June 29, 2008

GWC Podcast #106

During the hiatus we’re delving into some other stories, and this week marks the beginning of our Star Wars podcast arc — and our re-watch of Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Highlights: we discuss what the Trade Federation is,why Naboo is remotely important (and why you should care),see midi-chlorians asStar Wars’glowing cylon backs, question Anakin’s “virgin birth,” note how the Jedi could’ve saved the galaxy for a few creds by buying Anakin’s mother out of slavery, decide it’s OK to say Natalie Portman is hot because she’s over 21 now (and that Anakin’s “are you an angel?” line totally works), hear part one of Sean’s Yoda rant, and compare pod racing to NASCAR (Tusken sugar-water/pot-shots at racers = Talladega beer/boobs).


17 Responses to "GWC Podcast #106"
  1. eyeless says:

    Hey guys, I thought this article was interesting. It’s called The Complex and Terrifying Reality of Star Wars Fandom.

    http://www.jivemagazine.com/column.php?pid=3381

  2. bkitty says:

    The new phonebook’s here!

    So far, so COOOOL!

    I just love this place!

  3. Shawn says:

    Hi guys. Much of the end of the podcast talked about the nature of the Sith. You should read “Darth Bane: Path of Destruction” and “Darth Bane: Rule of Two.” Both were released within the last few years. I haven’t read that much SW fiction, but these books were both entertaining and go a good deal into the Sith and the relationship between master and apprentice. The main character of both (Darth Bane) establishes the Rule of Two (that there can only be two Sith Lords at any one time).

    At any rate … love the show.

  4. Solai says:

    I’ve got two words…

    “Bantha Poodoo!”

    or was it,

    “Roger, Roger!”?

  5. Tighfighter says:

    A follow up to Shawn’s comment… The comic series that inspired the two Darth Bane books is Jedi VS, Sith. Essentially the series shows how Bane became the last of two Sith which leads into the Rule of Two novel.

    More geek triva Bantha Poodoo translates to Bantha Fodder.

    Meh, is the board down for anyone else?

  6. dxf says:

    Grace Park’s call was so awesome it sent traffic over the edge and crashed the server

    Or simply overloaded it through raw awesomeness

  7. Pike says:

    I think Grace finally found the ‘gutter’ thread…

  8. Gryper says:

    I think you’re right Pike….total meltdown of the forum. LOL

    Thank you for calling the GWC Grace! You’re awesome!

  9. SeelixSeesAll says:

    The forum’s still in the tub o’ goo. Does anyone know how long resurrection takes?

  10. cavedweller says:

    great show. Cool coup with the Grace call.
    Loved the discussion of starwars and will now watch an episode each week to keep up..I never had an opportunity to do that with a group before.
    Thanks for the new experience.

  11. Jesse says:

    Carlin was the voice on some episodes of “Thomas the Tank Engine”. I’m not ashamed of the fact that I know this. Ok, maybe I am…

  12. podakayne says:

    the name of that train Audra is Thomas the Train (my son use to watch it, he’s 15 now)…and not only was George Carlin on it…but Ringo Starr did a few of those too, was a pretty cool show maybe lulu or hulu might have it still. luv the show. i’m older than you all i remember Carlin from his “hippy-dippy” weatherman, and awesome character & man. he will be misssed.

    jesse you’re aWEsome thomas was fun!

  13. Dontmindme says:

    Here’s something out of the blue while the topic of Thomas the Train is up that I just found:

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2386/2164531743_4e0130b9e1.jpg

    Shawn should like it.

  14. Wisebob134 says:

    Thomas the TANK ENGINE !!! TANK….ENGINE!!!!

    (that shirt is amazing)

  15. Stroogie says:

    Just catching up on the podcast, and … Holy Craaaap, Grace Park! I nearly drove off the road when she started talking! FTW, Solai!

  16. klcthebookworm says:

    I’d like to recommend Darth & Droids http://www.darthsanddroids.net/ Screencaps from the “Phantom Menace” are used with the premise that it’s actually a RPG in a world that never had “Star Wars.” Jar-Jar was created by another player’s nine-year-old sister when he got stuck babysitting. It works, really.

  17. Pike says:

    Thanks, KLC! I had lost track of that one. Glad to see they’re still at it.

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