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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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May 20, 2024

We all have our favorite moments from the original Star Wars trilogy and on Episode 214 we discuss ours. Our challenge is to pick our Idiot's Array (top 3) of moments. Picking only three moments over the course of three movies ain't like dusting crops. It's hard and dangerous work. So which moments will we choose? And which will we blast into oblivion? 

We hope you'll listen along and choose your favorites too. We would be honored if you would join us! 

If you'd like to contact us or comment on this episode, do so at the following places: 

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May 6, 2024

The calvary has arrived and we are here to wrap up The Bad Batch. Join us as we breakdown the season 3/series finale. 

-Crosshair wants to take on the Imperial troops alone.

-Emerie and Echo team up. 

-Omega escapes with the other children and frees the Zillo Beast.

-Omega and Echo free the other Clones.

-Echo recruits some of the freed Clones to help him complete the mission. 

-Rampart hasn't changed and meets his justly demise. 

-Hemlock captures Omega and Crosshair's shot helps free her. 

-Return to Pabu.

-In the epilogue, Hunter is finally able to let Omega go. 

All of this and much more as we discuss this emotional finale of one of our favorite series. We would be honored if you would join us. 

If you'd like to contact us or comment on this episode, do so at the following places: 

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Apr 29, 2024

On Episode 212, we discuss Flash Strike, the penultimate episode of The Bad Batch series. 

-The Batchers arrive at Tantiss Base, but the Empire is ready for them.

-Omega knows her brothers are back and needs to devise an escape plan. 

-Echo stealthly infiltrates the base. 

-A Zillo Beast!

-Echo meets Emerie and learns that there are more children than just Omega being held captive by the Empire. 

We start the show with a fun discussion topic and some Star Wars news. We would be honored if you would join us!

If you'd like to contact us or comment on this episode, do so at the following places: 

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Apr 22, 2024

Idiot's Array is back to discuss Into the Breach, the thirteenth episode of season three of The Bad Batch. 

-What are our overal thoughts on this episode?

-What are the similarities of the Tantiss vault and the Narkina-5 prison from Andor? 

-What are the similarities between Omega and Jyn Erso?

-What sacrifices do we think The Bad Batch are willing to make to save Omega? And what sacrifices is Omega willing to make to save the other children and clones at Tantiss? 

We begin the show with some quick news bits and a discussion topic. All of this and much more! We would be honored if you would join us. 

If you'd like to contact us or comment on this episode, do so at the following places: 

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Apr 15, 2024

On Episode 210, we discuss Juggernaut, episode 12 of The Bad Batch season 3. 

-Omega is returned to Tantiss and reunited with Emerie Karr, but is Omega really safe? 

-Crosshair has a plan to find a way to Tantiss. 

-Phee Genoe returns to help The Bad Batch on a dangerous mission to extract Vice Admiral Rampart. 

-Omega is shown her new home, the vault at Tantiss base. 

We start the show with some recent Star Wars news. 

Join us for an intense episode of Idiot's Array! We would be honored if you would join us. 

There is a technical glitch around the 5:15 mark. We apologize and may deserve a Force choke. 

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Apr 7, 2024

On Episode 209, we continue to discuss season 3 of The Bad Batch with episodes The Harbinger, Identity Crisis, and Point of No Return.

-The return of Asajj Ventress!

-The Bad Batch is suspicious of Ventress.

-Ventress teaches Omega.

-The return of Cad Bane. 

-Emerie is promoted and meets the children/specimens. 

-Shadow trooper tracks down the Bad Batch on Pabu.

-Omega surrenders to the Empire. 

We start the show with some recent Star Wars news. All of this and so much more. We have a few lives left and would be honored if you would join us!

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Mar 24, 2024

On Episode 208, join Ryder and Becca Benjamin (Tarkin's Top Shelf, Kanata's Castle) as they discuss Bad Territory, episode 8 of season 3 of The Bad Batch

-Omega attempts to help Crosshair with his healing. 

-Is Crosshair's injury physical or mental? 

-Wrecker and Hunter team up with Fennec Shand. 

-Can Fennec be trusted? 

-Who is Fennec's contact? 

We start the show by discussing some recent Star Wars news, including The Acolyte poster and trailer reveals, Star Wars Celebration Japan art, Star Wars takes over The Empire State Building, The Phantom Menace returns, and much more. We would be honored if you would join us! 

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Mar 18, 2024

On this all-new episode, Alan, Mark, and Ryder team up with Becca Benjamin (Kanata's Castle, Tarkin's Top Shelf) to discuss and dissect Infiltration (Episode 6) and Extraction (Episode 7) of The Bad Batch season 3. 

-Who are the CX troopers? 

-Howzer is suspicious of Crosshair. 

-Wolffe!

-How has Crosshair become one of our favorite Clones? 

-Why is loyalty so important in The Bad Batch and Star Wars in general? 

All of this and so much more! We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Mar 11, 2024

On Episode 206, we dive into A Different Approach and The Return, episodes 4 and 5 of The Bad Batch season 3. 

A Different Approach: 

-Omega and Crosshair on the run from The Empire. 

-Both have ideas on how best to escape from Lau.

-Both of them use their talents. 

-Reunion with Hunter and Wrecker. 

The Return: 

-The Bad Batch are back together, but it's not completely comfortable. 

-Omega carries guilt because she thinks she left clones behind. 

-Wyrms!

-Hunter and Crosshair work together. 

All of this and much more! We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Feb 25, 2024

On Episode 205, Idiot's Array joins forces once again with Tarkin's Top Shelf and Kanata's Castle, this time to discuss the first three episodes of season three of The Bad Batch. We cover many sectors and topics including: 

-Omega's life currently Tantiss, including befriending a lurca hound.

-What is the reason for so many blood samples being tested? 

-Why is Nala Se discarding Omega's sample? 

-Omega still cares for Crosshair and hopes for his redemption. 

-Hunter and Wrecker are using any means to find Omega. 

-Three young clones learn some life lessons from Hunter and Omega. 

-What is the reason for Palpatine's visit to Tantiss? 

-Nala Se warns Omega that she must escape immediately.

-Crosshair's protection and care for Omega. 

All of this and so much more on this extended and action-packed episode of Idiot's Array! We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Feb 19, 2024

"Your arrogance blinds you!" Many characters in Star Wars have been victims of their own arrogance. Some learned from it and made changes. And some didn't. On Episode 204, we discuss arrogance in Star Wars characters. 

-Which characters are arrogant and which fake it well? 

-What are the downfalls of arrogance? 

-Is arrogance ever helpful? 

-Which Star Wars characters are the most arrogant? 

-Which characters changed their arrogant ways? 

We would be honored if you would join us!

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Feb 5, 2024

On Episode 203, Idiot's Array joins forces with Tarkin's Top Shelf and Kanata's Castle to pay tribute to Carl Weathers (Greef Karga in The Mandalorian), who passed away on February 1st, 2024. We discuss his life filled with positivity, decades-long career, and his lasting legacy.

We start the show covering the latest Star Wars news. 

We would be honored if you would join us!

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Jan 29, 2024

The Bad Batch season 3 trailer is finally here and even though we've lost a brother (temporarily for this episode), Idiot's Array is here to discuss it! 

-What are we most looking forward to in season 3? 

-Is Tech really gone? 

-What is Omega's destiny? 

-What is the threat to the Empire that Palpatine is so worried about? 

-What is the fate of the Bad Batch? 

-And Asajj Ventress is back????

We begin the episode by responding to a listener's emails. All of this and much more! We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Jan 8, 2024

Idiot's Array starts 2024 with an all-new episode covering a variety of topics! To begin the episode, we reveal any Star Wars-themed New Year's resolutions we may have. Then, based on listener feedback, we discuss anything in Star Wars that Alan, Mark, and Ryder may disagree on. And to wrap up Episode 201, we each give our top 5 favorite Star Wars movies...for today at least. 

We talk about this and much more! We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Dec 11, 2023

Was it Idiot's Array's destiny to make it to our 200th episode? We're not sure, but on Episode 200 we discuss destiny in Star Wars. 

-Does the Force control a character's destiny? 

-How do decisions affect destiny? 

-What part do Force visions play in a person's destiny? 

-Did Anakin Skywalker fulfil his destiny? And what about Ahsoka Tano, Luke Skywalker, Padme Amidala, and Obi-Wan Kenobi? 

We start the show by responding to a listener email. Then we talk about which three Star Wars characters we would invite to a holiday dinner. We discuss all of this and much more! We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Nov 20, 2023

On Episode 199, Ryder is joined by Becca Benjamin (Tarkin's Top Shelf) to cover a variety of topics.

First up, we revisit the Phantom Menace teaser trailer 25 years later. What do we remember from this time? How do we feel about this trailer now? And we share some feelings on The Phantom Menace.

Next, we discuss some of The High Republic updates and how some of those storylines are weaved into live-action Star Wars. 

We also discuss Life Day and the Star Wars Holiday Special and why it is worth watching. 

We also cover many more topics! We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Nov 5, 2023

Join Idiot's Array for an all-new episode packed with a variety of topics!

We start the show by talking about the new Beatles song before we read a listener email.

For our main topic, we have an in-depth discussion about how important relatability is to which Star Wars characters are our favorites. 

To close the show, we talk about the recent passing of Matthew Perry. 

All of this and so much more! We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Oct 23, 2023

Join Alan and Ryder live at Fan X in Salt Lake City for our Ahsoka Tano: Stil the Purest Example of the Jedi? panel! 

Ahsoka Tano has become has become a beloved Star Wars character as her story spanned The Clone Wars, Rebels, The Mandalorian, literature, and now the Ahsoka series. With the added perspective of the Ahsoka series, how have our thoughts and appreciation of Ahsoka changed? Why does she continue to be an inspiration fan favorite? We will discuss our favorite Ahsoka moments, our favorite aspects of her character growth, and the influence Anakin Skywalker continues to have on her life.

-Why was it importan for Ahsoka to leave the Jedi Order? 

-If you were Luke Skywalker, what is the one question you would want to ask Ahsoka about your father? 

-Better duo: Ahsoka and Anakin or Ahsoka and Rex? 

All of this and much, much more! We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Oct 16, 2023

Join Ryder and Alan live from Fan X in Salt Lake City for The Clone Wars 15th Anniversary panel!

Fifteen years ago, Star Wars fans were introduced to new characters (Ahsoka Tano, Captain Rex) and re-introduced to characters we’d known for years (Anakin, Padme, Obi-Wan) in The Clone Wars.

-What are the lasting legaciecs of The Clone Wars move and series today?

-What makes them both so important to Star Wars fans? 

-Why was Ahsoka assigned to Anakin? 

-What are some of our favorite scenes?

-What is our favorite pairing: Ahsoka and Anakin? Or Ahsoka and Rex?

All of this and much, much more! We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Oct 8, 2023

"No matter what happens next, I'm going to be there for you."

On Episode 195, we are joined one more time by Becca Benjamin (Tarkin's Top Shelf, Kanata's Castle) and Red 5 Mom (Kanata's Castle) as we discuss the season finale of Ahsoka, The Jedi, the Witch, and the Warlord. Some of the topics we discuss include: 

-Morgan receives the gift of shadows

-Ezra builds a new lightsaber

-The relationship between Ahsoka and Sabine

-Thrawn plots his return to the known galaxy

-Night Troopers

-Sabine stays together with Ahsoka

-Ezra reunites with Hera

We start the show by paying tribute to Shawna Trpcic (costume designer for The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Ahsoka, and Firefly) who passed away suddenly on October 4th. 

All of this and much, much more! We would be honored if you would join us!

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Oct 2, 2023

On Episode 194, the Idiots get together once again with Tarkin's Top Shelf and Kanata's Castle to discuss the penultimate episode of Ahsoka, Dreams and Madness. Some of the topics we discuss are: 

-Hera vs. Senator Xiono

-C-3PO!

-Anakin's training holograms for Ahsoka

-Thrawn's strategy

-Sabine gives Ezra a recap of what has happened in their galaxy

-Baylan and Shin take different paths

-The reunion of Ahsoka, Ezra, and Sabine. 

All of this and much, much more madness on this dreamy episode of Idiot's Array. 

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Sep 25, 2023

On Episode 193, we discuss Ahsoka-Part 6: Far, Far Away. Join us as we talk about: 

-The arrival at Peridea

-Purgill graveyard

-The Great Mothers

-Thrawn!

-Sabine finally finding Ezra

We start with a short recap of Alan and Ryder's weekend at Fan X in Salt Lake City. All of this and much more on an action-packed episode of Idiot's Array. We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Sep 18, 2023

Fan X 2023 is Sept 21-23, 2023 and Idiot's Array will be hosting several panels! On this Quickdeal, Alan and Ryder discuss their schedules for the convention this week. Join them live to discuss Ahsoka, The Clone Wars, Return of the Jedi, and much, much more!

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Sep 17, 2023

On Episode 192, Idiot's Array joins forces with The Pitiful Little Band Roundtable for a discussion on Shadow Warrior, Part Five of Ahsoka. Join us as we talk about: 

-Jacen helps Hera and the New Republic locate Ahsoka.

-Ahsoka continues her training with Anakin in the World Between Worlds. 

-A return to The Clone Wars battlefields. 

-The search for Sabine continues. 

All of this and much, much more in this extended edition of Idiot's Array! We would be honored if you would join us. 

Twitter: @idiotsarraypod
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Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com
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Sep 10, 2023

On Episode 191, Idiot's Array is joined by Becca Benjamin and Red 5 Mom to discuss Fallen Jedi, Part 4 in Ahsoka. Join us as we talk about: 

-Who is/are the fallen Jedi? 

-What is Sabine's importance? 

-Ahsoka vs. Baylan and Sabine vs. Shin

-Did Sabine betray Ahsoka in order to find Ezra? 

-World Between Worlds

-Anakin!

All of this and more! We would be honored if you would join us. 

Twitter: @idiotsarraypod
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Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com
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