Ep. 20: Most People Could Build a Lightsaber

Ep. 20: Most People Could Build a Lightsaber

Episode 20, ‘Most People Could Build a Lightsaber’, on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

In this episode, Dave and Steve discuss their hopes (and fears) for Disney’s first foray into the Star Wars universe.

Show Notes

  • Intro Clip: Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • As a prospective, this episode contains absolutely no spoilers for The Force Awakens because we haven’t seen it yet and don’t know anything about it — other than a few trailers and an IMDB page.
  • Steven is a jerk about Dave’s mouth trumpet.
  • For people who don’t call themselves Star Wars Nerds, Dave and Steve sound a lot like Star Wars Nerds.
  • There are two sides to the Force: the Good side and the Light side.
  • Star Wars = The Beatles
  • Dave makes a good point about nostalgia. In response, Steven rambles incoherently.
  • Where are all the Star Wars clones? That is, not the clone troopers copied from the genetic code of Jango Fett, but the sprawling space opera adventure myths.
  • Dave shares a fantasy.
  • Steven doesn’t like science.
  • Episode 6.5: The Force Slumbers/Naps.
  • Dave sees feelings.
  • Dave is right.
  • Quickening.
  • Dave and Steve overanalyze a couple of sentences.
  • Dave writes some ridiculous lines in case Abrams wants to do a quick edit before the premier.
  • Steven squeals. Loudly. He’s sorry.
  • Steven knows that, technically, Luke didn’t kill the Emperor. Email Dave if you’re angry.
  • Is anyone surprised that Steven is interested in the political science questions of the new Star Wars?
  • There are no batons on Tatooine.
  • Steven takes predictions far too seriously.
  • Steven, who, again, does not identify as a Star Wars Nerd, corrects Dave on the life span of clone troopers.
  • Dave and Steve baselessly speculate about the plot of the movie.
  • “African American” really doesn’t work galaxy far, far away.
  • Steven misremembers the expanded universe of Star Wars.
  • Steven misremembers Luke’s technical prowess.
  • Dave says some bullshit about Armageddon.