Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Nerd Lunch's Last Jedi Drill-Down



Last Jedi was a Top 5 movie for me last year, so it's no secret that I loved it, but if you're in the mood to hear me gush at length, then Nerd Lunch's latest episode is for you.

OR... maybe you're in the mood to hear a variety of opinions on the movie. If that's the case, you should also listen. I loved it, Carlin hated it, and everyone else is somewhere in between. Jeeg has the perspective of someone outside of the hardcore Star Wars fandom, Pax comes at it with a heavy love of Luke Skywalker, and Kay brings knowledge of and passion for the Extended Universe. It's five friends having a heart-felt, but rational discussion about the most divisive movie of the year. It's almost like we've brought balance to the Force.

7 comments:

Erik Johnson Illustrator said...

I'm eager for this to become a running gag about how this is still recording (like the Batman episode!)

Michael May said...

I forget if it made it into the final episode, but Pax said something about having to stop editing Batman to edit this one.

Erik Johnson Illustrator said...

Now that I've had a chance to listen to the episode its gotten me thinking about how many childhood heroes were we've gotten to see a definitive and satisfying end. I'm curious how you or some of our other podcast brethren would compare controversial conclusion to Luke Skywalker's life to the death of James T Kirk in Star Trek Generations or various comic book superhero deaths.

Michael May said...

You should tweet that question to CT! They're looking for Ask Us Anything questions right now for a future episode and that's a great one!

Erik Johnson Illustrator said...

Done and Done! Thanks for the recommendation! Maybe I should have name dropped you to guarantee my foot in the door!

Erik Johnson Illustrator said...

As far as the "childhood hero meets a tragedy that forces him into retirement/grumpy recluse" narrative goes, I immediately thought of how Batman The Animated Series spinoff "Batman Beyond" pitched how Bruce Wayne would stop being Batman.

Are you at all familiar with this series?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMPGb73bBxk

Michael May said...

Yeah! I didn't keep up with it, but I watched most of the first season and liked it a lot.

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