Tuesday, September 30, 2014

EPISODE 009 - Allen Voivod, from SW7x7.com

We promised you a new show on Tuesday, and here we are, just under the wire, delivering you a new show on Tuesday!

This week we had the pleasure of speaking with Mr. Allen Voivod of the Star Wars Seven By Seven podcast.  This is an amazing daily podcast where he manages to squeeze a heck of a lot into just a seven minute show.  I highly recommend making Allen's show part of your daily Star Wars routine.  We spoke to Allen about his production process, his love of vintage Star Wars toys, being a Star Wars Dad, and all about the amazing Star Wars items you can find on Etsy!

Also in the show, Jason and I continue our "speed round" version of the news, we discuss "man caves", and we wish our friend and show contributor Mr. Dan White well.  Dan was supposed to be "Chewing on the Power Cables" for us this week, but he has been under the weather.  Dan claims it's Ebola, but…  Get better soon Dan, or we'll have to have 2-1B dip you in the bacta tank!

Show Outline…
Intro - 00:25
News - 7:39
Interview - 20:10
Mind Probe - 59:41
Trench Run - 1:10:05
Ending - 1:23:16

Rebel's Online Premiere
Episode VII Is Nearly In The Can
Clone Wars Is Back, Kinda 
Episode VII Rumors, Chrome Edition 
Star Wars on Saturday Night Live
Plastic Galaxy
Shakespearean Star Wars To Continue 
Yet Another Mobile Star Wars Game Is Coming

Allen's Links…
Star Wars 7 By 7

Trench Run Etsy Items…
"What would R2-D2 Do" vinyl decal
Painting of boba fett & marie antoinet getting off a gondola entitled "Shore Leave 2" 
Duct tape Jabba the Hutt Pillow 
Imperial Porker Piggy Bank 
Yoda Dew or Dew Not? There is No More Pepsi. Gamer Geek with D&D Shirt and Funyuns Awesome Upcycled Vintage Dictionary Page Book Art Print 
R2-D2 Flask 
Boba Fett Flask
Magic the Gathering Custom Foil Card: Darth Vader 
Vinyl Record Clock - Star Wars. 
My Patronus is a Wookiee Vinyl Decal 
Deathstar inspired Pokeball Necklace 
Star Wars Flogger- Obi-Wan Kenobi Hilt 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

EPISODE 008 - Tom Berges, from IGrewUpStarWars.com

This weeks episode is a little late, but it's worth the wait.  Our guest this time is Tom Berges from IGrewUpStarWars.com.  We had so much fun talking to Tom, that we went a little long.  Tom was very entertaining, and we think you will get quite a few laughs out of this episode.

We also announce the latest winner of Jason's Jawa Giveaway! (Utinni!) Was it you?  You'll have to listen to find out if you get to take home the Darth Goofy plush toy and the selection of childrens Star Wars books.

And this week, we try something new with the news.  Lets just say that we need to work on our speed reading skills.

Show Outline…
Intro - 0:25
News - 6:30
Interview - 24:00
Mind Probe - 1:17:15
Trench Run - 1:37:45
Jason's Jawa Giveaway - 2:02:02
Ending - 2:05:25

Twitter War Continues
Daisy Ridley Character Sketch
Rumor That A Rumor Is Coming
College Sports Line
007 Set Visit
Director Rumor 
Star Wars Changes The Theater Going Experience, Again
Anthony Daniels Interview
Star Wars Commander on Android 
501st Hits 7000!

Tom's Links…
Galaxy of Toys 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

EPISODE 007 - Mark Dermul, from Save The Lars Homestead

This week we are happy to welcome Mark Dermul to the show.  You may not know Mark's name, but I'm willing to bet you've heard of his work.  Last year, Mark and a team of friends went to Tunisia to save the Lars Homestead.  They raised money online, struggled through the heat, and rebuilt the iconic domed boyhood home of Luke Skywalker.  Mark tells us the full story, from the joke that inspired the project, how they raised the funds, to dealing with a foreign government in the midst of a revolution, to the actual physical labor in 120 degree heat.

Dan white is back this week with "Chewing On The Power Cables".  This week Dan shares his thoughts on the topic of merchandising, a major aspect of the Star Wars experience.

We also cover this weeks top news stories, and give you one last reminder about the latest Jason's Jawa Giveaway (Utinni!).  You only have 4 days left to qualify for an awesome kid-friendly gift pack!  Just leave us a review on iTunes, and your name will be put into our drawing.  If you are not sure how to leave a review on iTunes, please click these link for simple, step by step instructions!


Show Outline....
Intro - 00:25
Jason's Jawa Giveaway - 1:35
News - 4:07
Interview - 25:42
Mind Probe - 1:19:43
Trench Run - 1:27:07
Chewing The Power Cables with Dan White - 1:40:16
Ending - 1:45:47

Episode VII Filming Location 
Star Wars minus Williams
Greg Grunberg in Episode VII 
Twitter War!
Star Wars vs Star Trek, State by State 
Rebels & Episode VII Connections 

Marc's Links...
Save The Lars Homestead 
Mark's Homepage
Mark's Autograph Collection

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

EPISODE 006 - "Lumberjack" Nick Diak, artist from Sketch Wars

Thank you everyone for your patience this week.  This episode is a day late due to real life obligations and responsibilities.    I am happy to say that I think this episode is well worth the wait!

Our guest this week is Nicholas Diak, aka Nick the Lumberjack.  Nick is an artist, a SW fan and a guy who is using his love of Star Wars to give back to the world.  Nick came to our attention through his current project called "Sketch Wars", where he is posting a sketch a day of a Star Wars character, counting down until Episode VII comes out.  Nick does a lot more then just his sketches.  You really should take the time check out his other projects as well.  I bet you will find something very enjoyable.

As we posted yesterday, we have expanded this round of Jason's Jawa Giveaway (Utinni!)  Along with the plush Darth Goofy toy, we will will also be including eighteen (yes, 18!) children's Star Wars books.  To win, all you need to do is leave us a review on iTunes.  For instructions on how to do this, click HERE and/or HERE for instructions.  --- Our show can be found on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-expanded-fandomverse/id906197988.

And as always, we cover this weeks news, tell you about the Star Wars events in our life this week, and Jason learns a lesson!  Please tell us if you enjoy the show.  Check us out at any of the social media links on the left, leave a comment on this post, send us an email, or leave us a voice mail at 205-383-3663!

Show Outline...
Intro - 00:25
News - 9:03
Interview - 22:38
The Mind Probe - 51:58
The Trench Run - 1:01:11
Jason's Jawa Giveaway - 1:14:03
Ending - 1:16:56

Rebels Fast Food Tie-In 
More Episode VII Casting News
New Lego Slave I Set
Is Star Wars Coming To Disney Infinity?

Links for Nick Diak...

Some of our favorite sketches from Nick...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


First off, I am sorry to say say that we will be not releasing a new episode today.  Typically, we publish new shows on Tuesdays.  Sadly, real life obligations and responsibilities have kept me from completing this weeks show on time.   

I sincerely apologize for this inconvenience, but, I am happy to say that we will be up and running again shortly, and you can expect this weeks episode tomorrow!  So please, check back for that tomorrow!

Secondly, we are in the middle of round 2 of Jason's Jawa Giveaway (Utinni!)! We started this new contest two weeks ago, and we have decided to extend it for two more weeks! So, there is still time for you to get into the action!

As you may know, this time around we are giving away a "Darth Goofy" plush toy.  Well, we've added to the prize package to now include a selection of children's Star Wars books. This toy and these books may not be your type of thing, but they would make an excellent gift for any young Star Wars fan in your life.

To win, all you need to do is go to iTunes and leave us a review. Tell us what you think of the show, and if you do, we will put your name in the hat for our random drawing. On September 20th, we will pick one lucky name from the Stormtrooper helmet and will then send that person a box of children's Star Wars goodies for free!

If you are not sure how to leave a review on iTunes, please click these link for simple, step by step instructions!


Good luck to you!  Please share with your friends!  We look forward to filling that helmet with lots and lots if names!

See you soon!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

EPISODE 005 - Haley Skywalker, YouTubing Star Wars Teen

With Jason's recent fortieth birthday, we are now both officially old men.  We have both been Star Wars fans for over three decades now.  We don't really remember a time before Star Wars.  So, we decided to seek out a new fan, a younger fan, to find out what the kids today think about that galaxy far, far away.

And where do the younglings these days go to express themselves?  To YouTube!  This is where Jason found this weeks guest, Haley Skipper, aka HaleySkywalker2.  Haley is a young lady who loves to post about her love of Star Wars, has started a podcast of her own, and is active on the fan site TheForcebook.

This week, we also have a reminder about the second of Jason's Jawa Giveaways (Utinni!).  To win the plush Darth Goofy toy from Disney World, all you need to do is go to our iTunes page and leave a positive review.  If you post a few sentence about our show on iTunes, we will put your name in the old Stormtrooper bucket.  Then, we will pull one lucky name from the helmet as our winner.  Hurry though, time is ticking.  You have until September 6th at midnight.

Also this week, Mr. Dan White is back with "Chewing the Power Cables with Dan White".  This time around, Dan tells us a what he thinks about life and death as it relates to Star Wars fandom.

And finally, this week we try something new!  When recording the show, Jason and I have found it is sooooo easy to just start babbling on and on about Star Wars.  It's fun to do, but isn't necessarily the best thing for the show.  So, we are starting an after show where we can allow ourselves to babble about Star Wars.  We are calling it "Scum & Villainy: The Expanded Fandomverse After Show".  Its just an hour of us, along with Dan White, sitting back, relaxing, and riffing on whatever SW subject crosses our minds. 

Please be aware, that while we try very hard to keep The Expanded Fandomverse rated PG, on the after show, the gloves come off, and no topic is off the table.  So, if your sensitive to certain topics and adult words, please consider yourself warned!

(Please note, that the Scum & Villany after show will not be placed in our RSS feed, it is not actually attached to the regular show, and it is not truly after the show.  It can only be found on our website.  Thank you.)

And finally, an apology...  When we record the show, I use and external microphone that is plugged into my computer.  This microphone has an on/off switch.  Well, guess what I forgot to turn on this week?  Yup!  Luckily, the internal mic on my computer picked up my voice for the recording.  So, the audio quality is a little week this week, but please rest assured, I have learned my lesson, and the mic will be back on again next week!  Thanks for your patience.

Show Outline...
Intro - 00:29
Jason's Jawa Giveaway - 13:39
News - 16:02
Interview - 27:27
The Mind Probe - 58:15
The Trench Run - 1:12:17
Chewing The Power Cables with Dan White - 1:26:20
Ending - 1:31:18


Haley Skywalker's Links...