Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Half Formed Thoughts About The Expanded Universe And The Future Of Star Wars Storytelling

Here's something I've been thinking about, worrying about, a bit to much lately.  It's been in my mind all week.  I hope that if I just spit it out and say these words, I wont have to think about it any longer.  - Please, have a listen and let me know what you think!

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

The George Lucas Sequel Trilogy (part 2)

Today's episode is a follow up to the last episode of LT12P.  More of the discussion George Lucas had with James Cameron, where George spoke about what he would have done with a sequel trilogy, has been released.  And like in the last episode, I share my thoughts about it, line by line.  But, to be honest, all I can some up with is easily summed up as "whaaaaaaaaaat?".

Here is the article from IO9 I mentioned...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The George Lucas Sequel Trilogy

Some quotes from George Lucas about his planned Star Wars sequel films have hit the internet.  It's only 7 sentences, but there is a lot to think about there.  In today's episode, I go over what George "The Maker" Lucas had to say, line by line, and share with you my Hot Take!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Dave Filoni

Today’s episode starts as an excuse for my lack of shows this week, then turns into a mess of thoughts involving Dave Filoni. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018


Well, I did it!  I bought my Star Wars Celebration 2019 tickets!  Today’s show is all about the adventure that was my purchasing process.  See ya in Chicago!

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Sunday Confessional: Oh My Aching Head

My head hurts too much to write today, so I’m going to just turn on the microphone and babble.  What am I going to babble about? Whatever comes to mind! That’s right, I’m bringing back the “Sunday Confessional” Style episode.  Enjoy!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

The Less Than 12 Parsecs Droids Watch-Along: Episode I

Believe it or not, but in the last 33 years, I have NEVER watched the Droids Animated Series! Well, it's time to change that. And I'm bringing you along for the ride! Watch as I watch these vintage Saturday morning Star Wars cartoons!

I plan on releasing these Droids Watch-Along episodes weekly. But starting next time, I will be releasing these for our Patrons first! To get in on the fun early, wont you please consider supporting LT12P? Check it out at . Every penny earned will be used to get me one step closer to the next Star Wars Celebration! Thank you!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Bonus Episode #0013 - Talking with JD

Sorry, but this is yet another long episode.  And I didn't meant for it to be one!  I was chatting with JD from the Nerf Herder Council, and well, before you know it, an hour had passed!  It started as a Podcasters Spotlight episode, turned into a LT12P Conversations episode, became a Solo review, a Celebration planning session, and it kept going from there!  None the less, I hope you will give it a listen.  Stick around to the end... I promise you there is some good stuff at the end.

I also promise that I will get back to the short shows tomorrow, and the days following.  Thank you for your patience!

PS - We recorded this episode on May 28th.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Two Things...

Today I start talking about one thing (Solo), but end up talking about another thing (Star Wars friendships). I'd tell you more, but I don't want to spoil these six minutes for you! So instead, won't you please have a listen? Thanks!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Bonus Episode #0012 - Full Length SOLO Review

If you haven't grown tired of online nerds yammering on and on about Solo yet, then we have the show for you!  It's an hour long discussion and review, full of spoilers, insights and fun!  Have a listen as I am joined by my old pal from The Expanded Fandomverse, Jason Collier, AND, show Patron and all around cool guy, Ryan Dassing.  We all come to the table with different takes and opinions, and that leads to a great conversation.

Warning!  This episode is an hour long.  Not your normal episode of LT12P, by a long shot!  So, pace yourself, take your time, and enjoy!

10 Stoopid Questions with David Frishkorn from The Cocky Cockpit

As promised, Mr. David Frishkorn is back!  This time to sit through my 10 Stoopid Questions.  Ten questions, there is no write or wrong answer, but he only has ten seconds to come up with an answer for each one.  How did David do?  Listen and find out!

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Podcasters Spotlight: David Frishkorn from The Cocky Cockpit

Today's episode is with a great guy and a great friend of the show, Mr. David Frishkorn.  David is from one of my favorite podcasts, The Cocky Cockpit.

We were going to sit down and record one of my normal "Podcaster Spotlight", but with SOLO so fresh in our fan boy minds, we started chatting about that, and well, we went a little long.  Technically, this SHOULD be a LT12P Bonus Episode, but I'm not calling it that.  Why?  Because I said so, that's why!  :-p

And speaking of LT12P rules... David WILL be back tomorrow, to sit through my 10 Stoopid Questions, so please, check back for that soon!

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Gut Reaction: Solo

As promised, here is my 5 minute spoiler free review of Solo: A Star Wars Story.  Don't worry, I will have some long form, spoiler filled discussions coming soon.  Have a listen and tell me what you think.  Thanks!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story - Declan McMahon's Initial Thoughts

As I have done with the last two Star Wars films, as soon as it is over, I turn on the recorder to get my son's initial thoughts.  Here is what he had to say about Solo: A Star Wars Story. - Warning, he does drop some spoilers!

You can hear Declan's thoughts on The Last Jedi HERE.
And you can hear his thoughts on Rogue One HERE.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Bonus Episode #0011 - My First Time!

Since I am just hours away from seeing Solo: A Star Wars Story for the first time, I thought I would share my "first time" experiences with all the other Star Wars films!  Well, except for the original Star Wars, because I told this story last year.  You can hear that story HERE.

I couldn't tell all these tales in less than 7 minutes, so today's episode falls under the "Bonus Episode" umbrella.  Enjoy!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Inside The Force

Tonight I had the honor pleasure of being on the Inside The Force podcast, hosted by David Cottingham and Casey Cooley.  The episode we recorded will be out shortly, but in the meantime, here is a snippet of our conversation.  The topic? Solo: A Star Wars Story!

Please be sure to check out Inside The Force for yourself.  It's a pretty fun show!
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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!

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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!

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...
Twitter: @ThatJunkman & @SWJunkVideos@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


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!

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Skywalking Through Neverland:
Coffee With Kenobi:
TechnoRetro Dads:
Culture Clash:

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...

Other Star Wars Podcast Appearances...
Skywalking Through Neverland:
Coffee With Kenobi:
TechnoRetro Dads:
Culture Clash:

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, 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.)