Empire Minute 47: Cockpit Full of Meatflowers

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Date

March 18th, 2014

Summary

Luke pulls an equipment box from the shore to the clearing. He ignites a little fusion furnace and warms his hands before it. Taking a power cable, he plugs it into Artoo’s noselike socket.

Guests

Tony Thaxton

Notes

Film

  • A full minute of Dagobah

Podcast

  • Luke could not do any preparatory research on Dagobah
  • Flora and Fauna of Dagobah
Fauna
Bogwings
Dragonsnakes
Nudj
Sleen
Vine snakes
Swamp slugs
Flora
Addermoss
Hassling
Gnarltree
Meat flower
  • Discussion of Meat flowers
  • How did Luke find Dagobah? Wasn't it erased from the databanks?
    • Callback to an earlier draft: Luke is unconscious and R2 pilots the ship to Dagobah.
  • Callback to the idea that Kenobi is controlling Luke's actions.
  • Luke's remote control car and electric guitar.
  • Mentioned: Leigh Brackett, "Freaks and Geeks"
  • Does Leia know about Yoda? Luke clearly doesn't, but did Space Jimmy Smits ever talk about him?
  • Yoda waits to show up until after Luke has taken out and set up all his stuff.
  • Luke's "Bespin fatigues" are first seen on the Muppet Show.
  • Mentioned: I'll edit that out.
  • Was Luke wearing his Swine Trek fatigues under his flight suit, or did he have to awkwardly change in his X-wing cockpit? Discussion of clothes layering.

Meta Minute

  • 20:49 podcast episode length.
  • Cold open: ad-read for http://starwarsminute.com/amazon
  • When this movie came out, it would be rare to have tools with rechargeable batteries, unlike today where people are constantly recharging their technology.
  • The "Swine Trek fatigues" are discussed further on the Live show in LA.

Quotes

  • Alex: ...one moist minute at a time.
  • Alex: Someone's putting ideas in his head!
  • Tony: Killer Oz!
  • Pete: "Dagob-action."

Link

http://www.starwarsminute.com/2014/03/18/empire-minute-47-cockpit-full-of-meatflowers/


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