Tuesday, January 30, 2018

10 Stoopid Questions with Evan Pettit from @Rick_Olie_Quote

No guest of the show gets away that easy!  As you know, I force them all to sit through my 10 Stoopid Questions.  Ten questions, and they only have 10 seconds to answer each one!

Even Pettit is back again, and I throw ten Ric Olie themed questions.  How does he do?  Have a listen and find out!

PS - Don't forget to follow Even on Twitter at @Rick_Olie_Quote !

Monday, January 29, 2018

Evan Pettit IS Rick Olie!

My enjoyment with the Twitter account @Rick_Olie_Quote continues.  I apologize if you've grown bored with this, but I have a few more episodes left in me on this topic!

Today on the show I sit down and chat with Evan Pettit, the man behind this account.  In just a few minutes he shares with me the origin of the site, we debate the pronunciation of Olie, and he shares a great story about his run in with actor Ralph Brown.

And of course, Evan will be back tomorrow to sit through my 10 Stoopid Questions, which will be all about your favorite pilot from Naboo, Ric Olie!

PS - Yes, I did mean to spell Rick with a K in the show title.  No need to bug me about it! :-p

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Change Can Be A Bad Thing Too!

Today's episode is a companion piece to yesterdays show.  Yesterday, I listed my five favorite changes made to the Original Trilogy over the years.  Today's episode is the five worst changes made to the Original Trilogy over the years!

BUT, it's not my list.  Nope! It's from a listener!  (In fact, way back when I started LT12P, I mentioned that anyone can come on, and anyone can submit their own episode.  This is the first time someone has taken me up on that offer!)

This list is from the mastermind behind @Rick_Olie_Quote, who will be the guest on tomorrow's episode!  So, please enjoy this slightly different episode of LT12P, and then come back tomorrow to meet the man behind it!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Change Can Be A Good Thing!

Star Wars fans like to complain.  For 21 years now, we've been discussing, debating, and yes, complaining about the changes made to the Original Trilogy.  So today, I thought I would look back and share with you five changes that have been made that I think are changes for the better.  Yes, I have some positive things to say about the tinkering the George Lucas has done to these films!  Have a listen and let me know what you think.

Hey, big thanks to @Rick_Olie_Quote from Twitter for the inspiration for today's episode.  Ric will actually be hosting the show tomorrow to share the changes he DOESN'T like and will tell us why.  And fingers crossed, I hope to have Ric on the show next week!  In the meantime, please follow him on Twitter for some funny stuff!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Less Than 12 Rebels Fan Film Review Show with Kaden & Tim - #0001

The Rebel Chatter Podcast Presents...
A Less Than 12 Parsecs Production...
In Cooperation With Rebel Cause Lancaster...
The Less Than 12 Rebels Fan Film Review Show with Kaden & Tim!

What is this all about?  Well, back in episode #0165 of Less Than 12 Parsecs, I was talking about all the little group of Star Wars fandom.  I called them Star Wars sub-communities.  And I wondered if there was a community of Star Wars fan film, film critics.  (I have since found out there is!)

Well, after I published the episode, I received a message on Facebook from Kaden Stetler from the Rebel Chatter Podcast.  He thought the idea of a "Siskel & Ebert" for Star Wars fan films would make a great podcast!  So, we got together two weeks later, and voila!  This episode is our take on Star Wars fan film, film criticism.  This is our first episode, and we hope to do one or two of these a month, if our schedules allow.

Here are the films we review in this episode...

The Old Republic: Rescue Mission

Directed by Dean Musumeci & Michael Irwin

Screenplay by Kirstin McKenzie & Liam Shanahan

Stephanie Elkington, Cassandra Bleechmore & Matthew Keating.

Facebook - www.facebook.com/torrescuemission


The Lost Starfighter

Directed by Nick Murphy & Paul Ritchey

Written by Paul Ritchey, Nick Murphy & Matthew Schmid

Blue Leader - Kate Banford
Blue Five - Jacquie Baker
Blue Two - Matthew Schmid
Blue Three - Aaron Nevins
Blue Four - Dan McAleese
Frengk - Mick Lauer
TR-5H - Matt Scottoline



Directed by Kevin Rubio

Written by Kevin Rubio, David Hargrove, David McDermott & Steven Melching

Eric Hilleary
Cam Clarke
Caleb Skinner
Jess Harnell


Kaden's Links...
Website: www.rebelchatter.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rebelcauselancaster
Twitter: @RebelChatterHQ
iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rebel-chatter-podcast/id1244799172
Email: rebelcauselancaster@gmail.com

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

10 Stoopid Questions with Kaden Stetler from the Rebel Chatter Podcast

No guest on Less Than 12 Parsecs escapes that easily!  I make them all come back for a second episode where they have to sit through my 10 Stoopid Questions.  Ten questions, and they only have ten seconds to answer each one.  Thankfully for them, there are no real right or wrong answers.  Have a listen and hear how Kaden, my guest from yesterday, did!

Kaden's Links...
Website: www.rebelchatter.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rebelcauselancaster
Twitter: @RebelChatterHQ
iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rebel-chatter-podcast/id1244799172
Email: rebelcauselancaster@gmail.com

Monday, January 22, 2018

Podcasters Spotlight: Kaden Stetler from Rebel Chatter

I haven't done a Podcasters Spotlight episode in a while, so here we go!  It's five minutes with Kaden Stetler from the Rebel Chatter podcast.  Kaden talks about the charity work he does with his podcast, what it's like to work with his dad, and reveals the new show he just started working on with an awesome new partner! ;-)

And like all Star Wars podcasters I invite on LT12P, I make Kaden come back for a second episode, and make him sit through my 10 Stoopid Questions.  Ten questions, and only ten seconds to answer each one.  Look for that later in the week!

Kaden's Links...
Website: www.rebelchatter.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rebelcauselancaster
Twitter: @RebelChatterHQ
iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rebel-chatter-podcast/id1244799172
Email: rebelcauselancaster@gmail.com

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Acting! (The OT Edition)

As you know, the actors in Star Wars are just that... Actors!  And while we love them in their Star Wars roles, they have also played other great parts in other great films.  In today's episode, I take a look at the main actors from the Original Trilogy, and share my favorite performances of theirs, from other films. -- Check back later in the week when I cover the Prequels, Sequels and Stand-Alone Films.

PS - I apologize for the sound quality on this one.  I had some technical difficulties today.  Too many darn gremlins in the gears, messing things up for me!

PPS - This week, I was invited onto the Nerfherder Council Podcast to chat about Episode VIII.  It was a lot of fun, and I didn't embarrass myself too much!  Please, check it out at... http://nerfherdercouncil.com/shows/the-last-jedi-roundtable-wtf-moments-nhc-january-21-2018/

Thursday, January 18, 2018


In honor of my new favorite Twitter account, @Rick_Olie_Quote, I present to you my favorite quotes from the greatest pilot in the galaxy, Ric Olie.

Please be sure to follow @Rick_Olie_Quote on Twitter.  And while your at, please follow Less Than 12 Parsecs as well!  We can be found at @TwelveParPod.  Thanks!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Lucasfilm Story Group

Like a lot of hard core Star Wars fans, I have a fascination with the Lucasfilm Story Group.  I also have a lot of questions about the Lucasfilm Story Group.  Today's episode is my top five questions about the Lucasfilm Story Group.  Enjoy!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

My Star Was Addiction

Hi, my name is Tim, and I’m an addict.  Today, I take a serious look at my Star Wars addiction.  They said admitting you have a problem is the first step towards recovery, so maybe, hopefully, this episode will be the beginning of my journey.  And no, I’m not joking around here, please have a listen to today’s episode and you’ll learn more about my problem.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

LT12P Conversation #0001

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

Well, starting today, I'm dipping my toes into some long form content.  Welcome to the first episode of LT12P Conversations!

So, here's the premise...  Every week, or every other week, I will 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.

Oh, and, just to let you know, 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.  I am more then certain our conversations will 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 had with my good friend and yours, Mr. Ryan Dassing?  What question did I ask him?  Well, you'll have to listen to find out!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Star Wars Sub-Communities

 Today I was thinking about all the different types of Star Wars fans, and Star Wars fandoms.  So I started to create a list of five wacky and weird, (and purely imagine by me), groups of Star Wars fans. But the more I thought about it, the more I thought that these groups of Star Wars fans and fandoms could either be A; already a reality, or B; be something that some people might be into for real, but who just haven’t come together as a Star Wars sub-community yet.    So, while this list may seem like a joke on the surface, I think it might not be for some.

Two of the things I want to mention. First off I did not script this episode, I just recorded it on the spot, all extemporaneous like, and it shows.  And that’s why this episode is a little long. (My original edit was 15 mins long,)  Sorry about that.  Secondly, I don’t know if “sub-communities “ is really the proper word to use here, but I’m not a sociologist, so I’m going with it,  thanks.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Much Appreciated!

Today’s episode is one of those episodes I hate doing, because it’s not really about Star Wars, but rather it’s about the podcast itself.  That said, I have a really good reason for talking about LT12P today. Really!  Please take five or six minutes to find out why!

Other Great Star Wars Podcasts Mention In This Episode...
Generation X-Wing — https://generationxwingpodcast.wordpress.com/
Fode & Beed’s Star Beque — http://www.starbqpod.com/
Star Wars 7 x 7 — http://sw7x7.com/

Friday, January 5, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for January 5th, 2018

Hey, I'm bringing back a classic... It's the Less Than 12 Parsecs Weekly News Roundup!  Can you believe I haven't don't one of these since June 9th!  That's crazy!

For those of you who don't remember the Weekly News Roundup, what I do is once a week, I recap and review all the Star Wars headlines that grabbed my attention in the previous seven days, and I share a quick thought or opinion about each story.  This is Less Than 12 Parsecs, we don't have time for indepth analysis, and LT12P shouldn't be your source for Star Wars news.  That said, it's fun to recap the weeks big headlines!

The Weekly News Roundup is always unscripted, so please bear with me as I babble.  Normally I try to keep these episodes between 3 and 7 minutes, but I am a little out of practice and went on for 9 minutes.  Sorry!  But thanks for listening anyway, and please enjoy!

The Last Jedi: Biggest Film Of The Year - www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2018/01/01/despite-divisiveness-star-wars-the-last-jedi-is-now-the-highest-grossing-film-of-2017

The Last Jedi In China - www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2018/01/05/box-office-star-wars-the-last-jedi-is-bombing-in-china-but-thats-okay/#637b8c16ec9a

John Williams Is Back For Han Solo (Sorta) - www.ew.com/movies/2017/12/30/han-solo-john-williams-star-wars-composer/

Han Solo Leaked Artwork (Possible Spoilers!) - www.screenrant.com/han-solo-alden-ehrenreich-first-look/

Han Solo Lego Sets (Possible Spoilers!) - www.movieweb.com/han-solo-movie-lego-sets-millennium-falcon-new-stormtrooper/

Christian Bale In Star Wars - www.ign.com/articles/2018/01/03/han-solo-christian-bale-confirms-he-was-in-talks-for-star-wars-spinoff

Star Wars: Secrets Of The Empire Opens - www.thevoid.com/dimensions/starwars/secretsoftheempire/

2005's Battlefront II Patched! - www.polygon.com/2018/1/4/16852064/star-wars-battlefront-2-pc-patch-disney-lucasfilm-gog-galaxy

Rogue One Homage In Black Mirror - www.comicbook.com/starwars/2018/01/02/uss-callister-star-wars-easter-eggs/