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.


Latest Episodes

10/22/19: The Rise of Skywalker trailer review

Mini Ep. #26: Steve and Scott provide a shot-by-shot analysis of the final trailer for Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, released on October 21, 2019.

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Posted on 23 October 2019 | 2:36 am

The Wretched Hive: October 18, 2019

Episode #98: Is there too much STAR WARS at DISNEYLAND? We explore this plus tons of news from the interwebs including the return of Dennis Lawson’s character WEDGE and R2’s role in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (thanks for the huge spoiler Anthony D), national treasure MARK HAMILL’s reminiscing about ANH, The art of Jedi: Fallen Order, as well as Marvel’s plans for NOVA, the future of Spiderman, and whether Robert Downey Jr. deserves and Oscan nod for his work in Avengers END GAME.

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Posted on 19 October 2019 | 1:53 am

The Wretched Hive: October 4, 2019

Episode #97: Did LUKE SKYWALKER receive training between EMPIRE and JEDI? We tackle this age-old question and more in this episode of TWHP! Also we break down FORCE FRIDAY gear, new images of THE RISE OF SKYWALKER and THE MANDALORIAN, JJ’s take that he would have done Ep. VIII differently than RJ, the (fake? real?) Mara Jade graffiti at Galaxy’s Edge, all the while pining for the original Vader helmet from Ep. V that went for close to a million. PLUS updates on Feige’s Star Wars project, Iger’s Book, Hamill on Trump, and Filoni on The Mandalorian!

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Posted on 4 October 2019 | 7:16 pm

The Wretched Hive: September 20, 2019

Episode #96: Our top-notch research team has uncovered absolute (half-baked), iron clad (more like tin foil) evidence that HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN will appear in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER and that’s just the beginning (literally, it’s like the first thing we discuss) in this episode of TWHP!  We’ve got JJ Abrams and Bob Iger turning their backs on Apple, a sneak peek of the content coming to Disney+, John Favreau teasing the scope of THE MANDALORIAN and the possibility of a new HOLIDAY SPECIAL, James Cameron’s relief that people still go to the movies, and the great and wise MARK HAMILL trolling the maker himself, George Lucas.

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Posted on 20 September 2019 | 4:43 pm

9/8/19: The Mandalorian trailer

Mini Ep. #25: Steve and Scott provide a shot-by-shot analysis of The Mandalorian trailer released at D23. The Mandalorian arrives on Disney+ on November 12, 2019!

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Posted on 9 September 2019 | 1:47 am

The Wretched Hive: September 6, 2019

Episode #95: Star Wars Episode IX: THE RISE OF SKYWALER takes center stage as we approach the 100 day countdown to the final chapter in the Skywalker saga including Director J.J. ABRAMS addressing angry fans, Lucasfilm’s official synopsis tease of a battle to be named later, and recommended reading to hit before you hit the theaters. PLUS we cover WandaVision’s timeline, Nova’s appearance in End Game, GAME OF THRONES author George R.R. Martin’s writing struggles, an auction you don’t want to miss, “mar” Tweeting about Star Wars, and the canonization of MATT THE RADAR TECHNICIAN.

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Posted on 6 September 2019 | 2:03 pm

8/28/19: Marc Morita, Rancho Obi Wan

Mini Ep. #24: Rancho Obi Wan docent MARC MORITA returns to talk news out of D23 including the Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker trailer #2. Marc also gives us the scoop on special events coming soon to ROW including “deep dives” into Star Wars Legos, posters, vintage Kenner toys, and trading cards. Visit to make reservations, become a member, or simply to learn more about the world’s largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia.

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Posted on 29 August 2019 | 5:41 am

8/27/19: The Rise of Skywalker Trailer #2

Mini Ep. #23: Following the debut of Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker trailer #2 at D23, it was released to the rest of the world two days later on August 26, 2019. Show intern Joshua Baldwin joins the crew as we provide a shot-by-shot breakdown and analysis of TROS T2.

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Posted on 27 August 2019 | 7:02 am

The Wretched Hive: August 23, 2019

Episode #94: The incomparable JOHN WILLIAMS is the focus this week as we bow down to the maestro and his amazing body of work in our Hive 5: John Williams themes! Plus we review expectations for D23 and analyze the fallout of DISNEY and SONY’s broken relationship including potential impact on the Marvel and Spiderman universe. Have no fear X-Men comic book nerds, just because this is episode 94, we aren’t suddenly becoming the ALL NEW WRETCHED HIVE…although our long-running invitation for actor HUGH JACKMAN to come on the show still stands.

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Posted on 23 August 2019 | 2:48 pm