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  • Not Playing with Lex and Dan cover art
    Not Playing with Lex and DanJune 29, 2017"Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith"
    3.3 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    And with this, we conclude eating our vegetables for this special third of Not Playing covering the Star Wars saga. Dark Lord of the Sith Dan Moren and his apprentice Lex Friedman watch the final installment of the prequels, 2005’s Revenge of the Sith, allowing them to at last move onward and upward.

    Hot topics include the complete absurdity of Anakin’s fall to the dark side, the frustrating nature of putting Padmé on a shelf, and, wait, is that Jimmy Smits again?

    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!

  • Defocused cover art
    DefocusedDecember 14, 2015Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
    75 Quid Pro Quo, Anakin

    Who’s a good Jedi? Yes you are!

  • Unjustly Maligned cover art
    Unjustly MalignedDecember 14, 2015"Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith"
    42 "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" with Brianna Wu

    Just ahead of “The Force Awakens” release, game designer and podcaster Brianna Wu joins Antony to round off our very own “prequel trilogy” with a defense of “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith”!

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    The Incomparable MothershipMarch 13, 2015"Star Wars - Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" part 2
    238 Caucus with the Dark Side

    Finished, this podcast torture is. We conclude our conversation about “Star Wars - Episode III: Revenge of the Sith,” taking you all the way through the dissatisfying ending. As a bonus, we try to rank the prequels, and discover a surprising winner. (part 2 of 2)

  • The Incomparable Mothership cover art
    The Incomparable MothershipMarch 6, 2015"Star Wars - Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" part 1
    237 Force Denier

    War! We begin our final battle with the “Star Wars” prequels with our take on “Star Wars - Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.” After a long string of opening statements, we take on the crawl and the first few scenes of the film. Why does a droid wheeze? Why are villains introduced off screen? Why is Christopher Lee wasted? What’s the deal with all the elevators? Why is Darth Vader a chump? Why is there even more boring political science? What happened to Natalie Portman, and why is she wearing beaded bedclothes while standing on balconies? (part 1 of 2)