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Episode #029

The sixth part of the Revenge of The Podcast miniseries, posted 30 Oct 2015.


This week 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 unanimous MVP 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 duel roles) kills it before being murdered and SO MUCH MORE! SERIOUSLY IT’S ALOT!

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.

*Much of the cast discussed have seconds of total screen time!?

Milestones and Ephemera

  • Ki-Adi Mundi: Grayson Boucher
  • Anakin Skywalker: Lebron James

Performance Review

Actor Character Pass/Fail Awards
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
Jimmy Smits Senator Bail Organa soft pass David's MVP
Frank Oz Yoda (voice) fail
Anthony Daniels C-3PO soft pass
Christopher Lee Count Dooku pass
Keisha Castle-Hughes Queen of Naboo hard fail
Silas Carson Ki-Adi-Mundi

Nute Gunray

1/2 big pass

1/2 fail

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 ? n/a
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 17.5 pass

18.5 fail