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An episode a long time in the making in a galaxy right, right here: this week, we're finally discussing STAR WARS! Our friend Jake Carlin joins us to talk all about the supermassive media franchise born from a humble little space-fantasy flick in 1977, which still manages to capture our hearts and imaginations to this day. (thanks in part to some pretty great video games!)
We discuss the 2019 video game STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order, some early impressions of its newly released sequel, STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor. We also dedicate some time to discussing the Disney+ series Andor (aka the BEST piece of Star Wars media in years & a must-watch for anyone). And, as always, we search our feelings and ponder on queer themes found in the galaxy far far away.
Queer themes such as: armed organized resistance against fascist hegemons! Force-sensitivity as an allegory for queerness! And of course, how even though Disney and the official canon leave much to be desired in terms of queer representation, (we're forever pissed about Finn and Poe,) the series has a bevy of characters that are either queer-coded or lend themselves to queer readings (including Luke "Chanel Boots" Skywalker her damn self for one!)
It's our biggest episode of G4P to date and we still barely manage to scratch the surface of Star Wars! Plus later in the show we talk about the breathtaking cinema screening of Spirited Away: Live on Stage, and so much more!
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Intro and outro music by Connor Marsh (@connorjmarshmallow)
Show art by Benny Kessler (@retro.spectacle.studio)
Special thanks to our patrons: Blueberri Mary, Elijah Punzal, Trevor McTavish, Travis Ryans & Martha Turner <3
MUSIC THIS WEEK:
"The Emperor Arrives / The Death of Yoda / Obi-Wan's Revelation" by John Williams
"Princess Leia's Theme" by John Williams · London Symphony Orchestra