In this episode, Liz and Heather invite Cassie, Kitty, and Heather back into the studio to discuss Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This episode will be full of all kinds of spoilers and squees! It has been a full year of Nerdy Bitches podcasting leading up to this movie’s release, so it is finally time for us to talk about it, having actually seen it!
Again, this episode is FULL OF
so, proceed at your own risk if you haven’t yet seen the movie.
We talk about how much we all loved this movie, our favorite parts, parts we may not have liked as much (ha!), and what we would like to see from the next movie(s). Most of the panel have seen the movie 2-3 times with more plans to keep seeing it. We all noticed that the more we watched, the more we noticed. So, we all clearly loved the movie. Even Heather, our non-Star Wars girl, is becoming a bigger and bigger fan!
- Rey. Duh. She is pure awesome! She is actually a strong female lead who is actually strong throughout. She doesn’t NEED the man to rescue her.
- Chewy. We really loved how funny he was throughout this movie!
- Finn. We are hoping to see more of him both past and future. Does he have some Force sensitivity? Is he related to someone we have seen before?
- Poe – We want to know more. He wasn’t as strong of a player in this movie as we thought he would.
- Maz Kanata. We would like to see more of her. Another strong female character.
- General Leia.
- Kylo Ren. He’s kind of a whiny bitch, a total Skywalker, but we kind of love the tantrum. That is the difference between him and Darth Vader. Vader never lost control. Ren’s lack of control is what makes him really scary.
Han Solo – SO MANY TEARS!! Heather called it in our last episode, where Han Solo needs to die to be able to give the new generation something to hold on to. It was both the best and worst way for him to die. Does he, perhaps, have the Force? He is incredibly lucky. Who knows?
Did Kylo Ren actually save Rey? Did he take away her memory? Are they siblings? Cousins? WE DON’T KNOW! But, we are so ready to find out!
- General Hux. (Bill Weasley!)
Note: David Bowie did NOT fight at the battle of the Alamo. Also, several days after this recording, David Bowie passed away at age 69 from cancer. We did discuss his Labyrinth cod piece, but in our defense, he was alive at the time. Rest in Peace, King Jareth. Please enjoy.
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