Star Wars Minute 2: Sinister Agents

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June 4th, 2013.


The opening crawl continues and slow pan down begins.





  • First mention of the Death Star and Princess Leia in the movie.


  • Star Wars. The New Hope?
  • The name 'Death Star' is a bit cheesy. It would be called 'The Freedom' Star now (2013).
  • Sinister agents and who they are.
  • Talking about the Prequels in a negative light ("Sorry Pete").
  • Comparing the crawls from the first trilogy to those from the Prequels.
  • Adult reactions to Star Wars.
  • Looking at the movie from the perspective of a mid-70s audience.
  • Discussion of pronunciation of "Leia" and other words in Star Wars.
  • Referenced: "Are we the baddies?" That Mitchell and Webb Look.
  • Referenced: Flash Gordon.

Meta Minute

  • 09:30 podcast episode length.
  • Cold-open - doing the introduction every time.
  • Overview of the podcast and the format.
  • Locking in future guests on the podcast.
  • Tim Kreider is the first future guest to be mentioned on the show, but is the 19th guest in order of appearance, and doesn't show up until near the end of the movie.
  • if you were wondering (which we're sure you were), the font used for the opening crawl for all six of the Lucas Star Wars films is Franklin Gothic[1].


  • Pete: (À la Jeff Foxworthy) "If your space station is called 'The Death Star' then you might be the bad guy."
  • Alex: "You have totally fallen into my nerd trap."
  • Pete: "We didn't talk about the fonts; the use of yellow..."


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