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Hamill’s drawing attention with tweets again, we talk about more director changes, a bar owner gets creative to avoid regulations, and Rodger gives a rundown on the newest novels.

Quick hits

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Rian Johnson says Luke is “Tthe Last Jedi” not Rey.

Hamill tweets always seem to make the news. He did it again this week telling someone they should watch the October 9th Monday night football game between the Bears and Vikings. the tweet was removed and then he tried to play it off like he was messin’, but disney has confirmed that the trailer will be that evening.

Rodger went to Granite State ComicCon and got some great Star Wars pictures!

Tatooine Times

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Star Wars Rebels gets a new trailer and release date for its final season

Colin Trevorrow Exits as Director of ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ 

J.J. Abrams to Write and Direct Star Wars: Episode IX 

Build Your Own ‘Star Wars’ Droid with New littleBits Kit 

Lucasfilm Blocks New ‘Star Wars’ Novels Set Post-Original Trilogy 

The Last Jedi Exclusive: Rian Johnson Talks Snoke And Kylo Ren 

 

The Holonet

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A postal worker faked cancer and got paid to miss two years of work. Here’s how a judge punished her. 

Oregon Couple Must Surgically Stop Dogs From Barking: Court 

Genius Bar-Owner Destroys Fed Regulations With 1 Maze 

 

Galaxy’s Smallest Political Quiz

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Character: Bail Organa (Bail Prestor Organa (formally styled as His Serene Highness, Prince Bail Organa, First Chairman and Viceroy of Alderaan) was a Human male who served as the First Chairman and Viceroy of Alderaan, and served in the Galactic Senate as the Senator of the Alderaan sector. Subsequently, he was Senator of the Alderaan sector of the Imperial Senate. He was Princess Leia Organa’s adoptive father and a friend of Jedi Masters Obi-Wan KenobiYoda and Rahm Kota. He was married to Queen Breha Organa. One of the main founders of the Rebel Alliance, he was killed when the Death Star obliterated Alderaan. In the Alliance and its successor states, the New Republic and Galactic Federation of Free Alliances, he was respected as a martyr who died for his cause.)

 

Resistance Review

[56:03]Get a spoiler-filled review of the books, Leia, Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray and Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson. Make sure to use these links so we get a little kickback on your purchase!

We also finish discussing Showdown on Smuggler’s Moon.

Star Wars Volume 2: Showdown on the Smuggler’s Moon is a trade paperback compilation of Marvel Comics‘ Star Wars ongoing series, collecting issues 7–12. It was released on January 262016.  It’s written by Jason Aaron and penciled by Simone Bianchi and Stuard Immonen, Immonen also did the cover art.

Star Wars 11: Showdown on the Smuggler’s Moon, Part IV

Star Wars 12: Showdown on the Smuggler’s Moon, Part V 

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Meet the hosts

Rodger is a long-time libertarian activist, the founder of PaxLibertas Productions, host of The LAVA Flow podcast, Vice Chairman of the NHLP, Regional Captain for the Foundation for New Hampshire Independence and former Chairman and Secretary of the Libertarian Party of Arkansas. Rodger has also served on the national Libertarian Party Judicial Committee.
Brian McQuade was born and raised in Salem County, New Jersey. Through tireless hours of video gaming, watching Star Wars and living life the way he damn well pleases (so long as it wasn’t infringing upon the rights of others), he’s honed his skills to become the Libertarian Jedi.

discussions

  • As of last night, I have now finally seen all the Star Wars movies. And I still don’t quite grasp the politics of this saga. Between the two trilogies, when I watched an episode of Clone Wars with my 7yo son, I was confused that the apparent good guys were fighting evil separatists when our heroes were clearly the breakaway rebels in the first trilogy (episodes 4–6). I asked @bobmurphy for help on Facebook, but he said I needed to see all the movies first. Now I have. Would anyone like to explain? Or maybe just point me to some good libertarian writing on the political background/message/assumptions of this story? I appreciate your help. BK

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  • As a Star Wars fan, I’ve long been fascinated with the subtle messages it transmits about the tyranny, war and liberty. Say what you think about it.

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