Listen to the Gobbledygeek Season 11 Premiere – “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (feat. Eric Sipple)”

Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver in J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker.’

Gobbledygeek episode 394, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (feat. Eric Sipple),” is available for listening or download right here and on iTunes here.

The geeks speak! Gobbledygeek has been resurrected via cloning or Force magic or some shit, and to kick off season 11, Broken Magic author and The Deli Counter of Justice co-creator Eric Sipple has lightspeed-skipped on over to discuss Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker. After adoring The Last Jedi, the gang approached this supposed final film in the Skywalker Saga with heavy amounts of skepticism–well-earned, depending on who you ask. They discuss the mystical, magical malarkey behind Palpatine’s return; how director J.J. Abrams and writer Chris Terrio are uniquely suited to not deliver a satisfying conclusion; the oodles of fan service; what the film’s final scene means for the legacy of Star Wars; and more. Plus, they talk about The Baby Yoda Show AKA The Mandalorian.

Next: it is January 29, 2020. Paul and Arlo are discussing Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen for a Four-Color Flashback. I am tired of this world; these people.

THE BREAKDOWN

Total Run Time: 02:35:50

  • 00:00:00  – Intro
  • 00:02:35  – The Mandalorian
  • 00:28:52  – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  • 02:31:20  – Outro / Next

THE MUSIC

  • “Fanfare and Prologue” by John Williams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2019)
  • “Finale” by John Williams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2019)

THE LINKS

Listen to Last Night’s Gobbledygeek

Anton Karas

Last night’s Gobbledygeek, “Gobbledygeek Concerto: Movements I-III,” is available for listening right here. The topic of the night was music in film and television: what it adds, how it can become a crutch, the great music, the bad music, and everything in between. From John Williams to Aerosmith, from Anton Karas to Bryan Adams, we discuss it all. In the bonus hour, we continue our countdown of the Top 100 Characters in Modern Pop Culture with #s 40-31. There’s also brief, teensy tiny mention of the recently leaked Lost epilogue, if you’re into that kind of thing.

Gobbledygeek #20 Tonight!

John Williams

The twentieth episode of Gobbledygeek airs live tonight at 10:30 PM EST right here. Inspired by the recent discovery of the so-called “Easter egg” in Hans Zimmer’s Inception score, we’re going to discuss the importance of music in film and television, what it adds, music that’s possibly more iconic than the piece it was supposed to be backing, etc. If you’ve got a favorite soundtrack or score, drop us a comment, tweet at us, or send an e-mail our way.

Also, in the bonus hour, we continue our countdown of the Top 100 Characters in Modern Pop Culture with #s 40-31.

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