Monthly Archives: July 2009

501stCast Episode 45: July 19th, 2009: Brand New Key

Show Notes: Episode XLV (July 19th, 2009)

In this episode, we bring you news on the Robot Chicken on Wheels tour, the launching of a Death Star, a broody new Honorary Member, the latest news on museum-quality off-the-shelf Stormtrooper armor, and an exclusive preview of the new Creative Audioscapes audio drama Star Wars: In the Shadows. All this plus international mission reports, upcoming events and more!

Hosts: Dean Plantamura (TK-899), Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Content Development: Dean Plantamura (TK-899), Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post-Production: Dean Plantamura (TK-899)

Contributors: Chris Martin (TD-9993)

Recent News

Pre-San Diego Comic Con chat with Museum Replicas

Mission Reports

  • LFL brings Empire City Garrison Clone to visit The Colbert Report set
  • Southern California Garrison’s canned food drive (photos)
  • Malaysia-Brunei Outpost visits Heart of Borneo Family Day
  • United Kingdom Garrison troops for our Honorary Commander David Prowse (photos)
  • Star Garrison at Space Center Houston (photos)
  • Japanese Garrison participates in Meet the Stars of The Clone Wars events (photos)
  • Terror Australis Garrison troops Office Works Family Fun Day
  • Costa Rica Outpost invades Ticobot 2009
  • Dutch Garrison troops at Dutch Space
  • Midwest Garrison debuts Death Star
  • Garrison Tyranus troops benefit for Charlotte (CaringBridge page)
  • French & Belgian Garrisons invade Japan Expo (photos, video)
  • Taiwan Formosa Outpost helps Adidas preview new Star Wars line (photos)

Upcoming Events

  • San Diego Comic Con
  • Robot Chicken Crew’s Rollerskating Tour
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison hosts Darth Vader Balloon at NJ Festival of Ballooning


  • Shout-Out – Amy Nieto (blog)
  • Give-Away/Trivia Contest
  • Honorary Member Birthdays
    • Ben Burtt (Editor, Sound Designer on Star Wars) – July 12th
    • Richard LeParmentier (Admiral Motti) – July 16th
    • Kristen Bell (Zoe of Fanboys) – July 18th
    • Joe Corroney (Star Wars Artist) – July 18th
    • Rena Owen (Taun We & Senator Nee Alavar) – July 22nd
    • Anthony Forrest (Move Along Sandtrooper and “The Fixer”) – July 25th
    • Drew Karpyshyn (Author) – July 28th

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501stCast Episode 44: July 3rd, 2009: There Goes My Promotion

Show Notes: Episode XLIV (July 3rd, 2009)

In this episode, the inside scoop on 501st happenings at San Diego Comic Con, rumors of the 501st in the Star Wars live action TV series, a new Vader anthem from the Nordic Garrison, and Mr. Sulu at the honorary member helm.

Hosts: Dean Plantamura (TK-899), Nicky Blum (DZ-8397) and Joe (TK-6064)

Content Development: Dean Plantamura (TK-899) and Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post-Production: Chris Martin (TD-9993) and Dean Plantamura (TK-899)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Dutch Garrison’s visit to Sander
  • Star Wars Weekends Wraps Up, Plus Jay Laga’aia’s first 501st troop (photos)
  • Midwest Garrison supports The Force Among Us showing in Chicago (video1, video2, video3, video4, video5, morning photos, evening photos)
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison participates in Autism Walk (photos)
  • LEGO speed building events across the Legion
  • Belgian Garrison’s cameo in sitcom “Super 8
  • Garrison Tyranus returns to Great Wolf Lodge for Father’s Day (photos)
  • Costa Rica Outpost support fundraiser BINGO event
  • Brazilian Division Garrison assists Joe Little Drop with National Vaccination Day
  • Japanese Garrison at LEGO Booth for New Generation Hobby Fair
  • Carolina Garrison at Heroes Con (Rich Molinelli and Jason Sobol)
  • New England Garrison troops 3 events in 2 states in 1 day (photos: Hasbro Kid’s Carnival, SW Day at library, Auburn Summer Festival)
  • Garrison Tyranus returns to Beachstreet USA to fundraise for the Make-A-Wish Foundation (photos)
  • Great Lakes Garrison participates in the Detroit Windsor International Film Festival
  • George Takei becomes 501st Honorary Member at 25th Anniversary TrekFest (blog photos)

The Adventures of TD-9993 Radio Show

Upcoming Events

  • Star Wars Jedi Padawan Bootcamp at Space Center Houston on July 3rd
  • San Diego Comic Con – Update from Lesley, TR-3774
  • Star Wars Fan Days III in Plano, TX on October 24th-25th
  • LEGO Store troops for new LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary – October 2009


  • Shout-Out – Michael Davis of California
  • Give-Away/Photo Contest
  • Unit Anniversaries
    • 70th Explorers Garrison’s Squad 66: The Temple Raiders – 1st Anniversary (July 1st)
    • Alpine Garrison’s Mustafar Squad – 4th Anniversary (July 11th)
  • Honorary Member Birthdays
    • Blair Butler (G4TV host, Comic critic) – June 28th
    • David Prowse (Darth Vader) – July 1st
    • Terri Hodges (LFL Photographer, 501st Charity Quilt seamstress) – July 3rd
    • William Hootkins (Jek Porkins) – July 5th (23 October 2005)

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