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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 178: Ahead of the Curve

9/10/2019
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Ahead of the Curve. Is there an intrinsic part of the Star Wars saga that makes it a more fertile ground for non-linear, non-sequential storytelling? John and Matt discuss in depth what they see as evidence that Lucas laid a framework that will make this franchise more resilient than most. 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:00:46:22

Issue 177: Rey of Darkness, Rey of Light

9/3/2019
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Rey of Darkness, Rey of Light. John and Matt peel the onion of the latest revealed footage from Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, which teases an image of a Dark Rey with a double-bladed red lightsaber. They explore the likelihood of a dark fate for Rey, and along the way share some passing thoughts on Kenobi’s upcoming series and The Mandalorian’s first official trailer. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook:...

Duration:00:40:39

Issue 176: Book Club: The Shattered Peace

8/27/2019
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Book Club: The Shattered Peace. Matt and John continue their Jedi Book Club with the 10th story in the Jedi Apprentice series. “The Shattered Peace,” by Jude Watson, features new planets and cultures, and questions of moving forward from the past. Join the Jedi Masters as they examine the story, themes, and execution on this “Legends” tale. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email:...

Duration:00:42:21

Issue 175: All About the Aliens

8/20/2019
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All About the Aliens. Star Wars is known for a lot of great elements, and aliens are one of the most visible highlights. Matt and John shine a light on what the aliens in the saga have said about humanity and to humanity, and how their cultures have come into even greater focus with the television series. They also discuss their hopes for the possibilities to explore even more alien cultures in future series. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters...

Duration:00:37:13

Issue 174: The Possession Question

8/13/2019
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The Possession Question. John and Matt explore an idea that may explain a lot about the Sequel Trilogy and Ben Solo in specific. Or it may not, but either way it leads to an interesting discussion about the possible avenues of story for the end of the Skywalker Saga. 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:00:35:41

Issue 173: The Unknown Regions

8/7/2019
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The Unknown Regions. Matt and John explore the Star Wars galaxy’s Unknown Regions, a place that franchise authors have explored for years, and now are re-exploring. Even Disney’s parks are starting to look in that direction with Galaxy’s Edge and other materials. Does it mean this is the great new frontier for Star Wars shows and movies going forward, or just a way to sell tie-in materials? Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook:...

Duration:00:34:08

Issue 172: Who's Your Master?

7/30/2019
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Who's Your Master? John and Matt discuss and debate the role of the Master in Jedi formation, what sort of Master is best for a Jedi, and examples of those who have helped define not what a Jedi Master was, but what they should be. 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:00:33:14

Issue 171: Attack of the Surprises

7/23/2019
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Attack of the Surprises. Matt and John revisit Attack of the Clones and share what they thought were the most surprising moments in Star Wars Episode II. From Fetts to finales, genre influences to Dooku, find out what caught the Masters off guard in 2002. 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:00:45:24

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