Assembly of Geeks: Episode 17: How Queen Amidala Fixes Things

The introduction for this week’s episode of Assembly of Geeks plays it coy, but I’ll let you in on a secret. The fun stuff comes when we discuss Zimbio’s Which Star Wars Character Are You? test. Someone got Queen Amidala, and it wasn’t me. I am secretly green with envy that I didn’t get Padmé or Leia. Of all my friends around the internet, some got characters that are the same gender, but many found that their personality aligned with the opposite gender. Which just goes to show that gender isn’t the only thing that makes a character relatable. That doesn’t change the fact that people still like to see characters that are as diverse on the outside as the Star Wars cast of characters are on the inside.

In addition to Star Wars we talked Ant-Man, and I learned a lot from Bobby Blakey. After seeing the Peggy Carter short last week, I can see how Marvel would tie the cinematic universe in with backstory on S.H.I.E.L.D. From the show notes:

How would Queen Amidala fix Star Wars?  Well, you’ll find out if you listen (and that question will make a lot more sense). We’re talking about how we’d fix (or improve) some of our favorite geek movies in the assembly today. Also, Bobby Blakey (aka the Mighty Movie Master) attempts to provide some clarity and opinion to the latest Ant-Man casting news.

Along the way we discuss some of the latest geek news including the new release date for Batman vs. Superman (and the great pic to the right that goes with it), some Star Wars prequel storylines that Lucas came up with back in 1977,  some details that make the Gotham TV series sound better, writers for a possible Agent Carter series and news about a cool 1960s series that’s finally coming to DVD and Blu-ray.

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Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to

One thought on “Assembly of Geeks: Episode 17: How Queen Amidala Fixes Things

  • January 22, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    I got The Emperor. And I am male…

    Must be all that time watching the Plinkett reviews over and over. Want some pizza rolls?

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