Saturday, May 19, 2018

These Are Exciting Times!

Between the launch of the LT12P Patreon, the fact that Solo is less than a week away, or all the hub-bub about Celebration 2019, I have been feeling very excited this week.  What else gets me excited about Star Wars?  Well, here is a list of 10 things.  Have a listen then tell me what you find exciting about Star Wars these days!  Thanks!





And, a BIG THANK YOU to our first two Patrons!  Please be sure to give their links some love!

Dennis Keithly - 
Websites – www.retrozap.com/category/shows/starships-sabers-and-scoundrels & www.retrozap.com/warp-trails-star-trek-discovery-podcast
Emails – SCubedPod@RetroZap.com & s3podcast@gmail.com
iTunes – itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/starships-sabers-scoundrels/id1109659643
Stitcher – http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/starships-sabers-scoundrels
Facebook – www.facebook.com/SCubedPod & www.facebook.com/WarpTrailsPod & www.facebook.com/dennis.keithly
Twitter – @scubedpod & @WarpTrails & @DJKver2

Ryan Dassing -
Facebook - www.facebook.com/R.Dassing
Twitter - @RDizzy
501st Legion - http://www.501st.com/members/displaymember.php?userID=24646&costumeID=200



Friday, May 18, 2018

Head Canon & Patreon

Do you have any ideas about Star Wars that aren't really part of the story, but make sense to you?  Little back stories or technical details that logically fill in gaps in the saga, in your mind?  I do!  And here are five of them.

Thank you to my daughter Grace for the topic of todays show.  I thought it was so great, I just started recording.  I should have scripted it, because I did go a little long today, but oh well, let's just roll with it, shall we?  ;-)




PS - We launched the Less Than 12 Parsecs Patreon today.  It's still a work in progress.  I'm trying to come up with some better rewards.  If you have any ideas, let me know!  But in the meantime, please I thank you for any support you can send my way.  Every dollar earned will get me that much closer to attending Star Wars Celebration 2019!

www.patreon.com/LT12P



Thursday, May 17, 2018

Celebration Stress

Star Wars Celebration is 11 months away, but I am already stressing about it!  Today's episode is about what is running through my head right now, and how I plan on getting there, in $5.00 increments!







Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Celebration 2019

Big News Today!  Celebration 2019 was announced!  Today's show is all about how I am going to have to work my tail off to get there.  Have a listen and learn how you can help!





Monday, May 14, 2018

But. But! BUT!!! Part Two

I know that in the last episode I said I wouldn't complain anymore, but...  I have another complaint!  I promise, I am not turning sour on you. In a way, this is just a continuation of my previous complaint!  None the less, I had to get this out!  - Thanks for putting up with me!





Saturday, May 12, 2018

But. But! BUT!!!

As you know, I'm normally a pretty positive Star Wars fan.  Well today, that all changes! I have a gripe. I have a complaint. I have something that really ticks me off today!  So, instead of holding it in and letting it fester, I'm sharing it with you.  Have a listen, and tell me what you think. Thanks!



Thursday, May 10, 2018

Soldiers of the Empire by Anthony Fredrickson

The last episode has only been out a few hours, but I am already getting some feedback on it!  The census is people want to know more about the article about Stormtroopers that I read as a child, that lead me to such dumb ideas!  Well, since you've asked, here it is...  This episode is a reading of Soldiers of the Empire by Anthony Fredrickson, from Star Wars Official Poster Monthly, issue number four.  Enjoy!





Dumb Stuff I Thought About Star Wars As A Kid

A few months ago, Star Wars Junk, a great Star Wars YouTube show, did a subject I loved so much, that I knew I was eventually going to steel it!  And so I did! (But, with The Junkman's approval, of course.)  Star Wars Junk did an episode called "Dumb Stuff I Thought About Star Wars As A Kid".  You can watch it below!

Well, today, I share with you in, in LT12P fashion, five things I thought as I child that really, in retrospect, were kinda rather stupid!  Have a listen, and then tell me what dumb things you thought about Star Wars as a kid.  The Junkman and I cant be the only ones who had some crazy ideas when they were younglings!





Links for Star Wars Junk...
Website: www.starwarsjunk.net
YouTube: www.youtube.com/starwarsjunk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StarWarsJunk
Twitter: @ThatJunkman & @SWJunkVideos@StarWarsJunk
Instagram: www.instagram.com/starwarsjunk








Monday, May 7, 2018

Bonus Episode #0010 - Two Weeks

Sorry 'bout that, time sorta slipped away from me, and before you know it, it was two weeks since the last episode!  So, to make it up to you, here is a long boring episode where I babble a bit about all the Star Wars news I've missed in the last two weeks.  Normally, I would end this post with "Enjoy!", but instead I'll wish you luck and say "Endure!".  ;-)





Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Gifts from Ryan

Longtime listener and friend of the show, Mr. Ryan Dassing, sent me a package of goodies!  What did he send me? Was it a new classic Kenner Action Figure?  Well, you have TWO ways to find out today!  You can listen as you normally do, OR, you can watch the video edition!  Check them both out below!






Saturday, April 21, 2018

Happy Stormtrooper Day!

April 21st is Stormtrooper Day!  In honor of this holiday, today's episode is all about wearing the armor of the Empire, as I share with you what it's really like to become a "plastic spaceman", from a practical point of view!






Friday, April 20, 2018

My SOLO Predictions

So, what can we expect to see in 32 days when SOLO: A Star Wars Story hits the big screens?  Well, here are 10 things I think we'll see and learn in the film!




PS - Yesterday I posted that there would be two new episodes today.  I apologize, there is only one.  The second one I was working on was bad.  Like really bad.  Like too bad to share, so I'm skipping it.  Trust me, it was not worth your time!


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Oops!

I apologize, I JUST realized I haven't released a new episode all week!  Time got away from me in a major way! No worries, TWO new episodes will drop late tomorrow.  Thank you for your patience!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Trailer Reaction

So, the final trailer for SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY was released the other day.  What did I think?  Listen and find out!



My Reaction Video



Tuesday, April 10, 2018

10 Stoopid Questions with Din from F-105

Din is back!  As (nearly) all guest on LT12P are forced to do, I make him sit through my 10 Stoopid Questions.  Ten questions, and he only has 10 seconds to answer each one!  How did Din do?  Well, have a listen and find out!





Din's Links...
Website: www.f105music.com
Bandcamp: www.f105.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/f105music
Twitter: www.twitter.com/f105music
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/f105music
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCjqdz0Kwne9TKybth6cg59w
Instagram: www.instagram.com/f105music

Other Star Wars Podcast Appearances...
Skywalking Through Neverland: www.retrozap.com/skywalking-through-neverland-206-mark-hamill-and-the-walk-of-fame
Coffee With Kenobi: www.coffeewithkenobi.com/cwk-show-82-gorilla-walker-fu-manchu-brian-jay-jones-bobby-roberts-178
TechnoRetro Dads: www.retrozap.com/technoretro-dads-grinch-night-and-star-wars-costumes-with-superfriend-din-of-f-105
Culture Clash: www.fpnet.podbean.com/e/culture-clash-55-rebel-girl-din-and-a-corvette


Friday, April 6, 2018

Special Guest: Din from F-105

Din "Skysinger" (as he's known as on Facebook) and his band, F-105, has two new Star Wars inspired songs out, and he is making the rounds of Star Wars podcasts to spread the word about these awesome new tunes!  I cant tell you how much I am loving these songs! Today we chat about his inspiration, his love of Star Wars and Star Wars podcasts, and as much as we can squeeze into just six minutes!

And be sure to check back in a few days when Din comes back on the show to sit through my 10 Stoopid Questions.  Ten questions, and he only has ten seconds to answer each one!




Din's Links...
Website: www.f105music.com
Bandcamp: www.f105.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/f105music
Twitter: www.twitter.com/f105music
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/f105music
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCjqdz0Kwne9TKybth6cg59w
Instagram: www.instagram.com/f105music

Other Star Wars Podcast Appearances...
Skywalking Through Neverland: www.retrozap.com/skywalking-through-neverland-206-mark-hamill-and-the-walk-of-fame
Coffee With Kenobi: www.coffeewithkenobi.com/cwk-show-82-gorilla-walker-fu-manchu-brian-jay-jones-bobby-roberts-178
TechnoRetro Dads: www.retrozap.com/technoretro-dads-grinch-night-and-star-wars-costumes-with-superfriend-din-of-f-105
Culture Clash: www.fpnet.podbean.com/e/culture-clash-55-rebel-girl-din-and-a-corvette


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Leftover Tidbits

Thank you once again to everyone who participated in last weeks episodes of Listener Submitted Topics.  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get to all the great topics sent my way.  But today, I try to bust through five more ideas that where sent in, in just one episode!

Hey, if you have a great idea for a five minute Star Wars podcast, you don't need to wait until next year!  I will accept your topics anytime!  Email them to me at TwelveParsecsPodcast@gmail.com, and maybe I'll turn them into a show now, instead of in 12 months from now!







Friday, March 30, 2018

Listener Submitted Topics Week: Friday

The LT12P annual tradition of a week of all listener submitted topics continues!

Today, a listener by the name of Jack asks about my interactions with Star Wars celebrities.  So, I have two short stories to share, and then.... And Then... And then I present a LT12P first!  It is my first interview with a Star Wars celebrity!

Who is it?  You'll have to have a listen to find out!  Enjoy!  (I hope I don't sound as nervous as I was!)




Thursday, March 29, 2018

Listener Submitted Topics Week: Thursday

The LT12P annual tradition of a week of all listener submitted topics continues!

I have to apologize, but I can not remember who sent me this question!  If it was YOU, please let me know and I will make sure you get the credit you deserve.

So, today's topic from The Unknown Listener is... What are my favorite kick ass moments in all the Star Wars films.  Great question!  Have a listen to hear how I define "kick ass" and what my favorite kick ass moments from each film. 

Does this episode kick ass? I don't know, so have a listen and you tell me!





Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Listener Submitted Topics Week: Wednesday

The LT12P annual tradition of a week of all listener submitted topics continues!

Today, listener David Wilson asks... What would I do if I was in charge at Lucasfilm?  Good Question!  Please, take 6 minutes to hear my ideas!





Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Listener Submitted Topics Week: Tuesday

The LT12P annual tradition of a week of all listener submitted topics continues! Today's episode was a question submitted to me by @GrabsGranite on Twitter.  Everyone go follow Grabs right now!

What was Grabs question? Have a listen and find out!  Enjoy!




Monday, March 26, 2018

Listener Submitted Topics Week: Monday

Ok, technically, this is being published on Tuesday (it's just after 1:00am my time) BUT, it is the Monday episode for my full week of episodes where all the topic ideas are submitted from listeners like you!

Up first, Sara Killington asks what are my favorite non-Star Wars role by the actors from the Prequel Trilogy.  Thanks Sara!  Have a listen and find out!

(PS - Tomorrow's episode, and probably Wednesday too, will most likely be released after midnight, it's just when my free time is.  Just wanted to let you guys know in advance.  Thanks!)

(PPS - There is an odd edit in this episode that you will not miss.  I kept saying "Looper" when I talk about another film, so I dubbed in the correct film title after the fact.  But did it in a silly way.  So, now you know. And knowing is half the battle.)





Thursday, March 22, 2018

So, two guys walk into a move theater...

I went to the movies that other day, and this real world Star Wars thing happened.  I cant tell you anything more other than to have a listen to today's episode.  Hopefully it amuses you as much as it does me!





Monday, March 19, 2018

Happy Belated Saint Patrick's Day!

As promised, here it the episode I started on Saturday, but because I was so lazy (see yesterday's show for details on THAT!), I didn't get around to publishing it on time.  Better late than never though, right?

Anyway, this episode is a "what if" of sorts related to Obi-Wan Kenobi and his inability to tell Luke the truth in A New Hope.  And yes, I find a way to relate it to Saint Patrick's Day.  Enjoy!





Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sunday Confessional: Messa Lazy

It's Sunday once again. That means it's time for a series of episodes I am calling "Sunday Confessionals". This is where I just turn on the mic and start talking. Unscripted, unprepared, open, honest, and always something personal. I hope I don't embarrass myself! (too much!)

This week I talk about one of my biggest faults: I'm lazy.  Can laziness lead to the dark side?  If so, I'll be a Sith Lord in no time flat!





Friday, March 16, 2018

What If... Solo: A Star Wars Story

We are only 70 days away from Solo: A Star Wars Story, and my feeling for this film have gone from apprehension to excitement.  But today, I wonder what might have been if Lucasfilm had gone another route.  What am I talking about? Have a listen and find out!





Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Final Frontier

I've been battling a stomach bug and winter storms all week. Sorry for the lack of episodes. But, I'm back now. Buuuuut... today I'm chatting about that other STAR franchise... Trek. Why? Have a listen and find out.

PS - Todays episode is unscripted, prepared extemporaneously. So, yeah, there is that.  ;-)





Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sunday Confessional: Finding Friends

It's Sunday once again. That means it's time for a series of episodes I am calling "Sunday Confessionals". This is where I just turn on the mic and start talking. Unscripted, unprepared, open, honest, and always something personal. I hope I don't embarrass myself! (too much!)

This week is all about Star Wars and friendship. Please have a listen!





Thursday, March 8, 2018

News & Annoucements

Today's episode is about the big Star Wars news announced today (More Star Wars! This Time On TV! - Or what passes for TV these days at least).  AND, I have an announcement about an annual tradition we have here on LT12P, a tradition that involves you!  Please, have a listen to learn all about it, and then tell your friends!




Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Star Wars Has An Oscar Problem

Star Wars hasn't won an Academy Award in 37 years.  Why is that and what can be done about it?  I have some ideas!  Here's my "hot take" on Star Wars and it's Oscar Problem!





Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Gut Reaction: Star Wars Rebels Finale

Well, after four years, the adventures of the crew of the Ghost have come to an end.  What did I think of the way Star Wars Rebels ended?  What's my initial "Gut Reaction" after last nights episodes?  Have a listen and find out!





Monday, March 5, 2018

Sunday Confessional: Pals with Pablo

I recorded this on Sunday, but then got sucked into watching the Oscars, so I never published this last night.  A day late and a dollar short, as always.

Anyway, it is the first in a series of episodes I am calling "Sunday Confessionals", where I just turn on the mic and start talking.  Unscripted, unprepared, open, honest, and always something personal.  I hope I don't embarrass myself!




Thursday, March 1, 2018

Bonus Episode #0009 - Big News!

Big News Today! So big, it's a proper LT12P Bonus Episode!  What is it? I'm not going to tell you, you'll have to listen to find out! All I'll tell you it's that today marks the beginning of a new chapter for Less Than 12 Parsecs! Enjoy!





Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Weird Star Wars

This episode started out as my "Gut Reaction" on the latest episodes of Star Wars Rebels, but it turned into my treatise on what Pablo Hidalgo has called "weird Star Wars".  Have a listen and let me know what you think.  Thanks!





Sunday, February 25, 2018

The Last Jedi Commentary Track

My old pal from The Expanded Fandomverse Podcast, Jason Collier and I got together and recorded a commentary track for The Last Jedi.  With The Last Jedi in the last days of it's theatrical run, why not go to see it on the big screen one more time, and this time, bring us along in your ear buds!  Nothing is more fun then having a couple of nerds yammering in your ear as you re-watch the latest episode in everyone's favorite space opera!

And if The Last Jedi is no longer playing in your area, no worries, it will soon be available for digital download and on disk in just a could of weeks!




If you listen to this and wonder what we thought about The Force Awakens and Rogue One, don't worry, we've got you covered.  You can find those commentary tracks here...

The Force Awakens - https://archive.org/details/TFACOMMENTARY_201802
Rogue One - https://archive.org/details/R1COMMENTARY


Saturday, February 24, 2018

MiniRig MiniEpisode #0014

I don't normally post MiniRig MiniEpisodes to the site, I just drop them into the feed as a little extra something for those of you who subscribe to the LT12P feed in your favorite pod-catching app, but...

I really wanted to make sure you heard this one!  Please check it out!  MiniRig MiniEpisodes are only a minute long so, what's stopping you!  ;-) Thanks for checking it out!





Friday, February 23, 2018

LT12P Conversations #0004

During the first episode of LT12P Conversations, I know I said I would be doing these once a week, maybe once every other week, but I'm sorry, I can't help myself!  These have ben fun to do.  I get why people have podcasts that are longer than 5 minutes now, it's simply fun!

Anyway, here is the fourth episode in the LT12P Conversations series.  Today I sit down and chat with y old pal, Allen Voivod from Star Wars 7x7, The Only Daily Star Wars Podcast!  We chat about OT Generation fans, the future of Star Wars without the Skywalkers, and how to master Twitter.  Enjoy!





Tuesday, February 20, 2018

That's Not So Surprising

I was going to comment on the new episodes of Rebels today, but when thinking about them, another thought came to mind.  Still, if you haven't watched the newest episodes of Rebels, you may want to stay away from this episode for now.  You've been warned!





Saturday, February 17, 2018

Black Panther

Spoiler Alert! Do not listen to today's episode until after you've seen Black Panther!  Why? Because I link the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the past and the future of Star Wars films!  Really!





Friday, February 16, 2018

LT12P Conversations #0003

Just like yesterday, (and probably tomorrow too), I have another episode of LT12P Conversations.  Today I talk with Mike Ehmcke about things that bother us in the realm of Star Wars Fandom.  (Yup, I'm a curmudgeon!).  You probably know Mike from his podcasts WeBeGeeks, Mightly Marvel Geeks and one of my favorites, Wookiee Radio.  Be sure to check out his shows as well.

Remember, LT12P Conversations is longer than the normal Less Than 12 Parsecs episode.  This show clocks in around 25 minutes!  Enjoy!




Mike's Links:
WeBeGeeks - http://webegeeks.net/index.php/category/webegeeks/
Might Marvel Geeks - http://webegeekspc.com/mighty-marvel-geeks/
Wookiee Radio - http://wookieeradio.net/



Thursday, February 15, 2018

LT12P Conversations #0002

As everyone knows, Less Than 12 Parsecs IS the fastest Star Wars podcast in the galaxy!  My goal is to produce episodes that are roughly 5 minutes in length.

Well, last month, I started dipping my toes into some long form content. And I'm back again with another episode of...  LT12P Conversations!

The premise of these conversations is that I sit down with one star wars fan, and I will ask them one Star Wars questions, and then we will discuss that one Star Wars topic.  It's going to be a deep dive into the nerdier side of Star Wars minutia.  And, I do not give my guests the questions in advance of the conversation, I like to make them think on their feet!

Two caveats however...  Because this show IS under the LT12P banner, it is still going to be shorter/quicker/faster then most other Star Wars podcasts out there.  We are shooting for a 20 or 30 minute length, no more.

Also, even though I say one question, one topic, that's not completely true.  Our conversations always take us off on tangents and down hyperspace lanes we never expected to explore.  That's all part of the fun of geeking out over Star Wars!

So, sit back, relax, and enjoy this conversation I recorded two weeks ago with Evan Pettit, the mastermind behind one of the greatest Star Wars themes Twitter accounts, @Rick_Olie_Quote.  What question did I ask him?  Well, you'll have to listen to find out!  And after you've listened, go follow Evan on Twitter!  Thank you and enjoy!





Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Jedi Library Wish List

Today's episode is over 7 minutes in length, but just barely.  Normally, I do not allow myself to cross this line, but since I have not posted this week, I will allow this infraction of the LT12P bi-laws, just this one time! ;-)

Today's topic was suggested by my friend and yours, Mr. Dennis Keithly, co-host of Starships, Sabers and Scoundrels.  If you have a suggestions for a LT12P episode, please do not hesitate to let me know! I'm always open to new ideas!

So here you go, my wish list of five items I would love to add to my Jedi Library.  Enjoy!





Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Responding To The Responces

So, I received a lot of feedback about yesterday's episode.  Thank you!  But... 

I'm not sure I really got my point across yesterday, so today I try to clarify the situation.  But...

I may have just made things even more confusing, because I did not script today's episode.  I just started talking, and well, that's not always a good thing! 

Anyway, please listen and let me know what you think.  Maybe tomorrow I'll do a response to your responses about my responding!





Monday, February 5, 2018

Gut Reaction: SOLO Trailer... Kinda

Here are my initial thoughts on the new trailers for SOLO. 

Sorta, kinda. 

I start on this topic, but actually spend most of the episode discussing another topic that's been on my mind quite a bit recently...  Is Star Wars still special?  Have a listen to hear what I mean, and then let me know what you think!