Jedi Minute 42: The Receipt

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March 3rd, 2015


Yoda's eyes are full of weariness and compassion. An odd, sad smile creases his face. He turns painfully on his side, away from Luke.


Tony Consiglio



  • Starts with Yoda confirming that Luke needs to confront Vader.
Ends with Luke being petulant.


  • Completely organic plug for
  • Referenced: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.
  • Yoda totally ignores Luke's question about Vader being his father and then hides under the blanket.
  • Does Yoda know everything that happened on Cloud City? Yes, Ben the gossip told him the whole story.
  • The Force only gives you images and flashes of what may have happened. It's like weird Déjà vu.
  • It sounds like Yoda says "Your father is..." and then leaves Luke, and the audience, hanging to find out.
  • Why was Vader telling Luke unexpected? And exactly what aspect of it was unexpected?
  • Anakin turning into Darth Vader in the Prequels. Sorry Pete.
  • What Yoda and Ben were hoping would happen and whether they were going to tell Luke or not.
  • Yoda telling Luke about the old days.
  • Maybe Yoda just forgot all about Vader being Luke's father in his old age.
  • Minute 42:
    • In The Empire Strikes Back this is Luke arriving on Dagobah for the first time.
    • In A New Hope this is Luke saying that he wants to learn the ways of the Force and become a Jedi like his father.
    • The Force is always involved in minute 42. 42!
  • The EU theory that Yoda has been dead this whole time and this is just his Force ghost.
  • Mentioned: The Simpsons, Tupac and Biggie Smalls.
  • Force ghost levels and who / what can see Force ghosts.
  • Yoda as a poltergeist and R2 as a robot ghost.
  • The whole Star Wars saga being Greedo's or Han Solo's dying dream in the cantina - depending on who shot first and who actually died.
  • Han Solo's dreams within dreams - it's like Inception with multiple divergent timelines. Various divergent timelines and story threads.
  • Chewbacca having a life debt to Jabba instead of Han Solo.
  • How is Luke still shocked when Yoda confirms that Vader is his father? There have been a LOT of clues up until this point.
  • Yoda and Ben continuing the ruse by saying that Vader was lying. Yoda declaring that he (i.e. Yoda) is actually Luke's father.
  • How many children does Yoda have? Yoda leaving his entire inheritance to Luke, to the disappointment of his own children.
  • Where the children training to become Jedi in the Prequels come from. The Jedi steal them as infants from all around the Galaxy.
  • What happens with Jedi children that don't have the Force.
  • What does the general population think of the Jedi? Are they beloved or seen as the police?
  • What Luke's policy will be on all of this when he takes over in Episode VII.
  • Support the Show.

Meta Minute

  • 25:22 podcast episode length.
  • Alex doesn't quite have all the details right. The security hologram that Obi-Wan saw was from the Jedi temple. In the hologram, Palpatine congratulates the newly minted Darth Vader.
  • Minute 42 of TPM is the conversation at the Skywalker dinner table about exploding slaves. It has Anakin's line that no one can kill a Jedi.
  • According to George Lucas, the Jedi are NOT supposed to be celibate. Attachment and possession are forbidden, but physical relationships are not[1]. In the Clone Wars cartoon, it is implied that Obi-Wan had a relationship with the Duchess Satine[2].


  • Pete: Oh look at that, is it 900 years already? I gotta go.
  • Pete: Your father is...making whoopee!
  • Pete: The Notorious B.I.G.G.S.


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