It's been four years since the Star Wars sequel trilogy began, and with The Rise of Skywalker, the trilogy concludes. If you've heard any previous episode of this show, you likely heard a tangent about Star Wars, so it's no surprise that we are talking about this, one of the biggest events in recent Star Wars history. Come join us as we discuss the film, and share thoughts from some members of the Cheerful Ghost community as well.

In this episode, Jon references this GamesRadar article:
https://www.gamesradar.com/uk/star-wars-the-rise-of-skywalker-jj-abrams-rian-johnson-reaction-last-jedi/

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 12/25/2019 at 05:26pm

I'm imagining an "Emperor Hunters" series, where there's a big industry after RoS, where bounty hunters and assasins have been brought into a new Emperor Hunter Guild. They track down possible clones of the Emperor, all over the Universe, capture the possible clone, perform a DNA test, then either kill them, if they're a clone, or let them go, if they're not a clone.

The main protagonist is your "Average Joe" Emperor Hunter (I'm imagining a middle-aged Bill Murray for the role), who has been on the job for years, but is depressed because the thrill of the job is gone. Now he's basically a government employee who does mostly paperwork and every once in a while has to go check the DNA of a baby.

The show would follow the Average Joe character as he deals with living a mundane life, having a family, but longing for the excitement of the hunt, but probably being too old and out of shape to be able to *actually* hunt down a dangerous clone... until he gets a random tip and starts following it to a secret cloning lair, where he has to figure out a way to not get caught, and destroy the cloning apparatus.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 12/25/2019 at 09:25pm

What if the original incarnation of The Emperor is Elon Musk?

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 12/25/2019 at 10:19pm

(Because of his battery technology)

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 12/26/2019 at 05:55am

If you want some New Hope hype, here's a reaction video just released today. 3 people that had never seen the original movies (but are watching The Mandalorian, and have some knowledge of the prequels lol) and one that has. It's super fun :)

https://youtu.be/Xnq5lIh8lX0

jdodson   Admin wrote on 12/26/2019 at 09:00pm

Elon Must is definitely one incarnation of the Emperor.

That's an interesting idea for an Emperor Hunter show. There are so many Emperor clones that the job is very rote and boring sounds kind of interesting but a show about nothing would NEVER WORK! 🤣

jdodson   Admin wrote on 12/26/2019 at 09:33pm

In the crawl for The Rise of Skywalker it says "THE DEAD SPEAK" and it's a reference to The Emperor sending out a transmission to the galaxy in Star Wars which Kylo is hunting him down from. Apparently that transmission was sent from within Fortnite!

https://www.slashfilm.com/listen-to-emperor-palpatine-message-in-fortnite-cut-from-rise-of-skywalker/

jdodson   Admin wrote on 12/26/2019 at 09:35pm

ALSO

Kylo Ren was on Mustafar at the beginning of Skywalker, which would have been an incredible thing the movie could have told us.

https://www.slashfilm.com/the-rise-of-skywalker-opening-scene-location/#more-595160

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 12/27/2019 at 05:35am

I kind of assumed it was mustafar and looked it up later.

Also that the scene with the Death Star wreckage wasn’t on the forest moon of Endor, but the ocean moon of Endor.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 12/27/2019 at 02:35pm

👍

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 12/31/2019 at 12:45am

Another good pod y'all! I loved The Rise of Skywalker. I feel it will add to The Last Jedi on future viewings. Especially around Luke's interaction with Rey.

I feel overall TROS fits in well with the other trilogies. The core of each trilogy is around a Skywalker and a Palpatine, and this makes this trilogy have a similar story arc.

It also felt like a return to Star Wars for me. While I love TLJ, it does not feel like a Star Wars movie to me. The filming and story of TLJ felt more removed from all the other films.

I really loved the last scene of the movie. It really felt like Rey had finally found a home with the Skywalkers. As an adoptive parent, this really struck a cord with me. Family doesn't have to be blood.

Nitpicks:

The second transport with Chewy on it. This seem convenient for the story. After the movie, I was wondering how nobody saw that there were two transports.

The dagger also seemed convenient. Maybe I didn't understand its origins correctly, but I thought it was an ancient Sith artifact (older than the death star). The fact that it points to the Death Star and the fact that the wreckage fit perfectly within the outline of the piece of metal that slides out of the dagger made it feel like Abrams and Terrio didn't really have a good way to tie this artifact in with the story. Maybe someone added the piece of metal that slides out, post death star exploding?

I did not feel like the kiss between Kylo and Rey was earned. It seemed a little too on the nose for me, but my wife loved it!

Overall I loved this ending. Then again, I have loved all Star Wars movies.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 12/31/2019 at 01:23am

Jon, I think all these shows are coming to Quibi, not Disney+. Buy into the Quibi hype!

jdodson   Admin wrote on 12/31/2019 at 02:04am

> I feel it will add to The Last Jedi on future viewings. Especially around Luke's interaction with Rey.

I can't wait to watch it again. That said, with my schedule and the fact it's not on home video, i'll have to. 🤣

> It also felt like a return to Star Wars for me. While I love TLJ, it does not feel like a Star Wars movie to me. The filming and story of TLJ felt more removed from all the other films.

❤️

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 03/19/2020 at 07:28pm

There's a cool behind the scenes video that shows off many of the ships we saw in that large fleet. I didn't recognize all of them when I first saw it, but since then I've watched more Star Wars (including Resistance and Rebels), so it's cool to see these ships in there. I thought you'd enjoy this, so here you go, it's short: https://youtu.be/Hgkt9jTx-bM

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