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==Date==
==Date==
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March 14th, 2016 (''Pi day!'')
==Summary==
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The spacecraft flies over the endless cityscape of Coruscant, the capital of the galaxy.
==Guests==
==Guests==
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[[Guest Name]]
[[Chris Radtke]]
==Notes==
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===Film===
===Film===
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*Starts with Padmé telling Anakin that she doesn't need his Japor snippet.
:Ends with them arriving at Coruscant.
*This scene is a weird mix of maternal and romantic.
*[[Ric Olié]]'s big line: "Coruscant: the entire planet is one big city".
*When we first see Senator Palpatine, he's in the shadows.
===Podcast===
===Podcast===
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*Padmé should be doing all of her lines with a [[Racist accents|Nemoidian accent]].
 
*Chris was excited to have someone from Long Island (Natalie Portman) cast as the Queen, but was disappointed in her performance.
**Callback to [[Phantom Menace Minute 57: The Fart Itself]].
*It's unrealistic that Padmé (a 14-year-old queen) would be at all interested in Anakin (a 9-year-old) no matter how cool he was.
*Anakin almost never changes his clothes; he must stink.
*'''The Ric Olié letdown'''
**Chris got the Ric Olié action figure before the movie came out.
**There was a lot of hype about the character and he turned out to be a big letdown.
**They were hoping Ric Olié would become the Boba Fett of this movie.
**Ric Olié's Captain Obvious routine.
***Reminiscent of when the Simpsons visit New York.
*Coruscant facts.
**Pronunciation?
**Birthplace of humanity in the Star Wars universe.
***Referenced: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mummenschanz Mummenschanz].
**Demographics.
*Comes from Timothy Zahn's <u>Heir to the Empire</u>.
*Ring theory? Minutes 80 and 83 of ''Empire'' and ''Jedi'', respectively feature landing ships.
**Did George Lucas make the Special Editions so that the timing would line up better?
*Before the Prequels, Chris loved George Lucas and supported him unconditionally.
*Will Chris [[Inside References and Running Jokes#Can you come back tomorrow?|come back tomorrow]]? Hopefully.
===Meta Minute===
===Meta Minute===
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*tt:tt podcast episode length.
*26:47 podcast episode length.
*[[8-DAY-GREEDO]] call from Bert in Connecticut. His sons were reading <u>Good Night Darth Vader</u>, and yelled [[Sebulba!]] when they got to that part.
*Chris was adamant that the hosts were making a big mistake by covering The Prequels, so it's surprising that he agreed to come on this season.
**This minute in particular is the one that he signed on for.
**The "Phantom Menaissance" is on hold this week.
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*Valorum's shuttle was a [http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Eddicus-class_planetary_shuttle Eddicus-class planetary shuttle].
==Quotes==
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*'''Chris:''' <grumbling, and under his breath> ...and I'm Chris Radtke...
 
*'''Pete:''' (as Padmé To Anakin) You're like a carnival prize.
*'''Chris:''' <Sound of Chris throwing himself off the landing platform>.
==Link==
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http://www.starwarsminute.com/2016/03/14/phantom-menace-minute-81-the-ric-olie-letdown/
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Date

March 14th, 2016 (Pi day!)

Summary

The spacecraft flies over the endless cityscape of Coruscant, the capital of the galaxy.

Guests

Chris Radtke

Notes

Film

  • Starts with Padmé telling Anakin that she doesn't need his Japor snippet.
Ends with them arriving at Coruscant.
  • This scene is a weird mix of maternal and romantic.
  • Ric Olié's big line: "Coruscant: the entire planet is one big city".
  • When we first see Senator Palpatine, he's in the shadows.

Podcast

  • Padmé should be doing all of her lines with a Nemoidian accent.
  • Chris was excited to have someone from Long Island (Natalie Portman) cast as the Queen, but was disappointed in her performance.
  • It's unrealistic that Padmé (a 14-year-old queen) would be at all interested in Anakin (a 9-year-old) no matter how cool he was.
  • Anakin almost never changes his clothes; he must stink.
  • The Ric Olié letdown
    • Chris got the Ric Olié action figure before the movie came out.
    • There was a lot of hype about the character and he turned out to be a big letdown.
    • They were hoping Ric Olié would become the Boba Fett of this movie.
    • Ric Olié's Captain Obvious routine.
      • Reminiscent of when the Simpsons visit New York.
  • Coruscant facts.
    • Pronunciation?
    • Birthplace of humanity in the Star Wars universe.
    • Demographics.
  • Comes from Timothy Zahn's Heir to the Empire.
  • Ring theory? Minutes 80 and 83 of Empire and Jedi, respectively feature landing ships.
    • Did George Lucas make the Special Editions so that the timing would line up better?
  • Before the Prequels, Chris loved George Lucas and supported him unconditionally.
  • Will Chris come back tomorrow? Hopefully.

Meta Minute

  • 26:47 podcast episode length.
  • 8-DAY-GREEDO call from Bert in Connecticut. His sons were reading Good Night Darth Vader, and yelled Sebulba! when they got to that part.
  • Chris was adamant that the hosts were making a big mistake by covering The Prequels, so it's surprising that he agreed to come on this season.
    • This minute in particular is the one that he signed on for.
    • The "Phantom Menaissance" is on hold this week.
  • Valorum's shuttle was a Eddicus-class planetary shuttle.

Quotes

  • Chris: <grumbling, and under his breath> ...and I'm Chris Radtke...
  • Pete: (as Padmé To Anakin) You're like a carnival prize.
  • Chris: <Sound of Chris throwing himself off the landing platform>.

Link

http://www.starwarsminute.com/2016/03/14/phantom-menace-minute-81-the-ric-olie-letdown/


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