Star Wars

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Back to the Future Part II: time travel options, retro futurism, and hip thrust combat w/ Daniel Barker

Likenesses

The legal precedent set by Crispin Glover’s lawsuit against the production; folks are more careful these days as a result. “Grandma Tarkin.”

"Grandma Tarkin" Star Wars satire speech-to-text meme

Rick & Morty

Rick & Morty’s original short lampooning Doc & Marty.

The future

The fun, friendly future where the alleyways are safer than the streets. Worrying about your future children and feeling disgusted by your teenage self. Pelvic thrusting fight technique.

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DJB back in the embarrassing teenage days

Time travel technique

Buying The almanac. Varieties of time travel: mutable, immutable, and branching. The way BTTF mixes these options at its leisure. The butterfly effect. Coping with the scale of possibilities. Strategic infanticide and Godwin’s Law.

Spacetime travel

Taking into account frames of reference. Appearing suddenly in near-vacuum if you don’t properly calibrate your time machine to also account for space travel. The importance of accurate time measurement e.g. Doctor Who The Movie. Destroying “the universe” but only the local area as causality here could not affect far away galaxies due to expansion. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Rational Optimism

Dan’s message welcoming Marty McFly to the future. Recognizing the overarching improvements in the wellbeing of humanity in the face of the negative newscycle.

Future things!

Bricking your self-lacing shoes. Keeping your shoes from joining a botnet. Self-smoking shirts. The periodic nature of futurism where “the future” always looks basically like now but with neato accessories. Hoverboard hoaxes and disappointments.

Links

Uncertainty Principle the Podcast: Soundcloud | The “Marty” Episode
VFXcool: Back to the Future Trilogy by Captain Disillusion: Part 1 | Part 2

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Star Wars – The Last Jedi : Episode 122

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Star Wars – The Last Jedi

What: Star Wars, again, with Luke and the force completely different.
Directed by: Rian Johnson
Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleason

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Star Wars Movies : Episode 24

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Star Wars

What: Star Wars movies discussion. All about the stuff in the films. For the meta discussion, check out our previous episode.
Directed by: George Lucas et al
Starring: Mark Hamill, James Earl Jones, Alec Guinness, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Jake Lloyd, Natalie Portman, many others

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Star Wars Meta Discussion : Episode 23

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Star Wars (Meta)

What: Meta Star Wars discussion: everything about the movies except the content of the films.
Directed by: George Lucas et al
Starring: Mark Hamill, James Earl Jones, Alec Guinness, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Jake Lloyd, Natalie Portman, many others

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