It’s time for the Nerd Lunch crew to close up shop on the original trilogy drilldown. So I reconvened with CT, Pax, Jeeg, and Michael May to discuss the divisive Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. As usual we talk about our favorite and least favorite parts as well as how it fits for us personally in the rest of the trilogy. And of course since I’m there, someone starts singing at some point.
Other highlights include my theory on how Luke completed his Jedi training and his status as Loki of the Rebellion, how Darth Vader and Luke resonates with fathers and sons, and a breakdown of how crazy the plan is to rescue Han. All in all it was a good way as any to ring in my 10th official Nerd Lunch appearance.
Be sure to also check out our previous Star Wars drilldowns with A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and the podcast episode that started my journey as Nerd Lunch Leia – Setting the Table on Star Wars.
Kay grew up wanting to be an astronaut. After seeing Star Wars, she wanted to be Princess Leia, Han Solo, and an astronaut. A voice actor, photographer, and artist who also consults in communications and marketing, Kay would pick up more jobs, hobbies, and fitness routines if she was a Time Lord. If you listen closely you can allegedly hear her on all the Star Wars podcasts. You can also follow her on Twitter.
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