We discuss Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Expanse

Looking at the hype years before the film and taking you on a journey to the moment you step outside the cinema, Lissie Comte, Ciarán Maher, Sean Woodward and John Richardson discuss the new Star Wars film and later in the show are introduced to the excellent new Syfy series entitled The Expanse. We reached out to you and via various media you told us how much (or how little) you enjoyed Star Wars: The Force Awakens… thank you to everyone who took part. Make sure you follow us on the various social media links at the bottom of each page to get a say!

You can buy Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Expanse (REGION ONE) from Amazon by following the links. If you don’t have a multi-region DVD player and are based in another region, Leviathan Wakes: Book 1 of the Expanse is available from Amazon.

Timeline

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00:00 Introduction

01:30 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
This bit is where we discuss the hype surrounding the film and find we all have amazingly different recollections of the plans made after the release of the original trilogy, shocking revelations about Darth Vadar and speculation partly based on external interviews with George Lucas and trailer reaction while acknowledging his input into the creative industries.

George Lucas doesn’t use the Internet
George Lucas: All you do is get criticised
Darth Vadar to be resurrected

15:45 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The viewing experience, how did we all feel? We discuss the different scenes and our own reactions discovering a stark difference in opinion between those watching the series in chapter order versus release order and bring up plenty of different points.

28:02 Massive spoiler. Stop listening if you haven’t seen the movie. The discussion on the film experience continues.

Solo, Ben and Chewbacca 

29:29 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
How did you feel after you had watched the entire movie? Was it all you could expect and more? We discuss our own experiences and also the criticisms levelled that we found on-line: 40 Unforgivable Plot Holes – and a further 20.
The we try to science the film, chaos ensues. Balance in the Force is restored and we discuss visual effects.

43:07 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
We now look to the future developments from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. #rememberalderaan

48:25 The Expanse
SyFy channel in the USA are currently broadcasting this hit show featuring a deeply engaging storyline and Newtonian Physics that we think will appeal to all sci-fi fans including those who love hard sci-fi. We’d love this to be available in the UK. Please contact SyFyUK and ask them to provide an update on it’s availability!

Tweet them! @syfyuk @NBCUniversal When will #theexpanse be available in the UK? #starfleetcomms

54:42 Nine Worlds
A brief shout out to the Nine Worlds sci-fi convention in London 12th-14th August 2016.

#maytheforcebewithyou #staygeeky #cheerybye

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