Episode 034 - “The Fandom Awakens”
Episode Length: 1:11:09
We are holding nothing back in our discussion of The Force Awakens. If you haven’t seen it yet, do not listen to this episode until you have!!
This is the quickest turnover time ever here at ALNM! In our thirty-fourth episode, we don’t care about anything else other than Star Wars: The Force Awakens! We skip Fandom News and go right into our obsessions with Kylo Ren and Poe Dameron. We talk about our love of the new cast: Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, and John Boyega and all their media tour glory. Finally, we get into our favorite things about the new movie: the characters, parts of the plot, the funny one-liners, everything we can think of. You can tell that we really hated this movie, right? After yet another spoiler warning, we talk about THAT spoiler and what it means to us, to the fandom, and to the franchise. We talk about the casting of a woman and two men of color as the faces of the new generation and what it means to the fandom world and we even touch on the newest casting news: Noma Dumezweni as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. We congratulate our Episode MVPs: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, and JJ Abrams for bringing it with the new movie and we share our favorite new ship: StormPilot Kelly also gives a little shout-out to her other favorite ship: Poe/BB-8 as the best new brOTP in the galaxy. Finally, we remind all you lovely listeners about the various platforms where you can follow us, tweet us, download our episodes, or contact us. Have a safe and happy holiday season and we will return with new episodes in 2016!
This week’s featured music:
"Main Title and the Attack on the Jakku Village" by John Williams
"The Jedi Steps and Finale" from Star Wars: The Force Awakens by John Williams