Thursday, July 20, 2017

Nerd Lunch | Star Wars Panel: Ewok Movie Drill Downs

Pax put the Star Wars panel back together this week to cover the two, made-for-TV Ewok movies. I'm glad he did for a couple of reasons. First, we hadn't gotten together since talking about Rogue One and I'm glad not to have to wait until Last Jedi for our next get-together. I love talking Star Wars with this crew.

But also, I'd never seen the Ewok movies and this was the push I needed to finally do that. As I explain on the episode, I missed them when they came out and would have been too old to enjoy them anyway. It was fun to finally see them; especially Battle for Endor, which I liked more than the rest of the group did. It's not a great movie, but I see its charm, especially for people who were kids when it came out. Caravan of Courage is a whole other story, though.

So we talk about that and weird fan theories and where these fall into continuity and Burl Ives and Wilford Brimley and all kinds of other stuff. It's a fun episode.


Erik Johnson Illustrator said...

I remember watching the video tapes of the Deoid and Ewoks cartoons when I was a kid but I never heard of these until a few years ago. Sounds like I didn't miss much. Maybe they should put this on a three pack with The Holiday Special!

Michael May said...

I like the Holiday Special more, because there are some truly enjoyable parts for me. And since it's a variety special, it's easy to skip past the parts that I truly hate without feeling like I'm missing out on anything.


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