The Incomparable

47: Death Star University

 

  sorry this is like twice as the [TS]

  incomparable podcast number 47 july 2011 [TS]

  we're back on the incomparable and yes [TS]

  this is the second part of our epic [TS]

  two-part discussion of Star Wars i will [TS]

  continue to be joined by John siracusa [TS]

  dan moore and Scott healthy and [TS]

  recognized and let's pick up the [TS]

  discussion so the millennium fawlcon [TS]

  comes out of hyperspace and finds the [TS]

  ruins of Alderaan also can i just say [TS]

  how awesome it is when the million [TS]

  fucking jump to Lightspeed that is the [TS]

  moment you know of any moment in the [TS]

  movie the one that might grab me was [TS]

  like holy crap i wish i lived in this [TS]

  universe the jump to light speed and [TS]

  it's such a simple effect but so [TS]

  affecting all the stars turning into [TS]

  lines it looks so often but it's still [TS]

  think it looks awesome [TS]

  it still does look awesome you know what [TS]

  makes it look awesome the twist at the [TS]

  end and that doesn't go watch back it to [TS]

  see that the magician's trick the slight [TS]

  twist [TS]

  that's what does it oh you mean when [TS]

  they get from the perspective outside [TS]

  when you seal it with a twist oh yeah [TS]

  star your lawyers and they do a little [TS]

  twist without the Swiss no good if you [TS]

  ever played star raiders on the atari [TS]

  8-bit you got to do it yourself at the [TS]

  exact same effect slightly isolated you [TS]

  need the sound and everything you need [TS]

  and that the interior which looks so [TS]

  real and the fact that you can do stars [TS]

  and have them look real business [TS]

  pinpoints of light that's just like the [TS]

  perfect union of like what was possible [TS]

  and what what's the coolest thing you [TS]

  could do that would look a hundred [TS]

  percent real and it was that affect [TS]

  anyone you know I'm in my thirties now [TS]

  and I still want i still want to jump to [TS]

  Lightspeed that's all I'm saying [TS]

  who wouldn't we all want you to jump to [TS]

  Lightspeed but don't don't live on [TS]

  Alderaan [TS]

  I you know I hear that incidentally [TS]

  though the real estate prices create [TS]

  yeah you know you know what's good about [TS]

  this movie that they would [TS]

  there's nothing they would have done [TS]

  they made Star Wars now they would have [TS]

  guaranteed they would have had some [TS]

  stupid scene showing people on Alderaan [TS]

  like with their families and their dogs [TS]

  and like their grandmothers an apple pie [TS]

  like guaranteed they would do that is [TS]

  like how can you feel any compassion for [TS]

  these people let's have let's have a dub [TS]

  montage not using weapons grandmother's [TS]

  eating apple pie that would be it [TS]

  yes holding American flags kissing [TS]

  babies with puppies in their hands cut [TS]

  to Princess Leia's grandmother adoptive [TS]

  grandmother eat [TS]

  by a cop is about to retire the next day [TS]

  she looks up and I planet was [TS]

  uninhabited like maybe we shouldn't feel [TS]

  so bad maybe they were lying about it [TS]

  being Alderaan [TS]

  I just saying that you know they didn't [TS]

  they had enough faith in the audience to [TS]

  realize that when they blow up the whole [TS]

  planet will feel bad for the people we [TS]

  don't need to see the people's home [TS]

  lives to like feel bad whereas nowadays [TS]

  in any disaster movie so they're going [TS]

  to blow up like you know it's like [TS]

  independence there one of those types of [TS]

  movies they're gonna blow up Japan they [TS]

  got to show us the Japanese family like [TS]

  cowering and feel like we understand [TS]

  there are people there don't wait let's [TS]

  not use your parents example [TS]

  yes soon and respecting like they always [TS]

  show you know the foreign cities and [TS]

  they can't just drives me nuts yeah I [TS]

  think you're absolutely right they would [TS]

  show a dog minimalism adopt-a-family a [TS]

  dog and a grandmother and behold Iranian [TS]

  dog that's the universal sign for doom [TS]

  that you made herself from scratch [TS]

  first he did it and we have any would-be [TS]

  product placement it would be like [TS]

  pillsbury pie crust [TS]

  oh wow well actually so you talk about [TS]

  that but that's one of the that's a [TS]

  strange segue but one of the things [TS]

  about having this be set in a galaxy far [TS]

  far away that it's an interesting choice [TS]

  that you know and i think they have to [TS]

  put that up front what they're really [TS]

  saying there is this is not a story [TS]

  about our future [TS]

  this is more mythical than that as a [TS]

  result though you know we're not [TS]

  anywhere where there's earth stuff which [TS]

  means that you can't cut any corners at [TS]

  all [TS]

  by having some product or something [TS]

  that's recognizable from Earth at all [TS]

  because you're not anywhere in our [TS]

  future or anything which is a challenge [TS]

  well not intentionally anyway they did [TS]

  the opposite of product placement they [TS]

  they imported stuff from the star wars [TS]

  universe to our world our world to blow [TS]

  well you just blew my mind the first [TS]

  product placement and we pay them money [TS]

  so although apparently they do have [TS]

  functions in this universe as XKCD [TS]

  pointed sure what the hell is an [TS]

  aluminum falcon and see the great robot [TS]

  chicken line [TS]

  we may blew up the Death stop [TS]

  o.o is a what the hell is an aluminum [TS]

  falcon look at you I'm just dealing with [TS]

  a lot of crap right now it Death Star [TS]

  blown up by a bunch of teenagers you [TS]

  know I didn't mean to snap [TS]

  oh the Emperor is not pleased [TS]

  alright where are we dr. B movie tractor [TS]

  been no meme that's no moon [TS]

  so so great scene they come out of [TS]

  hyperspace and Ben obi-wan says that's [TS]

  no moon and and how solo expressing [TS]

  skepticism again because that's what he [TS]

  does and then there's that moral reasons [TS]

  I think the old man is from its let's [TS]

  get out of here and it's too late [TS]

  Oh stuck in a tractor beam look at [TS]

  meeting for next small moon think i can [TS]

  get it before yes there is almost in [TS]

  range [TS]

  that's no moon [TS]

  it's a space station too big the space [TS]

  station [TS]

  very bad feeling a part on the ship [TS]

  around [TS]

  I think you're right reverse joy lock in [TS]

  the auxiliary power [TS]

  why are we still going towards fun [TS]

  trying to harness and there's gotta be [TS]

  something you can do there's nothing I [TS]

  can do about him full power and Chester [TS]

  going to be related [TS]

  complan but the alternatives to fighting [TS]

  wonder where they got the idea for a [TS]

  tractor beam maybe you star trek oh this [TS]

  first movie has a lot of has a lot of [TS]

  Technology you never see again that [TS]

  you've got that circle-shaped blaster [TS]

  that its layout on attending singer [TS]

  that's just because you never see that [TS]

  again right you got the tractor beams [TS]

  not really about your games in the [TS]

  opening scene when they walk onto the [TS]

  ambassadorship yeah but they don't say [TS]

  you know I and I they don't have a [TS]

  visual effect the tractor beam anyway [TS]

  but it seems like there's a lot of [TS]

  things in this movie they decided were [TS]

  not at an important part of the star [TS]

  wars universe and we just wouldn't be [TS]

  seeing too much of again lightsaber is [TS]

  much more of those you know circle shape [TS]

  sunbeams not so much the Empire gave up [TS]

  on studying people you kill everybody [TS]

  another thing I love about that robot [TS]

  chicken noticed is that the guy says [TS]

  said set the set the blast study and [TS]

  play immediately like kills high like [TS]

  she doesn't care she's not being taken [TS]

  alive she's gonna kill all you for [TS]

  stupids bad shot stormtroopers [TS]

  stormtroopers a only Imperial [TS]

  Stormtroopers or so percent against you [TS]

  know the bar and that's that's the the [TS]

  ultimate question right the fight [TS]

  between the stormtroopers and the red [TS]

  shirts from Star Trek the rest he's got [TS]

  a guy in the river troopers gotta shoot [TS]

  some you know that they will kill [TS]

  themselves will be just a match to us [TS]

  our cable off a cliff here the red [TS]

  shirts with die of starvation and start [TS]

  to really sure that you just each other [TS]

  that's exactly what would happen [TS]

  sergeant so so when you talk again when [TS]

  you talk about loving the Millennium [TS]

  Falcon one of the things that i love [TS]

  about the Millennium Falcon is that it [TS]

  is the smuggling ship and so the when [TS]

  they get my cowboy the tractor beam [TS]

  they're gonna be brought in what's going [TS]

  to happen now how are they gonna get out [TS]

  of this one the answer is that they they [TS]

  basically close themselves up in little [TS]

  hidden compartments in the Millennium [TS]

  Falcon what else can it do that doesn't [TS]

  make any sense because in the beginning [TS]

  they scan the escape pods like oh [TS]

  they're no life-forms there and then [TS]

  later they scan and they're like oh look [TS]

  their droids look what get your scanner [TS]

  technology together shielded it's it's [TS]

  totally shield because it's a smuggler [TS]

  ship it's brilliant they've got a fake [TS]

  image of I don't know if something can [TS]

  droid machinery [TS]

  whenever something goes wrong and I'm [TS]

  just glad that those deck plates for [TS]

  things which are not probably intended [TS]

  to smuggle people have releases on the [TS]

  inside like like the trunk of your car [TS]

  and air holes in their holes they all [TS]

  held their breath only like three of [TS]

  them need to breathe but that moment [TS]

  always get cracks me up that like a the [TS]

  kind of classic movie vibe or so they [TS]

  have this game go in and then they bring [TS]

  the camera and you're like hey where are [TS]

  they right and they do the musical sting [TS]

  just a little crack on the floor comes [TS]

  up it's the so corny but like somehow [TS]

  you just buy it at this type of movie [TS]

  your cat's a you guys down there [TS]

  give us a hand yeah the storm the storm [TS]

  troopers are really not very competent [TS]

  wherever they are the worst lackeys ever [TS]

  i really enjoy in this movie that you [TS]

  get the little bits like I love the [TS]

  scene later where been deactivated [TS]

  attacked me the two guys it just like [TS]

  talking [TS]

  look at you see those new 238 yeah [TS]

  they're pretty cool like yeah that's the [TS]

  you know thing that the other things [TS]

  that were ruined [TS]

  you know what they should do is find one [TS]

  really good soldier and then clone him [TS]

  about you know what shut up now they [TS]

  will never wonder who those [TS]

  stormtroopers are we will never know we [TS]

  will never find know that they just [TS]

  walked by and they go hey did you see [TS]

  Vader he got he floated a cup of coffee [TS]

  / friend history it's kind of like Apple [TS]

  employees talking about Steve Jobs [TS]

  behind his back as the vibe you do not [TS]

  want to be in a turbolift with there's a [TS]

  divide third theater where do you which [TS]

  level of the Death Star you recuperate [TS]

  what do you what exactly do you do there [TS]

  and overthinking at combat a whole one [TS]

  on what do the stormtroopers really [TS]

  think of Darth Vader it basically mining [TS]

  this territory of like today like him to [TS]

  make fun of him behind his back at the [TS]

  afraid of him [TS]

  you know I don't way what's the what's [TS]

  the deal there also they have the black [TS]

  storm troopers who are the pilots of the [TS]

  TIE fighter right so they're going to [TS]

  uniform is not a race that you don't [TS]

  like steel Jimmy Walker was gonna play [TS]

  that nobody got like it's like Darth [TS]

  Vader's a cousin or something [TS]

  it's just a suit dude well you're not [TS]

  going to get anywhere the same color [TS]

  seat [TS]

  the flight suits are black because it's [TS]

  camouflage in space it's also very spot [TS]

  is right and God you know how much it [TS]

  pains me to say that at and it is very [TS]

  slimming because those guys are actually [TS]

  could drop a few pounds to fit into the [TS]

  TIE fighter [TS]

  well i have an explanation for those [TS]

  students for Jason if you really wanted [TS]

  the reason why they have the big full [TS]

  face mask you know like Darth Vader is [TS]

  because the inside of the TIE fighters [TS]

  don't have life support because they're [TS]

  built as cheaply as they possibly can be [TS]

  so there's no air in there and they're [TS]

  not pressurized so they need to be [TS]

  essentially wearing a spacesuit inside [TS]

  the fire they also have no ratio pink [TS]

  and black is slimming [TS]

  so why not exactly so that's the actual [TS]

  official Star Wars universe explanation [TS]

  the Empire loves its fashion also also [TS]

  it looks cool [TS]

  it does look cool so they the the [TS]

  stormtroopers are incompetent and they [TS]

  break into the death star and then goes [TS]

  off to turn off the tractor beam and and [TS]

  I think you'll find this pretty us time [TS]

  for fisticuffs [TS]

  it's never taken a space movie people [TS]

  going to punching each other yeah [TS]

  there'll be some fisticuffs sure and [TS]

  some blasters and and what and maybe my [TS]

  what I think it's the funniest scene in [TS]

  the movie which is a han Solo trying to [TS]

  explain to the guy on the other end of [TS]

  the radio what's going on w hen should I [TS]

  everything's under control [TS]

  situation normal what happened I like [TS]

  weapons malfunction but everything's [TS]

  perfectly all right now we're fine we're [TS]

  all fine here now [TS]

  thank you are you having a water- [TS]

  negative we have a reactor leak here now [TS]

  units lockdown largely very dangerous [TS]

  man what your operating number [TS]

  conversation anyway that is that is one [TS]

  of the one of the brief moments that [TS]

  reminds you that occasionally George [TS]

  Lucas could write a funny bit of [TS]

  dialogue I'm I always assume that our [TS]

  support and provide anything is fine [TS]

  kiss me and tell me how are you was [TS]

  added by him because it's not always all [TS]

  right with that [TS]

  yeah just like the I know in a later [TS]

  movie [TS]

  yeah I don't know yeah it seems like it [TS]

  seems like it's applet so garbage trash [TS]

  collector another memorable memorable [TS]

  set-piece and something that I also took [TS]

  away one with the two sons as a kid was [TS]

  the air down the garbage and there's a [TS]

  monster in the garbage with a you know [TS]

  and I there's that I mean this there's a [TS]

  couple of lines in that scene 2 i really [TS]

  enjoy the understand why there's a [TS]

  monster in the trash compactor [TS]

  I never did it's like rats you can't get [TS]

  rid of him but it's a trash compactor [TS]

  life finds away we learn anything from [TS]

  jurassic park like i loved what i love [TS]

  that i know guys they're everywhere [TS]

  he's not gonna have a very long life [TS]

  style lifespan and it will come from how [TS]

  often do they use the trash compactors [TS]

  apparently not long enough he started [TS]

  very small someone flushed them down the [TS]

  toilet like a pet alligator and then [TS]

  grows to a huge size and I like the fact [TS]

  that this garbage on the Death Star the [TS]

  vault the same thing with the University [TS]

  of course there would be garbage on the [TS]

  desktop / they do with it was compacted [TS]

  you know it as opposed to just being [TS]

  like everything is magic and it's the [TS]

  future and we don't have bathrooms are [TS]

  garbage or anything like that [TS]

  although started stories apparently [TS]

  shoot him in space before they jump into [TS]

  hyperspace [TS]

  once they turn on stanford a trash [TS]

  compactor the monster knows that it's [TS]

  gonna get squished and it leaves and [TS]

  co-star else you say somewhere else [TS]

  that's what saves Luke I think is that I [TS]

  thought were saved and then they realize [TS]

  they're going to be squished to death i [TS]

  do love that exchange though where he's [TS]

  got that the technical wrapped around [TS]

  his neck [TS]

  we're aware that that is a really funny [TS]

  segment all around because another great [TS]

  bit is that when they radio Threepio [TS]

  yeah he your dog and he saves them and [TS]

  he thinks that their shouts of [TS]

  excitement or they're horrible horrible [TS]

  death scripts because my metal body i [TS]

  was fast for three via always feeling [TS]

  the comments to it and and they do that [TS]

  they did they do a lot of stuff and like [TS]

  when your kid maybe you wouldn't get [TS]

  that part but also at that part they [TS]

  have the you know are two can't talk [TS]

  right you going here the reactions to [TS]

  them so the reaction of this point c-3po [TS]

  says i don't care what you know I don't [TS]

  care what the computer is telling you to [TS]

  shut down the guard you know they're [TS]

  basically relaying a piece of [TS]

  information about the the you know [TS]

  hyperdrive has been deactivated [TS]

  right right we're tracking has been [TS]

  played honestly say whatever i did but [TS]

  that's the regular text with the next [TS]

  movie mi the hyperdrive generator i [TS]

  think i do the same thing for the video [TS]

  whenever listen stars you need to know [TS]

  that while you know he has it he's [TS]

  inappropriate he has information [TS]

  inappropriate times but he keeps cursing [TS]

  and the only one who could understand [TS]

  them because counsel telling him to be [TS]

  quiet so what-what also while we're on [TS]

  the death star any any other topics that [TS]

  people want to bring up we got we gonna [TS]

  there's nobody see Ben Kenobi sneaking [TS]

  around has start he's everywhere [TS]

  he's usually the force he's using the [TS]

  clouding their mind [TS]

  hey he's city the sneaky guy he's [TS]

  wearing old man slippers you can hear ya [TS]

  well further proof of the stormtroopers [TS]

  in competences wen han solo around the [TS]

  corner and they're like 5000 [TS]

  stormtroopers all trying to shoot him [TS]

  there another 5,000 check this out in in [TS]

  subversion over there are five that got [TS]

  apparently saw even so a couple of storm [TS]

  yeah there's i basically they hit a dead [TS]

  end and they turn around because they [TS]

  think they're being chased and it turns [TS]

  out it was only one guy chase but he was [TS]

  always great [TS]

  yeah I think that's a great scene i just [TS]

  went back and looked you're right i was [TS]

  misremembering the city central computer [TS]

  thing from Empire I'm ashamed I'm little [TS]

  disappointed you job [TS]

  Wow well I don't have as much as this is [TS]

  actually this movie is burned into my [TS]

  brain that other one even more so [TS]

  so it's hard it does tend to take over [TS]

  alright so so darth vader and obi-wan [TS]

  Kenobi have a have a climactic kinda [TS]

  boring sort they have something sword [TS]

  battle you do kind of wish they'd spend [TS]

  a little more time on the classical [TS]

  classical fencing backstage kind of what [TS]

  I would call it tepid lightsaber batting [TS]

  when they bat against each other i think [TS]

  there's anyone i see the obi-wan Kenobi [TS]

  shuffle in there is little scene is [TS]

  listening to every other little striking [TS]

  out yet [TS]

  it's hilarious yo Kenobi shuffle dance [TS]

  move that all the kids were doing and in [TS]

  the end he just sees Luke and says [TS]

  alright and then holds up his lightsaber [TS]

  and this is turn but he does that was [TS]

  like that's why Alec Guinness smile [TS]

  that's a more of a million bucks right [TS]

  there when he does that little smile [TS]

  we did a when I was a when I think camp [TS]

  as you okay we filmed I took like a [TS]

  video production class and we filmed [TS]

  like a parody of star wars and the only [TS]

  joking that i really enjoyed what you [TS]

  want to video camp now i just add a camp [TS]

  that had a video class anyways much [TS]

  better [TS]

  the only part of that they only part of [TS]

  that parody that still makes me laugh a [TS]

  bit is that we had the scene where you [TS]

  know he gets you know that they're [TS]

  fighting and then he lets himself get [TS]

  cut down and we cut to a shot of just [TS]

  like robot the floor and then like out [TS]

  of frame this janitors broom comes and [TS]

  sweeps it up off-screen I i think it's [TS]

  interesting that they are there's the [TS]

  the shot of Vader stepping on it like [TS]

  what we're doing [TS]

  where to go I couldn't have killed him [TS]

  at badly and stepping on the row matter [TS]

  and wondering where where he went well [TS]

  shouldn't he know what happened to him [TS]

  yes but it's funny that it that he you [TS]

  know again strange things with darth [TS]

  vader and said something about becoming [TS]

  more [TS]

  yeah what he's saying but he's saying [TS]

  when he steps on is like this can't be [TS]

  good [TS]

  it's not there it's not there but i need [TS]

  some coffee so you want the robe fit me [TS]

  because I think what he's saying is true [TS]

  free lightsaber also like that he gets [TS]

  shot like they shoot the door and it [TS]

  closes in front of them and it's like [TS]

  dude he's got the force like you [TS]

  couldn't stop the door from closing [TS]

  he was tired from his yet from a [TS]

  strenuous battle yet this particular [TS]

  scene has some of the worst lightsabre [TS]

  effects to the other ones were in sort [TS]

  of dark rooms and they have better [TS]

  lighting but they were still going with [TS]

  practical effects with the head-spinning [TS]

  sticks with reflective beads on them and [TS]

  sometimes in this thing you can see a [TS]

  spending stick with reflective BTW when [TS]

  they pointed down to the the tip is [TS]

  towards the camera [TS]

  yes like a very thin little yeah yeah [TS]

  it's endearing in some ways but like [TS]

  it's clear that green they had a limited [TS]

  budget can only spend so much i think [TS]

  they spent very wisely on you know space [TS]

  models flying through space over a blue [TS]

  screen and you know stuff like and [TS]

  assets and the fact that lightsabers are [TS]

  not all that like people think Star Wars [TS]

  lightsaber but if you watch Star Wars [TS]

  the original Star Wars is so little [TS]

  lightsaber and they are so not the most [TS]

  exciting thing this movie in fact I [TS]

  would say it going back to the scene [TS]

  with a with Luke in the nobody wants a [TS]

  little hot there on on tattooing that [TS]

  the second they turn that thing on [TS]

  that's all they need to do for this [TS]

  movie turn that sucker on show kids with [TS]

  a lightsaber is their jaws dropped open [TS]

  and then that would sustain them for the [TS]

  rest of the movie and the fact that they [TS]

  were shown again briefly as you know I [TS]

  had a flashlight with a colored tube [TS]

  yeah also I mean that because that [TS]

  effect was was just unbelievably good [TS]

  compared to every other space type of [TS]

  effect on the whole idea of you know a [TS]

  laser sword type that's all they need to [TS]

  turn that sucker on wave it around every [TS]

  kid one of those in two seconds and they [TS]

  didn't need to have you didn't need Luke [TS]

  wielding it for the complex Lucas Lucas [TS]

  flying a spaceship for the climax [TS]

  obi-wan and drop the various little [TS]

  battle not that important i think that [TS]

  was you know that was all you needed in [TS]

  this movie that sound would it would [TS]

  have been handy if he'd been carrying [TS]

  that lightsaber all around the desktop [TS]

  with him [TS]

  well yeah he didn't know how to use it [TS]

  he would it's like that thing went [TS]

  around the internet the other day of [TS]

  like about what you would do if you had [TS]

  your own lightsaber as a pie chart and [TS]

  it's like using the final you're only [TS]

  one person tonight [TS]

  ninety-nine percent immediate accidental [TS]

  amputation [TS]

  so moving forward again to let see they [TS]

  escaped and there's a there's that they [TS]

  jump into little cannons and do in some [TS]

  ways it's a shot-for-shot reenactment of [TS]

  a world war two movie [TS]

  yeah unnecessary but Lucas loves the [TS]

  world war two stuff [TS]

  well that's great stuff I i love the [TS]

  answer between the two guys that you [TS]

  know you get seem like you know a little [TS]

  bit Millennium Falcon you know [TS]

  come on baby hold come on baby hold [TS]

  together plus they had to try and stop [TS]

  them and they had to shoot him I mean [TS]

  they let him go but they had to make it [TS]

  the escape seem believable there needs [TS]

  to be much so that shows layer being [TS]

  cynical that's one of my favorite at [TS]

  addition to her character is that after [TS]

  this big battle where the two men are [TS]

  like yeah we did it she goes for it let [TS]

  us go which is football cynical and [TS]

  deflates the two male heroes with her [TS]

  not a bad bit of rescuing huh you know [TS]

  sometimes I amaze even myself [TS]

  that doesn't sound too hard they let us [TS]

  go [TS]

  the only explanation for the ease of our [TS]

  escape easy you call that easy [TS]

  they're tracking us not this sister [TS]

  although she gets into that her [TS]

  character is really developed in that's [TS]

  one of my favorite scenes the entire [TS]

  movie 44 lay out what she's just taught [TS]

  there walking down the hallway after [TS]

  pulling her out and and and they're [TS]

  trying to talk and it's basically [TS]

  establishing a relationship going on [TS]

  later she's testy and there you know [TS]

  spar with each other at this [TS]

  I don't know who you are where you came [TS]

  from [TS]

  now on you do is lie to you k look your [TS]

  worshipfulness let's get one thing [TS]

  straight [TS]

  I take orders from just one person me so [TS]

  one day still alive [TS]

  somebody get this big walking carpet out [TS]

  of my way [TS]

  no reward is worth this that is great [TS]

  interplay and I think that's that [TS]

  dialogue you know clearly Carrie Fisher [TS]

  and Harrison Ford had had really good [TS]

  chemistry i think the most part that was [TS]

  that was like a Sorkin scene because [TS]

  they're walking and talking and it's [TS]

  just sparkling you know like the lines [TS]

  as written or not great but the [TS]

  performances Aaron circuit star wars and [TS]

  that was that was that seriously they're [TS]

  walking down the hallway and they're [TS]

  doing the little snappy with the [TS]

  dialogue and the writing is not that the [TS]

  lines are not that great with the [TS]

  delivery sells it [TS]

  this is the part of the movie where [TS]

  there's a very strange shift and you you [TS]

  end up on like the the moon and there's [TS]

  like a there's like a briefing don't [TS]

  like they're like it and would get our [TS]

  university basically i always think of [TS]

  it as rebel you because they've got that [TS]

  exterior shot of that huge building that [TS]

  looks kinda like maybe it's on a college [TS]

  campus you know you think about the [TS]

  scene and how like it's out there this [TS]

  university and they're talking about [TS]

  stuff but if you look at some of the [TS]

  things that they built this humongous [TS]

  set with life-size x-wing and why wings [TS]

  in it just for this like establishing [TS]

  shot showing here is the rebel fleet [TS]

  impressive now it's very they're [TS]

  scrapping it ya know I the time sequence [TS]

  here always confused me too because [TS]

  they're being tracked by the Empire [TS]

  presumably the death star takes a little [TS]

  time to move its kind of big [TS]

  that's true wait for it I don't know how [TS]

  it travels between solar systems but [TS]

  takes an hour to get in range of the [TS]

  planet [TS]

  well you can't get it can jump in the [TS]

  tender but remotely and then it has to [TS]

  kind of navigate they used older you [TS]

  know speed up jumping to the you can't [TS]

  exit hyperspace near gravity well Greg [TS]

  is right of course that starts large [TS]

  enough to have its own gravity well that [TS]

  they have to stop they get the Death [TS]

  Star gas station they come back with the [TS]

  plans and there and there immediately [TS]

  analyzed in the one flaw is found even [TS]

  though the Empire should have known then [TS]

  that there was a flaw shoddy [TS]

  construction government the lowest [TS]

  bidder built the best are [TS]

  scalpel it would have been really sad to [TS]

  say but along the way down that trench [TS]

  shot at it and it turned out that they [TS]

  fixed it [TS]

  yeah they patched it may be that star [TS]

  1.1 yeah combination shot this port just [TS]

  seems to be concreted over i got that [TS]

  bit ya know I am I missing something [TS]

  here great star wars fan rationalize [TS]

  that seems to be one of those strange [TS]

  points in the movie where explainers not [TS]

  rationalize errs the broader point is [TS]

  valid is that when you build something [TS]

  really large you're not thinking of [TS]

  threats from small things and mostly [TS]

  this is a bad strategy because of you if [TS]

  you only have a small fleet it's like [TS]

  we're going to pick them off it's the [TS]

  idea of the Nets attacking the giant [TS]

  where if you can you can do attack it in [TS]

  a way where its defenses were not set up [TS]

  for that type of attack so that's the [TS]

  only chance you have because you have a [TS]

  small fleet so that that type of [TS]

  scenario it is kind of plausible the [TS]

  exact way it's done with the tunnel that [TS]

  leads directly to the heart the [TS]

  vulnerable heart of the thing well you [TS]

  know that's poetic license but well yeah [TS]

  they made I mean they tried to make it [TS]

  like it's it's there's this tiny little [TS]

  flaw right like it's this tiny little [TS]

  flaw we need to get there and you need [TS]

  to be a super good shot they establish [TS]

  upfront it's not like you can just you [TS]

  know it's not easy to hit the many [TS]

  people make attempts at that you know [TS]

  you have to be amazingly skilled you [TS]

  might have to use the Force you know [TS]

  that's not there is a on the upside [TS]

  there's a trench that leads right to [TS]

  that sucker [TS]

  well this trenches all over the thing [TS]

  but that's a good design but and Luke we [TS]

  know you've never flown an x-wing before [TS]

  and because we're rebels we probably [TS]

  don't have that many x-wings use the [TS]

  moment whoppers st16 back home did you [TS]

  see 16 was in the battle but his dad was [TS]

  a really good pilot to their kind of [TS]

  short on pilots were the t16 controls [TS]

  similar to the x-wing control [TS]

  technically yes both are made by income [TS]

  it's just like driving a car man is like [TS]

  a steering wheel and three pedals you [TS]

  know or to peddle techniques and [TS]

  technically they are made by the same [TS]

  manufacturer of just saying that's right [TS]

  artoo is flying up it really is our take [TS]

  except he gets shot in the head doesn't [TS]

  eat and yeah [TS]

  alright is amazingly resilient though [TS]

  lots of redundancy in the arterial [TS]

  minutes [TS]

  I don't understand why the death star [TS]

  you know it's kind of basic military [TS]

  tactics are you have a giant target and [TS]

  then you have it's full of little tiny [TS]

  planes that will go out in patrol and [TS]

  then when they see the 30 played the 30 [TS]

  starship coming they will attack them [TS]

  with their tie fighters they have [TS]

  million thousands of them [TS]

  it's like it's like an aircraft carrier [TS]

  because they come into low for the laser [TS]

  cannon turbolaser cabinets doesn't make [TS]

  any sense it doesn't the case was just [TS]

  like the cantina was set up for [TS]

  merchandising the trenching was set up [TS]

  for video games [TS]

  yeah I don't think they have that in [TS]

  mind thanks something's happened [TS]

  I can't listen to that music that the [TS]

  music in that scene and actually the [TS]

  music and the scene in the Millennium [TS]

  Falcon weather in the gun turrets too [TS]

  because I've heard those bits in various [TS]

  video games so much that it makes me [TS]

  sweaty when I hear it like a bit between [TS]

  x-wing and I target am a very tense [TS]

  oh well i just lost I lost levels in [TS]

  like x-wing TIE fighter so many times [TS]

  that they play that same music over and [TS]

  over and over again David segue between [TS]

  different sections yeah uh-huh well I [TS]

  say that that one effect that we think [TS]

  of it I don't remember not having seen [TS]

  this movie but i do remember the the [TS]

  biggest emotional moment for me was when [TS]

  they swoop that camera into that trench [TS]

  because previously this all like [TS]

  spaceship movies had looked fake or [TS]

  whatever and have been slow speed even [TS]

  today when i watch it [TS]

  even today when I see that camera move [TS]

  it is still like more exciting than [TS]

  ninety percent of the CD stuff that I [TS]

  say you've just taken that camera [TS]

  swooping into that trench they use that [TS]

  they reuse that that's used twice [TS]

  mmm yeah i was with many people go into [TS]

  the trench but i like it because it [TS]

  looks so real you know it was expensive [TS]

  film sure yeah and the thing is that [TS]

  it's the biggest cheat because if you [TS]

  want something to look real you know do [TS]

  it at night or in space and it do it you [TS]

  know like monochrome with harsh lighting [TS]

  like you don't have to look like a [TS]

  forest it's not it's not an alien [TS]

  creature it's the easiest thing you [TS]

  could possibly do but it looks so dead [TS]

  real and right-wing with into my job [TS]

  because it's also it's POV right again [TS]

  like your yeah it's we have a background [TS]

  so you get the impression of speed plus [TS]

  they're shooting at you with JT anybody [TS]

  else [TS]

  excellent it was it even to this day I [TS]

  say that that is like so fast and so [TS]

  dramatic and it feels like you know that [TS]

  you are there and that's exciting and [TS]

  interesting much more so than they would [TS]

  like the third person shots nowadays [TS]

  where you pulled back and you see like [TS]

  the amazing jet fighter crashing into [TS]

  the buildings that you see it from a [TS]

  distance here you're you're in it you [TS]

  know what I mean [TS]

  good job yeah and I like in general i [TS]

  like the fact that the the trench run [TS]

  seen there there is a lot of jeopardy [TS]

  and we we do see we're right in the [TS]

  cockpit with some of these guys just as [TS]

  they get blown up but generally they're [TS]

  not afraid to kill people and kids [TS]

  moving everyone doesn't come out of it [TS]

  like everyone's fine all my friends are [TS]

  saved out a pretty much kill everybody [TS]

  looks like that almost everybody died [TS]

  including Porkins porking Lucas is never [TS]

  good at naming people but i feel that [TS]

  one is particularly cruel troll [TS]

  well that was his nickname they were [TS]

  they were a bunch of mean bastards in [TS]

  the x-wing canada lol they have you have [TS]

  you have all the you have all the [TS]

  vestiges of the cutscenes in the [TS]

  relationship between Luke and Biggs yeah [TS]

  dammit pigs were ru or poo yeah we [TS]

  talked to do and then they cut they [TS]

  actually cut at some point too i think [TS]

  something that's like a little bit like [TS]

  there's abrupt end to one of those shots [TS]

  where that sounds like he's about to [TS]

  talk about something like pigs my best [TS]

  friend where are you know and they [TS]

  necessarily top but I thought home was [TS]

  your best friend [TS]

  yeah you guys just met you guys should [TS]

  be like bffs also the the pilot the TIE [TS]

  fighter pilot who bangs into Vader [TS]

  because he's so concerned the truth is a [TS]

  true hero of the movie i was going to [TS]

  get to that point there's a good article [TS]

  on cracked.com from last year saying [TS]

  that the true hero of Star Wars and hope [TS]

  it does not have a Kiki TIE fighter [TS]

  pilot and it's not on sold this house [TS]

  all comes in and he's got a clear shot [TS]

  they don't know is there does he shoot [TS]

  Darth Vader no he doesn't he could've [TS]

  picked any one of those typewriters [TS]

  should he shoots the guy next to Darth [TS]

  Vader who explodes [TS]

  then what happens then does issue Darth [TS]

  Vader know he does nothing else he talks [TS]

  over the intercom nothing going on then [TS]

  what happens [TS]

  the guy next to Darth Vader flips out [TS]

  crashing into darth vader and eyes and [TS]

  causing I just getting off that guy is [TS]

  so fired [TS]

  honda low on funny though possibly the [TS]

  worst choice ever in like I'm going to [TS]

  come save you I'm coming out [TS]

  don't be haha that was all that was all [TS]

  what he had planned he saw this chain [TS]

  reaction like four steps in advance if I [TS]

  got you shoot that guy over there is [TS]

  gonna be a lot easier to hit it if Hans [TS]

  doing what you suggest there's no [TS]

  sequels [TS]

  yeah we can't kill that's that's what [TS]

  that was totally on his mind getting [TS]

  your adventures that a shot at Vader and [TS]

  missed and just wing them an invader [TS]

  would have flipped out and his little [TS]

  tumbling thing the other two guys could [TS]

  have bugged out of here because I mean [TS]

  he's flying and shooting at the same [TS]

  time he might just you know people get [TS]

  off wanting my to his head [TS]

  anyway i'm playing with a little apple [TS]

  to Joystiq basically and as the story of [TS]

  this story points out the the TIE [TS]

  fighter who flips out has enough time to [TS]

  say over the intercom lookout as he's [TS]

  stumbling towards may not know he was [TS]

  totally unperturbed no one shot him [TS]

  didn't graduate anything he just looked [TS]

  out at lookout I'm coming with you [TS]

  there's no reason to live he's like my [TS]

  wingman Bob just got blown up [TS]

  yeah buddy just yeah just got you should [TS]

  have swerve towards the wall not towards [TS]

  vader i love Bader's grunt of surprise [TS]

  to and the other hooks winblows water [TS]

  hot i will say that that is one of my [TS]

  the the end sort of climax there's my [TS]

  favorite teams and i still get [TS]

  goosebumps at that Han Solo's you know [TS]

  yeah he comes out of the Sun that's [TS]

  another lesson of the scene where it's [TS]

  so easy to do you just do a spotlight [TS]

  for the Sun that the ship the ship model [TS]

  sort of stops the sunbeams a little bit [TS]

  yeah her face it is so easy to do with [TS]

  personal checks and they that they knew [TS]

  what would work [TS]

  you know sometimes I think they knew or [TS]

  work and they stuck to the sweet spot [TS]

  again i would say i challenge you to [TS]

  take computer and make a better looking [TS]

  version of that to second scene with [TS]

  computer online Falcon and compassion i [TS]

  will say that you know in the Death Star [TS]

  battle there are clearly from my mind [TS]

  you know there's a lot of rough edges [TS]

  there's a lot of scenes of people going [TS]

  in for attacks on the Death Star [TS]

  yeah and that they didn't have the money [TS]

  to do it the way they want to look at [TS]

  you know terrible there are a lot of [TS]

  things that look really good and I think [TS]

  that's why the terrible scenes look look [TS]

  sad look worse because they're put up [TS]

  against a lot of things that look really [TS]

  really quite impressive especially for [TS]

  the time and so you know later versions [TS]

  of special effects were they to exist if [TS]

  someone were to redo that section of the [TS]

  movie [TS]

  for example you know you could [TS]

  definitely make stuff that looks cool [TS]

  but you know at the same time I think it [TS]

  there there's definitely a nostalgic [TS]

  value an A and an appreciation value to [TS]

  a lot of those scenes even out there [TS]

  awesome struck by how well they cut [TS]

  together the limited footage they have [TS]

  because they only have so many foot [TS]

  pictures of and the ships are going to [TS]

  the trench and chasing them and they're [TS]

  going to the trench again and they reuse [TS]

  scenes but they entered the intercut [TS]

  with scenes from inside the cockpit [TS]

  where they move the camera as if like [TS]

  they're riding slow-moving bucking [TS]

  Broncos for every x-wing fighter is [TS]

  bouncing every excellent pilot is slowly [TS]

  bouncing up and down so they cut to the [TS]

  close-up of that cut the side view of [TS]

  them going to the chance to cut to the [TS]

  point of view from Vader you know that [TS]

  they are hiding the fact that none of [TS]

  these shots are as good as that one [TS]

  camera move into the trench right but [TS]

  i'm amazed at how well it holds up [TS]

  without any enhancement or anything like [TS]

  that where they just keep it moving fast [TS]

  enough and I music and the tension of [TS]

  the scene you know you're not you're not [TS]

  paying attention right like you're [TS]

  you're focusing on the plot and every [TS]

  right you're caught up you caught up in [TS]

  the moment and they you know they don't [TS]

  let them linger on any one bad shot [TS]

  enough to for you to get upset but you [TS]

  know there are a couple there are a [TS]

  couple really really bad shots where [TS]

  they like the x-wing swoops in and shoot [TS]

  something on the surface of the Death [TS]

  Star it's like that looks that's a model [TS]

  but the terrible little model City there [TS]

  to the surface of decimal things were [TS]

  all shot in daylight so a lot of my [TS]

  meeting education and it shows but again [TS]

  you know i would use that is it a [TS]

  drawing attention to you know compared [TS]

  to the next two movies which clearly [TS]

  they're like well we learned a lot from [TS]

  that things never to do again and the [TS]

  next two movies look you know by the [TS]

  time you hit Jedi you know the effects [TS]

  are just a those effects look perfect to [TS]

  me still [TS]

  yeah and and song this the kids showing [TS]

  this to my children I don't I was trying [TS]

  to quiz them and in and in a way they [TS]

  don't know they're being asked but I [TS]

  don't think they'd notice any difference [TS]

  and if you're my koala lights like [TS]

  pointing down at them [TS]

  what did you see well you know that they [TS]

  can't distinguish like these effects are [TS]

  better than those effects with this [TS]

  movie looks better than that what you [TS]

  know sometimes they can tell but for [TS]

  Star Wars I don't think they noticed a [TS]

  real big difference between you know [TS]

  Star Wars and return of the jedi in [TS]

  terms of the effects quality because [TS]

  when you again when your kid all they [TS]

  see is the emotion of that scene and [TS]

  attention and they have no idea about [TS]

  anything else and that's certainly how [TS]

  it was for all of us [TS]

  I i do remember when I was some when i [TS]

  was 14 or 13 and so return of the jedi [TS]

  actually noticed how much better the [TS]

  effects were because there were so many [TS]

  different things moving at once right [TS]

  but I'm so so at the end we have the the [TS]

  death star blows up spoiler horn like [TS]

  you have the great sex scene of the of [TS]

  the photon torpedoes going in wait what [TS]

  when looking i know is this [TS]

  although there is a nice detail married [TS]

  you can see where the first shot missed [TS]

  ya [TS]

  and then it doesn't impact on the [TS]

  surface Luca takes a deep breath and [TS]

  whenever its metals for everybody except [TS]

  you probably like rebels who can take [TS]

  time to make medals for people [TS]

  what is the real without racism he was [TS]

  just the copilot if you're going to give [TS]

  the melt all the copilot's to then just [TS]

  how many metals we have to buy now I [TS]

  mean these aren't you gonna get one he [TS]

  was the copilot there were three guys [TS]

  you survived we give them to the main [TS]

  character is how the number of chips on [TS]

  the hand [TS]

  aliens don't get medals we don't serve [TS]

  their kind here get everyone everyone [TS]

  who survived gets a medal this isn't [TS]

  like kindergarten where everybody gets a [TS]

  medal of start they helped this is a [TS]

  medal for that cheese from a bow and she [TS]

  has you knows it she has to walk behind [TS]

  like someone's wife too and they go down [TS]

  the aisle he's gonna walk a step behind [TS]

  i believe chewy gets a medal in the [TS]

  comic also also I believe r2d2 and c3po [TS]

  have had necklaces with a big medallion [TS]

  of feel they are nicely polished up for [TS]

  the final scene that's another thing [TS]

  that struck me from from the beginning [TS]

  to the end of this movie [TS]

  how how good the props for the droids [TS]

  look they look like shiny metal robots [TS]

  and I don't like it when they don't be [TS]

  able to make shiny metal anymore but [TS]

  they just look more shiny in metal then [TS]

  shiny metal things moves today [TS]

  well it's not it's not i think the point [TS]

  is they don't look shiny to me because I [TS]

  think that's a problem with the cg stuff [TS]

  well when they get polished at the end [TS]

  but even even in the beginning when [TS]

  they're all scuffed up they look like [TS]

  metal [TS]

  yeah well they're scuffed up but like [TS]

  they look like there's a dull sort of [TS]

  matte finish to like artis dome I think [TS]

  that looks it looks like metal but it [TS]

  looks like you know well-worn metal Nazi [TS]

  threepio's got like a dentist a dent in [TS]

  his head like and he's all dusty and [TS]

  dirty [TS]

  I think they make them out [TS]

  plastic now maybe that's the problem [TS]

  they don't want it so easy to mold [TS]

  plastic that they didn't have some guy [TS]

  hammer out metal you know although i [TS]

  will say this time i did i don't know [TS]

  why but maybe because the pacing i [TS]

  laughed a kind of a previously at the [TS]

  part where they they take our two out of [TS]

  the x-wing afterwards and he's been shot [TS]

  by darth vader and looks terrible he's [TS]

  all blown up and everything and there's [TS]

  that brief my second of like oh no artoo [TS]

  and threepio goes on and then like like [TS]

  two seconds later [TS]

  everybody's like that will be by mr. [TS]

  robot isn't there a like a like a [TS]

  hard-bitten mechanic I this that's all [TS]

  right we'll get a patched-up without to [TS]

  that yeah but feel like they're like all [TS]

  right great glad to hear it let's go [TS]

  back to celebrate party we have it back [TS]

  in your mother for everybody's before [TS]

  they go into by we backed him up we [TS]

  totally backed him up beforehand so it [TS]

  will be fine also nobody seems to care [TS]

  about the the the like dozens of people [TS]

  the two dozen people who died and I've [TS]

  hack hero's of the rebellion [TS]

  yeah they're dead metals sprite more [TS]

  medals for me [TS]

  hey guys example we have extra metals [TS]

  here that the copilot's could get a [TS]

  except for that Wookiee room that scene [TS]

  has the worst line the entire movie for [TS]

  me tho you gotta do it well you let you [TS]

  get all the credit and take all the [TS]

  reward money they knew there was more to [TS]

  you than money you see what I'm saying [TS]

  here with this text that's an example of [TS]

  you know Arizona's great line George you [TS]

  can type the ship and you sure as hell [TS]

  can't say it but doesn't works written [TS]

  line not delivered well in the entire [TS]

  movie it's okay i do declare [TS]

  well that brings us actually John [TS]

  pointing that out i want i want you all [TS]

  to tell me something that you think is [TS]

  bad and Star Wars tell me somethin bad [TS]

  everybody who criticizes it is bad but [TS]

  they will never make another movie is [TS]

  good i think we covered a lot of stuff [TS]

  with the bad lightsabre effects some of [TS]

  the author the dialogue looping is bad [TS]

  sometimes that words coming out of my [TS]

  campers mouth don't match up with the [TS]

  word oh yeah the screen with a guy in [TS]

  Syracuse's bad the the death sentence on [TS]

  five planets or whatever he it's like [TS]

  almost nothing he says man [TS]

  just up with ya it's like they couldn't [TS]

  be bothered it ADR is a lost art or [TS]

  something and enough for a dr you know [TS]

  they're making all these crazy special [TS]

  effects in costumes i think they don't [TS]

  have time like something yeah something [TS]

  had to fall by the wayside there and if [TS]

  it's the loop and dialogue well nobody's [TS]

  really paying attention to their mouths [TS]

  you're ignoring his alien physiology he [TS]

  doesn't speak out of his mouth he speaks [TS]

  out of an organ lower down in his chest [TS]

  it doesn't necessarily match his lips [TS]

  that's racist years no metal for him [TS]

  then we don't look at me I know he'd be [TS]

  too on it with his chest mouth [TS]

  well I think it's funny that obi-wan [TS]

  Kenobi goes into hiding and he says i [TS]

  will use is assumed identity of Ben [TS]

  Kenobi know and we'll have a 5v what the [TS]

  Kenobi's are like the smiths of the [TS]

  Empire that's right yeah wizard Scott [TS]

  that was just a crazy old man okay well [TS]

  never finds get that line did he break [TS]

  that to that line of God in the other [TS]

  direction [TS]

  yeah that crazy old man is just a wizard [TS]

  now I don't argue it but he's still [TS]

  admitting he's a wizard either way it [TS]

  doesn't make sex crazy old with his head [TS]

  to marry and said very quickly so it's [TS]

  cause you don't have to think about is a [TS]

  wizard what I decide whether teachers [TS]

  always in all caps with periods between [TS]

  the letters that crazy old man is [TS]

  littered all right so my next my next [TS]

  round table question is I give me a [TS]

  favorite line from Star Wars your [TS]

  favorite line [TS]

  I gotta go with I find your lack of [TS]

  faith disturbing because it is one of [TS]

  the badass easiest of all badass lines [TS]

  delivered so calmly while talking [TS]

  someone without actually touching them [TS]

  without seemingly breaking a sweat sweat [TS]

  after the guys tried to chew you out you [TS]

  know it's like if the ultimate meeting [TS]

  scene like in your meetings at work and [TS]

  some guy knowing you and maybe your boss [TS]

  is getting on your case or whatever [TS]

  don't you wish you could force choke [TS]

  someone and calmly say I find your lack [TS]

  of faith in my plan to stick to hold [TS]

  their cup of starbucks cup of coffee [TS]

  that I gotta go with the way go with the [TS]

  line that i wrote on the back of the [TS]

  exam for my Christianity class in [TS]

  college which was hokey religions and [TS]

  ancient weapons are no match for a good [TS]

  blaster who said you found my professor [TS]

  professor didn't like that [TS]

  large on actually stole my answer so I i [TS]

  will agree with job plus 1 lots of words [TS]

  Greg yeah there's just there's too many [TS]

  but i'll go with John Wow [TS]

  come on guys this is your life and your [TS]

  lack of pants disturbing basically [TS]

  that's like it and if i had to go for a [TS]

  segment I would go for that walking down [TS]

  the hallway seen so many good lines that [TS]

  the Han Solo uh you know the baby ad lib [TS]

  dialogue when when she gets loose [TS]

  what I was gonna kill though I was like [TS]

  I'm gonna go with the wilhelm scream oh [TS]

  alright haha I you know everything [TS]

  really that you need to know in life I [TS]

  think you can learn from Star Wars for [TS]

  example I think you just got a book [TS]

  contract first find the controls that [TS]

  extend the bridge then shoot the control [TS]

  panel that advice will serve you and let [TS]

  me tell you come in handy more times and [TS]

  and the meta advice have a woman tell [TS]

  you what to do at all times [TS]

  there is a serious like workman's comp [TS]

  problem on the Death Star is being out [TS]

  with the classical chasms and the [TS]

  bridges but yeah they're carrying this [TS]

  number has no railings and all I mean I [TS]

  realize show would have our feet there's [TS]

  no place osha they were probably you [TS]

  know over budget and they gotta build [TS]

  the whole big ball when I ever met [TS]

  planet killing laser but there's no [TS]

  railings anywhere so you just you know [TS]

  you stepped through a door that's like [TS]

  whoa get to the end of the world they [TS]

  lose more stormtroopers that way but you [TS]

  know the Emperor had the Senate [TS]

  dissolved it stands to reason he's going [TS]

  to dissolve all related bureaucracies [TS]

  like the space IRS star wars it's not [TS]

  it's not it's not silly safety [TS]

  regulations what's really easy if you [TS]

  need to get rid of somebody's [TS]

  incompetent you just gotta be like hey [TS]

  joe is it over there and over your right [TS]

  thigh [TS]

  it's just a painting on glass it's [TS]

  actually two feet it seems like a very [TS]

  odd safe workplace that's taking a [TS]

  picture of of all the mattresses that [TS]

  are under the yeah the antenna hanging [TS]

  off of the bottom of Cloud City yes [TS]

  yeah it it takes away some of the [TS]

  mystique well you know like they have [TS]

  the spaceports we're like the Millennium [TS]

  Falcon parks just open to space with [TS]

  magnetic shielding to keep for the [TS]

  vacuum of space and killing everybody so [TS]

  presumably you just walk to the edge [TS]

  there and check your body through the [TS]

  magnetic you know she'll be waiting [TS]

  plus there's like a 15 amp fuse that's [TS]

  holding the whole thing together or [TS]

  somebody plugs in their air conditioner [TS]

  on the Death Star hairdryers whatsoever [TS]

  we just vented a airlock to space along [TS]

  had just actually what happens is [TS]

  favored is brewing a new pot of coffee [TS]

  just goes off [TS]

  yeah I find your lack of voltage [TS]

  disturbing against regulation that's [TS]

  right this is really not up to code [TS]

  dan I know you mentioned this we should [TS]

  talk a little bit at least about about [TS]

  John Williams score for this i have I [TS]

  totally have a man-crush on John [TS]

  Williams true he's awesome isn't magic [TS]

  think you have still got tangles anytime [TS]

  I hear the star wars-themed startup I [TS]

  there's something something that has [TS]

  been hardwired into my brain I have a [TS]

  physiological reaction to it you should [TS]

  consult a neurologist [TS]

  I see them conduct the boston pops up [TS]

  with the star wars music anytime and [TS]

  it's just a fantastic experience but i [TS]

  mean i think this is one of the the [TS]

  earlier of his really sort of bombastic [TS]

  scores which I think then became sort of [TS]

  a a trademark perhaps overused later on [TS]

  but it's just is such a great sword and [TS]

  John talked a little bit before about [TS]

  filling out you know the soundscape and [TS]

  if without the music this this movie [TS]

  would not be the movie that it is i mean [TS]

  it just it would I think it would fall [TS]

  flat in a lot of places but there's [TS]

  something in the complexity of it the [TS]

  the interweaving all the motifs and the [TS]

  different themes for the different [TS]

  characters that really you know enhances [TS]

  the entire experience and and dare I say [TS]

  there are there are movies there are [TS]

  related movies that without dialogue [TS]

  could still be saved by the music [TS]

  yeah like the the music in this thing is [TS]

  it does acting for the [TS]

  actors who either can't or won't do it [TS]

  in particular seems and the one that [TS]

  comes to mind the clip that i picked for [TS]

  possibly bookending the show with is [TS]

  that the dual sunsets in Luke has no [TS]

  lines that scene in terms of facial [TS]

  acting he's not asked to do too much and [TS]

  in fact lead into that scene he does [TS]

  this child just kick the dirt [TS]

  frustration thing which doesn't look [TS]

  that great but the music is the actor in [TS]

  that scene like that that is like the [TS]

  heart of the movie of Luke you know [TS]

  wants to get off the planet [TS]

  he doesn't have any lines you didn't say [TS]

  anything the music does all the talking [TS]

  in that scene and that's that's the one [TS]

  musical cues home we not the bombastic [TS]

  opening that that always gets me is that [TS]

  the the binary son said you know strings [TS]

  thing with the crescendo that is just [TS]

  that's the best musical moment of this [TS]

  whole movie that's a group that's a [TS]

  great piece I mean that's my point in [TS]

  the entire series for me it just [TS]

  visually with the music that's the one [TS]

  that gets me so this is something [TS]

  special [TS]

  [Music] [TS]

  [Music] [TS]

  and no dialogue no acting it's all the [TS]

  music i actually went to tosha's station [TS]

  to get power converters yeah it makes us [TS]

  free makes us forget that whiny boy that [TS]

  we saw [TS]

  yeah absolutely when I wouldn't listen [TS]

  the score you know that last bit too i [TS]

  think right at the death star you know [TS]

  right when all this sort of the tension [TS]

  is is all ramped up there's just a great [TS]

  moment there i think in the music as [TS]

  well that like I can listen to that [TS]

  music and it's hard for me to listen to [TS]

  music and do something else at the same [TS]

  time because immediately I'm transported [TS]

  to the Death Star trench and like oh my [TS]

  god this is it does i got to make this [TS]

  shot you know and i think it's just it [TS]

  raises the tension so much it's so it's [TS]

  so evocative that I think it just it [TS]

  just transports me how did Lucas and get [TS]

  these people and one knows bribery [TS]

  blackmail [TS]

  I think you you know he has the American [TS]

  Graffiti you [TS]

  Thank You American Graffiti that's the [TS]

  that's his whole résumé other than his [TS]

  college movies but he gets people who [TS]

  are just absolutely brilliant at what [TS]

  they do with he knew lots of people here [TS]

  including Francis Ford Coppola and you [TS]

  know hehe so he had connection American [TS]

  Graffiti made a lot of money and i'm [TS]

  american graffiti was a huge hit on a [TS]

  lot of these people were not you know [TS]

  the people there John Williams while a [TS]

  great composer was not right on Williams [TS]

  haven't you know to get John Williams [TS]

  before he's John Williams is it is a [TS]

  bigger achievement than getting him [TS]

  after his John Williams yeah true i I've [TS]

  been I think you know part of it is like [TS]

  like like jason said United he had the [TS]

  connections he was in with that [TS]

  community and I think they're just you [TS]

  know maybe someone it's just luck [TS]

  they're like you got Mark Hamill right [TS]

  but then also got everything forward so [TS]

  you don't know which one is going to [TS]

  turn out to be the Harrison Ford and [TS]

  which one is going to be the mark hamill [TS]

  although I shouldn't say bad things [TS]

  about Mark Hamill because i have good [TS]

  things to say about him because his [TS]

  Joker in Batman the series right there [TS]

  you go that I was gonna say anybody who [TS]

  says Mark Hamill is not a good actor [TS]

  that's just proof that you know you can [TS]

  go he can still do some some he's got [TS]

  some chops they just happen to be in a [TS]

  different direction so the I think it's [TS]

  time for us to break the glass and [TS]

  discuss the fact that these movies were [TS]

  then sort of jute we do her as this for [TS]

  our three [TS]

  well I'm hoping [TS]

  will be the last topic of this special [TS]

  two-part uncomfortable i hope it's two [TS]

  parts because i was those are great way [TS]

  to wreck on [TS]

  yes special editions [TS]

  I'm just gonna throw it out there [TS]

  because we pretend they don't exist but [TS]

  I think we have to talk about them they [TS]

  made special editions where they cleaned [TS]

  up a lot of stuff so a lot of it looks [TS]

  better but they also made changes and [TS]

  then they did some things that don't [TS]

  that are very different and don't [TS]

  necessarily look better and i know there [TS]

  are some strong feelings about this [TS]

  well I want to give some good feelings [TS]

  about the special editions this is [TS]

  saying that i have good feelings with [TS]

  the pickles here's my good feelings [TS]

  about the special launch their accuses [TS]

  bad 100 now let's this is 0 you'll feel [TS]

  better after it so star wars we've all [TS]

  seen it and lived in whatever and [TS]

  hitting on away and we knew they were [TS]

  doing these prequel things the prospect [TS]

  of which was unbelievably exciting to [TS]

  all of us right because we didn't know [TS]

  I'm whoa whoa they did they did what [TS]

  yeah so but they have these ads in the [TS]

  movie theater for the special editions [TS]

  and what they would show is a look at [TS]

  one of the one i remember is they show a [TS]

  little television screen with our or [TS]

  playing on it saying this is how you [TS]

  remember Star Wars people because you [TS]

  probably didn't see in the theater [TS]

  because you were just born around that [TS]

  time and i have liked any mono audio [TS]

  coming out of it and then they have a CG [TS]

  x-wing come flying out of the screen [TS]

  shoot a TIE fighter and fly through the [TS]

  resulting explosion with all the [TS]

  surround sound on and it was like that [TS]

  was like you know that little thing to [TS]

  show the TV screens like that's not how [TS]

  I remember star wars and then exploded [TS]

  into that it's like yes that's how I [TS]

  remember star wars and they showed us [TS]

  the CG and next the typewriters [TS]

  everything and it was an exciting [TS]

  feeling of like I'm going to get to see [TS]

  Star Wars again in the theater [TS]

  little did we know what they would do to [TS]

  the movie all we knew is that you know [TS]

  that explains look really good [TS]

  yeah those were really effective ads but [TS]

  that's an artifact of the cultural [TS]

  ubiquity of Star Wars i mean i remember [TS]

  star wars in the theaters that's my [TS]

  memory stores not on the TV screen but I [TS]

  mean there's a generation of people like [TS]

  me who did wrong as the most of it will [TS]

  not turn off i'm saying it was exciting [TS]

  we were excited to see these special we [TS]

  were excited to see if they just [TS]

  re-released in theaters period we've [TS]

  been great but we're excited to see this [TS]

  special new edition of Star Wars and [TS]

  they didn't show you all the horrible [TS]

  things that they [TS]

  due to the movies individuals at that [TS]

  point you thought like hey cool we see [TS]

  you know it's like Star Wars but better [TS]

  right [TS]

  and like so let's take let's check them [TS]

  off one of the horrible things that [TS]

  we're done reduces first I have says the [TS]

  worst 320 shoot cars that's the worst [TS]

  terrible and it's worse because so [TS]

  needless to say then reconnected to [TS]

  having it be sort of like get hit on [TS]

  kind of twitches and and they shoot [TS]

  someone that was in the original special [TS]

  edition looks terrible there it's bad [TS]

  technically it's bad plot-wise yeah okay [TS]

  so there's there's a doubles there's [TS]

  their little creatures underfoot [TS]

  everywhere there's little flourishes [TS]

  they're just extraneous like throughout [TS]

  the entire movie establishing shot of [TS]

  Mos Eisley when they fly in and they [TS]

  have a big dinosaur by and I guy punches [TS]

  a robot out of the air and all sorts [TS]

  yeah there is a shot [TS]

  there's one shot that I really love from [TS]

  the special edition which you know it [TS]

  doesn't bother me that it's not in the [TS]

  the original movie like I'm fine without [TS]

  it but like as a shot i love the shot of [TS]

  the phone can actually taking off from [TS]

  authorized Lee there's like an overhead [TS]

  shot that looks better than the original [TS]

  shot yes it's just a great-looking shot [TS]

  and it's kinda again i said i just love [TS]

  the Millennium Falcon so much like it [TS]

  just it's so cool to see it like in [TS]

  action [TS]

  it's a little early 90 CGS a lot of [TS]

  these things I mean it's not yeah a lot [TS]

  of it looks dated now which is they [TS]

  don't look as good on Mike [TS]

  no they don't I didn't mind the Haunted [TS]

  job scene just because it had a Harrison [TS]

  Ford you know it had been shot original [TS]

  I don't think it's necessary and I think [TS]

  job looks pretty bad but it was the clip [TS]

  of Harrison Ford from the original [TS]

  filming that we hadn't seen before but [TS]

  it looks like a deleted scene you know [TS]

  well it looks like something we [TS]

  shouldn't be seen because this [TS]

  performance is not that great and the [TS]

  horrible effects and walking over and it [TS]

  lately duplicated in the in the grito [TS]

  seem it's like it's some the Lucan big [TS]

  scene though that they didn't know [TS]

  eventually found its way to youtube from [TS]

  on Tatooine [TS]

  yeah that didn't add anything it like [TS]

  that's the stuff they cut it for a [TS]

  reason you know right right of course [TS]

  but it's still need to see it you've [TS]

  seen every year you know square [TS]

  centimeter of this movie again and again [TS]

  because it doesn't need to be in the [TS]

  movie though [TS]

  and you're right i just ate it's an [TS]

  extra scene collectors thing I have a [TS]

  copy of you like the role playing game 4 [TS]

  star wars and they had like photo in [TS]

  certain parts of it and there's a photo [TS]

  in there of a scene that I couldn't [TS]

  remember from the movie which is from [TS]

  Jedi it's like a sandstorm we're getting [TS]

  back on the money fuckin and like which [TS]

  i think is a cutscene from Jedi and I [TS]

  was just like well where is this from [TS]

  like how can i find this where is it [TS]

  like that and to see a movie that like [TS]

  like greg did like you know inside and [TS]

  out like you know every scene every line [TS]

  every little detail and all of a sudden [TS]

  someone tells you about the way there's [TS]

  this other hole like you know a [TS]

  10-minute scene and you'll be like what [TS]

  it's like looking at looking at the [TS]

  storyboards or the the production art [TS]

  you know it's like oh wow you know I [TS]

  collected all that the cards bedsheets [TS]

  the double album that folded open this [TS]

  the visual book that was just a [TS]

  collection of stills from the movie I i [TS]

  devoured this stuff and then the special [TS]

  editions came along and and just kind of [TS]

  shit all over it [TS]

  I mean you know and I was an age where [TS]

  like I was 17 or something and so you [TS]

  know watching that was it was really [TS]

  exciting at the time and I think it took [TS]

  a while before we started to think like [TS]

  one you know maybe this is her tampered [TS]

  with something I think you know it sort [TS]

  of felt wrong right away the ring they [TS]

  put around the death star explosion of [TS]

  some stuff that's all wrong i don't like [TS]

  all wrong way although we did we did [TS]

  take delight in coming out of the movie [TS]

  theater from watching star wars and [TS]

  saying loudly to everybody I can't [TS]

  believe the death star actually blew up [TS]

  the moon this time we were assholes i [TS]

  did like the the the idea of the the [TS]

  things they couldn't do in the dogfight [TS]

  that they try to do better [TS]

  that was a noble effort I so I think the [TS]

  cg dated too badly for really but at [TS]

  least at least that was like you can [TS]

  imagine that they would have filmed that [TS]

  scene like that whereas for example the [TS]

  establishing shot mostly they never [TS]

  would have found that like that with [TS]

  those camera moves and always kept it [TS]

  was generally never thought I was just [TS]

  showing off right and that that feels [TS]

  that feels cheap yet and it's not it [TS]

  doesn't fit in with the movie they would [TS]

  have shot those angles they wouldn't [TS]

  shop those those actions they would have [TS]

  done those camera moves just from a [TS]

  different movie it's it doesn't belong [TS]

  there at all yeah so the I think see I [TS]

  don't even have the originals in any [TS]

  form now i think the the DVD [TS]

  transference of the laser disc is what i [TS]

  have in those [TS]

  you know i think i have those and I may [TS]

  have those somewhere that's what I used [TS]

  to have now they did actually release a [TS]

  DVD version right that that has the [TS]

  original untampered versions on it [TS]

  yeah they're not like its standard-def [TS]

  horrible quality [TS]

  well it's exactly what my understanding [TS]

  is it's exactly what's on the laser [TS]

  discs [TS]

  yeah but his worst quality than [TS]

  laserdisc quality like they heavily [TS]

  heavily compressed inch and shoved it on [TS]

  my just watched it on a laserdisc and i [TS]

  will say the quality is not that great [TS]

  know about the quality of my DVD as i [TS]

  have the DVD transfers of that when i [TS]

  watch that as compared to the hidden [TS]

  original new hope that's on one of my [TS]

  official star wars dvds that the [TS]

  transfers look better I don't they clean [TS]

  them up or something that it's they that [TS]

  is surprising to me I mean I know [TS]

  they've already went on HDTV and they're [TS]

  all standard yeah you know I have to [TS]

  zoom in on mine just take it even fill [TS]

  up the screen because it's widescreen [TS]

  it's a widescreen format laserdisc but [TS]

  laser discs were only 43 so you get bars [TS]

  all the way around [TS]

  what is best in your mind if I can't [TS]

  really watch it as easily in my no oh [TS]

  yes you can write i believe when they [TS]

  release the blu-rays they're going to [TS]

  release a version of the movie but it's [TS]

  not going to be cleaned up in any way of [TS]

  the original I don't think that's the [TS]

  case i'll be very surprised i mean they [TS]

  really so there's also technically [TS]

  there's another edition right like there [TS]

  because there's the specialist and I [TS]

  have like a set i have two sets of VHS [TS]

  tapes i have the original like you know [TS]

  early nineties version i guess and then [TS]

  these but i do have a special edition [TS]

  version on VHS and i believe the [TS]

  versions that were then subsequently [TS]

  released on DVD have further changes in [TS]

  them because yet I for example they have [TS]

  hayden christensen in there there's an [TS]

  ultimate edition i guess is what I'm [TS]

  sorry [TS]

  Hayden so maidens con Hayden Planetarium [TS]

  i don't know i keep forgetting that [TS]

  version and that's the version that I've [TS]

  got your brain protecting you from it's [TS]

  a leave the fact i actually don't even [TS]

  own star wars on DVD which feels weird [TS]

  to me [TS]

  wow I mean I bought the laser discs with [TS]

  the extent of transferring them to my [TS]

  computer and making dvds out of them and [TS]

  then was stymied on several occasions [TS]

  where i try to actually do that's just [TS]

  go download them they're easier to find [TS]

  for now yes but I own the [TS]

  I got a you have no idea so I acquired a [TS]

  laserdisc player that my best friend's [TS]

  dad just happened to be throwing away [TS]

  after i already had the laser discs and [TS]

  was like how the hell am I ever coming [TS]

  so i have this latest player which is [TS]

  dedicated to playing Star Wars it sits [TS]

  on a shelf unless it's fucking stuck for [TS]

  words [TS]

  Wow yes that's commitment that is [TS]

  commitment i should be committed [TS]

  yes that is for sure well what else any [TS]

  anything that we haven't already covered [TS]

  for for this in our special epic [TS]

  two-part podcast almost certainly but [TS]

  we'll have to just come back into a star [TS]

  trek is still better [TS]

  oh no how you just wait you just SAT [TS]

  through two hours just so you can pop [TS]

  that out didn't you [TS]

  victory is mine haha [TS]

  can you imagine having a two-hour [TS]

  conversation about any of the Star Trek [TS]

  movies seriously stuck no its got milk [TS]

  is bad huh [TS]

  he's almost as bad as Stockman healthy [TS]

  guy is pretty much worse [TS]

  that's the less interesting one who [TS]

  wears a shirt with no patterns on the [TS]

  stock McNulty I mean don't get me wrong [TS]

  I like Star Wars it's very nice but uh [TS]

  huh and scrapping all these bad but it [TS]

  never really get it so I'm excited to [TS]

  rewatch Star Wars movies right and then [TS]

  when i rewatch them there's always parts [TS]

  where i am incredibly bored and I think [TS]

  this is much better in my mind then was [TS]

  supposed to star trek one you know [TS]

  well start required which is riveting [TS]

  still going on it let's not lower [TS]

  celebrating his level [TS]

  yes oh I'm not saying it's bad i'm just [TS]

  saying that it is not i don't have a [TS]

  special laser disc player to watch for [TS]

  example i admit that i am a little bit [TS]

  on the obsessive side just a time tab so [TS]

  it's fun and it's fine but it's just [TS]

  that it never really get captured my [TS]

  imagination I'm a Star Trek fan I have [TS]

  imagination I'm a Star Trek fan I have [TS]

  breitling like most of you I've written [TS]

  to star trek spec script [TS]

  uh-huh Star Wars is a seminal cultural [TS]

  event know and i agree with you and I [TS]

  think that it changed the world [TS]

  I think that the star wars as a cultural [TS]

  phenomenon is more interesting than the [TS]

  movies themselves the movies are you [TS]

  trying to include the second movie in [TS]

  that and even our own exists because of [TS]

  the movies i know but it's it's taken [TS]

  out a greater importance than the movies [TS]

  itself there's a lot of people who are [TS]

  wrong and they say empires a better [TS]

  movie than Star Wars now there and know [TS]

  how to run because because when you had [TS]

  going into Empire you are coming from [TS]

  Star Wars going into Star Wars you're [TS]

  coming from zero your grading on degree [TS]

  of difficulty will discuss in the next [TS]

  episode if you could be on the go from a [TS]

  world without star wars is not this is [TS]

  not diving there's no degree of [TS]

  difficulty because into a world with [TS]

  Star Wars it changes everything [TS]

  yes if you're doing the back half gainer [TS]

  its core differently than if you just [TS]

  doing straight you know yeah but on a [TS]

  diving term yeah could you try i wanted [TS]

  to back out of the ordinary game woman [TS]

  yes but we understand the concept degree [TS]

  of difficulty and this is the argument [TS]

  being made [TS]

  yes I design because it matters if you [TS]

  do with this is that it's not just a [TS]

  movie that's not how that's not how [TS]

  things are graded and how life works [TS]

  oh it is how life works it's the impact [TS]

  thankies don't get half a World Series [TS]

  win because they had babers get the [TS]

  whole win [TS]

  not in my world they don't want it is [TS]

  easier for you had babe ruth so we're [TS]

  going into a third hour then no no it [TS]

  will save that save that for the Empire [TS]

  podcast we can discuss its place in the [TS]

  pantheon with the McLaughlin group of [TS]

  Star Wars long goes on forever [TS]

  all right or wrong alright well I feel [TS]

  as if we've barely scratched the surface [TS]

  but we we've we've spent a lot of time [TS]

  scratching that certain so what we're [TS]

  gonna we're gonna have table it here the [TS]

  surface was itchy [TS]

  thus ends our epic Star Wars podcast [TS]

  until we do a revisiting we will we will [TS]

  we will talk the Empire strike strikes [TS]

  back in the next little while so stay [TS]

  tuned for that [TS]

  and until next time I want to thank my [TS]

  guests [TS]

  John siracusa thank you for being here [TS]

  force be with you always [TS]

  how did Dan Morgan thank you mm-hmm [TS]

  Scott fixed LT thank you but I knew he [TS]

  was gonna do our 2 i've got nothing to [TS]

  do an English accent Greg 3030 quickly a [TS]

  thank you Jason when I got nothing [TS]

  that's good you could you could have [TS]

  just said see drinking coffee [TS]

  yeah that's this I find your lack of [TS]

  cream disturbing you could have gone [TS]

  with a female choice [TS]

  the more you tighten your grandfather [TS]

  started yet sleep through your things [TS]

  through your fingers there is it there's [TS]

  at least three women in the Star Wars [TS]

  trilogy ok [TS]

  and on that note thanks everybody for [TS]

  listening to this edition of the [TS]

  uncomfortable we'll see you next time [TS]

  [Music] [TS]

  but now i'm perfectly willing to believe [TS]

  that everything on the west coast looks [TS]

  like Star Wars yes it does i go i drive [TS]

  to work every day in a in a ja sam [TS]

  speeder and your house is this little [TS]

  this little igloo that is miraculously [TS]

  large inside like the tarts it's TARDIS [TS]

  yeah that's exactly what it is and i [TS]

  have a protocol droid who serves BTW and [TS]

  smile but it speaks bocce and the binary [TS]

  language of moisture vaporators generous [TS]

  very similar to very similar to the [TS]

  little sisters [TS]

  yeah load literacy rate loaders load [TS]

  lifters do they left a l'eau de l'eau to [TS]

  lift you get out guys that will be all [TS]

  right [TS]

  this will be a edit this part [TS]

  note to self and put it back in and [TS]

  extend this scene [TS]

  yeah it'll be much better sound effects [TS]