Last Jedi Minute 87: Calculation: Critical!

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June 1st, 2021


The Resistance is down to one ship as the First Order closes in with guest commentator Hal Lublin!


Hal Lublin



  • Starts with DJ revealing that the Libertine owner sells weapons to bad guys... and the good. Ends with Poe hollering at Holdo to tell us that we have a—
  • Destruction of the Ninka.


  • Continuing our conversation on Finn's arc from yesterday.
    • Finn originally joined the Resistance because while he was trying to leave the First Order he happened to connect with Poe, and then because of his feelings for Rey. By the end of this movie, he actually chooses to be a member of the Resistance.
  • DJs are a thing in Star Wars. I guess that means 'disks' are a thing too?
  • Ships coming and going in the middle of the chase. It reduces the tension. Referenced: O. J. Simpson and the 1994 police chase. Mentioned: Executive Decision (1996), Dr. Strangelove.
  • Translation current events into Star Wars. It's basically "Star Trek: TOS".
    • Referenced: Let This Be Your Last Battlefield.
  • Who were they in "The Crown":
  • Calculation: Critical! sounds like:
A) a third season episode of "Star Trek"
B) the title of a disaster movie.
C) something a 1970s detective would say. Mentioned: Calculon ("Futurama")
  • DJ-isms. He sort of has one foot in the camp of hard-boiled noir detective and one foot in goofy.
  • What kind of Star Wars cameo would Hal want? He'd be OK with his face being covered so long as he had an iconic line he could point to and say "that's me!".
    • Hal already knew Rian Johnson through the "Thrilling Adventure Hour", and jokingly messaged him asking when he should show up on set to be in the movie.

Meta Minute

  • 31:32 podcast episode length.
  • Although non-canonical, there is also a DJ droid in the Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures video game.
  • A quick Google search for internet "TV ad database" netted almost 20,000 hits. The most comprehensive site we could find in under a minute of looking was
    • Captain Obvious (from the ad campaign) is played by Brandon Moynihan.


  • Hal: GM Tarks on the 1s and 2s! […] Alex: Droppin' the foul stench!


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