Ep. 16: Friend, Marry, Kill Star Wars Edition

Friend Marry Kill Star Wars Edition

Welcome back! Just in time for May the 4th be with you, we are back with friend, marry, kill, Star Wars edition! The Marvel episode was so much fun we had to do it again. Funny enough, one person makes both lists in the same spot! We will give you 3 guesses who that is and the first 2 don’t count.

Friend Marry Kill Star Wars Edition

Friend, Marry, Kill Star Wars Edition

The rules are simple. Friend means you are meh on the character or the storyline. Marry they are perfection and should be treasured forever. Kill they are the worst, the absolute worst. You got the idea, so let’s introduce our special guests.

Meghan Cooper is the creative force behind JaMonkey and DisneyWishful. She is a good friend of ours and fellow geek. From Disney to Star Wars, Harry Potter to Marvel, she loves her fandoms! You can find her on social @JaMonkey.

Listen to more: Unpopular Opinions: Fandom Edition

Star Wars Friend

We all had our lists ready to go but Meghan can out the gate with some shockers! I was glad I was sitting down because I felt some disturbances in the Force.

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Shockers aside, we all felt that The Clone Wars (not including the latest season and Ahsoka, The Clone Troopers, and Maul) are okay. Sometimes the back and forth of the storyline and heavy focus on disliked characters from the prequels detract from the overall greatness.

Don’t hate us too much, we like them we just don’t love them enough to marry, unless we could tweak a bit.

Star Wars Resistance also made the list. Kaz is whiney like Iron Fist and you know how we feel about Danny Rand. And following the greatness that is Star Wars Rebels in the animated Star Wars world, it just felt like a so-so show.

About Meghan’s list though… I don’t want to spoil anything, but you might want to say a certain compound word that starts with m and ends with -er when you hear it.

Star Wars Marry

This category was just a lovefest. The original trilogy, Rogue One, Baby Yoda, Star Wars Rebels, what is not to love? Carrie Fisher is a Queen, and we will hurt anyone that comes for Baby Yoda.

Also, are we all agreed that even when we find out The Child’s name, we are still calling him Baby Yoda?

We would love to know where you stand on the Ahsoka rumors for The Mandalorian. The three of us are opinionated about this character and the casting, after all, this is Ahsoka freaking Tano, arguably the best character to come out the prequels.

Star Wars Kill

Ah, the meat of this game. And like I mentioned before, I bet you can guess who made it on the list.

Padme and Anakin. Shocker right? Where to start on this one? The poor acting, storylines, the weird romance between a teen and a third grader? However you want to look at it, it was a hot, hot mess.

Friend Marry Kill Star Wars Padme

To be fair, to the character of Anakin, I liked him a lot better in The Clone Wars when he was voiced by Matt Lanter. Padme is also slightly, better in The Clone Wars, but legit only in small doses.

Jar Jar… there is nothing to say here that you don’t already also think. No offense to the actor, it wasn’t his fault. The Gungan haunts us, specifically Jana (and me) whenever I happen to also be on Star Tours with her.

It wasn’t just hate on the prequels day though, you might be surprised who else got the axe from Meghan.

And even more opinions.

After cleansing the galaxy of our least favorite characters, casting options, and weak storylines, we discussed the future of Star Wars. From the upcoming Disney Plus shows to things we dream of seeing, the future of the universe is bright. At the end of that, day it includes more Baby Yoda so how bad can it be?

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Ep. 12: Unpopular Opinions – Fandom Edition

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Have you ever been told you have unpopular opinions? If the answer is “no,” you either never speak out in the public domain, or maybe you misunderstood the question. Let us rephrase, have you ever been harassed online for your opinion on something?

There it is. We have ALL been judged for our opinions, no matter how innocuous they may be. We get flack for things all the time. Ashley’s personal favorite was being told she only liked Solo: A Star Wars Story because she’s a female. The movie is predominately male and one of the strong female characters dies while the other joins the dark side. Sounds like a total feminine movie? *Scratches head*

Unpopular Opinions: Fandom Edition

On this episode of the Geek Girls Universe Podcast, we decided to dive into all those “unpopular opinions” we have about fandoms. We asked you, our friends and fans, what your unpopular opinions are and we got some good ones!

Thank you to all who were brave enough to share their opinions, even when facing the trolls of certain fandoms *cough* star wars *cough* 

Honestly, it is the toxicity of the Star Wars fandom that inspired this episode. So let’s get this out of the way…it’s okay to be a Reylo, and it’s okay not to be a Reylo. What is not cool is bashing people on one side of that fence or the other.

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We are joined this episode by our friend Sarah Gilliland of Sarah in the Suburbs. Sarah is a mom of 3 and has been a geek for a long time, but only recently fully embraced her geekiness. She runs the Facebook group The Wizarding World Moms, which is a non-judgmental place for all Potterheads raising their own Potterheads.

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Unpopular Star Wars Opinions

Pull up a chair and let’s get comfy. We ripped the bandaid off by discussing Star Wars first and foremost. Turns out someone is a Reylo, someone else didn’t love The Rise of Skywalker‘s ending, and we all agree that Baby Yoda is the best thing since Ewoks.

Unpopular Marvel Opinions

Anyone who knows us well, knows that the Geek Girls love Marvel. I mean, we host a weekly Marvel Twitter chat, so it’s definitely not a secret. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have some opinions about one of our top franchises. And apparently you all do, too.

One fan mentioned how they disliked the lack of Hulk in Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame. Their complaint centered around Hulk being underpowered, do you agree? Another friend (though Mike we might have to talk about that after these Simu comments) suggested Simu should keep his shirt on in Shang-Chi.

Officially, the Geek Girls do not support this statement. Simu has worked hard and should be allowed to show that off. What’s wrong with that?

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Unpopular Harry Potter Opinions

Sarah shared her favorite book is the “Prisoner of Azkaban,” but the movie was a letdown. Others agreed the movies were not all that great, the books being, as usual, a million times better.

Oh and yeah, we actually kinda liked the Crimes of Grindelwald but before you cast us out of Hogwarts, we all had some beef with it too! You’ll have to listen to find out.

Unpopular Disney Opinions

From Avatar (seriously just watch Pocahontas and Fern Gully) to the live-action Lion King and Maleficent, we do not hold back on what we think about these and other Disney projects.

Miscellaneous Opinions Because We Have A Lot

And then there are the opinions that don’t fit into any of the above categories, Ross & Rachel, Wonder Woman, Ghostbusters, and more. Someone had issues with “FRIENDS”? Say it ain’t so! But she did and we talked about it. In fact, I’m curious where you, our awesome listeners, stand on these topics. Leave us a comment or tweet with us!

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Ep. 8: Disney Plus! Baby Yoda is Everything

Disney Plus

Disney Plus: Baby Yoda is Everything

Disney Plus is now streaming and we are obsessed. We have both been binging, um, researching? to find the best, must-watch shows and movies available right now!

The Mandalorian

First of all Baby Yoda… Baby Not Yoda… whatever you want to call him, is everything. He coos, we sigh. He blinks, we swoon. Basically, it’s Baby Yoda’s galaxy and we are just living in it.

Sure there is a TON of amazing content on Disney+ but we had to spend time gushing over The Child and the overall awesomeness that is “The Mandalorian.” Episodes 3 & 4 might be our favorites.

Baby-Yoda

The writing, direction, characters, “The Mandalorian” has it all. And it has done something that seemed impossible a year ago–it has united the Star Wars fandom. Everyone agrees this show is epic. So whether you like the original trilogy, prequels, or new school Star Wars, we can all agree “The Mandalorian” is boss.

Related: Everything You Can Stream on Disney Plus on Launch Day

The World According to Jeff Goldblum

This show combines the quirky, inquisitive Jeff with the educational powerhouse of National Geographic. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I watched episode one about shoes, but wow. Who knew there were sneaker cons where people are dropping 30 GRAND on a pair of shoes.

World According to Jeff Goldblum

Each episode Jeff tackles a topic that seems pretty simple- shoes, jeans, tattoos, etc. But the viewer gets to learn the history behind these things and how they have affected our world. Surprisingly enough, it is super entertaining. If you haven’t watched yet, try it out.

High School Musical The Musical The Series

That is a mouthful but the show is awesome. It doesn’t matter if you are a Senior Wildcat or freshman, this is the show for you.

Disney + Original Movies

Noelle and Lady and The Tramp debuted with the service as the first of many to come original movies.

Lady and The Tramp is a beautiful reimagining of the classic animated film. The dogs were rescues and all were adopted by the end of filming. A happy ending within a happy ending? Ah, Disney magic.

Noelle is a Christmas film starring Anna Kendrick. She brings her usual brand of pep and kindness. This is sure to become a favorite holiday film and the message it brings is a much-needed one.

Disney Plus Noelle

Disney Plus Throwbacks

Ok yes, Disney+ has great content for the whole family but we are here to say Disney Plus was made for us. I’m talking the 80s, 90s Disney kids. The moms, dads, grownups that are paying for this service. Why? Did you check the throwback section?

They have got all the great Disney Channel shows and movies plus old school cartoons like “X-Men,” “Tail Spin,” and “Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers.” My kids like those shows, but they don’t love them. They don’t appreciate the fact that they are included with Disney+ as I do. You understand.

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What’s Next On Disney+?

A new season of “The Mandalorian,” as well as new episodes of “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” “Disney Imagineering,” and more. If you know us geeks though then you know we can barely deal with the anticipation of the upcoming Marvel series.

Related: Marvel Phase 4 Movies and Disney Plus Shows Confirmed

LOKI. That’s the sentence. *Sigh* Moving on, Marvel’s What If, Ms. Marvel, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, WandaVision, and so many more.

Loki

There are also new Pixar shorts, shows, and films to look forward to as well. We are also hoping for more old school releases, like The House of Mouse. Keep sending in those suggestions via the app to Disney+!

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Is there anything missing on Disney+ that you are looking for? Let us know!

Ep. 2: A Galaxy Far, Far Away


In this episode, Ashley and Jana talk about all the latest Star Wars news from The Rise of Skywalker and Disney+ Shows to Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at both Disney parks.

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

First up, is Star Wars Episode 9, The Rise Of Skywalker. There is a lot to unpack about the final Star Wars movie of the original saga. 

What exactly does the title mean? We have some theories. Everyone is excited to see the Knights of Ren are finally getting their big-screen debut. Emperor Palpatine is back but does that mean as a Darth Maul kind of hybrid or as a force ghost?

We can’t talk Rise of Skywalker without discussing Rey. There are a lot of theories floating around about Rey and her parentage. Is Rey a Kenobi, descendant of Qi’Ra, or is there something else going on with her? Will Rey ultimately be fighting for the Lightside or the Darkside? And if you’re a Kylo Rey Stan you might not like what we have to say about that.

Disney Plus is getting The Mandalorian as well as The Clone Wars and an Obi-Wan show starring Ewan McGregor himself. The rumors have been proven true and we couldn’t be more thrilled. More casting news includes Ming-Na Wen joining The Mandalorian and Ahsoka Lives!

Blast off to Galaxy’s Edge with us and learn what Batuu is like on both coasts. Jana shares her tips for making the most of your trip while Ashley tries not to be super jealous. 

Have you visited Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge yet? Got a theory about Rey? Let us know!

Next time on the Geek Girls Universe Podcast we are discussing all the fun holiday offerings at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort. 

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For more Star Wars news:

Star Wars Episode 9: What We Know So Far

14 Phrases to Know Before Visiting Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

Tips For Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

Ep. 0 – Welcome to the Podcast

Welcome to the Geek Girls Universe Podcast, hosted by Jana Seitzer and Ashley Saunders. 

This podcast is for geeks, nerds, fan girls and boys to come together and celebrate all things geek. Whether you’re into comic books, movies, tv shows, video games, etc we’ve got you covered.

In this episode of the Geek Girls Universe Podcast, we introduce ourselves and share about the geeky things we enjoy.

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