Talking Maul Live @ DCM19 is episode 122, part of the podcast's continuing coverage of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. The interview with Peter Serafinowicz was recorded on June 24, 2017 live at the UCB Theater in New York City as part of the 2019 Del Close Marathon. Posted 20 August 2017.
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Live from the 19th annual Del Close Marathon in New York City, Peter Serafinowicz (The Tick) joins Griffin and David for a serious conversation about Peter’s role as the voice of Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. This special episode marks a return to the podcast’s early days as exclusively a Star Wars prequels podcast. But what was Peter’s approach to prepare for 4 lines of voice over dialogue? Why weren’t there any songs in the Phantom Menace? Is it Producer Ben’s birthday? Together they discuss wrestling George Lucas, Peter’s upcoming autobiography Maul & Me, the film’s lack of ghosts and answer the Proust Questionnaire. Plus, be sure to watch the debut of the Tick August 25th on Amazon Prime Video!
The episode is dominated by an extended bit about Peter's method-acting preparation and immersion for the role. And it was recorded live in front of an audience at the 19th annual Del Close Marathon, in the Upright Citizens Brigade party space which has been referred to as "the worst place to record a podcast."
More than a year later, during the Chosen - The Hire bonus episode, it was revealed that Benedict Wong attended this taping after flying up to NYC on Robert Downey Jr.'s plane on a lark. Griffin and David met him afterward and got to have a conversation with one of their favorite character actors while he was in the middle of filming Avengers movies. Pretty fun!