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Aug 31, 2020

Movie Meltdown - Episode 531

When a certain co-host that hadn't seen "The Rise of Skywalker" finally sits down and watches it… well, it opens up a whole new can of sandworms. So listen as we dig into J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson and the overall arc of the most recent trilogy. Along the way, we get some opinions that you may not have heard on this show before - and before we're done, we look to the future of the franchise.

And while we ourselves get “the toy box feeling”, we also bring up… Knives Out, the Star Trek Encyclopedia, The Mandalorian, he is an absolutely unique presence, Justin Lin, the wolfman having a drink, Super 8, none of this has to be an obstacle to having a good time at the movies, I’m going to let them do the writing for me, it’s like pure unadulterated fun, a marketing tool is a writing technique, Daisy Ridley, realizing a property for its fans, the most to do… out of any of the movies, Tales of the Bounty Hunters, nobody had done it that way before, Star Wars wish-fulfillment, it ticks these boxes and pushes these buttons, working-class sci-fi, Jon Favreau, perfectly relatable, Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina, how do we keep this franchise rollin’, William Shatner, let me tell you about a mystery box, when they were making the expanded universe, maybe his greatest accomplishment and frog nuns. 

"The plot of the film is itself - is an excuse for the film to happen.”