Jedi Minute 4: Butterdroid

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January 8th, 2015


The exit hatch of the shuttle opens with a WHOOSH, revealing only darkness. Then, heavy FOOTSTEPS AND MECHANICAL BREATHING. From this black void appears DARTH VADER, LORD OF THE SITH.


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Starts with Endicott ordering someone to inform the commander that Lord Vader's shuttle has arrived. Ends with Vader being greeted once his shuttle has arrived.


  • There is a strange Ben Burtt audio choice as the shuttle arrives. The alarm that you hear in the docking bay is also heard inside the shuttle but at a higher pitch.
  • The Empire seems to only have one alarm sound.
  • A DJ Death Squad Commander is seen, wearing a helmet and gloves in an office.
  • Imperial Officer number 4, in minute 4, is Moff Jerjerrod.
  • When the character was named Moff Jerjerrod. Also, when the character become a Moff in the Star Wars timeline.
  • Background on the character Moff Jerjerrod and the actor that played him.
  • What the ranking of Moff means.
  • The character was named Moff Jerjerrod on page 1 of George Lucas's handwritten script outline for the movie.
  • George Lucas's approach to writing the scripts. In 1,000 years his scripts will be like the Dead Sea Scrolls.
  • Moff Jerjerrod originally had a bigger role in the movie. He was in a power struggle with Vader. This role in the movie was diminished over time.
  • Why this adversarial character role couldn't have been played by Admiral Piett.
  • The officers assembled are like the regional managers of the Death Star.
  • Alan Rickman auditioned to play Moff Jerjerrod. How his career would have been affected if he got the role.
  • Darth Vader is introduced into the movie. He is clearly in charge.
  • A Treadwell model can also be seen in the background.
  • The mouse droid that was scared by Chewbacca on the original Death Star was demoted and became a butter-serving droid - Butterdroid.

Meta Minute

  • 18:10 podcast episode length.


  • Pete: Add that to the list of things that Pete doesn't like about the Prequels - no Treadwell.


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