STAR WARS! You know what it is! We know what it is! It’s very famous! The Immortals are going to talk about it! They also go back to last week’s album to cover a Bob Dylan masterpiece. Then they listen to Everybody But the Girl and Youssou N’Dour. But it’s a lot of time devoted to Star Wars, Game of Thrones and Detective Pikachu because obviously.
More than any other artist we’ve covered, this has to be the subject where it seems impossible that you haven’t seen one of his films. It isn’t just that Harrison Ford works in popular genres, he’s one of the major reason he makes them possible. From a carpenter to a galactic hero, Ford is the rare action hero that brings this level of intensity without ever going full superhero. The guys look back at the films they covered and all the fun (and terrible) ones they didn’t. Also they announce their next Five…
Have you heard of the movie Star Wars? You have? Oh finally we didn’t pick an obscure film. The guys start off the Harrison Ford Five with one of the biggest breakout films of all time. It could have been an irritating character who would have kept questioning the plot to much. Or it could have been a boring character who talked about planets in a way that wasn’t cool. Instead Ford made Han Solo one of the most beloved characters in fiction. Why?
The Immortals are taking it easy this week so they’re just going to chat sorta on topic for a half hour. Sarah tells us what she thought of The Battle of Algiers. Pedro catches up with Return of the Jedi. Adam reviews The Snow Spider for the second time. And Austin wastes everyone’s time by trying to recap like twenty shows. IT’S PERFECT AUDIO. Normal episode next week.
While Pedro is outside the Immortals’ spaceship doing Pedro stuff, the foursome inside will talk about super popular things: Return of the Jedi, Public Enemy, Vanilla, not so much Tracy Chapman until next week, but definitely the Bad Beginning, and Robot Chicken! Listen, subscribe, and for the love of God please send a spaceship to help us if you are able.
Yes, of course the title is clickbait but it’s clickbait with a good purpose. That said, I do believe in the title. I liked The Force Awakens, I was rather impressed by the Clone Wars TV Show and there have been some fun video games. But none of them have captured joy, cleverness and emotional weight that the Campaign podcast has brought to the world.
Campaign is a story that has gone on for 76 main episodes. It uses the mechanics of the role playing game Edge of the Empire. I remain rather new when it comes to RPGs, but from what I’ve seen from the little I’ve played and what I’ve observed through Campaign—it’s a system that is run on imagination and empathy.
The Immortals are back and there here to discuss the three things that may bring down our next President: Sex, Lies and Videotape! Also, did you know there was a movie with that same name? Anywho, they also make time to listen to some Goldie, eat some urd, feel hurt, ignore a book and battle droids with clone soldiers! It’s a totally normal assortment of things to talk about!
By Leigh Montano, co-host of The Immortals podcast
Carrie Fisher’s loss has hit me. Hard. So hard. It’s difficult to put into words how much someone you’ve never met means to you. I always feel like memoriams of dead celebrities read false and disingenuous. But I’m going to share why she’s so important to me anyway.
Carrie Fisher is my feminist spirit guide.
Almost a year ago, at the end of last December, I had a dream in which Carrie Fisher visited me.