Phantom Menace Minute 99: The Jedi Brogue
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April 7th, 2016
The Naboo spacecraft has landed in the Gungan swamp. Troops unload the ships in the background as Obi-Wan approaches Qui-Gon.
- Starts with Amidala saying "yes", ends with Qui-Gon telling Obi-Wan that he's been a good apprentice.
- Liam Neeson's lilting, Jedi Brogue.
- The title of this movie.
- It describes exactly what's going on in the plot.
- Referring to the movies by title vs. episode number.
- Logic problems.
- Where'd the blockade go?
- Everything is proceeding according to Palpatine's design.
- Deleted line: Panaka notices that the blockade is gone.
- Jar Jar as the key to this movie.
- He's supposed to be annoying, but without him, the rest of the plot can't happen.
- Theme of not judging a book by its cover in these movies.
- Different film genres represented in Star Wars.
- Things that Jedi "can't do" that they end up doing.
- The Jedi are out of touch and arrogant.
- The Jedi are fine with using blasters when they fly their starfighters, but have to use a sword during land combat.
- Mounting lightsabers to the outside of their ships, or building a gun that shoots lightsabers.
Two cut scenes
- Cut at the outline stage.
- The blockade was still there.
- Obi-Wan comes up with the idea of having Anakin (because he's s great pilot with Jedi reflexes) make a jump to lightspeed to get past it (just like in Episode VII).
- Cut scene between Anakin and Padmé: "Hey! Where have you been?"
- Obi-Wan's age.
- In the Expanded Universe, Qui-Gon took Obi-Wan as his Padawan at the last moment before he turned 13.
- Call 8-DAY-GREEDO.
- 26:56 podcast episode length.
- See a "the Battle of Naboo" as a slapstick silent film.
- A call for a Ken Burns' "The Empire" is a bit of a running theme on the show.
- The first pioneer of blaster technology was the Beam-tube blaster, and was in use as early as 25,000 BBY. No one is sure when the first lightsaber was built, but Jedi researchers developed "frozen blaster" technology (a precursor to the lightsaber) as far back as 15,000 BBY. Since the first lightsabers seem to derive from blasters, it would appear that blasters actually came first.
- Jacob: I'm so glad I don't hate these movies.