Sounder SIGN UP FOR FREE
The Dadalorian Podcast
The Dadalorian Podcast

Episode · 1 year ago

012 - Something about the little green guys...

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

This week, Andrew discusses his realization that his experience with Austen's attachment to baby Yoda doesn't appear to be a totally unique experience Additionally, we discuss Star Wars Rebels, Wandavision, and what we're excited for!

You're going, you and cold. Well, Hello and welcome to the Dad Do Lorian podcast, episode twelve. Super excited to have you back for another episode of all things nerdom and fatherhood and what we've been watching and streaming this week. I am your host, Andrew. If you want to reach out to the podcast, many ways you can do that. The best way currently is through our instagram at the dad do Lorrian podcast. You can also shoot us an email at the Dad Lorian podcast at gmailcom, and there are other things out there. The Dad Dolorean dotnet is our website. It's still under construction and kind of looking for a little bit more perfection to it, but at this point it is usable. You can weave us a voicemail through the website as well. If you want to go on there on the contact US page there's also a form you can use. Many different ways you can reach out if you want to get in touch with us. So this week I wanted to touch base again on baby Yoda as an experience for my kids, more specifically the youngest one. So, as I brought up a couple weeks back, our youngest boy, when we were in target the other day, saw a baby Yoda Toy and absolutely had to have it, to the point where we wound up using his Christmas money to purchase this baby Yoda Toy, and it was one of the little stuffed ones that talks. I mean it's got the hard plastic head and hands, but the body is soft. You squeeze it and he coups and babbles and it's just the coolest thing ever. And I thought that was really interesting because my fifteen month old has not seen the MANDALORIAN. He has no real idea of who baby Yoda is anything like that, and I thought that was a very unique experience. Well, during the weekend I was listening to podflicts and chill and this week on his episode Andrew had on as guest Joe Glant from go on ski and friends. I probably mispronounced that. I Apologize, Joe, if you're listening to this, but it was just one of those things where I was listening to their podcast together and in their conversation Joe brought up the fact that he had one of the original Yoda toys from back in, you know, the S, and apparently his story was somewhat similar. He was about for at the time when that came out and he asked his mom, hey, why did I have this toy? And she goes, well, you saw it in the store and you absolutely wanted it and so we got it for you, like it was just one of those things. Like he was drawn to the character despite having no previous star wars experience, and I kind of got the thinking, what is it about the little green guys that draws in our kids so easily, because, I mean it's amazing that these characters can draw somebody in with somebody who's got no experience, no idea who the character is. It's just like Hey, I want that funny little green thing. Like it was a very interesting topic to hear come up because up until that point I thought that my experience with Austin and baby Yoda was very unique, and it turns out apparently this is not the only time that's happened. And there we're talking. There's a forty year difference between when this happened, almost, and yet there's something about it. Is it because Frank Oz, who's obviously known for his work with the muppets, is involved with the character and there's something to go with? They're like I honestly I don't know. It's just very, very fascinating to me, like we don't even know what this species is in terms of Star Wars Lore. It's just something that apparently appeals to small children. And so yeah, that was my kind of interesting thing from this weekend was hearing Joe and Andrew Talking about that on the podflicts and children podcast, and so I just wanted to bring that up. Just this kind of a quirky, little fun story this week because honestly, like I thought I was unique and apparently I am not unique in my experience. There there are other parents who, over time, have experienced the same thing, and so I thought it was cool. Thought it was an interesting kind of take to find in...

...there is that. Yeah, Baby Yoda is for the kids was a Woutang joke. Honestly, sorry, guys, I don't know why I did that, like I don't I don't even listen to Woutang. Any case, we're going to head to our first break this week. Doing a little bit short this week, but I just want to make or that we are getting everything in that there is to discuss, because we got a lot to unpack. So we're going to head to that first break stay tuned. Will be right back and we are back. Welcome back to the DAD DELORIAN podcast. So this week on what we watched, they are definitely moving around a lot of things in this household. We actually one thing that I will say. It wasn't really a watch, but we actually played Lego Star Wars the force awakens, and that's something that my oldest son and I have been playing for a while now and it's something I'd already played through it with my wife when he was still a little but I did it on the xbox three hundred and sixty and then we wanted up purchasing it for the xbox one and getting like all of the add ons and everything, because I was just like, I think this would be fun to go through with Alton, and we wound up finishing that this weekend, and not just finishing it, we got two a hundred percent completion. This is something that's been a while in the making, but he played along with me and we went through, hunted down all the mini kits, all of the red bricks, all of the side missions, everything in that game has been unlocked at this point. So and even after with that, I actually manage to get all the achievements on a locked as well on xbox. So like, I think this is only one of maybe two games that I've gotten a hundred percent completion on on xbox live. So that was something that I was kind of like weirdly proud of, like it's some of those things like, honestly, video game achievements don't really count for anything in life, but I was just like hey, look, I completed one. That's cool. But on top of that, Alton has been watching rebels with us and we are into season two. Believe we're getting actually close to no, I take that back. We just got done with the season two and we are actually in season three and this is getting to the point in the series where I really enjoy it because you've brought in grand admiral thrown to the mix and grant admiral thrown, for those of you who, for some reason, have been under a rock for the past thirty, forty years, was one of the big characters from the old legends series of Star Wars, back before Disney purchased it and when Disney said they were making everything else legend. That was my biggest disappointment at the time, was that characters like grand admiral thrown were basically being a race from star wars history, as it were. But then, thankfully, Dave Felony and the crew working on rebels wound up bringing back thrown as a part of season three and season four, where you got to actually see the character brought to the screen. And obviously it's not a live action at this point, but that is obviously something that we realize is going to be coming with the Live Action Star Wars Series on Disney plus, after the big announcement at the investors conference this year. So it was something like, I mean, if you whistened back when we were going through season two of the Mandalorian, you know that when I heard where's Grand Admiral Thrawn, I just about lost it. I may have shrieked like a little girl there, may have been jumping up and down on the couch like Tom Cruise on Oprah is set, like all these things may or may not have been going on when I heard that name in the live action series. And so for me it is a huge thing to be able to kind of share that character with my kids because that's one that you know, in junior high I read those books and he was a very fascinating character study for me because he was an imperial but he was a bit of an outsider from the imperial standpoint. You will think about every character in the imperial navy is your...

...basic human and then randomly you have this blueskinned humanoid who's got the highest rank available and how did that come to play? And Timothy's on did an excellent job developing that character in the legends Saga's and he did a great job bringing that character back when they reintroduced him with rebels and just bringing in so much more of his back story, getting to find out what he was like before he came to the empire, finding out what his time with the empire was like, all of that. There is just so much that they were able to bring into that and honestly, I will be very interested to see if they managed to pull off something kind of like air to the empire with the associated live action series. Is We're going kind of that direction. But like, I don't even need a true one to one. This was exactly how it happened. Like if they want to take some artistic liberty with it when they're bringing it back and improve it, but put it into a live action setting. That to me would be absolutely amazing. So I am super excited to gotta get to go back through that can just kind of seeing thrown and how he thinks very tactically and very much knows his opponents when he is combating them and kind of analyzes what they do. And that was one of the things too, about him is he's very strategic. Whereas you think of Admiral Azzle going and jumping in, taking the element of surprise was the better and basically getting the life choked out of him for it, whereas very much throng thinks things through when you can tell that he's working on another level in comparison to the other imperial commanders. So that has been kind of fun to rediscover that part of the rebels series. The other thing that we watched this week was one division. And where do you even begin with that episode, because we go through the first three episodes and everything is very much in the TV show setting. Where you're going. These are basically like classic sitcoms on Nick it night. Okay, this is fun, this is interesting, there's something not quite right about it, but where are we heading with this? And you get to the end of episode three and you see Geraldine chucked out of the area that Wanda is in and you realize that things aren't what you thought they were. Then you go through episode four you see Geraldine is actually Monica Rambo. She's was snapped away, was brought back during the events of endgame. Three weeks later she's back on the job at sword which we find out was founded by her mother, who passed away. Things are just going differently with everything that's going on here and you find out from that kind of what the outsiders version of events going into Wanda's world is. And you get the reintroduction of agent who from the ant man movies, who does that fantastic card trick that Scott did for him in ant man in the wasp, and you see Darcy Lewis come back from the thor movies as the PhD who is trying to figure out what's going on and who stumbles across the television signal that shows what's going on in Wanda's world. Then you wind up getting through that episode and now you're in an interesting place where you're kind of splitting time between the TV show and what's going on in what's considered the real world outside of Wanda's control, and it's very interesting because you realize very quickly that things are still going very, very wrong in there. There is the scene where agnes comes in and then basically goes back into like you want to run it again, kind of like she's forgotten her lines, and you kind of get the sense that if Wanda is the one that's in control here, she's starting to kind...

...of lose that grip if people are starting to kind of snap out of it. Later on in the episode, vision has a moment with his coworker who is like basically comes out of it. Is like the pain, make it stop, help her, help he stop her, like all of that, and then goes back to normal like nothing happened, and you've had moments like that throughout the series so far. But on the outside they're trying to figure out what's going on, how Wanda is kind of retter just changing things around and their molecular structure and everything. You get Monica coming back with a scan that basically looks like it's blank. Then you realize that her clothing that was period appropriate for the show had been completely reconfigured into something else, where the outfit didn't look like it, but it was actually bullet proof, and so just different little things like that. They try to contact Wanda and there's a great moment where based sickly Rambo flies this drone in to try to talk with her, but the director of sword had mounted a weapon on there and tried blowing her up, which obviously does not go well with somebody who could rewrite reality at her will. And so the next thing you see is her dragging the drone back out of the thing and kind of having that confrontation with them and she does a little hand flip that, when you think about it, doesn't really mean much other than she's being dismissive and winds up changing all of the guards to point their guns at the director of sword versus her. But the way that she did at, somebody pointed out recently, looks very similar to in one of the xmen movies when Magneto dismisses a group of soldiers with the wave of his hand kind of the similar way, like turns and walks away. It was a very interesting like, Oh huh, like I don't know if that was deliberate or if that just happened to be a happy accident that it looked like that. But you know, with marvel being marvel, you just never really know. And then on top of that we had this week a very interesting episode twist where at the very end vision is starting to realize that things are not what they see and you find out in the real world that visions body was taken from a sword of facility by Wanda when she was grieve thing and taken to this place where she's somehow reanimated Him and vision doesn't remember anything before his time in Westview and they are having this tense moment where he's confronting her about everything that's going on and is she and control of it and all of that, and then the doorbell rings and what's interesting is you get the doorbell ring and you have this moment where she's like, I didn't do excuse me. You get this moment where she's got the doorbell ring and she looks at vision and in the middle of the argument and says I didn't do this, and he said I don't know if I can believe you, kind of thing, and she goes and opens the door and you see the character from behind and it's pretty obviously her brother Pietro, but when it cuts around to the other side you realize that while it is pietro, it is quicksilver, it is not the quicksilver that we have previously seen. It is the quicksilver from the xmen movies. We've never seen scarlet, which in the xmen movies at this point and our previous iteration of quicksilver was killed during the age of Ultron Phil and so it was a very interesting twist there, because what are they doing with it? Like, you know, they talked about bringing in all of the marvel characters together, and what's that going to mean? And so it was interesting because does this mean that he is now part of the mcu? And that's a whole like connection there, like did she pull him from an alternate reality? Are we starting to maybe connect those dots? I mean you think about spider man far from home at the end...

...of that when we finally have Jay Jonah Jamison, played by the wonderful jk Simmons, who honestly, as iconic is his performance in the toby McGuire spider man movies was, I would have been mad if they had recast him. So bringing him back for far from home was amazing for me, but it's just one of those things where you're starting to see characters that you've seen before but they're being brought in in a different context. And so then on top of that, Hall Betany talking about how he has some intense scenes with a character that he's not gotten to work with before. And I think the obvious point here is to look at Dr Strange, because you know already at this point the next doctor strange movie is called Doctor Strange and the multiverse of madness, and on top of that we also know that Elizabeth Olsen is going to be in that film. So maybe what wand is doing here winds up opening up the multiverse. And so then they've got an excuse to basically put all of the different franchises that have been previously with marvel but weren't may be necessarily connected to the marvel cinematic universe and go, well, they're here but they're technically part of this other continuity, that sort of thing. So it's interesting to kind of wonder how they are going to play with that. The thing that I wonder, though, is is Dr Strange going to be a big enough surprise that we're all going to be like, Whoa, it's Dr Strange here on screen, or is it going to be something else? Like I was having a conversation with Garrett at a fun decor this week and one of the things that I wondered is, what if they brought back, I don't know, maybe Sir Ian mccullender. I hope like that would be an interesting pull. I don't know if he's going to be up for that sort of thing. And like the other one is professor Xavier, if they were to pull in Sir Patrick Stewart. I don't think that they're going to pull Patrick Stewart on this because I'm pretty sure Stewart said that he's done with the character. But at the same time, what's beak totally honest, Disney's got some fairly deep pockets and if they really wanted to make up an appeal to Sir Patrick Stewart, they could probably make that appeal and honestly, if they're telling the story in the way that they're looking to tell the story, it could be something that could be compelling to him. I honestly don't know, like I don't know what motivates Patrick Stewart in his decisions to take on rolls or not take on roles, but that, to me would be interesting and it's something not expected. Garrett also joked that maybe they're bringing in deadpool and I said, you know what, honestly, deadpool is the one character that I think about that I'm like, they could drop it in there and you'd be already like, they can't make this any crazier, and then he jumps in and is like holy Chimmy Changa's, how did I get here, like you know, it would be just be one of those things. And because deadpool is a character who's frequently breaking the fourth wall, like it just seems crazy enough that if you were to drop rand reynolds just smack in the middle of that, for no obvious reason other than just a really random hey, what we've got this character now cameo like that, wouldn't be the weirdest thing that I could think of, honestly, like that is something that I think could potentially work. Probably not going to do it, but it was just one of those fun conversations that we were having about it. So that was this week. And then how is this going to play out going forward? Like there's been a week video out there and I'm not going to spoil it for anybody, but we'll say that it involves quicksilver and making a comment that winds up getting in blasted by his sister and like it sounds like he's going to be kind of the annoying brother. Like that is another classic comedic trope from your old school comedies, and so it'll be interesting to see kind of how that all plays out. So we're going to head to our last break here and then we're going to come back with our pod decks question of the week. So stay tuned, folks. We will be right back. And we're...

...back. Thanks so much again for tuning in to the dead Lrian podcast. I'm the host, Andrew. You knew that already because you've been here for the last twenty minutes. I don't imagine any of you jump into the podcast this late in the game in her like. Oh, let me just see, who am I listening to twenty minutes deep, like? I figure you probably started off like that. But any case, we are going to our pod decks question of the week and, as I've said before, pod decks is one of those things that I purchased and at some point down the Rhine I'm probably going to start using them for interviews, but I haven't gotten to the point where I felt like interviews are a part of the show yet. So it's something where I do like to go ask you guys questions from the pod decks. If you want to check them out, they are available at pod dexcom and it's a really cool tool that, you know, for podcasters is great and if, again, if you want to use it in situations like, you know, conversational settings, if you're having fun having a conversation or as an icebreaker, they can also work for that. So one thing I will bring up. Last week we had what's the worst job you've ever had? And Garrett from a Fund de Kor, who's a regular around here. If you've never heard of Garrett, go check them out. It's Oh flo I n decor and it's at when decore dotcom or notcom at of when decor on Instagram, and he said that his worst job ever, which was our question last week, was washing giant excavators, back hose and bulldozers for a guy in his neighborhood. It was his first job and it really forced him to take to it was a first job that his parents forced him to take to quote build my character, and I laughed at that because, like one thing that I always think about when I hear that conversation of building character is Calvin and Hobbs, which was my favorite comic strip going up. I really like I was in the prime of comics at that point in time because Calvin and Hobbs was on their while I was a kid. Peanuts was still in its prime, like there were just so many good comics back in the day and I remember sitting on my dad's lap reading them in the newspaper, back when we had newspapers. Do you guys remember newspapers? Like now we just look them up as webcomics and it's like a completely different experience. But I have the full hard bound editions of Calvin and Hobbs. That was my first anniversary present from my wife in two thousand and eleven and so that is one of those things. I love it. We also have all of the penis because my wife and I are both huge penis fans. My wife is an especially big peanuts fan, but we've got all of them in hard bound as well. So it's one of those things, like vintage comics are a big thing to me, but I always think of Calvin's dad when I think of building character and it was just a great kind of conversation that Garrett and I had about that. So this week's question. What are you most excited about right now? This it's a very general question, but I think there's a couple different ways you can go with it. I mean, for me personally, I am just excited at the possibility, like for this specific week snow, because we're predicted to potentially have snow this week and we had a snow day two weeks ago that wasn't really a snow day, like none of it stuck. It snowed for a little bit and Alton wanted to go out. It was when Alton was sick and he just wanted to go out and try to catch snowflakes on his tongue because he's heard about that all the time from the snoopy, not the snoopy holiday special, the peanuts holiday special. Charloge on Christmas would be the words that I was actually looking for there, but in a charlier and Christmas they talk about catching snowflakes on your tongue and so he really wanted to do that. and He tried that and then decided snowflakes were to what. He didn't want to be out there. Let's go back inside so I can stay warm again. And I mean that was the end of it, but it was just a lot of fun for us to...

...kind of get to do that. But like it didn't stick, like we didn't have a decent amount of snow. It was just cold and snowing but melting almost immediately. So if it we actually get real snow this week, I will be super excited for that. I'm also excited because this week during the Super Bowl, which I didn't Actually Watch, which is weird for me. Usually I watch it, but honestly, I kind of had that sneaking feeling the Tom Brady was going to win and as much as I hate Tom Brady, I did not want him to win, so I just didn't watch and turn out to be better off for it. But during the Super Bowl they did unleash the first big trailer for Captain American in the Winter Soldier. Captain American in the winter soldier, during the Super Bowl they released the trailer for Falcon in the winter soldier, which gave a release date of March nineteen. So that is something I am super stoked about. That's another one of those things with the Marvel Universe, like it's been so long. You know, we had last year we didn't get any marvel content at all. It was rough and then, you know, and particularly after you've gone through end game and kind of having that emotional catharsis of just we just got through all twenty of those movies and now what and where do we go from here? So it was a long way to get to Wan Division and now we're moving on to Captain American in the Oh my gosh, now we're moving on to Falcon in the winter soldier, and that's like almost picking right up after that. So I'll be exciting for me, Captain America was always one of my favorite characters and to kind of see who gets the legacy of the shield, whether it's Bucky or a Falcon, and like it's most likely going to be Falcon and I'm totally okay with that. Like I think it'll be interesting to kind of explore their connection as they're going through this and on top of that, you know, just see where some of the characters have gone from there. Like they're bringing back agent thirteen, who was last seen during civil war, I believe, was the last time that we saw her, and just what she been up to finding Baron Zemo somehow getting out. Why he's he out, we don't know, but we're getting to see the classic Purple Mask on Zemo. Even so, that'll be a very interesting way to kind of address things. is going forward with that. So it looks like it's going to be a really good action packed ride, kind of in line with what you would expect from things like the civil war or with any of the older avengers movies things like that, like going back, thinking even all the way to Captain America in the Winter Soldier. Just kind of that style is what it kind of invokes for me. Evokes for me. So we are going to go ahead and sign off for this week. Thank you again so much for tuning in and really appreciate your continued whistenership and just the ability to kind of interact with you guys on social media and just discuss these things. So it spent a fun ride this week. Take care whatever you're doing this week. Remember parenting is a complicated profession. Stay safe out there.

In-Stream Audio Search

NEW

Search across all episodes within this podcast

Episodes (38)