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  • 00:54

    Aggressive Negotiations 010: The Expanded Universe

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    The Expanded Universe.

    The Star Wars Expanded Universe has been a source of great joy, angst and debate for fans since the 1990s. While the comics of the 1980s and the West End Games source materials could coexist without conflict, the later EU found itself the source of continuity errors, conflicting writer interpretations, a perpetual second act, and vociferous arguments about how authoritative it really was.

    In this episode of Aggressive Negotiations, Jedi Masters Matthew Rushing and John Mills open their holocrons to take a larger view of the Star Wars Galaxy, delving deep into the lost Legends lore to talk about favorite characters, cartoon series, RPGs and video games, and the so much more. As an added bonus, Matthew and John provide their authoritative Top Ten lists of must-read EU titles!

    HostsJohn Mills and Matthew Rushing

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  • 00:47

    Aggressive Negotiations 007: Favorite Jedi

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    Representatives of the Jedi Order.

    Who represented the title of Jedi best? With a disparate Order from thousands of cultures, who managed to rise above and help define what it meant to be a Knight or a Master? After all, how we behave reflects on who we’re trying to be.

    In this episode of Aggressive Negotiations, Jedi Masters John Mills and Matthew Rushing turn their focus to the Jedi that helped define the title for them, how they came to those conclusions and where they differ.

    As an added bonus, Matthew surprises John with a question about Force Ghosts!

    HostsJohn Mills and Matthew Rushing

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  • 00:40

    Aggressive Negotiations 008: Breaking Anakin Part 1

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    Breaking Anakin Part 1.

    “For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times, before the Empire.” These are the immortal words of Obi-Wan Kenobi as he explained to a young Luke the impact of Darth Vader and his choices on the galaxy. The Prequels would show fans just exactly how that happened and the way Anakin helped completely dismantle the Republic.

    In this episode of Aggressive Negotiations Jedi Master Matthew Rushing interviews Master John Mills about his thoughts on what caused Anakin to betray the Jedi and the Republic and turn to the dark side. We talk about if he should have been taken from Tatooine, if he should have been trained by some one other than Obi-Wan, some of the key reasons for the descent into darkness and wrapping up with the impact that Ahsoka had on Anakin’s journey.

    HostsJohn Mills and Matthew Rushing

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  • 00:41

    Aggressive Negotiations 009: Breaking Anakin Part 2

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    Breaking Anakin Part 2. 

    Anakin Skywalker’s fall is such a pivotal moment in Galactic History, there are multiple perspectives not just on its impact, but its causes. We conclude our duo logy on this linchpin of Star Wars lore by switching out the hot seat and seeing what different aspects can be teased out about the alleged Chosen One’s destiny and the parts played by the people in his life.

    And so, in this episode of Aggressive Negotiations Jedi Master John Mills turns the interrogative glare onto Master Matthew Rushing to probe his thoughts on what caused Anakin to turn to the Dark Side and betray the Jedi, the Republic and his friends. We talk about Obi-Wan’s culpability, the Council’s oversight, a different perspective on training, and whether tenderness can coexist with Sith utilitarianism.

    HostsJohn Mills and Matthew Rushing

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  • 00:42

    Aggressive Negotiations 006: Jedi Power Battles

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    Jedi Power Battles

    Unlimited power? Through the years and the many media in which the Jedi Knights of the Star Wars galaxy have appeared, their powers have been defined and expanded. Whether through what was shown on screen, demonstrated in supplemental books, or established through video gameplay, what a Jedi can do has shifted like sands on a Coruscant beach.

    In this episode of Aggressive Negotiations, Jedi Masters Matthew Rushing and John Mills continue their discussion series about the Jedi, examining the powers we’ve seen, the ones we’ve forgotten, and the ones we’d like to forget.

    HostsJohn Mills and Matthew Rushing

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  • 00:39

    Aggressive Negotiations 001: Viewing Order

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    Viewing Order

    An old debate has found new life with the addition of Episode VII to the Star Wars saga: The endless discussion about the order in which to watch the movies. Do you watch them in release order, story order, or mesh the series into a modified “Machete Order” to account for the new story? Does the addition of The Force Awakens complicate the question of how to introduce someone to Star Wars if they have never seen it?

    In this episode of Aggressive Negotiations Jedi Masters John Mills and Matthew Rushing tackle the question of viewing order. We look at it from a few different points of view before coming down to our final thoughts.

    HostsJohn Mills and Matthew Rushing

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  • 00:48

    Aggressive Negotiations 003: Favorite Ships

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    Favorite Ships.

    Design has always been one of the core pillars of the world building in the Star Wars galaxy, and one of the key stones in that pillar has been ship design. From the simply cool to the downright iconic, fans of all types can acknowledge the influence the design of Star Wars has played in their enjoyment of the still-expanding saga.

    In this episode of Aggressive Negotiations, Jedi Masters John Mills and Matthew Rushing answer a listener question, discussing their favorite ship designs, honorable mentions, definitions of a “ship” and even a couple they dislike outright.

    HostsJohn Mills and Matthew Rushing

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  • 00:43

    Aggressive Negotiations 012: The Extras Awaken

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    The Extras Awaken.


    April 4, 2016 will be a day long remembered…at least for a while. It saw the release of the second most successful film in history in box office terms, *Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens*. Fans are now able to feel the rumblings of the dark side, the heat of Jakku’s sand dunes and the thrill of a Rathtar attack while on the comfort of their own couches.


    In this episode of Aggressive Negotiations, Jedi Masters Matthew Rushing and John Mills look at the extras that came with the most anticipated home video release of the year. They break down what they enjoyed, what they thought of the film’s transfer, what they could have done better, and how the set compares to previous Lucasfilm home releases in the digital age.


    Hosts
    John Mills and Matthew Rushing


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  • 00:35

    Aggressive Negotiations 005: Are the Jedi Necessary?

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    Issue 005: Are the Jedi Necessary?

    The accusation has been brought against the Jedi that all the problems in the galaxy find their way back to the action or inaction of the Order. Would the Star Wars galaxy have been better off if the Jedi never existed?

    In this episode of Aggressive Negotiations, Jedi Masters John Mills and Matthew Rushing discuss if the Jedi are necessary in Star Wars, what do they mean to the saga and what is it that makes them important?

    HostsJohn Mills and Matthew Rushing

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  • 00:34

    Aggressive Negotiations 002: Friendship

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    Friendship.

    Friendship is one of the most powerful forces in life, whether it’s our galaxy or one far, far away. A key element of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the new friendship between Poe and Finn, which left the Masters pondering, “Is this the first true friendship in Star Wars?”

    In this episode of Aggressive Negotiations, Jedi Masters John Mills and Matthew Rushing discuss friendship in the Star Wars saga by comparing and contrasting the uniqueness of Poe and Finn’s friendship with others seen throughout the films and television shows.

    HostsJohn Mills and Matthew Rushing

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  • 00:09

    Black Folks, Confederates, Republicans, & Reparations: (619-768-2945)

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    Today on "It's My House" we acknoweldge that many African Americans want "Reparations"...........well Reparations have ALREADY BEEN GIVEN OUT to African Americans !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Just in case you missed that day in history class we shall fill in the blanks with our Black Folks, Confederates, Republicans, & Reparations podcast.