Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis The Wise? I thought not. It’s not a story the Jedi would tell you. Jeff and Todd turn to the dark side to study the Force in all its aspects. Who are Plagueis and Palpatine? What are the sources of their power? The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural. We look at the Sith’s use of biotechnology throughout the saga to extend the reach of their power.
Jeff and Todd discuss Count Dooku and his apprentice Qui-Gon Jinn. Two complicated and interesting characters. Both great Jedi who pushed the boundaries of the Jedi way. But one stayed in the light. The other crossed into the dark.
Jeff and Todd talk about the Jedi Way. What is the Jedi Code and what does it allow and prohibit? Is the Jedi Code a desirable way to live? How could the Jedi code be improved? What is the Force? What is the difference between the light side and the dark? What is the difference between passion and compassion? Love versus attachment and possession. How the Jedi see death and immortality versus the Sith.
It’s an exciting time in the Star Wars universe. Jeff and Todd start things off talking about all the new shows just announced. Then we talk about fan service, material in a work of fiction or in a fictional series which is intentionally added to please the audience. What are the merits of fan service? Possible pitfalls? We look at examples throughout the films and shows, where it’s worked well and some instances where, maybe less so.