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Resist the Empire - A libertarian view of the Star Wars universe


Mar 23, 2017

In this episode Mark Hamill takes a department of education employee to school, we find out who is the biggest statist in the star wars universe, we dream of piloting the millennium falcon and controlling an AT-AT, and talk Vader & Maul.

Listener Bennet mentioned the sire starwarsuncut.com so we checked it out. It is a really fascinating project of taking short clips from tons of different people to remake the Star Wars movie shot for shot. Make sure to check it out.

 

The Holonet:

Here’s What A US Soldier Said When Asked To Justify The War On Terror (from listener Stephen)

“You grew up wanting so bad to be Luke Skywalker, but you realize that you were basically a Stormtrooper, a faceless, nameless rifleman, carrying a spear for empire, and you start to accept the startlingly obvious truth that these are people like you.”

Someone shot down a $200 drone with a $3M Patriot missile

"That quadcopter that cost 200 bucks from Amazon.com did not stand a chance against a Patriot," said Gen. David G. Perkins, commander of the US Army Training and Doctrine Command, in a speech posted to YouTube on Monday by the US Army and first reported by the BBC.

Star Wars fan killed his wife after 'she smashed his toy collection'

A STAR Wars fan was yesterday jailed for life after murdering his wife in an alleged revenge attack for smashing up his cherished toy collection.

 

Galaxy’s Smallest Political Quiz:

Is Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin a statist or a libertarian? This one seems like it would be a no-brainer!

 

Tatooine Times:

How Darth Vader's Big Rogue One Moment Originally Went Down

Vader was originally going to destroy the calamari ship, and the Tantive IV gets away as that happens, and then he goes chasing after that.  One of the editors, Jabez Olssen, said they should get Vader on that ship, and they didn't think it would happen because it was only 3-4 months before release.  Kennedy approved it though.

Dave Filoni: Maul Was Initially Slated To Die In Season 2 Finale (of Rebels)

Disney Posts Video Of ‘Star Wars’ Land Full-Scale AT-ATs Being Built

Star Wars EXCLUSIVE: Read the FIRST moment we ever met Thrawn – Opening chapter here

Resistance Review:

This week we look at Season 1 Episode 3 ("Droids in Distress") and Episode 4 ("Fighter Flight").