The Bad Motivators: A Malfunctioning Star Wars Podcast


Ep. 58: The Director, the Jedi and the Motivators

March 28, 2018

The hard copy home release of The Last Jedi is finally out! Here's what happens:

  • Eric figured out the Graflex lightsaber hilt situation in The Last Jedi that he talked about last week.
  • Luke had a KILLER birthday.
  • What's up with the HasLab sail barge? It's getting there.
  • Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be credited as Executive Producers on Solo. An article from Vulture makes some other claims, but its pretty sketchy.
  • Rian Johnson says the backlash over The Last Jedi won't influence his upcoming trilogy.
  • We discuss The Director and the Jedi at length.
  • Dallas can't get over the crystal foxes.
  • The Bad Motivators Star Wars Tweet of the Week comes from skywalker (@tolkenianjedi). You can check the Tweet out here. It features a clip of a video from Entertainment Tonight in which Ash Crossan interviews Mark Hamill, and they discuss his final scene with Carrie Fisher. It's SO good.
  • We got an email from Emily Lind, which isn't even a thinly veiled vehicle for bragging about a SWEET autographed Director Krennic variant cover comic.
  • Stay around after the end for a pretty serious discussion.


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