Tosche Station Radio #85: It’s Really Happening


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On this episode of Tosche Station Radio, the hosts are joined by Bria to break down the big Episode VII cast announcement.

Kicking off the show, the hosts highlight what’s New on the Blog. Bria posted her Awesome Con roundup and reviewed Legacy #14 and Rebel Heist #1. Emily reviewed Serenity #4. Brian assured people it’s okay to feel conflicted about the casting announcement. Nanci made an observation about women who speak in Star Wars. And it’s not pretty. Emily explained why she’ll never stop talking about feminism. Brian gave Four Points of Clarifications regarding our complaints

In Fixer’s Flash, the hosts kept themselves busy with geeky wedding prep and purchasing lots and lots of comics. Bria was busy with convention costuming and panels.

Deak’s Dirt starts with a bit of literature. Del Rey celebrated May 4 with a mini-excerpt from A New Dawn . Also over on Twitter, Del Rey clarified the film novelizations’ place in canon. A Hera clip and theme song were revealed at Wonder Con. Meanwhile, a full Rebels trailer dropped on May 4. Finally, the Star Wars Episode VII cast was finally announced.

Over in Biggs’ Bull$*#&, casting speculations and theories were rampant.More casting to come, including a major female role. Club Jade’s cast analysis broke down who may be playing what. Meanwhile, who is the Inquisitor? Max von Sydow?

The hosts and Bria take a look at the primary Episode VII cast this week on Camie’s Concerns. While they’re apprehensive about the lack of women and minorities in this announcement, they’re excited over the potential roles Daisy Ridley and John Boyega could be playing. What else are they excited for? Tune in to find out.

Wrapping up the show, the hosts field a matrimony related question in Ask us Anything.

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2 thoughts on “Tosche Station Radio #85: It’s Really Happening

  1. It would make me happier if you acknowledged that making these expensive movies is a large financial risk. The movie could be poor and underperform. Careers are on the line. There are reasons why Hollywood can get nervous about having more minorities and women in their movies. It's not an excuse. They should do better. But you are acting like this is a game. It's not. It is serious business.

    And why did you count Hispanic people in your office workplace but count Cuban-Guatemalan Oscar Isaac as white?

    • So, do you actually listen to and read what we post here? Because we DID acknowledge Isaac is a person of color on the podcast. This is becoming a recurring theme with you.

      And this is Star Wars. It's going to make over a billion dollars when it releases. This is one of the few franchises that can take risks and still make a billion dollars. And again, we said this on the show.

      You're right. This isn't a game. Representation is serious business and we take it very seriously.

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