November 23, 2020
URP's Clan of 2 are here to break down "The Mandalorian Episode 12: The Siege". With a couple of the most comedic home runs in all of Star Wars and a healthy dose of action, this episode seemed a little simple at first blush. However, we wouldn't be us if we didn't dig down into what might be deeper meanings just beyond the comedy and action. Why are red and blue the sponsor colors of this episode? Just what craziness is going on at that alleged Imperial base on Nevarro? How much more precious can The Child get? How big is my tinfoil tiara this week? (Answer: It's huge.) Grab your blue macarons and join us!
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November 16, 2020
DANK FARRIK, that was some episode, and URP's Clan of 2 is here to EGGSplore (sorry) "The Mandalorian Episode 11: The Heiress". This episode delivers on pretty much every level! We got froggy feels. We got big reveals. We got kickass action. We got so many births/rebirths we lost track of all of them. And, of course, Collin & I got METAPHORS GALORE to analyze! How did we react to the big surprise? Why are so many squidly diddlies trying to eat The Child? Why is the Razor Crest being tortured? What is the POV of the Force so far this season? Allow us to EGGSpound! (Sorry again)
November 9, 2020
URP's Clan of 2 is back to discuss "The Mandalorian Episode 10: The Passenger". The BANANAS gets dialed up to about an 11 this week and can't say we're mad about it! This episode is also chocked full of themes and, per usual, it is metaFORCEical as heck. What is up with Frog Lady? What is up with Star Wars and eggs? What is up with all the napping? Why will I defend Mother Spider to the death? Send us a ping and join us!
November 3, 2020
URP's Clan of 2 has taken a couple of days to collect our chill and is ready to discuss THE MANDALORIAN's glorious season 2 return! We recap this insanely fun and exciting episode, and then we peel back the layers to interpret what, like a friendlier krayt dragon, may be just beneath the surface. The action! The reveals! The metaphors! The mythology! Timothy Olyphant! And THE RETURN OF BOBA FREAKING FETT?!?!
October 25, 2020
Irresponsible speculation alert! The second season of "THE MANDALORIAN" is nearly upon us, and the rumors have been swirling for many months. We don't usually seriously entertain rumors in the Unknown Regions, but this time we had to make an exception regarding a possible Fett resurrection. Apparently, we are incredibly emotional about even the thought of Boba Fett returning to our screens? Who knew? Plus in Current Events, we run down our favorite picks from the upcoming "From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back" book, Collin reviews the "Star Wars: Squadrons" video game, and we speculate on who the "other Mandalorians" mentioned in the sneak peak trailer might be.
September 22, 2020
This is it. The grand finale of our Star Thrones series, so grab your spot for the parade and fireworks! In this episode we cover 5 throne rooms from "The Clone Wars" and "Star Wars: Rebels" animated series. All we can say is THEY ARE SPECTACULAR. The animation, the design, the apparent thought process behind these rooms is beyond what I was expecting to discover as I thought about and researched them. This is my personal favorite of our series! Come on in and find out why!
September 19, 2020
Like a Blue Light Special (if you get that reference you're probably as ancient as I am), "The Mandalorian" season 2 trailer has arrived, and IT IS BLUE! Literally. The logo is blue, and there is just SO MUCH WATER. Join us as we take a look and try to answer several important questions. Is that Boba Fett's jetpack on the back of Mando's bike? What does the Aurebesh graffiti say? Who is the mysterious lady in black robes? How "2001" is that opening shot? What is the deal with ALL THAT WATER???? Will I ever learn to stop making sweeping, tinfoil hat predictions based on a logo color? (The answer to that is apparently NOPE.)
September 6, 2020
In Part Three of our series examining the throne rooms of Star Wars, we get in the way-back machine and travel to the Prequel Trilogy! We go in-depth examining the High Board Room of the of Otoh Gungan High Council, the Royal Palace throne room in Theed, and Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine's "office" (which we are sure HE considered a throne room). We find a lot of ways to compare and contrast these three distinct rooms, and of course we both "RATE THAT THRONE ROOM." Plus, in Current Events we commiserate over what could have been at Star Wars Celebration 2020 and discuss John Boyega's recent GQ interview.
August 16, 2020
In Part Two of our series examining the throne rooms of Star Wars, we take a leap forward to the Sequel Trilogy! We take a look at development, production, and the in-universe lore behind Snoke's FABULOUS red room (I mean womb. I mean room), the last of Palps's collection of thrones, and I surprise Collin with some concept art of a manspreading, enthroned Supreme Leader Kylo Ren. And of course we give our personal opinions on each and rate those throne rooms! Plus, in Current Events we discuss the surprise announcement of the upcoming, new Lego Star Wars Holiday Special.
August 8, 2020
If there's anything Star Wars likes it's a THRONE ROOM! So in Part One of our new series we begin by examining these staples of sovereignty in the Original Trilogy. We take a look at development, production, in-universe lore, and we address important issues like how many thrones does one chancellor/emperor really need? Is a chair required to qualify as a "throne room"? On a scale of 1-10 how would we rate each throne room? How many times can I say the word "dais"? So pull up your own seat of power and settle in for the first part of our seemingly random but also inexplicably necessary deep dive series!
Show Note: Here are the reference books I mentioned that were used for this researching this episode. All of which I highly recommend!
1. Star Wars: Complete Locations, excerpts by James Luceno
2. The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film, by JW Rinzler
3. The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, by JW Rinzler
4. The Princess Diarist, by Carrie Fisher
5. Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie, by Ralph McQuarrie, Brandon Alinger, Wade Lageose, David Mandel, George Lucas