Attack of the Clones Minute 133: In Front of My Mom

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May 17th, 2017


Count Dooku emerges and walks to where the hooded figure of Darth Sidious stands waiting.


Stuart Wellington and Dan McCoy



  • Starts with Count Dooku flying above The Works, and ends with the sun setting on Coruscant, and the republic, itself.


  • Oddly, Palpatine and Sidious are never seen in the place at the same time.
  • What does Vader mean?
  • For the casual listeners: Sidious and Dooku are excited about starting a war because Sidious needs an excuse to build an army in order to subdue the galaxy.
  • Dooku's leitmotif.
  • The good messages of the movie are hard to pick out from the muck.
  • The (non-) sadness of Stuart seeing this movie with his mom.

Meta Minute

  • 28:51 podcast episode length.


  • Alex: Imagine a country using subterfuge to infer a reason to declare war and curtail everyone's civil liberties. I know, it's crazy and could never happen in real life.
  • Dan: That's my impression of a person on the internet. Pete: Let the record show that you had your hand on your hip.
  • Stuart: We're a hundred-and-thirty-odd minutes in, and they haven't mentioned midi-chlorians once! Alex: That's a good point! Stuart: I was sitting in the theater, on the edge of my seat, waiting for them to say something. Pete: You were wearing your midi-chlorians t-shirt...


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