The Last Jedi (also known as The Cast Podi) is episode 140 focusing on the film Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, posted 17 Dec 2017. It is part of the podcast's continuing coverage of the Star Wars Sequels.
On the day of it’s release in December of 2017, Griffin and David discussed Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi. This episode is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club and Sci-Fi.com’s Cerberus Rex.
Griffin and David have lots to say in this one, that is for sure. Should Leia have died on-screen in this movie? Luke, why so serious? How cool is blue milk, and where it comes from? Are the casino scenes and pretty much Rose and Finn's whole plots good, or are they unnecessary as a vocal fan minority believes? Is Adam Driver shaping up as this generation's greatest actor, or is he using too much paprika? And of course, SPACE DERN.
David takes the role of proselytizing fan of this movie, having seen it three times already before the recording. Griffin has seen it just once going in, and that seems to be a big factor in why he is still uncertain about the merit of several elements of the movie. David does his level best to make his own enthusiasm contagious.
Milestones and Ephemera
- This episode set a new record for, shall we say, lack of brevity. The 2:40 recording time surpassed each of the "Watch With Us" episodes during the first three miniseries' on the Phantom Menace trilogy, and in addition is longer than the film itself.
They briefly start a performance review before deciding that everyone was a pass and Griffin still wants to take Daisy Ridley out for dinner. Lobster probably.
Ranking the Filmography
The hosts give their rankings, but David trails off before fully filling in his lower rankings.
|1||Star Wars||Star Wars|
|2||The Empire Strikes Back||The Empire Strikes Back|
|3||Return of the Jedi||The Last Jedi|
|4||The Force Awakens (tie)
The Last Jedi (tie)
|Return of the Jedi|
|5||The Force Awakens|
|6||The Phantom Menace|
|8||Attack of the Clones|
|9||Revenge of the Sith|