The Wretched Hive: Star Wars Podcast

by Steve Baldwin, Greg Lent, Scott Evanskey, Niko Rodriguez, and Dave Potter

Just five guys talking about Star Wars...and other stuff.


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The Wretched Hive: August 9, 2019

Episode #93: Long-time friend of the show CHRIS EVANS (yes THAT Chris Evans, not the other guy) joins the show as we plunge deep into the Sarlacc Pit of Star Wars news and other stuff including a big update on Disney+, Fox, Warner Brothers and DUNE, GL’s not-so-tenuous financial position, as well as the anniversary of the first summer blockbuster JAWS and Ian Shaw’s spot on impersonation of his father, Robert. PLUS you won’t want to miss our discussion on the PINK SHORTS GUY (a member of the 501st???) and the original TESB trailer featuring RMQ’s amazing concept art.

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Posted on 9 August 2019 | 9:16 pm

The Wretched Hive: July 26, 2019

Episode #92: Comic Con 2019 rolled through San Diego like a herd of wild Fathiers and we’ve got all the relevant announcements from Marvel (and a few from Star Wars) in this week’s episode! PLUS we wonder aloud about DAISY RIDLEY’s “mind bending” comment regarding the ending of THE RISE OF SKYWALKER how KEVIN SMITH had the willpower to resist seeing the final set piece for Episode IX. This is our vacation show, with Steve in San Onofre, Niko and Greg under one roof, Dave in his new residence, and Scott flying (Han) solo. Can we pull it off? Could Luke bullseye a womp rat in his T-16 back home?

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Posted on 26 July 2019 | 10:31 pm

The Wretched Hive: July 13, 2019

Episode #91: The details of new STAR WARS movies are famously ensconced by Disney and Lucasfilm’s FORT KNOX-like security precautions but we think we found a genuine (and purposeful?) slip regarding the plot of EPISODE IX: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER and we detail it in this week’s episode. PLUS we ponder why the 74th minute of each of the prequel movies are so important, wish we had attended the star-studded event celebrating A New Hope and Rogue One, and debut our post-show bonus content section – so stick around and listen at the end of the show if you’re into pure speculation about Episode IX, or if you have some time to kill and you’re caught up on STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW.

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Posted on 13 July 2019 | 3:42 pm

The Wretched Hive: June 28, 2019

Episode #90: GALAXY’S EDGE at Disneyland opened to the public and Dave and Steve provide additional details on their visit to the most Star Wars-iest place on earth. PLUS people are stealing and selling SWGE paraphernalia on eBay and this week’s segment of THE NIKO ZONE is sure to scare them straight. Also we run down the rules that govern force ghosts, review a new line of Star Wars furniture, and wonder whether JOHN WILLIAMS has written anything for BARKING SEALS other than the Star Wars main theme.

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Posted on 28 June 2019 | 4:30 pm

The Wretched Hive: June 14, 2019

Episode #89: As we ramp up for our first visit to GALAXY’S EDGE the Star Wars news is flowing like blue milk from a bantha’s otter including CINESPIA’s screening of the original trilogy, classic console games re-release, Breznican’s exit from Entertainment Weekly, and both Star Wars and Marvel’s exciting return to Netflix…in 2026. PLUS we cover possible hints for movie titles in books and we do a deep dive into the opera scene from EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH to uncover whether George Lucas set us up for Palpatine’s return way back in 2005.

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Posted on 14 June 2019 | 2:55 pm

7/14/19: Galaxy's Edge

Mini Ep. #22: Christine and Lisa joined Dave and Steve for their first visit to Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland in Anaheim, California on June 12, 2019 and in this ep share what it’s like to pilot the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy (twice), plus a quick review of the food, shopping, look, feel, and overall vibe of the planet Battu.

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Posted on 14 June 2019 | 1:37 pm

The Wretched Hive: May 31, 2019

Episode #88: Galaxy’s Edge opened at DISNEYLAND today and we’re just *a teeny bit* pumped about it in this ep! In addition to hearing five men yearn for a trip to Anaheim, your ears will also be treated to our coverage of THE PHANTOM MENACE turning 20, Benioff and Wiese catching heat, and VANITY FAIR’s fantastic pics from the set of THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. PLUS if you’re missing GoT we have some suggestions for what to watch including the WESTWORLD Season 3 trailer and more.

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Posted on 1 June 2019 | 6:55 am

5/17/19: The Niko Zone

The inaugural segment of The Niko Zone.

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Posted on 17 May 2019 | 9:28 pm

The Wretched Hive: May 17, 2019

Episode #87: Star Wars and Game of Thrones go together like Wookie cookies and blue milk and this week we hear from BOB IGER on Disney’s agreement with Game of Thrones show runners DAVID BENIOFF and D.B. WEISE to take the reins of our favorite franchise beyond THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. PLUS we make our video streaming debut on Facebook Live and take our first journey into The Niko Zone.

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Posted on 17 May 2019 | 5:27 pm