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Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith

This week we finally complete Anomaly’s series on the first six Star Wars films. WOO-HOO! We feel accomplished now. :)

Even with its flaws, Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith is the best of the prequel trilogy. There are reasons why we don’t hate the prequels and we chat about that this episode. We also talk about the strengths and weaknesses of Episode 3, pose “what if” questions, offer our theories and suggest an order for watching the films.

We’re getting closer to the release of The Force Awakens—the next time you hear from us on Anomaly, we’ll be reviewing the new film! Can you believe it’s finally December?! Are you looking forward to it?

Be sure to check out the links we referenced in our episode; you’ll find at the bottom of our show notes. Please give us your thoughts. You can comment below, email us or call our voice mail line at 432-363-4742 with your feedback. Thanks for listening to our review of Star Wars Episode 3!

Theories Discussed
The Rule of Two
Padme’s cause of death (it wasn’t a broken heart or Force Choke)
Palpatine’s staff was made up of Sith acolytes & cultists
Jar Jar a Sith Lord?
“I know there’s still good in him”— Is it possible Luke is imprinted with this belief at his birth?

Questions Asked About Star Wars Episode 3
Why are the Jedi jerks?
Why is Padme a shrinking violet now?
What if Padme survived and became a rebel?
Is Anakin psychologically disturbed or did he just need a good family counselor?
When was Anakin actually seduced by the Darkside?

The Machete Order (a sequence with which to watch the Star War Saga)
Angela’s sister, an individual who hasn’t watched Star Wars, is interested in seeing all the films before viewing Episode VII. Angela outlines the order in which she will introduce the movies to her sister. She calls it “The Modified Machete Order”. Find a link we referenced below.

If you like this episode, you may also enjoy these posts: The Phantom Menace: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,  Attack of the Clones: Anakin the Creepy Creeper and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi . Please scroll down for our archived Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back episodes. 

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Jen teaches her 5-year-old son nerd basics, like the difference between droids and robots. Not the same thing people… NOT the same.
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By | 2016-12-22T14:24:28+00:00 December 6th, 2015|Anomaly, 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. Christian August 22, 2016 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Hi, J Rhodes, good podcast thank you!.. I just found this, you both may like to read this interview with GL, there are some bits that may answer to some of your questions and thoughts about why this or that.

    • JRhodes August 27, 2016 at 3:47 pm - Reply

      Hi Christian. So glad you found the show! Yeah, we’ve seen interviews like this with Uncle George. We still dislike his directing in these films and some the decisions made with regards to characters and plot. We waited years to do this review, to let the movie steep and give the Prequels a fair shake. We have cooled our jets a bit since we first saw the movie. We didn’t dislike the movies, the were just not what we came to expect from Lucas. It’s not because we dislike comedic side kicks, as he says in his interviews. And no, we don’t need to go watch The Matrix instead. We are Star Wars fans. Lets be honest, the film has some pretty big flaws. Does it have high points? Yes, and we pointed them out in our review, but the flaws leave us wandering what the heck he was thinking. But, to each his/her own. Thanks for your excellent comments, hope to hear from you again!

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