As we enter the Original Trilogy, the groups ability to stay on topic entirely devolves into nothingness. Join the gang as they discuss the 2007 Rose Bowl Parade, beg people to tell them if Steve is okay, possible Darth Bane castings, the upcoming High Republic spinoffs, rumors that Boba Fett murdered the Skywalker family, and then eventually discussions about the deleted scenes and special features documentary.
It's a week of revelations, conspiracies and heated arguments. Join Josh, Ben, and Chris as they explore the mindset of the Lars family, uncover those actually behind the brilliance of Order 66, attempt to uncover just how deep Ewan's lightsaber loyalty lies, and finally, listen as Josh is (rightfully) harassed about considering skipping an entirely unrelated, inane, and unneeded special feature.
Join Josh, Chris, and Ben as they fall down a hole of behind the scenes information, ranging from the insane information regarding *NSYNC's stolen Star Wars moment, to the absolutely unhinged R2-D2 mockumentary.
A new rotation, a new mindset. As Josh embarks on the challenge of watching all of the available special features he has at his finger tips, he drags Ben and Chris through his most recent, insane long-term goal for the podcast. Join the gang as they talk about DEEP PODRACING LORE, a failed new bit that died an early death, unethical working conditions, misrembering scenes, and lots and lots of Yoda talk.
It's all lead to this. In this double sized final episode of the rotation, Ben, Chris and Josh let out all the frustrations they've had the entire rotation into one movie-length rant.
Nearly at the end of the first rotation, frustrations are boiling. Join the FinnPoe Defense Force as they discuss the frustrating lack of communication between directors, the complete waste and degradation of all side characters in this film, the strange thematic dissonance between Luke's death and the rest of the film, THAT LEIA SCENE and, eventually, an absolute love of Rey and Luke's arcs in the movies otherwise.
At the time of recording, a released GQ Article starring John Boyega really began a slippery slope of analysis that would follow Chris, Ben and Josh through the rest of the first rotation sequel watches. Join the gang as they talk about how very much they love these characters, the weird position of knowing comparing and contrasting old and new canon and similarities and dissimilarities, overdoses of nostalgia, baited marketing, and their collective adoration of the FinnPoe ship.
Now with the weight of the knowledge that people are actually listening to our dumb asses officially settled on our shoulders, Josh, Chris and Ben as they push forward. Listen as Josh desperately tries to talk about the ethics of presenting the Ewoks with a religious symbol they created with little agreement, Yoda's lack of learning anything from a twenty-two year exile, Ben Kenobi Cheers and perhaps most especially the ramifications of the Saga being the 'Chosen One' Anakin. Then, listen to them talk a lot about the sequels, for a really long and unnecessary amount of time.
With no directional sails to guide them on their journey, Chris, Ben and Josh attempt to make sense of the fact that droids feel pain, request that someone check Mark Hamill for post-concussion syndrome, and the truly incredible toxic masculinity of Han Solo. In the final episode they film before the podcast goes live, listen as they wonder if their work will ever actually be seen by the world at large.
If you expected us to talk about A New Hope on our A New Hope episode, you'd be sorely mistaken. With brains the size of peas and attention spans totally snapped from the weight of the project, listen in as Josh, Chris, and Ben discuss the original plans for the Clones in the Clone Wars, discuss an only semi-related audio drama, Luke's grief, and Ben's grief in regards to the most heartbreaking death of the original trilogy. Strap in, this episode is absolutely a rocket ship ride away from the topic at hand.