Episode 10: The Thousand Parsec Stare

Xanadu Sq LogoThis week, we talk about Star Trek vs. Star Wars: comparing and contrasting the two properties, and why we love them both.

This week’s booze pairing is either a Schell’s Dark beer (if you side with Melissa) or a Hakusuru draft sake (if you side with Windy).

Further show notes behind the cut!

Movies mentioned:
Star Trek (everything)
Star Wars (everything)
Rustler’s Rhapsody
Hidden Fortress
Adventures of Robin Hood
Collateral Damage

People mentioned:
Everyone in Star Wars
Everyone in Star Trek
Christopher Jones
Tim Wick
Greg Bear
Elijah Wood
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Jim Belich
C. Robert Cargill


  1. That moment where Han and Leia in Return of the Jedi, she gets shot in the arm first, then Han Solo helps (gropes) her to the side…. if we are talking about the same scene. So she had a scripted reason to lay back.

  2. I’ve never been able to pick between the two Stars. Every time I dive too deep into one, I drop out and find solace in the other.

    I am also a legit enjoyer of the Holiday Special. The wookiee sitcom is bizarre, the film leads uncomfortable, and Harvey Korman makes me sad, but Art Carney and especially Bea Arthur really brought it in their roles, and slipped in a lot of the suffering everyday folk experienced under the oppressive thumb of the Empire. Also, “One Last Round, Friends” is a really catchy and moving song, and I long for the day someone makes a fan video cutting the entire film saga to it.

    1. I want Betty White to appear in the upcoming Star Wars films, just so most of the Golden Girls exist in the Star Wars universe.

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