Faster and More Intense 19: News and Star Wars Issue 18

In this installment, George and Shiloh are joined by Conner Norton as they discuss some recent news and issue 18 of Marvel’s Star Wars!  Take a look!

FMI 14: Better Late Than Never

Apologies for getting this latest installment up so late, but I assure you that it’s worth the wait.  George and Matt White discuss Rebels, while George and Shiloh talk deleted scenes and the most recent comics. Also, Shiloh does a special interview with Anette Nam, from the may the fourth be with you party blog. Have a listen, why not?

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Here are some of the specific articles we mentioned over at the may the fourth be with you party blog.

DIY Death Star Soap on a Rope:
https://maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com/2015/04/22/diy-death-star-soap-on-a-rope/
R2-D2 and C-3PO DIY Halloween costumes:
https://maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com/2015/10/31/happy-halloween/
General Grievous DIY Costume:
https://maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com/2015/10/07/have-a-heart-diy-general-grievous-costume/
Lightsaber Hilt Napkin Hilt
https://maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com/2016/03/30/diy-lightsaber-hilt-napkin-rings-part-1/

Eric J Berry: A Star Wars Story

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I just recently turned 40 and I’ve grown up with Star Wars. I am just old enough to have experienced most of it first hand and I began to think about how differently each generation will see and understand Star Wars as a whole. To someone of my generation, the reveal of Darth Vader being Luke’s father was a surprise. To younger fans, it’s always been common knowledge. Different generations have been and will continue to be introduced to Star Wars in different ways. Continue reading

Matteus: A Star Wars Story

Our Next Star Wars Story this week comes from Matteus. Here is the link to the original post.

I imagine we have all seen Star Wars The Force Awakens by now. I have seen it four times, and plan on seeing it dozens more. Many people loved the film, some of my fellow hardcore Star Wars fans did not for various reasons. I am not writing this blog to debate how good or bad it was, or to nitpick at it’s flaws. My main purpose for this blog post is to highlight my extreme joy, mixed with some trepidation on where Star Wars is heading. I feel it is crucial to explain my history with Star Wars, so that the reader can understand where I am coming from.

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Matt White: A Star Wars Story

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The Dark Times…

To younger Star Wars fans (and by younger I mean under 30 years old) they may not understand this Star Wars slang term that has a double meaning for canon and for fandom.

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Faster and More Intense #9

Hello once again to yet another exciting edition of Faster and More Intense!  We’ve got it all: news, Rebels with Paul Lindberg, a discussion of Star Wars Issue 16, and some crude photoshop.  Take a look, will you?

 

And, of course, the audio for those who don’t feel like watching.

Faster and More Intense #4

Welcome to the latest Faster and More Intense!  George and Shiloh talk about the latest comics, including the conclusion of Vader Down and the first issue of Obi-Wan and Anakin, the Crystal Crisis on Utapau story reels, and the new-ish short story “The Perfect Weapon” with Paul Lindberg.  Truly, a good time was had by all.  Give it a listen.

As always, we can be reached at fasterandmoreintense@gmail.com.  Here’s the Direct Download, for those who want it.

The Call of The Light: An Essay on Kylo Ren

 

So, coming away from the Force Awakens, I have to say that the character that stood out the most was Kylo Ren. Even though the other characters were quite interesting and funny, something about him really caught me. After thinking about it, I think that what I find interesting is his raw power, but yet his insecurity and torment. While, for the other characters such as Rey and Fin it may be a heroes journey, I think that for Kylo it is a full on struggle between the dark and the light. And for me, that is the very fabric of Star Wars. Below, I am going to explore some of the things I think are most interesting about this character.

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Faster and More Intense #3

Welcome to the third installment of Faster and More Intense!  In this episode, George talks with Eric Berry about collecting, and Shiloh, Matt, and George talk about the last few weeks in comics.  We also have a nice little discussion of our favorite, non-Force Awakens moments from the last year in Star Wars.  It should be pretty wizard.  Give it a listen.

If you want to reach us, send an email to fasterandmoreintense@gmail.com.  Happy listening, and MTFBWY!

FMI Special: The Force Awakens

Welcome to Faster and More Intense’s Force Awakens Special!  Hosts Shiloh and George talk all about The Force Awakens: What we liked, what we didn’t, and all of our favorite and least favorite things about the new movie.  It’ll be a blast.  Have a listen, won’t you?

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