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Who are we? Just your friendly neighborhood Jedi Masters, pondering the deep meanings and intricate workings of Star Wars. From esoteric notes of the Force, hints of politics, conflict glimpsed on the margins of the larger story, to a few of the sillier questions you're afraid to ask, we're discussing it all.

Who are we? Just your friendly neighborhood Jedi Masters, pondering the deep meanings and intricate workings of Star Wars. From esoteric notes of the Force, hints of politics, conflict glimpsed on the margins of the larger story, to a few of the sillier questions you're afraid to ask, we're discussing it all.
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Who are we? Just your friendly neighborhood Jedi Masters, pondering the deep meanings and intricate workings of Star Wars. From esoteric notes of the Force, hints of politics, conflict glimpsed on the margins of the larger story, to a few of the sillier questions you're afraid to ask, we're discussing it all.

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Issue 170: Time and Space in Star Wars

7/16/2019
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Time and Space in Star Wars. John and Matt celebrate another turning of the Galactic Core for Jedi Master Rushing, as they explore what time, space, and experience mean for a galaxy far, far away. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email: http://www.thenerdparty.com/contact Subscribe in Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:38:39

Issue 169: Last Jedi Score

7/2/2019
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Last Jedi Score. Matt and John complete their journey through the Star Wars scores with the last stop on the journey to The Rise of Skywalker: John Williams’ score for The Last Jedi. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email: http://www.thenerdparty.com/contact Subscribe in Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:33:31

Issue 168: #Bendemption

6/25/2019
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#Bendemption John and Matt address a hot topic that's fueling a lot of speculation about the plot of Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. They debate the odds of the possible redemption of Ben Solo/Kylo Ren, known online as #Bendemption, what it means to the larger story, and whether it's as satisfying an ending as Star Wars fans might hope. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email:...

Duration:00:34:27

Issue 167: Galactic Rock

6/18/2019
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Galactic Rock. Matt and John explore the soundscape of a galaxy far, far away as established not by the stellar scores and use of leitmotif, but by the in-universe music of Jabba's palace, podracing arenas, Takodana castles, and Zeb's chill time. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email: http://www.thenerdparty.com/contact Subscribe in Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:40:06

Issue 166: Book Club: The Fight for Truth

6/11/2019
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Book Club: The Fight for Truth. John and Matt return to the Jedi Book Club to revisit Jude Watson's Jedi Apprentice: Book 9: The Fight for Truth. They discover the enduring lessons, the shift in regard for the Jedi way across different eras, and what the work says about Star Wars stories speaking to universal themes across generations. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email:...

Duration:00:45:05

Issue 165: Holo Transmissions

6/4/2019
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Holo Transmissions. Matt and John fulfill a long-standing promise to talk about some communications they've received from across the galaxy, spurring some interesting discussions about Star Wars questions and observations having to do with Rey, lineage, Skywalkers, titles, and a few surprising twists and turns. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email: http://www.thenerdparty.com/contact...

Duration:00:46:51

Issue 164: The Phantom Menace Commentary

5/21/2019
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The Phantom Menace Commentary. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Phantom Menace, Matt and John returned to the the first Episode in a nine-part family saga to bring you a commentary track for Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Nothing was the same after we saw the beginning of it all, with a movie that challenged and expanded everything we thought we knew about the Star Wars galaxy. What was Lucas trying to say with his first foray back to that galaxy far, far away? How did...

Duration:02:19:57

Issue 163: The Jedi Council

5/14/2019
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The Jedi Council. John and Matt discuss the world-building, and perception-shifting, appearance of The Jedi Council in Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace. It was one of the things that changed everything about Star Wars twenty years ago, and they discuss their first thoughts, the characters that resonated from the first moment, and the story arcs since that have proven what a rich story George Lucas had created. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter:...

Duration:00:34:53

Issue 162: Paul Duncan: The Star Wars Archives 1977-1983

5/7/2019
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Paul Duncan: The Star Wars Archives 1977-1983. This year on May the 4th, the unofficial/official Star Wars Day, Matthew Rushing was able to talk to Paul Duncan, author of The Star Wars Archives. We discussed the way the book came about, finding the key to telling this story and about the book. This is truly an episode not to miss! Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email:...

Duration:01:23:02

Issue 161: Galaxy's Eats

4/30/2019
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Galaxy's Eats. Matt and John discuss the note about what drinks are going to be served at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. This spurs a fun discussion on the eating habits of a galaxy far, far away, the challenges of galactic food culture, and what Yoda's preferred drink was...among a few other fun notes. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email: http://www.thenerdparty.com/contact Subscribe in Apple...

Duration:00:39:59

Issue 160: Celebrating Celebration

4/23/2019
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Celebrating Celebration. John interviews Matt about his time at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago. Hear first-hand about the most exciting moments on the panels, the emotional vibe of an amazing crowd, and the impact of all the first-hand exclusives. They discuss the most resonant moments, the most magical memories, and the feelings that need to be carried out through fandom. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook:...

Duration:00:45:42

Issue 159: New Republic's End

4/9/2019
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New Republic's End. John and Matt explore an interconnected point between the original Star Wars episodes and the sequel trilogy thus far: the role of Papatine's machinations in bringing about the fall of the New Republic. Starting with a single exchange among the Imperial military on the Death Star, they expound what may have been Palpatine's one true master stroke to ensure everything fell with his Empire. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters...

Duration:00:44:58

Issue 158: The Sound of an Awakening

4/2/2019
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The Sound of an Awakening. Matt and John continue their methodical examination of the Star Wars scores, as they arrive at the sequel trilogy to discuss John Williams' work for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. They discuss triumphant returns, discordant orchestrations, and the genesis of new and memorable themes. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email: http://www.thenerdparty.com/contact...

Duration:00:39:51

Issue 157: Mother of the Force

3/26/2019
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Mother of the Force. John and Matt discuss one of the more mysterious and intriguing figures from the prequel era, Shmi Skywalker. Who was this humble woman? How did she retain such a strong, nurturing outlook in the midst of a slave's life? Why was she the perfect vessel to bring the Chosen One into the galaxy? They examine these questions, and posit others about the Mother of the Force. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook:...

Duration:00:42:17

Issue 156: A Pod and a Prayer

3/19/2019
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A Pod and a Prayer. Matt and John take a close look at podracing, from the fun and silly to the serious considerations of how you'd regulate such a dangerous sport in a galaxy far, far away. Along the way, they uncover on some surprising considerations and unexpected complexities born from George Lucas' desire to have a visionary space race. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email:...

Duration:00:33:42

Issue 155: Rogue One Wars

3/13/2019
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Rogue One Wars. John and Matt continue their journey to Episode IX as they look back at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the second movie released by Lucasfilm after Disney's acquisition. In one of their most spirited debates in a while, they discuss what did work and what didn't, which characters were their favorites, what moments resonate, and why this Star Wars movie garners such strong reactions. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook:...

Duration:00:50:33

Issue 154: #RebelsRemembered

3/5/2019
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#RebelsRemembered. Matt and John reminisce about Star Wars: Rebels a year after it left the air, sharing what they saw as the show's impact, its strengths, and ways it challenged the larger Star Wars audience. Join them as they celebrate a show that was replete with turning points among the various projects launched in the Disney era, and what it could mean for future efforts. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook:...

Duration:00:50:32

Issue 153: Force Vision Casting

2/26/2019
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Force Vision Casting. John and Matt look into the future, and discuss what they see as the best path forward for Star Wars as a franchise. They share their thoughts on what types of themes and time periods Star Wars could explore once freed of the Skywalkers, in the wake of Disney executive Alan Horn's recent comments. They debate whether there should be more, or less, content to satisfy the fans and the general public. They look back to the old Expanded Universe for lessons that could shape...

Duration:00:38:23

Issue 152: Book Club: The Day of Reckoning

2/19/2019
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Book Club: The Day of Reckoning. Matt and John return to the Jedi book club this week with Book 8 in Jude Watson's classic Jedi Apprentice series, The Day of Reckoning. This book brings to a close the first major arc with Xanatos, Qui-Gon's fallen first student, but also touches on themes and ideas Lucas would return to throughout the prequels and the Clone Wars series. Matt and John discuss the book's successes, its missteps, and its place in the line of Star Wars legends. Host John Mills...

Duration:00:40:48

Issue 151: Star Wars Monster Mash

2/12/2019
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Star Wars Monster Mash. One of the defining characteristics of Star Wars has been its enthusiastic use of monsters, an echo of the movies and books that defined Lucas' own formation as a film fan, and the artists who helped bring the galaxy to life. John and Matt take a look at those iconic beasties and share their thoughts on personal favorites. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email:...

Duration:00:49:17