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 www.facebook.com/VOLPEdesign

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...

New Logo - http://tee.pub/lic/UHe6R_OpNPE
Classic Design - http://tee.pub/lic/ShJC3iIKwRc

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!






Friday, March 24, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for March 24th, 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!




Rogue One Digital Download - http://www.starwars.com/rogue-one






Thursday, March 23, 2017

Why ATOC?

I often tell people that Episode II: Attack of the Clones is my favorite of the Star Wars prequels, and they will look at me funny and say "Really?  Why?".  Well, today, I try to explain myself.  And I do so unscripted, (I didn't have time to write a script for today's episode) so I'm not sure if my reasoning come across as clears as it could have.  If you have questions or need clarification on any of these points, please just let me know!





Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Gut Reaction: Twin Suns

 I don't do a lot of review episodes here on Less Than 12 Parsecs.   Reviews are not my strong suit. However, from time to time, I like to share my "Gut Reaction" about something in the world of Star Wars.

Well, ever since Saturday, all anyone is talking about is the episode of Star Wars Rebels titled "Twin Suns".   Everyone and their brother is sharing their reviews of this episode online!  So, I decided to jump on this band wagon.  So here are just a few of the things that came to mind after I watch Twin Suns.  Please enjoy my Gut Reaction!





Monday, March 20, 2017

Ten Questions with Fode from the Star-B-Q podcast

Fode from the Star-B-Q cooking and commentary podcast is back again today!  This time he is forced to sit through my 10 Stoopid Questions.  Ten questions, and he only has ten seconds to answer each one!  How did he do?  Please take four minutes to listen and find out for yourself!



Fode's Links...
Website - www.starbqpod.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/starbqpod
iTunes - itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/star-b-q-podcast-star-b-q/id1172433460
Stitcher - www.stitcher.com/podcast/starbq-w-fode-beed
PlayerFM - player.fm/series/star-b-q-podcast-star-b-q
Instagram - www.instagram.com/starbqpodcast


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Podcasters Spotlight: Fode from the Star-B-Q podcast

Last night I had a bit of fun sitting down to chat with Fode from the Star-B-Q podcast over the phone.  Star-B-Q is the first and only Star Wars cooking and commentary podcast.  I love this unique addition to the world of Star Wars podcasts!

Be sure to check back in tomorrow when Fode is forced to sit through my 10 Stoopid Questions.  Ten questions, and he only has ten seconds to answer each one!


Fode's Links...
Website - www.starbqpod.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/starbqpod
iTunes - itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/star-b-q-podcast-star-b-q/id1172433460
Stitcher - www.stitcher.com/podcast/starbq-w-fode-beed
PlayerFM - player.fm/series/star-b-q-podcast-star-b-q
Instagram - www.instagram.com/starbqpodcast


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for March 17th, 2017

(Sorry, I forgot to post this last night!)

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!









Thursday, March 16, 2017

I Must Confess

They say confession is good for the soul.  If that's true, then I need to make these 10 Star Wars  confessions, to clear my nerd-conscience!

Please tell me I'm not alone here, and that you too have a Star Wars confession to make!  Email me, leave a comment below, or connect with me social media.  I'm curious to hear all about your geeky secrets!



Bonus Episode #0004 - Just For Me

This episode is built out of my own ego and pride, and may not be enjoyable to anyone but me. Sorry, but I ya know what, sometimes you have to do things just for yourself! :-)

(Note: This episode went into my feed last night, but I did not have time to post to the site until today.)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Star Wars Without The Force

Today I ponder the questions, can you have a Star Wars movie without The Force, and, will the Han Solo movie be devoid of The Force.

Please take four minutes to hear what I have to say, then please, let me know what YOU think!  Thanks!





Monday, March 13, 2017

The Star Wars Podcast Master List

Today I hit a very important milestone on my other Star Wars project, The Star Wars Podcast Master List.  What is it?  Have a listen and find out!


If you have a Star Wars podcast that is not yet listed on the SWPML, or, if one of your other favorite Star Wars is not yet listed on the SWPML, then please, let me know!  Email the following details & links (or as many of them as the show has), and I will get the show listed right away!

  • Show Title
  • Host(s)
  • Description of the Show
  • Website
  • Network (if it's part of one)
  • iTunes
  • Stitcher
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Those are the main links I'm looking for.  But, I will also list links to...

  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Soundcloud
  • Pinterest
  • Tumblr
  • PodBean
  • TuneIn
  • Patreon
  • TeePublic
  • Libsyn

And any other important links the show may want to share!  Thank you for your help!







Saturday, March 11, 2017

Action Figure Number 10, 11 & 12

Well, it's that time of the month where I add a new classic Kenner action figure to my collection. This months figure is actually THREE figures! Why three? Because I had so much fun getting three last month, that I decided to do it again! So, what did I get? Well, listen to the episode to find out!

A big thank you to Vic Cuzzupe who sold me the figure this month.  And a big apology to Vic as well.  As you will hear, I completely forgot his name as I was recording the episode.  Vic, I am very sorry!



And as always, when I open a new classic Kenner action figure, there is a video version of the episode as well!




Friday, March 10, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for March 10th, 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!




Star Wars Celebration 2019 - http://www.starwarscelebration.com/News-And-Media/Breaking-News/The-Next-Star-Wars-Celebration-Coming-to-Our-Galaxy-2019

New Marvel Darth Vader Comic - http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/03/10/origin-of-darth-vaders-lightsaber-to-be-revealed-in-new-comic

Bio-Hexacrypt - http://www.gamesradar.com/john-boyegas-trouble-with-star-wars-jargon-earned-him-a-gift-from-rian-johnson-but-what-does-it-mean/



Disney Stock Holders Meeting Spoilers - http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ct-disney-shareholders-meeting-star-wars-the-last-jedi-clip-reveals-1488996409-htmlstory.html

2017 Star Wars Podcast Awards - http://www.starwarspodcastawards.com/



The Star Wars Podcast Awards

The nominations for the 2017 Star Wars Podcast Awards were announced this morning, and I am proud to tell you that Less Than 12 Parsecs has been nominated in the category of Best New Show!  It truly is an honor just to be nominated!

I know that a lot of podcasts out there will post the heck out of this all over their social media accounts, mention it on all their episodes and will be asking for your vote.  I just want to tell you up front that this is not my style.  I really am happy just to have been nominated!

That said, I will be posting across all my accounts about this today, and then probably a second time just before the voting period comes to an end on April 1st.  If you do decide to vote for our little show, I will greatly appreciate it.  If you don't, that's all good too!  I'm happy just to have you as a listener!

Please check it out at www.StarWarsPodcastAwards.com

www.StarWarsPodcastAwards.com
www.StarWarsPodcastAwards.com



Wednesday, March 8, 2017

International Women's Day

In honor of the fact that today is International Women's Day, I take a look at what makes the women of Star Wars so great.  I am thankful that I grew up with these characters in my imagination, and that they continue to inspire generations of fans!



Monday, March 6, 2017

10 Questions with Rob Williams from the Generation X-Wing podcast

You know the routine...All guests of the show MUST sit through my 10 Stoopid Questions.  Rob Williams from the Generation X-Wing and Outer Rim Rookie podcasts is back today to sit in the hot seat.  After he made ME answer 10 Stoopid Questions over on the Outer Rim Rookie, I feel like I should have made these harder and stoopider!



Robs Links...
Website - www.generationxwingpodcast.wordpress.com
Email - generationxwingpodcast@gmail.com 
iTunes - itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/generation-x-wing-podcast/id963438764
Stitcher - www.stitcher.com/podcast/generation-xwing-podcast
Facebook - www.facebook.com/generationxwingpodcast & www.facebook.com/outerrimrookie
Twitter - @Genxwing
YouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UC3uXqY97dnexw7EXfFMOTsQ
PodBean - www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/ywgz9-3c951/Generation+X-Wing+Podcast
Teepublic - www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/668342-generation-x-wing-podcast-basic
Patreon - www.patreon.com/genxwing


The Outer Rim Rookie Podcast

I was recently invited onto the Out Rim Rookie podcast, hosted by yesterday's guest, Rob Williams, to talk about my early days in the 501st. I hope others interested in The Legion, or who have recently signed up, can learn from my experiences!

Then, before it was over, Rob made me sit through 10 Stoopid Questions.  Hey, it's MY job to ask the Stoopid Questions!

https://generationxwingpodcast.wordpress.com/2017/03/05/outer-rim-rookie-podcast-episode-2-tim-mcmahon/




Sunday, March 5, 2017

Podcasters Spotlight: Rob Williams from the Genation X-Wing podcast

Today, I had the pleasure of talking with Rob Williams, from the Generation X-Wing podcast, and the Outer Rim Rookie podcast.  In fact, Rob invited me on the Outer Rim Rookie podcast to chat about the fun and adventure of joining the 501st Legion.  After we did that, I put him in the spotlight for this episode of Less Than 12 Parsecs!  I hope you enjoy our conversation!


Robs Links...
Website - www.generationxwingpodcast.wordpress.com
Email - generationxwingpodcast@gmail.com 
iTunes - itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/generation-x-wing-podcast/id963438764
Stitcher - www.stitcher.com/podcast/generation-xwing-podcast
Facebook - www.facebook.com/generationxwingpodcast & www.facebook.com/outerrimrookie
Twitter - @Genxwing
YouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UC3uXqY97dnexw7EXfFMOTsQ
PodBean - www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/ywgz9-3c951/Generation+X-Wing+Podcast
Teepublic - www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/668342-generation-x-wing-podcast-basic
Patreon - www.patreon.com/genxwing


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Figures Wanted!

Hey there! I am over due for my monthly Kenner Action Figure. As long time listeners will know, I am not a toy collector, but I am slowly collecting all the original vintage Kenner action figures. I try to get one a month. Anyway, I need one for this month.

 So, if you have a loose, clean, near mint figure with its accessories I'd like to buy it for a fair price. But here's the thing... I don't want you to tell me what the figure is before you sell it to me! Just send it to me, so I can unwrap it live on the show like it's Christmas Morning 1979! As long as it's a figure I do not already have it's cool! 

Here are the figures I already have...
 2-1B Medical Droid
C-3PO
AT-AT Driver
Hammerhead
Imperial Royal Guard
Logray
Luke Skywalker in Hoth Gear
Lobot
Walrus Man

 So, if you have a figure you'd be willing to sell me, please let me know in the comments below. Thank you!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Potpourri

 Our week of listener submitted topics comes to an end today. There were so many great topics that people suggested, that I did not have time for all of them. So today, I'm going to try and fit three of them into one show. Let's see if I can do all of this in less than five minutes!

Thanks again to everyone who played along. This was a lot of fun for me. I hope to do this again, maybe two or three weeks each year.




Wednesday, March 1, 2017

My Very Own Fan Theory

My week of listener submitted topics continues!  Today, Hector Rios Jr asks via Facebook... "How was Anakin Skywalker able to become a force ghost?"  That's a good question!  What's my fan theory that answers this question?  Have a listen and find out!