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Captain’s Logs and Lightsabers - Toying About the Galaxy

Captain’s Logs and Lightsabers - Toying About the Galaxy

April 15, 2021
Captains' Logs and Lightsabers Episode 7 is finally here after an extra week due to the Easter holiday!  This extra-length episode finds Jonathan and Chris catching up on the massive amounts of news from First Contact Day 2021, the Obi-Wan Series cast announcement, the Bad Batch Trailer, and wait for it...a surprise teaser that came straight from Disney Parks!  
 
The feature discussion for this episode is the final in their trilogy of the influences of Star Wars on Trek in the 1970s and beyond.  For this episode, the boys talk about the real moneymaker when it comes to both Star Trek and Star Wars...the toys!  They discuss the history of how Kenner obtained the Star Wars license and how the company knocked it out of the park with their figures, vehicles, and more!  The conversation then shifts to the more rocky history and questionable decisions made by the many Star Trek toy licensees.  Towards the end of the feature discussion, Chris and Jonathan reminisce about missing a local Pittsburgh-area department store that is now defunct.  
 
00:00:00 Introduction & Welcome
00:02:57 First Contact Day Announcements Intro
00:03:41 Models, Multitools, & Pizza Cutters Oh My!
00:07:25 ReedPop's Star Franchise Monopoly
00:11:19 SW Celebration vs. STLV
00:17:15 Trailer Talk
00:24:49 Obi-Wan Series Cast/Bad Batch Trailer Analysis
00:35:32 Real Lightsabers??/Galactic Starcruiser Hotel
00:42:22 Feature Discussion Introduction
00:43:27 History of Star Wars Toys
00:51:00 Steve Sansweet & ROW
00:53:30 Fall of Kenner & Rise of Hasbro
01:01:40 History of Star Trek Toys
01:05:50 Remco's Folly, AMT Models, Rise of Mego
01:18:47 Playmates Gets it Right!!
01:23:40 Art Asylum/Diamond Select Era
01:31:10 Current State of the Franchises' Toys
01:34:20 Next Episode Teaser/Outro
 
Hills Department Store Christmas Toys Commercials - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiNa1DDxWAQ
 
 
Eat N Park Christmas Tree Commercial - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W2IP-BTu30 
 
 
 
Contact the Show: 
Twitter - @LogsAndLightPod 
Instagram - @logsandlightsaberspod 
 
Contact the Hosts: 
Jonathan - justadisneygeek on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube 
Chris - @chrisstough1 or @PghTrekChat on Twitter, Pittsburgh's Trek Chat on YouTube Email chistopherstoughlsw@gmail.com  
 
Connect with Geek News Now 
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Theme Music composed by Chip Craymer.  Find his other work at https://www.soundcloud.com/chipcraymer 
 
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The Geek Gauntlet - Space Jam

The Geek Gauntlet - Space Jam

April 5, 2021

Ok everyone, we are back and better than ever this week here on the Geek Gauntlet podcast. We are counting down to Episode 30 and the end of season 1.

Here is what we have in store for tonight.

- Space Jam 2 trailer

- Powerpuff Girls live action series casting

- New and original Stars Wars series coming to Disney+

All this and more on the fastest hour in podcasting.

Hope to have you with us.

Captain’s Logs and Lightsabers - Apples and Oranges

Captain’s Logs and Lightsabers - Apples and Oranges

March 25, 2021
Episode 6's feature discussion functions as a direct follow-up to the one from Episode 4 on the influences of Star Wars on Star Trek in the 1970's. Chris and Jonathan tackle their own version of a no-win scenario when they take on the daunting task of comparing Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Wars Episode IV, looking for similarities and highlighting the differences.  After skipping it last episode, the hosts also catch up on the latest Star Trek and Star Wars news from the past 4 weeks. 
 
Chapters
 
0:00 Introduction
2:11 Voyager Documentary Campaign Update
5:20 Superluminal Travel Research Study
9:30 Star Trek Prodigy Update
14:00 Star Trek....Rebels?
19:45 Center Seat Docuseries
24:37 Feature Discussion Intro/Ten Similarities
26:30 Opening Space Battle
30:00 A Galaxy-Wide Threat
33:15 Supernatural Events
36:15 Heroes Unite
41:20 The Force/Psychic Connections
44:00 A Trinity of Core Characters
48:00 Shipping the Ships
52:30 It's Only a Model...
57:50 The Music
1:01:10 Those 70's Movies
1:04:30 Listener Feedback/Outro
 
 
Contact the Show: 
Twitter - @LogsAndLightPod
Instagram - @logsandlightsaberspod
 
Contact the Hosts:
Jonathan - justadisneygeek on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube 
Chris - @chrisstough1 or @PghTrekChat on Twitter, Pittsburgh's Trek Chat on YouTube 
 
Connect with Geek News Now 
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Facebook - Geek News Now
Website - www.geeknewsnow.net  
 
Theme Music composed by Chip Craymer.  Find his other work at https://www.soundcloud.com/chipcraymer 
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The Geek Gauntlet - Ruby Rose Coming Back?

The Geek Gauntlet - Ruby Rose Coming Back?

March 22, 2021
It's a new week and we have a lot of things to talk about and share. Check out what we are talking about on the pod.
 
-Black Widow release confirmed
-Death battle: Yoda vs Mickey
-Ruby Rose open to return to BatWoman

We have all of these plus more on this episode of the Geek Gauntlet Podcast. The fastest hour in podcasting.

 
 
 
 
Captain’s Logs and Lightsabers - Interview with Landry Walker

Captain’s Logs and Lightsabers - Interview with Landry Walker

March 11, 2021

This week, we have a very special episode of CLL.  Landry Walker was kind enough to give Chris and Jonathan an opportunity to chat about his work on various Star Wars writing projects, his own independent graphic novel with longtime friend and collaborator Eric Jones, dream projects, video games, VR, and more! Links to order his new and upcoming projects are below the chapter indicators.

Chapters

0:00      Introduction
1:45      A Very Kurtz Birthday Party
5:05      What's The Draw?
8:05      The Crimson Corsair/Sidon Ithano
10:45    First Contact
13:50    Star Trek Comic Pitch
15:50    Writing a Starship Crew
18:20    Looking to the Future (Disco Spoilers)
21:00    Virtual Reality & Star Trek
24:10    Bucket List & Upcoming Projects
28:45    Rewrite a Scene
32:30    It's On, Taika!
37:30    Comparing and Contrasting
40:00    Rogue One:  A Chaotic Premiere Story
44:38    Starring & Creator Roles
49:45    Conflict in Both Franchises
52:00    Wrap-Up/Contact/Outro

Contact Landry

Twitter - @landryqwalker
Email - landrywalker@gmail.com

Pepper Page Saves the Universe - https://smile.amazon.com/dp/1250216923/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_GGFPM6FWV073MMPNWAE9

Star Wars Adventures Vol. 2 #7 - https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B08R7ZHY9P/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_24ZTT81VRXHHMPBQF0XV

Star Wars Tales From a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Aliens: Volume 1- https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01DZ3N03C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_Z9RFR1E2YK1EDNRXA4TK

Contact the Show: 

Twitter - @LogsAndLightPod
Facebook -www.facebook.com/LogsAndLightsabersPod
Instagram - @logsandlightsaberspod
Email - logslightsaberspod@gmail.com 

Contact the Hosts 

Jonathan - justadisneygeek on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube 
Chris - @chrisstough1 or @PghTrekChat on Twitter

Pittsburgh's Trek Chat on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWsvhFaikileaMQ4yUc0S9Q
Connect with Geek News Now 
Twitter - @GNN_Home
Facebook - Geek News NowWebsite - www.geeknewsnow.net 

Theme Music composed by Chip Craymer.  Find his other work at 
https://www.soundcloud.com/chipcraymer 

www.metallicdicegames.com
Promo Code - GNN 

www.riptapparel.com
Promo Code - GNN10 (Daily Tees excluded from promotion)

The Geek Gauntlet - WandaVision

The Geek Gauntlet - WandaVision

March 10, 2021

We are back once again to bring you the fastest hour in podcasting. 

- Wanda Vision Breakdown
- Superman and Lois already renewed for season 2
- Comic Con cancelled yet again

All this plus our topics as well.

So please join us for the Geek Gauntlet podcast.

The Geek Gauntlet - New Supergirl Actress

The Geek Gauntlet - New Supergirl Actress

March 3, 2021

The crew has a big show planned for you guys. Here are some of our topics.

- Wandavision Review
- New actress for Supergirl
- Release dates for Arrowverse shows

We will talk about these topics and a lot more right on the Geek Gauntlet Podcast. The fastest hour in podcasting.

Captain’s Logs and Lightsabers - Back to the 70s

Captain’s Logs and Lightsabers - Back to the 70s

February 25, 2021
Chris takes the lead on the feature discussion this episode as he and Jonathan discuss the influences of Star Wars on bringing back Star Trek.  They discuss the history of Star Trek in the early 1970s before the release of Star Wars in 1977.  The film that forever changed the box office naturally had a huge impact on the Star Trek franchise and shifted the plan that Paramount had for its major science fiction franchise.  All this, and of course all the news stories from the past two weeks on Episode 4 of CLL.
 
0:00 Intro
01:17 News Introduction
01:40 Billy Campbell / Okona
08:40 THAT Star Wars News Item
10:34 Rian Johnson Trilogy News
19:12 Star Trek Series Now Filming
26:32 Star Wars Hunters
30:35 Kobayashi Maru Game
34:19 Feature Discussion
35:47 Star Trek in the Early 70s
41:25 Star Trek: TAS
43:00 Early Trek Movie Attempts
46:00 Star Trek The Motion Picture
52:00 Merchandising/Toys
54:20 How Star Wars Succeeded in the Gritty 1970s
58:00 Wrap-Up & Outro
The Geek Gauntlet - Gina Carano/Joss Whedon

The Geek Gauntlet - Gina Carano/Joss Whedon

February 15, 2021

Hello guys and thanks for joining us for another episode of the Geek Gauntlet Podcast. Here are some of the topics we will be talking about tonight.

-Gina Carano is no longer employed by Lucasfilm.
-Charisma Carpenter breaks her 20-year silence about Joss Whedon.
-Disney confirms Marvel's Black Widow still intended as theatrical release!

All this and much, much more on the fastest hour in podcasting. See you guys tonight!!

The Geek Gauntlet - Guest Alin Silverwood from PopSkull and Marvel Comics

The Geek Gauntlet - Guest Alin Silverwood from PopSkull and Marvel Comics

February 15, 2021

Guys we have a huge guest coming on the show. We will have Alin Silverwood with us this week. He is the head of PopSkull Productions, which publishes books, comics, and more.

He also worked on Ghost Rider, the Hulk, and GI Joe. He also wrote short comic stories for them featuring characters from The Avengers and Spider-Man. So please join us this Saturday at 10pm EST for the fastest hour in podcasting.

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