Beyond the Films: Rogue One – SWBTF #214

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What did we think of Rogue One? Listen and find out! All on the next Star Wars Beyond the Films. YOUR “Star Wars” discussion podcast! YOUR Podcast of Legends! YOUR ticket to that Galaxy far, far away! Your Fandom lies Beyond the Films.

This week true believers, Beyonders, Fanboys, Fangirls, respected aliens around the galaxy, The Champion of the Multiverse; Mark Hurliman, and your Count of Continuities; Nathan P. Butler sit down to take a look at Star Wars: Rogue One – A Star Wars Story. So strap in and tighten your crash webbing Fandom, Star Wars Beyond the Films is setting off on another rapid-fire trip into that galaxy far, far away!rogueone_onesheeta

  • Rogue One!
  • SPOILER FREE Review of Rogue One
  • We ask:
    • Did we need this story?
    • How did it differ from Legends?
  • Discuss the upcoming Solo film- and weigh our excitement
  • Mark’s Mom seeing a Star Wars film since Return of the Jedi
  • Chirrut and Baze: the Gay question
  • Rebels connections
  • The theme of Trust
  • Diversity through accents
  • Is Jyn Erso a nod to Jan Ors?
  • ‘Say you understand’ – Parenting in Star Wars
  • Themes in the film
  • Operation Fracture- from the Rebel Dossier by Jason Fry
  • Do characters have a hard time getting enough screen time when you have casts over 5 people strong?
  • Trailers showed scenes that never happened- the why – Cut footage and added footage Edwards filmed so it wouldn’t be wasted!
  • Alexander Freed manages to breathe NEW LIFE into the novelization. Characters like Chirrut really have a moment to shine.
  • They talk about Cassian being a cold blooded murderer
  • Stanton NOT voicing Tarkin
  • Alan Tudyik’s K2 ad-libbing
  • Hammerhead crew survived, to die?
  • Music
  • CGI characters – rights and laws?
  • Was it too premature to say NO to a CGI General Leia?
  • Jimmy Smits- 61 at time of filming- Alec Guinness was 63 during ANH
  • Chirrut’s force sensitivity:
    • Insider “Chirrut cant see, but he can feel with his heart and believe in the force
    • He senses darkness around Cassian,
    • he senses Cassian keeps his prison with him wherever he goes
    • He sensed the imperial pilot
    • He “hahed” into his hand then shoots a tie fighter out of the air and it collides into the turolaser taking out 2 at once
    • He takes out all the troopers in his intro
    • He senses the Kyber crystal- being by them apparently also effects Force Sensitivity
  • How did Mon Mothma know about Bail’s Jedi friend?!
  • So why not ask for Kanan and Ezra. Ahsoka?
  • Saw Gurrara changes- what’s Maz say about eyes again?
  • Saw’s delivery of lines
  • And more!

Once more your hosts cover entirely too much Rogue action this episode. But don’t worry, give it a go; you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you might even get a little education on Star Wars while you’re at it. But no matter how you slice it and dice it, you’ll be having another adventure Beyond the Films. So sit back, hang on, enjoy the show, and may the Force be with you!

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