David and John recap and discuss Season 1, Episode 8: Narkina 5 of Star Wars: Andor on Disney+. They dive into the tale of two prisoners: one in a cell, one in a cubicle. And what is it that Andy Serkis is assembling? Finally, they answer listener questions.
Now that the first season is in the rear view, let’s talk about it! Should you read the books? Who took the first shot in this war? Were the Targaryens always fated to fight? Can a rider breathe at dragon cruising altitude? Is Aemond a warrior or idiot kid who can’t control his emotions? King Jimhaerys and Ser A.Ron are here to impart their wisdom.
Season One of The Rings of Power is over, but there’s still more Tolkien to talk. David and John continue their conversation with Tolkien scholar Marilyn R. Pukkila in this bonus episode.
The first passage for the Silmarillion read-along will be “Ainulindale.” You can find it in the first few pages of The Silmarillion.
In the House of the Dragon finale (season one) we see Rhaenyra embrace her inner dragon and Vhagar embrace Lucerys with his jaws. Also, remember Jack Palance?
War is coming to Westeros. Queen Rhaenyra does her best to prevent a schism in the kingdom. It’s not easy when your husband is Daemon. Luke doesn’t want to be the Lord of Driftmark, he won’t have to worry about that anymore. It’s the end of the season, but the start of the war. While we wait for season 2 check out the other Bald Move Pulp episodes on all your favorite shows.
“I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things.” – Frodo. Ok, so not the end of ALL things, but it’s the end of the season. As we reflect on our return to Middle Earth, we take a look at a season that had its ups and downs. From pyroclastic clouds to the buddy show of Durrin and Elrond, let’s take one last deep dive.
David and John give their final thoughts on Season 1 of The Rings of Power. They also announce their new Silmarillion read-along to help you stay in Tolkien’s world a little longer. After responding to listener feedback, they have a long and deep discussion about the show with returning Tolkien Scholar Marilyn R. Pukkila. Look for a BONUS episode later in the week with extended portions of the interview with her.
Let’s play “Cool or Cringe”! The glowing table? Cool! Daemon singing to the dragon? Neutral. The sapphire eye? Cool! A.Ron and Jim doing Otto impressions. Cringe. It all comes to a fiery finale with plenty to look forward to in next season. Prove you are leal, listen to this episode.
Historian Kavita Mudan Finn explains House of the Dragon. Comedian Steve Ausburne explains endogenous gas.
David and John discuss Season 1, Episode 7: Announcement of Star Wars: Andor on Disney+. They marvel at how good an entire place setting episode can actually be. Then, they debate the best scene of the episode: Mon Mothma’s cocktail party, Cassian and Maarva’s conversation or Dedra Meero having her integrity publicly ventilated.