Luke Skywalker has vanished! Thankfully every other plot device in the universe is in plain sight. The three Skype-walkers connect from across the continent to remind you not to sleep on The Force Awakens! Raj throws shade on the physics of Starkiller Base with laser accuracy. Jono explains how the rise of the First Order […]Read more "The Science of Star Wars: The Force Awakens!"
War! What is it good for? Killing younglings! The Science of the republic is crumbling under attacks by the ruthless podcast lords: It’s Revenge of the Sith! Raj points out that lava would make Darth Vader less burned and more exploded. Jono diagnoses the yellow-eyed sith with hepatitis, and Joe might have a greater will […]Read more "Science of Star Wars Ep 3! “Sith Happens”"
There is unrest in the galactic audience, as the Separatist Podcasters declare the war on the science of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones! There is a dearth of Darth science throughout the film, especially the romance between Anakin and Padme, who have NO CHEMISTRY (let alone biology or physics). Raj explains why […]Read more "BONUS: Science of Star Wars Episode 2 – Much Ado About Clones"
Turmoil has engulfed the galactic podcast, as the greedy George Lucas made windfall profits from The Phantom Menace despite the banal plot. The introduction of a new villain: bureaucracy, has put a taxation on attention spans of viewers throughout the galaxy. Raj disparages the minstrel-esque qualities of the Gungans and geisha “disguise” of Queen Amidala. […]Read more "BONUS: Science of Star Wars Episode 1 – The Prequel Menace"
Will the review of Star Wars Episode VI spell certain doom for the small band of podcasters? Not if some muppets have anything to say about it: It’s the Return of the Jedi! Raj speculates on life-prolonging biological mechanisms in the belly of the Sarlacc, Jono diagnoses Jabba the Hutt with sleep apnea, and Joe […]Read more "BONUS: Science of Star Wars Episode 6 – Ewokking on Sunshine"
It is a dark time for the podbellion. But the three “freedom fighters” record from a secret studio to talk about The Empire Stikes Back. Never mind that Obi Wan is sexist, this is the best episode of the trilogy! Raj is dubious of the domestication of Tauntauns and their ability to accommodate passengers. Jono […]Read more "BONUS: Science of Star Wars Episode 5 – Empiricism Strikes Back"
Thirty-nine years ago on a sound stage far far away… George Lucas filmed Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope, a subtitle which no one would remember. The three pod-awans disturb the force and scrutinize the science of the film in less than 12 parsecs. Raj notices the eco-friendly policies on the Death Star, Jono […]Read more "BONUS: Science of Star Wars Episode 4 – A New Trope"