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Episode 159 :: State of the Empire – These Arndt the Droids You’re Looking For

Posted by NerdyShow on November 4, 2013

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ep159 300State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.

Since last we convened, the Episode VII saga continues to unfold as the balance of power in the universe has once again shifted. Michael ArndtEpisode VII‘s celebrated screenwriter, and our greatest hope for the New Trilogy, is off the project.  We don’t know why, nor do do we know much of the circumstances, but we mourn his loss and attempt to put the pieces together as to how this came to pass and what the future might hold.  With so many last-minute shake ups for this 2015 film, you best believe there’s a lot of drama and strange rumors circulating. Join Cap, Doug, Hex, and Matt as they search for truth in these dark times… and then kick that gloom out the airlock for what becomes one of the funniest State of the Empires yet!

We discuss the latest in Star Wars comics and gaming, drastically different versions of the original films in their infancy, Star Wars: Rebels‘ new villain: The Inquisitor, share our favorite Qui-Gon jokes, and dig deep into eclectic Lucasfilm licensing for a Willow Watch to remember!

Tracks:

  1. Ewok Celebration Song :: Crackerjack Junction
  2. Built to Last :: The Protomen

 

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  • (around 14min) I fully agree with you guys, absolutely no need for an origin story for Han, he works perfectly as a rogue with a past that can randomly pop up and cause trouble [while simultaneously fleshing out his character],
    eg: Ep4: Jabba and his bounty hunters, “oh he isn’t greedy he just has some bad debts to pay off”
    Not that most of us don’t already know his story anyways.(I could get into that, but I am already running long)
    Boba Fett’s movie better start with him climbing out of the sarlacc pit because his crappy origin movies were Eps 2 and 3.

    • Cap

      Totally agreed about Boba. That’s the only way to do it.

  • I remember watching the second Ewok movie as a kid, and I re watched it and the first one a couple of years ago. They are definitely kids movies, but I think the second holds up better. It is less hooky, and the brother from the first one is barely in it. Man, that kid ruined the first one… I kinda walked away with the same impression I had watching “The Goonies” the first time. It’s a kids movie.

    Also, I thought magic was basically already explained for Star Wars? Isn’t it just a twisting of the force (a la Nightsisters)? And the magic used by the ewoks in the ewok movies (never saw the cartoon, that will be a torture I will reserve for just before re watching the Holiday Special) wasn’t exactly big or spectacular. No reason for it to even show up in Jedi. Most of the magic seemed to be done by others or was naturally occurring.

    • Cap

      It’s likely that the Ewok magic is just a twisting of the force, but I believe the stuff addressed specifically in the comic is from the Ewoks cartoon. Never seen the cartoon and it’s been an age since I saw the Ewok movies, so I can’t rightly say.

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