Star Wars Sessions

Star Wars Sessions

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Join Matt Hudson and Luke Bligh for their weekly show covering all things Star Wars beamed from a galaxy far, far away…in Essex. Jabba the Hud and Master Blighwalker cover the latest news, moments, theories and, well, anything STAR WARS. Jump aboard the Essex Falcon with us! Support the show via PATREON at patreon.com/starwarssessions! Follow us on Twitter (@StarWarsSession) and Instagram (@StarWarsSessions) and come shoot the galactic breeze with us! Send voice messages to [email protected] and they’ll be featured on the show! (Title music (c) RoyishGoodLooks)


Return of the Mc(Diarmid) // #41
Dec 4 • 89 min
We all know Palpatine - PAPA PALPS HIMSELF - is returning in The Rise of Skywalker but…how? We talk about Sheev’s return, our spoiler review of The Mandalorian Chapter Four, Colin Trevorrow and the new TV spots for that little flick dropping shortly - all…
The Rise of Mando: Fallen Order // #40
Nov 27 • 88 min
It’s been a busy time in the galaxy with so much info dropping and this week we cover pretty much all of it. We’re talking The Rise of Skywalker marketing ramping up, The Mandalorian Chapter Three, Jedi: Fallen Order and more too. It’s packed. It’s spicy.…
SWS Extra - Patreon Taster: The Rise of Skywalker Box Office Theories and Predictions
Nov 22 • 30 min
Have a cheeky sneaky listen to our first episode of Pubcasts - a Patreon exclusive show - where we’re on a train (on our way to the pub) talking and theorising just how much money The Rise of Skywalker will earn at the worldwide box office…plus Luke…
SWS Extra - The Mandalorian: Chapter Two Review
Nov 20 • 52 min
It’s time for some man like Mando. Matt is joined by Isaac Pevy (SWS graphics man/web designer/videographer…) to dive fully into The Mandalorian: Chapter Two - The Child. This is FULL SPOILER so be warned. Have a listen to what the guys have to say… Find…
The Mandalorian Rocks Up // #39
Nov 13 • 78 min
It’s here! The Mandalorian - the first ever live-action Star Wars TV series - has arrived and, this week, we are deep diving into Chapter One. We go FULL SPOILER so be warned. What did we think? Did it live up to the hype? Did we even like it?! Either…
SWS Extra - Resistance Reborn: Review
Nov 11 • 12 min
Matt sits down and happily reviews Resistance Reborn, the major tie-in novel from The Journey to The Rise of Skywalker series and the debut SW novel from Rebecca Roanhorse. Thanks to Penguin Random House and Star Wars Books UK for the advance copy, it’s…
SWS Extra - The Hasbro Interview
Nov 11 • 11 min
Recently, at MCM Comic Con, the boys got to have an exclusive interview with Sam Smith (Design Manager - Star Wars Products) and Patrick Schneider (Senior Brand Manager for Star Wars Business) of Hasbro. They talk about Triple Force Friday distribution,…
Party Like It’s 1976 // #38
Nov 6 • 89 min
We’re back in the Falcon and this time we’re going BACK in time! We were given a fourth draft 1976 script for ‘The Star Wars’, a call sheet and 24 rare black and white images from the set recently so we’re chatting about them and how different the…
MCM Comic Con Chitchat // #37
Oct 30 • 56 min
Matt, Luke and producer Isaac were let loose upon MCM Comic Con at London’s ExCel Centre and what a weekend it was. In between flashing press badges to escape queues, the lads interviewed every Star Wars fan they could find – including members of the…
JJ, You Have That Power Too // #36
Oct 23 • 101 min
JJ Abrams has promised that The Rise of Skywalker will answer a ton of questions covering the entire saga (sweet!) so we’re asking - what should he answer and what could he answer too. On top of that, we’re talking Tony Gilroy returning for Cassian, some…
Our FINAL Trailer Reaction // #35
Oct 22 • 67 min
It’s here! The final trailer for The Rise Of Skywalker! We’re breaking it down in full and we have YOUR reactions too… Time for one last look…at our friends. Find and support us on PATREON at patreon.com/starwarssessions Don’t forget to rate, review,…
We Are What They Grow Beyond // #34
Oct 16 • 85 min
The greatest teacher, failure is. This week, we’re breaking down THAT scene with Luke Skywalker and Yoda from The Last Jedi from start to finish. Page turners they were not, but an ear tickler this episode is. There’s some Resistance talk, more on Rian…
Forceless Friday and Great Hair // #33
Oct 9 • 90 min
We are joined by Jamie Stangroom, the hair behind The Empire Strikes Door, to discuss the documentary, the making of, the contributors, Laurie Goode’s song and his hair – it’s a majestic chat and we love Jamie. Also, Matt and Luke dive into Triple Force…
The Galactic Newsdesk // #32
Oct 2 • 102 min
Tonight on Star Wars Sessions News! This week’s episode is solely NEWS focused and this time we are talking…Kevin Feige, Deborah Chow, Jedi: Fallen Order, Triple Force Friday, The Mandalorian, George Lucas, Bob Iger, and The Rise of Skywalker. Not just…
Surviving Post-Skywalkers… // #31
Sep 25 • 99 min
How do the movies post-The Rise of Skywalker remaining popular and relevant in today’s climate? We’re discussing just that in this episode. Plus plenty of comic book news, some Battlefront 2, YOUR contributions in The Bantina and our famous end game too.…
Too Far In Places? // #30
Sep 18 • 90 min
This week, we are discussing whether technology was a help OR hindrance to George Lucas’ Star Wars movies (including the Special Editions). Also retro games coming back, a prequel plot hole papered over, some Snoke and whether Dexster Jettster or Yoda…
The Empire - Monsters or Misunderstood?
Sep 11 • 75 min
You can stand to see the Imperial flag raised across the galaxy? Now you don’t HAVE to look up, just have a listen! We’re asking whether the Empire were really the bad guys or if they just have a bad rep and seeing what you guys had to say about it.…
Dark Rey Leads The Way
Sep 4 • 99 min
We are talking DARK REY this episode, specifically YOUR voice messages and theories on the money shot from D23. There’s also plenty of JJ Abrams, a sprinkling of Hux and our famous ENDING game! Add in some Star Wars Poetry, a bit of The Bantina and some…
D23 Brings The Spice
Aug 28 • 109 min
Anaheim was the place to be this week - it was time for D23. In Essex, Matt and Luke talk about ALL the big news to drop from the con including, Kenobi, The Mandalorian, The Rise of Skywalker and DARK REY. Of course, the usual awesomeness is there too.…
The Obi Wan For Us
Aug 21 • 78 min
In this latest episode, Matt and Luke say HELLO THERE because it’s time to talk Obi-Wan Kenobi and a possible TV series with Ewan McGregor. Plus Resistance talk, Rian Johnson, YOUR contributions, some poetry and our famous end games. Find and support us…
SWS Extra - Blighday Night Special
Aug 16 • 26 min
It’s the end of the week and we have a Blighday Night Special to give to you. Luke and his brother, Sir Cabbage himself (James), took to the road to shoot the galactic breeze, have some cheeky trivia and grab a McDonald’s - nice Double Quarter Pounder…
The Soundtrack To Our Lives
Aug 14 • 78 min
The Essex Falcon is back to full health and the lads are back. We’re talking John Williams and his majestic scores this time, including our favourites and YOURS too! Plus book and Blu-Ray news too as well as some poetry and our mystery game. We’re coaxium…
SWS Extra - Trivia #2 - Alderaanian Rose
Aug 7 • 38 min
Ukraine’s finest export, Alderaanian Rose, came aboard the Essex Falcon to take on the SWS Trivia challenge in this second round. The rules are simple. Ten questions. Ten seconds to answer. Was Rose strong with the Force? Listen and find out. Why not play…
SWS Extra - Trivia #1 - Don Boring
Aug 6 • 29 min
In the first SWS Trivia episode, Don Boring - AKA Obi Don Kenobi - stepped up to the plate. The rules are simple. Ten questions. Ten seconds to answer. Was Don strong with the Force? Listen and find out. Why not play along and you how well you did also.…
Rebels Revisited
Jul 31 • 84 min
This week, we are talking Star Wars Rebels including our favourite moments and episodes. Also, a bit of Jon Favreau, Kevin Smith, pink short shorts guy, all of YOUR contributions, a slice of poetry and some marvellous new features too! Don’t forget to…
The Jar Jar Inquiry
Jul 24 • 85 min
This week, Matt and Luke are talking about a Star Wars LEGEND - it’s time for Jar Jar Binks! The lads discuss the Gungan in full and get YOUR thoughts too - plus all the usual goodness including the latest news and canon character spotlight. COme aboard…
SWS Extra - Thrawn: Treason Review (Non-Spoiler)
Jul 19 • 8 min
Matt gives his thoughts and opinions on Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn: Treason, the latest novel in the nu-canon Thrawn trilogy. It’s all non-spoiler, so fear not if you haven’t read the novel yet. Thanks to Penguin Random House and Star Wars Books UK for the…
Sith Troopers and a Sheev Surprise?
Jul 17 • 81 min
The red masks are off and Matt and Luke are back again to shoot the galactic breeze! This week we talk Sith Troopers, Rise of the Resistance, Diego Luna plus just WHERE did that piece of Death Star land from The Rise of Skywalker trailer? Add in YOUR…
SWS Extra - Chattin’ Galaxy’s Edge with Jenmarie
Jul 11 • 30 min
Matt sat down with Jenmarie from anakinandhisangel.com to discuss the experience of being at Galaxy’s Edge before the crowds turn up. Jenmarie talks about the atmosphere, the experience, Smuggler’s Run, the assorted shops plus that marvellous looking food…
Hello There, Sequel Era!
Jul 10 • 89 min
Hello there! (General Kenobi!) Matt and Luke are back again and this time they’re talking the Sequel Era/New Era. The lads discuss their personal favourite moments, scenes or specific imagery from the four released movies and boy did it feel good. Plus we…
Daisy, Dooku and You
Jul 3 • 86 min
How do you Dooku? The lads are back to shoot that galactic breeze! We’re talking Daisy Ridley, international Star Wars translations, Dooku, character development and a singing seal too! Plus, canon character spotlight, Star Wars Poetry and YOUR messages…
The One With Michelle, Snoke and the BBC
Jun 26 • 113 min
Hello there! On this week’s episode, Matt and Luke are talking NEW Lucasfilm Live Action SVP Michelle Rejwan, some Snoke backstory, Mark Hamill’s lack of filter, low-budget Daisy plus take YOUR wonderful voice messages, questions and theories. Add a dash…
Hope, Love, Family…and Mace Windu?
Jun 19 • 111 min
It’s a new week and a new episode! Matt and Luke are back and talking Celebration 2020, Jedi: Fallen Order, Mace Windu (or don’t), plus a little bit of #MakeSolo2Happen and some first-hand Galaxy’s Edge accounts. ALSO, we hear what brings YOU back to Star…
The Rise of Speculation
Jun 12 • 101 min
Jabba the Hud and Blighlo Ren are back and this week we are doing what Star Wars fans do worst - speculating and theorising! The lads have sourced some of the best and worst The Rise of Skywalker theories from across the web and attempt to comprehend or…
Batuu Calling
Jun 5 • 91 min
Anyone fancy a trip to Batuu? Matt and Luke do! The guys discuss the opening of Galaxy’s Edge over at Disneyland, California – including that great opening ceremony and what to expect from the colossal land as well as angry Admiral Ackbar and an all-night…
Vanity Fair Delivers the Goods
May 29 • 127 min
Matt and Luke are settling into Pasaana for this latest episode! The guys dive right into the Vanity Fair article and images, those KOTOR rumours, Galaxy’s Edge, the #MakeSolo2Happen campaign and get some insight into Disney+ from a Kent legend. Stay on…
Questions, Questions, Questions…
May 22 • 88 min
The galactic geezers are back again with another force-bending show. This time around it’s all about YOU – the guys are taking your questions and voice messages for the entire show and boy oh boy were there some good ones! Disney+, sequel trilogy quotes,…
Talkin’ The Mandalorian
May 14 • 99 min
Luke is back again this week so the band is back together for this latest episode! We’re talking all things THE MANDALORIAN including our hopes and fears, also some of yours too, and what we DO know and talk THAT footage from Celebration. Plus we discuss…
Canon Novels and Krennic = Senate?!
May 7 • 89 min
Luke is sunning himself on Savareen so Matt is driving solo - but no one’s ever really gone…In this canon novel special, Matt talks his favourites plus takes ALL of your choices and messages too. Luke delivers a stunning segment from the beyond too that’s…
Mark Hamill - Tease or Troll?
May 1 • 83 min
Is Mark Hamill a joker or a very naughty boy? Did we really have a missed opportunity? Matt and Luke discuss exactly that in this week’s episode – with help from your comments and voice messages! We’re also talking Galaxy’s Edge, Lando and Leia in The…
Celebrating Celebration
Apr 24 • 92 min
The guys are back to shoot the galactic breeze once again. This time, it’s a doozy as they are CELEBRATING CELEBRATION! Yes, the year’s biggest party is over and the hordes of Star Wars fans have bid their farewells to McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois –…
The Rise of Skywalker Breaking Trailer Reaction!
Apr 12 • 37 min
The Episode IX panel has gone, we have a title and a trailer - THE RISE OF SKYWALKER! In the immediate aftermath of the reveals, Matt and Luke are here to excitedly discuss what they have just seen! Come join the fun as they geek out together in this…
THAT Poster, Knights of Ren, Maul and the Females of the Galaxy
Apr 9 • 76 min
This time around, Luke and Matt talk about THAT leaked poster, the Knights of Ren, favourite SW quotes, Reylo, Maul, top female characters and getting pumped for Star Wars Celebration: Chicago 2019! (Plus SO. MUCH. MORE!) Don’t forget to rate, review and…
Benioff & Weiss, Plagueis, Ewoks and Awaiting Celebration
Mar 27 • 83 min
Close the Cantina doors because Matt and Luke are back to shoot the galactic breeze once more! Benioff & Weiss, Celebration controversy, Rogue One weddings, Ewok TV shows, Snoke-Plagueis, Rebels, canon character spotlight and more make up this latest…
Top Ten Saga Moments, Disney Shareholder Footage and Bad Episode IX Titles
Mar 14 • 76 min
Matt and Luke return to the galaxy far, far away to dive into their top ten moments from the Star Wars live-action movies. You get small moments and major moments in what turned out to be a hugely challenging ask! The guys also talk Mark Hamill’s social…
The Future of the Franchise and Episode IX Theories
Feb 16 • 100 min
After a chilled holiday on Hoth, Matt and Luke are back to talk Star Wars! Episode IX titles and theories, the future of the franchise and canon character spotlight are just some of the galactic awesomeness for your ears this time around. Quit dancing to…
Solo: A Star Wars Story Special
Jun 9, 2018 • 70 min
Having escaped the clutches of Corellia, Matt Hudson (Hud Solo!) and Luke Bligh (Toblighas Beckett) dive into the latest Lucasfilm release - Solo: A Star Wars Story. Telling the story of Han Solo’s formative years, the guys discuss the good, the bad and…
Sequels and Standalones Discussion - The Force Awakens, Rogue One & The Last Jedi
May 1, 2018 • 117 min
Coruscant was too classy, so the guys are back! Matt Hudson (Jabba the Hud…) and Luke Bligh (Blighlo Ren) discuss the ‘Disney-era’ Sequel Trilogy(ish) and Standalones - The Force Awakens, Rogue One, and The Last Jedi - including the best and worst moments…
The Original Trilogy Discussion - A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back & Return of the Jedi
Apr 17, 2018 • 95 min
The boys are back in town fresh from a pit stop in Kamino, Matt Hudson (Jabba the Hud…) and Luke Bligh (Master Blighwalker) discuss the classic Original Trilogy - A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi - including the best and worst…
The Prequel Trilogy Discussion - The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones & Revenge of the Sith
Apr 11, 2018 • 77 min
A long time ago (fairly recently) in a galaxy far, far away (Essex), Matt Hudson (Jabba the Hud…) and Luke Bligh (Master Blighwalker) discuss the infamous Prequel Trilogy - The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith - including the…