Bald Move is rereleasing this very special pod in honor of the 40th anniversary of Return of the Jedi! Tune in and chill out to a very special episode from the Bald Move archive.
Once again commissioner Fernando Rodriguez (you may better know him as FernNYC17 on our forums) steps up with a choice selection, this time the oft maligned Return of the Jedi. Often dismissed as derivative or childish when compared to A New Hope or The Empire Strikes Back respectively, we have nothing but love for the climax of the story of Skywalker. It’s got the best space battle, the best lightsabre battle, and the best puppets in all of Star Wars. The Special Edition changes? Not so much love.
Note: This podcast was recorded out of order because we needed a live podcast we could do that was accessible and at least semi-family friendly for the Rocket City Nerd Con.
Is all the misfortune a direct result of the girls unknowingly dumping their waste on a sacred site? Is there a thermal vent in the forest that makes a natural crock pot? Why does it seem like there’s a source of energy coming out of the ground? As some theories get scratched off of the list, A.Ron presents a new one. It’s called “The Human Turducken”, and you should listen to find out what he’s talking about.
On the second half of this season of Mr. Feeny, we’re checking out the BEST episodes of the series we’ve already seen, starting with The Dukes of Hazzard’s S04E023, “Bad Day in Hazzard”. In this one, the Duke family and the forces of Boss Hogg are held at gunpoint as part of a daring scheme to steal millions from the US Treasury. Will Jay find the heel/face team up interesting, or will the Dukes much of a muchness wear thin?
Who was Heisenberg? No, not Walt’s alter ego. Who was Werner Heisenberg? And what are the parallels between him and Walt? As Walt emotionally pulls away from his family, he starts to bond with Jesse. For a man who claims to be risk-averse, Walt is very comfortable making dangerous bluffs. Hank certainly thinks he’s the smartest man in the room, so why was Walt able to fly under the radar for so long? Want to see these dichotomies play out for yourself? Pete and Courtney say this episode makes for a great rewatch.
Jason from Podcastica joins Jim to discuss the latest episode of The Mandalorian. There’s battle, intrigue, and an interspecies love story! Christopher Lloyd is there to bring his old man weirdness to Star Wars, and we gotta say, it’s good to have him here. Mando and Bo explore a new world. Then Bo throws down the gauntlet to retake her fleet. It’s an eventful episode.
This episode has a bounty of nostalgia. Worf continues to delight, Geordi La Forge makes his appearance, and Jack waxes poetic just like his father. Joining Geordi is LeVar Burton’s real life daughter Mica. Looks like they’re keeping Star Trek in the family. But it’s not all fun and games! Keep an eye out for those Changelings.
We’ve got a Bloater-size feedback bag this week. Turns out the show Jim pitched already exists in multiple iterations. For the last time, that is a menstrual cup, ok? Is the dog sniffing test equivalent to a PCR or home covid test? What’s the difference between Jackson and Jackson Hole? And if you think Jim and A.Ron are faking their enjoyment, go listen to Bald Move’s Mandalorian podcast.
The emotional damage is high this episode. After the horrors of clickers, raiders, and the Kansas City QZ, Joel and Ellie arrive in Jackson, Wyoming. There are family reunions and safety in this peaceful settlement, but there’s trouble in paradise. Joel considers parting ways with Ellie, and understandably, Ellie is upset. Tune into this podcast before we get the result of the cliffhanger in the next episode of The Last of Us.
It’s three months later from the last episode and we rejoin Ellie and Joel in Wyoming. Craig Mazin takes an opportunity this episode to build emotional bonds and remind us what is at the heart of this adventure.
David and John discuss Season 2 Episode 6 of The White Lotus – Abductions. They begin by revisiting Rocco’s opening lines in Episode 1 and applying Tanya’s fortune teller’s words to what might happen in the season finale. Then, they recap a series of abductions, a group of angry Sicilian women, and the increasingly concerning behavior of Ethan. Finally, David and John check in with the deadpool and read listener feedback.