Anomaly of Return of the Jedi

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In this episode of Anomaly, Jen and Angela discuss Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and other sci-fi and fantasy villains who turned to the light side.

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JenCo-Founder / Rogue
Jen teaches her 4-year-old son nerd basics, like the difference between droids and robots. Not the same thing people… NOT the same.
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AngelaCo-founder / Tank
Angela is a geek bomb. Her unwillingness to hide her geek leads her on great adventures and allows her to meet awesome people like Jen.
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By | 2016-12-22T14:25:01+00:00 October 6th, 2013|Anomaly, Movie Reviews, News, Show Notes, Star Wars|2 Comments

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Believer, wife, mom, designer, voice actress, podcast host...Anomaly. Jen is one of the founding co-hosts of Anomaly. She introduced Angela to Podcasts in 2006, after stumbling upon Treks In Sci-Fi. They became involved in the Trek SF forum and were encouraged by the host (and now good friend) Rico Dosti, to start their own show. They did in 2007 with a little help from their friends and have never looked back. :)


  1. Mike Poteet (@Bibliomike) October 7, 2013 at 9:49 am - Reply

    Hey, Jen and Angela! Really enjoyed your discussion of “Jedi.” I was 11 years old when ROTJ hit theaters, and saw it twice during its original run. My second viewing was my first experience of how having a “good” audience can sometimes make or break the movie-going experience: the first time, everyone applauded and cheered when the Death Star blew up; the second time — nada! Crickets! Everyone sat on their hands! I was so disappointed.

    ROTJ hasn’t fared all that well in my sight these last 30 years. I still really enjoy the first 20 minutes or so on Tatooine – it’s a great rescue caper, and I love all the crazy creatures in Jabba’s lair. I also still appreciate Luke’s final confrontation with Vader and the Emperor, although it’s a little over-the-top — but then again, very few bad guys chew the scenery as well as Ian McDiarmid’s Palpatine! But the Ewoks, whom I never really enjoyed, are really insufferable; and I still can’t quite forgive Lucas for rehashing so much of Episode IV’s plot. *Another* Death Star? Really, George, that’s the best you could do?

    I think the best thing to come out of the ’97 Special Edition was the release of John Wililams’ full score. I bought the original LP soundtrack album with birthday money back in 1983. I loved having the 2-LP sets of Star Wars and Empire, and I was anticipating enjoying Jedi’s album just as much. But it was only one record! Bummer! (Still, it had a lot of cool photos in the jacket.)

    Anyway, another fun episode – thanks for it!

    • Jen October 7, 2013 at 2:30 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your comment, Mike! Even if you do hate Ewoks, we still appreciate you! :)

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