Marvel's Wastelanders: Old Man Star Lord

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Marvel, SiriusXM

Marvel's Wastelanders: Old Man Star Lord

4.8/5

Critic Rating

In a post-apocalyptic future, Marvel's Wastelanders: Star-Lord finds Peter Quill (Timothy Busfield) and Rocket (Chris Elliott) a little paunchier, a little slower, and a lot saltier than they were during the glory days of the Guardians of the Galaxy. They quickly discover the Earth isn't what it used to be either, when they crash land 30 years after all the world's super villains seized control. The former Guardians are accompanied by a Rigellian Recorder, affectionately dubbed "Cora", who documents their mission to find the Black Vortex--an ancient relic reported to yield cosmic powers--before guillotine collars bestowed upon them by The Collector...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Patrick Gomez • Entertainment Weekly Dec 14, 2021

"Explore an Avenger's twilight years in this star-studded, humorous, surprisingly poetic audio play…"

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Score: 4.5

Cam Rhys Lay • Cam Rhys Lay Blog Jul 2, 2021

"(Season 1: Old Man Star-Lord) As was the case with previous Marvel podcasts, the sound design and editing are excellent and the voice cast features a number of recognizable names, including Danny Glover, Vanessa Williams and Chris Elliot. Overall, the story is entertaining if not necessarily groundbreaking. In many ways I'd liken its brand of entertainment to that of the Marvel movies – a reasonably good time, even if ultimately forgettable. Some have complained that the main protagonists of Star-Lord and Rocket Raccoon are unconvincingly juvenile for characters who are (at least) in their late fifties. This is probably true, but ultimately wasn't something that particularly bothered me. Bottom line: If you're already a fan of Marvel (and especially if you're a fan of the Old Man Logan universe) you'll enjoy this podcast."

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Score: 4.7

Mike Mack • Laughing Place Jun 5, 2021

"(Season 1: Old Man Star-Lord) Timothy Busfield lends his voice to Peter Quill while Chris Elliott provides the voice of Rocket. Both of these fantastic actors do a great job of bringing us these very different versions of these characters. Their chemistry is evident right from the beginning as their banter is hilarious and constant. If there is one small complaint to make about this new podcast, it would be that these two actors sound a tad similar, which can get a bit confusing at times. Overall, Marvel Wastelanders: Old Man Star-Lord is just another great way to put yourself into the Marvel Universe and reunite with some of your favorite characters."

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Score: 4.8

Taylor Bauer • Comic Years Jun 2, 2021

"(Season 1: Old Man Star-Lord) From a narrative standpoint, the first episode of Marvel’s Wastelanders: Old Man Star-Lord achieves something many radio dramas fail to do. The first episode sets up a lot of information. Usually, it’s tough to make this all fit in naturally without feeling like a details dump. I think writer Benjamin Percy, who also worked on the Wolverine pods for Sirius XM, is deserving of the credit here. Much like comics, setting up a world can go smoothly or it can feel strictly procedural. Things go well here and it’s Percy’s experience of the audio medium within Marvel’s expansive worlds that makes it possible."

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