Empire Minute 99: It's A Trap!

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May 29th, 2014


Luke turns to see Leia, Chewie, Threepio, and Lando being herded down a second hallway by several other stormtroopers. Leia turns just in time to see Luke.


Meredith Woerner



  • Starts with Luke poorly skulking around Cloud City, and ends with Leia telling Luke "It's a trap."
  • Lt. Sheckil (played by Jeremy Bulloch).
  • Lobot's second big scene (and big music sting).


  • Does Artoo have any other volume setting? It seems like he only has "loud"
  • Artoo keeps repeatedly bumping into Luke's leg (much like an "overexcited" dog).
  • Luke can't understand what Artoo is saying. Why can't you make a talking astromech?
  • Is that the same blaster as Han has? (see below)
  • The "Carbonite Room" is a fabulous club that Alex got kicked out of once.
  • Are the stormtroopers using Leia to lure Luke into the carbon freezing chamber?
  • Mentioned: Deck Officer
  • Leia screaming "It's a trap!" isn't as funny as when Ackbar says it.
    • Since Ackbar is a puppet, you could dub in whatever you want over his line.
  • Referenced: Kermit from the Muppets.
  • OK, so it's a trap, what is Luke supposed to do differently?
  • Pete's favorite surprise backstory is (no surprise) BoShek.
    • He is Force-sensitive, he made the Kessel Run, and ended up with some monks for a while.
  • Mentioned: Ben Kenobi is a killer. Other Jedi causing genocide on Tatooine.


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 Pete shares that around when the Special Editions came out, he ate a bunch of Doritos to collect the promotional Pogs.
 He often got the one of Lobot opening his eyes, but eventually he did collect them all.
 At a certain point, he would open the bag, check the Pog, and then just throw out the Doritos because he'd eaten so many that summer.
  • Brief rundown of Lobot's tortured backstory.
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Meta Minute

  • 21:55 podcast episode length.
  • Cold open: Thanks for the donations from Thomas, John, and Thomas.
    • First mentioned of the "Roll Call of Heroes" although this is different from the current incarnation.
  • Luke is using a Merr-Sonn model 57 blaster pistol, and not a BlasTech DL-44 heavy blaster pistol, although they are somewhat similar. Apparently the Alliance bought a bunch of Model 57's from an arms dealer on Ord Mantell (which should please Asterios).
  • The monks that BoShek hung out with were in fact Dim-U monks who worshipped (of all things) Banthas.


  • Meredith: Why would they build a navigation droid that can't speak English? Alex: *Shushes her*
  • Meredith: Stop taking off your clothes around Han Solo in carbonite.
  • Alex, then Meredith, then Pete: (doing an Ackbar impression) It's a trap!
  • Alex: orange powder poisoning.
  • Meredith: Is he [Lobot] thinking "kill everyone today" or is he thinking "do... chores"?



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