Phantom Menace Minute 97: The Throbbing Force
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April 5th, 2016
Amidala enters the ship, followed by her Handmaidens. Jar Jar hugs Qui-Gon and Anakin.
- Starts with Qui-Gon explaining what symbionts are, and ends with Darth Sidious asking if the planet is secure.
- New Amidala outfit: Purple Travel Dress.
- First scene where Anakin and Artoo get a chance to bond.
- Another "R2 cheat". He couldn't make it up over the lip of the ramp, so they cut away.
- Midi-chlorians as a spectrum.
- The Force has no gender, but it does have a will.
- Aspects of the Force.
- The Living Force and the [Cosmic] Force. The Throbbing Force?
- Qui-Gon as a specialist in the Living Force.
- It's odd that Amidala is both an elected monarch AND a child. "Boy kings" are usually hereditary monarchs.
- Referenced Game of Thrones.
- Amidala's accent—who is she trying to fool?
- Formal affect.
- Jake Lloyd talk.
- He's not the best actor, but he's fine.
- The point of having Anakin starting as an innocent kid.
- It's creepy when people hate children.
- Unless it's directly contradicted by things in the new canon, the old E.U. might as well exist.
- Jacob doesn't want to see recasting of characters that are the same age as those that have already appeared on film.
- Characters played by multiple actors.
- Why is Jar Jar excited to be going home?
- Cut dialog: Sidious ordering that the Federation destroy Amidala.
- The "shocking reveal" is part of the Star Wars formula and is lacking in the Prequels.
- Palpatine turned out to be Sidious, just like we all thought.
- Plugs for the SWMLS, patreon, and Instagram.
- 29:16 podcast episode length.
- "The will of the Force" is first mentioned in the second draft of "Adventures of the Starkiller". The first time this phrase appeared on screen was in minute 86.
Rogue One potential spoilers
- Given Jacob's stance on recasting, it would be interesting to hear his thoughts on CG Tarkin and CG Leia.
- The mustache guy from the Rogue One teaser turned out to be Cassian Andor, played by Diego Luna.
- For a list of actors to portray Darth Vader on screen, see the page for minute 8 of Attack of the Clones.
Other Meta Notes
- If you look carefully, R2's dome pops off just slightly in minute 64, during the podrace.
- Pete: (As crackpot Qui-Gon) No, look, if you hang out with me long enough you're gonna hear voices too.
- Alex: I don't think CGI birds poop the way regular birds do.
- Jacob: So we done guys, wesa goin' home?