Tuesday, November 6, 2012

For the Ghetto Nerds: Since Some of You Asked for It, a Podcast Discussing the Future, Past, and Present of Star Wars in the (New) Age of Disney

Today is election day. Many of us are stressed out about the outcome. I decided to offer an antidote and what I hope is a fun distraction. I have been asked by folks both via email and in person about doing a podcast. I demurred as it seemed like too much trouble. But after looking into the matter, and doing a bit of research, this seems like a nice feature for We Are Respectable Negroes.

It is only fitting then, that our inaugural podcast focuses on a ghetto nerd related topic. George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, has sold his empire to Disney. This announcement was made last week and has provided much fodder for debate and conversation. According to some, I am an "expert" of sorts on Star Wars. I also have access to another person who knows a great deal about the films. When you begin a new venture you should do something familiar and fun. Star Wars seemed to be a perfect fit.

We will be doing a podcast every so many weeks as events demand. I also have some cool folks lined up for future interviews/conversations. I think you will be surprised by some of the people who have said they would like to chat it up here on We Are Respectable Negroes.

Hopefully, the to and fro between me and Bill the Lizard, and a peek inside a decades long conversation about Star Wars, the prequels, and the franchise's future between two old friends, will be both enlightening and entertaining.

Star Wars nerds will find this the conversation very  familiar--and I hope provocative and comforting. Those who are curious about Star Wars can listen to the various parts and get some insight into matters they may not have considered previously. All others can laugh and marvel at a 60 or so minute conversation that could have gone on for much, much longer.

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Plane Ideas said...

Yawn .... Let's do a podcast soon:-)

chaunceydevega said...

@Thrasher. If you ever want to talk about mental health issues among legends from the D such as yourself who are over 55 years old and obsessed with posting on a site where they have been told to step from with haste like tweens who are hurt when they are defriended on Facebook, then by all means.

We can also talk about your online ventriloquist dummy act where you pretend to be multiple people and your curious relationship with the basement dwellers who you "mentor".

Would be very entertaining.

Unknown said...

It's not over yet, but Obama looks like a 2-term president to me. It sure as hell isn't a Romney landslide. Key Senate races have generally gone to the Democrats.

Assuming that when I wake up tomorrow, Obama is confirmed as the winner, I'm wondering what, exactly, that will do to some of your analysis. From where I sit, it's not that you're wrong about what Romney was up to or the fact that there are lots of racists in this country, but the preponderance of them seems just a bit less than you imagine; the ability of the billionaires to buy every key race and ballot proposal (check how Matty Maroun's 33+ million dollars trying to block a critically-needed bridge between Detroit and Windsor went straight down the toilet, by a 2-1 margin) seems less than they dream.

As I wrote those last couple of sentences NBC called Ohio and hence the election for Obama. I'm very gratified.

No, it's not the 2nd coming of Christ, but it seems like the country is less insane than we feared.

Anonymous said...

This was a great podcast. Thanks!