Krypton To Alderaan

The weekly podcast where we talk about Nerd News. But it’s mostly Star Wars.

Episode 16: The Mandalorian Chapters 11 and 12

November 25th, 2020

0:00 Intros

1:10 What we’re into this week

16:40 Chapter 11: The Heiress

36:50 Chapter 12: The Siege

Episode 16:

We’re dusting all the rust off and getting back into the swing of things!

This episode we talk about The Madalorian Season 2; Chapter 11: The Heiress and Chapter 12: The Siege. 

***Spoilers for The Mandalorian***

Chapter 11: The Heiress (Written by Jon Favreau, Directed by Bryce Dallas Howard)

We discuss Din’s rough arrival to Trask and his quest for more of his kind. And, what the introduction of Bo Katan and her quest for the Dark Saber could mean for the future of the show. 

Chapter 12: The Siege (Written by Jon Favreau, Directed by Carl Weathers)

Weathers’ mando directorial debut! We discuss Mando’s visit to Nevarro, his team-up with Greef Karga and Cara Dune, and what the imperials could want with Baby Yoda’s blood.

As usual, we have a surprise question - so stick around until the end!

Thanks for listening!

 

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Episode 15: The Mandalorian Chapters 9 and 10

November 12th, 2020

0:00 Intros

2:28 What we’re into this week

17:45 Chapter 9: The Marshal

34:50 Chapter 10: The Passenger

Episode 15:

We’re BACK! After a long sabbatical, your x(xx)th favorite podcast has returned!!! Since we’re a little rusty - this episode may be a little awkward. 

This episode we talk about the first two episodes of The Madalorian season 2; Chapter 9: The Marshal and Chapter 10: The Passenger. 

***Spoilers for The Mandalorian***

Chapter 9: The Marshall (Written and Directed by Jon Favreau)

We discuss Cobb Vanth’s (Timothy Olyphant) story and how it ties with established cannon setup by the Aftermath trilogy of books that take place between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Based on the books, it seems that maybe Vanth isn’t being completely honest with Mando. Overall, the K2A team enjoyed this episode and we felt it was an exciting introduction to the season. Quests, gunslingers, Amy Sedaris, dragons, and BOBA FETT - good stuff! Lots of cute Baby Yoda moments too! And, let’s be honest, that why we all tune in. 

 

Chapter 10: The Passenger (Written by Jon Favreau, Directed by Peyton Reed)

We discuss Peyton Reeds Mandalorian debut, having previously directed Ant-Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp…among others. Not surprisingly, this episode features a giant, sabacc-playing ant. But, talk about cute Baby Yoda moments! This episode is full of ‘em. Another fun monster fight episode  - when we weren’t distracted by giant, gross spiders, that lay face-hugger eggs, we were busy swooning over adorable BY. Lots of hints sprinkled throughout this episode that could suggest what characters he may be meeting next and what that could mean for the future of Mando’s quest. 

As usual, we have a surprise question - so stick around until the end!

Thanks for listening!

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Episode 14: X-Men and the MCU

March 17th, 2020

0:00 Intros

0:55 What we’re into this week

12:13 X-Men Intro

13:34 New Mutants

24:18 Doctor Strange 2 

26:38 WandaVision

27:22 Captain Marvel 2

29:40 Open Discussion: X-Men into the MCU

Episode 14:

This episode we talk about ways that the X-Men could be introduced into the MCU. 

First up, we discuss The New Mutants - a movie that has been on hold since 2018 and just got its second trailer last month. Unfortunately, as of now this will not tie in to the MCU. We review both trailers and talk about what we think and if we think we’ll like it/see it. 

Next up, there are many, many options for bringing the X-Men into the MCU. We discuss a few rumors circulating as well as a few likely scenarios. 

UP FRONT!!! -  Joey would like to make it clear that he meant 20th Century Fox!!! He knows that Disney DID NOT buy Sony (yet) and he is deeply saddened for spreading fake news and even more deeply saddened for the nerd cred that he might have lost. 

The Krypton to Alderaan team discuss how the X-Men could be or are rumored to be introduced in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, WandaVision, and/or Captain Marvel 2. Will Doctor Strange run into alternate versions of Professor X as he’s going through the multiverse? Will he form the Illuminati? Has Wanda ripped a hole in space and time, allowing different dimensions access to one-another? Will we go back to Rogue’s roots by introducing her as a villain in Captain Marvel? Or, did the “Un-Snap” create an opportunity for these characters to manifest?

We go over all these alternatives, AND MORE. Including the unfortunate rumor that Henry Cavill will be cast as Wolverine… Spoiler alert - none of us are on board with this. 

This week, two surprise questions! Let us know your answers!

Thanks for listening!

We would really like to know how people who are listening feel about the show so, if you could/want to, drop us a line @kryptonalderaan or at kryptontoalderaan@gmail.com. Give us a quick email or tweet and let us know how we’re doing. We’d really appreciate the feedback and it would help us to understand this whole podcasting thing going forward. If you want to take it to the next level, leave us a review wherever you’re listening to this.

 

Episode 13: MCU/Disney+ Super Bowl Spot, Morbius, Black Widow

February 17th, 2020

0:00 Intros and REVIEW READING

4:20 What we’re into this week

16:00 MCU/Disney+ Super Bowl spot

19:50: Falcon and The Winter Soldier

21:00 WandaVision

23:32 Loki

25:08 Morbius

38:26 Black Widow

Episode 13:

This episode we talk about: 

Marvel Trailer Trifecta - copyright pending, Krypton to Alderaan

First up, we discuss the Disney+ super bowl commercial that just happened to feature three of the MCU shows coming to Disney+ this year. 

Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Shield throwing, metal arms, Zemo, all new things. Will Sam get to keep the shield? (looks like no). What did we think? Will we watch? Does it look boring? 

WandaVision. It looks like Wanda is creating alternate realities that correspond to different old timey sitcoms. Is she in control of her powers? Is someone else controlling things? Aren’t we all looking forward to this one? Tune in to find out!

Loki. Loki’s been captured by the time police presumably sometime after Loki takes the Tesseract in Endgame. We talk about the introduction of new characters and the direction the show can take if it’s set in an alternate reality. 

Next we talk about the trailer for Morbius. Who’s Morbius? Batman? Man Bat? Bat bat? Joey explains a little. Good guy? Bad guy? Do we need to be told what his powers are, or is it enough to just use the powers on screen? Does anyone like Jared Leto? Did he send gross gifts to the cast? How can this tie in to the current Marvel/Sony spider-verse? Sooo many questions, some answers. 

Finally, we get to Black Widow. We’ve got a few trailers to try to piece this together. Who’s her Russian family? Who is Taskmaster? Is Taskmaster someone in her “family”? Who at Krypton to Alderaan likes this character enough to be excited about this movie vs who does not? 

All that, plus MORE: 

A brief discussion on the Stranger Things Season 4 teaser.

And, as always, there’s a surprise question. Let us know your answers!

Thanks for listening!

We would really like to know how people who are listening feel about the show so, if you could/want to, drop us a line @kryptonalderaan or at kryptontoalderaan@gmail.com. Give us a quick email or tweet and let us know how we’re doing. We’d really appreciate the feedback and it would help us to understand this whole podcasting thing going forward. If you want to take it to the next level, leave us a review wherever you’re listening to this.

 

Episode 12: Clone Wars Season 7, Colin Trevorrow’s Episode 9, Obi Wan Trouble

January 28th, 2020

0:00 Intros and REVIEW READINGS

4:18 What we’re into this week: Binge Recommendations from Royce and Robin’s Couch

12:18 Clone Wars Season 7 Trailer

20:20 Trevorrow’s Version of Episode 9

30:00 Obi Wan Trouble

Episode 12:

Hello, we’re back! AGAIN!

This episode we talk about: 

Our new favorite segment: Royce and Robin got a couch. Every week we’ll discuss something new they’ve binged from the new couch. JUST KIDDING. We go over what has been suggested on Instagram as currently bingeworthy. We then go over how all of the suggestions pale in comparison to The Clone Wars. 

Speaking of the Clone Wars *seamless transition* we discuss what we think about the new trailer for the final season. Additionally Joey attempts to convince the other hosts to JUST SHUT UP AND WATCH IT ALREADY. Anyway, it looks awesome. Maybe watch the trailer and then listen to us talk about it. 

Up next is the Colin Trevorrow Duel of The Fates script and concept art. Art looks cool and Monday morning quarterbacking is always fun. But is anything good? We discuss the alternate universe where this got made and Rise did not. The main question is: will people be taking to the internet demanding #releasethetrevorrowcut?

Obi Wan. More like Uh Oh Wan. Obi Whaaaaa. Oh geeze Wan. Anyway, there’s trouble. The show is “on hold” (maybe “indefinitely”) while Disney searches for a new writer. We discuss Star Wars’s past with these sorts of changes and how it’s worked out (*tug at shirt collar*) in the past. After the success of The Mandalorian, we have/had high hopes for this show. But is our confidence fading? Tune in to find out!!!

It’s a surprise who asks the surprise question this week. 

Thanks for listening!

We would really like to know how people who are listening feel about the show so, if you could/want to, drop us a line @kryptonalderaan or at kryptontoalderaan@gmail.com. Give us a quick email or tweet and let us know how we’re doing. We’d really appreciate the feedback and it would help us to understand this whole podcasting thing going forward. If you want to take it to the next level, leave us a review wherever you’re listening to this.

 

Episode 11: The Mandalorian Eps 7 and 8; The Rise of Skywalker Review

January 6th, 2020

0:00 Intros and what we’re into this week

6:32 The Mandalorian Eps. 7 and 8

15:21 The Rise of Skywalker 

Episode 11:

We’re back! Happy holidays to everyone!!! After a couple of weeks off enjoying the holiday season and seeing The Rise of Skywalker twice, Krypton to Alderaan is back and ready to yell about Star Wars. 

*SPOILER ALERT* for the Mandalorian and The Rise of Skywalker

This episode we talk about: 

The Mandalorian Episodes 7 (The Reckoning) and 8 (Redemption) 

AND

Our thoughts, opinions, and levels of satisfaction regarding The Rise of Skywalker. 

We breeze through The Mandalorian in order to get to Rise. Overall, we loved the show and baby yoda. Season two is set to not disappoint with season one answering some questions, but asking so many others. Yoda home world?! Moff Gideon, bad guy? Or maybe good guy? The Dark Saber lives.

The Rise of Skywalker

We play some good cop, bad cop with the film. We discuss our likes, dislikes, and our levels of satisfaction. Did it live up to the hype of a triple trilogy-ending film? Did it live up to our expectations (as discussed in Episode 10)? Is it a huge relief that it’s over and now we can get something new? 

All these questions answered, and more! Including a surprise question.

Thanks for listening!

We know that if you’re listening to us, you probably have opinions about the movie. We’d love to hear from you so drop us a line @kryptonalderaan or at kryptontoalderaan@gmail.com. We would also really like to know how people who are listening feel about the show. So, if you could, give us a quick email or tweet and let us know how we’re doing. We’d really appreciate the feedback and it would help us to understand this whole podcasting thing going forward. If you want to take it to the next level, leave us a review wherever you’re listening to this.

 

Episode 10: The Mandalorian Eps 5 and 6, Rise of Skywalker

December 17th, 2019

0:00 Intros and what we’re into this week

5:46 The Mandalorian Ep. 5

16:05 The Mandalorian Ep. 6

39:57 The Rise of Skywalker - Final expectations, theories, etc. 

Episode 10:

This episode we talk about The Mandalorian Episodes 5 (The Gunslinger) and 6 (The Prisoner).

*SPOILER ALERT* for The Mandalorian

We try to get through Mando quickly so we can get to our final anticipations for The Rise of Skywalker. 

 

The Mandalorian 

Ep. 5: The Gunslinger

Dave Filoni wrote and directed this episode. He’s responsible for much of The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. We’ve dubbed him “Star Wars smart”. That being said, this episode might be the weakest of the season so far. Royce breaks down the fan service 101 that was The Gunslinger. 

 

Ep. 6: The Prisoner

Back to the action with The Prisoner. We play a fun game of ‘who’s that tv actor’ with the entire cast. We discuss it being the “Where’s baby Yoda?” show. And we have varying opinions about the quality of the episode in general. Is it ok that this show is, so far, just a series of side quests? 

 

The Rise of Skywalker

Do we have expectations/theories? 2/3 of us do, yes. Is it safer/better/healthier to not? Turns out the answer may be yes. What are we most excited for? How will everything tie in? How do you end the Skywalker Saga satisfyingly? Can Star Wars fans be satisfied? 

 

Royce hosts surprise question time this week!

Thanks for listening!

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Episode 9: The Mandalorian Eps 3 & 4

December 3rd, 2019

0:00 Intros and what we’re into this week

5:46 The Mandalorian 

Episode 9:

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*SPOILER ALERT*

The Mandalorian. The Baby Yoda Show. Whatever you want to call it…

Guess what everyone: This week we go over the plot of episodes three (The Sin) and four (Sanctuary). Question right off the bat: what was the sin? Bounty Hunting is a dangerous profession for Baby Yoda. The Mandalorian stuff is cool. Manda-Lore. Get it? What an emotional roller coaster of an episode. What’s Pershing’s deal? Where could they possible go next?

Sorgan is where they go next! BTW and right up top, they’re Klatooinian, not Star Wars Uruk-hai. New characters, old western tropes, and a whole lotta cute Baby Yoda moments. Did everyone see Cara Dune’s rebel symbol tattoo? What’s the widow Omera’s story? She’s the only farmer who knows how to shoot a gun. Does B.Y. live off of frogs?

We discuss how we feel about the show so far as well as some new theories as to why what’s left of the empire might want B.Y.

Got any theories? Hit us up @kryptonalderaan!

As always, everyones favorite segment: surprise question time. 

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Episode 8: The Mandalorian Eps 1 & 2

November 18th, 2019

0:00 Intros and what we’re into this week

18:55 The Mandalorian 

Wow, only one time stamp!!!

Episode 8:

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Disney+ has opened the Star Wars floodgates. This episode we talk about the first two episodes of The Mandalorian!!! 

*SPOILER ALERT*

We go over the plot of the first two episodes: meeting the Mandalorian, fish glands, bounty hunting with carbonite, a little Blurrg riding, space rhinoceros fighting etc. As Lorelei says: “The Mandalorian walks into a bar…” 

Bounty hunting for Carl Weathers is a dangerous profession. What could the mysterious bounty that The Client (Herzog) and Dr. Pershing (Omid Abtahi) be? We will not spoil it in this description, but we certainly spoil it in the episode. 

Anyway, we discuss our initial feelings about the show after the first two episodes, theories, and how damn cute the *SPOILER* is!!!! 

We have some pretty good ideas, if we say so ourselves. 

Got any theories? Hit us up @kryptonalderaan!

As always, everyones favorite segment: surprise question time. 

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Episode 7: The Pod Awakens

November 6th, 2019

0:00 Intros and what we’re into this week

9:20 Star Wars intro

10:00 Game of Thrones guys - OUT

17:03 Mandalorian trailer

28:34 Final Rise of Skywalker trailer

Episode 7:

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This is it. What we’ve been waiting for. It’s that time of year. This episode of Krypton to Alderaan is all about

STAR WARS. All Star Wars all the time. This is what we’re very passionate about, everyone. 

After much back-and-forth, finally Benioff and Weiss (Game of Thrones) have been fired from/quit whatever they were going to do for/to Star Wars. That’s right: from trilogy to one movie to no movies. We discuss what we think happened/who cares.

We move on to the new Mandalorian trailer. We discuss general feelings/excitement levels. Spoiler alert, we think different things. You could say each host would give this trailer a different Manda-score-ian. 

Biggest news of all: the FINAL Rise of Skywalker Trailer. This is it folks, the "final" trailer to the finale of the Skywalker saga. We do a bit of a trailer breakdown: training Rey, ships, death stars, ships, C3PO, ships, Palpatine, space horses, throne rooms, etc. Does this seem like a final trailer? Was Palpatine pulling all the strings? Who got choked up at C3PO? Who got choked up at the end? 

SO MUCH to discuss. 

As always, everyones favorite segment: surprise question time. 

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