Sunday, September 3, 2017


Well, I've come to the conclusion that my time management skills are the worst!  Right now, I am so busy with some other projects, stuff that I've put aside for the last two years while I was working two jobs, that I havent found the time to produce new episodes of LESS THAN 12 PARSECS.  The irony that I was able to do this show wile working 80 hours a week, but cant seem to find the time now, while I'm a normal 40 hour a week wage slave, is not last on me!

So, I'm going to make it official, and put the show on hiatus.

I am not ending LT12P, I am just putting it aside for two or three months.  I am currently building a man cave/Jedi Library/podcasting studio in my basement.  I am devoting all my free time and energy to getting this done.  Once it is done, and I am all set up, I will be back behind the microphone once again!

In the meantime, please remain subscribed to LT12P on you favorite pod catching app, because I will be dropping the occasional episode from time to time.  (In fact, you may find a new episode later tonight... Maybe!)

Anyway, I thank you for your patience.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me or connect with me on any of my social media accounts.  Talk to you soon.  Utinni!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

What's Going On?

Have you been wondering just what the heck is going on with Less Than 12 Parsecs and myself?  Well, wonder no longer, have a listen and find out!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Gut Reaction: The Freemaker Adventures, Episodes 3 & 4 of Season Two

As promised, I am back with my review of the new episodes of Lego Star Wars The Freemaker Adventures.  Today I tackle Episodes 3 & 4 of Season Two.  I'll be back with Episodes 5 & 6 this weekend, so please check back then!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

LT12P Is Back!

(that's all you need to know. just listen to the episode!)

Friday, June 30, 2017

A Less Than 12 Parsecs Public Service Announcement

Hey everyone.  I'm on vacation, which is why I haven't posted all week.  I'm also on vacation next week as well, but as they say, the show must go one!  And I have something big planned for the next 8 days!  What do I have up my sleeve?  Well, have a listen and find out!

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Google Deep Dive

What do you find when you look past the 10th page of search results for "Star Wars" on Google?  Well, let me share with you a few interesting nuggets I came up with!

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Page 24 - Most Citizens of the Star Wars Galaxy are Probably Totally Illiterate -

Page 26 - Star Wars and the Debate Among Physicists -

Page 29 - Star Wars by Battle of the Future Buddahs -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Breaking News: Ron Howard Hired!

Wow, the news just continues to break!  In a follow up to yesterday's big story, of Lord and Miller being fired from the Han Solo solo movie, today we learn that Ron Howard has been hired by Lucasfilm to finish the job!

What do do I think Ron Howard will bring to the table?  Well, here's five minutes where I look back at his directorial resume and try to make some guesses.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Breaking News: Lord & Miller Fired!

As you probably know by now, it was announced yesterday that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the directors of the Han Solo solo movie, were let go by Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm.  Well, as a Star Wars Podcaster, I am obligated to give you my opinion on this matter.  Here are a few minutes of what I, someone who knows very little about the movie making industry and the inner workings of Lucasfilm, thinks about all of this.  ;-)

Here are some articles about the situation...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Gut Reaction: The Freemaker Adventures, Episodes 1 & 2 of Season Two

 Well, my guilty pleasure, Lego Star Wars The Freemaker Adventures, just began its second season. So, I am going to try my best to review each episode as they air. Episodes one and two where released on the same day, so here you go, my first two reviews in one! Actually, review maybe too strong a word, this is Less Than 12 Parsecs after all, so I give you my GUT REACTION!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The First Star Wars Retconn?

After forty awesome years, I can still find new things in the old classics that are the Original Trilogy. This is amazing!

Anyway, after reading an online discussion about retconns, it dawned on me that the very first Star Wars retconn was right in front of our eyes, and we didn't even see it!  What am I going on about?  Have a listen and find out!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Top Five: My Favorite Lines from Revenge of the Sith

Today's episode is a continuation of my series where I share my favorite lines of dialog from each film, and a follow up to yesterday's episode where I admitted that I sadly could not remember five great lines from Episode III.  However, a quick rewatching of the film got me back on track!  So here you go, in only five minutes, my favorite lines, and why they are my favorites.  Enjoy!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Is It Me, Or Is It The Movie?

So, I had a "Star Wars problem" today, for lack of a better phrase.  I really can't explain it without spoiling the point of today's episode, so please, just take 5 minutes to have a listen!  Thank you.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for June 9th, 2017

As we do every Friday, here is a quick recap of the Star Wars headlines that grabbed my attention this week. If you think I missed any important stories, please, let me know!

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017


In the recent Vanity Fair cover story about The Last Jedi, writer/director Rian Johnson talked about the challenges faceing our favorite Star Wars characters in Episode VIII.  This got me to thinking... if I was writing the movie, what obstacles would I put in front of our heroes, and villains?  Have a listen and find out!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Big News!

There's something brewing in the world of Less Than 12 Parsecs! What is it? Have a listen and find out!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Star Wars Thoughts and Feelings

I haven't just been away from the show for three weeks (see yesterday's episode$, I was also away from Star Wars for most of that time.  Which lead me to some new thoughts and feelings about Star Wars.

Today's episode is a bit of a rambling mess, but it was something I wanted to get out of my head and share.  ---  Thanks for bearing with me as I slowly get myself back up to speed.  The "fun" version of LT12P will be back soon, I promise!

Saturday, June 3, 2017


Hey there, I am back.  Sorry, I've been away, unexpectedly.  Sadly, my mom passed away.  So, I've been away dealing with all of that.

Today, I felt that I should share a few Star Wars themed stories about my mom.  Thank you for letting me share.  After this, I promise that LT12P will be back on schedule!  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Monday, May 15, 2017

10 Stoopid Questions with David Cottingham and Casey Cooley from Inside The Force

Normally on Monday, I share with you the new books that have been added to my ever growing Jedi Library.  I'm sorry to say that this will, the next installment in my series of new purchases will have to wait until tomorrow.  So, to hold you over until then, please welcome back to the show David Cottingham and Casey Cooley from the Inside The Force podcast.  They are back today to answer my 10 Stoopid Questions!

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Podcasters Spotlight: David Cottingham and Casey Cooley from Inside The Force

I seem to be on a streak of episodes where other Star Wars podcasters stop by to chat. That's ok, because hopefully it will help you find other shows to love when you get sick of my voice!  Today I chat with David Cottingham and Casey Cooley from Inside The Force.  Be sure to check out there links below!

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

How Big Can It Get?

A thought popped into my head today... How big can Star Wars get?  Well, instead of thinking about this, I turned on my recorder and just started babbling.  What came out of my mouth isn't very well thought out (heck, it's not thought out at all!), but it's something I think I'll share anyway!

I want to hear your thoughts on this subject.  Just how much bigger can Star Wars get?  What does a world that is even more into Star Wars look like to you?  Let me know!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for May 12th, 2017

As we do every Friday, here is a quick recap of the Star Wars headlines that grabbed my attention this week. If you think I missed any important stories, please, let me know!

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

10 Stoopid Questions with Jason Flatt from the Holy Star Wars podcast

Jason Flatt from the Holy Star Wars podcast is back, this time to try my 10 Stoopid Questions.  Ten questions, and only ten seconds to answer each one.

Now, if you have been paying attention, today's questions will sound familiar.  That's because these are the same ones I asked Nathan Roberts a few days ago.  Normally, I do not reuse questions, but I HAD written these specifically for Jason, so I thought, what they heck, why not.  Enjoy!

Holy Star Wars!
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Podcaster Spotlight: Jason Flatt from Holy Star Wars

As I continue to slowly work on The Star Wars Podcast Master List (, I discover more and more shows that I had never heard before.  And every now and then, I find one that is unlike anything else I have ever heard before.

One such show is Holy Star Wars, by Jason Flatt.  This show is intelligent, thoughtful and deep.  I've learned a few things, and looked at Star Wars a little different now, thanks for Holy Star Wars.  Today,  I am happy to Jason on the show for a brief chat.

Holy Star Wars!
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Monday, May 8, 2017

Book Reviews for May 8th, 2017

A new week, means new Star Wars books have been added to my Jedi Library.  Here are the five books I picked up this week...

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Star Wars Rebel Rising -

Star Wars: Poe Dameron Vol. 1: Black Squadron -

Star Wars: Han and the Rebel Rescue -

World of Reading: Star Wars: Trouble on Tatooine (Level 2) -

Saturday, May 6, 2017

10 Stoopid Questions with Nathan Roberts from Luminous Beings

Like I force all my guest to do, Nathan Roberts from the Luminous Beings podcast is back to answer my 10 Stoopid Questions.  Ten questions, and only ten seconds to answer each one.  Have a listen to hear how Nathan did.  Enjoy!

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Podcaster Spotlight: Nathan Roberts from Luminous Beings

It's been a while since I've had a guest on the show, so please help me welcome Nathan Roberts from Luminous Beings.  Nathan is new to Star Wars podcasting, with only three or four episodes under his belt, so please, give his show a try.  In fact, you may hear me pop up on it before too long!

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Princess Leia's Stolen Death Star Plans

What happens when you mix up one of the greatest films of all times, with one of the greatest albums of all times?  You get a masterpiece!  Don't know what I'm talking about? Then have a listen to find out!

Please be sure to check out Palette-Swap Ninja and here the entire albu, for yourself.  Down load it even!
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Monday, May 1, 2017

Book Reviews for May 1st, 2017

(Sorry, I'm going to stop calling these episodes "Gut Reaction" episodes, even those they are, I'm just want to save "Gut Reaction" for other types of reviews.)

A new week, means new Star Wars books have been added to my Jedi Library.  Here's the three books I picked up this week...

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Star Wars: The Unofficial Joke and Riddle Book, 4th Edition -

Star Wars Memes: The Definitive Meme Collection -

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Gut Reaction: Puzzle Droids

 It's time for another one of my "not quite a review" mini review, a.k.a., my gut reaction.   This time I am taking a quick look at the new mobile game Star Wars Puzzle Droids.  Do I like it? Would I recommend it? Is it fun?  Have a listen to find out!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

EU Memories

The Expanded Universe came to an end three years ago on this date.  So, today, I'm going to take a walk down memory lane and share with you my personal history with the old EU.  Enjoy!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Gut Reaction: Book Review for April 24th, 2017

I'm starting a new feature on the show this week.  Since I add new volumes to my Jedi Library each week, am going to use this opportunity to share my purchases with you and quickly review them, in under five minutes.  Less than a true review, these are just my "Gut Reactions" about the books!

This weeks purchases are...

Star Wars - Lords of the Sith: Guide to the Dark Side (The Best of Star Wars Insider) -

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - The Official Mission Debrief -

Star Wars Widevision: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume One -

Note: Due to the STOOPID tax laws of my state, I am not allowed to be an Amazon Affiliate, so I make no money if you purchase these items.  But don't let that stop you, please, pick up a copy for yourself!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

From TV to SW

There is a rumor going around this week that Sam Esmail, the creator and write of Mr. Robot is in talks with Lucasfilm to write and or direct an up coming Star Wars stand alone film. ( Well, this got me to wondering... who else could make the jump from television to Star Wars.  Well, here are five people I would like to see make that leap!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Five Star Wars Animation Ideas

As we recently learned at Star Wars Celebration, Star Wars Rebels is coming to an end after next season.  Well, what's next for Star Wars animation?  Well, if Dave Filoni and his crew need any extra ideas, here are five show ideas I am willing to share with them!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

My Non-Recap Recap of Star Wars Celebration

 I have been off-line for the past four days, which also happened to be the same for days at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando! I don't have time to recap everything that happened this weekend in only five minutes, but here are just a very few brief thoughts I want to share about all that went on at the greatest Star Wars fan fest of all time!   See ya in 2019!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Celebration Predictions Part Two

 On yesterday's episode, I shared with you my predictions for the news and surprises we would get out of Star Wars Celebration. However, after I record the episode, I went back and listen to it, and found  that my predictions were a little... mundane. A little too easy. My predictions were a bit predictable.

Well,  on today's episode I try to think bigger, think outside the box, and try to come up with some predictions that a bit less predictable!

PS -  hey, if you're at Star Wars celebration and listening episode, let me know! Send me a selfie!   And if you really like the episode, please, share it with another con goer who has yet to hear Less Than 12 Parsecs.   I'd greatly appreciate it! Thank you!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Celebration Predictions

Each time Star Wars Celebration roles around, we get a bunch of great surprises.  What do I think is coming our way this year?  Have a listen and find out!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Bonus Episode #0005 - The Why Behind LT12P

Today's episode is nearly 10 minutes long, thus it's a bonus episode.  That's the LT12P way; any episode over 7 minutes is labeled a bonus episode!

Today I get more personal than I ever have before, and answer a question that multiple have asked me.  I'm not that great at "sharing", so please forgive me as I bumble through the story I have to tell.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Action Figure Number 13

 It's that time of the month right open up a brand-new (to me) classic Kenner Star Wars action figure! This months figure comes from friend of the show Ryan Dassing!  Thanks Ryan!

To recap, here are the figures I already have...
  • Lobot
  • Logray
  • Hoth Luke
  • Hoth Rebel Soldier
  • Hoth Rebel Commander
  • Snowtrooper
  • AT-AT Driver
  • 2-1B
  • C-3PO
  • Walrus Man
  • Hammerhead
  • Imperial Royal Guard
If you have a figure to sell me, or send me (I won't say no to freebies!), please let me know!  I'm looking for loose, clean, near-mintish figures, preferably with their accessories!

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Darth Taxus

Today, unexpected, Darth Taxus from "Starships, Sabers and Scoundrels" showed up on the show!

I had nothing planned for today, so I was going to just go to bed early, but then I got to chatting with D.T. (as he's known to his friends)(no, not really) and I decided to say "Hey, wanna do an episode?".  So, here's 5 quick mins with Taxus about what he's been up to lately in regards to his Star Wars fandom!

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels...
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PS - Because tonight was unplanned, I apologize, there will not be a 10 Stoopid Questions with D.T. tomorrow.  Sad, I know.  Sorry!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Fantasy Star Wars Encounters

I am titling today's episode "Fantasy Star Wars Encounters". No, it's not about some hook-up app for Star Wars cosplayers looking for love, but rather, it is an idea I stole from Dennis Keithly, from the great podcast "Starships, Sabers and Scoundrels". You'll have to give it a listen to learn more!

After you take six minutes to listen to me (yes, I'm a little long winded today), please be sure to check out the great work Dennis does. You can find all of his links below!

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels...
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Monday, April 3, 2017

Gut Reaction: Lego Star Wars The Freemaker Adventures Season Two

The trailer for Season Two of the Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures was released today.  To say I'm excited is an understatement!  Here is my "Gut Reaction" to the trailer.  (In my excitement, I forgot to say "Gut Reaction" in the show, but trust me, this is a LT12P "Gut Reaction" episode, for those of you keeping track at home!)

Saturday, April 1, 2017

The New Era of LT12P Begins!

That's it, I'm done. I hit 100 episodes and that's good enough for me. I'm hanging up the microphone and calling it quits.

Don't worry, Less Than 12 Parsecs will continue on without me. Starting today, my son Declan will be taking over the show.   I'm not really sure what he's going to do with it, but I trust it will be interesting.

So please enjoy this new era, this new generation, this is new... something?

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Paging Doctor Freud

Somethings been weighing on my mind lately. It's a bit of a personality quirk that I have, that I don't like.  Today I want to share my "issue" with you, in the hopes that you can give me some feedback about how I can improve this Star Wars related... problem?  I'm not sure that is the right word, but please, take five minutes to listen and then tell me what you think!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

MiniRig MiniEpisode #0008

I don't normally post MiniRig MiniEpisodes to the site, I just drop them into the feed, but...

There is no new episode of Less Than 12 Parsecs tonight, because I spent the evening celebrating the 1000th episode of Star Wars 7x7​ with my buddy Allen Voivod, along with his friends and family.  Allen kindly let me sit in on his live stream from the party. Honestly, I thought I would just be popping in to chat with him for a few minutes, but I ended up stay for it's entirety.  I hope I didn't over stay my welcome!  Anyway, thank you to Allen, his awesome wife Lani, and everyone else who was there, online and in person, for such a great evening.  Heres to the next 1000 episodes!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Top Five: My Favorite Lines from Attack of the Clones

Today I continue my series where I share with you my top five favorite lines of dialogue from each Star Wars film. Today we are up to Episode II: Attack of the Clones. This is, as you know, my favorite of the prequel's!

What are your top five favorite lines from this often maligned modern masterpiece?  I want to know!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

One Hundred Episodes!!!

So today is the day, a milestone has been reached...  Today is the 100th episode of less Than 12 Parsecs!

Today I look back at our first 99 episodes with that classic broadcasting short-cut, a clip show!  Can I do it in under five minutes?  Actually, no, today I clock in at just over six minutes, but it's the thought that counts!

If you haven't noticed it by now, I've changed the show logo.  This new design is from James Volpe.  Please check out his work at

And as I mentioned in the last MiniRig MiniEpisode (What? You don't know what a MiniRig MiniEpisode is?  Then you need to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Stitcher, or you favorite pod-catching app, as so not to miss these fun little one minute episodes!), today we are offering t-shirts!

I've set up shop on TeePublic, where you can get a shirt with the new logo, OR, if you like to rock it old school, you can also get the classic design as well!  Check them out at...

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Looking ahead to the next 100 episodes, there is so much more I want to do.  But sadly, my lack of free time prevents me from accomplishing all of these goals.  (If I had free time, I wouldn't be doing a five minute podcast in the first place!)  Oh well, I'll have to just make do the best that I can.

Thank you so much for listening for these first 100 episodes.  And I hope you stick around for the next 100!  May The Force Be With You!