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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – The Electric Shadows Podcast

The Electric Shadows Podcast reaches its three-quarters of a century mark! And in the 75th episode Robs Daniel and Wallis see just how strong the Force is with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

The film has proven as divisive (almost) as The Last Jedi, and our two intrepid casters in pod have opinions on what it does well and where it stumbles. We don’t want to spoil the discussion here too much, so we’ll not go into specifics. Suffice to say, there is a spoiler section because the film packs in quite a few surprises. But, it’s behind a clearly defined spoiler wall midway through, so don’t worry.

Also, this will be the final episode under the moniker, The Electric Shadows Podcast...

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Director: J.J. Abrams

Writer: J.J. Abrams, Chris Terrio (story and script), Derek Connolly (story), George Lucas (characters)

Cast: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, Richard E. Grant, Domhnall Gleeson, Billy Dee Williams, Kelly Marie Tran, Keri Russell

Producers: J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan

Music: John Williams

Cinematography: Dan Mindel

Editor: Maryann Brandon, Stefan Grube

Cert: 12

Running time: 141mins

Year: 2019



What’s the story: When Emperor Palpatine (McDiarmid) returns, the Resistance must find his base before he brings destruction to the galaxy. First Order Supreme Leader Kylo Ren (Driver) hunts both the Emperor and fledgling Jedi Rey (Ridley).

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Jodie Whittaker is Doctor Who – The Electric Shadows Podcast

Jodie Whittaker is the 13th Doctor Who

Episode 28 of The Electric Shadows Podcast is a special edition as Robs Daniel & Wallis dive into the small screen for a Doctor Who discussion. Chiefly about the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor Who, the first time a woman will have played the beloved character.

The two Robs give their take on why something this radical had to happen, why it is bizarre this is seen as radical at all, and the depressingly inevitable internet backlash against the decision.

In a typically all-encompassing chat, they expand the debate to childhood recollections of Doctor Who and Star Wars casting decisions. Doctor Who expert Rob Wallis provides the knowledge, Rob Daniel is the companion (probably Adric or K-9).

And, we know, we’re late to the party on this one...

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