darth Vader are in The Empire Strikes Back. Learn the gentlemanly, albeit loose, code of conduct amongst bounty hunters. Scratch your head at the prospect of seeking a spider web floating in space (Kud'ar Mub'at the Assembler) for neutral ground.

Come for the Bossk jokes, stay for the disappointment at having very brief coverage of Boba Fett (don't worry, he'll get his own episode).

Theme song performed by Charles Laurita (written by John Williams).
For more music check out http://www.charleslaurita.com as well as his YouTube channel.

Reach us at:

http://loosecanon.nerdglow.com
773-669-5091
starwars@nerdglow.com
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Direct download: 09_How_Bounty_Hunters_Work.mp3
Category:Things -- posted at: 6:00am CST

Meet the most exclusive club in the galaxy: the Sith. With their mysterious origins as exiled Jedi, the Sith went through long growing pains, until finally reaching their stride. The boys go into detail about what it takes to make it as a Sith apprentice, why the 'rule of two' worked so well and how the greatest trick the Sith ever played was convincing the galaxy they were irrelevant.

Join us on the dark side, there will be cake.

Theme song performed by Charles Laurita (written by John Williams).
For more music check out http://www.charleslaurita.com as well as his YouTube channel.

Reach us at:

http://loosecanon.nerdglow.com
773-669-5091
starwars@nerdglow.com
http://www.twitter.com/StarWarsLC
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Direct download: 08_How_Sith_Work.mp3
Category:The Force -- posted at: 6:00am CST