Phantom Menace Minute 72: Line Change

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Liam Neeson rides the blue fabric taco shell


March 1st, 2016


Anakin pulls a bag of coins out of his pocket.


Jordan White



  • Subtle probe droid
  • Last Watto minute
  • Shmi playing with her Legos


  • What is Palpatine/Sidious' plan, again?
    • It seems like Padmé coming to Coruscant would work in his favor
  • Discussion of the Rule of Two
    • Likened to a line change in hockey
    • Where does Count Dooku fit into this?
  • Exploding slaves
    • Scene in original draft where internal bomb is deactivated
  • Qui-Gon's moral calculus
  • Qui-Gon's threat to involve the Hutts
  • Discussion of the bet Qui made with Watto
  • Resistance to Jedi mind trick - nature vs. nurture?
  • Mentioned: Spoilers, legends
  • Referenced: Star Wars: Darth Plagueis (novel), "Eopie (Moof) Milker" (Episode VII), Darth Jar Jar theory
  • Shoutout to listener Dave P.'s theory that Anakin manipulated the Force to bring the Jedi to him

Meta Minute

  • 28:45 podcast episode length.
  • The phrase "He cheated me fair and square" is associated with Chicago mob boss Tony "Joe Batters" Accardo.


  • Jordan: I automatically become evil, I can't help it.
  • Alex: It's all about the Watto.
  • Jordan: Naughty Jedi.


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