Mid-Week Nerd Fix: Star Wars Battlefront Game and Star Wars Minute Podcast

Ok. It's Wednesday and you need a little something to tie you over till the weekend. And that guy in the cubicle down the hall won't stop talking about some sport thing (Andalé!) that's going on right now but our country has no skin in the game so you're not paying much attention to all the hoopla. All you know is that the weekend is nowhere in sight and you need something fun to get you there. Fear not, my nerd. You've come to the right place.

I have not one, but TWO amazing finds from the Star Wars universe that I must share. One which has become an obsession of mine on my daily commutes and the other which will likely become an obsession of mine when it comes out in late 2014-early 2015.

Star Wars Minute logo

Star Wars Minute Podcast

Star Wars Minute is not what you think it is. It is not a series of one-minute podcasts about Star Wars. No, it's a series of 10-20 minute podcasts that dissect the Star Wars movies one minute at a time.

Let's call a spade a spade: It's a giant nerd-fest. This isn't film school so there's no talk of film theory. This is honest-to-goodness nerd territory: they are looking at every detail, every character, lines of dialogue, character motivations and consistencies (or more often inconsistencies) with the overall story told across the 6 films. In case you're wondering, the show is currently working their way through Empire Strikes Back, as I write this, although they won't be doing Return of the Jedi until 2015 so there's time to catch up!

If you want to catch up with me, you can start at A New Hope Minute 1: A Period of Civil War. It's available on iTunes and on my favourite podcast app, PodCast Addict. Or you can play it directly from the Star Wars Minute website.

Honestly, I absolutely love it. I have listened to 55 episodes so far, which puts me 55 minutes into A New Hope (aka the first Star Wars movie or Episode 4, depending on your generation) and I have listened to hours upon hours of movie analysis. It makes my commutes soooo much better. And my lunch hours. You get the picture.

Star Wars Battlefront

Now, I stumbled across this next one via the Tiefighters blog (incidentally if you are looking for Star Wars blogs, let me know. I follow a bunch!). This is a behind-the-scenes trailer for the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront and I have to say that I felt a not-so-small tinge of jealousy when I saw the game designers heading to the Star Wars archives to get their hands on some memorabilia to help in their work. The result is just WOW.

But then, wait! There's this insanely short but oh-so-gorgeous teaser trailer released at E3 last week!


Hope this helps you get through hump day. If not, head over to both of those video pages on YouTube and check out some of the comments. Glad to see I'm not the only one nergasming over these :) Enjoy!

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