Mon, 19 September 2011
Pew Pew.... Gotcha!
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... two young, wide-eyed children came across a science-fiction piece that would forever change their lives. It was called Star Wars: A New Hope. Those two boys, Jay and Parris, would have no idea what wonders this movie might have in store for them, but little did they know that it would also change their lives.
This podcast takes an exclusive focus on Episode IV. We start by talking about how we each were introduced to the series, the ways it shaped our childhood, and how it turned us into die-hard fans. Our conversation rolls through the entire progression of the movie, with each of us talking about our favorite scene from the original, and how the movie has held up over time.
Towards the end of the podcast, we talk about the "evolution" of A New Hope (and we use the term as loosely as possible) as it has been through wave after wave of changes. We look at the Special Edition update and how it actually manages to serve a good purpose for A New Hope in particular, and lament the loss of Han Solo's backbone. We also talk about our disappointment in the recent Blu-ray releases, and how George Lucas might just be one of the most brilliant business men of all time.
If you're an RSS subscriber, either through a Feed Reader or through iTunes, Zune, or some other podcast downloader, you'll find a special bonus download waiting for you! Episode 44B was recorded immediately after our A New Hope episode, and talks exclusively about "new" stuff. Jay talks about his adventures and disappointments working through a back log of Breaking Bad, we talk about the fourth season of True Blood, the miasma of disappointment that was Torchwood: Miracle Day, and how Optimus Prime is now a heartless assassin as a result of Transformers 3. This bonus podcast comes out to roughly 30 minutes of material, produced exclusively for our fans. Thank you so much for your patience during our hiatuses.
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