Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens December 18. ’Nuff said. For this decidedly geeky and non-locally focused episode of On The Record, host Matt Wild pulls up a cantina barstool at Bay View’s Boone & Crockett and has an impressive (most impressive) Star Wars conversation with B&C owner John Revord and Milwaukee Record contributor Rob Wieland. (John has been known to tend bar in full Jedi regalia, and Rob has his own Wookiepedia page.) The trio discuss the upcoming films, the prequels, the expanded universe, the holiday special, Disney, Marvel, George Lucas, J.J. Abrams, and much, much more (including a free show from “Milwaukee’s premier Star Wars cover band,” Band Of Rebels, December 17 at Boone & Crockett). Lightsaber sounds and confessions of bawling like an infant during the teaser trailer for The Force Awakens are also included.
As always, On The Record is brought to you by our friends at Ale Asylum. Music in this episode comes courtesy of the Max Rebo Band, and includes the beloved Huttese song “Lapti Nek” and the not-so-beloved “Jedi Rocks.” Subscribe to On The Record via iTunes or Stitcher (for free!)