"Our Performance Review 3.0" is episode 29 and the sixth part of the Revenge of The Podcast miniseries. Posted 30 Oct 2015.
In this episode Griffin and David complete their performance reviews of the Phantom Menace trilogy with special guest Chris Gethard (The Chris Gethard Show, Iron Man 3). Together they examine Revenge of the Sith’s entire cast and rate all the major players** – actor by actor. From Ben Cooke as Kit Fisto, to Jimmy Smits' portrayal of Senator Bail Organa getting a soft pass for “taking the girl,” to why Silas Caron as Ki-Adi-Mundi (in one of his dual roles) kills it before being murdered and SO MUCH MORE! SERIOUSLY IT’S A LOT!
How does this exhaustive in-depth look compare to some of the actor’s rankings from the previous films? What line of dialogue is David Bowers best known for? What exactly is a salty ol’ space dog?
Plus, Chris offers new (and controversial) perspectives on the trilogy/NBA comparisons, justification for background players being good or bad and the many reasons why everyone hates General Grievous. He also brings his trademark empathy to the table, for discussions of some of the actors who were ill-served by the writing, had maybe checked out mentally to preserve their own sanity, or were just plain in over their heads.
This episode is a favorite of blankies and hosts alike. David never fails to be tickled pink by Gethard's dubbing of the "salty old space dog," and the stories of Jeff Van Gundy's multiple automotive adventures will have you rolling. Be sure to listen all the way to the end for a perfect display of just how good Producer Ben really is at manning the ones and zeroes.
**Much of the cast discussed have seconds of total screen time!?
Milestones and Ephemera
- Ki-Adi-Mundi: Grayson Boucher
- Anakin Skywalker: Lebron James
|Ewan McGregor||Obi-Wan Kenobi||pass|
|Natalie Portman||Padmé||hard fail|
|Hayden Christensen||Anakin Skywalker||fail|
|Ian McDiarmid||Supreme Chancellor Palpatine||fail||Griffin's MVP|
|Samuel L. Jackson||Mace Windu||pass||David's MVP|
|Jimmy Smits||Senator Bail Organa||soft pass|
|Frank Oz||Yoda (voice)||fail|
|Anthony Daniels||C-3PO||soft pass|
|Christopher Lee||Count Dooku||pass|
|Keisha Castle-Hughes||Queen of Naboo||hard fail|
|1/2 big pass
|Jay Laga'aia||Captain Typho||fail|
|Bruce Spence||Tion Medon||huge pass|
|Wayne Pygram||Governor Tarkin||fail|
|Temuera Morrison||Commander Cody||fail|
|David Bowers||Mas Amedda||one of the top passes|
|Oliver Ford Davies||Sio Bibble||fail|
|Ahmed Best||Jar Jar Binks||fail|
|Rohan Nichol||Captain Raymus Antilles||fail|
|Jeremy Bulloch||Captain Colton||big pass||Best Salty Old Space Dog|
|Amanda Lucas||Terr Taneel||fail|
|Kenny Baker||R2-D2||??? n/a|
|Matt Sloan||Plo Koon||pass|
|Peter Mayhew||Chewbacca||solid pass|
|Joel Edgerton||Owen Lars||pass|
|Bonnie Piesse||Beru Lars||pass|
|Jett Lucas||Zett Jukassa||big pass|
|Tux Akindoyeni||Agen Kolar||fail|
|Matt Rowan||Senator Orn Free Taa||pass|
|Kenji Oates||Saesee Tiin||pass|
|Amy Allen||Aayla Secura||fail|
|Sandi Finlay||Sly Moore||fail|
|Genevieve O'Reilly||Mon Mothma||--||only in a deleted scene|
|Warren Owens||Fang Zar||fail|
|Matthew Wood||General Grievous (voice)||FAIL||unanimous Least Valuable Player|
|Ben Cooke||Kit Fisto||PASS||Chris' MVP, Chris' Most Improved
Griffin's Most Improved
|James Earl Jones||Darth Vader (voice) (uncredited)||pass|
|George Lucas||Baron Papanoida||FAIL|
|totals||1 ??? (n/a)
Thanks to George Lucas'