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#118: THAT's the Star Wars!

November 27th, 2019 · 114 minutes

Some more Secret Weird Things People Do. And, we've got some doozies.

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Links and Show Notes

Things kick off with a check-in on Watchmen. Is John feeling more confident about it? There are MacGuffins inside of MacGuffins. John is still enjoying the Apple TV+ shows, and Merlin thinks expectation deflation can really work in your favor. John didn't remember that Jennifer Aniston was in Office Space.

In a related mini-topic, Merlin wants to talk about The Mandalorian as a way to explore what we like about Star Wars. Unsurprisingly, John is avoiding a poster, and Merlin gets schooled on the importance and greatness of Return of the Jedi. Thank goodness for our fellow fans who grew up to make new Star Wars for us.

John has qualms with Merlin's neologism and doesn't even like when people do that anyway. The summer of 1982 was wild.

Your hosts try to explain live TV to their children. Also: telephones.

(Recorded on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.)


How To Make A Blockbuster Movie Trailer - YouTube
Fountains of Wayne Hotline
ScreenCrush - Watchmen - YouTube
The Mandalorian
Return of the Jedi on The Incomparable - Part 1
Return of the Jedi on The Incomparable - Part 2
Summer Movies: 1982
Cut For Time: Gus Chiggins, Old Prospector - SNL - YouTube