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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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Aug 7, 2018

Alan, Mark, and Ryder begin the show by discussing the Episode IX casting announcement. What are we most excited about? What surprised us the most? 

For our main topic we discuss the Star Wars theme that anybody can become somebody. 

-Why do we love this storytelling theme so much in Star Wars

-What makes for a better story: a character who puts themselves in the underdog situation or someone who is put there by another character? 

-Does this theme work for Dark Side characters also? 

We also ask for listener feedback on #StarWarsASportsMovie on our Twitter feed. 

You are definitely somebody to us and we'd love you to join us for Episode 72! 

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Jul 23, 2018

Hello, Master. It's been a while. On this episode Alan, Mark, and Ryder discuss the exciting announcements from San Diego Comic Con: 

-The return of The Clone Wars

-Master and Apprentice by Claudia Gray

-Queen's Shadow by EK Johnston

-New Star Wars Comics

We also discuss some of the recent comics and whatever else comes to our minds. We have a good feeling about this! 

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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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Nov 23, 2017

In our Thanksgiving episode, we offer a smorgasbord of topics for your Star Wars feast. We have two appetizers on the menu. The first is a discussion on the recently announced Rian Johnson trilogy and a Star Wars live action series. Second, we talk about Vader #8 (butterflies, a Jedi Temple statue, & a Jedi database of Force-sensitive children). For our main course we give our thoughts on who is the most giving and selfless character in Star Wars. For dessert we talk about the Star Wars Holiday Special. We also talk about how we are consuming The Last Jedi information versus how we handled it for The Force Awakens and Rogue One

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Oct 19, 2017

We've let The Last Jedi trailer sink in and in this episode we discuss it. We talk about our first times watching the trailer, our favorite scenes and quotes from it, whose story we are most curious about now, and was there a "Chewie, we're home" moment. We begin the show by catching up on some Star Wars comics. At the end we reveal our latest question for our listeners. Join us for this special The Last Jedi trailer episode. Thank you so much to all of our amazing listeners. Leave us a review on iTunes and subscribe today. 

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Sep 21, 2017

In this episode, we discuss The New York Times' recent interview with Rian Johnson. In the interview he states that in The Last Jedi "Rey and Kylo are almost two halves of our protagonist." What does he mean??? What is Luke Skywalker's attitude toward the Jedi? What has Luke been in search of on Ahch-To? We delve deep into this fascinating interview. 

We also discuss the recent comics and answer a listener's email question about Rey's vision in The Force Awakens. We would be honored if you would join us for this packed episode. 

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Sep 7, 2017

In this episode the Idiots are joined by a Scoundrel. We are joined by Jay Krebs, co-host of Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels and blogger for Coffee With Kenobi. We discuss Force Friday, Jay's submitted topic from episode 50 ("I would rather spend 50 years in a/with a ____ than one day in a/with a ____."), whose lightsaber you would want to make your Dark Side lightsaber, and who in Star Wars would we like to see battle (from Tim Schoenwald). Plus, we discuss our new Idiot's Array logo! This episode is packed with tangents and listener feedback and we're all a little out of sorts. We would be honored if you would join us! 

 

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Aug 10, 2017

In our 50th episode we each give our "favorites" of Star Wars! Who is our favorite Jedi? What is our favorite Star Wars moment? What is our favorite ship? Who is our favorite droid? Who is our favorite character? What is our favorite Star Wars movie? We begin with a quick comics update and have some fun with a question from Jay Krebs. This 50th episode is not to be missed! We would be honored if you would join us! 

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Jul 13, 2017

In this episode we give our thoughts on the first eight episodes of Forces of Destiny. What did we love about them? Was there anything we disliked? We also dive back into our discussion on our favorite Star Wars duos and get into our listeners' top pairings. We start off with a conversation on summer concerts and a comics update. Get a partner and listen to this new episode of Idiot's Array! We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Jun 15, 2017

In this episode we discuss the midi-chlorian test: Is the test the best way to measure a Force user's ability? How are Force users able to sense each other? Are Jedi able to recognize other Force users without the test? First, we have a comics update and discuss our favorite duos in the Star Wars galaxy. Also, Ryder uses big words, Alan loses his mind, and Mark discusses sports. Get your mind blown by this in-depth and fun Idiot's Array episode. We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Apr 20, 2017

In this episode we react to Star Wars Celebration Orlando! We discuss The Last Jedi panel and trailer, the 40th Anniversary panel, the Star Wars Rebels season 4 trailer and much more. Ryder also gives his recap of his experience at Star Wars Celebration. We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Apr 18, 2017

In this episode Ryder joins Becca Benjamin of Tarkin's Top Shelf on the Star Wars Celebration Orlando podcast stage. Ryder and Becca discuss the importance of the canon novels in the Star Wars galaxy. Are the novels essential reading in order to get a full appreciation of Star Wars? How do the novels add to character development? Is it possible to have too many Star Wars stories? Which canon novel is our favorite? Where is a good place to start for someone just getting into the novels? We discuss this and much, much more. We'd be honored if you'd join us live from Celebration! 

 

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Feb 23, 2017

In this episode we discuss the importance of having faith in the Force. How does the Force work? How does one's belief and self-confidence affect their ability to use the Force? We also discuss the latest comics issues and the latest episode of Star Wars Rebels. Join us for some fun and intelligent Star Wars discussion. 

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Jan 26, 2017

In this episode Alan, Mark, and Ryder begin with a discussion of Episode VIII's title, The Last Jedi, and the latest comics in the Star Wars galaxy. Then we get into our main topic: Darth Vader and the ghosts that haunt him. Qui-Gon freed Anakin from slavery, but he was never fully free. Join us for a mind-blowing discussion of Lord Vader and why he was never able to completely escape Tatooine. 

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