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Peter Mayhew Tribute

Peter Mayhew Tribute
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Today on Echo Station we mourn the passing of Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew. Mayhew was of course known for his portrayal of the lovable Wookiee Chewbacca in the original trilogy, Revenge of the Sith, parts of The Force Awakens, and consulted on episodes 8 and 9 with Joonas Suotamo (The new Chewbacca) taking over the role due to Peters advanced age. Kris and Ian share personal stories about meeting Peter, we discuss a bit of Star Wars news, and we fondly remember the big walking carpet who is now watching over our Princess in the sky.

If you’d like to make a donation the the charity that Peter started follow the link: http://petermayhewfoundation.org

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Peter Mayhew Tribute

Peter Mayhew, Novels, and News

Welcome to possibly one of the shortest episodes we have ever recorded for the station. Kris is out and not feeling 100% so she is taking a mental health day so Ian is bringing you all the news from across the galaxy. Like stated previously this is a shortened episode just focusing on some recent news including the passing of Peter Mayhew, the announcement of a new book collection, Journey to the Rise of Skywalker, and more!

We should be back to our regular length episodes in the coming weeks.

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Echo Station Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts
Kristina Davis
Ian Turner

Executive Producer & Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/echo-station-a-star-wars-podcast/id1434248101

Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/show/055Hy86EaxEdQdjJjswEPX

Spreaker
https://www.spreaker.com/show/3360934

RSS Feed

http://heroespodcasts.com/feed/podcast/echostation

Google Play

https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ixlalgr5lliy6jt477iqzpwucde

Social Media
@EchoStationCast

 

Peter Mayhew, Novels, and News

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Put your viewing of the Calrissian Chronicles on hold because Ian and Kris and talking all about the latest Star Wars spinoff movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story. Spoilers for those who have yet to still see this movie btw! Listen as Ian and Kris try to dissect where things may have gone wrong with this movie, talk characters and plot points, the change in directors, that super cool cameo, and why other future Star Wars story movies have been put on a brief hold as of late.

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Not ready for that kind of commitment? No problem! Buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts because every dollar truly does help.

Echo Station Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts
Kristina Davis
Ian Turner

Executive Producer
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

RSS Feed

http://heroespodcasts.com/feed/podcast/echostation

iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/echo-station-a-star-wars-podcast/id1434248101

Google Play

https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ixlalgr5lliy6jt477iqzpwucde

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Star Wars Battlefront: Death Star DLC

This past week marked the arrival of the third Star Wars: Battlefront DLC, “Death Star.” Releasing two weeks early to season pass holders, this DLC allows players to fight inside the infamous battle station, finally dogfight in space, and make the famous trench run from A New Hope. The Star Wars: Battlefront “Death Star” DLC comes with an all new mode in multiplayer, Battle Station, new star cards, weapons, ships, pickups, and new heroes and villains to play.

Here we take a look at the three new phases presented in the new mode, Battle Station that was specifically created for this DLC.

Phase 1Battlefront DLC

The first phase is where you attack a Star Destroyer preventing one of the rebellion landing craft from entering the Death Star. This is where the dog-fighting in space comes into play. As the Rebels you must attack four key hard points on the Star Destroyer in a limited amount of time in order to break the blockade and allow your shuttle to pass through. As the Empire, you are trying to prevent your Star Destroyer from being blown up and allowing the Rebels access to the Death Star. During the space battles you get new pickups as you’re flying around. This allows you to call in wing-men to help assist in the battle. The Rebels get Y-Wings and B-Wings while the Empire get TIE Bombers and Defenders (a fighter previously in the EU). Think of them kind like probe droids in space; they hunt enemies down while providing you cover and giving you more points.

Phase 2star-wars-battlefront-death-star-dlc

The second phase is where the Rebels make their way inside the Death Star to retrieve R2-D2 who has the stolen plans for the station. In there you fight along the halls and hangers of the Death Star and try to retrieve R2 before the Empire stops you from doing so. New heroes come into play during this mode as well, Chewbacca for the Rebels and Bossk for the Empire. Both have unique special abilities than can aid in the battle for their side. Along with new heroes and villains you get new skins for the Rebels and Empire. Ranging from the classic Tantive IV Rebel security uniform to a Death Star gunner’s uniform there is a lot to pick from. Also included in the map is, of course, the Death Star layout itself. This map is one of the bigger maps. It is beautifully designed and has callbacks from the original Battlefront games back in the early 2000’s. Here you utilize the new star cards and blasters that EA and DICE have developed.

Phase 3Trench Run-Death Star

Once you retrieve R2 or if you stop the Rebels from doing so it will lead you to the third and final phase which is the trench run. Similar to how it goes in the movie, you must either defend three fighters going into the trench from TIE Fighters and give them time to destroy the Death Star, or try and prevent the Rebels at all cost in doing just that. If you play as the Rebels and are chosen randomly by the game to destroy the Death Star then you must navigate through the trench and hit 12 checkpoint markers. The trench isn’t just a straight line, it’s a lot of twists and turns through narrow gaps to try and reach the exhaust port. You will need to use speed, timing, and your power-ups if you want to reach the objective on time. If all three fighters fail, then a new batch is picked to try and do another run until the Death Star is blown up or time runs out. As the Empire you are trying to protect the Death Star no matter what. The same pickups from the first phase are available to both sides to try and protect one another. Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker return as the heroes for this phase in their ships. Luke in his X-Wing with new abilities and Darth Vader in his TIE Advanced X1.

So far this is the last of the Original Trilogy themed DLC we are going to get. The final DLC, “Rogue One: Scarif”, which will tie into the new movie, will be released sometime this December.

How are you all liking Battlefront so far? Are you satisfied with all the DLC to date? What DLC would you have wanted to see or game modes you want to see in Battlefront 2? Let us know in the comments below.

Star Wars Battlefront: Death Star DLC