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  • Not Playing with Lex and Dan cover art
    Not Playing with Lex and Dan March 15, 2019 “Solo: A Star Wars Story”
    3.10 Solo: A Star Wars Story

    We’ve got a good feeling about this. It’s member season around these parts, and Lex and Dan are back to their old Star Wars tricks, especially for you. Join daredevil pilot Dan Moren and charming gambler Lex Friedman as they steal away with 2018’s Solo: A Star Wars Story.

    Hot topics include whoever the hell Laredo is, speaking the Wookiee language, the somewhat mystifying fate of Qi’ra, and why Woody Harrelson playing a Woody Harrelson character is always a good thing.

    Plus, we quickly deliver some angry news about the upcoming Not Playing Season 5.

    Programming Note: In addition to this capsule episode, which contains our discussion before and after the film, members can watch along with Lex and Dan in a full-length commentary track, available in the members-only First Class feed. If you’re not already a member, why not sign up? And if you are, now’s a great time to update your membership allocations and maybe throw a little support in the direction of Not Playing. Thanks!

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    Defocused January 29, 2019 Solo: A Star Wars Story
    227 I'm Always the Droid

    You don’t understand the sincerity of a hug.

  • The Incomparable Mothership cover art
    The Incomparable Mothership May 26, 2018 “Solo: A Star Wars Story”
    408 Sometimes You Need a Wookiee

    Fresh from the movie theaters, here’s our flash review of “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” In a world where there’s a new “Star Wars” movie every year, sometimes it’s a relief not to have the fate of the galaxy at stake. What are the rules of Sabacc? Are references the lowest form of fan service? Will casual fans be more enthusiastic than hard-core ones? Why watch droids fighting for entertainment when you have holograms? From train heists to floating space yachts to surprise cameos, we break it all down.