Ep 39 // Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Premiere DateJan 5, 2018
00:00 Intro
01:26 START // ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ w/ Jacqueline Soller + Charles Hinshaw
03:35 Spoiler alert / our reactions / pacing or anticipating / expectations
10:43 Fan reaction / more on pacing / comparing to previous movies
13:05 Finn and Rose (and ‘DJ’) / Jar Jar? / fanservice
16:57 Plot hole(s)?
20:06 Luke’s characterization / visual flairs / mirror cave / connected minds
25:13 Leia (yes, we discuss the ‘space walk’) / porgs, crystal critters, etc.
31:00 Other new force powers / Kylo Ren moments / Knights of Ren?
35:45 Yoda / Snoke / more new force powers
40:10 Ongoing serialized entertainment / factory produced movies
45:30 Reading Star Wars as a parallel to current events
51:00 Looking ahead to Episode IX, etc. / wrap up // END
57:40 1st Person: Erin // Surprising Her Boyfriend
61:24 Molly Knefel // Looking Toward The 2018 Elections
64:06 “Falling Water” (BTR Live Studio, 2018) Peter Oren
68:10 Outro / Credits
68:55 Finish.

This week, we welcome both our regular contributors on movies, Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw, for an extended conversation about the latest Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson and starring Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Kelly Marie Tran, and Carrie Fisher.

Additionally, we hear from Radio Dispatch’s Molly Knefel, with her thoughts on the upcoming 2018 midterm elections; we hear from a woman named Erin, who shares the story of how she surprised her boyfriend by visiting him while he lived abroad; and we take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Indiana musician Peter Oren from an episode of BTR Live Studio set to be released next week.

Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.

Host J. McVay
J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and television production for well over a decade. He came to BTR in 2011 when he…