Me And My Padawan

Episode 32 - Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Trailer Discussion and Theories

May 1, 2019

Recorded on Saturday, April 28, 2019

It's a very timely episode, as Ryan, Braden, and (for about 10 minutes) Dillon discuss and make-up clearly incorrect theories about the trailer for Episode 9, now officially known as The Rise of Skywalker.  And, by "now," I, of course, mean "as of two weeks ago."  Along the way, we venture into the Unknown Regions as explored by Timothy Zahn in Thrawn: Alliances, as well as the treasure-trove of information that is the Legends side of Sheev Palpatine's Wookieepedia page. 

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1:00 - Since we forgot to do it last week, we start with a quick thank-you up front to our patrons on Patreon.  We also give a Patreon update and talk about our goal incentive, a commentary track for the "Bibo" episode of Star Wars Resistance.  Want to help us get there?  Click the link above!

3:50 - Bart from Belgium sent us a Celebration highlight e-mail a little after the deadline, but it tied in with our episode perfectly.  So, I shared it with Braden!

6:20 - Brief introduction to the trailer and its 3 parts.

6:50 - We watch and discuss the first part of the trailer, "Rey in the Desert."  The conversation touches on where we might be, who might be flying the TIE, and if what we're seeing is even real.

13:40 - We watch and discuss the second part of the trailer, "Lots of Stuff Happens."  We try (and fail) to make sense of what we are seeing, and end up just listing everything that happened.

20:55 - We watch and discuss the final part of the trailer, "Surprise-O-Rama," and discuss the three big surprises that give rise to this segment's name.  

24:51 - Who is this Skywalker of which you speak, and why might he / she / they be rising?  Might some clues to this be found in Thrawn: Alliances?

28:49 - So, if Darth Sidious really is alive, what's the deal?  Maybe we can get some clues about his role by looking at what happened when Palpatine returned in Legends.



Week of 05/12 - Video Games in the Works; Avengers EndGame

Week of 05/19 - Attack of the Clones Recap!

Week of 06/02 - Darth Andeddu; Our BookCon Experience!

Week of 06/09 - Revenge of the Sith Recap!




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