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Yes, I saw that on the panel and I was kind of like, okay.
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And also the ship that Obi-Wan's kind of commanding looks kind of odd.
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He just kind of jumps up to it. But anyways, that being said,
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we are five minutes into the podcast and only on the first panel.
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So let's keep moving.
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Qui-Gon learns he drives better when he's Force drunk.
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But violence is the root of all evil and the true meaning of Arbor Day.
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Meanwhile, Mace Windu
joins the Geek Force squad.
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Today we discuss balance and the weapon on this edition of the 11 Parsecs podcast.
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Hello and welcome to podcast number two of the 11 Parsecs podcast.
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I'm your host, Eric. I'm here with my co-host, John.
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And we are bringing you our first comic book review today.
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So for those that aren't familiar with the podcast,
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please go back and listen to podcast Zero or what we call kind of the prequel.
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Basically, that's going to explain to you that we are attempting to read
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in which we kind of document it.
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which was a wonderful book. It's a great podcast. Go back and listen to that.
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The book is definitely worth reading.
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It really kind of was a great starter in my opinion for this whole kind of project.
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But today, today I'm very excited because as a comic book reader for my entire life,
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I get to introduce my co-host, John, to comic books.
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Somebody who has never read comic books, right?
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I mean, you've never read anything.
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Well, OK, no, I've never read any Star Wars comics.
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I read comic books like any red-blooded American child.
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OK, well, what did you read?
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About 30 years ago.
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Oh, I don't know.
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I read Spider-Man.
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OK, like Amazing Spider-Man.
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OK, Marvel stuff. OK, I take that back.
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I thought you had never read any comic book.
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No, but I was never serious about it.
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It was buy one, read it, and throw it away.
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OK, so it wasn't like collecting or anything like that.
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I've been comic collecting for pretty much my entire life at some point or another.
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And I was really excited because I really thought this was your first comic book.
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I thought you had just never read comic books.
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Today, we are reviewing two different—well, I shouldn't say one comic book and one story.
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And the reason I'm saying one comic book and one story is if we're going back down our list,
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and again, if you're unfamiliar with the list, the list is our chronological order
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in which we are reading and consuming all new canon stories.
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That includes comic books, books, movies, TV shows, audio dramas, all different things.
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Today, I think we've jumped ahead seven years and we're at 33BBY.
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And there's two things that happen at 33BBY.
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Both of them happen to be comic books.
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And then also, there is another—and this is kind of tough to describe,
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but if you're not a comic book reader, a lot of times at the end of the year,
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or I shouldn't even say the end of the year because it's not necessarily December,
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but at the end of a comic run after a couple of different issues,
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they'll either have a special or an annual.
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And that's usually just a small collection of stories that are like, I don't know,
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eight to ten pages long that are just kind of little excerpts of things that either
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maybe were hinted at in the comic book over the last run or just different things.
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So there is a story called The Weapon that is in the Age of Republic
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that we're also going to kind of talk about tonight.
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It's kind of neat because it's actually our first kind of foray into Mace Windu
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which is really cool because I love Mace
as a character.
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But let's start off with reviewing or talking about Qui-Gon Jinn
's The Balance.
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One thing I do want to note, and I should have noted it earlier on the podcast,
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if you're unfamiliar with the podcast, maybe this is the first podcast episode that you're listening to,
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make sure you understand that we are not in any way, shape, or form spoiler free.
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We discuss every single bit about everything that we consume.
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So that includes movies, that includes endings to books, that includes endings to comics,
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that includes big deaths, all sorts of stuff.
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If you don't want to know any of that stuff, please don't listen to this episode of the podcast
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for these two pieces of media because we are going to totally talk about it and totally break them down.
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John, are you good starting off with The Balance?
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I think that's probably a pretty good way to start it off just because we just got done with Master and Apprentice
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Yeah, no, it's great.
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So first off, just to clarify, both of us are reading this comic off of Comixology,
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which is Amazon's digital comic kind of thing.
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As a comic book collector, I actually have the Qui-Gon Jinn
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but I didn't want to open it. This is going to sound so elitist.
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I didn't want to open it because I didn't want to ruin the comic itself to read it.
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Yeah, there you go.
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Yeah, I know. I get it. I get it.
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So I've kept it bagged, and I actually read the digital version because I've got the Comixology one.
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which is really awesome because it allows you to read tons of different comics and this one happened to be on the list.
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But that being said, it's different reading a comic book on the iPad versus having the actual paper in your hand and stuff like that.
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So I hate that I wasn't able to patch that comic but I don't trust Grease on my comic book so I kept it to myself.
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I actually did consider ordering the print edition to have the authentic comic book experience.
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We still call them comic books right? These are not graphic novels.
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No, no, no, these are comics.
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To have the authentic comic book experience but this was really fun reading it digitally.
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It's in glorious color, I mean it's so brilliant. It was a real treat.
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Yeah, and to totally agree with you on that front, the colors are extremely vivid, the art is extremely vivid.
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And don't get me wrong, you get that on paper product but to see it in digital format is kind of neat and it is a new way for me to read comics.
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So as I just mentioned, I didn't want to read this one myself or take it out of my bag and board.
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But I didn't want to take it out of my bag and board because I was afraid I'd get something on it.
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And that thing that I would probably get on it is beer because as anybody that's listened to the first couple of episodes knows,
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we drink beer while we consume Star Wars.
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So John, I know for a fact right now you're drinking something tasty. What are you drinking?
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Oh, that sounds good. I don't think I've had that.
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It is very good. It's still not quite up to the Golden Monkey
gold standard if you will because that's my favorite.
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But what is?
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So where's Reformation? Is it?
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I think it's nearby. Marietta or something?
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Yeah, Marietta. I couldn't remember if it was Marietta or Smyrna or where it's actually at.
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But yeah, I knew it's around the North Metro Atlanta area.
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So I'm going to bum you out because like I said, I'm still on my kind of keto thing going on.
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So I have discovered Scofflaw, who is another Metro Atlanta brewer.
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Their hardcessors are actually pretty darn good.
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And it's funny because like I know both of us were big fans of basement. Big fans of basement.
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But I've never enjoyed basement Pog, which is their pineapple orange grapefruit.
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That's probably my favorite of the two.
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Yeah, so I do not like Pog. I've never been a fan of Pog.
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But I will say that they use the same flavors in their Seltzer and it's really, really good.
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I didn't know they made Seltzer.
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Yeah, and they're big 16 ounce cans too, which makes it even better because I can drink one and not feel guilty.
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But yeah, it's not many carbs either.
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So it's really good. It's a Seltzer.
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I'm actually going to pop the top now as we normally do.
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I'm sure you probably heard that through the mic.
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But yeah, not bad.
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130 calories for a 16 ounce Seltzer at 5% alcohol.
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That's pretty good.
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Next time I'll wait.
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I didn't know we were doing an official top popping.
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So on the next episode, we will have synchronized pop tops.
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That'll be pretty good.
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Yeah, we can sync the audio to that too.
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That's how we know the podcast has begun.
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So coming off our discussion last week about Qui-Gon Jinn
and his kind of—I hate using the term rebel ways as a Jedi,
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but more along the lines of not always in lockstep with the Jedi Council
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What did you think of this comic overall?
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And like I said, last time whenever we reviewed the book, I wanted to do more of a review of—how do I say it?
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I wanted to do a whole review and give a number.
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But I really want to say that I think for the movies and the books versus the comics,
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because comics are a shorter story, much more impactful because they've got to do a lot of things on one page and three or four panels.
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So what did you think overall of the story?
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Like, what were you thinking?
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It definitely helped round out the character.
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I was very grateful for that.
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It is a very impressive product.
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It is just—the artwork is fantastic.
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So if you want to get more detailed, I can jump right in on that.
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Yeah, let me give a quick overview of the actual comic too.
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I should have done this at the beginning of it.
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There's a bunch of different series that they kind of came out with toward the beginning of—or I should say the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019.
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And the Qui-Gon Jinn
, the one—the balance story that we're talking about is actually the Qui-Gon Jinn
comic for that time.
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And I think Obi-Wan also had one in the series.
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He may have had one in the later series too.
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Hollywood reporter deadline like I think I think it's pretty safe to say yeah but
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they're not actively working on it right now because of the strikes so as always
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hopefully they can come to an agreement so that this can actually happen because
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we really want this to happen right it's exciting news but it's in the midst of
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the strikes which need to happen and like I said last week it's like Disney+
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and all the other producers just need to get their poodoo together and it sounds
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like it sounds like they are starting to go back towards negotiations fingers
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crossed but just pay your writers more pay your actors pay your writers pay
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your actors so that Donald Glover and his brother Stephen Stephen Glover can
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write the Lando
show yeah that would be awesome let's let them get to work
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because Atlanta is awesome if they can bring that kind of absurdist humor but
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also like this is a story that has something to say I think Lando
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really special like it kind of reminds me I said this last week it reminds me
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of the Tony Gilroy situation where they just kind of announced to the Cassian
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show I think someone had a decent pitch for it but they hadn't gone far beyond
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that and then Tony Gilroy was like we can go deeper with this series and
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here's what it should be about and I wonder if that's similar to what
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happened with Lando
where they're like let's announce this we'll try to get
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Donald Glover back and that's as far as they thought but Donald Glover might
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come on and like obviously he's connected to the character he's a very
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talented writer and actor and just all-around person he does everything
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it's not fair Donald save some for the rest of us but I think he could write
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something really really special and make the Lando
series I don't know more than
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just a surface level like look it's Lando
and he's fun right yeah yeah as
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far as like what kind of stories I want to see I would like to see how he met L3
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I don't know if L3
is gonna be in this but I kind of hope so because I really
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loved that character getting to see how they met would be cool getting to see
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any of his relationships to be honest because every Pride Month Star Wars like
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we're celebrating all of our LGBTQ plus characters and Lando
's always one of
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them and if you do a Lando
show and you just leave all of that out I will be
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upset and I mean Donald was talking about that when Solo
was coming out that
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he was like yeah it just makes sense that Lando
would be the type of guy to
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be pansexual yeah and it's in the Star Wars galaxy so it would just be nice for
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that to be like officially addressed in a live-action show and you know we know
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he has a daughter at some point so just just go there Star Wars just go there
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and there's the the whole aspect of but people have pitched fans have pitched
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the idea that Billy Dee Williams could also be in it which I think is a great
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jumping-off point to call it the Calrissian
Chronicles and have Billy Dee
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Williams kind of start a story have it be like Princess Bride yeah where he's
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at the beginning reading a story yeah like you can probably get Billy Dee for
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a few days and he just has to like sit and narrate and he's talking to Janna or
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someone he can narrate the story and tell it how he remembers it or wants to
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tell it and then as we see it play out it's like Lando
's failing a lot more it
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doesn't it doesn't quite line up so I think there could be a lot of fun
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comedy with how they present those stories framed citizen asks when we
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started to like Ahsoka
as a character so I didn't really have the attachment to
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didn't watch The Clone Wars
until after we had seen season one of Star Wars
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I knew vague stuff about Ahsoka
but I remember during Rebel season one
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people were like oh Fulcrum
's probably Ahsoka
and I didn't have that same level
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of excitement that people did so I guess I would say I started to really like her
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after season one of Rebels
because then I went and I watched all of the Clone
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Wars so I just kind of binged it from there I mean yeah we we knew about the
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character we didn't dislike her for any reason we probably just didn't have much
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of an opinion but I can't remember when I saw The Clone Wars
movie for the first
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time but I did think she was cool in that movie I was like oh this is great
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someone to like take Anakin
down a couple notches and like she's snippy
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hence the nickname
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It was written by Jody Houser and then Corey Smith did the drawings for it.
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It came out in December of 2018 so it was definitely one of the earlier ones
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and I think that's kind of why I want to review this one first before we get
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into the other one which is the weapon. Yeah so jump into it, jump into it John.
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I want to hear what your what your thoughts are on it. Well I mean right
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off the bat right it like so many Star Wars things it starts right in the
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action which is fun but the problem is that quite frankly the Jedi are way
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overpowered and there was never in that in that initial confrontation where they
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are surrounded by dozens of guys wielding you know rifles laser rifles
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you know they're not in danger you know nothing's gonna happen and that there
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really takes a lot of it out right he just jumps up into the the ship that's
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flying overhead and they get away. So just to summarize to the comic a little
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bit basically Obi-Wan I mean I'm sorry Qui-Gon Jinn
is rescuing a princess of a
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certain planet so somebody has invaded her planet she calls them the the metal
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clan but it could be humans it could be other people they just want to develop
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her planet she's a more naturalistic princess Qui-Gon Jinn
has come down to
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grab her and save her before something catastrophic happens to this planet and
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what he's done is he's been surrounded by these troops and he radios into Obi-
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Wan and says hey come pick us up Obi-Wan flies in you know that we would does
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because he's an awesome pilot he kind of flies in and to pick them up and as John
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was just saying they just kind of jump into the ship and that's it. Like like
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20-30 feet up and and the guys again who with her with the right yeah with with
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her and the guys who are standing not 10-15 feet away in a circle around him
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they're unloading their weapons and of course you know he's deflecting it all
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with the lightsaber and then when he gets into the ship the laser bolts are
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just bouncing off it's just there's no danger there. So I I took a little
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different way so I think that I think that he's protecting her I don't think
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that I think that if he wanted to he could start wailing on the guys if he
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wanted I mean but he's also got to make sure. Because they're
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overpowered they can do anything. Yeah yeah I get it. Okay this is something
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that's kind of- There's got to be a story there John.
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No, well then don't surround him with a whole bunch of guys if you
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mean you don't put don't create a situation that you then have to be
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superhuman to get out of because well that makes the guy superhuman and okay I
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mean I know the Jedi are supposed to have powers okay but here's the problem
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you go all the way back to and we're not talking about Episode one you go back to
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[ 00:18:36:00 ] - [ 00:18:40:00 ]
use super speed it's Jedi super speed to run down the hallway and they never ever
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ever ever do it again that would have come into handy a whole bunch of times
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but you never see it again and that's because they needed to do that at that
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moment and then we forget it happened. There is no Jedi Bible there
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needs to be a defined set of Jedi powers. No there doesn't need to be this is a
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good point to do that between us so if you remember back at Master
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Apprentice do you remember when Obi-Wan is falling down I think it was Obi-Wan
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was falling down the- In the pit? Yes in the pit and he jumps from branch to
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branch as the trees falling sure he jumps from branch to branch and does this
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little like kind of Mario Donkey Kong thing where he gets out of the- Because screw
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physics. Exactly but that's that's that's the Jedi that that's that's the story I
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mean that's- See once you can dispense with with basic physics like that then
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okay do anything just do whatever right blow the planet up with your mind who
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needs a Death Star
? Yeah yeah okay okay so so so okay- Limiting principle there
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must be a limiting a defined set of Jedi powers. Okay I agree with you to a point
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they can vary they can vary. This Jedi is better with nature, this Jedi is better with visions.
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is gonna help you do whatever you need to do to get out of a situation
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right? That's a good summary. If you truly believe in it, if you truly believe in it, that it will help you
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out in whatever situation it is right? That that's a great summary and that that
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is exactly the problem with it it will help you do whatever you need to do in
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that moment. Okay okay let's continue moving on. What danger is there? Yeah go
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ahead. No no I'm saying I'm saying that at that exact moment I think he I think
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he was more worried about the princess herself versus him. He could have taken them all out
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yeah of course he could but my point is that that but could he have taken them all out
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without her getting hurt? Probably. That's what he's that's what he's got to balance
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he's gonna save her first before he worries about taking them out. Well I
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could have if the story called for it because that's just the way things work. I know that's the way the Jedi work but
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but that being said he's still the 20 to 30 foot jump yes I saw that on the panel
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and I was kind of like okay and also the ship that Obi-Wan's kind of commanding
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looks kind of odd and he just kind of jumps up to it.
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In the dark side, made so by Darth Sidious
, the building had been the place of Dooku
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apprenticeship, just as it had served as a training ground for Darth Maul
[ 00:21:27:00 ] - [ 00:21:33:00 ]
And who knew who or how many other Sith
disciples before Maul
? During the ten years preceding the
[ 00:21:33:00 ] - [ 00:21:38:00 ]
[ 00:21:38:00 ] - [ 00:21:44:00 ]
agenda to disenfranchised worlds in the mid and outer rims, he had, in fact, spent long periods
[ 00:21:44:00 ] - [ 00:21:51:00 ]
of time in the works, coming and going at will, or as required of him, by Darth Sidious
. Even in
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the three years since, he had been able to visit Coruscant
without fear of detection,
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thanks in part to unique countermeasures the Genosians
had engineered into his Interstellar
[ 00:22:00:00 ] - [ 00:22:06:00 ]
surveyed the docking bay with a certain fondness, recalling the years he had
[ 00:22:06:00 ] - [ 00:22:11:00 ]
spent under Sidious
's tutelage, learning the ways of the Sith
, practicing the dark arts,
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perfecting himself, mastering evil, Yoda
would have said. The problem was partly semantic,
[ 00:22:17:00 ] - [ 00:22:22:00 ]
[ 00:22:22:00 ] - [ 00:22:28:00 ]
evil, but was shade more evil than stark sunlight? Recognizing that the dark side was on the ascendant,
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the Jedi, in service to The Force
, should have known enough to embrace it, to ally themselves
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with it, after all. It was all a matter of balance, and if the preservation of balance required the
[ 00:22:39:00 ] - [ 00:22:45:00 ]
dark side to be on top, then so be it. With Dooku
hadn't had to waste precious hours on
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lightsaber technique, nor on ridding Dooku
of ill habits born of a lifetime spent in the Jedi
[ 00:22:50:00 ] - [ 00:22:55:00 ]
Temple, for Dooku
had long before rid himself of those. Instead, Sidious
had focused on giving
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what had amounted to a crash course in tapping into the power of the dark side, a mere
[ 00:23:00:00 ] - [ 00:23:06:00 ]
taste of which had proved intoxicating. Enough to convince Dooku
that no course was left open to
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him but to abandon the Order, more that his entire life had been preparation for his apprenticeship
[ 00:23:12:00 ] - [ 00:23:19:00 ]
, that at long last he had found a true mentor. The Sith
saw no need to take on only young
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disciples, the way they often did. Sometimes the training went smoother with disciples who had
[ 00:23:23:00 ] - [ 00:23:29:00 ]
lived long enough to grow disillusioned or angry or vengeful. The Jedi, by contrast, were shackled
[ 00:23:29:00 ] - [ 00:23:35:00 ]
by compassion, their penchant for showing mercy, for granting forgiveness, for heeding the dictates
[ 00:23:35:00 ] - [ 00:23:41:00 ]
of conscience prevented them from giving themselves over to the dark side, from becoming as a force of
[ 00:23:41:00 ] - [ 00:23:47:00 ]
nature itself. Paranormally strong and quick, capable of conjuring Sith
lightning, of exteriorizing rage,
[ 00:23:47:00 ] - [ 00:23:53:00 ]
all without the need for the magic hand passes the Jedi were so fond of employing. The Sith
[ 00:23:53:00 ] - [ 00:23:58:00 ]
understood that the elitism and mobsterism of the Republic
could be ended only by bringing the
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diverse beings of the galaxy under the control of a single hand. The galaxy could only be saved from
[ 00:24:04:00 ] - [ 00:24:09:00 ]
itself by the imposition of order. What fools the Jedi were to not see it, blind to their own downfall,
[ 00:24:09:00 ] - [ 00:24:14:00 ]
the coming of their end time, what fools. Now, it might be a bit harsh to call the Jedi fools, but
[ 00:24:15:00 ] - [ 00:24:19:00 ]
I mean, well, maybe. Either way, he was right, they were blind to their downfall, they were definitely
[ 00:24:19:00 ] - [ 00:24:24:00 ]
shackled by all of their rules, no compassion, no attachments, this and that. A downfall that began
[ 00:24:24:00 ] - [ 00:24:29:00 ]
the moment he embraced the dark side, for Dooku
that is, and that's really all it had taken, a mere
[ 00:24:29:00 ] - [ 00:24:35:00 ]
taste. It's all he needed to convince him to abandon the light and the Jedi. I wonder if the Sith
[ 00:24:35:00 ] - [ 00:24:39:00 ]
could have been training their apprentices in the works, right under the Jedi's noses for
[ 00:24:39:00 ] - [ 00:24:45:00 ]
thousands of years. Maybe the works history with the Sith
is even older than that, much older. But
[ 00:24:45:00 ] - [ 00:24:50:00 ]
I'm curious who those other disciples that Sidious
trained could have been, if there were any. Maybe
[ 00:24:50:00 ] - [ 00:24:54:00 ]
him and Plagueis trained there. Did you know that Plagueis had seven other potential apprentices
[ 00:24:54:00 ] - [ 00:24:59:00 ]
throughout the galaxy? I've covered that in another video. What do you guys think of Dooku
's view about
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? That the dark side is a literal force of nature, and thus can't be any more evil or good
[ 00:25:05:00 ] - [ 00:25:11:00 ]
than the light? Is the dark side really evil? Or is its power so intoxicating that it's the evil within
[ 00:25:11:00 ] - [ 00:25:16:00 ]
its practitioners that causes evil things? Could there be, and herein lies the theory, who is so
[ 00:25:16:00 ] - [ 00:25:22:00 ]
incorruptible that they can use the dark side for good? Also, was Dooku
right? Could there be balance
[ 00:25:22:00 ] - [ 00:25:27:00 ]
with the dark side on top? Why does it have to be the light? And if so, did Anakin
bring The Force
[ 00:25:27:00 ] - [ 00:25:33:00 ]
into balance twice? First to the dark, then to the light. I thought it was also interesting that Dooku
[ 00:25:33:00 ] - [ 00:25:37:00 ]
received a crash course into the power of the dark side. Now in many ways, that was the nature of how
[ 00:25:37:00 ] - [ 00:25:42:00 ]
Skywalker was trained too, in the light. A crash course to become a Jedi. If a being is
[ 00:25:42:00 ] - [ 00:25:48:00 ]
sufficiently powerful enough in The Force
, they can ascend through more unorthodox means, it seems.
[ 00:25:48:00 ] - [ 00:25:52:00 ]
So it kind of makes me wonder just how powerful Dooku
would have become if he had trained under
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from the very start. Hey everyone, and welcome back to another video. Today we're
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going to be covering an old yet very popular series that I started on the channel about a
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[ 00:26:07:00 ] - [ 00:26:12:00 ]
's point of view because everything in the book is a canon point of view of all of these
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characters, force powers, and places that is listed and explained. It's a really interesting take
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responsibility for her people while also pushing the story forward to the Battle of Hoth
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But somehow that goal was accomplished, and we received an awesome Star Wars comic about
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's life, her future, and that of the Rebellion.
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Next up is Han Solo
by Marjorie Liu.
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This 5-issue miniseries is set between episodes 4 and 5, and features a Han Solo
that we really
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don't get to see in the trilogy movies.
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In this, he's a space racer.
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But this Star Wars comic doesn't just focus on the speed of the Millennium Falcon
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the talent of its lovable crew, Han Solo
by Marjorie Liu tells the story of a smuggler
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trying to find where he fits in the constantly growing Rebel Alliance
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We get to see Han struggle with his past and contemplate his future, while also getting
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our fill of some classic anti-imperial escape stunts.
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If you loved Solo
, A Star Wars Story, and just can't get enough of Han in your life,
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then this comic is for you.
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We won't lie, a lot of people sleep on this miniseries, but it's absolutely worth reading.
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And you'll be glad you did.
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Alright, now for being honest, we don't even have to give you a description of this in
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order to get you interested, right?
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[ 00:27:24:00 ] - [ 00:27:30:00 ]
I mean, he's buzzy, he gives nice hugs, he's badass, and also just look at this cover.
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And this miniseries by Jerry Dugan puts Chewie
exactly where he deserves to be throughout
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all five issues, right at center stage.
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Between the events of Episodes 4 and 5, Chewie
crash lands on an imperial planet and finds
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a small sidekick of his own, an escaped slave girl named Zorro.
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takes Zorro under his wing, or under his paw, or furry arm, or whatever, and the
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story takes off from there.
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This comic really proves that Chewie
is just as much of a hero as Han, Luke
, or Leia
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that's exactly what us Star Wars fans love to see from a good comic.
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The last miniseries on this list is Lando
by Charles Soule.
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That's right, you heard me correctly.
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Another series by Charles Soule in this era.
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We love to see it.
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This five-issue comic is quite possibly the closest thing we've ever gotten to a heist
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story set in a galaxy far, far away.
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comic follows our favorite cape-donning scoundrel in a time before the events on Cloud
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[ 00:28:29:00 ] - [ 00:28:34:00 ]
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He was planning the biggest win that he'd ever pulled off.
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That is, if he can actually pull it off.
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This miniseries has all the classic talking points of a good story.
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Romance, betrayal, conflict, and a little bit of lore.
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It sheds light on a character who doesn't get too much screen time in the trilogy movies,
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but one that's always captured our hearts.
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That'll do it for today's video.
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And you know what, I got it just as an offside. I love that Qui-Gon gets into a space car and basically says, Jesus, take the wheel and just goes wherever The Force
, you know, takes him.
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And it could be anywhere. He says, I hope I don't end up in a black hole or something.
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Yeah, and the best part is he's like, does not know any star coordinates. He's just like feeling The Force
and saying, force, take me where you want to go.
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So let's think back on this though, too. The amount of space that there is in space, you're pretty much, in my opinion, if you just jut from X to Y, your probability of hitting a planet has got to be pretty small, right?
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Space is vast. It is huge. So it makes it sound like he's like, oh, hey, Jesus, take the wheel. Drive me wherever I need to go.
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But in all honesty, I think the percentage of him actually running into a planet or something is probably like 1%, unless I know.
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I know, but he still did it. It was what he had to do. He had to be guided by The Force
, so I understand that.
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I'm not talking about how he didn't run into anything, so that's a problem. No, it's just, it's hilarious to me that he said, Jesus, take the wheel and just went wherever The Force
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But that makes total sense in the universe there.
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But he happens to land on this perfectly pristine planet.
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And of course, you have echoes there back to the cave on Dagobah
, right, where you have this encounter, this vision. Now, in this turn, what does that vision mean for you?
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Yeah, that's a great question, because I, you know, so to explain the vision, basically what happens is that Qui-Gon Jinn
lands on this planet that he feels that he's been summoned to by The Force
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It's a beautiful, lush planet. It's charted, I think is what they say, but not a planet that people know or has been named.
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He lands on the planet and he sees this lush, beautiful, light-filled world.
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And then he knows that inherently, and this is a problem I kind of got a little bit, but he inherently knows that there is also going to be a balance to The Force
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And he finds this, what, you know, it's alluded that it's like a Sith
Temple or a temple that's dark, I guess.
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That's alluded to? I didn't get that at all. I got that as the same, you know, dark side tree, like in, or the dark side cave.
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This is like a dark side tree. It just, it has the dark side in it. I didn't get any sort of, this was Sith
. Was I supposed to get that?
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Okay, okay, no, no. And that's, yeah, no, you hit the nail on the head. It's a dark place that has dark energy, but it's not necessarily Sith
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I didn't want to sound like it was like some Sith
training ground or something like that. It's not. It's just like this dark temple.
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Okay, so here's the question. If, we're talking about the balance, right?
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Why do they always seem a little surprised to find something that is manifest with dark, the dark side?
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Because shouldn't that be like everywhere if it's truly balanced out?
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Shouldn't there be a whole bunch of light stuff and a whole bunch of dark stuff?
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50% of the stuff, right? I totally agree with you. And I think that's one of the things with the Qui-Gon Jinn
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He accepts. I don't think he's surprised by it. I think we may be surprised by it as readers because no one else in the canon touches on it.
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You know what I mean? Like, it's not like we don't see 50% of the dark stuff because, you know, with the main Skywalker saga and that kind of stuff,
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we see that everything's like awesome. And then there's these two, you know, Master and Apprentice
that, you know, start to try to change everything.
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You see what I'm saying? Yeah. I think it's more our perspective, maybe not.
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It's more our perspective as consumers of the new canon versus it actually being like that in the world, you know, that they've created.
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Does that make sense? It's kind of weird to say, but yeah.
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So, anyways, so he finds this dark temple. He goes in the dark temple and he has a vision.
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Well, I take that back. He sits on a, what looks like a thornish throne of some sort.
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And he begins to meditate as Qui-Gon always does. And he finds a vision that it's like living roots, almost.
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I mean, is that the best way to describe it? Yeah. Again, surrounding him, you know.
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Yeah, humanoid root figures start to surround him. He feels the need to defend himself.
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He also looks a kind of weird way because he's, you know, in this darkened temple.
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And he starts to slay these root figures or root humanoid type things.
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The roots, after he slays everything, the roots start to wither away and it's Jedi that are underneath the roots.
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So, what was your initial impact of that? What was your initial thought?
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I didn't, okay, I didn't, those were Jedi? I missed that entirely. I thought it was.
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Oh, yeah. I think you could tell by their clothes that they were supposed to be Jedi.
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Okay. And then he turns into a monster, basically. He turns into the roots. They consume him.
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Well, I don't, well, the roots, yeah, the roots consume him.
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And then as soon as they start to consume him enough to where he's about to die, he wakes up out of the meditation.
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It's basically the same thing.
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You say he felt compelled to defend himself.
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That's not how I read that panel.
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That was the lesson to me.
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He did not take a moment to try to understand.
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He just attacked.
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If you look at the panel, they're not attacking him.
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They're surrounding him.
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If you're one person with eight humanoid structures surrounding you,
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you're going to defend yourself.
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I think the point of the vision was that his mistake was attacking.
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say something about that?
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Maybe it was Obi-Wan.
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You don't use this for attack. It's defense.
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Maybe this is a cruddy kid. I'm getting confused.
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I took it as they were attacking him.
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I was like, these things are about to kill him.
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He's got to defend himself.
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That was my first read.
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I made a point to go back and really look at that panel.
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They are not attacking him.
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That artist can show that if that artist wanted that to be the case.
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Are they passing him a tea kettle?
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Are they inviting him into the house?
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They're standing around him like, but they're not doing anything.
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They're just standing there.
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What if they're tapping their feet or something?
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They're about to do this big break dance or something like that.
[ 00:37:05:00 ] - [ 00:37:06:00 ]
Yeah, a big musical number.
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He ruined it all.
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He ruined it all by lashing out with his lightsaber.
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Come on, Qui-Gon.
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That was our only tenor.
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Anyways, I took it as he was defending himself.
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That's something that if you're reading this comic,
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if you're listening to the podcast, please go back and feel free to give us your opinion.
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That's a key panel.
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It is a key panel.
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That's a key panel.
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I hate it because I remember the panel,
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but I also need to go back and look at it to where I need to see if the quartet is really just kind of hanging out with him,
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and then suddenly he starts attacking them beyond Qui-Gon's nature.
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But anyways, regardless, he attacks these things, and then the roots wither away,
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and you see what to me plainly were Jedi.
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I'm kind of amazed that you didn't pick up that they were Jedi.
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You just thought there were other humanoid people that were there?
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Yeah, just victims, just dead people.
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See, I thought that they were supposed to be Jedi immediately because if you look at the kind of the clothes they're wearing,
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I feel like it was Jedi, and I couldn't tell if he was –
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if the vision was meant to say that he was the one that was going to cleanse the Jedi
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or that maybe he had the right idea in –
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okay, so let's also explain the end of the comic.
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So basically after this whole vision, he flies home, and he's just like, yeah, I'm good now.
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I did my little two or three-day vacation, and we're back home.
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And him and Yoda
are sitting there chatting, and he says to Yoda
that he feels that the Jedi –
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he feels that the Jedi are too rigid and that they need to bend a little bit,
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that they need to not hold the Jedi codes as strong as they currently have.
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And I wish I had the panel up, and I may bring it up real quick just to read it.
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But basically he just says they need to bend more with the Wind
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and that they need to be able to adapt better, I guess is the best way to say it.
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Is that what you got out of that panel?
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Well, he makes, I think, a very good point, and that is that nobody understands the Jedi.
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What exactly are they supposed to be doing?
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And I certainly Echo
that sentiment because I don't get it.
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They talk about how they're being used as a force, as a secret police –
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well, not secret police, but as a force for the government and soldiers and all that,
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and that's not their purpose.
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Now, I know what Qui-Gon would say, and that is that they need to focus on The Force
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and meditate and have visions and stuff, but really it does get to the heart of
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what is the purpose of the Jedi?
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And that's something that I think Master Apprentice
did a very good job of bringing about.
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It's like if you're going to support an organization like Zerka or something like that with your skill set,
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how can you – even if you know that you're doing something morally wrong,
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how do you continue to go about doing it?
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[ 00:40:02:00 ] - [ 00:40:05:00 ]
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Obi-Wan's a little too young, I think, to understand it as much as Qui-Gon does.
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and this comic series and this stuff we're reading today is still that Yoda
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I mean, he's like – he's not getting it.
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And when you watch the original movies and the Skywalker Saga and stuff,
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you're like Yoda
's this wise, wizened person, but he's not seeing it at all.
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And it's necessary, right?
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Once you align yourself with the government and you –
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You're going to do their bidding. Or you're expected to do their bidding.
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To keep the system intact.
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Yeah, whether what they want is in line with what The Force
wants or not.
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So again, what is the point of the Jedi?
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Shouldn't they, and this gets to me, why are they even on Koruscant?
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Shouldn't they go find a monastery planet or something way out there and that's where they are?
[ 00:41:08:00 ] - [ 00:41:13:00 ]
But see that would remove them from being an active participant in galactic politics.
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But I would argue that's really what they should do.
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They shouldn't be in galactic politics.
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Yeah, agreed. And I think, you know, and just knowing what I know from the movies coming forward
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and what we see, you know, with The Phantom Menace
and the first trilogy, the first chronological trilogy,
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we see that they become almost military commander-esque.
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And that's going to be interesting discussions I think we're going to have whenever we get there
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is why are they doing that? Or they were never meant to do that, you know what I mean?
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And all of that works I think. It does help build up to what we see in the prequel trilogy about
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they've really lost their way and they fall.
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Agreed, agreed. And let me read you this last page of the comic.
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And I don't mean to completely ruin the story, but I think it's a really, really good page.
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After Qui-Gon Jinn
has come back from his vision, etc., he comes back, he lands back on Koruscant,
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he has a meeting with Yoda
, and Yoda
says, answers, did you find? And he says, I did.
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And is off to the forest for more questions. And then Yoda
says, hmm, good questions are.
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We must ask them. Certainty in our understanding to arrogance, and this is the best,
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kind of most showing part that I think that shows Yoda
just isn't getting it.
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Certainty in our understanding to arrogance leads to the dark side.
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And then Qui-Gon responds with, and yet becoming too rigid is also a risk.
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The tree that bends will snap with the Wind. And then Yoda
battles right back with him.
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He's like, ever present the dark side isn't always a threat. Bend to it, we must not.
[ 00:42:39:00 ] - [ 00:42:44:00 ]
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kind of offered the job of being on the Jedi Council
, I think he sees that I can do a better job
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of educating Jedi with the ways of what I feel like the Jedi should be versus the ways of what
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the Jedi Council
should be. Does that make sense? Sure. Yeah, and I think that's kind of a great
[ 00:43:03:00 ] - [ 00:43:10:00 ]
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in my opinion, he had it right. I mean, he, and maybe we're going to see things later on,
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you know, outside of Phantom Menace
or maybe Look Back or something like that where he was wrong.
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But I really feel like he had the right idea about what the Jedi should be the entire time.
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It's just that he could not get anybody to agree with him. And that was recently, the tragedy
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of his death was recently highlighted. I think that was, was it yesterday when Star Wars said
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that only Qui-Gon could have stopped Palpatine
. Yeah, I agree with that. Totally. Yeah.
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And that was, what was that? I forget who said that or what somebody said that.
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I think it was, it came out of, it was official. It was? Yeah, it was from the official
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Star Wars Twitter account or something. I don't know. Yeah. And I completely agree with that.
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And the more I read, or at least the more we've started off in this project, the more I agree with that.
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He's an underrated Jedi. Give him some love. He really, no, he really is. And if you want to transition
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at this point to Mace Windu
, who I think a lot of people, a lot of people think he's under underrated.
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My take on him has always been, what is the deal with this guy? Why, other than he was played by Samuel Jackson,
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why is he supposed to be so special? Yeah, let's take, yeah, agreed. Take out the actor and let's look at the character itself.
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Because I've never been impressed by Mace Windu
personally. I like Samuel Jackson. I love Samuel Jackson.
[ 00:44:33:00 ] - [ 00:44:38:00 ]
I think he did a great job as this character. But I've never actually been impressed with Mace Windu
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in any Star Wars canon
that I've read. Yeah. Far more impressed with Qui-Gon. Yeah, totally.
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So you want to set up the weapon? Okay, yeah, so I agree. Let's start talking about the weapon.
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So again, as I described earlier in the podcast, the weapon is a really short nine to ten page story
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that appeared in the Age of Republic
special, which is kind of like an annual, if you're into comics, an annual issue.
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It was written by Ethan Sachs and the drawings were done by Paolo Villanelli, I think.
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is really the only character that you would know up until the very, very end of the story.
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So basically, just to kind of set up really quick summary of the story, Mace
is captured by a warlord or his underlings
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and is on a planet that the Jedi know about, but they don't know exactly where Mace
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gets captured. They break up his lightsaber, put it in a box, go over to his, this warlord type guy,
[ 00:45:36:00 ] - [ 00:45:40:00 ]
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A lot of kids.
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And there are other people too, but it's the kids that they're making a point.
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So here's the deal with my thing with annuals and smaller, shorter stories like this.
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A comic book generally, and I'm saying a general 20 to 30 page comic book,
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it takes a lot of time to draw.
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It takes a lot of time to write, to get every panel right,
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because you only have so many panels.
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It's a very hard thing to do.
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When you condense a story down to nine to ten pages,
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it's almost impossible to convey a message to me.
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It just the only message that I got out of this comic was, hey, I'm Mace Windu
and I'm badass.
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OK, well, yeah, sounds like you got some more out of it.
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And I'm eager to know.
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I'm just I'm champing at the bit to to talk about my two problems with this.
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OK, OK, start off. Go for it.
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OK, so just like with
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the balance Qui-Gon.
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There's nothing they can't do.
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OK, so they captured the guy and they they smashed his lightsaber all up. No problem.
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Right. While the guys over there monologuing, that's the other problem
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I have is the guy just monologues instead of just killing.
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He does. He really does. Yeah.
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I mean, it's classic, you know, monologuing.
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So while he's doing that, while he's doing that,
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I'm repairing my lightsaber, which is a very delicate mechanism. Right.
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We've been taught that through all of the movies
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that it's a big deal to construct a lightsaber.
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That was one of the challenges.
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But wait, wait, wait. Just just to just to say so.
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Our knowledge of the Star Wars at this point in our project
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and replaced the Kyber
crystal with Cullen.
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That's a good point. That's a good point.
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But this was a snap. This was a broken lightsaber.
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OK, agreed. Oh, great.
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It shows him in one of the panels.
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It shows him like through The Force
, you know, just thinking about it
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over there in the box.
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It's going to be is putting itself back together.
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Yep. OK. And then he gets a lightsaber and slaughters everybody
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because that's what you do when you're a Jedi.
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So that's the the the classic story of a trope of monologuing
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while while the good guy gets to affect his plan.
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And then the fact that, again, there is nothing the Jedi cannot do.
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They are super beings.
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They with powers like that.
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I think that everybody who's not a Jedi
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would eventually fear the Jedi and seek to destroy them.
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But we don't see that.
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I wonder if that happens.
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Sorry. So let's go.
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Let's let's go back to, again, my argument.
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There's like 10 pages to write a story.
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What can you convey?
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I don't think there's any way that any story that is involved
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in like a summary issue or an annual issue of comics
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can add to a canon.
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Honestly, I think there's just not enough pages there.
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There's not enough panels to tell a story that adds anything to a character.
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I get your point.
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I get your point.
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But I did actually I was I'm grateful for your explanation
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because I actually read this one first.
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And so when I finished it, I thought, OK, is that what these comic books are?
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That was really short and very, very narrowly defined.
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And that's it.
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It just makes this you know, we tried to say we can't save everybody
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because some people can make bad choices, which true.
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That's a good point, I think.
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But then I got really focused on the fact that there's nothing that I cannot do.
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Yeah, and no, and I understand what your argument was
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at the very beginning of the podcast, too, about how you felt
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they were almost so powerful that it makes it
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a mute part of the story because they are so powerful.
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But yeah, and and I do hope you're understanding that this is something
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that's like comes out like once every year, something like that,
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like an annual or a summer issue.
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It's very rare that you have only 10 pages to write a story in a comic book.
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That being said, though, this one didn't really do it for me.
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Like, it just didn't.
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No, not really.
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We know that Mace
is more of maybe a badass than we thought he was.
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But he was always kind of a badass presented in the movies, too.
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It's like not.
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This is trying to play to that.
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Look what a badass. Yeah, he's fine.
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He's fine. He's fine. Yeah. Yeah.
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It was just I don't know, by far of all the media that we've consumed thus far.
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I would say that this one's probably the worst in my opinion.
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That being said, again, I think the writer only had 10 pages to do something
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and I don't think he could do it very well.
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I think that as an artist, the warlord guy looks very in freeze nest
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ish, I'm not sure what it's called.
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I'm not sure what it's called.
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But I think that he's got a lot of talent.
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I think he's got a lot of talent.
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I think he's got a lot of talent.
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I think he's got a lot of talent.
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I think he's got a lot of talent.
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Star Synch 6 and narrated by Noodle Gwebs助
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of the story. The guy sits on a literal throne of skulls. Yeah it was kind of it
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was kind of yeah. Okay so so let's let's try to make something out of this if you
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jump to the end where the kid shoots the guy the kid that kills him. Yep. Was he
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had gotten the better of Mace
Hatton? He knocked him down. Wait wait wait you were
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just arguing at the beginning of this podcast that no one ever gets the better
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of the Jedi because they have this weird thing that they can do where they can
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No no no they can temporarily get the better of a guy but he's gonna pull some Jedi
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power out of nowhere and win the day. But do you think that if the kid had not
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shot Mr. Big Bad Guy would he have was he about to win or was it it was
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inevitable? No it was inevitable. I think the kid shooting it was supposed to show
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it was that last emotional mark before Mace
faithfully tells I think it's Yoda
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that chimes in at the very end via radio frequency or something.
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Via projection sorry. That did we save them all and Mace
says well there was
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this one rebel that was fighting me literally about to kill me earlier but I
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want to save that person and Yoda
's like we can't we can't get involved in local
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laws. Again Yoda
screwing things up. Yeah. You know I'm you know again yeah his
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rigid stance on the Jedi messing everything up but anyways Mace
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like yeah well we didn't win everybody then or something like that. I forget what the
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last panel was but it was something to the nature of like we didn't save
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everyone because we couldn't save this person. Right that was that was the
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thrust at the end was yeah well we didn't save everyone. So what we're
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getting here is Mace Windu
is a supposed badass but you and I are not impressed
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is a real jerk. Yeah Yoda
's not getting it. Yoda
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he's not up to snuff. He's just not there. I don't know he's just not yeah at
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the rest of the world is when Yoda
is just just not getting things. So thanks
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for joining us today on the second 11 Parsecs podcast. Next week we'll be
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discussing more comics. We're actually got the Darth Maul
arc which is gonna be
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really cool because that's gonna be the first time we're gonna see six
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contiguous comics we're gonna review in one podcast and then also the Age of
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