Attack of the Clones Minute 13: A Mirror in the Laser Grid

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Date

November 30th, 2016

Summary

As Padmé sleeps, a probe droid approaches outside her window.

Guests

J. Kenji López-Alt

Notes

Film

  • Starts with Obi-Wan telling Anakin he looks tired, and ends with a courier droid peering in Padmé's window.
  • Cut dialog: I don't know why I keep dreaming about her now. I haven't seen her since I was little.

Podcast

  • Referenced: the Japor snippet.
  • It's been ten years, why hasn't Anakin gone back and freed his mother? Was it forbidden by the Jedi?
    • Did they placate him with lies and/or fake letters?
    • The Jedi are encouraged to stretch out with their feelings (Except love!)
    • Flash forward to a future minute where Anakin talks about the loophole in the "you can't love anyone" rule.
  • Another creepy Anakin line (twice in the space of a minute). You think this is as bad as it gets, but then it gets worse.
    • Referenced: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
  • Anakin as a frat boy dudebro might actually work.
  • More on the "What did George Lucas actually intend" train. The consensus is this is supposed to be romantic.
    • Are we supposed to like Anakin as a character?
  • Padmé falling for Anakin makes no sense because she is intelligent and respectable. What does she see in him?
  • All of the Padmé's apartment scenes were crammed into just three days of filming.
  • Referenced: Mr. Plinkett's Star Wars reviews from RedLetterMedia.
  • More on the ASN courier droid.
    • Is it modified from the usual courier model?
    • Why does the droid stick around to get jumped on?
  • Political talk
    • Obi-Wan's position on political corruption comes as a bit of surprise. Maybe he's gotten more cynical over the years.
    • Referenced: The recurring segment on Dana Gould's podcast "Political Talk With Two Guys From Boston".
    • What is the Jedi position in relation to the government?
    • How did the politics of the day influence George Lucas' script writing?
  • What is R2 doing while he is in power save mode? Downloading updates.
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Meta Minute

Quotes

  • Pete: He [Oscar Isaac] is a little dreamier, if I may.
  • Pete: Disposable creepiness.

Link

http://www.starwarsminute.com/2016/11/30/attack-of-the-clones-minute-13-a-mirror-in-the-laser-grid/


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