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A Solo By Any Other Name – Episode 149

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A Solo By Any Other Name - Episode 149

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This week on the podcast Johnny is on vacation so Brian is joined by the one and only David Griffin, and they are talking Cobra Kai and Solo: A Star Wars Story.

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Cobra Kai (2018)


Cobra Kai takes place 34 years after the original film and follows a “down-and-out Johnny Lawrence, who seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo, reigniting his rivalry with a now successful Daniel LaRusso, who has been struggling to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi. The show is about two men addressing past demons and present frustrations the only way they know how: through karate.”

Running parallel to the conflict are the story arcs of Johnny and Daniel’s students. Johnny opens a new Cobra Kai dojo that attracts a group of bullied nerds and social outcasts who find a camaraderie and self-confidence under his tutelage, but who take his aggressive philosophy too far, in particular, his star pupil, Miguel Diaz. In contrast, Johnny’s estranged son, Robby Keene, comes under the wing of Daniel, who initially hires the boy at his car dealership, not knowing his father is Johnny Lawrence. Daniel eventually proves a positive influence on the boy, teaching him Mr. Miyagi’s philosophy of balance. Meanwhile, Daniel’s daughter, Samantha, is caught in the middle of these conflicts as she learns who her true friends are and a better path to follow.

Cast & Crew

Created by
Josh Heald
Jon Hurwitz
Hayden Schlossberg

Based on The Karate Kid film series by
Robert Mark Kamen

Leo Birenberg
Zach Robinson

Executive producer(s)
Will Smith
James Lassiter
Caleeb Pinkett
Susan Ekins
Josh Heald
Jon Hurwitz
Hayden Schlossberg

Katrin L. Goodson
Bob Wilson

Cameron Duncan

Nicholas Monsour
Jeff Seibenick
Ivan Victor

Production company
Hurwitz & Schlossberg Productions

Original Network
YouTube Red


Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso
William Zabka as Johnny Lawrence
Courtney Henggeler as Amanda LaRusso
Xolo Maridueña as Miguel Diaz
Tanner Buchanan as Robby Keene
Mary Mouser as Samantha LaRusso
Joe Seo as Kyler
Jacob Bertrand as Eli/Hawk
Nichole Brown as Aisha Robinson
Connor Murdock as Kev
Griffin Santopietro as Anthony LaRusso
Hannah Kepple as Moon
Gabe Bowles as Tim
Owen Morgan as Bert
Annalisa Cochrane as Yasmine
Gianni Decenzo as Demetri
Cameron Markeles as Frank
Denzel K Williams as Caleb

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)


The galaxy is in a state of disorder, with criminal syndicates competing for valuable resources like the hyper fuel coaxium. On the shipbuilding world of Corellia, orphaned children are made to steal in order to survive as a young Han and his lover Qi’ra long to escape the clutches of a local criminal gang. They bribe an Imperial officer with stolen coaxium in exchange for passage on an outgoing transport, but Qi’ra is apprehended by their pursuers before she can board. Han vows to return for her and joins the Imperial Navy as a flight cadet, taking on the surname “Solo”.

Cast & Crew

Directed by
Ron Howard

Produced by
Kathleen Kennedy
Allison Shearmur
Simon Emanuel

Written by
Jonathan Kasdan
Lawrence Kasdan

Based on Characters by
George Lucas

Music by
John Powell
John Williams
(Han Solo theme and original Star Wars music)

Production company
Lucasfilm Ltd.

Distributed by
Walt Disney Studios

Motion Pictures Release date
May 25, 2018 (United States)

Running time
135 minutes
$250 million

Box office
$168 million [As of Recording]


Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo
Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett
Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra
Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian
Thandie Newton as Val Beckett
Phoebe Waller-Bridge as L3-37
Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca
Paul Bettany as Dryden Vos
Erin Kellyman as Enfys Nest
Jon Favreau as Rio Durant

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