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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7 thoughts on “501stCast Episode 44: July 3rd, 2009: There Goes My Promotion”

  1. I stumbled upon this Podcast on iTunes. I have really enjoyed listening to 501stCast. I downloaded all the casts since the beginning. But I do have a question: Can I join the Legion with a replica costume, made with plastic, that I purchased online? I have not bought it, because I don’t want to buy something and not be able to wear it. And I really want to join the Legion.

  2. Thanks, Chris! Your question is common and the answer really depends on the quality and craftsmanship of your costume. Off the shelf storebought costumes rarely pass for membership unless heavily modified. I would recommend visiting one of our 501st Detachment message boards for peer feedback and tips: http://www.501st.com/resources.php

  3. Hey guys! thanks for another great podcast!

    thanks for the squad 66 anniversary shoutout, we ourselves forgot about it.

    While I can’t aid a lot in naming the “top 10 stormtrooper crossovers”, I can add at least one for you – the “irish stormtrooper” in the left side of the picture on #9, is Squad 66’s own Andy McCormick – TK2166.

    Keep up the great work guys!

    – Steve Schaeperkoetter, DZ/SL/IC 7221

  4. You guys changed the URL of the podcast. Both the old and new one are available through iTunes… you might want to look into it.

    BTW, 44 in Roman Numerals is XLIV. 🙂

  5. Dean will have to chime in on the iTunes part as I don’t use that. I think he knew that both the old and new subscriptions were available though.
    Thanks for the roman numeral correction.

  6. Thanks Steve! Our Squad Leader Brandon just let me know about this. Thanks for the heads up! Yes that’s me on the left there. My Hat fell down! I had it stuffed with tissue paper which turned out to be a bad idea once it started raining. 🙁

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