Phantom Menace Minute 30: The Garb of a Moisture Farmer

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"I don't think that's the kind of farmer they have here."
"What are you talking about? I'll blend right in!"

Date

January 1st, 2016.

Summary

The Naboo spacecraft lands in the desert in a swirl of dust.

Guests

Matt Gourley

Notes

Film

  • Starts with Jar Jar apologizing then asking "whosa are yousa?", and ends with the ship landing near the outskirts of Mos Espa.
  • We arrive on Tatooine.

Podcast

  • They could have landed anywhere on the planet. Why there?
    • When they find out Watto won't sell them the hyperdrive, they could have flown to another settlement to try their luck there.
  • More Captain Ric "Obvious" Olié.
  • Jar Jars recap of the story so far.
    • Comparison to plot drops in the Original Trilogy.
    • More on the deleted subplot of Naboo-Gungan tension.
    • Jar Jar kind of works in this context (just talking to another person).
  • Natalie Portman's acting.
    • She's uncomfortable, and the director isn't giving her anything.
  • Does anyone else know about the Amidala ruse?
  • Space luggage.
  • More wig talk.
    • Referenced: Home Alone
  • Qui-Gon's poncho
    • Where did he get it? Maybe the Queen keeps outfits like this on her ship to play dress-up.
  • Shoutout(?): to Ben Burtt
  • Ring Theory: Minute 30 of ROTJ has Luke's line "I used to live here, you know."

Meta Minute

  • 24:19 podcast episode length.
  • Natalie Portman would have been around 17–18 when this was filmed.
  • George Lucas had not directed in the 22 years since he worked on Star Wars.
  • The communicator / midi-chlorian tester is most visible in minute 51.
  • The question of whether it was the actor Alec Guinness or the character of Obi-Wan is now answered and part of SWM-Canon

Quotes

  • Pete: ...we analyze, scrutinize, and grabben dat Jedis...
  • Pete: You weren't ready for the Binks?
  • Matt: Wait, he eats a brisky morning munchen just like I do.
  • Matt: Great Caesar's Jar Jar!
  • Alex: (as the Queen) Look! I'm a peasant! <laughing>

Link

http://www.starwarsminute.com/2016/01/01/phantom-menace-minute-30-the-garb-of-a-moisture-farmer/


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