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Episode · 1 year ago

002 - The Child(ren)

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

On this week's episode, Andrew discusses the personalities of the two boys in the household and how completely unique the two of them are. In "What we're watching," he discusses The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special, Clone Wars Season 4 episodes 1-6, and The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 4. 

Last time for the DAD wiandcast. Hello and welcome to episode two of the Dad Do Lorian podcast. I am Andrew, your host and this is the second episode, and so in the first episode you really got to get us feel for exactly how big of a nerd I am. This episode is going to give you a little bit more about who my boys are specifically. And so, as I mentioned in the first episode, my wife and I have been married for ten years and we have two sons. We have Alton, who is aged four, and Austin, who is aged one. And really what it boils down to is these boys are an absolute juxtaposition, just the oldest and the youngest. Our oldest, Alton, he, despite our love of good eats, was not named after Alton Brown. Alton is actually a family name, but I will completely admit to the fact that we did get to use Alton to cut in a line at an Alton Brown book signing. That was actually at that book signing that we discovered that Alton and Elton have slightly different pronunciations in their names, because he actually specificly asked us how we pronounce it and then worked totally disappointed when we told him it was Alton and not Olton. So the other day he had a really great moment where he was looking at one of the good eats cook books and it finally dawned on him, Hey, he's got my name. So he was a Premi. He was thirty five days early. Got To spend a couple weeks in the nick you kind of getting himself up and ready to go. And really, I mean he was born. He was four pounds ten ounces tiny. The people who are involved with the Nick you staff, I just have to tell you they are about the calmest people ever. I think we were about a week in before one of the nurses said, Oh, I'm so excited, I get to be with Alton, I got to resuscitated. And like, my wife and I are both looking at each other, like resuscitate what? Like we didn't realize that apparently he was having a little bit of trouble breathing because he had his tiny little lungs and that they had actually had to resuscitate him when he came out. So yeah, like you would never know that by how the doctors reacted and their fantastic doctors. and honestly, I don't think you can afford to freak out in that sort of situation when you're a doctor and I think you can be a little more removed from it. If as a parent, yeah, you would probably be freaking out, but when it came right down to it, his experience in the nick you wasn't too bad. He was on a sea pat for a little bit to get those little lugs moving, but other than that he had a pretty easy journey the growth charts as far as when they were, you know, telling us what percentage he was. You know, they tell you, oh, your child is ex percentage. All never actually made the growth chart. There are kids that are the same age as him that might be a whole head taller than him in some cases, but it's something where he's a little bit short and it's totally fine. He's also incredibly particular about his personal cleanliness. He was probably the neatest eating baby I've ever seen, and you have to understand where I'm coming from. My Mom said that about me where I very rarely made a mess when I was eating. So when I'm saying this child was a clean eater, I really really know what I'm talking about. He's also incredibly cautious. It's one of those things, like he likes to see other people do something before he will try it. And you know he is very specific in how he wants to do things or how he wants to proceed with things. Enter Austin. Austin at age one complete opposite of his brother. He, instead of being early, actually came about five days late. He was born nearly double Alton's birth weight. They actually told my wife if he had been much bigger they would have had to do c section, because he's a big boy. He is first mark on Nana and pappy's growth chart at nine months was taller than Alton's first mark. And I say that because Alton's first...

...mark on that growth chart was at fifteen months old. So he's tall. And I say that he gets that from his pappy, because pappy is six foot two, whereas I am a solid five nine. I think I at one point, shortly out of high school, may have lied and said on my driver's license I was five and ten. I as John Christ can attest, nobody actually checks that. So you could put anything you want on your driver's license and it's not like they've got a measuring tape out and like, oh no, you're actually this tall. You could I could have said I was six to and I'm really not six foot too. So any case, yeah, so he's tall. He's got that heaty height to him. Nobody on my side of the family has that real height. You look at my parents and grandparents and it's really that is not there in the jeans. So Alton will, like I said, will be an incredibly clean eater. Austin, on the other hand, will get food in places that you can't figure out how he got it. Case and point. I have had nights where I go to change his diaper before bed and I find bits of that night's dinner in the diaper and not having been processed through the rest of his system, mind you. There's just pieces of food in there and when you think about the fact that this child is wearing a onesie that buttons around his diaper, you just kind of sit there and puzzle over how did he get food there. That doesn't make any logical sense. And I mean on his birthday. Here's another big difference between the two of them. For Alton's first birthday he got a little smash cake. He very daintily ate it. Didn't want to get frosting anywhere. Austin had blue frosting all over himself. He looked like a SMURF. There was blue frosting on his tray, there was blue frosting on him, there was blue frosting on the wall behind him. Hours later, after I'd put him down for bed, I found blue frosting on the dog like. I don't know how this child gets so much frosting all over the place, but it was everywhere. So and then, on top of that, whereas Alton is incredibly cautious, Austin is very much the daredevil. He's not afraid of anything. He's frequently found climbing on top of things that he really shouldn't be. On more than one occasion we have found him standing on the train table and super proud of himself over that. Most recently this week he has actually started doing this thing where we have a chair that is for Alton and also for him eventually, but he's not really big into chairs right now, except to climb on top of them. But this chair, I can only describe it as basically being the miniature equivalent of a bar stool height chair. So it's not like a short size where you sit down and your legs are touching the floor, like Alton sits on it and his legs are hanging a little bit. Austin the other day I came into the room and found him standing on top of that in front of our entertainment center, reaching up to turn on the WHEI. I don't even know how he knows where the power button on the WII is because we don't even use it that often, but somehow here is this child at you move. At that point he's almost to my shoulder height, standing on this chair reaching for this button. So he will climb up on things. He's falling off of things a couple of times, like before he really started pulling himself up in our presence. Apparently he had been doing it covertly and the reason that we figured out that he was pulling himself up is because he pulled himself out of his crib and dropped himself on the floor. He was totally fine afterwards, but it was definitely one of those situations where it's like, okay, I am absolutely changing the height on this crib now, because clearly he has been doing things behind her back and not telling us. So yeah, he is absolutely the One I am guaranteeing you, as he gets older he will probably hold the family emergency room visit record and he hasn't had any yet, but I'm...

...pretty much just preparing myself for it at this point, because this kid is not afraid of anything. He will jump up on anything and climb it and then be super proud of himself and dance around on it and then he'll fall over and then cry about it. And I mean he's rough and tumble. He's about as boy as you can get. So that is kind of the story of our boys. They are, like I said, the absolute juxtaposition of each other, whereas one is cautious, the other one is the daredevil, and the cautious one, I think, is a little more calculated and is probably, as they get older, going to be the one that pushes his little brother into doing things just to see how they turn out. I expect that is going to be an interesting power dynamic to watch as it unfolds. So and Austin, at this point, I mean he will just show up for about anything. Alton, on the other hand, he is very much into different stuff and he's really gotten to that point where his personality is starting to emerge, really enjoys Lego, really enjoy star wars like that's been kind of our fun thing, Lego and Star Wars. Like I started him with Real Legos. I think we've started with them about three years old, maybe a little bit before that, which you know, I know they're supposed to be for older kids, but he's actually been fairly mature in how he handles them. And so there's been one instance where he swallowed a tiny piece and it was part of one of the Lego toy story sets where there was a little piece that looked like an egg and he was pretending to eat it. Only by pretending to eat it he accidentally swallowed it and I'm told him, son, I am not fishing this out of your poop. So that was his lesson learned. I don't think he has put a Lego in his mouth since that point and he's very good with them. He actually, before we started getting him into the Legos, one of the first things that he got to help me do with Legos was he helped me put together a Lego hulkbuster that I wound up getting for myself originally. Actually, did I get that for myself originally? No, I got that for him. Quote Unquote. It was really for me, but I want to be able to do something with him and I thought it was something that he might enjoy, and he actually, despite the fact that it was a fairly complex set and the fact that really I was doing a lot of the work, he really enjoyed helping me go through that. He will look at the instruction manual and I'll say hey, buddy, can you find me these pieces out of the stack, and he will go through and find the pieces that I need for that particular step and we'll put them together. He got a gift card for his birthday that he wound up taking and purchasing a Lego atst from the Mandalorian that Daddy had actually purchased for himself and has had up on display. There's not I'm not one of those people who has a whole stock pile of collectors Lego sets that the child doesn't touch and that are all mine, like. I know there are people in the world who do that. I know several of them myself. I am not somebody who is doing that. Like I have a couple sets that I got because I like them. I have half of the iron man versus Detroit Steel set. I actually let Alton Take Detroit steal and play with that. I really just wanted agent Colson and Woa from agents of shield, and so I have those up on a shelf. I have the LEGO ATS t from the Mandalorian with Mando and Kara done, and then I have a character pack of Mandalorians and I actually have a why wing micro fighter with Zori Bliss and that actually the Mandalorians and the Zori bliss figure. That is actually something where I am trying to work out where my wife and son can be able to do Lego who star wars figures for the Star Wars role playing game and I'm trying to really dial back that game to something where...

...it's easy enough for a small child to play. I've not made a ton of progress on it. I'm still trying to figure out how the mechanics are going to work and whatnot, but it's something where I think he will enjoy it if I can figure out a way to simplify it. And so if you have any suggestions on ways that you can simplify a role playing game and take it down to the essence that will really get a child interested in narrative storytelling. I am all ears. Definitely hit me up at the Dad Delian podcast on Instagram or the Dad Delirian podcast at gmailcom. You can find me either of those places and just hit me up there. You can also find me on our facebook page the Dad Delriian podcast. All of those media are available now. Also, we now have a website, folks, this is a week in I got that launched. It is the Dad Delorean dotnet is the website address. I was actually super surprised that some tacky TSHIRT company had not already take that. So, in any case, back to the boys. The boys are great. I Love Them. It's being a father is just the most rewarding experience and a little bit terrifying too, because you kind of find yourself in the back of your mind going, okay, am I doing enough to raise them correctly? I want them to be kind, I want them to help other people. I don't want them being bullies, that sort of thing, and I try to call out any time that I see something like Hey, son, you shouldn't be doing that. Alton, I love that he loves his brother as much as he does, but occasionally I have to remind him that a choke hold is not considered a real hug and he should not be trying to put his baby brother to sleep like that. It's one of those things like I love it. I love that I'm getting to explore things with them. Alton is at a point where I'm even starting to export video games a little bit. He loves Lego, Star Wars, the Force Awakens, the Intro to that being the ATS T run from Battle of endor like that. He because he played with Lego ATSD's. He thought that was the greatest thing ever and like he will freak out every time he's he's ATSD's. Like this kid loves ats T's, which, if you're sitting at home going, why does he keep seeing Atsd what is that? That's the chicken leg walkers from Star Wars. So you see a lot of them in the battle of endor, pretty much the Eox finding ways to smash them over different ways with wogs and rocks and trees and all of that. So we're going to take a quick break here and then we're going to come back to talk about what we watched this week and then we'll have our question about what you enjoyed. To end out the episode, so we will be right back. And we are back. So back to answer the question. What did we watch this week? Well, first and foremost, I think I would be remiss if I did not bring up the fact that we watched the Lego Star Wars holiday special. And for those of you who have no idea what that is, it was a Disney plus special that released this week on November seventeen, which was wookie life day. If you lived long enough to see the original Star Wars holiday special and apparently how terrible it was. Honestly, I was born after it came out, so I never really got the chance to see it. I might track it down on Youtube one of these days because it's one of those things that just occasionally shows up somewhere, but I've heard it is legendarily bad. This is not actually legendarily bad. This is really pretty amazing. The first thing that I noticed about it is as it's starting off, there's the Star Wars logo, which they introduced with the Mandalorian. They run that but instead of doing it exactly like they did, where they show the different masks and helmets and groids and all of that in...

...normal form, it shows them all as Lego figures. That was great. The show really does not take itself too seriously, which is fantastic for me because I think one thing that Disney has done really well, especially in its treatment of characters with the Lego stuff, is it's not afraid to poke some fun at the characters or the movies themselves. Like you can have a sense of humor about it. So there's scenes where you get to see, for instance, Luke training with master Yoda and the do or do not. There is no try thing and here you see luke go, but isn't trying a good thing? And Master Yoda goes. Participation Trophies for Jedi there are not, and something about that just made my wife and I bust up laughing. and kind of the idea behind it, and I should say spoiler alert ahead of time if you haven't seen it. I'm going to talk about this in pretty massive details, so you might not want to listen to this until you've had the chance to see it. But regardless, the general plot for this is ray is having trouble training Finn to be a Jedi and she finds this Jedi text that tells her about a key to unlocking the past and seeing the future and all of that making the way clear. She winds up going and finding this key in this Jedi temple on this long lost planet that basically gives her the ability to travel through time and see different moments in time and all of that. It goes interesting to start off. Like one of the early ones that she winds up seeing is quigon Jin and OBI Wan Kenobi as they are on the ship at the beginning of Star Wars episode one, and Obi Wan asking the question that everybody wanted to know at that point. Who Cares about a trade dispute? If you've ever seen star wars episode one, you know that that was a major piece of it. And the funny thing to me has always been that George Lucas created the Prequel trilogies for the kids, but they tackle some stuff in there that it's like really heavy, like intergalactic politics, like I don't understand why any child would be of any interest in this, because most kids don't notice that kind of nuance. That's more the adults, and George Lucas, bless his heart, was not especially nuanced when it came to putting those themes in there. I always say that the biggest thing that the prequel suffered from was a lack of Lawrence Casden, who was amazing in the first three movies. And then, as I understand it, I don't know all the details, but it sounded like there was some falling out over e walks and George Lucas has intention to put them in. I think casten didn't like him. Honestly, what people love the e walks, so I get why the e walks made it in there, but it sounded like Hasden was never ever coming back as long as George was on it because he was so upset over each looks. I don't know if that's the actual truth. That's just the way I heard it, but regardless. So that those heady topics in episode one, we're definitely something that we're over the head of most kids. I didn't really fully understand what was going on when I was watching it. I was a teenager at the time, so but it was definitely not afraid to take its shots there. There was one spot where I believe it was ray said something about something being the biggest intergalactic disaster, says jarge our banks his Senate speech. You got your jarjar reference without actually having to get Jarjar, which was another thing that people either loved or hated out of the prequels was Jarg our banks. But regardless, it was definitely fun there there was a scene where Max Rebo shows up and Poe asks about what. I thought it was the Max Rebo Seven. What happened, and Rebo says something he goes, Oh my condolences, because well, in case you didn't watch, Max Rebos band mostly what up in smoke with Javas sale...

...bars. In fact, I'm not sure how Max Rebo made it out of there because I'm pretty sure he was on that sale bars to regardless. So it's just Max Rebo by himself. There's a part where Kylo Ren is teamed up with Palpatine through the ages and brings up something about palpatine getting thrown down a shaft and he says, and there's no coming back from that, when quink like there are moments throughout the thing that just clearly say this is not taking things too seriously, we're having fun with this and honestly, my favorite thing about the whole thing is got to be emperor palpatine being played by the same guy who played him in the freemaker adventures and, as I talked about it last week, freemaker adventures for me like it was a whole new discovery for Star Wars for me, because it was very irreverent. You had a lot of fun seeing Palpatine as the management type versus just evil emperor type. and He, the guy who did the voiceover for him is fantastic, like he's just he's got to be second to Ian McDermott in terms of performances for the emperor. Like less talking, talking, more fighting, fighting. There's a great gag where they're he's talking to vader before the battle of Hendor and they're talking about the death star to and Vaders, like it seems really derivative. Like what about star killer base men? Like that's a terrible idea. And then waiter, when Palpatine is talking to Kylo, Ren Kylo was like, Oh yeah, I love the death star. That's what gave us the idea for star killer base who Stockula Basse? That sounds great. Excuse me, like it was just fantastic. It was very much like Timon and Poomba. Hey what, he's on our side. So like taking the idea from to Pumba and making it as though it was his own kind of thing. He anytime there was electricity coming from his fingertips, it was always Sapp Day's happeny, which I always laugh at. And then at the very end when he's falling down the shaft, he has this revelation of his moment where he's like, why am I always so evil? It's a life day miracle. Oh Shehavy Palpatine is gonna change his ways. And he doesn't have time to change his ways because he falls down the shaft. But it was just really hilarious. Some of my favorite laughs were there's a scene where vader and Ray are falling through portals in different periods of time in Star Wars and you of course had to get a moment with baby Yoda and everybody is floating in the air looking down at Baby Yoda and going, oh, he's so cute, and that's literally everybody that ever sees baby Yoda is like, oh my gosh, he's adorable, but to see ray and vader bolt doing that, that was hysterical. During the Life Day celebrations, Lando opens it. Miss is something that shows up in the trailer where he's got please be a Cape, please be a Cape, please be a Cape. And he opens it and it's a wrap and it's unnamed Mont Calamari. They're like it's a definite Admiral Actbar joke. If that is Admiral Acbar, there's always the question of how is he there if this is supposed to be set after the end of of the skywalkers saga, because we all know that he passed in the last Jedi. It was kind of an off screen nobody really paid that much attention to it, but yeah, he died. So yeah, some other Mont Calalmarti has apparently taken up that particular gag, if that's the case, or they just decided to throw them in there because it's Lego who's paying that close of attention to continuity. There was a scene where they're dancing and see three pio obviously is doing the robot. You can't get any more really great gag than that. Also, there's a scene where bedight beeps and whistles something in Ray...

...goes. You can say that again and he immediately beats and whistles the exact same thing again, like just little fine of kind of funny little gags here and there. There was also some really great deep cuts to this. For instance, there is a scene where darth vader encounters darth vader in Hof as they were coming into the base, and it was very much like the one thousand nine hundred and sixty spiderman double identity moment as to oar as, I you're the real spider man, no, I'm the real spiderman, and going back and forth like you're not me, I mean, and then they have this moment after fighting where one of them goes impressive and the other one goes most impressive, and then they turn off their lightsabers and they have this moment of you army, and so they want to hip teaming up to go after Reagan then fall through the portal again. It was just hilarious. Also, there's a couple moments where basically KYLO REN is trying to kill Luke in various incarnations and he's like, I've always hated you, and he has her. Luke has a very fanos to Wanda in and game responsive kid, I don't even know who you are. So that was pretty funny. There's also towards the end Poe and Zori under the mistletoe. If you watch rises skywalker. There was the scene at the end where everybody's hugging and kissing and Poe gives her the eyes and she shakes her head no, and so it was kind of funny to see that call back by favorite of the really weird deep cuts in it, though, had to be at the very end when Yoda has been doing all of this narration for it and you see him close the Book and you look at him and he is dressed up like burl ives in Rudolf, as the snowman. I just about lost it. I missed that was exactly what he was dressed up as the first pass through. The second time through on it, I saw it and I'm like, oh my gosh, I can't believe they did that. That's great. So that was the holiday special. Lots of funny little in Gags, stuff that you will catch that your kids might not catch, stuff that your kids will enjoy. Honestly, even if you don't have kids, I'd recommend watching it. Other thing we watched last week is colne wars, season four, episodes one through six. I'm not going to recap all of the episodes, but episode six, no, mad droids. That one was quite amusing. Because it was our to d too, and c three Po heavy and they basically jettison from their cruiser in a why wing and they wind up accidentally liberating two planets before being taken captive by pirates. They get captured and nearly melted by separatists and then they were accidentally rescued. It was possibly one of the most absurd and yet most fun episodes that I have seen. The first planet that they land on, they have this goover's travel kind of moment where there's these tiny people and they're being tied down to the ground. The tiny people are being run by this tiny dictator who's been sending them off to war against other people, and the tiny dictator, basically three Po winds up tripping and falling on top of him and accidentally squashing him, which then liberates the people. And then they vote on a new leader and, as our tod too and see, three people were leaving. They're arguing over that leader and just trying break into this little civil war. It's kind of the idea that reshime change is very messy and it was one of those really kind of funny, like deeper moments than it seems. Then they wind up getting trapped by a group of sentient beings on the next planet and they were answering to this leader who was a Hologram, and it was a very great and powerful as kind of Hologram that we find out is being run by a group of pit droids from episode one. So the little ones that were basically the comic relief have somehow found a way to...

...control these people by pretending to be their big, massive leader on this Hologram, and they wind up revealing that and the people who were being taken advantage of don't take too kindly to being run by Droids, so they wind up liberying that group. They then run out of power on this planet. A group of pirates shows up and captures the droids, gets them recharged and was planning to put them into a droid fighting ring, but then they wind up getting used by the separatists for target practice, venting everybody, including three Po and our two, out into a vacuum of space. Then three Po is holding onto our tow who's using his little rockets to basically get them into the ship for the separatists. The separatists capture them, thinking their pirate droids and decide to try to melt them down. As this is going on, the cruiser that came to save, the cruiser that they were previously on shows up and saves them completely by accident. He's reunited with his Jedi and very absolutely annoyed Wolf, who is one of the cone troopers who doesn't especially care for three Po and it would is just a great moment of Oh, not him again kind of thing, but in the it ends with three Po recounting all of their adventures to wolf. It was an absurd episode, but it was a fun episode and so I think we really enjoyed that one out of the ones. Probably the best other thing we got to watch this week is empire strikes back and return of the Jedi. We actually managed to get through both of them. We found out that Alton does take after his father and that empire strikes back was his favorite. As fully expected, he was not at all phased by no, I am your father, like Alton was just like Oh, okay, like I already knew this because Anakin skywalker is starth vader and all of that stuff. So it's a different experience from when I was a kid and we didn't have all of this extra star wars content. It was literally just the movies on VHS and watching that and having my mind flown way. We're very much saturated in star wars content nowadays, so plenty of things to spoil it. And Yeah, should he have probably learned that from the movie versus all of the auxiliary stuff? Probably, but regardless, here we are not surprised at all. He loves the walkers and he's been very subtle as of late because he has his ats t and he keeps dropping hints that he wants the Atat, which I laugh about because the Atat is a a hundred and sixty dollars and I'm I love my Legos, don't get me wrong, but dropping over a hundred dollars on a Lego set is something that I'm like, I can't justify that. Like, if it were me, I would really, really want the Lego stars, not the star Scavenger. He's got the star Scavenger and we got that for forty bucks, but I would really want the razorcrest from the Mandalorian. I think that's a fantastic set and it looks like it would be a lot of fun to put together, but that's a hundred thirty dollars and I'm just like, I can't, I cannot justify that to myself. I cannot justify that to my wife. That is a pricey Lego set that I will most likely never own. But he's very subtle about when do we get my Atat my son? Maybe never, like it might be one of those things we give him shores that he can do and eventually earn his way to being able to buy that. I don't know. We haven't really figured that out at this point. All I know is that Lego set is massive and bigger than anything I have even done. So he loves the walkers and he started calling off plot points as they were happening. I think the best example of this was as Han and layer trying to escape through the asteroid field and he flies into the hole in the asteroid. He cures to me and goes he's flying into the space slug's mouth and I'm like yeah, yeah, that's exactly what he's doing. Yep, you...

...saw that somewhere else. Okay, I do remember this now. So that's been interesting, is having the kid know the plot points before he's even seen the movie. With return of the Jedi, he wasn't a big fan of the opening of the film. I mean job is palace is a little bit man he really did enjoy the battle of end or, which that was covered in Lego Star Wars the force awakens in the prolog, and really enjoyed the space battle. He like I said, he freaks out any time he sees walkers on the screen because I dad it's like the walkers we've got. So that's been a lot of fun. Now on to what my wife and I have been watching without him, and that is the Mandalorian, season two, episode four. So I do have to say they've been dragging out the Asoka revealed, but dropping a lot of other big reveals, and in some cases they're big reveals that I don't think the average viewer who isn't a huge star wars nerd understands how big they are. For instance, Boba Fett. If you didn't know who Tamara Morrison voiced all of that and didn't know what the significance of that character was him showing up at the end of the Mandalorian, you're probably sitting there going Huh, that's interesting. WHO's that random guy watching mando take off with that armor that belong to somebody else previously. You don't know that that's the armor's owner. So that's one thing. You've got Bocatan crees, who really you'd have to have been following clone wars and rebels to really understand her significance in there. And now with episode four, towards the end of that episode, again these are major spoilers, so this is your last chance of you've not watched the Mandalorian turn back now, turn back now. Okay, MOF Gideon showing up at the end of the episode with what appeared to be dark troopers and for those of you at home, we were like, what the heck is a dark trooper? There was a video game released in one thousand nine hundred and ninety five called Star Wars dark forces, and basically it follows the adventures of one Kyle Katarn, who was a basically mercenary who helped the rebels during the war against the empire and he originally, before rogue one came out, he was actually the one who stole the plans for the first death star. Obviously, when Disney bought up everything and they made everything else legends, that was one of the things that got zapped was he's no longer the person who stole the death star plans. But the basic point of that game is you were trying to fight the empire and stop the development of a robot stormtrooper powered exoskeleton armor known as the dark trooper, and they were basically really powerful, really kind of crazy when you think about it, because it was a suit of armor that could actually be completely independent of a user. It could just be on robot modes. So it was like an advanced battle deroid that could also be used as an exoskeleton for a human user. So what it appears to be at the end of the most recent mandalorian episode is in fact the dark trooper. If they bring that out of legends into cannon and that's what that is, that is a crazy reveal for those of a super nerds who were like living off of all of the video games and remembering all of that stuff. The other thing is bringing back m count, which, for those of you who were like what was an m count? That was a very subtle reintroduction of Midichlorians, I think. I think a lot of people think that right now actually, but regardless, because it was a measure of for sensitivity. You really only heard about it in episode one when they find Anakid and his medakorean count is off the charts,...

...and there is a brief mention of it in episode three when Palpatine talks about manipulating medic chloreans. That's really all you ever hear about Medakloreans. So I'm assuming based on how they are using it, m count means Meda Koreans and it sounds like they are trying to use the child's blood for some kind of development in making superpowered soldiers. There's a couple different ideas as to what's going on there, one of them being the idea of a superpowered soldier that would be four cents save in a dark trooper armor suit. I heard that it could be something where they might be working on developing supreme leader Snow, because apparently snow was what's called a strand cast, which is basically a genetically engineered being, and so the other thing that comes to mind too is perhaps it's something related to Palpatine and him being cloned, because if you haven't seen rise a Skywalker, we find out that he was able to send his body to a clode body and Exego, but the problem is his power of the dark side ravages these clone bodies. They're not able to contain them because of this sheer power that he wields, and so it's something where it sounds like it could be used towards developing his body to try to make it so that he can survive for longer, because they just keep having to burn off clone bodies. What's interesting after I get through that episode is thinking on it, and I didn't really think too hard about this after watching rises skywalker, but the more that I think about it, a lot of the plot elements from rise of Skywalker were actually lifted out of the Old Dark Horse Star Wars Comics, which they're not word for word the exact thing, but basically palpatine coming back because he cast his essence to a clone body, Yep, that's there. The empire having giant ships capable of destroying worlds, Yep, that's there. The Empire having a hidden fleet that nobody knew about. Yep, that's there. Like there's a bunch of pieces and if you look at the general plot of it, it's not exactly the same. Luke winds up going to the dark side and being his apprentice for a while, but at the end of the day there was a lot of very interesting similarities. Other than that, the things that were fun with this episode finding out that the first bounty that we met, the Blue Guy from the first episode, played by Horatio Sands, was basically grief Carg is accountant and now he's working off a life debt. That's hilarious. You get Kara doone as the new marshal on Navarro and basically taking out a bunch of bad guys in what used to be the mandalorian covert, the imperial troop transport. I got to say felone, he's gotten a lot of mileage out of a Kennor toy from the s. That was never actually in the movies because, when you think about it, it showed up in rebels frequently. That was something that they used. It also showed up in the Mandalorian both in the end of season one during the last two episodes. Like you'd see it roll up and bunch of troops jump off of it, but then also it now was the getaway vehicle during their mission on this episode from the Sub posed we abandoned imperial base where they find all of this technology and evidence that they were doing medical tests at the imperial base. So that was absolutely like the most random thing that they would get mileage out of. But that was created as a toy for the release of Star Wars but never actually appeared in any film, and now it's shown up on both rebels and the Mandalorian and so follow he is really getting his money's worth out of it. I just got to say that. And what's not forget baby...

Yoda, who, what's be honest, the like since the first season. I think baby Yoda is one of the main reasons that people keep coming back is just to see what crazy thing baby yode is going to do. This week I'm showing up on Navarro and running into grief Carga like that. Cargo becomes like doting grandfather and it was just hysterical to kind of see this rough and tumble gentleman who is used to running around bounty hunters become this like grandfather figure all of a sudden, the technician planting the bug on the ship. I'm going to be totally honest with you, guys, that had to be the biggest obvious plant that I think we have ever seen. I saw it coming. I knew it was coming. I loved it anyway, but I definitely knew soon as he turned and watched them walking away, I'm I get that dude's totally planning a tracker. Baby Yoda tossing his cookies, like, first of all, stealing the cookies was great because you know he's asking the kid, Hey, hey, give me one of your cookies, and kids like no, and so then the kid goes back to what he's doing and all of a sudden here maybe yo just got the cookies. It's fantastic. But then him being in the ship with Mando is Mando's taking out the tie fighters and Mando is all over the place and you see baby Yoda with his hands in the back and it reminded me of the emperor's new groove when Cronk and EIZMA went down the water slide. It's like Isma put your hands in the air, like it was that kind of moment. But then he to have him turn around and toss his cookies and it was like, Oh look, baby Yoda just puked. That was the cutest Puke we've ever seen. Really, I am really hyped for next week to see if we finally get to see Ahsoka. I think, based on what I'm hearing, that the episode title is going to be the Jedi. We should be seeing her this Friday. So pretty stoked on that. Can't wait to see how that all comes out. But that has been really what we have been enjoying this week in terms of our streaming. So we will be right back. I want to hear from you. If you hadn't listen her haven't reached out before, definitely go ahead and reach out. You can hit me up on email at the dad do Lorian podcast at gmailcom. You can hit up on Instagram at the DAD delorrian podcast. I'm on Facebook at search the Dad Delorian podcast, additionally on our website, the Dad Delrian dotnet. So we will be right back after this and we're back. Thanks so much for hanging out with us now. So the last week I and asked what you enjoyed this week and got a response from Nick. Nick has been enjoying the Mandalorian as well as a show that I'm not going to repeat. Rhymes with Hits Creek like. I get that there's a see in there. I just want to keep this family friendly, so I'm not going to repeat it out right, but you know what I'm saying. And then apparently he's got a guilty pleasure called below deck. I've never heard of below deck. I've heard of the other show. I've just never watched it had any interest in it, but it's apparently a comedy. And then below deck is something reality TV related. I think related to people on a cruise yacht or something like that. Any case, it sounds interesting. So for me this week, I think my favorite thing had to be that Lego Star Wars holiday special, and I mean it's because I enjoy the Lego star wars stuff so much. Like I am currently anxiously awaiting the next Lego Star Wars video which is apparently going to be the entire skywalker SAGA translated into Lego video game form. And from what I understand, even though I have all of the old Lego Star Wars Games, they are going to not be just rehashing it. It's going to be something where some...

...of the stuff they're going to add new game dynamics to it. So super excited for that. But the Lego Star Wars holiday special was just a fantastic experience. My son enjoyed it. I enjoyed it, his mother enjoyed it. We really had a blast watching that this week. So that, I think, would be my favorite thing. And also, I mean we're coming up on Christmas and we have gotten alt in his advent counter, which is going to be the Lego Star Wars one this year, and vader wearing a ugly Christmas sweater. I mean, I cannot wait for him to unwrap that particular mini figure because I think it is hysterical. So, any case, that has been our show for today. I thank you so much for listening with us today. Hope that you have a great week again. If you want to reach out to us, you can find us on facebook, you can find us on Instagram, you can find us on the web at the Dad Dolrian dotnet. Hope you guys are having a great week. We will see you next week. Take Care and, as you all know, parenting is a complicated profession.

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