Attack of the Clones Minute 51: Reminiscent of the Cloud People

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Date

January 23rd, 2017

Summary

Obi-Wan, Taun We, and Boba Fett enter the apartment. Obi-wan looks around the room.

Guests

Matt Belknap

Notes

Film

  • Starts with Padmé and Anakin rolling through the fields, and ends with Boba telling his father that Taun We is here.
    • The "pretend that you're dead so they'll care about you" routine.
  • Aiwha—"Air whale".
  • It's the next day, so Obi-Wan is no longer wet.
  • The first time we see actual Boba Fett (episode order).

Podcast

  • Matt had hopes that AOTC would be better than Episode I.
  • Matt gets his positive comments out of the way.
  • This minute fails to reference Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal".
    • Michael Jackson loved Star Wars and wanted to play Jar Jar.
  • Hayden Christiansen is disconcerting as the leading man heartthrob.
    • Mentioned: that famous scene from From Here to Eternity.
    • He carries that "simmering darkness" with him in pretty much every scene, when sometimes it's inappropriate.
    • The question of "was this intentional?" is asked again.
      • Matt theorizes that he was given little to no direction, and made a questionable acting choice.
  • How Hayden Christiansen's career might have gone if he wasn't in Star Wars. Comparison to Mark Hamill.
  • Given the number of shaaks grazing nearby, Anakin and Padmé probably roll through some Shaak scat.
  • The physicality of the roll doesn't really work.
  • How does Padmé feel toward Anakin at the end of this scene?
  • Padmé ends up on top of Anakin. What are the implications (artistically, and for the characters)?
    • What if it had been the other way around?
  • What is the symbolism of the immediate cut to the animal bursting out of the water?
  • Referenced: the distinguished clergyman from The Princess Bride.
  • The Aiwha is cool and transports us to another world, so it's okay that they linger on the establishing shot.
    • Designed by Ralph McQuarrie
    • In the Brackett Draft, the Cloud People rode something similar. Are these the Beldons that provide the gas for Cloud City?
    • Also domesticated by Gungans.
    • "Aiwha-bait" is Clone slang for "dead meat".
  • Listener Projects: Photoshop (or even better animate) the Doof Warrior from Mad Max: Fury Road onto the back of this Aiwha.
  • Is it always raining on Kamino? Why is there no covered parking?
  • This city doesn't seem designed for Kaminoans—the doors aren't quite tall enough. Maybe this is the visitors' center.
  • Call 8-DAY-GREEDO.
  • Plug for starwarsminute.com/merch.
    • Matt is wearing his limited edition original STAR WARS MINUTE shirt right now!

Meta Minute

  • 24:39 podcast episode length.
  • Tom Selleck was in consideration for the role of Han Solo.
  • Matt also hasn't seen Jumper.
  • They never did make a Shaak toy, but if they did it would probably have been similar to the Dewback toy, which came with a sandtrooper that you could stuff into slots in the back.
  • It has become SWM-Canon that All Jedi go Commando.

Quotes

  • Matt: The old "'possum in the field."
  • Matt: Always have part of your mind on your...genitals.
  • Matt: I apologize for not having watched the whole movie up to this point... Alex: We apologize for making you watch this part of the movie.

Link

http://www.starwarsminute.com/2017/01/23/attack-of-the-clones-minute-51-reminiscent-of-the-cloud-people/


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