Wed, 12 December 2012
A displacement of geographic proportions left our podcast in an unintended hiatus. Now that Jay's moved across the country and settled into his new digs, we're back behind the mics and getting into our old routine.
Episode 54 drops us at the end of our Star Wars series, where we sit and take a look at 1983's Return of the Jedi. The final installment of the Original Trilogy is a controversial piece to say the least, but a renewed look at the movie brings a few surprises. We talk about the Return of the Jedi that might have been (Han dies before the first half of the movie?) and the Return of the Jedi that will never be again (Hayden Christensen's Ghost... need we say more?). You don't even have to be an Ewok lover to find something to agree with us with in this show... we run the gamut of opinions and have a lot to talk about.
And the timing of our episode couldn't have come at a better time! Between the news of the Disney buyout of LucasFilm and the announcement of Episodes VII through IX, there's a whole slew of new stuff for us to offer up our opinion on. We're going to tell you why you don't REALLY want to see the original cast in the new movie, why it's a terrible idea to film the Heir to the Empire trilogy in this day and age, and what it's going to take for the new movies to be successful.
We cap off the show with a look at the road ahead for movies and our current landscape of TV. The new Star Trek teaser certainly teased, the poster for Man of Steel has us intrigued, and Homeland's looking pretty solid.
As always, thank you to our fans for your patience and understanding. We appreciate it as the Universe is taking us in new and exciting directions in our personal lives! If you'd like to reach us, give us a ring at 714-758-5027 (you can call or text)! Or if you don't want to hear the sounds of our voices, you can click through to our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/rwpodcast
0:00 to 5:01 - Intro
5:01 to 43:57 - Return of the Jedi (spoiler filled discussion)
43:57 to 1:06:43 - The future of Star Wars
1:06:43 to End - Star Trek teaser (some mild spoilers), the Man of Steel, Homeland