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Retronauts Episode 473: Star Wars Episode I

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Short of the second coming of Jesus, no occasion in 1999 was extra anticipated than the arrival of a brand new Star Wars movie twenty years after the unique sci-fi area opera grew to become a phenomenon. In a pre-streaming world, individuals ran to theaters and purchased tickets simply to see Episode I trailers that ran earlier than different films, and devoted followers began lining up for the premiere weeks upfront. If hype had a midichlorian depend, Phantom Menace would have been The One previous to its launch.

Once the film truly got here out, properly, issues acquired bizarre. Some followers liked it. Other followers handled the movie as a betrayal of their childhood or considered Lucas as a filmmaker who had misplaced his contact. Episode I‘s popularity remained in flux for years as two extra episodes adopted, going by way of an excessive reappraisal as soon as the Disney period started with The Force Awakens. Many viewers who derided the movie on the time now see it as a purer imaginative and prescient of Star Wars than something launched since, whereas others stay useless set towards any redemption for Jar Jar Binks.

This week on the podcast, the crew previously often called Retronauts East (host Jeremy Parish, Benj Edwards, Ben Elgin, and Chris Sims) reunite remotely to dive into Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, eyeing the 90s blockbusters that probably influenced its creation and inspecting the unstable breadth of reactions Episode I obtained post-release. They additionally discover time to truly discuss concerning the film itself, however not the video games based mostly upon it; keep tuned for a future episode protecting Star Wars prequel video games, for there have been many. What, you suppose you are some type of Jedi? Mind methods do not work on us, solely podcasts!

Description: A Retronauts crew from far, far-off (Retronauts East) will get collectively to revisit the subject of Star Wars for first time since a very long time in the past (99 episodes in the past!) to speak concerning the first prequel—1999’s The Phantom Menace—and its affect on popular culture. You wouldn’t consider Jeremy Parish, Benj Edwards, Chris Sims, and Ben Elgin’s collective midichlorian depend!

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Artwork for this episode by Shaan Khan and modifying thanks go to Greg Leahy.



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