Resistance Radio Podcast

Episode #36: ‘I’m a Person and My Name is Anakin’

Hosted by Mikey, Donya and Eric

November 20, 2016

Mikey and Donya are joined by MuggleCast’s Eric for the latest Resistance Radio which is jam-packed with Rogue One news, and we turn the Spotlight on Anakin.

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Star Wars: Catalyst has been released, and offers some interesting tidbits about Krennic, Tarkin, and Galen Erso pre-Rogue One.
– ILMxLAB have debuted a Rogue One Recon experience for VR and on YouTube, where you are part of an X-Wing squadron.
– Spoiler alert: It doesn’t end well for you.
– We go on a slight tangent about Star Wars Land and how this kind of technology could factor in.
– Emilia Clarke has been cast in an unknown role in the Han Solo solo movie — and we have some mixed reactions.
– Some more stickers have been released for iMessage, this time focussing on Rogue One.
– The Star Wars U.K. Twitter account has been on point with its marketing. This week, they released a Rogue One featurette.
– The featurette ‘announced’ that Rogue One will carry a PG-13 rating.
– Also, tickets for Rogue One go on sale in the U.K. on November 21. A date has not been announced for America.
– We break down the latest Rebels episode, “Iron Squadron.” Which was a little frustrating, though enjoyable.
– It’s time for our Spotlight! This week it’s all about Anakin Skywalker.
– We discuss his beginnings on Tatooine, before he was discovered by Qui Gon and Obi-Wan.
– Did expectation for his destiny play into his loss of innocence and, ultimately, his fall?
– What about his lack of father? Was he truly an immaculate conception, or was his father a deadbeat?
– His conflict with the Council begins as early as Episode I, when they refuse to train him.
– Was Anakin’s relationship with Obi-Wan more father and son, or one between siblings?
– We bemoan the lack of development regarding his family, and the life his mother led post his leaving Tatooine.
– When we think of Anakin, we mostly think of the one presented to us in Clone Wars.
– So many little things played into the catalyst of Anakin’s fall in Episode III. We discuss some of them.
– Got any thoughts about Anakin and his fall? Hit us up in the comments, or on social media and let us know!

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