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109. Star Wars

September 7th, 2015

In the wake of Force Friday, which saw thousands of people going bonkers for toys for a film which isn't even out for three months, Matt and Ed take stock of Star Wars as a long-running franchise, a cultural monolith, and as significant part of their own personal development as film fans. 
Along the way, Matt discusses the justly forgotten Matthew Weiner movie Are You Here, Ed describes one of the most enjoyably crazy Star Wars Expanded Universe stories (it involves Jabba's Palace and disembodied brains!), and they workshop an ending to the pending Michael Winterbottom-directed Roger Ebert/Russ Meyer movie. They also pay tribute to Wes Craven, talk about how good Idris Elba would be as James Bond, and drop some deep Simpsons references throughout. It's a packed episode, all told.

Show Notes

00:00:00 - 00:19:20 - Intro & discussion of the week's news.
00:19:21 - 00:54:29 - Discussion of Star Wars.
00:54:30 - 00:58:52 - SRS Recommends & Outro
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