The Podcast Reawakens is episode 39 and second episode focusing on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as part of the podcast's continuing coverage of the Star Wars Sequels. Posted January 11, 2016.
Emily Yoshida (The Verge, A/V Club) joins Griffin and David to revisit Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Together, they discuss Emily’s childhood Star Wars fan fiction, an origin story based around a shared love of Beetlejuice, address the Mary Sue controversy and officially announce the podcast renaming! Also, Griffin’s merchandise corner looks at a newly issued Monopoly and presenting Producer Ben’s Sno-corner.
Milestones and Ephemera
- Griffin claims the next miniseries will be called "P. Cast Shyamalan." It isn't.
|Actor||Character||Pass/Fail||Billing Order Commentary|
|Harrison Ford||Han Solo||Pass|
|Mark Hammill||Luke Skywalker||N/A||Deserves the "and" or the rare "featuring"|
|Carrie Fisher||Princess Leia||PASS||Of the legacy players, should be above Mark Hammill.|
|Adam Driver||Kylo Ren||Pass|
|Daisy Ridley||Rey||Pass||The star. Should be first billed, or at least first after the legacy players.|
|John Boyega||Finn||Pass||MVP of the press tour|
|Oscar Isaac||Poe Dameron||Pass|
|Lupita Nyong'o||Maz Kanata||Soft pass|
|Domhnall Gleeson||General Hux||Soft pass|
|Andy Serkis||Supreme Leader Snoke||Fail|
|Peter Mayhew||Chewbacca||Pass?||Basically never in the suit, but a nice tip of the hat.|
|Max von Sydow||Lor San Tekka||Pass|
|Totals||Pass - 11
Fail - 1
N/A - 1
|Basically everyone is good!|