Execute Chapter 66 – Master and Apprentice

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The Skywalker saga may be over, but there are enough books to keep Star Wars fans satisfied for years to come. Chad, Ryan, and Beth have started a series to keep you up to date on all the action. Join our book club as we run down the best that canon, legends, and comics have to offer.
 
We got a little out of order in our excitement to post the Ahsoka episode. Master and Apprentice explores the difficult relationship between Qui-Gon Jinn and his young padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi as they try to save a planet and princess in peril. Along the way we also learn more about Qui-Gon and his former master Count Dooku. Join us for a thrill ride into far off space with terrorists, jewel thieves, and galactic politics. Okay so maybe the politics are so thrilling, but it’s still a great book.
 
Music by Lester Dragstredt of The Mystery Men? 
 
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Needless Things Podcast 312 – James Bond with Mike Gordon

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Mike Gordon returns to the Needless Things Podcast to discuss the world’s most famous secret agent! Which seems… counterproductive.

This conversation hits on various facets of the superspy franchise – the movies, the toys, the books, and more. Bond has spawned a multitude of different merchandising pursuits, but perhaps not as many as you’d expect!

Listen is as Mike and Dave determine which Bond movie title is the greatest:

The Man with the Gordon Gun

Tomorrow Never Gordons

The Gordon Who Loved Me

GordonEye

A View to A Gordon

Gordonfinger

Gordons Are Forever

Gordon of Solace

Gordonpussy

Or even the renegade production

Never Say Gordon Again!

on the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!

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Execute Chapter 66 Episode III – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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The Skywalker saga may be over, but there are enough books to keep Star Wars fans satisfied for years to come. Chad, Ryan, and Beth have started a series to keep you up to date on all the action. Join our book club as we run down the best that canon, legends, and comics have to offer.
 
In this episode we take on the new novelization of The Rise of Skywalker. I know we said that we’d be doing Master and Apprentice this time, but with the movie so recently released for home viewing we thought this was more timely. Whether you love or hated The Rise of Skywalker the book does add many things that the movie was missing. Join in as we delve deeply into those things, and how they may (or may not) change how we see The Rise of Skywalker.
 
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The music is by Lester Dragstredt of The Mystery Men? 

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Execute Chapter 66 Episode II – Thrawn: Treason

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The Skywalker saga may be over, but there are enough books to keep Star Wars fans satisfied for years to come. Chad, Ryan, and Beth have started a series to keep you up to date on all the action. Join our book club as we run down the best that canon, legends, and comics have to offer.
 
This time we’re discussing Thrawn: Treason, comparing it to the original Thrawn trilogy, and laying out our hopes for Star Wars: The High Republic. Still none of us has figured out why the world cares so much about Eli Vanto. If you happen to know please shoot us a message because we just don’t get it.
 
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Execute Chapter 66: Episode I

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The Skywalker saga may be over, but there are enough books to keep Star Wars fans satisfied for years to come. Chad, Ryan, and Beth have started a series to keep you up to date on all the action. Join our book club as we run down the best that canon, legends, and comics have to offer.

For our first episode we’re starting with one of the most iconic characters of the star wars legends recently brought back to canon: Grand Admiral Thrawn. Listen in as we discuss the first two books in the Thrawn trilogy. Don’t worry, we’ll be talking about the third book and the original series next time.

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The music is by Lester Dragstredt of The Mystery Men? 

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The Corman-Poe Cycle

 

No, it’s not some stupid new band. Or even some stupid old band. To be honest it does kind of sound like the name of some 70’s super group. But, no. The Corman-Poe cycle refers to a series of films in the 60’s by Roger Corman and based on works of Edgar Allan Poe. There’s a very good reason that I’m talking about it today though. Other than it being Halloween today, of course.

The other week Dave had me thinking about what got me into horror. Not just the things that I love now, but stuff from when I was a kid. I’ve spoken before about my ultra-permissive parents. I was pretty much allowed to watch whatever I wanted because I wasn’t easy to scare. Thinking back on it this might have come from the fact that by the time I was 10 (or however old I was when I started picking out scary stuff to watch) I had already read a lot of creepy books. My father always had tons of books around. While he wasn’t into horror novels he did have things like Lovecraft, Wells, and Edgar Allan Poe. I read all of them, but the Poe stories stuck with me. So much so that some of the first horror movies I ever saw were the Roger Corman films based on Poe’s stories.

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Now most people think of Roger Corman in relation to schlock B-movies of the 50’s or the SyFy schlock of the 2000’s-the nows. There was this lovely time in the 60’s though where he produced and directed some really good schlock featuring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone, and many other notable actors of the time. I was drawn in by the stories, but I stayed for the acting. I’m sure you can understand why. If you haven’t seen them I highly recommend you give at least one of them a shot. Clearly Corman and Price worked well together as they went on to do 7 films based (sometimes VERY loosely)on the works of Poe. They aren’t scary, but they are creepy and fun.
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Dragon Con 2019 – The Dragon Awards

It’s time once again for Dragon Con’s Dragon Awards. Just like everything else about Dragon Con this is by the people, for the people. Regular schmucks like you and me sent in nominations. Well, you might not be a schmuck, but I sure am. And these same schmucks will pick the winners. Heck, you don’t even have to be going to Dragon Con to vote. I mean I hope you are going, but if you can’t then you can still be part of the action. Between this, and the ability to stream DCTV would be just like being there. Just register to vote here, confirm your email, and you’ll receive your ballot in a few days. Voting is open until Saturday August 31st, but you’ll be busy by then. So vote early, but not often. That’s one of the rules. I’ll admit that I don’t know everything about the nominees in each category. I do know something about a least one thing in every category though. That’s enough information to vote with. So go ahead and get voting. I’ll be back soon to let you guys know where you can find me, and other members of the Needless Things at Dragon Con.

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