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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 089: Thanksgungan 2017

11/21/2017
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Thanksgungan 2017. The Jedi Masters' annual tradition continues as they celebrate “Thanksgungan,” where they share what they're most thankful for as Star Wars fans and friends who talk about it every week. Let's gather around and enjoy each other's company, pondering all the things that make us glad to be Star Wars fans and hopeful for the future. Hosts John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email:...

Duration: 00:36:17


Issue 088: Droids, Droids, Droids

11/14/2017
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Droids, Droids, Droids. Whether a golden butler, rolling Swiss Army knife, or cantankerous power 'droid, people came to understand the humanity of Star Wars characters through the surrouning automata. Matt and John discuss a question about 'droids submitted by a listener, and also discuss their thoughts on Lucasfilm anointing Rian Johnon as the creative force behind Star Wars' next era. Hosts John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook:...

Duration: 00:36:00


Issue 087: Live by the Lightsaber

11/7/2017
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Live by the Lightsaber. Star Wars' lightsaber battles dominate the imagination of generations. The distinctive hum and unmistakable blades create an unmatchable thrill, changing with each era. In this issue of Aggressive Negotiations, Matt and John discuss what they love most about this evolving - and unique - form. Hosts John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email: an@thenerdparty.com Subscribe in...

Duration: 00:54:58


Issue 086: Star Wars Twilight?

10/24/2017
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Star Wars Twilight? Shmi Skywalker told Anakin, “You can't stop change any more than you can stop the suns from setting.” But change can be difficult; and so, changes to Star Wars franchise can trigger a host of reactions. John and Matt discuss those reactions in light of a post online that garnered its own strong reactions, what they mean, and what it means to be a Star Wars fan in the “Disney Era.” They also discuss a Twitter poll result about the reaction to the Han Solo title reveal,...

Duration: 00:39:11


Issue 085: Book Club: The Hidden Past

10/18/2017
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Book Club: The Hidden Past. Matt and John return to the legends line to discuss the third book in the Jedi Apprentice series, "The Hidden Past". They look at the eternal Star Wars themes explored, the development of Qui-Gon & Obi-Wan's relationship, and other pieces of history revealed - and whether they could be worked back into the general story. They also discuss the shocking result of a poll about The Clone Wars and Rebels. Hosts John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback!...

Duration: 00:42:38


Issue 084: Mandalore Arc: Season 2

10/10/2017
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Mandalore Arc: Season 2. John and Matt revisit a classic arc from Star Wars: The Clone Wars to find fresh insights and story expansions. Starting with “The Mandalore Plot,” they look at revelations about Obi-Wan's past through Duchess Satine, the meaning of Anakin's development, and the critique of what the Jedi are becoming. Hosts John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email: an@thenerdparty.com...

Duration: 00:46:20


Issue 083: The Rey/Ezra Connection

10/3/2017
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The Rey/Ezra Connection. Star Wars is a tone poem, with echoes of each generation finding cyclical resonance with the next. In this light, the Jedi Masters ask, “Is it possible Ezra and Rey are an echo of each other?” They look at other echoes in the saga to see if maybe Ezra is a hint of the unknown journey we know Rey has just begun. They also discuss the results of an online poll asking what the audience thinks Lando did with his time after Return of the Jedi. Hosts John Mills and...

Duration: 00:35:37


Issue 082: Lucas IS Lando

9/26/2017
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Lucas IS Lando. An entrepreneur ventures out beyond the boundaries of an Empire hoping to escape its control and build a peaceful life among cloudy dreams. Lando Calrissian? George Lucas? Or maybe both? John and Matt explore the idea of Lucas as Lando (metaphorically) in this episode of Aggressive Negotiations. They also go over the results of a poll asking, “Would you be disappointed if Luke doesn't light up the green lightsaber in The Last Jedi?” Hosts John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send...

Duration: 00:40:34


Issue 081: Henry Gilroy: Star Wars Comics and Animation

9/19/2017
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Henry Gilroy: Star Wars Comics and Animation. Matt and John discuss the results of show polls about JJ Abrams returning for Episode IX, and if Disney should continue making Episodes after the sequel trilogy is complete. Then, they share a panel from Dragon Con featuring Henry Gilroy, a veteran writer of Star Wars comics, as well as Batman: The Animated Series, The Clone Wars, and many others. Gilroy is also co-executive producer and writer on Star Wars Rebels. Henry takes questions from...

Duration: 01:22:52


Issue 080: Masculinity in Star Wars

9/12/2017
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Masculinity in Star Wars. Matt returns from DragonCon and fills John in on all the excellent panels and atmosphere from the Star Wars track. They discuss why Star Wars Phasma is resonating with fans, and present a recording of one of the panels Matt moderated at DragonCon, “Masculinity in Star Wars.” Hosts John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email: an@thenerdparty.com Subscribe in Apple Podcasts

Duration: 01:19:17


Issue 079: The Women of Star Wars

9/6/2017
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The Women of Star Wars. John and Matt bring you a very special episode focused on the female characters of the Star Wars galaxy, from Padme to Ahsoka, and Hera to Phasma. They look at how the women of *Star Wars* have changed and grown since the first days of Leia Organa, how their stories have shaped the mythos of that magical space, and what their stories tell us about how the storytelling style of Star Wars has changed. Hosts John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback!...

Duration: 00:32:13


Issue 078: The Genre of Star Wars

8/29/2017
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The Genre of Star Wars. Matt and John open the Council Chambers to offer ideas on different genres that could be brought into the Star Wars universe. They discuss what types of films could broaden the scope of a galaxy far, far away in the age of the spinoff film. Along the way, they surprise each other with the genres they think could help keep Star Wars fresh and exciting. Hosts John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook:...

Duration: 00:39:40


Issue 077: Marvel's Darth Maul

8/22/2017
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Marvel's Darth Maul. John and Matt look at Marvel's recent Darth Maul limited series. They examine every aspect to find out what it says about the strengths and weaknesses of modern Star Wars comic book storytelling, and what might need to change to keep fans invested. They also discuss some new poll results from questions on the show Twitter account, @TheJediMasters! Hosts John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook:...

Duration: 00:41:33


Issue 076: Expectations

8/15/2017
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Expectations. Every major franchise faces a two-headed monster: Marketing & Expectation, the Fode & Beed of the podrace to wooing and satisfying an audience. In this episode, Jedi Masters John & Matt explore how they see the marketing shaping up for Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, and whether past Star Wars marketing efforts tell us something about how it's going to play out. Hosts John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook:...

Duration: 00:31:19


Issue 075: Rebel Flashpoint

8/8/2017
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Rebel Flashpoint. A character in another franchise once stated, “History is replete with turning points.” And so it is with Star Wars. The “Jedi Masters” train their gaze on one such turning point in Star Wars history this week: the destruction of Alderaan. They look at it from every angle, from the tragic loss of life to the amplitude of the rallying cry it would serve for a Galaxy finding itself on the verge of revolution. Hosts John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback!...

Duration: 00:40:38


Issue 074: Rogue Notes

8/1/2017
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Rogue Notes. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story made a mark as the first “Anthology Movie” of the Star Wars franchise, but it didn't settle for that. It was also the first Star Wars movie scored by a composer other than John Williams. The revered Michael Giacchino, known for working regularly with JJ Abrams and making pithy puns of his track titles, took up the baton. John and Matt discuss what what notes rang a little untrue and, more importantly, what worked best and why it worked so well....

Duration: 00:36:48


Issue 073: Destiny's Force

7/25/2017
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Destiny's Force. Star Wars: Forces of Destiny is a series of animated shorts that debuted recently on Disney's YouTube channel. The series tells brief stories centered on the famous heroines of the Star Wars galaxy and spans the entire established film timeline with Rey, Ahsoka, Padme, Leia, Jyn, and Sabine all featured. Join Matt and John as they explore these stories and discover what messages they carry to all ages across the fanbase. Hosts John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your...

Duration: 00:33:30


Issue 072: Jedi Rumination

7/18/2017
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Jedi Rumination. More details on the Masters meeting, and their journey to Skywalker Ranch! After numerous requests for more detail, John and Matt return to reminisce about the first time they met in person, and a few more special moments about touring ILM, San Anselmo, the annual Lucasfilm picnic, and of course the fabled slice of paradise in the hills built by Mr. George Lucas. Hosts John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook:...

Duration: 00:32:38


Issue 071: A Jedi Pilgrimage

7/11/2017
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A Jedi Pilgrimage. It's a privilege to bring you this episode of Aggressive Negotiations, recorded after a special visit to Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California. Matt and John are joined by special guest Nic Anastassiou to discuss the impact of what they saw while there, and what it reveals about George Lucas as a person as well as his legacy. Hosts John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email:...

Duration: 00:50:59


Issue 070: The Kyber Calls

6/27/2017
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The Kyber Calls. It's a special issue for Aggressive Negotiations! Long-time listener @nerf22 on Twitter asked us what we thought our trials would have been, as padawans on Ilum to find our lightsaber crystals. In trademark fashion, we learned a little bit more about ourselves and each other as we imagined how the Force would have guided us to the special kyber crystals that have come to mean so much in a galaxy far, far away... Hosts John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback!...

Duration: 00:41:00

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