501stCast Episode 48: October 23, 2009: Almost There

Show Notes: Episode XLVIII (October 23rd, 2009)

Hosts: Dean Plantamura (TK-899), Joe Stevenson (TK-6064) and Bert Montoya (CC-7528)

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

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

Recent News

  • Real ISA (graphic photo)
  • New Units
    • Georgia Garrison’s Ocmulgee Squad
    • Star Garrison’s Central Texas Squad
  • Heart of an Empire is on Netflix
  • UK Garrison troops with the Original Boba Fett (video)
  • Honorary Member Inductions
  • 501st Legion commemorative Saturn V brick in place (photo)
  • Alpine Garrison on the news
  • 501st Honorary Commander mentions us in newspaper article
  • Midwest Garrison members participate in filming of Raw Deal
  • Philippine Outpost continues flood relief efforts

Mission Reports

  • Austrian Outpost has Fanboys premiere (photos 1, photos 2)
  • Taiwan Outpost cycled at International Car Free Day (photos)
  • Great Lakes Garrison meets a special fan at the MDA Lock-Up
  • Dutch Garrison host fellow Legion troops at Elf Fantasy Fair (video 1, video 2)
  • Great Lakes Garrison romps through Adventure Farm
  • Austrian Outpost hosts fellow Legion troops at Toy Exhibition (photos)
  • Cloud City Garrison troops 7th Annual Pigbowl
  • Midsouth Garrison trooped We Care for Kids Day
  • Central California Garrison helps with promotions for the Out of this World Exhibit (article)
  • Southern California & Central California Garrisons troop Star Wars: In Concert (SGC photos, CCG video)
  • Southern California Garrison & Cad Bane at LA Dodgers game
  • Midsouth Garrison troops Titans All Pro Dad Day (photos)
  • Great Lakes Garrison invited to LFL artist’s wedding
  • Garrison Tyranus walks the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk (photos)
  • Chinese Outpost treats visiting Garrison Titan trooper to a Great Wall troop (photos)
  • 501st units troop the DK Publishing/LEGO book release events
  • 501st units troop the Pottery Barn Kids events (GLG photos, MSG video)
  • Dutch Garrison at Super Opkikkerdag 2009
  • Costa Rica Outpost part of the Neighborhood Watch Parade (video 1, video 2, video 3)
  • Great Lakes Garrison at Autism Walk

Upcoming Events

  • Star Wars Fan Days III


  • Congratulations to Will, BH-6107 from Badlands Garrison for winning a 501stCast patch!

Unit Anniversaries

  • Southern California Garrison’s San Diego Squad – 9th Anniversary – in October
  • 70th Explorers Garrison – 4th Anniversary – October 2nd
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison – 6th Anniversary – October 7th
  • Philippine Outpost – 5th Anniversary – October 7th
  • French Garrison – 7th Anniversary – October 19th
  • First Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment – 3rd Anniversary – October 24th

Honorary Member Birthdays

  • Lightning Bear (Original Trilogy Stuntman (Biker Scout, Stormtrooper)) – October 7th
  • Wayne Pygram (Governor Tarkin (Episode III)) – October 13th
  • Gerald Home (Tessek (Squidhead) and Mon Calamari Officer) – October 18th
  • Allison Sohn (Star Wars Artist) – October 19th
  • Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia Organa) – October 21st
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic – October 23rd
  • Amy Allen (Aayla Secura) – October 24th
  • Angus MacInnes (Dutch Vander (Gold Leader)) – October 27th
  • Jan Duursema (Star Wars and Comic Book Artist) – October 27th
  • Marc Wolfe (Star Wars Artist) – October 28th
  • Tory Belleci (ILM Modelmaker, Mythbusters Cast Member) – October 30th

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1 thought on “501stCast Episode 48: October 23, 2009: Almost There”

  1. Hey guys, just got to finish listening to the podcast and I wanted to mention an Honorary Member birthday that you forgot. Star Wars artist Rich Molinelli celebrated a birthday on October 25th. Thanks and keep up the great work. We missed you while you were away.

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