Episode 55 - Poe and BB-8

The best freakin' pilot in the galaxy and his loyal droid friend take center stage this week on Far Far Away Radio! In addition to our Poe Dameron and BB-8 character dissections, we play Star Wars Celebrity Jeopardy with some great guests! Check out the full shownotes below:

  • Mini-discussion: Would You Rather: Poe and BB-8 edition.
  • Poe Character Dissection:
    • When we meet Poe he is on a mission to find Luke Skywalker.
      • Leia trusts him above everyone else to accomplish this.
      • We see that Poe cares a lot about people - how he treats Lor San Tekka, BB-8, and his concern for the villagers.
    • Immediately, we get a sense for Poe’s wit with “Who talks first? You talk first, I talk first?”
    • Torture with Kylo:
      • Kylo is very powerful, but we get a good picture of Poe’s dedication to the Resistance and to doing the right thing.
    • Meeting Finn:
      • Immediate trust to follow this First Order trooper he just met. Poe’s life is in Finn’s hands.
      • Gives Finn his name.
    • Determined to finish his mission even at risk of death.
    • Really disappears from the movie for a while, but when he comes back, we see Oscar Isaac’s description fulfilled: the best freakin' pilot in the galaxy.
    • He’s just a nice guy - he has the entire package to basically be another Han - great pilot, funny, good looking - but instead is a loyal and committed Resistance fighter through and through who genuinely believes in good and evil and doesn’t show that there’s any part of him that is a “gray” character. 
    • Blows up Starkiller base - joining the group of Luke, Lando, Wedge, and Nein Nunb as people who blew up evil giant lasers.
    • Role in Episode VIII
  • Celebrity Jeopardy with Eric Geller, Johnamarie Macias, and Jonathan Baker!
  • BB-8 Character Dissection:
    • BB-8 is the first new hero that we meet in the movie.
    • Strong connection with Poe.
      • Relationship between them.
    • We are all familiar with how droids in Star Wars have unique personalities, like Artoo, Threepio, or Chopper. What are BB-8’s personality traits?
    • Attachment to Rey.
    • Great moments:
      • Cables in the Falcon
      • Shocking Finn
      • Thumbs up
      • Falling on Finn
      • Trying to wake up R2.
    • Role in VIII
  • And much more!

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Sit back, relax, and join Austin, Meg, Chris, Saf, and Jonathan as they talk about the galaxy far, far away on Season 3 of Far Far Away Radio! Join us next time for our Poe and BB-8 Character Dissections!

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We would like to thank the fantastic Chris Jenkins for creating our album art, and the talented Jen from the Anomaly Podcast for her voice work in our intro and outro. Music credit: The Jedi Steps and Finale by John Williams. Lapti Nek by Meco.

Produced by Austin Blankenship and Matt Eaton, with Danny Pirtle as Episode Editor.