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Old v. Gold 222: The Empire Strikes Back

Season finale and conclusion of our 2-part Star Wars smackdown video spectacular! Having shot our womp rat on Star Wars last week, we move on to 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back, where Irvin Kershner takes the tauntaun reins and leads the saga into a dark cave of personal discovery. H.P. Mendoza and Mark Del Lima rejoin us for our second tour of the Star Wars universe, where we get our Hothian chill on, do handstands in a swamp, hang out on an asteroid, enjoy scenic Cloud City with its luxurious carbonite baths, and finally end our vacation as many families do, with a really awkward father-son moment.

After our usual old-or-gold vote, we then raise the stakes and put our money where our exogorth is, taking on the question: which is the better film, Star Wars or Empire? Spoiler: the answer is roughly as conclusive as Empire.

It’s OK to be racist against creatures that are mythical.

Podcasters: Robert, Tim, H.P., Mark

Video Index

  • 00:00 Intro and Memories
  • 08:42 The Dark Side
  • 17:13 What the Fett?
  • 21:26 The Changes, the Clouds, the Humor
  • 26:28 The Vote
  • 31:20 The Smackdown: “Star Wars” vs. “Empire”

Audio Index

  • 00:00 Intro and Memories
  • 10:21 Second First Impressions
  • 13:48 The Dark Side
  • 27:56 What the Fett?
  • 34:05 The Changes, the Clouds, the Humor
  • 43:53 The Vote
  • 49:54 The Smackdown: “Star Wars” vs. “Empire”

Comments? Questions?

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