Faster and More Intense 19: Easy Credits

Here, George and Shiloh take a look at the Expanded Universe circa the mid-90s through the lens of an obscure short story.  Trust me when I say we manage to make it a little more interesting beyond that.  Take a look or have a listen, why not?

George Kostal: A Star Wars Story

Apologies now: this is about to go all over the place, so bear with me.

Now, I’ve talked a bit before about my Star Wars story, but today I’d like to dive in with a little more detail.  For those of you who don’t feel like clicking through, I grew up with the Prequels.  I was born in 1994, and there’s no denying that being born in that era colored my perception of Star Wars.  That said, I wasn’t taking an active part in the fandom for the entirety of my childhood.  When my dad first showed me A New Hope, I was too young to really appreciate it.  That said, I was certainly aware of the franchise’s existence for the duration of my childhood.  I still remember getting a Sith Infiltrator 3-D Puzzle as a party favor back then. Continue reading

Shiloh Kamrath: A Star Wars Story

So, I suppose I should start at the beginning. I was born on October 23, 1998(that makes me 17 years old by the way), and that is pretty an important factor in my star wars story. I first saw star wars when I was 6 or 7, I really can’t remember when. It’s been such a long time….well maybe not that long, but let’s not gets hung up on that. I remember that me and my friends were trying to decide what to watch and one of them said we should watch star wars(a new hope). Now, I did not want to watch star wars. I mean, I straight up had fit; I was not watching star wars. Enter, my mom, and like most mothers, she knew best. She convinced me that I really should watch the movie. Now, I kind of think she regrets what she did, but too late now for that. Needless to say, I loved it. Lucky for me there were still star wars movies coming out at that point. First, I got the special edition box set of DVD’s for Christmas, and then I watched the prequels. However, over time I slowly got away from star wars. I wasn’t really aware that there was any star wars outside the movies, so there was nothing else out there for me, and as far as I was concerned star wars was doomed to the shelf as “just another good movie”.

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