Welcome to our first show of 2013(yeah, we're still playing catch-up here)! Karen, Unkk, and Rick shoot the solar wind as they chat about what they did during the break, and what's to come in the near future.
The Admiral kicks things off with an explanation as to why this might or might not be a properly numbered episode, giving Ro cause to question his empathy for the Starbase's OCD contingent.
[All listeners will be pleased to know that all "lost episodes" were properly retrieved and have already been posted...therefore, rejoice! This episode truly is Episode 118!]
The Admiral then shocks his crew by declaring that...he has read a book! An honest-to-goodness, paper-and-ink, checked-out-of-the-library book. The book in question? John Scalzi's Redshirts. Listen as his book review devolves (as most discussions on the Starbase are wont to do) into talk of sweaty, sex-crazed aliens, before morphing into graphic novel talk from Ro...which was really just a rehash of a loopy lupine review already posted elsewhere.
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More discourse on that ER doctor's Disney movie, while the crew once more ponders if it would be at all possible to improve the prequels and Jar Jar. I think we know what the answer is. Oh yeah, Disney owns the Dark Side now. Or maybe the Dark Side has finally just reclaimed its long-lost Sith. We're not quite sure. We do know that George Lucas might still be a questionable writer and director, but he's now officially off-limits for life for this small act of kindness.
[Oh, and there's also some obviously now outdated speak of Abrams douchery of old, which has now been replaced with Abrams douchery of new, specifically pertaining to switching franchise loyalty. The Bajoran wishes him godspeed and good riddance. May the Force be with him as he eviscerates someone else's franchise.]
So what does the Disney purchase mean for the future of Star Wars? More movies? Post-quels? Will that television show finally happen? Are the other Disney princesses ready for this particular rabble-rouser?
The Admiral then puts to recording one of the most dangerous questions imaginable.
Hobbit speak ensues briefly before the Admiral drops this "special" surprise on Ro, which admittedly leads to a bit of confusion at first for the Bajoran. Things made exclusively for women and called something like "floral kiss" do not automatically make her think of netbooks. Just sayin'...
Will there even be a market for any netbooks anymore? Is it necessary to have a special PC for women? Why not? There's a special Diet Dr. Pepper for dudes!
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UNKK then launches into his list of things that he believes will become obsolete in 2013. What's on the chopping block? What might survive the year, just in a diminished capacity? What might continue to flourish? What might make a rebound? What do the other crewmembers think? What do you think?
Ro follows up with some of the movies of 2013 that might actually lure the curmudgeonly crowd-hating Bajoran out into a theater to see. Lots to see, some to avoid (along with another one of those unexpected Admiral AdmissionsTM)...and one movie glaringly missing from her list. Guess which movie that would be...
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And, in conclusion, we'll just leave this clip to amuse you. Sempre vive, listeners!