We get to the news that broke less than an hour after last week’s podcast recording: RIAN JOHNSON IS DIRECTING THE NEXT STAR WARS TRILOGY! Needless to say we’re pretty excited. Also, Dan rants about the Battlefront II controversy even though he does not have the means to play it. Kenton is prepared to play the long game on this one: wait six months and it’ll all be sorted out (and free!)
Kenton & Dan welcome comic creator Nicholas Burns to the podcast to talk about seeing Star Wars for the first time in a Minneapolis theatre in May 1977. They also discuss Luke’s possible backstory for the 30-year gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.
Kenton & Dan talk about the “directing the Last Jedi” featurette released by Lucasfilm, possible (but not really) spoilers revealed by both the film’s international poster AND Adam Driver, and Kenton can’t wait to get his hands on the Black Series Porg figure.
More than 30 actresses (as of this posting) have come forward with stories about movie mogul Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulting them. Dan & Kenton talk about this scandal being indicative of a huge problem in Hollywood, and about how things need to change. NOW. Hollywood is broken, and someone (i.e. the moviegoing audience) needs to fix it.