A long time ago on a podcast far, far away Jedi Master Nathan Evans, Sith Lord Anton A. Hill and, making his podcast debut, Padawan Travis Seppala gathered to talk and discuss the latest chapter in long-running Skywalker saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Or Episode 8 if we’re being canonical. Director Rian Johnson (Looper, Breaking Bad) takes over from J.J. Abrams in the year’s most anticipated blockbuster. But is the Force strong with this one, or will millions of voices suddenly cry out in terror?
As the Star Wars franchise celebrates its 40th anniversary, the film has plenty to live up to, least of all a rabid multi-generational fanbase hoping this middle-trilogy chapter to be more like Empire Strikes Back, and less Attack of the Clones. How does it compare to previous episodes, specifically The Force Awakens? Will fans be delighted (or frustrated) with the return of Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker? Does Carrie Fisher’s Princess/General Leia get a proper farewell? Are Porgs as deliciously adorable as they seem?
These answers (and plenty more) may surprise you. Warning: this podcast is absolutely overflowing with spoilers and big reveals, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet (or want to go in fresh) you may want to use some Jedi-level restraint.