Show Notes for Episode 327, “Saving What We Love”


“‘The Last Jedi’ Doesn’t Care What You Think About ‘Star Wars’ – And That’s Why It’s Great” by Jacob Hall, Slashfilm

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movie Review (2017)” by Matt Zoller Seitz,

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Review: Rian Johnson’s Thrilling Entry Represents a Genuine Moment of Growth For the Franchise” by Drew McWeeny, The Tracking Board

“The Last Jedi: A Mirror, Slowly Cracking” by Chuck Wendig, terribleminds

“Rey’s Parentage Matters, and Here’s Why” by Jesse Ferguson, Medium

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi Offers the Harsh Condemnation of Mansplaining We Need in 2017” by Joanna Robinson, Vanity Fair

“The Deeper Role of Resistance in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’” by David Sims, The Atlantic

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Vern’s Reviews on the Films of Cinema” by Vern,

“’Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Q&A: Writer-Director Rian Johnson on the Future of the Franchise” by Angela Watercutter, Wired

“How The Last Jedi Lands So Many Big Twists” by Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic

“Toxic Fandom: What the Troubling Reaction to a New Star Wars Film Tells Us. [Spoiler-Free]” by Geniusbastard,

“The “backlash” against Star Wars: The Last Jedi, explained” by Todd VanDerWerff, Vox

“Failure, Peace and Purpose in ‘The Last Jedi” by Laurel Carney, Medium

“Rian Johnson Takes Us Through Six Movies That Inspired ‘The Last Jedi’” by Mike Ryan, Uproxx

“The Last Jedi Betrays the Original Trilogy and its Heroes” by Aaron Ross Powell, Medium

“‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ director Rian Johnson reacts to the backlash and addresses the movie’s most shocking moments” by Jason Guerrasio, Business Insider


  • Intro / Banter (00:00 – 04:05)
  • Main Topic (04:05 – 20:55)
  • SPOILERS (20:55 – 2:34:18)
  • Outro / Next Week (2:34:18 – 2:38:51)


  1. “Rebel Rebel” by David Bowie, Diamond Dogs (1974)
  2. “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me” by Elton John, Caribou (1974)