10: Firsts and Lasts

The first teaser trailers are out for Thor: Ragnarok and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and by Odin’s beard, they shall be discussed. We also cover a host of other topics including coffee math, ancient math, movie math, starfighter/airplane age math, and Force-alignment math.

Pre-show

Bill Nye’s new show (03:28)

Global warming, alternative medicine, joke delivery, panspermia, and “God of the gaps” thinking.

Spinosaurus has fans. (13:48)

Fun Finland Followup (14:24)

(Yes, the audio cuts out briefly at 15:01. This is a courtesy to those with iPhones who don’t want Siri chiming in on their podcast listening.)

The show’s publishing schedule. (19:02)

Roman numerals, Muslim contributions to the world of science, and the upcoming solar eclipse. (19:31)

Main Topic (29:16)

SPOILERS for past Marvel and Star Wars movies beyond this point.

Thor: Ragnarok teaser trailer (30:10)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser trailer (58:13)

Someone’s crispy mask (1:15:59)

Vader’s crispy mask
Vader’s crispy mask
Kylo Ren gazing lovingly at Vader’s crispy mask
Kylo Ren gazing lovingly at Vader’s crispy mask

Wrap-up with discussion of both teasers (1:41:36)

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1: There Is No Rogue One

Do Wookiees care what constitutes a normal human greeting? Are the Mon Calamari bent on war? Why do some Imperial walkers have holes in them? Dustin, Matthew, and Trevor answer these questions and more while discussing Rogue One in the first full episode of Better Worlds.

Main Topic

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Items discussed

Listener Chewbacca

Plot Armor

Uncanny Valley

Star Wars: Six Movie Collection

Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the season with Saw Gerrera

Gareth Edwards made some other movies

Monsters (2010)

Godzilla (2014)

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