Phantom Menace Minute 28: Wigdar

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Date

December 30th, 2015

Summary

A second Sith Lord appears behind Darth Sidious.

Guests

Matt Gourley

Notes

Film

  • Starts with Panaka informing Qui-Gon where he can and cannot take Her Highness, and ends with Nute Gunray fretting that now there are two of them.
  • Introduction of Darth Maul.
    • Melodramatic music sting.
  • Cut line: destroy all high-ranking officials

Podcast

  • Referenced: Dudley Do-Right.
  • Good Nemoidian action.
  • More on Sidious' plan
    • The main conflict of the movie is just a smokescreen.
    • Referenced: The Godfather.
  • Pete wants a Star Wars chronology or a "History of the Outer Rim Territories" class.
  • Mentioned: Don't call them Sand People.
  • Darth Maul as a stand-out character from this movie
    • The reveal of the double-bladed lightsaber was spoiled by the trailer.
    • He is a Star Trek-type alien because he is basically just a human with horns.
    • Original Darth Maul concept art.
  • Referenced: the deleted scene between Anakin and a young Greedo.
  • Discussion of different levels of Canon.
  • Watching whole film franchises in one sitting.
  • Liam Neeson's hair.
    • He's wearing a full wig. Matt knows this because he has perfect Wigdar (wig radar).
      • Obi-Wan's wig and fake beard in AOTC.
  • Nemoidian racist accents and weird cadence.
  • Support the Show
  • Buy Alex's book. It's good.

Meta Minute

  • 26:14 podcast episode length.
  • The Kersh is still there, but they locked him in the bathroom.
  • Daultay Dofine is seen one last time.
  • Although now Legends, Darth Plagueis is supposed to have been killed by his apprentice Darth Sidious in 32 BBY, the same year as the events of this movie.
  • Liam Neeson was 45 when this movie came out.
  • Test your own wigdar with this buzzfeed quiz: https://www.buzzfeed.com/essencegant/natural-or-nah
  • The subject of Pete's hair will come up again during the Attack of the Clones Minute.

Quotes

  • Matt: Never make a character 8.
  • Pete: This isn't a wig, it's a hat.
  • Alex: Chair full of spaghetti.

Link

http://www.starwarsminute.com/2015/12/30/phantom-menace-minute-28-wigdar/


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