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I have a bad podcast about this. Pranks Paul, James D'Amato, Kat Kuhl, and Johnny O'Mara take a deep dive into Star Wars on behalf of wide-eyed new fans and longtime experts alike. nevertellmethepods.com
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I have a bad podcast about this.

Apr 2, 2016

This week is Ewok week.  I think this one speaks for itself.

You can catch more Johnny O'Mara, James D'Amato, and Kat Kuhl on the Campaign Podcast at www.oneshotpodcast.com/category/campaign/

Opening and closing music by @samuraiguit.  Logo by @JasonBaesel.  Send questions, comments, and tips to @roguetldr on Twitter.

"His name is Kettch, and he's an Ewok."
"No."
"Oh, yes. Determined to fight. You should hear him say, 'Yub, yub.' He makes it a battle cry."

2 Comments
  • a year and a half ago
    Blue Bogle
    The System Mastery guys' review of The Battle For Endor did more to sell Ewoks to me than anything in Jedi. Basically, they describe them as savage little engineers of weaponized destruction, which is great, because they're basically teddy bears. Though James has helped with his portrayal of Ewoks in Campaign.
  • a year and a half ago
    Connor
    Was so glad to hear James mention the sketchy indigenous savage cannibal aspect of the Ewoks. It's always bugged me that nobody ever seems to notice or call out that aspect of them. Them and the Sand People, whose lives don't seem to count for the purposes of at what point a person becomes an irretrievable villain, show a Star Wars pattern of problem portrayals of indigenous-type people.

    This is one area where I think the Heir to the Empire trilogy actually improved on the films. The Noghri are not without their noble savage honor race sketchiness, but they at least are portrayed as having a sophisticated intelligent society and have significant agency in the story. There's also a scene I really like where Leia mentally chastises herself for forgetting how technologically sophisticated the Wookies are, being lulled into false assumptions by their natural-looking tree communities.