What good is a gift guide without the images?
Not only is this episode a visual feast, it's also Stuart's first crack at a visual edit and it's transition-tastic!
Buying Christmas gifts for the Star Wars fan in your life gets harder each year, so here's the team to help make the task easier this festive season.
Breaking the guide down into four age ranges – Pre-School (up to 5), Primary (6-11), Teenage/Secondary (11-17) and Adult (17+) we are offering up give three main gift ideas (over £25), three stocking fillers (under £25) and a left field item, whilst also revealing the best places to purchase things and the current price you'd expect to pay.
Although the team do get a litte distracted with a nostalgia trip over video rental shops and the Kays and Argos catalogues.
From the hottest gifts on the market to creative fun items – there is something for everyone in this fun filled festive Star Wars guide.
This YouTube video really is the format we'd recommend to watch this particular episode.
Go on... watch it along with us. You know you want to.
Following on from our Holiday Special 'Special', Dan, Craig, Stuart and Jez get together to watch the Holiday Special in it's entirety.
What new insights and observations will they offer up?
At the time of recording, none of them have watched it for many years (apart from Jez who made his wife watch it just 24 hours before!) and we're inviting you to listen along to their reactions as they happen.
There's even a little bit of post show analysis as they each give it a rating out of ten. Will there be high scores all round? Or will there be detractors?
The perfect companion to SHOW 030.
Experiencing The Star Wars Holiday Special with your ears is one thing – actually witnessing it with your own eyes is another thing entirely.
This enhanced version fuses clips from the much maligned 1978 TV special with stills and other material to bring our indepth overview to life.
"It makes us smile, but only because we are laughing at the utter horror. We laugh to avoid the pain." – Mark Beall
"Words have not been invented to describe how bad it is." – Alex Carter
We could go on, but is The Star Wars Holiday Special really as bad as its reputation? Jez, Craig and Stuart to try to answer that question as they look into variety shows of the time, the plot, the music, the cast, crew and much more.
The boys also draw up their own Holiday Specials for a post-Force Awakens Disney release – Will Poe and BB-8 deliver salt from Crait to the Resistance to save Christmas Dinner? Will the 60 minute makeover team be able to rebuild Maz's castle? Will Han Solo's send off be as crazy as Ackmena using a conga to clear a Cantina? Listen in and decide for yourselves.
Go deeper into our Christmas gift guide with this bumper production, filled with images, videos and on-screen links and prices.
We can't help you 'try before you buy', but this is the next best thing.
Need help with what to buy the Star Wars fan in your life? Generation Skywalker kicks off its festive schedule with this helpful guide for parents and partners.
Breaking things down into to five age ranges - Pre-school (up to 5), Primary (6-10), Teenage/Secondary (11-16) and Adult (17+) – Stuart, Craig, Dan and Mark give you suggestions of items that are readily available this Christmas, plus where you can purchase them and what you can expect to pay.
From this year's hottest toys, to creative gifts sourced from small, independent businesses – there really is something for everyone in this fun and inspiring guide.
The enhanced visual version of our Island of Dr Modesto Halloween Special.
If you are not fully up to speed with the physical differences between the Cantrosians and the Catumans, or the Nazzar and the Sivreni, then this is the version to check out.
Though it's worth it for a look at Mark's sketch of 'Gibbonfella' alone.
Our 2020 Halloween Special takes a break from the usual format, with a look at an element of Star Wars that always puts Craig in mind of the famous HG Wells book (and subsequent movies adaptations) ‘The Island of Doctor Moreau’.
Written in 1896, it's very early science fiction horror story telling the tale of a man trapped on the island home of a mad scientist who creates human-like hybrid beings by experimenting on humans and animals.
But how does all that relate to Star Wars? We are thinking, of course, of George Lucas’s fascination in creating alien races by taking earth-bound animals and turning them into human-like beasts.
So looking at things in that (rather grim) context we explore some of the creatures of Star Wars, while reimagining Lucas as a mad scientist surrounded by his creations.
‘The Island of Dr Modesto’, if you will...