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Idiot's Array: A Star Wars Podcast

Idiot’s Array is a Star Wars podcast hosted by Alan Zaugg, Mark Sutter, and Ryder Waldron. We bridge the Star Wars galaxy, from the movies to the comics, the novels to Star Wars Rebels and The Clone Wars. On Idiot’s Array we discuss Star Wars in a fun and intelligent way. We’d be honored if you’d join us at the Sabacc table! Contact us: Twitter: @idiotsarraypod Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com Facebook: Idiot’s Array Alan: @jedizaugg Mark: @MarkESutter Ryder: @RyderWaldronDDS
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Jun 12, 2018

In this episode, Alan and Ryder are inspired by Solo and discuss the reluctant heroes of Star Wars. 

What makes a good reluctant hero?

Why is it so hard to be the hero?

Who are some of the less obvious reluctant heroes in Star Wars?

Also, Alan teases some of his song lyrics and Ryder pays his wife the ultimate compliment. All of this and much, much more. Mark is missing, but Alan and Ryder hold down the Sabacc table in his absence. 

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May 28, 2018

WARNING: Assume that this episode has SPOILERS and you will never be disappointed. 

In this episode Alan, Mark, and Ryder discuss SOLO: A Star Wars Story. We start by discussing our overall thoughts and feelings about Solo before getting into specifics about the movie. 

Did the story blend well with the original trilogy and The Force Awakens?

What were some of our favorite themes and callbacks to the other Star Wars movies? 

What did we get in Solo that we loved but hadn't expected? 

What did we think of Alden Ehrenreich's performance? 

Did Lando steal the show? 

Was Idiot's Array mentioned in the movie? 

We talk about these topics and much, much more. We have a really good feeling about this. 

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May 24, 2018

In this Quickdeal, Mark and Ryder get you ready for Solo by discussing their plans for seeing the movie this weekend. Then they talk about the recent Star Wars Celebration announcement. Finally, they talk about Mark's recent live tweet threads. 

Mind if we deal you in? 

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May 23, 2018

Jedi Zaugg is flying solo on this Quickdeal as he gives his spoiler-free review of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Check it out as you get ready to see Solo this weekend! 

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May 15, 2018

Idiot's Array is excited to announce our new Quickdeal Episodes! Listen now for more details. We'd love to deal you in. 

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May 15, 2018

In this episode, Jedi Zaugg is gone but not forgotten. Mark and Ryder  begin with some exciting announcements about some upcoming Idiot's Array content and more ways to interact with IA on social media. Then they discuss their excitement about Solo: A Star Wars Story and the red carpet premiere. After that they talk about their feelings for Attack of the Clones and why it really is a great movie. We promise no Jedi were harmed in the making of this podcast. 

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May 2, 2018

With Solo just a few weeks away,we discuss some of our Han Solo favorites.

What is our favorite Han Solo quote and movie?

Do we have a favorite Han Solo jacket or vest?

What was Han's best move in the Falcon?

Is Han's story arc believable?

What is the best lesson we've learned from Han Solo? 

And where does Han rank in our favorite Star Wars characters?

We discuss these Han Solo topics and much, much more! No smuggling necessary. 

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Apr 17, 2018

In this episode we blast our way through a lot of topics!

We start with an exciting announcement for Idiot's Array before we get into our listener question from last week (Who else would we have liked to see play Qui-Gon Jinn in The Phantom Menace?), along with Mark's spot-on impersonations.

Then we discuss our thoughts and impressions on the latest Solo trailer. Did we have any favorite moments? Did it feel like a Han Solo movie? Are there any characters we'd like to see in the movie? And that music! 

Also, Mark loves The Beatles, Alan sings The Beatles, and Ryder doesn't love The Beatles. 

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Apr 3, 2018

In this episode we revisit one of our favorite Jedi, Qui-Gon Jinn.

What do we love best about Qui-Gon?

How would the galaxy have been different if Qui-Gon had lived past The Phantom Menace?

How did Anakin remember Qui-Gon and would his path have been different if Qui-Gon hadn't died?

How does Qui-Gon influence events in the sequel trilogy?

Stick around for our latest listener feedback question and impersonations (if that is the right word) by Mark. 

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Mar 6, 2018

In this listener-feedback laden episode, Alan, Mark, and Ryder discuss a variety of topics, including Jedi Temples, the latest Star Wars comics, the relationship between Luke Skywalker and Ben Solo, Star Wars movie soundtracks and much, much more.

What are the purposes of Jedi Temples and how many are there? 

What else may have happened between Luke and Ben before Ben destroyed the Jedi training center?

Which is our favorite Star Wars soundtrack? 

Plus, Alan makes plans to visit an old friend, Mark blows his own mind, and Ryder prepares for two TV finales. We would be honored if you would join us.

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Feb 20, 2018

In this episode we explore the idea that the pursuit of perfection is actually unattainable and can lead to feelings of shame. 

Was Luke a perfectionist? How did seeking perfection actually lead to his feelings of shame and isolation on Ahch-To? 

Did Luke expect perfection from himself and how did this affect his relationship with Ben Solo? 

Would Han Solo actually have been a better mentor for Ben Solo? 

How did the Jedi projection of perfection affect Luke's perception of the Order, and did that pursuit of perfection actually contribute to the Jedi downfall? 

We begin the episode with a comics update. Also, Alan forgets he was on our previous episode, Mark remembers fondly his favorite hammer, and Ryder does NOT talk about his favorite TV shows. All of this and much, much more on this episode of Idiot's Array. We would be honored if you would join us! 

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Feb 6, 2018

We're all fine here. How are you? In this episode we give our initial reactions to the SOLO teaser trailer. Which character are we most looking forward to seeing in SOLO? What were our favorite parts of the trailer? What did we think of the new posters? And Lando is still the epitome of cool! Laugh it up, fuzzballs, and join us for some fun Star Wars conversation. 

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Jan 23, 2018

In this episode we are joined by author Michael Moreci to discuss legends and legacies in The Last Jedi. What importance do legends have in The Last Jedi? How does Luke's influence on Rey compare and contrast with Vader's influence on Kylo Ren? Can our heroes ever live up to what we have built in our minds? How do Star Wars legends influence fans? We also discuss Michael Moreci's new novel Black Star Renegades. We discuss these topics and much, much more. This may not go the way you think!

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Jan 9, 2018

In episode 58 we begin discussing the many themes of The Last Jedi and we start with failure. Did Luke learn from his past failures? If so, did it help Rey? Would Luke have benefited from more teaching experience before beginning his Jedi Academy? Also, was Luke's story arc from the original trilogy to the sequel trilogy logical and believable? Finally, how relatable was Luke in The Last Jedi? As usual, we begin the show with a comics update. We'd love you to join us as we delve deep into The Last Jedi. Don't resist. And your weapons, you will not need them. 

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