The First Word Podcast - 'Solo: A Star Wars Story', feat. Germain Lussier

May 29, 2018

The First Word Podcast

"You need an incredibly fast ship, and a brilliant pilot." Our latest episode of The First Word podcast is a discussion about Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story, taking us full circle back to our very first episode last December when we discussed Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Our guest on this Star Wars episode is big-time Star Wars geek and entertainment journalist Germain Lussier from io9, who joins us for this full-on, spoiled-filled discussion about Solo and all the good and bad about it. Even if you didn't enjoy the movie as much as we did, it's still worth a listen. Friends Alex Billington (@firstshowing) and Mike Eisenberg (@Eisentower30) team up to bring you a film podcast providing in-depth discussion, analysis, and interviews about the latest movies, and some old ones too. Tune in below to our latest episode.

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Our guest: Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) - find his work on io9 + Gizmodo

Our topic: Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story

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Reader Feedback - 5 Comments


Blatblatblat! Thanks, guys!! Not coming out until June here in Japan, but I do not care about spoilers.

DAVIDPD on May 29, 2018


You need to see it first! Just wait!! Haha...

Alex Billington on May 30, 2018


Great discussion. I'm now a subscriber!

JJ King on May 29, 2018


Ah, thank you!! Glad you enjoyed!

Alex Billington on May 30, 2018


Completely agree with Alex regarding the action beats in the film. Those were some of my favorite parts. It definitely looked like Star Wars and felt like Star Wars, but dang....I just did not care for Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo. It's a definitely a fun ride, but not without it's flaws.

THE_RAW_ on May 30, 2018

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