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#165 P1 – Star Wars Is Stupid, And That’s Amazing: Live-Action Series, Canon Novels & Starting Up RuPalp’s Podrace With Klaudia Amenábar

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It’s time to talk about Star Wars! This week Mike is joined by one of five members of the RuPalp’s Podrace podcast and one half of The Mystery Spotcast; Klaudia Amenábar! As both Mike & Klaudia are Star Wars podcasters, have have a 2+ hour long conversation on all things Star Wars including Thrawn, Padmé, books, the force, comics, the movies, the stupidity of it all (in the best way) and so much more!

This week is part 1 of their conversation (part 2 is on Patreon now for all listeners), where the duo discuss how RuPalp’s Podrace got started, how Star Wars is stupid & camp but that’s what makes it so enjoyable, they then discuss the live-action TV series, how The Book of Boba Fett, Mandalorian & Kenobi compare. Mike & Klaudia then discuss Maul & Thrawn, the canon comics & novels that relate to them, the audiobooks they listen to, plus a ton of other Star Wars related topics!

If you enjoyed this conversation, check out Mike’s conversations with other Star-Wars-related individuals including Cavan Scott, Claudia Gray, Paolo Villanelli & Dominic Pace!

Next week part 2 will be released on this feed and in that, Mike & Klaudia talk about the Queen’s Trilogy by E.K. Johnston which all centers around Padmé & her handmaidens, they then discuss the Thrawn books and his character in the canon, certain characters created by Filoni who seem “untouchable” by other content creators, they also discuss Valance Nation, the importance of John Williams’ contribution to Star Wars and more – so be sure to come back next week, or go to!

Klaudia mentioned the Newcomers podcast with Nicole Byer & Lauren Lapkus, the Star Wars Music Minute podcast, as well as the animated shows Infinity Train and Dead End Park!

Rupalp’s Site: -  Social Media: @RuPalpsPodrace & TikTok

Klaudia Twitter: @kaludiasays

Mystery Spotcast:

To listen to a completely free Patreon episode, check out the first in Mike & Megan’s Tom Hanks rewatch here:     

In the last episode of GCC, number 165, Mike spoke with Jeremiah about his chronic illness Cystic Fibrosis, how and why he co-created the charitable organisation Heroes For Causes, the inspiration for the characters featuring in H4C’s comics, how the superhero comics they create help those who desperately need it, the day to day life of someone afflicted with Cystic Fibrosis, tattoos, comic books and much more.

Make sure you check out the weekly Obi-Wan Kenobi discussion show hosted by Mike where he is joined by various guests to talk about each episode of the new series, you can listen on Mike’s YouTube channel, or on the feed of Comics In Motion!

Check out Mike’s Patreon, where he releases at least 1 episode of his & Megan’s “Afterthoughts” a week, plus there are unsplit full-length episodes of GCC and more, so if you want to support the show and get more content, check it out at   

For any Star Wars fars; make sure you tune into the Obi-Wan Kenobi discussion show where Mike & various guests discussed each episode of the new series (Megan & Ria have both appeared), you can listen on Mike’s YouTube channel, or on the feed of Comics In Motion!

Find Mike’s other show; Star Wars: Comics In Canon on Spotify & the other podcast apps on the feed of Comics In Motion & on GCC's YouTube. Episodes are out every Saturday; episodes 0-99 are out now, in eps 98 & 99 Mike delved into two volumes of the first original canon Star Wars manga; The Edge Of Balance (set during the High Republic), in ep 97 Mike started on the Crimson Reign crossover event and in ep 96, Mike tackled the High Republic investigation mini-series Trail Of Shadows! Previous episodes include the War Of The Bounty Hunters crossover (all 34 tie-in issues), every other canon Star Wars comic by Marvel, the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi, full High Republic coverage (book reviews & comics) & much more -

Outro read by BZ The Voice:

Mike's guest spots: Mike appeared on Indie Comics Spotlight, discussing Cavan Scott’s Shadow Service with Tony, listen on the feed of Comics In Motion!   Mike returned to Star Wars Timeline to talk about Villains in each of the SW trilogies here: - they also discuss accents in the Star Wars universe; the original trilogy here: & the prequel trilogy here:  

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