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Get ready for this one. We have a genuine world traveler on our hands.  And he ends up encountering just about everyone who's anyone in this episode.

 

Steve Bennett recently started a YouTube channel under his former gamer handle Otto Puddingsbane. There you can find videos and slideshows of his trips to filming locations, including a jaunt to the Galen Erso farm in Iceland he undertook shortly after recording this episode.

To tell your Star Wars Story, send an email to story@mystarwarsstory.com, and please be patient. I'm very busy and and still recovering from some major data loss.

I don't monetize this podcast, but as always, if you feel moved to make a contribution, please use it to join Rancho Obi-Wan, the largest repository of Star Wars Stories in the Galaxy... Visit Ranchoobiwan.org to begin your tax-deductible membership.

Special thanks to Ryan Shaw.

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Thank you for listening and thank you for being a part of My Star Wars Story.

Direct download: MSWS_Steve_Bennett_Final_Mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07pm EDT

Join the Ritz Radio Theatre live from Brunswick Georgia as a cast of local actors perform the classic It's a Wonderful Life!

Recorded live at the Ritz Theatre, Brunswick, GA 12-16-17

Direct download: WL12.16.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:14am EDT

You've been waiting approximately forever for this one and it's well worth the wait! I let the conversation flow much more conversationally this time around because I thought David's story benefited from it. Things that might ordinarily become bonus material really ARE a part of his Star Wars Story. It's massively-entertaining, it's occasionally emotional. Ladies and gentlemen, this is part one of David Collins's Star Wars Story.

David Collins is a voice actor, composer, music editor and host. He’s done voice work for both The Force Awakens and Rogue One as well as being a stage host for Star Wars Celebration. You can find him on Twitter @davidwcollins. To tell your Star Wars story, please send your contact information to story@mystarwarsstory.com and please be patient with me. This is a part-time endeavor and there is a LONG line of people who wish to be on the program.

I’d also like to take a moment to mention that I don’t plan on attempting to monetize My Star Wars Story, but If you’d like to contribute to a similar but much bigger operation—I say similar because we both have a mission of the preservation of Star Wars history—please give whatever you can to Rancho Obi-Wan. Go to Rancho Obi Wan .org and become a member today.

Thank you for listening to My Star Wars Story and thank you for being a part of Generation Star Wars.

 

Direct download: MSWS_David_Collins_Part_I_Mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13am EDT

I knew I wouldn't be able to get David W. Collins Part 1 finished in time for the big anniversary today, so I gathered some friends who I know went to see Star Wars in 1977, and we went to dinner and swapped tales. Though we're friends now, we didn't know each other back then, so the stories were fun and new for each of us.

Beware: Formats were made to be broken and we're breaking it this episode. Ryan Shaw, the guest from Episode 1 of MSWS, was raised in Miami and had a big city experience seeing Star Wars for the first time.

 

Thomas Merritt, who will be featured on a future episode of MSWS, saw Star Wars the second week it was in our home town of Brunswick and you won't BELIEVE what happened!

 

I, Scott Ryfun (the guest on MSWS Episode 100), was a Star Wars fan before I ever even saw it by virtue of the fact that my brother had brought home a book about it from school. But when I saw it for the first time... Hoo boy.

 

This episode was recorded at Certified Burgers and Beverage on St. Simons Island. http://www.certifiedburgersandbeverage.com/

Direct download: MSWS_Our_first_time.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:38pm EDT

Amy H. Sturgis (http://amyhsturgis.com) earned her Ph.D. in Intellectual History from Vanderbilt University, teaches Liberal Studies at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and specializes in Science Fiction/Fantasy and Indigenous American Studies. She is one of the staff members behind the Hugo Award-winning StarShipSofa podcast (http://starshipsofa.com) and the Editor in Chief of Hocus Pocus Comics (http://hpcomics.net). The author of four books and over fifty articles, and the editor of six books, Sturgis is a regular speaker at colleges and genre conventions across the United States, Canada, and England. In 2006, she was honored with the Imperishable Flame Award for J.R.R. Tolkien Scholarship, and in 2015, she was honored by the Los Angeles Press Club for "Best Magazine Review/Criticism/Column" for her Reason article "Not Your Parents' Dystopias: Millennial Fondness for Worlds Gone Wrong." A first-generation Star Wars fan, Sturgis lives with her husband in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. More about Dr. Amy H. Sturgis can be found at her website: http://amyhsturgis.com

 

Portions of the discussion that were not directly relevant to Amy’s Star Wars Story were removed from the podcast. Some of these segments will be found packaged into a bonus episode coming soon. To tell your Star Wars story, please send your contact information to story@mystarwarsstory.com and please be patient with me. This is a part-time endeavor and there is a LONG line of people who wish to be on the program. Don’t forget to join us for the next episode of My Star Wars Story, which will feature part one of David W. Collins's Star Wars Story.

I’d also like to take a moment to mention that I don’t plan on attempting to monetize My Star Wars Story, but If you’d like to contribute to a similar but much bigger operation—I say similar because we both have a mission of the preservation of Star Wars history—please give whatever you can to Rancho Obi-Wan. Go to ranchoobiwan.org and give what you can. Remember, it is tax deductible.

Thank you for listening to My Star Wars Story and thank you for being a part of Generation Star Wars.

 

 

Direct download: MSWS_Amy_H_Sturgis_Mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:55am EDT

 
Bobby Roberts is a former co-host & producer on Full of Sith and X-Plain the X-Men, current producer at '80s all Over with Scott Weinberg & Drew McWeeny, and current editor at alt-weekly newspaper the Portland Mercury. He can be found on Twitter @bobbyrobertspdx. He is also the creator/ruiner of classic movie and TV soundtracks at geekremixed.com
 
Some portions of the interview with Bobby were not directly relevant to his Star Wars Story and were removed during the editing process. Some of this material can be found as bonus material after the closing credits.
 
Please join us next time when Dr. Amy H. Sturgis tells her Star Wars Story.
 

To tell your Star Wars story, please send your contact information to story@mystarwarsstory.com and please be patient with me. This is a part-time endeavor and there is a LONG line of people who wish to be on the program. 

I’d also like to take a moment to mention that I don’t plan on attempting to monetize My Star Wars Story, but If you’d like to contribute to a similar but much bigger operation—I say similar because we both have a mission of the preservation of Star Wars history—please give whatever you can to Rancho Obi-Wan. Go to http://ranchoobiwan.org and donate. You'll get a membership kit and access to exclusive merchandise and events. Plus, Rancho Obi-Wan is a tax-deductible non-profit. Please give what you can.

Thank you for listening to My Star Wars Story and thank you for being a part of Generation Star Wars.

Direct download: msws_bobby_roberts_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:15pm EDT

Karl LaClair grew up in a small town in upstate NY and has since moved to Boston where he works as a college chaplain. He continues to study the impact Star Wars can play on a person's spiritual life. He is the creator and co-host of The Wampa's Lair podcast, which is part of the Star Wars Report podcast network. You can find The Wampa's Lair on iTunes, at facebook.com/wampaslairpocast or follow them on twitter at wampaslair

To tell your Star Wars story, please send your contact information to story@mystarwarsstory.com and please be patient with me. This is a part-time endeavor and there is a LONG line of people who wish to be on the program. And don’t forget to join us for the next episode of My Star Wars Story, which will feature Bobby Roberts.

I’d also like to take a moment to mention that I don’t plan on attempting to monetize My Star Wars Story, but If you’d like to contribute to a similar but much bigger operation—I say similar because we both have a mission of the preservation of Star Wars history—please give whatever you can to Rancho Obi-Wan. Please go to ranchoobiwan.org. Please give what you can. And remember, it’s tax deductible.

Thank you for listening to My Star Wars Story and thank you for being a part of Generation Star Wars.

Direct download: msws_kal_leclair_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Join Steve Glosson (Geek Out Loud!), Shazbazzar (TechnoRetro Dads), and My Star Wars Story host Scott Ryfun as they take in a screening of Rogue One and offer their insightful wit and commentary. You may never see Rogue One the same way again. Feel free to download this track, plug in your earbuds, and take it into your local theater for your next screening of Rogue One. We even include instructions for syncing the film to the podcast! Or you can listen to it as a standalone commentary, your call.

 

During the end credits we discuss the news (which had JUST come out as we were working on this) of the passing of Carrie Fisher.

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Send feedback to story@mystarwarsstory.com

Direct download: rogue_one_commentary_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:50pm EDT

Enjoy the holidays with this new take on a Christmas classic! MSWS host Scott Ryfun plays George Bailey, Doug and PB&J Otter creator Jim Jinkins plays Clarence the Angel, and Deal or No Deal winner and former Brunswick, GA Mayor Bryan Thompson plays Joseph and Mr. Potter. A very talented local Brunswick, GA cast helps bring this tale to life!

Direct download: Wonderful_Life_Friday_12_16_16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:23am EDT

Alexander Gates currently lives in Honolulu, Hawaii doing a non-Star Wars related job, but is always ready to join the Lucasfilm family at a moment's notice. He's an avid podcast listener and wouldn't mind being on more. Outside of the Wars, he enjoys collecting beers on Untappd with his fellow Star Wars friend John, reviewing restaurants on Yelp with his girlfriend Kristine, and taking their dog Bagle [sounds like the breakfast food] for runs along the beach.
 
He's active on social media, so feel free to say aloha:
Facebook Alexander B. Gates
Instagram/Twitter @alexanderbgates
Untappd alexandergates
Yelp Alexander G. in Honolulu
 
He did find all the Micro Machines on Force Friday, and many more since!

To tell your Star Wars story, please send your contact information to story@mystarwarsstory.com and please be patient with me. This is a part-time endeavor and there is a LONG line of people who wish to be on the program. Because of some delays the last couple of months, look for some special bonus material to be released before the next episode, among the bonus material is my summary of the original Marvel Star Wars in Five Minutes, and a very special Christmas treat. And don’t forget to join us for the next episode of My Star Wars Story, which will feature Karl LaClair.

I’d also like to take a moment to mention that I don’t plan on attempting to monetize My Star Wars Story, but If you’d like to contribute to a similar but much bigger operation—I say similar because we both have a mission of the preservation of Star Wars history—please give whatever you can to Rancho Obi-Wan. It's tax deductible, too. Visit ranchoobiwan.org, and please give what you can.

Thank you for listening to My Star Wars Story and thank you for being a part of Generation Star Wars.

Direct download: MSWS_Alexander_Gates_Mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36pm EDT