Phantom Menace Minute 43: That Whole Moolah Thing

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Date

January 20th, 2016.

Summary

Qui-Gon looks to Shmi. She is upset.

Guests

Dan Telfer

Notes

Film

  • Starts with Qui-Gon telling us his wish, and ends with him saying that greed can be a powerful ally.
  • Jar Jar is surprisingly muted in this scene.

Podcast

  • CGI of the T. rex in Jurassic Park holds up better than Jar Jar 6 years later.
  • How do they know that Tatooine is run by junk dealers? They only met one.
    • We'd like to see a montage of the gang being turned down at other junk dealers.
    • "Junk dealer" is one of the handful of occupations in Star Wars.
  • Qui-Gon could (should) have done what Obi-Wan did in Star Wars and hired a transport.
  • Qui-Gon makes it clear they are NOT here to free the slaves.
  • Anakin's premonition that he comes back to free the slaves is the only one that doesn't come true; it's never brought up again.
    • Referenced: "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt".
  • We want to see more from Shmi. Either she should be more spunky (Leia-esque) OR she should overcompensate and be a housewife archetype.
  • What is the plural of "Jedi"?
  • Coincidence? or Ring theory?
    • If Pete were tasked with re-creating an old success, he might copy some of the beats.
    • In the early 90s, Lucas had no intention of continuing the saga.
    • Maybe he took notes, but then didn't look at them for many years and forgot what they meant. Like when you write down your dream and read it later.
  • Qui-Gon has no reaction to Anakin being able to podrace or dominating his mother.
  • Replacing "greed" with "Greedo": "Greedo can be a powerful ally."

Meta Minute

  • 22:21 podcast episode length.
  • A call in to 8-DAY-GREEDO complaining that the minutes covered this week (41-45) are the worst in the movie.
  • The term "moolah" as slang for money has its origins in American English, circa 1905–1910. It should not be confused with the unrelated word "mullah" which is an Islamic cleric.

Quotes

  • Pete ...Dan is broken down and he's weeping. Dan: <fake sobbing> I just want to say "I love Star Wars so much."
  • Dan: George Lucas [was] like, "What if I have a brightly lit brain-damaged salamander in every scene that is just waiving back and forth like a flag in a windstorm?"

Link

http://www.starwarsminute.com/2016/01/20/phantom-menace-minute-43-that-whole-moolah-thing/


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