Episode 35: Attack of the Hashtag (Star Wars Podcast)

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by Howard Decker @HowardTheDeck on May 11, 2012

in Podcast, Star Wars

A long time ago in a galaxy far,

far away….

The opening crawl for Episode 35 that you see above gives the background for just one segment of our overall discussion! We tackle as much Star Wars as we can in 2 hours.

In this episode:

  • Most overrated Star Wars characters – with lots of listener submissions!
  • Our favorite: settings, ships, characters, toys, memories & (most importantly) movie
  • Hot debates over the Expanded Universe and more
  • Who will take George Lucas up on his offer to make more movies?
  • Star Wars on Twitter – we talk to the genius behind one of Twitter’s most popular Star Wars parody accounts

Follow @DepressedDarth on Twitter – a MUST follow for Star Wars fans, and visit DepressedDarth.com!

 

Download UnderScoopFire on iTunes – search ‘UnderScoopFire’

Links:

DepressedDarth.com – Thanks again to Chris from Depressed Darth for appearing on the show!

From @promodiva on Twitter – how to view your Twitter stream in Star Wars “opening crawl” style.

The experiment run by @LordPalpatineThe Popularity of Star Wars movies, according to Twitter

The Garrison Excelsior 501st Legion that we discussed as part of Star Wars weekend at the National Museum of Play.

Next week we welcome Death Star PR to our show, here is a video from their site:

  • http://tvandfilmtoys.com Engineernerd

    Okay, two counterpoints from me:

    1. Luke’s entire purpose in the Original Trilogy is to serve as impetus for Vader to turn and redeem himself. As a Jedi he’s only marginal and doesn’t ever really get a win for himself. In Jedi, he turns into a wet mop in the Emperor’s throne room and can’t even defeat either of the two old men.

    2. In Mace Windu’s defense: I truly think hubris was the correct word to describe him. I think that is part of the whole point of his character. The Jedi at that point had become so confident in their omniscience that they couldn’t see the threat growing beneath their noses. Most of the Jedi Council display this trait, IMO. (Jocasta Nu is another great example of this trait. )

    I want to say a well done show guys. I’m not so militant in my opinions that I can’t respect yours. Like somebody once said, it’s all correct from a certain point of view.

    The part that was really interesting for me was the ROTJ love. For me, it was fascinating to see how the point in your lives that you were first exposed to Star Wars in theaters helped create your perceptions of that galaxy far, far away.

    Since, for me, I was six when A New Hope came out, and I see things just a tiny bit different. Not much, but just slightly. This episode really helped showed me the contrasts. Thanks guys!

    Honestly, I have to say really well done guys. It’s great to listen to shows like this one where not everyone has the same opinion.

    Keep up the great work, the audience is listening.
    E-nerd

  • James

    Great show! I’d be interested in more SW themed pod episodes in the future.

  • Lamar the Revenger

    Enjoyed the episode completely. Here’s how I see the whole expanded universe idea:
    1. Anything Timothy Zahn wrote is Canon. He was the one to give Coruscant it’s name. Before that, it was always called Imperial Center. His Thrawn Trilogy in my eyes is Episodes 7, 8, 9.
    2. Shadows of the Empire: Canon. It was the test the waters by Lucasfilm to see if they should seriously Episodes 1, 2, 3. The book, soundtrack, video game, & action figures proved that making new characters can be feesible. (even if one was a major rip off of Han Solo)
    3. Clone Wars: Canon. It’s in the public eye in a major way, making it one of Cartoon Network’s most popular shows. I’m iffy if the first Clone Wars series is part of the computer animated one, but that remains to be seen.
    4. The Role Playing Game: Canon. It gave alien names that are used constantly to this date. I never knew the good doctor or his buddy Ponda Baba had names except Mr. F-ed Up Face & Walrus man.
    Ok that’s all I can thing up right now. Hopefully that’ll help distinguishing the expanded & the canon.

    • http://underscoopfire.com Howie Decker

      Thanks for the great comments!! I need to check out that Thrawn Trilogy. Was it ever made into graphic novel format?

      • http://tvandfilmtoys.com Engineernerd

        I’m pretty sure there was a comic version at some point.

        • Lamar the Revenger

          Yes. All (of course) from Dark Horse. The first 6 issues (Heir To The Empire) caused a controversy because some hyper sensitive fanboys didn’t like the designs the artist used. I think they were PERFECT. But seriously Howie, READ the books first. Just a pure joy. They feel like Star Wars.

          • http://tvandfilmtoys.com Engineernerd

            I concur with my esteemed colleague. They really set path for all of the books that follow.

          • http://underscoopfire.com Howie Decker

            I am just SO NOT a reader though :) If it isn’t a comic book I have no motivation to open it. I’ve become like the people in Wall-E, where’s my power chair?

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