Attack of the Clones Minute 36: Alex P. Keaton

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January 2nd, 2017


The great, gloomy hold is crowded with emigrants and their belongings.


Riley Silverman



  • Starts with the pancake droid telling R2 to get lost, and ends with Anakin stumbling through another pickup line.
  • Aqualish and Ishi Tib refugees.


  • What droid would you want? One that makes pancakes.
  • Moments of normalcy in the galaxy.
    • Mentioned: the Knights of the old Republic video games.
  • Referenced: Snowpiercer.
  • "You look completely different"—is this supposed to be lampshading the fact that Anakin is now a played by a different actor?
  • The softer side of the Force.
  • Anakin comes from a Jedi lineage known for bending the rules.
    • Mentioned: From a certain point of view.
    • What would Anakin be like if he was being trained by Qui-Gon? Would he still have become Darth Vader?
  • Obi-Wan is very "by the book" in the Prequels.
    • Referenced: Alex P. Keaton from "Family Ties".
  • Deleted scene of Anakin waking from a nightmare.
    • Clunky "psychedelia lyrics" dialog.
  • Anakin's maturity level. The character of Anakin as an extremely sheltered teenager.
  • Hayden Christiansen's acting chops.
  • Lucas not wanting to do many takes.
  • Anakin is speaking like an alien learning human speech.
  • Anakin's grasp of "compassion".
  • Anakin turns every comment back toward his feelings for Padmé.
  • How does Padmé actually feel about Anakin? It seems like she feels nothing at all, so when they hook up it comes as a complete surprise.
    • Padmé is into bad boys.
  • Plug for

Meta Minute

  • 22:11 podcast episode length.
  • The KOTOR card game is called 'Pazaak'.
  • Riley actually saw Jumper.


  • Riley: Alexa: Gimme pancakes!
  • Pete: I guess I should go... find a "Darth" or something.
  • Alex: What is love? Riley: Baby don't hurt me.
  • Pete: (as Padmé) Thank you, Artoo. (as Anakin) <quickly> OUR TWO LIVES should be...combined...


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