This episode, obviously, contains SPOILERS. Listen at your own risk. This week, Alli and Mary talk Rise of Skywalker, yet another controversial piece of a trilogy marred by wonky behind-the-scenes machinations. We discuss the breakneck pacing, Ben Solo, our lovely trio, and how the whole thing fits together, Phantom Menace to present. Remember, the beauty of Star Wars is YOU get to pick what you love. The OT will always be there, celebrating victory on Endor. Cheers!
Catch us in a month or so for Lucifer!
Alli, Mary and special guest Alex finally catch up to present with The Last Jedi as we prepare for The Rise of Skywalker in just two days (!!). Last Jedi is controversial, moreso even than the prequels due to recency bias, and that is not a totally undeserved reputation. Last Jedi has high highs and low lows. We discuss Star Wars in the era of Marvel, the pyramid of male attractiveness, misapplied characters and dope lightsaber fights. Cheers!
Alli and Mary jump into Finn, Kylo Ren and Rey's characters at length, their journeys and her strengths/weaknesses: look folks, Rey isn't perfect, and if I have to hear the term Mary Sue again I'm gonna lose it. Force Awakens might be lacking a bit in original plot, but it's full of heart and character. The scenery is gorgeous and the music is lovely. The most important part in enjoying the sequels, we decide, is letting go of your personal OT headcanon. Those movies are still there, folks. Go back and imagine any time you like. Cheers!
Alli and Mary reach the end of the prequel trilogy this week with Revenge of the Sith. After two movies of wobbling and somewhat unclear character development for Anakin, Sith is forced to do the heavy lifting of getting him all the way to Darth Vader. Unfortunately, in doing so, we jettison all development for Padme and make the Jedi look like oblivious, heartless tools. But perhaps that's the point, after all? Sorry baby Yoda, you grow into a bit of a dick. And hey, it's season 6, ep 6! How appropriate.