The Young Podawans Ep. 6 – Star Wars Original & Prequel Trilogies

This week, in preparation for THE FORCE AWAKENS, we’re discussing both the STAR WARS original and prequel trilogies! We both loved the originals (minus the Special Edition CGI), hated Anakin and Padme’s relationship and actually argue about the merits of Episode III!

Segment 1: What Are You Geeking Out About? (00:40)

Every week in the opening segment we discuss what we’re currently geeking out about! This week Brian is geeking out about the X-MEN: APOCALYPSE trailer (with bonus BATMAN V SUPERMAN trailer un-geeking) and Kristin is geeking about NEW MAGIC CARDS (with bonus guest appearance by the garbage man).

Segment 2: What Are We Drinking Today? (13:13)

Another regular segment where we discuss – you guessed it – what we’re drinking. Brian’s drinking Magic Hat’s Winter Mingle and goes on a Bacon Party story tangent. Kristin’s drinking Adagio Tea’s Wizard Grey and we talk about all kinds of geek themed tea and beer.

Segment 3: Star Wars OT & PT Discussion (21:41)

  • We discuss our histories with the Star Wars series.
  • Star Wars birthdays! Action figures! Video games! Materialism!
  • We kinda tried to force (lol) ourselves to like the Prequels the first time we saw them.
  • And we have very divergent opinions about Episode III.
  • We discuss the order in which we watched them this time.
  • Discussion of the fight scenes – PT vs OT.
  • Development of Obi Wan – one of the few positives of the PT.
  • Are we supposed to have any sympathy for Anakin in the PT?
  • How the PT effects Vader’s redemption arc in the OT.
  • Padme vs Leia, AKA How incredibly badass Leia is.
  • Leia & Han vs Padme & Anakin.
  • More Leia badassery discussion.
  • CGI changes to the OT and how CGI Jabba is the worst.
  • Our favorites ranked (and argued)!
  • Will the Un-Specialized Editions ever come out again?
  • The Young Podawans Annual Star Wars Rewatch is announced!
  • What are your rankings, dear listeners?

Segment 4: Outro, Contact Info & Outtakes! (81:37)

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