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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.

Summary

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.[1]

Milestones and Ephemera

  • Griffin claims the next miniseries will be called "P. Cast Shyamalan." It isn't.

Performance Review

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
Anthony Daniels C-3PO Pass
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!

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