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Welcome back to the only Star Wars podcast that has always been scum - Rebel scum!

Our first show of 2018 is all about The Last Jedi, now that we've been back to the theatres to see it twice more. To say that this movie's reception has been divisive is a massive understatement, and we're here to look at it from every angle. First off, we have some audience reactions to share - thanks to those of you who wrote in on our social media accounts to give your opinion! We discuss our own pros and cons about the movie, and dissect the most prevalent criticisms as well.

We tackle such things as:

  • the execution of certain scenes
  • how Kurosawa and the Lancaster bomber influenced the film
  • the under-utilization of new characters
  • the impact of our favourite Star Wars novel, "Bloodline"
  • Leia's infamous scene
  • how Lucas helped shape this film
  • thematic elements we missed the first time
  • how internet discourse & media spin affected the film's reception
  • "meaningless plotlines" and the narrative power of failure

...and so, so much more!

Are the revelations presented in Episode VIII all that they seem? What were our favourite scenes? And do we disagree on something profound for the first time in our show's history?

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The Quarter Portion Podcast is sponsored by Heroes, southwestern Ontario’s largest comic book & collectibles store.

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