Phantom Menace Minute 2: Civics Lessons from a Fictional Universe

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Date

November 24th, 2015

Summary

Minute 2 of The Phantom Menace: Turmoil has engulfed the Galactic Republic. The taxation of trade routes to outlying star systems is in dispute.

Guests

None

Notes

Film

  • The Trade Federation was originally known by the much clunkier title "The Federation of Galactic Traders."
  • When viewed in episode number order, this minute has the first space ship (The Radiant VII).

Podcast

  • Ken Burns documentary of the fall of the Republic or West Wing style drama might be more entertaining.

Meta Minute

20:26 podcast episode length.

Quotes

  • Alex: "It would be like if Walmart had a senator in the congress."
  • Pete: "Mostly it involves pretending Walmart is a state."

Link

http://www.starwarsminute.com/2015/11/24/phantom-menace-minute-2-civics-lessons-from-a-fictional-universe/


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