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We continue our 2018 Preview as we debate the future of the Star Wars universe with Just 2 Pal’s podcast host Johnny Wellens. We span everything from Rogue One to Last Jedi to episdoe II and rank the worst Star Wars Movie ever.

Why Last Jedi Might Be The Worst Star Wars Movie Ever

Listen in to find out more on this episode of Secrets of the Sire.
Segment 1
Michael and Hassan start discussing The Last Jedi, and debate whether those who disliked the movie should be called “haters”. Then, after discussing whether a podcast should have seasons or episodes, they talk about the movie’s impact on Star Wars fans and critics alike, discussing the polarizing differences in opinion surrounding the film, including the various agendas surrounding people’s love of the movie.

Segment 2
Our hosts discuss Rogue One, and whether it’s really as good a movie as people think it is, and what happens when you view the movie on its own merits away from Star Wars Episode 4. Then, they talk about the upcoming Han Solo movie, why it may save the franchise, and how it’ll give Star Wars fans another glimpse at the Star Wars universe pre-Episode 4. Michael and Hassan also go into what critics have to say about the Hans Solo movie’s lack of a marketing campaign and the movie’s unique appeal within the Star Wars franchise.

Solo: A Star Wars Movie

Segment 3
Special Guest Johnny Wellens, the host of the Just 2 Pals Podcast, calls in to talk about his reasons for liking the Last Jedi, including his expectations for the film based on The Force Awakens and how those expectations were turned on their head; Johnny also gives his own thoughts on the varying opinions surrounding the movie. Note that this segment has some spoilers for The Last Jedi! After Johnny finishes given his thoughts on The Last Jedi, he gives his opinion on how The Last Jedi will affect the Han Solo movie.

Segment 4
Michael and Hassan discuss the possibility of Disney devising a new strategy for the Star Wars franchise, and why the reception of The Last Jedi may make that necessary. Then, they go into recent accusations made against Stan Lee, the media’s deceptive headlines in reporting these accusations, and their thoughts on these accusations.

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Johnny Wellens

WHAT DO YOU DO? (Think Twitter Bio)

Podcaster, amateur writer and Dad.

WHAT DO YOU GOT GOING ON THESE DAYS? (Shameless Plug Time)

I am a member of the Atomic Geekdom podcast. I also do my own podcast with my pal Randy called Just 2 Pals.

GOT A HOT TAKE? (Tell us the burning issues you’re dying to talk about)

So many issues I’m just burning to talk about! 2017 in film and television, comic book adaptations, cheesecake, The Flash, Logan and so much more. But I feel confident engaging in almost any topic, sometimes it’s fun to play devil’s advocate.

YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES (Friend You?)

My Twitter is: @JohnnyWellens and my podcast is @Just2Pals. The website I’m a part of is atomicgeekdom.com.

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NEXT WEEK: Digital Trends’ Rick Marshall drops by to help us preview the year in Comic Book TV shows – with so much on the DVR what’s the one Comic Book TV show you HAVE to be watching?

On the latest episode of Secrets of the Sire, we talk Star Wars: The Last Jedi – was anyone else underwhelmed with the first official trailer?

PLUS: Is Episode VII the worst Star Wars movie ever or is the taste of the Prequels still fresh in your mouth?

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Tone Vays is  a former Wall Street Risk Analyst and current Blockchain Researcher with a focus on Bitcoin. Tone is also a Self Employed Derivatives Trader and Content Creator.  Tone also spend have the year traveling and speaking at Blockchain and Economic events around the world.

WHAT DO YOU GOT GOING ON THESE DAYS? (Help us promote your stuff with some info)

My website is LibertyLifeTrail but most people follow my content and ideas on Twitter @ToneVays. I am also the host of several podcasts including CryptoScam, On The Record with Tone Vays and a twice weekly Economics and Trading show on my YouTube Channel. Tone is part of the WorldCryptoNetwork where we have a weekly show talking about the latest news in Bitcoin and other Crypto Currencies & Blockchains. Tone has also recently started consulting for private individuation looking to become better traders and for companies seeking a better understanding of Blockchain Technology.

GOT AN OPINION? (We dig hot button issues in the industry and would be happy to hear your take)

I have opinions on everything from Economics to Politics to Climate & of course Trends in Pop Culture.

YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES (Where can we find you online?)

Tone Vays – Blockchain Researcher & Consultant

LibertyLifeTrail | LinkedIn | @ToneVays | YouTubeChannel | WorldCryptoNetwork

About Brad Szollose

Brad Szollose (pronounced zol-us) has helped some big companies work with and understand Millennials, including Tony Robbins and MasterCard World Wide. 

Brad is TEDX Speaker, Web pioneer and the author of the award-winning, bestseller Liquid Leadership: From Woodstock to Wikipedia, which delves into generational differences and new management styles of the 21st Century.

Brad’s insights on the next generation has been featured in Forbes, Inc.,The Huffington Post,New York Magazine,Inc.,Advertising Age, and The International Business Times…, but the real reason we are having him on Secrets of The Sire is he is a graphic designer and creative director by trade, and has had a love for comic books since he was a kid. Brad is going to explain how Science Fiction and Video Games and MMORPGs really influenced anyone born after 1984, far more than you may realize.

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Showing companies how to use Gamification as a Management Tool, and turning it into a book.

Working on the audio version of Journeys to Success: The Millennial Edition.

When are they going to make a ThunderCats Movie?

GOT AN OPINION? (We dig hot button issues in the industry and would be happy to hear your take)

How has Manga influenced Marvel and DC…has it forced them to up their game?
How is DC choking their own brand?

YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES (Where can we find you online?)

Twitter: @BradSzollose @LiquidLeader
Blog: LiquidLeadership.com Brad Solus

 

NEXT WEEK: With Summer Comic Book Movie season around the corner we welcome Newsarama’s Chris Arrant to help break down the most anticipated Superhero flick of the season!

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Diversity is a hot button topic in Hollywood – most notably the latest online movement #OscarsSoWhite dominating the entertainment headlines. But are the politics behind the scenes actually taking away from the movies themselves? And is it the moviegoers responsibility to care?

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Diversity is a hot button topic in Hollywood – most notably the latest online movement #OscarsSoWhite dominating the entertainment headlines. But are the politics behind the scenes actually taking away from the movies themselves? And is it the moviegoers responsibility to care?

So it was two months ago when my Dad and I made our ritualistic trip to see the new James Bond movie Spectre. It was a tradition that formed organically when Casino Royale first hit theaters back in 2006 and became an enjoyable way for father and son to spend some quality time together in our advancing years (I’m in my 30’s now…it sucks.)

Nostalgia aside, a strange thing happened to me during the show, both before the movie and during the film itself. First, after months of withholding myself from reading, seeing or breathing anything Star Wars, there appeared onscreen the trailer for Episode VII in all its big, bright digital glory. No amount of holding my ears and singing “La La La” was going to prevent me from soaking in the THX quality sound reverberating the theater complex. So I let it soak in. I let myself enjoy my first (and only) preview of the new Star Wars movie.

Finn Kylo Ren Episode VII

Image via YouTube

And a funny thing happened when Finn picked up the light saber in that snowy woods in the trailer…I kind of did a double take.  Like whoa, this feels different. Good different but still…Before I knew it, I let the politics of diversity creep its way into my viewing experience. It was all I could think about.

And it didn’t stop there. Fast forward to Spectre itself…and suddenly I felt guilty for watching a misogynistic white guy beat up other white guys while seducing gorgeous women who fawn at his every move. Instead of enjoying James Bond the way i had in the past, I was cringing at how…antiquated it all felt.

And at the end of the day…that really kind of sucks!

I want to know what you think. Can we just enjoy the movie anymore or is it our job to mentally police the films we watch for ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation?

I’ll tell you what I think Friday at 11am EST on talkradio.nyc. Plus, I’ll give you my take on the whole #OscarsSoWhite debate going on. And I’ll play my interview with Soundgarden legend Chris Cornell. Who had a lot of things to say…about music, cuz he’s, you know, a rock star.

The number to call in is (877) 480 – 4120 or simply comment below and I’ll read the best responses on air Friday at 11am EST on talkradio.nyc.