Category Archives: Special Report

501stCast Classics: Episode 2: November 14th, 2007: The Mighty Jabba

Show Notes: Episode II (November 14th, 2007, re-released March 23rd, 2017)

Hosts: Dean (TK-899), Varza (DZ-8722) and Lor (TK-7883)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post-Production: Rich Sigfrit (IC-9577) (for original release), Joe Mignano (SL-12743) (for re-release)

Recent News & Upcoming Events

  • 501stCast joins MySpace [Currently only on Facebook & Twitter]
  • New England Garrison’s Jabba the Hutt [Now resides at Rancho Obi-Wan]
    • Jabba’s “tongue test” video
    • Interview with Brian, TK-7602
  • Mexican Garrison troops at Flood Relief Center and for disaster recovery efforts
  • Terror Australis Garrison’s charity auction helmet
  • Garrison Carida accepted Community Service Award
  • Shout out from D’Argo (webisode)
  • Send your suggestions for topics to podcast@501st.com, call our hotline at 828-419-0501 or post to our Facebook page.

A Different Point of View

  • Episode 6 “My Pal, Palpatine”

Mission Reports

  • Garrison Titan troops Trunk or Treat
  • Midwest Garrison invades Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit
  • Malaysia-Brunei Outpost troops MySciFiFan Halloween Party
  • Outpost Bolivia’s First Event
  • Florida Garrison pulls a plane for Ronald McDonald House (photo)

Shout Out

  • 501st Fast Facts in Star Wars Insider #96 online
  • Contest/Give-Away – Congrats to winner Guillaume Perrin!
  •  Anniversary/Milestones
    • Italica Garrison – 6th anniversary

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501stCast Classics: Episode 1: October 31st, 2007: A long, long time ago…

Show Notes: Episode I (October 31st, 2007, re-released February 13th, 2017)

Hosts: Dean (TK-899) and Varza (DZ-8722)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post-Production: Rich Sigfrit (IC-9577) (for original release), Joe Mignano (SL-12743) (for re-release)

Recent News & Upcoming Events

  • 501st Legion in the Guinness Book of World Records (2008)
  • 501st appears in The Vault by Steve Sansweet and Peter Vilmur
  • A Trooper on each continent
  • Midwest Garrison in two Thanksgiving Day parades
  • German Garrison’s LEGO figures
  • TD-1536 on Sandtrooper action figure cardback
  • Disasters in Philippines and Southern California
  • Send your suggestions for topics to podcast@501st.com, call our hotline at 828-419-0501 or post to our Facebook page.

A Different Point of View

  • Episode 13

Mission Reports

  • 501st troops Weird Al’s Straight Outta Lynwood tour
  • Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta – 1st US appearance of Darth Vader balloon
  • German Bowl XXIX
  • FACTS 2007
  • Woburn, Massachusetts Halloween parade
  • Dragon*Con

Shout Out

  • Anniversary/Milestones
    • San Diego Squad (Southern California Garrison)  – 7th
    • French Garrison – 5th
    • Northeast Remnant Garrison – 4th
    • Philippines Outpost – 3rd
    • Badlands Garrison – 2nd
    • 70th Explorers – 2nd
    • First Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment – 1st

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501stCast Episode 88: June 30th, 2015: But I Would Walk 501 Miles…

Dedicated to:
Royd Leeman, TK-11132 of Dutch Garrison
Lance Moore, TK-31088 of Georgia Garrison
Janice Decker, ID-5259 of MidSouth Garrison
and Scott Boynton, TD-78947 of Star Garrison

Show Notes: Episode LXXXVIII (June 30th, 2015)

Hosts:  Scott Allen (SL-9854), Nicky Blum (DZ-8397) and  Ed Cook (TI-5335)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post-Production: Scott Allen (SL-9854)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Star Wars Celebration Anaheim
  • International Star Wars Day – May the Fourth
  • Weird Al’s Mandatory Tour (video – 70th Explores Garrison, video – Midsouth Garrison)
  • Walt Disney World’s Star Wars Weekends at Hollywood Studios
  • Great Lakes Garrison troops Motor City Comic Con (photos)
  • Russian Outpost storms Comic Con Saint Petersburg (photos)
  • Ohio Garrison at Star Wars Birthday Party
  • World Blood Drive Day
    • New England Garrison
    • Spanish Garrison
    • Terror Australis Garrison
  • Empire City Garrison troops Eternal Con
  • Matthew Tillyer gets his Pilot Wings (Facebook page, Huffington Post article, io9 article)
  • Empire City Garrison at the One Man Star Wars Show (photos)
  • United Kingdom Garrison’s TK-3440 climbs Ben Nevis (donation page)
  • Summer Reading Kick-Off with Empire City Garrison (photos)
  • Empire City Garrison troops at West Point (video)
  • Florida Garrison invades All Children’s Hospital (news article)

Upcoming Events

  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com


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501stCast MiniCast: July 24th 2012: Shoot-A-Trooper at CVI

Show Notes: Learn all about Shoot-A-Trooper at CVI to benefit The Peter Mayhew Foundation

Host: Nicky Blum, DZ-8397

Special Guest:  Scott Allen, SL-9854; Jeff Kent, TK-5738 and Peter & Angie Mayhew

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks, ID-8169

Listen in as we interview Scott, SL-9854; Jeff, TK-5738 plus Peter & Angie Mayhew to learn all about the new game for Star Wars Celebration VI called Shoot-A-Trooper that will be benefiting The Peter Mayhew Foundation.

Discussion highlights:

Star Wars Celebration

Shoot-A-Trooper Commercial
Behind the Scenes

The Peter Mayhew Foundation
Peter & Angie’s books for children

R2-KT

Princess Leah’s story

Galactic Academy

How to volunteer (501st members only)

Shoot-A-Trooper on Facebook

@thewookieeroars

@501stcharity

Peter Mayhew Foundation donation page

Member only 501st Shoot-A-Trooper merchandise (t-shirt thread)

 
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501stCast Episode 68: May 14th, 2012: Are you ready for CVI?

Dedication – This episode of the 501stCast is dedicated to Sven Adamski, TI-5453 from our German Garrison. He lost his fight against leukemia on February 5th.

Show Notes: Episode LXVIII (May 14th, 2012)

Hosts:  Nicky Blum (DZ-8397) and Erich Shafer (RC 6124)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Taiwan Formosa Outpsot hosts Star Wars Exhibition (photos)
  • Empire City Garrison’s dual visits to the Intrepid Air & Space Museum
  • Italica Garrison rocks Cartoomics Milano
  • Identites Premier at Montreal Science Center (photos, video1, video2)
  • Fort Campbell 101st Airborne Division awards 501st & Rebel Legion (photos)
  • Empire City Garrison inspects US Military Academy
  • New England Garrison at Boston Comic Con
  • Turkish Outpost at benefit for disabled children (video click “izle” to play)
  • Austrian Garrison troops Make A Wish Gala (video, photos1, photos2)
  • Garrison Excelsior sets another record at Strong’s In Another Galaxy Weekend (photos)
  • Star Wars Day at Big Rock Ranch
  • Free Comic Book Day on Revenge of the Fifth

Upcoming Events

Shout Out

  • Garrison Tyranus hits their 501st troop on May 5th 2012.

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501stCast MiniCast: May 6th 2011: Messages from Legion Council

Show Notes: Messages from Legion Council members (May 6th, 2011)

Host: Nicky Blum, DZ-8397

Contributors: see list below

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks, ID-8169

Messages from some of the new and returning Legion Council members who began their terms this past March 1st 2011.

Mark Haskell, SL-3940 – Legion Executive Officer

Brian Earles, TK-5240 – Co-Legion Captain of the Guard

Jason Rucci, AR-8581 – Co-Legion Membership Officer

David Campbell, TI 4019 – Legion Public Relations Officer

Kirk Ricks, TK-6854 – Alpine Garrison Commanding Officer

Joyce Young, TB-9449 – Aurora Borealis Alaskan Outpost Commanding Officer

Christopher Andrews, TK-9772 – Central Garrison Commanding Officer

Allan Quick, TK-3066 – Cloud City Garrison Commanding Officer

Wayne Sullivan, TK 9963 – Dewback Ridge Garrison Commanding Officer

Tracy Wilson, TD-9612 – Star Garrison Commanding Officer

Jose Nieves, SL-8244 – Puerto Rico Garrison Commanding Officer

Joey Eguia, TK-2126 – Outpost Bolivia Commanding Officer

Lesley Farquhar, TR-3774 – Southern California Garrison Commanding Officer

 
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501stCast MiniCast: Februrary 17th 2011: Messages from LCO candidates

Show Notes: Messages from LCO candidates (February 17, 2011)

Host: Nicky Blum, DZ-8397

Contributors: Dion Rupa, TK-1217, Kristen Kuipers, RC-6247 and Jason Romanoff, TK-9141

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks, ID-8169

Welcome to a special Legion elections minicast.  We have for you audio messages from each of our three candidates for the Legion Commanding Officer position. We thought it would be different to give you the opportunity to actually hear the candidates words as we all know that reading text (and there’s a lot of text to read in those Q&A threads) is different than hearing it straight from the horses mouth!

Our three candidates this year (in TK number order) are:

Dion Rupa, TK-1217 from Northeast Remnant Garrison

Kristen Kuipers, RC-6247 from Georgia Garrison

And Jason Romanoff, TK-9141 from Garrison Carida

Make sure to read through their Q&A answers in the 2011 Election Forum on the Main Legion forums.

Voting begins at 12:01am GMT on February 19th. Votes are cast via the Legion’s official online ballot which is located on the main Legion forums. Voting will be open for exactly 7 days and officially ends at the stroke of midnight GMT February 25th.

Voting takes place on the main Legion forums not only for the LCO election, but for all elections Legion wide. Therefore, if your garrison, squad or detachment is having elections, you can read the Q&As for those on the individual forums, but voting takes place on the main Legion forums.

Good luck to all those running for positions this year!

 
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501stCast MiniCast: December 10, 2010: May the Force Be With Katie

Show Notes: May the Force Be With Katie (December 10, 2010)

Special Contributors: Ashley Eckstein, Katie Cook, Cynthia Martin,  Angie Mayhew, Peter Mayhew, Mary Oyaya, Adrienne Wilkinson.

Post-Production: Dean Plantamura (TK-899)


Katie is a first grade girl who was teased for bringing her Star Wars water bottle into school because the boys in her class say Star Wars is only for boys. Since her mother posted the story on the web and thousands of people of all ages have read and commented to show support for Katie and any other children who are bullied for simply being themselves.

On December 10th, 2010, let’s really give her something to smile about. Wear a Star Wars tee shirt or something to show that you support Katie, Star Wars, female fans and anti-bullying.

Katie’s parents have requested that, in lieu of more gifts for Katie, donations should be made to needy children. Spread the immense amount of love and goodwill inherent in the support this lucky girl has received. Let’s make some other current and future Star Wars fans as happy as we’ve made Katie and keep the goodness going!

Facebook Event page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=113784095353278

An interview with Katie’s mom: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jenna-busch/may-the-force-be-with-kat_b_786657.html

The blog that started it all: http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/portrait_of_an_adoption/2010/11/anti-bullying-starts-in-first-grade.html#comment-form

Star Wars gear for girls: http://www.heruniverse.com

 
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