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Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast
The Kid Who Was Almost Anakin

Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 152:30


Actor Devon Michael was 9-years old when he was a finalist for the role of Anakin Skywalker in STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE, a role which eventually went to Jake Lloyd. Devon can be seen in well-known Episode One documentary footage as one of George Lucas's final three candidates for young Anakin and he joins us In The Cantina to discuss his experiences auditioning, visiting Skywalker Ranch, and the let down of not getting the gig. A new novel is coming next year called STAR WARS: SHADOW OF THE SITH that promises to fill in some of the gaps in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, and we have a MANDALORIAN set update from Carl Weathers. Plus, Star Wars in Pop Culture, listener feedback and Darth Jar Jar.

We Make Books Podcast
Episode 71 - Villains vs. Antagonists

We Make Books Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 36:45


We Make Books is a podcast for writers and publishers, by writers and publishers and we want to hear from our listeners! Hit us up on our social media, linked below, and send us your questions, comments, and concerns for us to address in future episodes. We hope you enjoy We Make Books! Twitter: @WMBCast  |  @KindofKaelyn  |  @BittyBittyZap Instagram: @WMBCast  Patreon.com/WMBCast Episode Transcript (by TK @_torkz) [Upbeat Ukulele Intro Music] Rekka: This is We Make Books, a podcast about writing publishing and everything in between. Rekka is a published Science Fiction and Fantasy author, and Kaelyn is a professional genre fiction editor. Together, they'll tackle the things you never knew you never knew about getting a book from concept to finished product, with explanations, examples, and a lot of laughter. Get your moleskin notebook ready. It's time for We Make Books. We Make Books Ep. 71 Transcription Kaelyn: Today we're talking about villains and antagonists, and why they're not actually the same thing, except in the cases that they are. Rekka: Yes, exactly. K [overlapping]: [laughing] R: Perfect. I think that nails it. Sometimes they're not the same thing, sometimes they are. K: Yeah, and we'll kinda get to this but, most villains are antagonists - most, not all. Not all antagonists are villains. And in fact you will likely, in any given story, have multiple antagonists, not all of whom are the villain. I went through and really dug up all of this stuff; shockingly, the word ‘hero' is the one with the most definitions attached to it, and most different con - R: We're not talking about heroes today! We're not! K [overlapping]: Well we - but we have to, because we don't get villains without heroes, and we don't get antagonists without protagonists. Both villains and antagonists are defined and really only exist so that they can oppose or create conflict for the hero or protagonist. It kinda makes you wonder, if left to their own devices, maybe they're just a mad scientist in a lab somewhere. R: Maybe they're the hero of their own story. K: Yeah, and then suddenly someone shows up to fight them and now they're the bad guy. [laughing] R: “I was perfectly lawful and good until you showed up!” K: Exactly, yes. The basic difference between a villain and an antagonist is that an antagonist is somebody who is there to contend or oppose the main character, typically the protagonist of the story. They're there to create opposition. A villain is doing that, but they're evil. R: [laughs] K [laughing]: What they're doing is, the opposition that they're creating is either causing harm, causing suffering, will destroy the human race. It could be something more on a micro scale, where they've kidnapped the daughter of the main character; maybe they're trying to get their lemonade stand shut down so that they can sell lemonade that's gonna turn people into lizard people. An antagonist at the surface is just somebody who's doing things that's causing problems for the protagonist. They don't necessarily have to be evil. R: They could just be a rival. K: Yeah. Or any number of other things we're gonna get to here, but. And in fact as I mentioned, as you're reading a book, you're frequently gonna come across antagonists that are not actually evil. There's gonna be an antagonist who's the villain who may be evil at some point, not always, but there will be people that are antagonists. I will use an example that we love to use: Gideon the Ninth. Harrow definitely serves as an antagonist to Gideon through the book. But Harrow is not evil. R: Right. K: That's a great example of a villain operating without the audience knowing that the protagonist is coming into direct conflict with them because, we don't really find out who the villain of the story is until the very very end of it. Then we can look back and go like ‘Ah yes I see all of these things now.' The villain in the story, and spoilers if you haven't read Gideon the Ninth, but also if you listen to this podcast and you still haven't read it - R: You obviously are never going to read it at this point. K [laughing]: Yeah. The villain turns out to be Dulcinia, who is impersonating another character - and I stayed away, when writing notes for this and getting into the philosophical of what is evil and what is not - for these purposes we're gonna call her motives evil, in that she is trying to hunt down and destroy a lot of different people for her own reasons. The conflict that we come into there actually causes the antagonist and the protagonist in this, Gideon and Harrow, to sort of team up to oppose the actual villain, which by the way is a very common writing trope. Antagonists are a necessary component to any story even if they are not the source of central conflict. R: Yeah, because - and I know you're gonna lean into this example - but in Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy feels like he is central to everything in Harry's life, even though most of the time he just shows up to spew some awful thing he's overheard his parents say and then go away again. K: Draco is a good example of an antagonist who goes through a lot of different forms. Draco in the first few books of the series, he kinda shows up to make some comments and then leaves. He's not really doing much. Even in the second book when he's talking about the Chamber of Secrets and the heir of Slytherin and he actually is sitting around going ‘God I wish there was a way for me to help him' - well, okay, that's what minions do. Small antagonists. R: Most of the time everything that Draco Malfoy does or says is just to reinforce the fact that he's a jerk. K: Yeah, Draco just sorta pops up to remind all of us that there's Voldemort out there and his followers are terrible, because we don't see or interact directly with Voldemort for a lot of these books, so Draco's there to kind of remind us that he's out there. But then we finally get to book six, when Draco is given a very specific task to do: kill Dumbledore. And those listening at home, ‘okay well doesn't that make him a villain?' Well - does it? Because first of all he doesn't really actually wanna do this, but he has to. Second, he doesn't do it. At the end, he's not the one who carries this out. So again, everything's relative here. Because to Harry, he is just this thing that Harry feels he needs to track down and find out what's happening. You could go so far as to argue that Harry is creating his own conflict here, because if he just left Draco alone and went about his life trying to find these Horcruxes, things would've gone a lot smoother. R: [laughs] K: Dumbledore keeps telling Harry, ‘Hey. I got the Draco situation under control, don't worry about it.' Not in so many words and maybe if he had, again, things would've gone differently - R: You know what, communicating clearly is the antagonist of a plot. K: Okay. So that's interesting that you say that, because antagonists are not always people. R: Mhm. K: Antagonists can be certain external factors that the protagonist has to contend with. A good example of this is nature, in something like the movie Castaway. It's not evil - R [overlapping]: Okay. I was gonna say Deep Impact, like the meteor is not a villain, the meteor is an antagonist. K: Yeah. Exactly. It's not evil. The meteor or nature or something is not saying like, ‘Yes, I will destroy the world, and then also Tom Hanks.' [chuckles] R: If it can twirl its mustache, it might be a villain. K: It's just there, and it's something that the characters have to contend with. It can also be something supernatural; the thing I thought of off the top of my head was The Nothing in NeverEnding Story. It's operating unconsciously, if you will, in the sense that it doesn't seem to have nefarious purposes. It's just existing, and it's just growing. The characters are opposing it, they're trying to find a way to stop it, but it's not evil in and of itself. R: A hero trying to stop global warming is not fighting a villain. Unless - K: Ah, there's some villains in there. R: Yeah never mind, I take all that back. K: An antagonist can also be something like a society or an unjust system that the hero has to live and function in. The example that came to mind was Les Miserables. The main character, Jean Valjean, is sent to prison for stealing a loaf of bread because his sister and her children were starving. And we as the audience are meant to understand here that, while Javert - I believe is the name of the officer - is doing his duty by arresting him because he did commit theft, we understand that it is the dire circumstances of his society and his country that caused him to do this. His whole struggle and story is not only trying to lift himself up and overcome this system, but trying to one, make good on people he had hurt and things he had done in the process of this, but two, help other people that are also stuck in this system by hopefully coming up with a way to better it in the long run. I won't say overthrow it because he actively avoids that whole - R [overlapping]: Right. K: - part of the process in this story, but he is in his own way trying to get things to a better place. R: Yeah. K: I went through and just like, some ideas of antagonists who are not necessarily villains. We talked about Draco Malfoy - I will go to my grave saying that Draco is not a villain, he is first convenient exposition, and then an antagonist and an unwilling one at that. One of the ones I also thought of was Catra, from - R: Ah! K: - the first half of She-Ra, she kind of serves as sort of like a minion antagonist. R: Uh-huh. K: Her character evolves, and we'll talk about that as we continue to go through this. But she's an excellent example of just an antagonist. R: And again kind of like that rival thing - K: Yes. R: - like in anime or certain role playing video games, you always have the rival show up, and then by the end you are working with them to fight the actual villain. K: Another category is the conflict creators: people who are not evil, they don't have nefarious plots, but they're making the life of the main character unbearable. Mr. Darcy - R [overlapping]: [giggling] K: - from Pride and Prejudice is an excellent example of this. I threw the Lannisters on the list, and I'm sticking with the books - R: Right. K [laughing]: Not the TV show. R: So in this version, the Lannisters haven't managed to accomplish much yet. K: Yeah, exactly. Because, really, what are they doing? Are their motives evil? No, their motives are promoting and securing the prosperity and wellbeing of their family as much as possible. Now, they're doing things that again, evil being relative, we might look at this and go ‘oh they're evil.' I will choose the beheading of Ned Stark as a good example there. That's only evil to us because we like Ned Stark. R: Right. K: Because we look at him and see a good, just man who is being undone by his own kindness and mercy. The Lannisters look at him and go, ‘this guy's an idiot, and not only that he's a threat.' R: Mhm. K: ‘If we send him to the wall do you think his family is gonna go, ‘ah ok no problem, no harm no foul.'' Yeah, Joffrey's an impulsive little shit, who should not have done that and obviously messed up the plans of a lot of different third parties there, but from the perspective of the Lannisters he's right. R: Mhm. K: There was no reason to spare Ned Stark's life. R: It does start with the two incestuous Lannisters pushing a child out of a window though, so. K: Yes, and we can - that's a whole other episode about - R [overlapping]: [laughing] K: Well, trust me, I could do a whole episode about the evolution in literature, writing, and various media of using sexually-based components of character's personalities to demonstrate that they're evil. R: Mhm. K: But yes, this isn't to say that Jamie and Cersei themselves aren't evil, but the Lannisters as a whole are conflict creators. R: Okay. K: And within there they're all opposing each other in certain ways, but they're all kind of presenting a united front. R: The Lannister corporate machine. K: Yeah exactly. Casterly Rock incorporated. They're all presenting a united front in the promotion and wellbeing of their own family. There's obviously a lot of stuff going on there that we the audience know about, but pretend you're an outside observer in Westeros. Apart from some slight patricide - R: [laughs] K: - but that's okay, because that was the member of the family who we just barely put up with and obviously there was something wrong with him and we probably should've thrown him down a well a long time ago. R: Are you talking about Tyrion or are you talking about Tywin - K: Both, but from the perspective of the Lannisters, Tyrion. [laughing] R [overlapping]: [laughing] K: You can recover from that one, because of course there was something off about him, look at him. Never mind that he's the smartest and, actually, most caring member of their family, but y'know. That's not important, apparently. I made up an antagonist category that I'm calling “general pains in the ass.”  R: [laughing] K: [laughs] Where they are not necessarily doing anything, but their existence is just infuriating to the point that it's creating conflict for the protagonist. The one that I always love to point to is Gary from Pokémon. R: Mm. K: Who's just Ash's rival but it's a very hilariously one-sided rivalry.  R: Right, right. K: [laughs] The other one that I think is very good is actually: Sailor Moon, Tuxedo Mask in the anime. Because he is also trying to get the rainbow crystals.  R: Right. K: In a pain-in-the-ass antagonist - I would throw Rei in there. R: [laughs] Yeah, there you go. K: Again, the anime - the manga did not go into this, but they're constantly fighting over who's gonna be the better this-or-that, and who's doing the better job, and again, it creates conflict for Usagi because Rei is hyper-confident and very good at this, and Usagi is not, at all.  R: Right. It has more to do with Rei just constantly criticizing her and making her progression slower than anything else.  K: Yeah, you'll notice there's a lot of overlap here because apart from being a general pain in the ass in that scenario, Rei is also a conflict creator.  R: Yeah. K: The last one that gets a little philosophical is the protagonist themselves. Holden Caulfield is of course the standout example here, but I would take anybody that can't get out of their own way and put them on this list. One of the thoughts I came up with was Anakin Skywalker.  R: Okay. K: More with the Clone Wars TV show as a better example of that, but you certainly see it through the prequels as well. Has a set of morals and code that he lives by that is in direct conflict with what the Jedi are teaching him and telling him to do. R: Mhm. K: And that's an excellent case study into a descent into villany by having a singular goal and taking more and more extreme measures to meet it. R: Like Draco, there's somebody that is coaching him and trying to lead him in a direction that he wouldn't have chosen on his own almost at any point.  K: I'm not sure I agree with that, because what we see Anakin do over and over again, his singular motivation-- and this is, by the way, his antagonistic component-- is “protect my friends and loved ones.” R: Mhm. K: And so he's willing to take more and more extreme measures that in some cases are going to get him in trouble, he's going to have to go in front of the Jedi Council and go ‘I'm really sorry I did that, but I did save Obi-Wan, so I think it all works out in the end.' And you've got Yoda silently screaming in his head, going ‘This is not what Jedi are supposed to do, this is dangerous.' R: Yeah. K: But then also, it gets him to a point where his moral code is coming into conflict with what is important to him. So, yes I killed a bunch of people on a spaceship, but I saved all of the Senators and the Jedi on it. Well, now I've killed a bunch of children because I thought it was going to save my pregnant wife.  R: Mhm. K: And we're getting to a point where he can't differentiate those two things from one another because in the end you're still saving something or someone important.  R: Right. But I still think that - K [overlapping]: Oh, yes, having Palpatine - R [overlapping]: that progression -  K: - breathing in his ear for the whole time was not helping. [laughing] R: Yeah, that was an outside influence that encouraged that progression. K: Absolutely, yeah. So, that's another antagonistic force - that is an external factor, people attempting to influence the protagonist.  R: Mhm. K: So, we talked a lot about antagonists, and as we said, most villains - not all - most villains are antagonists but not all antagonists are villains. In order to be a villain, you gotta be evil. You have to be a quote-unquote “bad guy.” And you've gotta be doing something that is bad, something that's hurting either a people, or an entity, maybe nature, or a planet itself. Typically, you've got selfish motivations here. R: Mhm. K: Sometimes you have no motivations, and we'll get into that, because the pure evil villains are one of my favorite villains. But, villains are working to destroy a heroic purpose or protagonist. They may not know that that's what they're doing, but they're doing it. Some villains go their whole story without realizing that there's somebody working their way up to opposing them, because their protagonist is such a little miniscule blip on the scale of this evil plan here that they didn't even know someone was opposing them. Villains, they have to be bad. They don't exist in a vacuum. Y'know, we used the idea of the mad scientist who doesn't know he's the bad guy -  R: Mhm. K: - until someone shows up to fight him. If that guy's just left in his lab making some little itty bitty Frankenstein monsters to run around and help him with his experiments and things, then he never leaves and nothing bad ever happens, and the new Frankenstein monsters are happy with their existence, he's not a villain! [laughs] However, if he's oppressing those little Frankenstein monster guys, or maybe they're escaping out into the world and doing bad things to people that they encounter, that then starts to move him into the realm of villain.  R: Now, what if he's in his lab and his experiments are destroying the planet outside the lab, but he never leaves and he never realizes, and the Frankenstein [ed.: monster]s are happy?  K: Yeah, so this is where it gets weird, because what he's doing is evil but he's not doing it on purpose.  R: Mm. K: I'm trying to think what the classification for that would be. An unwilling villain, essentially. Maybe more of an antagonist at that point. I'm trying to come up with an example of something where somebody shows up and informs a scientist or creator doing something that what they're doing is having a negative impact on the world around it and they had no idea.  R: There is an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation where they go to a planet where the people on the planet basically take some of the children off the Enterprise because they can't have children themselves, and the crew is able to convince them that it's their very powerful computer system that's causing radiation that's preventing them from being healthy, and that it would happen to the kids too if they stayed, and so on and so forth.  K: Yeah, I'm trying to - like, this one isn't necessarily as good an example, but in Ender's Game, at the very end we find out that the conflict, this whole giant conflict, kind of began almost on a misunderstanding that the human population encountered alien life in the form of bugs that were a hivemind.  R: Mhm. K: And the bugs killed all of the humans they encountered not understanding that there was a life form out there that wasn't a hivemind. Because from their perspective, it didn't matter if a few soldiers got killed, they were just essentially vessels for the larger collective consciousness. They didn't understand the - R [overlapping]: Right. Individuality. K: Yeah. So, that started them as an antagonist, but then this war escalates and escalates and, that one I don't know if we can come up with “villain” and whether sides are evil, at that point, but. With villains, they might not even need to know that they're directly opposing the main character. The biggest difference between the villain and the antagonist is that sometimes, but not always, the antagonist forms more of a plot role. It's somebody to be there to create conflict, to move the story along, or to motivate the protagonist. It's somebody who may provide opportunities for growth for the protagonist as well, again through opposition. K: Everything is opposition and conflict for antagonists. Antagonists, they can be friends or friendly rivals of the protagonist, but they are a plot role, they are helping to develop and move the character and the stories along. A villain is a character type. This is a potentially necessary component of the story, depending on the type of story that you're telling, and they have a role to serve within that. They have to be the central point of conflict for evil reasons, to give the character something moral and good and just to fight for and overcome. If this sounds contrived, or this sounds pedantic, I don't know what to tell you because this is literature. [laughs] R: [laughing] Yeah. K: This is - you will find this across all of human history in literature, the conflict between good and evil. That is the central focus of it. And listen, what we consider good and what we consider evil varies from culture to culture, time to time. Heroes don't fit a certain set of criteria across all cultures. If you go back and read any Greek myth, and what they consider to be heroes, most of these guys were assholes. Like, really bad people. But they did heroic things, and they lived in ways that were acceptable to the ancient Greeks.  R: Mhm. K: So therefore they were heroes. The Greeks are really interesting in that they did not write what was idealized, but what was true. So even though we know that the way they conducted their society, the way they lived and acted, is abhorrent to us, at the time it was acceptable. Not only acceptable, but encouraged.  R: Right. Perhaps even seen as heroic behavior.  K [overlapping]: To that end—yeah. To that end, evil is the same way.  R: Mhm. K: I'm gonna throw one last monkey wrench [laughs] into this - the villain, as we kept saying, most villains but not all are antagonists, because sometimes the villain's the protagonist. The villain is only the antagonist when they're not the main character of the story, when they're just serving as the sense of conflict. But sometimes in stories, the villain, who is evil and is doing evil things, is the protagonist, is the main character that we're following. Two of my favorite examples of this are Light from Death Note and Dexter from Dexter. Light is a teenager with a god complex who I wouldn't even say “starts off trying to do right in the world,” because if you watch the series really he's just experimenting using bad people until he gets the plan figured out. But, for those who are unfamiliar, Death Note is an outstanding anime that I highly recommend about a teenager who comes across a notebook that is stolen from a Japanese death god and learns that the names he writes in the notebook will die. And he gets more and more specific about specifying “will die at this time,” “will die in this way,” et cetera. And enters into this whole cat-and-mouse psychological thriller thing with himself and the police that are trying to stop this serial killer that they don't understand.  R: Right. K: The whole thing turns into this god complex of him establishing rules of what he thinks are right and wrong and threatening the entire world with what would basically be instantaneous death at his whim if they don't adhere to it. So let's be clear, Light is evil. He is killing people because they're not acting the way he wants them to. But he is the main character and the protagonist of the story, and if you watch it you find yourself cheering for him outwitting the police, outwitting this detective. One of the detectives, by the way, is his father. And you're still goin,g “Come on, Light, you can get yourself out of this one!” Dexter Morgan from Dexter is another good example. Dexter is a serial killer. Dexter has kill rooms where he duct tapes people to tables, ritualistically stabs them, chops the bodies up, and drops them in the water off the coast of Miami.  R: Mhm. K: Dexter also has a complex set of morality that he adheres to, and Dexter is a little bit different because he doesn't want to do these things, he wishes he wasn't like this, but he knows that he is and there's nothing he can do about it. The books are a little stranger about this than the TV show. So he's channeling his awfulness into only killing murderers.  R: Right, and the rules of morality that he follows are not actually his morals.  K: Yeah. R: They were given to him. K: Yes. As a way to hopefully help maintain and control him. But he's still killing people. And he's still operating outside the justice system. He's very careful about gathering all the evidence and knowing “yes, this person's definitely a murderer,” but he's still serving as judge, jury, and executioner without giving anyone the benefit of due process. In his mind it doesn't matter why you killed somebody. You killed somebody. And it's coming less from a place of morality than an opportunity to be an outlet for his own base urges. Villains can be protagonists. Just because somebody is the main character of the story doesn't necessarily mean that they're good.  R: In fact, I feel a little bit better about some books thinking about it that way. [laughs] K: Yeah, absolutely. And, look, there's a whole thing you can get into with the hero vs. the antihero, and what is considered heroic and what is considered acceptable; god, I think there's been entire books written about this, with Superman as a core component there. It is very nuanced to kind of sort these things out of where the line is between hero and villain, and even more so where the line is between antagonist and villain. At what point do you stop being just an inconvenience or a pain in the butt that someone's gotta deal with and become somebody who is an active threat to not just the protagonist but potentially those around them as well? R: I know a book can have antagonists and villains, we've established several that do. Can you have a book with more than one villain?  K: Absolutely!  R: How do they not just sort of shrink down to become antagonists, then, if there's more than one? Or is it just because of their behavior being evil? K: Let's go back to another favorite of ours, Avatar: the Last Airbender. I would make the argument that both Azula and Ozai are villains. I think there are definitely people who would take Azula and put her more in the antagonist category; I disagree, she's evil, she has evil motivations. She also wants to conquer and subjugate the entire world and is willing to burn it down to do it. Hers and her father's ideologies and motives line up pretty closely. The difference is that Ozai sits in this palace and we don't see him for most of the series, and Azula's out there running amuck. R: So one can be a subordinate of the other, and they can both still be villains. K: Absolutely, yeah. And villains can work together, we got the superhero team ups on villains all the time. Dunno if you ever watched Venture Bros. - R: Yeah. K: - but the Guild of Calamitous Intent is one of my favorites, not that they're all teaming up against the same protagonist there. But yeah you absolutely can have multiple villains; one who is working under or for the other. You could have minions that are villains, as long as their intentions are evil. To that end with Avatar I would say Ty Lee and Mai are antagonists, not villains. Because they're minions who are kinda just there to do what Azula says but like, they don't necessarily want to burn down and subjugate the rest of the world, they're just sort of along for the ride. I think with multiple villains, a lot of times when you see that you're kind of dealing with an ensemble cast, and everyone's gonna sort of have a little area they have to go break off into. But not always, look at Star Wars. Yeah, Darth Vader was redeemed at the end, but you had two evil villains one right after the other, and again we're kinda seeing the same power dynamic as Azula and Ozai. K: To kind of round all of this out, villains are evil. And they usually have to have some sort of evil motivation or plan or action to match this. They might be so evil that they aren't even aware that everyone knows they're evil and is trying to stop them. Villains do not necessarily have to come in immediate direct conflict with protagonists in order to be villains. They can just be out there doing their little villain evil plan thing and not even know that someone's coming to fight them to the death until that person shows up to do so. They don't have to be directly opposed to the protagonist. In some cases, they can be the protagonist. But they've gotta have bad intentions. R: For the thrill of having bad intentions. K: Some of it can be for the thrill. The pure villains, those are my favorite ones, the ones that we never quite find out why they're doing what they're doing, they're just doing it. I use the example of Maleficent, from the original Sleeping Beauty movie, not the Angelina Jolie with lots of backstory and sympathetic character origins. Maleficent shows up, she's mad that she didn't get invited to the party but we kind of all get the impression that there's a reason she wasn't, but nobody quite knows what it is or what's going on here. R: Because we knew she would make a scene! K [laughing]: I think it's because she showed up and cursed the princess. R: So they saw that coming, you're saying. K: Yeah maybe. R: Even though the exact way to prevent that, according to Maleficent, would've been to invite her. K: The logic gets a little circular there, to be sure. [laughs] But yeah so, the villain is a character type, it's not a plot role. The villain is not always necessarily there to advance the protagonist or the plot. They certainly can, but they're not doing it directly all the time. R: Mhm. K: This is, villains are one of those sometimes-but-not-always-except-for-this-and-then-that-happens kind of situation. Antagonists on the other hand, they're not necessarily evil, they can be actually just regular cool decent normal people who happen to have a conflicting agenda with the protagonist. They just want different things. Last week we did MacGuffins. The antagonist may just be running around after their own MacGuffin, and for some reason that's causing problems for the protagonist. Maybe they also want that MacGuffin for a completely different reason, one that is mutually exclusive of what the antagonist wants; they can't team up there. Or maybe they just also wanna have the top spot at the dojo, and so they're gonna be in conflict with the protagonist there. The thing that makes the antagonist an antagonist is that they are opposed to the protagonist, and they will cause conflicts with the story's main character. It's a plot role, and it doesn't necessarily speak to the character's personality or motivations. They are there to create and cause conflict for the main character to either resolve, oppose, or fall to. R: So when I proposed this topic to you, I kind of thought of antagonists as mini-bosses and the villain as the big boss, thinking of video games and the way that's usually structured. So, this is unexpected. K [laughing]: Listen, an antagonist can be a mini-boss. It's all about motivations. R: But they can also just be that person living their life that has always bugged you because they microwaved fish in the lunchroom that one time. K: That person might be a villain. R: [laughs] Just wanna contradict me at every turn. K: I dunno, somebody who microwaves fish, that seems like evil intentions to me. [laughing] R: Look, they live with the consequences of that decision for the rest of their life. K: That's very very true. Anyway, so, Rekka any - R: Can an antagonist be the protagonist? K: No, those are mutually exclusive yeah. There's somebody who is not evil and they're the main character of the story, they're the protagonist. R: So they don't have a goatee or a mustache to twirl, and they're the main character, then they're the protagonist every time. K: Yes. The primary component for being the protagonist is that the story is about you, you're the principal character. If you are serving in an antagonistic role as the protagonist, you're still the protagonist, you're just a jerk. R: So when I get up and look in the mirror in the morning and I say, “Hey, butthead,” I'm still the protagonist of my life. K: You are both the protagonist and antagonist of your own life, yes. R: That feels accurate. K: [laughing] I think most of us are. R: Yeah. K: Well we said, a good example of an antagonist is the character themselves. R: Yep. Alright, I think I get it. K: We can always come back and talk more about it, because this one was fun to do some research on and get some thoughts together. R: So you would say that a book or a story plot requires an antagonist but doesn't necessarily require a villain. K: Yes, definitely. R: And the protagonist is completely optional. K: Yes, we're just gonna have a bunch of antagonists running around causing conflict for each other. Well, I think that's pretty much every murder mystery, so. R: So if it's a third person omniscient, and there is no main POV, we can have a book with no protagonist. Got it. K: I feel like you're trying to trick me into something but I don't know what. [laughing] R: I'm antagonizing you, I'm sorry. K: It's an important thing to do. R: As an editor you need to have your feathers ruffled every now and then. K: It creates conflict, and conflict creates growth. R: And plot. K: And plot. [laughing] But yeah thank you so much for listening everyone as always, hopefully this was helpful information, I know this was a lot of mincing of minute details, but - R: Yeah I mean maybe this was the episode you never knew you never wanted but - K [overlapping]: [laughs] R: - if there is an episode topic that you do know you want, you can find us on Twitter and Instagram @WMBcast, and you can also find us at patreon.com/WMBcast. And we'd love to hear your suggestions for topics or questions. If we have confused you in any way, then you can blame Kaelyn, and also let us know and we'll try to fix that. Thanks everyone! K: Thank you so much.

Star Wars Theory
THE FIRST TIME PALPATINE MET ANAKIN SKYWALKER [NOT EPISODE 1]

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 11:42


COMIC BOOK TUESDAY - Today we discover the 1st time Palpatine met Anakin Skywalker. For clarity, we are not talking about the quick meet and greet that we saw in The Phantom Menace when Anakin was just a boy. We are opening up the comic : Obi-Wan and Anakin - Issue #1 written by Charles Soule. We will bring to life and discover Palpatine's plan to meet The Chosen One using his political influence over the Jedi. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

All Wings Report In
#30 - What If...? (Part 1)

All Wings Report In

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 49:29


In honor of the season finale of Marvel's What If, we flip the script on the outcome between Anakin Skywalker & Obi-Wan Kenobi on Mustafar. We discuss the impact this would have on the original trilogy. We discuss the new Star Wars book title announcements & once again, Chris gets burned by Funko. Please rate & review our podcast! Follow us on social media. http://instagram.com/allwingsreportin http://facebook.com/allwingsreportin http://twitter.com/allwingsreport submit your questions to allwingsreport@gmail.com *use codeword "allwings10" at checkout for 10% off your oder at www.skywardfunfupply.com

Star Wars Theory
DOOKU REVEALS WHY HE TOLD OBI-WAN ABOUT DARTH SIDIOUS!!

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 13:19


THEORY THURSDAY - Today we find out the real reason why Count Dooku revealed Darth Sidious to the Jedi in Episode Two plus the Sith's future plan to turn Anakin. At the time, in Attack of the Clones, it seemed that Dooku revealed too much and it seemed to take away the advantage from Palpatine. Today we learn why Dooku made such a bold choice from the source himself. We also find out what the Sith's plans were Anakin Skywalker.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Project Geekology
Episode 38: Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Project Geekology

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 98:42


This week Dakota and Anthony discuss about Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. This episode ends our coverage on the prequel era of Star Wars movies. We discuss this movies in detail as we talk about the fall of the Jedi, Republic, and Anakin Skywalker. This is where the Emperor, Empire and Darth Vader rise Come join the conversation over on our social medias! Leave us a great review on your preferred podcast application! We read them on the podcast!Twitter handles:Project Geekology: https://twitter.com/pgeekologyAnthony's Twitter: https://twitter.com/odysseyswowDakota's Twitter: https://twitter.com/geekritique_dakInstagram:https://instagram.com/projectgeekology?igshid=1v0sits7ipq9yGeekritique (Dakota):https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBwciIqOoHwIx_uXtYTSEbATwitch (Anthony):https://www.twitch.tv/odysseywowMusic:Eric Godlow Beats: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRpkcYps82PdSo0tK5rEIPA

Star Wars Theory
ANAKIN SKYWALKER'S FIRST TIME USING THE DARK SIDE : HOW IT MADE HIM FEEL

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 14:17


MANDO-VERSE MONDAY - Today we visit a very decisive point in Anakin's history. We are going to discuss the first time Anakin used the Dark Side and how it made him feel. This is a monumental turning point for Anakin because it gave him his first taste of the power of the Dark Side. From this point, Anakin really begins to feel the inner “tug of war” about what is right and what is wrong. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Fanbase Weekly Podcast
Fanbase Feature: STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE SITH Official Novelization Panel Discussion

The Fanbase Weekly Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 111:03


In this Fanbase Feature, The Fanbase Weekly co-host Bryant Dillon is joined by special guest Livio Ramondelli (artist, IDW's Transformers / writer and artist - The Kill Lock) to participate in a thorough discussion regarding the Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005) official novelization by author Matthew Stover, with topics including how the novel enhances the plot of the film, how hearing the characters' inner thoughts benefits characters like Anakin Skywalker, the author's assertion that unrestrained capitalism led to the fall of the Republic, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith official novelization abound in this panel discussion!)

Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast
What Will Happen in THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT

Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 129:53


We study leaked episode titles for THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT and attempt to predict what will happen in each episode. We also share rumors we've heard about the future of STAR WARS streaming series on Disney+, including THE MANDALORIAN, and listen to recent comments from director Robert Rodriguez, Giancarlo Esposito and Ewan McGregor, who provides some OBI-WAN KENOBI info. Marcia Lucas has shared her blunt opinions about the prequel and sequel trilogies and we analyze her comments. Daniel Craig is out promoting his final 007 film NO TIME TO DIE and he talked for the first time ever about his stormtrooper cameo in THE FORCE AWAKENS. We got the highlights. Former kid actor Devon Michael auditioned for Anakin Skywalker in THE PHANTOM MENACE and lost the gig to Jake Lloyd. He's now the subject of a short documentary and we provide a review. Plus, a connection between STAR WARS VISIONS and Seinfeld, rare audio of Norm Macdonald talking about The Wars, and a STAR WARS reference in WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS.

Star Wars Theory
ANAKIN VS LUKE : WHAT IF ANAKIN FOUGHT LUKE SKYWALKER PRIME - FULL ANALYSIS

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 27:59


Today I am going to analyze two of my favorite characters in a Fantasy Battle format: Anakin Skywalker versus Luke Skywalker. This is actually one of the toughest Fantasy battles that I've ever put together. This episode is full of details of analysis and a full breakdown of overall abilities. I owe it to each of these characters to be very thorough. My goal is to completely assess and give a complete picture of who would actually win in a fight and why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Star Wars Legends Lounge
Ep 19 - Tatooine Ghost

Star Wars Legends Lounge

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 32:27


When a lost Alderaanian artifact is found on Tatooine, Han and Leia race to retrieve it. As they battle the Imperial Remnant, Leia faces an emotional struggle with the ghost of her father, Anakin Skywalker, and she finds a hidden link to her buried past.

Thank the Maker: A Star Wars Podcast
#82 - Star Wars: What If? Pt. 1

Thank the Maker: A Star Wars Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 63:40


What if Kurt Russell played Han Solo? What if Paul Walker played Anakin Skywalker?? What if Tupac played Mace Windu??? Mike Forester (Armor Party, Hondo Supply) joins us again this week as we discuss these (and many other) actors who actually auditioned for Star Wars roles! Links: Daisy Ridley's Star Wars Audition Support Thank the Maker on Patreon: patreon.com/thankthemakerpod Get Thank the Maker merch: thankthemakermerch.com Also on the Thank the Maker podcast network: Armor Party Follow Thank The Maker on social media: instagram.com/thankthemakerpod twitter.com/thankthemaker instagram.com/armorpartyshow Follow the hosts on social media: instagram.com/adamtheskull instagram.com/williamryankey instagram.com/nickbayside twitter.com/adamtheskull twitter.com/williamryankey twitter.com/nickbayside The Mandalorian, Ahsoka, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor, The Book of Boba Fett, The Bad Batch, The High Republic, Star Wars Visions, Disney Gallery, Marvel What If? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thankthemaker/support

Comics With Kenobi
Star Wars Splash Page #253 -- Looking Over My Shoulder

Comics With Kenobi

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 62:30


We're returning to Vader's castle on Mustafar for the fourth outing of IDW's spooky Star Wars stories, thanks to Cavan Scott, Francesco Francavilla, Megan Levens, Charlie Kirchoff and Shawn Lee, in a story that brings Milo and Lina Graf, along with Padme and Anakin. It's a genuinely creepy tale that combines The Thing with Dawn of the Dead and, frankly, we want more, more, more! (Thank goodness it's a weekly five-issue mini-series!)In Bounty Hunters #16, we see Valance and Dengar's efforts to deal with Boba Fett from another angle, yet more importantly, the importance of Cadelah, she who could unite the Broken Hand and Mourner's Wail, vastly expands as foundations are built for events in the upcoming Crimson Reign five-issue mini-series set for release in December. It's a weighty issue, filled with flashbacks and more, but worth the effort. (Though it would have benefitted immensely from the use of editor's notes here and there to ease the reader forward).In news, the only topic is the report, as yet unverified, that Disney/Lucasfilm has pulled the Star Wars license from IDW Publishing. We break down what it may mean for Star Wars Adventures and the slate of The High Republic Adventures titles, as well as what may come. It's nebulous and uncertain, but we're optimistic.Upcoming Star Wars comics include:Sept. 29 | Star Wars #17, Star Wars Adventures #10, Ghosts of Vader's Castle #2 (of 5), The High Republic #8 (2nd Printing), War of the Bounty Hunters #3 (2nd Printing)Oct. 6 | Star Wars Adventures: Smuggler's Run TPB, The High Republic — Trail of Shadows #1 (of 5), The High Republic Adventures #9, War of the Bounty Hunters #5 (of 5), Ghosts of Vader's Castle #3 (of 5)Oct. 13 | Doctor Aphra #15, War of the Bounty Hunters — IG-88 #1, Ghosts of Vader's Castle #4 (of 5), The High Republic #1 (Halloween Extravaganza 2021)Oct. 20 | Ghosts of Vader's Castle #5 (of 5), Star Wars Adventures #11, Darth Vader (Vol. 2) Omnibus, Darth Vader #17, The High Republic #10Oct. 27 | Star Wars #18, Bounty Hunters #17, The Monster of Temple Peak #3 (of 4)Nov. 3 | The High Republic #11, The High Republic Adventures #10, Star Wars Legends: Rise of the Sith OmnibusNov. 10 | Doctor Aphra #16, The Monster of Temple Peak #4 (of 4), The Trail of Shadows #2 (of 5), Star Wars Legends Boba Fett: Blood Ties TPB, The High Republic Adventures, Vol. 1, TPB, Star Wars Episodes IV-IX Adaptation Box Set (IDW)Nov. 17 | Darth Vader #18, Star Wars: Life Day #1, Star Wars Adventures #12, Star Wars (Vol. 3), Vol. 3 TPB (Collects #13-18)Nov. 24 | Star Wars #19, Bounty Hunters #18, Star Wars Adventures Annual 2021, War of the Bounty Hunters TPB (Collects Alpha #1, War of the Bounty Hunters 1-5), War of the Bounty Hunters Companion TPB (Collects Jabba, IG-88, Boushh, 4-LOM & Zuckuss)Nov. 30 | Star Wars: The High Republic, Vol. 2, TPB (Collects #6-10), Doctor Aphra (Vol. 2), Vol. 3, TPB (Collects #11-15)Dec. 1 | Star Wars: Crimson Reign #1 (of 5), The High Republic Adventures #11, Star Wars Adventures (Vol. 2), Vol. 1, “The Light & the Dark” TPBDec. 8 | Darth Vader #19, The High Republic #12, Star Wars (Vol. 3), Vol. 3, “War of the Bounty Hunters,” TPB, Attack of the Clones Graphic Novel Adaptation from IDWDec. 15 | Bounty Hunters #19, Trail of Shadows #3 (of 5), The High Republic Adventures Annual 2021, Doctor Aphra (Vol. 2), Vol. 3, “War of the Bounty Hunters” TPB, The High Republic, Vol. 2, “The Heart of Drengir” TPBDec. 22 | Doctor Aphra #17, Star Wars Adventures #13, Darth Vader (Vol. 3), Vol. 3 TPB (Collects #12-17)Dec. 29 | Star Wars #20, Bounty Hunters, Vol. 3, TPB (Collects #12-17)Jan. 5 | Trail of Shadows #4 (of 5), The High Republic #13March 2 | Star Wars Legends: The Empire Omnibus, Vol. 1April 13 | Darth Vader (Vol. 1) Omnibus (New Printing)April 27 | Star Wars Jason Aaron Omnibus (New Printing)

Star Wars Theory
ANAKIN VS DARTH VADER : WHICH FIGHTING STYLE IS MORE POWERFUL

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 12:58


Today we are analyzing Darth Vader's fighting style against Anakin's style. Who was more powerful? When Darth Vader erased his identity as Anakin Skywalker, the two became two completely different people. Both having their own strengths and weaknesses. Looking closely, you can see vast differences between the way the two fight. Did Vader lose ability after his loss to Obi-Wan? Did his cybernetics help or hurt his fighting proficiency? Let's take an analytical look at Darth Vader vs Anakin and see who had developed the more powerful fighting style. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Force Toast: A Star Wars Happy Hour
Ep 65: Ode to Video Stores

Force Toast: A Star Wars Happy Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 73:26


Honest question: if clone commanders consume steroids to get bulky, do we think their junk still shrinks? In episode 65, hosts Alyce and Laura ponder* this question and more while they trim their beards, catch up on the latest in Star Wars news and discuss Star Wars: The High Republic!

Star Trek Podcasts: Trek.fm Complete Master Feed
The 602 Club : 348: Can't Buy Me Love

Star Trek Podcasts: Trek.fm Complete Master Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 73:47


Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Marvel Studios has started Phase Four a little differently than its previous phases with three different Disney+ shows beginning things before jumping to the theater with Black Widow. In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about the next film in the MCU's phase four, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. We discuss coming into the film, how to release movies, a history lesson, aimlessness, the actors, you are both, backstory, dealing with loss, Anakin Skywalker syndrome, "The Mandarin", the sister's arc, the action, our ratings and recommendations. Chapters Coming Into the Film (00:03:42) How to Release Movies (00:06:50) A History Lesson (00:11:05) Aimlessness (00:20:42) The Actors (00:25:31) You Are Both (00:28:19) Backstory (00:34:07) Dealing With Loss (00:41:24) Anakin Skywalker Syndrome (00:43:51) "The Mandarin" (00:49:27) The Sister's Arc (00:50:59) The Action (00:54:19) Ratings (01:01:56) Recommendations (01:08:33) Host Matthew Rushing Co-Host Christy Morris Production Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer) Social Twitter: @The602Club Instagram: @the602clubtfm

The 602 Club: A Geekery Speakeasy
348: Can't Buy Me Love

The 602 Club: A Geekery Speakeasy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 73:47


Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Marvel Studios has started Phase Four a little differently than its previous phases with three different Disney+ shows beginning things before jumping to the theater with Black Widow. In this episode of The 602 Club hosts Matthew Rushing and Christy Morris talk about the next film in the MCU's phase four, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. We discuss coming into the film, how to release movies, a history lesson, aimlessness, the actors, you are both, backstory, dealing with loss, Anakin Skywalker syndrome, "The Mandarin", the sister's arc, the action, our ratings and recommendations. Chapters Coming Into the Film (00:03:42) How to Release Movies (00:06:50) A History Lesson (00:11:05) Aimlessness (00:20:42) The Actors (00:25:31) You Are Both (00:28:19) Backstory (00:34:07) Dealing With Loss (00:41:24) Anakin Skywalker Syndrome (00:43:51) "The Mandarin" (00:49:27) The Sister's Arc (00:50:59) The Action (00:54:19) Ratings (01:01:56) Recommendations (01:08:33) Host Matthew Rushing Co-Host Christy Morris Production Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer) Social Twitter: @The602Club Instagram: @the602clubtfm

Superhero Ethics
Ep 146 - Ethics of Shang Chi

Superhero Ethics

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 116:14


We dive into the ethical questions from Shang Chi! Is Wenwu a villain, an antagonist or just the best Anakin Skywalker ever?

Star Wars Theory
ANAKIN SKYWALKER'S FATHER : GEORGE REVEALS ANAKIN'S FATHER IN HIS FIRST STAR WARS DRAFT

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 14:22


Today we go back to one of George's original script drafts when he gave Anakin a father. This script predates A New Hope. Even though this story is different from what George would later go on to develop in Episode 4, you definitely can identify many of the main elements and concepts that we see in A NEW HOPE. Let's open up this original draft and discover some of George's early creative ideas including the original idea for Anakin's father. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Star Wars Stuff Podcast
LUKE RETURNS! Lego Date, R-Rod over delivers, and Anakin rendered.

Star Wars Stuff Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 71:57


Gallery Season 2 The Making of Season 2 finale featuring details of Luke Skywalkers super secretive appearance. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga brand new trailer has dropped. Robert Rodriguiez says nothing but says everything! Artist rendering of Anakin Skywalker in Obi-Wan Kenobi. intro music: Level Up Leroy outro music: Samuel Kim Please help the podcast and type out a review and give us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts and now also on Audible! Email us your questions, comments, random thoughts, anything you want to share with us at starwarsstuffpodcast@gmail.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Starwarsstuffpodcast2187 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/StarWarsstuffPodcast TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/gTr8Pg/ TWITTER - @STUFFpod INSTAGRAM - @starwarsstuffpodcast FACEBOOK - STAR WARS stuff group and Star Wars stuff Podcast page --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/star-wars-stuff-podcast/message

Star Wars Theory
LUKE'S POINT OF VIEW : MACE WINDU

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 12:47


MANDO-VERSE MONDAY - Today we open up Luke's thoughts on Mace Windu. Luke's journey and full progress to become a Jedi Master was different from a traditional Jedi. He had very little formal training and much of his development was through meditation, guidance from Force ghosts and to great extent, he was self taught. Luke's process was very organic, therefore his perspective is going to be quite unique. It will be very fascinating to hear his take on things. Listen as we get Luke's thoughts on the legendary Jedi Master, Mace Windu, who served in the Jedi Order along with his father, Anakin Skywalker. This is a fun one to dive into. Let's find out Luke's point of view on Mace Windu and what kind of a Jedi he thought Mace was. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Holy Snokes
Revenge of the Sith

Holy Snokes

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 61:57


Lesley and Mia are back. This time we are talking clones, both regular and bad batches. Old Palpatine's smile. A little appreciation for Padmé. The misunderstood mind of Anakin Skywalker. Oh, Obi-Wan looking good in this one. And Mia has some questions for George Lucas.

Star Wars Theory
ANAKIN KILLS MACE : WHAT IF ANAKIN FOUGHT MACE WINDU - STAR WARS ANALYSIS

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 18:56


Today's debate is inspired by a video game battle between Mace Windu and Anakin Skywalker from the Revenge of the Sith game. In the game, Anakin kills Mace Windu during a full scale lightsaber battle. Our discussion today is going to be part Fantasy Battle and part Fanfiction. This match up got me thinking about these two characters and their unique fighting styles. Would Anakin have actually won? I'm going to walk you through all the scenarios and do a full analysis. Let's open this one up and see if Anakin would actually be able to kill Mace Windu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Star Wars Theory
WHAT IF ANAKIN TRAINED LUKE AND LEIA?

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 14:05


WHAT IF WEDNESDAY - In today's podcast, we are going to follow the What If scenario: What if Anakin Skywalker trained Luke and Leia. This is a very interesting What If question. Both Luke and Leia were very powerful. Imagine if their father never lost to Obi-Wan and it was Anakin who taught them the ways of the Force, unlocking their potential.We begin this alternate timeline on Mustafar when Obi-Wan and Anakin's fight is meeting its climax. But this time, Obi-Wan doesn't get the high ground and Anakin isn't so easily beaten. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Star Wars Theory
HOW ANAKIN MORALLY BECAME A FORCE GHOST AFTER ALL THE BAD HE DID : GEORGE LUCAS REVEALS

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 18:45


Today we are going to find out why Anakin Skywalker was allowed with open arms to become a Force Ghost after all the acts of atrocity he committed during his life as Darth Vader. The men, women and children that Vader killed were symbolic of a person who chose evil. How could a man with so much “red” in his ledger be given eternal life? We are also going to listen to George's reasoning as well as reactions from the cast and crew as they wrestle with George's decision for Anakin to become completely redeemed. Let's find out why Anakin “morally” became a Force ghost with the likes of Yoda and Obi-Wan at the end of Episode 6. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Back From The Borderline | BPD (EUPD) Recovery Podcast
Did Darth Vader (Anakin Skywalker) have borderline personality disorder? | Exploring BPD & EUPD in Star Wars | E08

Back From The Borderline | BPD (EUPD) Recovery Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 31:39


Psychiatrists Eric Bui and Rachel Rodgers argued that Anakin Skywalker use a useful example for explaining Borderline Personality disorder to medical students, hoping their findings would raise awareness of the disorder, especially among teens. In today's episode, we reflect on Darth Vader as a character. Throughout my research, I developed a keen empathy for this lost soul. The themes of becoming stuck in vicious cycles oof mental illness, addictions, post-traumatic stress and abusive relationships are all themes that appear throughout Anakin's storyline. Even if our own stakes aren't as high as Anakin's, some of his struggles are universal. Below is a breakdown of the topics covered: • 03:48 | Who is Darth Vader / Anakin Skywalker? | His role in the Star Wars franchise• 07:05 | The creation and development of the character Darth Vader • 08:03 | The concept and writing behind George Lucas' Darth Vader character• 11:49 | The various portrayals of Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies by actors David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Hayden Christensen and Gene Bryant• 15:38 | The mythology behind the character and the “tragic hero” archetype, which appeared in ancient Greek Tragedies (such as those by philosopher Aristotle) • 18:38 | Why is Anakin Skywalker considered a “tragic hero”? • 22:03 | Why do some psychiatrists consider Darth Vader a useful example for explaining Borderline Personality Disorder? • 24:44 | A breakdown of Anakin Skywalker's BPD traits (impulsivity, anger management issues, idealizing / devaluing splitting behaviors, dissociative episodes, emotional repression, paranoia /intrusive thoughts, and identity disturbance) • 26:24 | Final thoughts (how teens can relate to the troubled Anakin Skywalker) If you're interested in further reading, click here for an incredible recent article (06/26/21) from the National School of Journalism and Public Disclosure titled “The Psychological Side of the Force." BFTB is the place to be for the tea on all things BPD, EUPD, and emotional dysregulation. Join our community of thousands of others with BPD on Instagram @bpdtea. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Wrestle Special
You Should Be Watching ChocoPro

The Wrestle Special

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 57:21


What does a pro wrestling show from Tokyo, Japan have to do with silent comedies, The Blair Witch Project, Anakin Skywalker, and Sesame Street? If you ask Travis, EVERYTHING. The Wrestle Special returns to it's roots and explains the magic behind ChocoPro wrestling, and why you should be watching it. 

Unsobered: Badass Women in History and Literature
Ahsoka Tano | Women of Star Wars

Unsobered: Badass Women in History and Literature

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 36:12


On today's episode join Julia as she talks about Ahsoka Tano, the young Jedi who was taught by Anakin Skywalker, a leader in The Clone Wars, the woman who left the Jedi Order, and helped with the Rebellion   BUY MERCH: https://www.teepublic.com/user/unsobered-podcast Support the Podcast: www.patreon.com/unsoberedpod Follow the Podcast: Twitter: @unsoberedpod Instagram: @unsoberedpod Contact the Podcast: unsoberedpod@gmail.com Follow the host: Instagram: @juliagoestexas Twitter: @juliagoestexas Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC32J4oBab6DVsS2zHCLffJw Graphic Designs: Vashaun Brandon Instagram: @graphite.vmb 

Star Wars Theory
DARK SIDE MACE VS ANAKIN : WOULD PALPATINE CHOOSE DARK SIDE MACE OVER ANAKIN?

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 18:07


We are going to examine an interesting question raised by one of our viewers in the Super Chat during Nerd Theory. If Mace Windu had chosen the Dark Side, would Palpatine have taken Mace over Anakin? This is an interesting question considering Palpatine liked to trade up his apprentices. Mace was a very powerful Jedi. His ability to harness the Dark Side would have given him a strong advantage with developing a command of the Dark Side at a faster pace. Listen as we open up this interesting question and dissect whether or not Palpatine would have chosen Dark Side Mace Windu over Anakin Skywalker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Who Shot First? A Star Wars Controversy Podcast
26 - The Anidala Relationship

Who Shot First? A Star Wars Controversy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 80:40


TW: Domestic Abuse On today's episode, correspondent Sarah Returns to help us dissect the romantic/toxic relationship of Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala. We talk about all things from does Anakin Gaslight Padme, does he abuse her or is it all just a tragic love story. We even discuss the fan theory of Padme being under the Jedi Mind Trick. Links from the podcast https://padawanlost.tumblr.com/ https://problemsacrossthestars.wordpress.com/ https://www.inverse.com/article/22510-anakin-skywalker-love-dark-side-padm-amidala-star-wars-prequels https://insidethemagic.net/2019/12/star-wars-padme-theory-tm1/ https://www.cbr.com/star-wars-padme-and-anakin-no-sense/ https://aminoapps.com/c/star-wars/page/blog/anakin-explained-4-12-relationship-with-padme/beFo_uBkvmoPlNQKE3bwDNwgNNbwrB

Idiot's Array: A Star Wars Podcast
Episode 140 - The Ultimate Sacrifice

Idiot's Array: A Star Wars Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 61:49


Many Jedi have made the ultimate sacrifice in order to help those close to them and the galaxy in general. On Episode 140 we take a deep dive into these sacrifices. -Which sacrifice had the most direct impact? -Which sacrifice was the easiest to make?  -Which had the longest lasting effects?  -What led to these sacrifices?  Also, Mark talks about sports, Alan and Ryder get formal for the show, and much more! Contact us! Twitter: @idiotsarraypod Facebook: Idiot's Array Podcast Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @idiotsarraypodcast

Force Toast: A Star Wars Happy Hour
Ep 63: A Gushing Team of Dudes

Force Toast: A Star Wars Happy Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 89:05


OK, first things first.Laura is not casually munching on food during this episode. She's using cough drops and jolly ranchers to keep her throat nice and wet for talking.Hee hee. Wet.In Episode 63, hosts Alyce and Laura catch* up on month's worth of news and discuss the newest episodes of The Bad Batch An interesting new casting rumor about the Kenobi series? Honestly, what in the world is this show going to be about? And when will it be confirmed that Bail Organa will be in it?The Mandalorian Season 2 got ALL the Emmy nominations! You get an Emmy! You get an Emmy! And none for Gretchen Weiners, BYE!A new episode of Disney Gallery is coming in August so Star Wars can pat itself on the back for putting Luke Skywalker in The Mandalorian (eye roll here)ICYMI: Stunt performer Brendan Wayne discussed working on The Mandalorian on the Star Wars Sessions podcast and it was an amazing interview. Listen here on SpotifyLeslye Headland talks to The Wrap about her fandom, The Phantom Menace and the unique perspective she's bringing to Star Wars: The Acolyte.Our sources tell us that the upcoming Star Wars The High Republic audio drama, “Tempest Runner,” is all about Lorna Doone cookies. Wait, is that right? Yes? Hmmm. Put a kettle on, I guess.Alyce and The High Republic author Justina Ireland have similar Star Wars origin stories.Helpful links referenced in this episode:Laura loved Loki on Disney+ and joined The Geek Buddies to review and discuss  episode 4: The Nexus Event and episode 5: Journey Into MysteryMark your calendars! Alyce is returning to The BANTHAVERSE in August for an all new Star War written by artificial intelligence: Episode 2.5: A Senator and a Jedi. Premieres August 14!   Twitter: @forcetoastpod | @sLeiaAllDay | @ShutUp_LauraInstagram: @forcetoastpodEmail: forcetoastpod@gmail.comWebsite: forcetoastpod.com*This podcast contains a sh!t ton of profanity and boozin. You can find a bleeped version of this podcast absolutely nowhere. Cheers!

Rogue Squadron Podcast
271. Laborer Binks: Neville Longbottom Is Anakin Skywalker

Rogue Squadron Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 76:50


Star Wars hasn't even begun to peak. HOW TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST Share the show with a fellow dungus Send us a drunken email: roguesquadronpodcast@gmail.com Join the Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/starwarsandbeer (facebook.com/starwarsandbeer) Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/roguesquadpod (patreon.com/roguesquadpod) FOLLOW US ON Instagram: https://instagram.com/roguesquadpod (instagram.com/roguesquadpod) Twitter: https://twitter.com/roguesquadpod (twitter.com/roguesquadpod) Facebook: https://facebook.com/roguesquadpod (facebook.com/roguesquadpod) Support this podcast

Tarkin's Top Shelf
148: Revenge of the Sith with Matthew W. Stover

Tarkin's Top Shelf

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 52:29


Tarkin's Top Shelf welcomes Matthew W. Stover, the author of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, to the show! In this episode, Mark and Becca sit down with Mr. Stover and discuss the creative process, character motivations, metaphorical fears, and the narrative of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. It's a trip down Star Wars memory lane, sixteen years, to be exact! And, there are even some George Lucas stories as well. So, you might want to buckle up, baby. This one's coming in Sith hot! Help us spread the word about the show Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe via Stitcher Click here to subscribe via Google Play Music Feedback and Promotion Follow us on Twitter@TarkinsTopShelf Like us on Facebook: Tarkin's Top Shelf Follow us on Instagram @TarkinsTopShelf Save 35% On Us via Insight Editions!  

Heroes for Hire
Hero or Zero: Peacemaker

Heroes for Hire

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 30:57


This week on Hero or Zero, we're chatting about a man who loves peace so much, he'll kill men women and children to achieve it. No, it's not Anakin Skywalker....it's JOHN CENA!!!! Who will be playing Peacemaker in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad! . . . If you want to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/heroesforhirepodcast To get Heroes for Hire merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/heroes-for-hire-podcast/ Follow us on Twitter: @Heroes4hirepod , @conlawler , @shaunmeighan Follow us on Facebook:  Det. Divilment's Discussion Group Follow us on Instagram: heroesforhirepodcast Email any questions or queries to: HeroesforHire_@outlook.com   Big thanks to our Patrons: Jared Leto thats right I became a patron so you lads can stop talking shite about me Ciara Lawler David Clarke Ed Ball Joe Rate my hemsworth dot com. Click Rate. Click Luke. Refresh. Repeat. Never give up. Hickok didn't'' Bernie Róisín Schrödóisìn Hally Ryan Right Time Evanson Shaun Heroes Don't Do That Jamieson Dominic Jessiah Florida Gal Green Anna Maureen has the Fry on Hjelmroos Lil' Dicky I remember when I was the last name shouted out congratulations on the growth boys it shows wink McGrew Danny McLaughlin Ray LUKE FIRE IN THE HOTH!!!! AND I NOW DO HAVE AN ARMY AND I'M GONNA BEAT UP THE SUICIDE SQUAD, YOURE ALL FECKED!

Supersons
Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy

Supersons

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 80:20


This is it, our 100th episode! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for listening, whether this is your first episode or your hundredth. Episode 100 is the start of our 4 part Star Wars special, Star Wars: Wild Space. Then, Jake and Dan cover the Prequel Trilogy. They talk all about the Emperor's screech, their favorite moments, and Dan tries to get Jake to eat cereal that is 10 years over the expiration date. A note from Mike: this week's episode introduction is best enjoyed with headphones!

There Will Be Crossbows
Granulation

There Will Be Crossbows

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2021 23:53


What is improv, if not breaking apart something into little pieces of material? Please, don't reflect on that sentence, it makes less sense the longer you thing about it. The theme is "granulation", and we go from a hostile intern takeover of the sugar factory to a behind-the-scenes look at acclaimed actor Hayden Christenson's award-winning performance as Anakin Skywalker. Enjoy the whole episode in one go or listen to three-second segments once daily over the course of the year.

Laugh It Up Fuzzball
Laugh It Up Fuzzballs (Ep. 249) – The good, the bad, and the geek dads

Laugh It Up Fuzzball

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2021 68:57


Welcome to the place where I get to let my geek flag fly and talk about all things geek. Basically a fuzzy guide to life, the universe, and everything but mostly geek stuff. This is where I look into the world of geekdom and some geek news, comics, The Simpsons, Star Wars, and whatever randomness finds its way onto the recording. This level of the podcast is a discussion all about dads in the geek pop culture we enjoy. I don't want to spoil who we think is good or bad but the list is chock full of dads including Bail Organa, Omni Man, Marlin the Clownfish, the Dad from The Road, Dalinar Kholin (Stormlight), Jefferson Davis (Into the Spider-Verse), Master Splinter, Ogami Itto (Lone Wolf and Cub), Dr Henry Jones, Sr., Uncle Ben Parker, Godzilla, Bandit Heeler (Bluey), Bob Belcher, Alfred Pennyworth, Roland Deschain, Reed Richards, Jor-El, Professor X, Jake Lockley (Moon Knight), Jack Torrance, Norman Osborne, Dracula (Castlevania), Ego, Anakin Skywalker, Gwyn: Lord of Cinder (Dark Souls), Peter Griffin, Crazy Jane's Dad (Doom Patrol), Batman, Thanos, Wolverine, Jango Fett, Peter Parker, Al Bundy, Tywin Lannister, Homer Simpson, Uncle Phil, Mufasa, Rick Grimes, Odin, Vision, Joseph Joestar, Luke Cage, Hank Hill, Eddard Stark, and more. Basically 15 good, 15 bad, and honorable mentions on both sides. A great conversation in honor of my own dad. Rest in Power Pops. Congrats on completing Level 249 of the podcast! Think positive, test negative, stay safe, wash your hands, wear a mask, and good luck out there. Feel free to contact me on Twitter and/or Instagram (@wookieeriot). You can also reach the show by e-mail, laughitupfuzzballpodcast@gmail.com., or by joining the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1879505335626093). I'd love to hear from you. Also subscribe to the feed on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Stitcher, Breaker, IHeartRadio, RadioPublic, Spotify, or any of the apps which pull from those sources. Go do your thing so I can keep doing mine. If you feel so inclined, drop a positive rating or comment on those apps. Ratings help others find the madness. Tell your friends, geekery is always better with peers. Thank YOU for being a part of this hilarity! There's a plethora of ways to comment about the show and I look forward to seeing your thoughts, comments, and ideas. May the force be with us all, thanks for stopping by, you stay classy, be excellent to each other and party on dudes! TTFN… Wookiee out! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/laugh-it-up-fuzzball/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/laugh-it-up-fuzzball/support

Force Geeks: A Star Wars Podcast
TFG Episode 72: The Bad Batch: Ep. 8 "Reunion" Spoiler Special, Ahsoka Series Casting Rumors, Emilia Clarke on More Qi'ra, a New Day for Star Wars TV Shows, Star Wars Putting the Stars on The Hollywood Walk of Fame, and More!

Force Geeks: A Star Wars Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2021 56:20


In episode 72 of The Force Geeks: A Star Wars Podcast, Nate and Jake are joined by by their brother in the Force Chris Ridlon as they put the eighth episode of The Bad Batch, "Reunion" under the microscope for a spoiler review. The Geeks also discuss the casting rumors for the forthcoming Ahsoka series, the move by Disney+ to release its  Star Wars and Marvel original series on a new day instead of Fridays, and the iconic way Carrie Fisher, Ewan McGregor, and Ming-Na Wen will all be immortalized by Hollywood.The Geeks also dig into what Emilia Clarke has to say about whether we might see her character Qi'ra in the upcoming Lando series, and we also hear from voice actor Dee Bradley Baker -- who plays every single clone trooper in the animated series -- about bringing Rex back for The Bad Batch  There's also a lively debate about who was most responsible for Anakin Skywalker's turn to the Dark Side, the Sith... or the Jedi. Check it all out in this episode of The Force Geeks!

Great Disturbances
Cantina Chat Episode V: Anakin Skywalker: Space Punisher

Great Disturbances

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 35:04


Paul and Rich start with a question.  The answer snowballs them into musical theatre, Marvel Comics (not the Star Wars kind), fever dreams, St. Elsewhere, and the Tommy Westphal multiverse.  Come along for a journey that has to be heard to be believed.   Find GREAT DISTURBANCES on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at greatdisturbances@gmail.com  We'd love a review, too!  Tell us what you think by leaving a few words on the podcast app of your choice! 

Star Wars Theory
DARTH VADER 2020 COMIC SERIES: ISSUE #6

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 16:02


COMIC BOOK TUESDAY - We continue Darth Vader 2020 comic series written by Greg Pack. This series follows Darth Vader after The Empire Strikes Back. It covers Vader's events leading up to The Return of the Jedi. Today we open up Issue #6 - Darth Vader must confront Palpatine and be held accountable for his actions and his emotions. Vader's journey into the past and his investigation into Padme and Luke brought back many of Anakin Skywalker's dormant emotions. This displeases Palpatine very much. How vicious will Palpatine retaliation be? What lesson will Palpatine Vader him? Listen as we find out the full wrath of Emperor Palpatine over his apprentice Darth Vader. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Star Wars Theory
WHY HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN PLAYED ANAKIN PERFECTLY: FULL BREAKDOWN

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 17:05


There have always been mixed reviews on Hayden's portrayal of Anakin Skywalker. One of the biggest stigmas out there is that Hayden Christensen was the worst actor to choose. Some people go so far as to all out hate him. There are a lot of layers within all his decisions to play Anakin the way he did, but what was never in question, was his desire to honor George's original vision. Today I'm going to breakdown Hayden's performance and give some insight about Anakin's backstory and just how dedicated Hayden Christensen was to the role.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Skytalkers
The Dark Side

Skytalkers

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 112:07


Caitlin and Charlotte lead with the question: Once you start down the dark path, *does* the Dark Side forever dominate your destiny? We trace the dark side’s historical origins, including the early drafts of Star Wars with the Ashla and Bogan, to the Revenge of the Sith novelization and much more. Then we dive into Anakin Skywalker’s journey into the dark side and parse through our origin hypothesis. Finally, we talk about Ben Solo, redemption, and whether the dark side *does* dominate his destiny, and what that means for the story. We talk about Robert Bly’s concept on the human shadow and how that relates to the Dark Side. All this and more on this episode of Skytalkers! This episode was edited by Danny Pirtle.   Save 10% on your Super Yaki order with code SUPERSKYTALKERS!   Works Cited: The Making of Star Wars by JW Rinzler The Making of The Empire Strikes Back by JW Rinzler The Making of Return of the Jedi by JW Rinzler Revenge of the Sith Novelization by Matthew Stover  Little Book on the Human Shadow by Robert Bly Star Wars Archives by Paul Duncan Dave Filoni, IGN Interview from 2018   https://www.patreon.com/skytalkers http://skytalkers.com  http://www.twitter.com/skytalkerspod https://www.tiktok.com/@skytalkers  http://facebook.com/skytalkerspod  https://www.instagram.com/skytalkerspodcast  http://www.twitter.com/crerrity  http://www.twitter.com/caitlinplesher 

Force Toast: A Star Wars Happy Hour
Ep 61: Gonky Kong Country

Force Toast: A Star Wars Happy Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 63:23


In Episode 61, hosts Alyce and Laura celebrate* Clink, Muchi and being only 8 episodes away from Episode 69. HEY OH! There’s only one right way to make a mimosa and it involves and eye dropper Is a Han Solo Disney+ series in the works?Broken trumpets and small handsIs Rangers of the Republic axed or is it just clickbait? Or do we all need to go outside?JJ Abrams uses his words in an interview, but to what avail? Boy oh boy are we behind on reading. But that didn't stop us from checking out a new excerpt from the upcoming Star Wars: The High Republic: The Rising Storm by Cavan Scott picks up where Light of the Jedi left off with Bell ZettifarRecap on Tap: The Bad Batch. A quick section on episode 4, “Cornered,” then we dive into a more thorough review/recap of episode 5, “Rampage.”Do you want to see a Han Solo show? What kind of crazy hijinks and adorable creatures will we see in the rest of The Bad Batch season 1? Did Ody Mandrell ever visit Ord Mantell? Shoot us an email and let us know, or just say hello, at forcetoastpod@gmail.com! Helpful links referenced in this episode:Laura and Rocha discuss the galaxy’s favorite Grand Moff, Wilhuff Tarkin, in the May 26 episode of The Jedi WayGeek Buddies reviews Episode 4 and Episode 5 of The Bad BatchTim Sim interviews Laura on The Insight OvertimeThe Schmoedown Throwdown featuring Laura competing in the Star Wars Championship is happening on Saturday, July 10! We’ll post a link when the tickets go on saleTwitter: @forcetoastpod | @sLeiaAllDay | @ShutUp_LauraInstagram: @forcetoastpodEmail: forcetoastpod@gmail.comWebsite: forcetoastpod.com*This podcast contains a sh!t ton of profanity and boozin. You can find a bleeped version of this podcast absolutely nowhere. Cheers!

Star Wars 7x7 | Star Wars News, Interviews, and More!
2,512. Will Ahsoka (and "Anakin") Appear in The Bad Batch?

Star Wars 7x7 | Star Wars News, Interviews, and More!

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 5:34


Matt Lanter, the voice of Anakin Skywalker, says we'll see him again in Lucasfilm Animation. That. combined with new Ahsoka news, is why we're talking about whether we'll see either or both of them in The Bad Batch. Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Join the community at http://Patreon.com/sw7x7 to get access to bonus episodes and other insider rewards.*** 

Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast
JUPITER'S LEGACY'S MATT LANTER

Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 127:08


JUPITER'S LEGACY is the #1 show on Netflix worldwide and features a familiar face. Matt Lanter, probably best known to STAR WARS fans as the voice of Anakin Skywalker on THE CLONE WARS, stars in this new superhero drama as George Hutchense aka Skyfox and he joins us In The Cantina to talk about his hit show. Plus, there's quite a bit of Clone Wars conversation too, including Matt's review of THE BAD BATCH. Ewan McGregor appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live with an update from the set of OBI-WAN KENOBI and we got the highlights. The estate of David Prowse recently conducted an auction featuring some of the late Darth Vader actor's personal items. We have an exclusive report from the auction itself! Plus, we look back at the ever-evolving Krayt Dragon sound effect from STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE and more!

Raiders Of The Lost Podcast
STAR WARS Prequels

Raiders Of The Lost Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 74:31


George Lucas' Star Wars Prequel Trilogy are some of the most underrated films in the entire Star Wars universe. The trilogy tells the origin story of Anakin Skywalker and his path to becoming the iconic villain Darth Vader...

Imaginary Worlds
The Zen of Sci-Fi

Imaginary Worlds

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 29:49


Illusions that mask the true nature of reality. Meditating to gain control over your mind and body. Sending your consciousness to other bodies. These are both tenants of Buddhism and science fiction. Professor Jim Clarke says the overlap is no accident, Buddhism has been influencing sci-fi fantasy creators for over a century. Novelists Ramez Naam and Yudhanjaya Wijeratne talk about how they incorporate Buddhism into their sci-fi stories and personal practices. Also, Reverend Landon Yamaoka discusses why his sect of Buddhism is in line with the troubled journey of Anakin Skywalker.  Today's episode is brought to you by Realm and BetterHelp. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? We have partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started. Imaginary Worlds AdvertiseCast Listing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Baby-Sitters Club Club
BSCC Presents: Babysitting Anakin Skywalker

The Baby-Sitters Club Club

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 79:01


Perhaps the most highly anticipated babysitting movie of all time, "The Phantom Menace" proved to be a showcase of just how bad babysitting can be when left in the hands of a director with no one nearby to rein in his worst impulses. As a result, baby Anakin is allowed by the Babysitters Club consisting of Obi Wan and his friend Jim to do dangerous driving and age-inappropriate flirting, which leads him inevitably to become an insufferable teenager and, later, a dark lord of evil. Nonetheless, some of us loved this one anyway. Music credits: "Duel of the Fates," by John Williams "Duel of the Fates," by The Noisy Freaks and Dead Cat Bounce Thanks as always to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and to Superbrat for the outro music. Advertise on The Baby-Sitters Club Club via Gumball.fm