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

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

The Wretched Hive: May 3, 2019

Episode #86: Star Wars takes a back seat this week as AVENGERS: END GAME and GAME OF THRONES dominate the conversation. The guys go deep with analysis of End Game, including plenty of context to major plot points and links to other films while scrambling up both the obvious and obscure Easter eggs and connecting the seemingly unconnectable with a multitude of tangential thoughts thrown in for good measure. PLUS a compelling (non) Star Wars Choices that split the room like TLJ split the SW fan base. Postscript: Peter Mayhew passed away on April 30th, 2019. The Wretched Hive Podcast family would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the Mayhew Family and to everyone who loved and appreciated Mr. Mayhew. RIP Peter.

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Posted on 3 May 2019 | 5:04 pm

The Wretched Hive: April 19, 2019

Episode #85: Celebration Chicago delivered a hurricane of Star Wars news from the windy city and we’ve got highlights for you including our shot-by-shot analysis of THE RISE OF SKYWALKER teaser trailer, plus updates on THE MANDALORIAN, DISNEY+, and more. We also cover the GAME OF THRONES season 8 premier and the renaming of Star Wars Episode IX (is that still part of the name?), play another thrilling round of STAR WARS CHOICES, and reanimate the Star Wars TWEET OF THE WEEK. 

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Posted on 19 April 2019 | 5:04 pm

The Wretched Hive: April 5, 2019

Episode #84: GALAXY’S EDGE news is flowing like lava on Mustafar under a heat lamp in July and we’ve got it all for you and more including DISNEYLAND employee reactions to being selected for GE, the alcohol you can consume at GE, and the bathroom pass you will ABSOLUTELY need at GE. PLUS folks are already talking THE MANDALORIAN season 2, AVENGERS: END GAME passes THE FORCE AWAKENS for pre-sales, DC’s THE JOKER looks great, and GL visits the set of GAME OF THRONES. PLUS remembering Droids: The Animated Series, and yes Niko…it came from Lucasfilm.

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Posted on 5 April 2019 | 7:01 am

The Wretched Hive: March 22, 2019

Episode #83: The DEATH STAR that is DISNEY+FOX is now fully operational, GALAXY’S EDGE requires reservations, ANAKIN speaks droid, and we cover all of it for you in the episode! Plus news about MARK HAMMIL’S personal Episode IX trailer, The Hive’s official reviews for CAPTAIN MARVEL, and an update on Marvel’s Shang-chi.

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Posted on 22 March 2019 | 4:09 pm