12 episodes

Sometimes we miss things. For Nicole Byer & Lauren Lapkus, those things are all the Star Wars movies. In the first season of Newcomers, they’ll get to know the franchise–watching the movies and exploring the *culture*–discussing with super-fans as they go.

Newcomers: Star Wars, with Lauren Lapkus & Nicole Byer HeadGum

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Sometimes we miss things. For Nicole Byer & Lauren Lapkus, those things are all the Star Wars movies. In the first season of Newcomers, they’ll get to know the franchise–watching the movies and exploring the *culture*–discussing with super-fans as they go.

    Star Wars: Ep. VIII - The Last Jedi (w/ Demi Adejuyigbe)

    Star Wars: Ep. VIII - The Last Jedi (w/ Demi Adejuyigbe)

    Comedian & Star Wars dork Demi Adejuyigbe (The Late Late Show with James Corden, Punch Up The Jam) joins us for the highly anticipated Star Wars episode, The Last Jedi. We talk about all the new cute alien species, secret guest stars, and overall wild horniness of the film. Plus, Demi pitches his BB-8 spinoff movie idea, and dispenses us with so much Star Wars trivia!

    Stay safe, and stay at home everybody!

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    Sources for this episode:

    The Last Jedi Film Summary

    The Last Jedi Trivia

    Forbes Review

    The Daily Beast Review

    The Guardian Review

    • 48 min
    Star Wars: Ep. VII - The Force Awakens (w/ Paul F. Tompkins)

    Star Wars: Ep. VII - The Force Awakens (w/ Paul F. Tompkins)

    We are in quarantine, but that won't stop us from podcasting! Paul F. Tompkins (Threedom, The Neighborhood Listen) joins us remotely to break down the first installment in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. We discuss the Kylo Ren backstory we wanted to see, all of the hot Star Wars daddies, and play F**k, Marry, Kill with the Chewbacca family. Plus, Paul shares his experience meeting Harrison Ford, and we all talk about how self isolation is driving us crazy.

    Watch our reactions to The Force Awakens movie trailer:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH1ZF0mhRrk

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    Sources for this episode:

    The Force Awakens IMDB

    The Force Awakens Metacritic

    The Hollywood Reporter Review

    The Guardian Review

    Roger Ebert Review

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Star Wars Ep. III - Revenge of the Sith (w/ Andy Daly)

    Star Wars Ep. III - Revenge of the Sith (w/ Andy Daly)

    Comedian and Star Wars fan Andy Daly (Veep, Big Mouth, Review) joins us to break down the final film of the prequel series: Revenge of the Sith. Andy shares his experience growing up as an obsessed fan, how George Lucas would segregate Star Wars superfans, and the logistical problems with the prequel's technology.

    Plus, Lauren's starting to love the Jedi way, Nicole cracks the Skywalker family lineage, and they both offer their punched up version of the prequels.

    Order the complete Review series on DVD here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084Z4JQF4/

    Like this show? Rate Newcomers 5-Stars on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast platform. Let us know what Star Wars media you'd like us to cover on a future episode.

    Sources for this episode:

    Revenge of the Sith IMDB

    Revenge of the Sith Wookieepedia

    Revenge of the Sith Movie Mistakes

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Star Wars Holiday Special (w/ Oscar Montoya)

    The Star Wars Holiday Special (w/ Oscar Montoya)

    This holiday special is so terrible that once it aired, George Lucas made sure it could never broadcast again. On this episode of Newcomers, we take a quick break from finishing the prequel series to review the absolute fever dream that is the Star Wars Holiday Special from 1978. This film has it all- a sci-fi drag queen, hypnotic Wookiee porn, fascist themes, and queer canon?! Oscar Montoya (host of Spanish Aqui Presents, Inside the Disney Vault, & voice on Fox's Inside The Heart) joins us to break it all down. Plus, we listen to the song "What Can You Get a Wookiee for Christmas (When He Already Owns a Comb?)" from the Star Wars Christmas Album, "Christmas in the Stars".

    Watch the Star Wars Holiday Special here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hH8rxarVG8

    Like this show? Rate Newcomers 5-Stars on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast platform. Let us know what Star Wars media you'd like us to cover on a future episode.

    Sources for this episode:

    The Star Wars Holiday Special Wookieepedia

    IMDB - Holiday Special Trivia

    CNET Review

    Reelviews Review

    What Can You Get a Wookiee for Christmas (When He Already Owns a Comb?)

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Star Wars Ep. II - Attack of the Clones (w/ Mike Mitchell)

    Star Wars Ep. II - Attack of the Clones (w/ Mike Mitchell)

    Oh boy, this film was so bad that Nicole and Lauren are regretting doing this podcast. Mike Mitchell (Love, Doughboys podcast) joins us in an attempt to defend what is universally considered the worst prequel in Star Wars. They discuss the odd dialogue, lack of Jar Jar Binks, and questionable romance subplot. Plus, the girls fantasize about 69-ing the sexy Kaminoan alien race, Mike shares some pornographic Star Wars images, and breaks down how Star Wars fans are so divided.

    Check out Mike Mitchell's other Headgum podcast, Doughboys.

    Sources for this episode:

    Jar Jar Binks on set photo

    Movie Mistakes Attack of the Clones trivia

    Attack of the Clones IMDB

    Attack of the Clones Wookieepedia

    Roger Ebert Review

    Rolling Stone Review

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Star Wars Ep. I - The Phantom Menace (w/ Nick Wiger)

    Star Wars Ep. I - The Phantom Menace (w/ Nick Wiger)

    In a shocking turn of events, Nicole and Lauren are now Star Wars heads? Phantom Menace stan Nick Wiger (Doughboys, How Did This Get Played) joins them to recounts the historical hype for Ep. I, Liam Neeson's rumored huge dick, lightsaber continuity between trilogies, and their love/hate for the new CG look of the series. Plus, the girls rank the all Star Wars films they've seen so far.

    Be sure to check out Nick's other Headgum podcast - Doughboys.

    Like this show? Rate Newcomers 5-Stars on Apple Podcasts and write in the review what Star Wars media you'd like us to cover.

    Sources for this episode:

    The Phantom Menace Wookieepedia

    Roger Ebert Review

    Rolling Stone Review

    The Phantom Menace Production Facts

    • 56 min

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