Attack of the Clones Minute 72: The C-3PO Shake

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February 20th, 2017


C-3PO is working outside the homestead. He looks up as ANAKIN and PADME arrive.


Meredith Woerner



  • Starts with Obi-Wan getting out of his ship to investigate (it's implied in his mandate), and ends with C-3PO being incredibly pleased.
  • Classic wipe transition.
  • The classic Lars homestead. There's no "applause shot" for the familiar location.
  • Reintroduction of Treadwell! Oh and C-3PO.


  • Meredith is back despite the awful headgear/headphones situation yesterday.
  • Referenced: Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984).
  • Everyone in the universe is bad to their droids.
  • Wipe transitions.
  • Mentioned: Staring at the French horn.
  • Meredith assumes much darker fates for the droids.
C-3PO may appear CG in this scene, but it's clear they did make a matte finish Threepio costume (unlike the clone trooper armor).
  • In the original script C-3PO was still "naked". They may have filmed it with the puppet from TPM, then digitally added his plating later.
  • Anakin is Threepio's maker. Does this give him a God complex?
    • Ironic, considering he's the only character in the movies that was ever mistaken for a god.
  • The Ewok TV movies.
  • Anthony Daniels brings the characters of both Threepio and Artoo to life.
    • The feud between Kenny Baker and Anthony Daniels.
  • General thoughts on Natalie Portman as an actress.
    • Plug for Jackie.
  • George Lucas giving performance notes to his actors.
  • How did C-3PO recognize Anakin?
    • Did he ever recognize Vader?
  • Referenced: Smeagol from Lord of the Rings.
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Meta Minute

  • 30:18 podcast episode length.
  • Which way was the wipe?
  • Alex mentioned Ron Ager's YouTube channel, Collative Learning once before.
  • The Three Tenors, a popular trio of opera singers, were Domingo, Carreras, and Pavarotti.
  • Pete is working on a "droids are cats" theory. He'll go into this more tomorrow?


  • Pete: Luke's face looks weird—oh it's a ship.
  • Pete: We'll see what tomorrow's butler holds.
  • Alex: <Ewoks worshipping noises>
  • Meredith: (indignantly) You don't have to lie for me!
  • Meredith:...the end. Star Waaaaars!
  • Meredith: <imitating Cliegg Lars> (pirate voice) My wife Shmi. <now as the director> More piratey sir.


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