SPOILERS FOR THE RISE OF SKYWALKER!! You have been warned! Kalvin and Nick give individual reviews of the latest and maybe last entry in the Star Wars Skywalker Saga. Kalvin and Nick weren’t able to find time to record together during the week of Christmas, but we couldn’t leave you without content. First, Kalvin gives a full review of his experience with The Rise of Skywalker and how it fits within the sequel trilogy and the Star Wars universe as a whole. Then, Nick comes in with his review and thoughts on how it impacted his view on Star Wars. We agree on some things and disagree on others, but you’ll have to listen to the whole thing to find out why!
The Chosen One, Darth Vader, little orphan Annie, Anakin Skywalker. He goes by many names and this week Kalvin and Nick take a deep dive in to the problematic “Chosen One” of the Star Wars universe. We discuss his rise and fall and rise again, how the Jedi and Sith influenced his upbringing in the ways of the Force, and all of the important people that impacted his life. Join us as we try to figure out what make one of the most tragic and terrifying villains in all of cinema tick.
Welcome back to another installment in our Star Wars month with Star Wars Movie Superlatives! Best vehicles, movie, villains, and more dominate Kalvin and Nick’s discussion as we dive even further into this epic universe which finally receives our made-up awards! Who is the best hero in Star Wars? We have some feelings about that so listen in to find out!
The First Galactic Empire, also known as the Imperium (way cooler, we know), willed itself into reality at the behest of a mighty Sith Lord, Emperor Palpatine after nearly 25,000 years of the Republic’s existence. However, as with any intricate task like the scale of the epic overthrow of the Republic, it’s a little more nuanced than that, and this week, as part of Star Wars month, Kalvin and Nick dive deep into all things Galatic Empire! From how Palpatine rose to power to the inception, construction, and implementation of the mighty army that would lead it, its power structure as well as the multitude of things that had to go just right so the whole operation didn’t go up in smoke. A story of just how far one man has to go to change the galaxy to instill the ultimate Empire unfolds before us.
The lightsaber from the Star Wars franchise is one of the most iconic weapons in all of pop culture, so much so the noise it makes flashed through your mind when you first read the word. This week we talk all things Lightsabers in honor of the month of December, AKA Star Wars Month here on A Podcast About Something, brought to you like only Kalvin and Nick can! There is much more beneath this mysterious weapon than meets the eye, from the complicated creation method, the process which gives them their many colors, and finally to the legends that utilize certain models. Lightsabers are often as iconic as the Jedi and Sith who wield them, cutting their way through the ancient history of the Star Wars universe.
Are you ready for some Fooooottttbaaaalllllllllll — Movie Superlatives? Good, because Kalvin and Nick are first and goal with our patented made up awards for Football Movies! We’re joined this week by some fellow Podcasters who took the time to hand out some awards as well, which we follow up with for best coaches, goals, players, and who could forget touchdown celebrations! There is no better time of year to talk Football, especially around the holidays when there is nothing but re-runs of timeless classics on millions of TVs which is perfect after a massive meal! Extra special thanks to the Kolby Told Me Podcast, Boomer from The BOOMSTICK Podcast, Self Shoots the Sh!t Podcas, Thoughts from the Basement Podcast, and The Random Reviews and other Ramblings podcast!
As the future rapidly approaches with technological advancements that impress and awe us everyday, we find ourselves at a crossroads. The advent of Artificial Intelligence and it’s advancement is quickly becoming a topic worth noting, and this week Kalvin and Nick are here to talk all about it! From the inception, to the present, and what’s in store in the future we explore consequences of the human race’s desire for a construct that thinks on it’s own accord while benefiting humanity. Morality, rights, and the likelihood they will rise up and destroy their human overlords all come up this week.