Star Wars Minute 24: He Knew My Father?

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July 4th, 2013.


Luke sits down for a meal with Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru. He has questions about his father and "Old Ben".


Anthony Dalto



  • Uncle Owen is a bit of a jerk and gets antsy.
  • Luke's father is discussed in detail for the first time. Luke makes some strange logic leaps during the discussion.
  • Blue milk and all that it entails.


  • The humming noise in the Lars house; it would make a great sound / video 10-hour loop.
  • Referenced: YouTube; The Enterprise from Star Trek.
  • Uncle Owen may be resentful of having to raise Luke as his own.
  • Luke is genuinely, and naively, concerned that the droids may have been stolen (the Jawas only deal in stolen items).
  • Saying someone doesn't exist anymore is a very round-about way of saying they're dead.
  • It sounds like Luke knows Ben already; there is an expanded universe story in which Luke and Ben bump into each other and it is implied that Ben is always keeping a watchful eye on Luke.
  • Uncle Owen's dismissive attitude toward droids reflects society's general view of these devices.
  • C-3PO has already lived on the Lars' homestead in the Prequels and Uncle Owen has no recognition of him and doesn't even care.
  • Referenced: Clippy from Microsoft Office '97.
  • Luke is also condescending when he first meets C-3PO in an earlier minute.
  • For a protocol droid, C-3PO is pretty bad at reading social cues. He is also a prissy jerk at this stage.
  • The "I don't like you either" line is also used in the cantina sequence.
  • Use of the words "hell" and "wizard" in the Star Wars universe - indicates religion and magic.
  • Milking Banthas.
  • Referenced: Forget-Me-Nows on Arrested Development.
  • Is this meal lunch or dinner? The hosts think that it's probably an early dinner.
  • Day time, night time and meal time on Tatooine.
  • Aunt Beru says "Luke" exactly the same way every time.
  • The ceiling mural and the droid in the background - Treadwell. Treadwell is to be discussed in the next podcast episode.

Meta Minute

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  • 16:09 podcast episode length.
  • Different intro music for this podcast episode (no explanation provided).
  • Happy 4th of July.


  • Anthony: And I'm going to say that my name is Anthony Antilles.
  • Alex: (reading from his notes) "Droids stolen: duh".
  • Pete: As Uncle Owen "He died about the same time as President Kennedy." As Luke "He knew President Kennedy?"
  • Pete: It's like if all of a sudden your toaster started having opinions on things.
  • Pete: I would hate to have to milk a Bantha.
  • Pete: Happy Independence Day!


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