Is Star Wars bigger than the NFL? And what color is Muppet blood?

This week’s edition of Geek/Countergeek has Keith Conrad and I discussing the news out of D23; the “Walking Dead” prequel series “Fear The Walking Dead”; Orlando Bloom returning to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise; and how Star Wars is bigger than the National Football League!:

Oh yeah, and when you cut a Muppet, what color blood comes out?

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Star Wars: REBELS premieres on Disney XD and on DVD! [WIN A COPY OF THE DVD!][UPDATED!]

It is a time of great rejoicing in the galaxy…

After premiering on the Disney Channel earlier this month, the new animated series STAR WARS: REBELS will be making its debut TONIGHT on Disney X D! (Check your local listings.)

I attended an advanced screening of the series pilot, and as a “classic trilogy fan” I was taken in by how much the series ‘felt’ like the films I grew up and fell in love with. There is a definite vibe to this series that sets it apart from “The Clone Wars” which preceded it.

If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the skinny on STAR WARS REBELS:

“The story unfolds during a dark time when the evil Galactic Empire is tightening its grip of power on the galaxy. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet and are ruining the lives of its people. The motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost — cowboy Jedi Kanan, ace pilot Hera, street-smart teenager Ezra, the “muscle” Zeb, warrior firebrand Sabine, and cantankerous old astromech droid Chopper — is among a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, they will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.”

“Star Wars Rebels” is created by Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sherlock Holmes), and Carrie Beck. The Lucasfilm Animation production is also executive-produced by Filoni and Kinberg as well as Greg Weisman (Gargoyles).

“The talented voice cast includes Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan, Vanessa Marshall as Hera, Steve Blum as Zeb, Tiya Sircar as Sabine, Taylor Gray as Ezra, David Oyelowo as Agent Kallus and Jason Isaacs as the Inquisitor.”

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I’m really looking forward to seeing what Dave Filoni and his merry crew come up with in the seasons ahead!

Now, to celebrate the series debut on Disney XD, the folks at Disney has given me 5 COPIES of the STAR WARS: REBELS DVD to give away! And yet again I’m doing so with one of my ridiculously easy contests!

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“Star Wars: Rebels” merchandise & toyline arrives!

When you consider that the very first Star Wars movie didn’t have any toys available at its premiere, it’s unheard of to not have any products based on the property on store shelves these days.

Now that Star Wars is part of the Disney family, they’re not wasting any time releasing toys and other goodies to promote the new animated series Star Wars: Rebels.

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From the press release:

Glendale, Calif. (September 22, 2014) — Disney Consumer Products has unveiled an intergalactic assortment of products celebrating the release of Star Wars Rebels, the new Disney XD animated television series which debuts October 3rd on Disney Channel and continues on Disney XD starting October 13th. With all new exciting adventures and memorable new characters, Star Wars Rebels will introduce a new generation of fans to the Star Wars galaxy, inspiring new lines of figures, spaceships and lightsabers, apparel and accessories, home décor, books and more from best-in-class licensees including Hasbro, LEGO, Mad Engine, Rubies and Jay Franco.

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