Hey! Longtime OT forum member, and I felt it would be a good idea to let all of you know of a small podcast-series I and my brother have been jabbering about. It’s called “Phil and Jake in Conversation”, and is really just a means for us to talk about things that we find interesting to our friends (which is most of our listenership as of right now)
BUT we are currently going through a very elaborate “review” of all six “Star Wars” films before Episode VII shows up.
We’ve seen the Star Wars films since we were tiny children (and as a filmmaker-type myself, I consider them - as most do - big inspirations), and in our little podcast we decided to re-watch these films with the mentality that we’ve never seen them before (for the OT it’s blank-slate, but for the prequels, it’s pretending that all we know about is the OT) and then have a very elaborate talk over the story in a scene by scene basis.
Keep in mind, Jake and I don’t particularly know a lot about “Expanded Universe” stuff, and we really try to pretend we only know the films themselves. Therefore - even though we don’t enjoy the PT that much - I think you might find our reviews of the prequels a little bit different than the typical “it sucked because it sucked” fare, which is why we wanted to see it pretending we’ve only seen it for the first time.
here is the link to the episodes of our little humble podcast which has the “Star Wars” reviews on them.
If you’re not really sure about listening to a couple of nuts talk about this, here’s a small sample of some things we talk about.
for the original ‘Star Wars’ the actual review starts at 44:27 in case you don’t want to listen to anything off-topic
Phantom starts at 6:55, Empire starts at 47:52 Clones at 33:23, and Sith at 26:59
If that wasn’t completely un-listenable, we still have yet to get to “Jedi” and “Force Awakens” this month and December. I’m usually the louder one that does all the hokey impressions in these podcasts, and for the newest episode, I’m on the left.
Again, this is just a ‘two guys talking’ format, and there might be a lot of inside-jokes that might not register, but I felt that at least one or two of you might be entertained by some scene-by-scene talks over the Star Wars films. I also understand it’s a loooooooooong haul to commit to, but I think it can at least fill up a few hours during boring car/air/train travels. Hey, talking about Star Wars is fun!