Ep 23 – Use the Fox, Luke!

This week, our gallant heroes strive to bring balance to the Force! Share in our glee about the upcoming release of “The Force Awakens”, our dismay at the use of green screen in the prequels, and why saying there weren’t enough women in the original trilogy is a criticism we can learn from, not a damnation of what was an absolutely fantastic group of films.

Join us and find out which type of droid Caitlin is most likely to hoard, what Liz says will separate the new JJ Abrams trilogy from the (awful, awful) prequel trilogy, how Karen gained her SPECTACULAR Yoda impression, and which unexpected version of the original trilogy is Mindy’s favorite!

Show Notes:

Clone Wars (starwars.com)

Star Wars Rebels (starwars.com)

Medi-Chlorian: are microscopic, intelligent lifeforms that live within the cells of all living beings. (starwars.wiki.com)
(not to be confused with body_thetans [wiki])

Carrie Fishers Remarkable Legacy As A Script Doctor (hitfix)

Postcards From The Edge (Trailer)

Correction: Fisher has stated that “Postcards from the Edge” was not biographical. – karen
”I wrote about a mother actress and a daughter actress,” she says. ”I’m not shocked that people think it’s about me and my mother. It’s easier for them to think I have no imagination for language, just a tape recorder with endless batteries.” – Carrie Fisher

Blues Brothers (trailer)

(for Caitlin, or anyone else who hasn’t seen the awesome that is this movie.  – k)

The father who flipped out about it, “What am I going to tell my kid about why she’s in that outfit?” Tell them that a giant slug captured me and forced me to wear that stupid outfit, and then I killed him because I didn’t like it. And then I took it off. Backstage.” – Carrie Fisher (wsj)

“It doesn’t have any effect on your life. What do you care?! People try to talk about it like it’s a social issue. Like when you see someone stand up on a talk show and say, “How am I supposed to explain to my children that two men are getting married?… I dunno. It’s your shitty kid. You fuckin’ tell ’em. Why is that anyone else’s problem? Two guys are in LOVE and they can’t get married because you don’t want to talk to your ugly child for five fuckin’ minutes?”― Louis C.K. (goodreads)”

The Fraught History of Princess Leia’s Infamous Bikini (washington post)

Women Don’t Talk Much in “Star Wars”

This Supercut of All the Non-Leia Female Dialogue in the Original Star Wars Trilogy Will Astound You (i09)

Caitlin’s Favorite:
The GNK Droid

Oh all right, fine. It’s Han.

Karen’s Favorite:
Original Shut In Yoda

Star Wars Parody Starring Lisa Kudrow

Liz’s Favorite:
Lando Calrissian

Han Solo / Lando Calrissian dancing gameplay – Kinect Star Wars

(I’m mildly disturbed by how much the singer sounds like Jamiroquai – karen)

Kinect Star Wars Dance Off: Hologram Girl (Extended Difficulty)

Star Wars Kinect – Jon Tron

Things My Dick Does . tumblr [NSFW]

That Time NPR Turned ‘Star Wars’ Into A Radio Drama — And It Actually Worked (npr)

ECCC 2012: Star Wars Trilogy: The Radio Play – Official Video

(Trust me: This is an inspired hour and twenty minutes. – karen)

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S STAR WARS® VERILY, A NEW HOPE by Ian Doescher

Star Wars Battlefront

 

Mouse Droid

Not to be confused with a DRD.

Where the Wild Things Are (trailer)

(gigantic big budget of an indy film. If you like indy’s, check it out. – karen)

Get your own BB-8 app enabled droid here. (amazon)

Tauntaun Sleeping Bag. (think geek)

Salacious Crumb

Watto

“The Saga Begins” – Weird Al

(“Another One Rides the Bus” – Wierd Al

sorry, couldn’t resist. – karen)

Darth Maul

Darth Maul’s Death

Spoiler Warning…though by this point it’s probably moot. Though…WHY ARE THERE NO RAILINGS?! – karen

Ray Park is a singular, not a plural.  We’re sorry Mr. Park. – Karen

Sorry Mindy, but we were totally NOT joking about the Cumming line of beauty products.
You too can own Cumming in a Bar, or his new fragrance, 2nd Cumming. – Karen

According to www.canistream.it, “Clone Wars” is available to Netflix subscribers, and available for purchase from iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.
“Star Wars Rebels,” on the other hand, is only available for purchase.

The movie I was thinking of was Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, not the Star Wars Christmas Special. – karen

 

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