Jedi Minute 115: Darth Darth

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June 12th, 2015


Blinding bolts of energy, evil lightning, shoot from the Emperor's hands at Luke.


Meredith Woerner



  • Starts with the radar dish blowing up and setting Endor ablaze, and ends with the Emperor telling Luke his skills are no match for...
  • Nien Nunb laughing like an idiot.
  • Force lightning!
    • Animated by hand.


  • Saying the minute numbers over 100 out loud makes this movie seem long.
  • Callback to last week: Endor is highly flammable and the Rebels have no regard for the ultimate fate of Endor.
  • Cartoony explosion tropes.
  • ROTJ toy talk.
  • How do they know instantly that the shield is down?
    • Lando's catchphrase.
  • Crazy cosplay at Star Wars Celebration.
  • Angela Lansbury is the British equivalent of Bea Arthur.
  • Force Lightning
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    • Luke is totally unprepared for the Force Lightning. Did Ben or Yoda not warn him at all?
    • Mentioned: The Force doesn't exist, "Greased Lightning".
    • Force Lighting facts.
  • Is the Emperor backtracking here? It's a bittersweet moment because now he's stuck with Anakin.
  • The most evil Sith would be named Darth Darth.
  • Luke's Utility belt.
    • Power converters, and going full circle.
  • Sign up for Patreon.

Meta Minute

  • 26:38 podcast episode length.
  • Cold open: 8-DAY-GREEDO call. Gripping personal drama that occurred around the time this movie came out.
  • Roy Sullivan is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the person to be struck by lightning the most number of times. He survived being struck an incredible 7 times.
  • Reddit thread on Force Lightning power and color.


  • Meredith:...those are dynamite trees [...] it's gotta be true because I just said it right now.
  • Pete: I do like the idea of Ewoks on fire running around doing a musical number for some reason.
  • Alex: Just me and ol' "Sandy Drawers". (As Vader) Don't call me that. I hate sand!


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