Bonus Episode: The Ink Banthas Holiday Special

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December 5th, 2013


The “lost” episode of The Ink Banthas Show, featuring Alex Robinson, Pete The Retailer, and Josh Flanagan. From November 2012.


Josh Flanagan


  • Stop listening now if you don't like Star Wars.
  • It was Pete's idea to do this episode in honor of the famous Star Wars Holiday Special from 1978.
  • The hosts experiences of the Star Wars Holiday Special.
  • Main plot points, a brief explanation and the cast of the Star Wars Holiday Special.
  • Chewbacca's family and lifestyle. Is he a good parent?
  • The lack of subtitles in Star Wars.
  • What Chewbacca and the Droids are actually saying.
  • Origins of Bail Organa.
  • Star Wars novelization and radio drama.
  • Splinter of the Mind's Eye.
  • The potential for an Episode 7 following the Disney purchase of Star Wars.
  • Pete's hatred of the Prequels.
  • Easter eggs on DVDs and Blu-rays.
  • Rick McCallum's proposed TV series and role with the Prequels.
  • Rick McCallum is the "Bib Fortuna" to George Lucas's "Jabba the Neck".
  • The relationship between Darth Vader and Grand Moff Tarkin.
  • The structure, and arrogance, of the Empire.
  • Upcoming Star Wars prequels and sequels - and potential Directors.
  • The cast of the original trilogy appearing in Episode 7.
  • The surprise of George Lucas selling Star Wars to Disney.
  • EU continuity in the Disney era.
  • Are the Star Wars characters illiterate?
  • Referenced: Saturday Night Live - SNL.
  • Alex's comedy material about, and the back story of, Dr Cornelius Evazan from the cantina.
  • Ponda Baba and the Aqualish.
  • What have Jedis been doing for the last twenty years?
  • Links between Boba Fett and Jodo Kast.
  • Action figures of the secondary characters.
  • Hutts controlling Tatooine in the original trilogy.
  • The Hutt's home planet.
  • Clone Wars cartoon series.
  • Anakin's journey.
  • The preferable viewing order of the Star Wars movies.
  • Kids watching Star Wars in the modern world.
  • Referenced: All in the Family sitcom.
  • The low quality of the Prequels.
  • Star Wars fan films and how Disney will interact with the fans going forward.
  • Final thoughts:
    • Characters that the hosts most want to see in the sequels;
      • The Solo kid - Jacen Solo. <Note - This was a very close prediction to Episode 7 TFA by Josh.>
      • Wedge Antilles.
      • Chewbacca's son Lumpy.
    • Inevitable remakes of all the Star Wars movies.
    • This podcast episode became a very serious discussion of Star Wars in the end.
    • Star Wars versus Star Trek.
    • Referenced: Joe Piscopo in Star Trek.

Meta Notes

  • 1:11:01 podcast episode length.
  • Intro:
    • A bonus episode from before there was STAR WARS MINUTE.
    • A "lost" episode from the podcast Ink Banthas.
    • Otherwise known as the Ink Banthas Holiday Special.
    • This episode was performed while the Ink Panthers podcast was on hiatus.
    • The last time that Pete and Alex talked about Star Wars on a podcast before Star Wars Minute.
    • Reminder about the big, "Very Special Star Wars Minute Star Wars Holiday Special Special Live!. December 11th 2013 at the Parkside Lounge.
    • Promotion for Amazon link.


  • Pete: What are we doing with our lives?
  • Alex: ...every Star Wars fan is going to face that day of disappointment. Josh: That's sort of the rite of passage; that's the prophecy that Yoda speaks of.


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