Episode 39: The Greatest Hits of Your Time-Life
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Ahsoka Series: Both hosts have watched the first two episodes of the new Ahsoka series. Bill feels it’s drifted too far from what he loves about Star Wars, while Scott admits he fell asleep during the episodes.
Items discussed: Ahsoka Series: Both hosts have watched the first two episodes of the new Ahsoka series. Bill feels it’s drifted too far from what he loves about Star Wars, while Scott admits he fell asleep during the episodes.
Character Changes: Bill is not a fan of how characters like Sabine Wren and Ahsoka are portrayed in live-action. He finds Sabine’s sudden Jedi skills questionable and feels Ahsoka doesn’t seem like herself. Scott clarifies that Sabine might not be Force-sensitive but had lightsaber training. He mentions that her training could be different from traditional Jedi training.
Nostalgia vs. New Lore: Bill misses the Skywalker Saga and feels the new series is pushing the Star Wars lore too far. Scott appreciates the mystical elements but agrees that it can be confusing for those not deeply invested in the extended universe.
The Flash Movie on Max: Bill watched the new Flash movie featuring Michael Keaton and had mixed feelings. He praised the acting but criticized the special effects.
Special Effects in DC Movies: Both hosts agree that the special effects in the Flash movie were lacking. Bill compared it to unfinished Wolverine bootlegs and Justice League’s infamous CGI issues.
Identity Politics & Ezra Miller: Bill praised Ezra Miller’s performance but stumbled over identity politics when referring to the actor. Yikes.
Deepfake Technology: Bill criticized the use of deepfake technology for Ezra Miller’s dual role, calling it inconsistent and distracting.
Michael Keaton’s Role: Scott asked about Michael Keaton’s performance. Bill found it “tropey” and felt it leaned too hard into fan service.
Video Game Special Effects: The hosts discussed how the CGI in the movie sometimes made it look like a video game, which is not a compliment for a film. They cover a news item about Jason Reitman’s new CGI-future for Ghostbusters.