Ep 052 - Star Wars Holiday Special

Obviously this episode contains Episode Seven (7) "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" spoilers; consider yourself warned!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

"Homeland: The Dark Elf Trilogy, Part 1" by R.A. Salvatore

Author: Mark Waid

Podcast: The Beer Powered Time Machine

TVTropes: Mary Sue

The prototypical Mary Sue is an original female character in a fanfic who obviously serves as an idealized version of the author mainly for the purpose of Wish Fulfillment. She's exotically beautiful, often having an unusual hair or eye color, and has a similarly cool and exotic name. She's exceptionally talented in an implausibly wide variety of areas, and may possess skills that are rare or nonexistent in the canon setting. She also lacks any realistic, or at least story-relevant, character flaws -- either that or her "flaws" are obviously meant to be endearing.

Podcast: Pop Culture Happy Hour Small Batch: The Very Spoilery 'Star Wars'

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

Bandcamp: Too Fat to Troop

Snopes: No Suicide Over Black Star Wars Character

Wikipedia: Project Babylon

From 1988 thru 1990, Saddam Hussein commissioned a series of giant cannon

"Lovecraft Actually" by DrFaustusAU

Rey action figures from Hasbro

"Rey is not a role model for little girls" by Mike Adamick

Mikey Mason, Jeb Brack, Stephen A. Jarjoura