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[[File:Chewie_is_my_co-pilot.png|right|340px|If you can read this, your TIE Fighter's too close.|link=]]
 
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April 8th, 2015
 
==Summary==
 
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Luke runs with the helmet to where Han has found the charred wreckage of a speeder bike in the grass.
 
==Guests==
 
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[[Asterios Kokkinos]]
 
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===Film===
 
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*Starts with the further adventures of Leia's hat; ends with Chewbacca finding some meat on a stick.
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*The meat on the stick: [http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Unidentified_tusked_species unidentified tusked species].
 
===Podcast===
 
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*Wicket still being scared of Leia's hat ''(Note: this was brought up [[Return of the Jedi 65|last week]])''.
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**Why else would Leia leave it?
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**Everybody ditches their Rebel hats.
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*Han being glad Leia was gone.
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*Ewoks eating the speeder bikers.
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*Callback to Pete listing the [[Return of the Jedi 50#Endor_fauna|native Fauna of Endor]].
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**This is the third time that Alex has tried to look up the EU name of something in this movie and been disappointed.
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***Referenced: the [[Unidentified Weequay Skiff Guard]].
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*Asterios loves Star Wars and that this show exists.
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*How much does Han really understand Chewie?
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*The character of Chewbacca being inspired by George Lucas' dog.
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**Other dog-like properties of Wookiees.
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*How Endor won the lucrative Death Star contract.
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**Why not build it at Coruscant? To get away from it all.
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**Also: [[#HadAbbadon|see below]].
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*The Empire destroying stars vs. planets.
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*The [http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Sun_Crusher Sun Crusher]. Referenced: Wesley and Beverly Crusher from Star Trek.
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*Space Epic (and the backup book) from Devastator Press. Asterios could use help from the listeners; comment on the [https://www.facebook.com/StarWarsMinute/?ref=br_rs Facebook page] with the best dumb things from the EU.
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*Other dumb things from the EU:
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**The '''[http://i.imgur.com/OAbe9Qc.jpg Horse Pilot]'''
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***Hohass Ekwesh
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**The need for the EU to constantly top itself.
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**Luuke, which Asterios brought up [[Empire Minute 111: The Green Cross Code Man|previously]].
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**The Sarlacc ate a sandcrawler.
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**Why stormtroopers always wear white.
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***[[Toryn Farr]] as the Betty to Princess Leia's Veronica. Referenced: [[Wikipedia:Archie_Comics|Archie Comics]], "[[Wikipedia:Gilligan%27s_Island|Gilligan's Island]]".
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*Star Wars in 3D.
  
 
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*25:35 podcast episode length.
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*Cold open: Ad-read [http://www.starwarsminute.com/patreon starwarsminute.com/patreon].
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*[[Wikipedia:Julian Lennon|Julian Lennon]] was the inspiration for no less than 3 Beatles songs.
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*<div id="HadAbbadon">A possible explanation for why the second Death Star was not built at Coruscant is that, in earlier drafts, the forest moon of Endor orbited the Imperial homeworld of Had Abbadon (discussed [[Return of the Jedi 2|early in the movie]]), rather than a planet that is also named Endor (''editor's note: which is far less interesting'').
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*Good job Alex, Starkiller base does destroy stars, but not by blowing them up.
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*The Sun Crusher was armed with "[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Resonance_torpedo resonance torpedos]" capable of causing a star to go supernova.
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*Hohass was a Thakwaash. Although they were equinoid in form, they were in fact bipeds and not full-on horses. He was a founding member of [http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Wraith_Squadron Wraith Squadron].
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*The Phantom Menace 3D re-release made $43,456,382 domestically (half of it in the opening weekend)[http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=starwars3d.htm], for a total lifetime gross of $533,827,888. There are no available figures on how much it cost to convert, but if we take Asterios' estimate at face value, that would still have left a profit of more than $285,000,000.
 
==Quotes==
 
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*'''Asterios:''' (as a newly single Han Solo) Me and Mon Mothma are gonna hit the town.
 
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*'''Asterios:''' (as the Emperor) We better go somewhere else. Those teddy bears seem cool.
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*'''Asterios:''' (as 'Senator' Wicket) Yub yub. Yub yub mint julep yub yub? Yub yub wet your whistle?
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*'''Pete:''' I thought the Sun [son] Crusher was Wil Wheaton. '''Alex:''' *groans* '''Asterios:''' Oh, I get it! I'm the dumb one, as usual.
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*'''Pete:''' It's hard to top Horse Pilot.
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*'''Alex''' and then '''Pete:''' "Small potatoes compared to a horse pilot."
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*'''Asterios:''' I can't read all of Wookieepedia—I'll die! Like, I'll literally choke to death on my own barf.
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*'''Alex:''' <Liverpudlian [[Accents|accent]]> Pick whatever duality you want.
 
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If you can read this, your TIE Fighter's too close.

Date

April 8th, 2015

Summary

Luke runs with the helmet to where Han has found the charred wreckage of a speeder bike in the grass.

Guests

Asterios Kokkinos

Notes

Film

  • Starts with the further adventures of Leia's hat; ends with Chewbacca finding some meat on a stick.
  • The meat on the stick: unidentified tusked species.

Podcast

  • Wicket still being scared of Leia's hat (Note: this was brought up last week).
    • Why else would Leia leave it?
    • Everybody ditches their Rebel hats.
  • Han being glad Leia was gone.
  • Ewoks eating the speeder bikers.
  • Callback to Pete listing the native Fauna of Endor.
    • This is the third time that Alex has tried to look up the EU name of something in this movie and been disappointed.
  • Asterios loves Star Wars and that this show exists.
  • How much does Han really understand Chewie?
  • The character of Chewbacca being inspired by George Lucas' dog.
    • Other dog-like properties of Wookiees.
  • How Endor won the lucrative Death Star contract.
    • Why not build it at Coruscant? To get away from it all.
    • Also: see below.
  • The Empire destroying stars vs. planets.
  • The Sun Crusher. Referenced: Wesley and Beverly Crusher from Star Trek.
  • Space Epic (and the backup book) from Devastator Press. Asterios could use help from the listeners; comment on the Facebook page with the best dumb things from the EU.
  • Other dumb things from the EU:
  • Star Wars in 3D.

Meta Minute

  • 25:35 podcast episode length.
  • Cold open: Ad-read starwarsminute.com/patreon.
  • Julian Lennon was the inspiration for no less than 3 Beatles songs.
  • A possible explanation for why the second Death Star was not built at Coruscant is that, in earlier drafts, the forest moon of Endor orbited the Imperial homeworld of Had Abbadon (discussed early in the movie), rather than a planet that is also named Endor (editor's note: which is far less interesting).
  • Good job Alex, Starkiller base does destroy stars, but not by blowing them up.
  • The Sun Crusher was armed with "resonance torpedos" capable of causing a star to go supernova.
  • Hohass was a Thakwaash. Although they were equinoid in form, they were in fact bipeds and not full-on horses. He was a founding member of Wraith Squadron.
  • The Phantom Menace 3D re-release made $43,456,382 domestically (half of it in the opening weekend)[1], for a total lifetime gross of $533,827,888. There are no available figures on how much it cost to convert, but if we take Asterios' estimate at face value, that would still have left a profit of more than $285,000,000.

Quotes

  • Asterios: (as a newly single Han Solo) Me and Mon Mothma are gonna hit the town.
  • Asterios: (as the Emperor) We better go somewhere else. Those teddy bears seem cool.
  • Asterios: (as 'Senator' Wicket) Yub yub. Yub yub mint julep yub yub? Yub yub wet your whistle?
  • Pete: I thought the Sun [son] Crusher was Wil Wheaton. Alex: *groans* Asterios: Oh, I get it! I'm the dumb one, as usual.
  • Pete: It's hard to top Horse Pilot.
  • Alex and then Pete: "Small potatoes compared to a horse pilot."
  • Asterios: I can't read all of Wookieepedia—I'll die! Like, I'll literally choke to death on my own barf.
  • Alex: <Liverpudlian accent> Pick whatever duality you want.

Link

http://www.starwarsminute.com/2015/04/08/jedi-minute-68-horse-pilot/


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