852 – The Reckoning | Mandoborian on Mandalorian Chapter 7
I reckon you will get some good sleep as Mando and Oso get a sleepy squad all set.
EPISODE 852 – The Reckoning: Mandoborian on Mandalorian Chapter 7
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DREW: Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and friends beyond the binary. My Patreon peeps, Patreons, this is the first intro I’m recording in 2020 even though it might not be the first; probably definitely won’t be the first you’re hearing. I do want to say I hope you’re having a great year. Happy new year. You could start afresh today. There’s the deal. I’m not kidding, either. Start your year afresh every day, every morning like New Year’s Day. I could ramble about it forever because that’s my job and you enable me to do my job, Patreons. So, let’s get on with the show.
(INTRO): [INTRO MUSIC] Hey, are you up all night tossing, turning, mind racing, trouble at getting to sleep? Trouble staying asleep? Well, welcome. This is Sleep With Me, the podcast that puts you to sleep. We do it with a bedtime story. You know what word I almost…we do it with a bedtime story. I think I just slipped on ‘with.’ That could be part of the intro. We do it with a bedtime story. I guess, ‘cause usually I say it fast; we do it with a bedtime story. Alls you need to is get in bed, turn out the lights, and press play. I’m gonna do the rest. What I’m going to attempt to do is to try to create a safe place where you can set aside whatever’s keeping you awake, whether it’s a thought you’re thinking about, running through your brain; it could be the past, present, or future ones. They don’t have to be running. But usually they could be fidgeting, too. They’re usually doing stuff to get your attention; thoughts and feelings, any emotions that are coming up, or remnants of the day, or physical sensations. It could be changes in time, or temperature, or schedule. All those things impact me. Holy moly. The temperature, that’s one thing that definitely throws me off, and travel. Don’t mix temperature and travel. They seem to go together. Here’s the thing; here’s the truest I’ve never said before. Wherever you travel, there’s temperature. It could be any kind of temperature. That part’s not on the cross-stitch. But the cross-stitch would be wherever you travel, there’s temperature. You can find it at ninety-nine cent stores and clearance centers near you in the future. The rest would be…‘cause every place has a certain temperature. It may be different than the temperature you’re used to and more than likely it’s probably not your ideal temperature. You may be traveling and then you say well, I don’t have the rights to the thingamajig that you press it to change it; or you say well, if you’re sharing a room with somebody, you say holy mackerel. Those are reasons I can’t sleep. Whatever’s keeping you awake; it could be any of those things. It could be specifically – it could be traveling; it could be temperature. It could be slipping on – what did I say? What word did I slip on? Thus, or something. Whatever’s keeping you awake, I’m here to take your mind off of that. What I’m gonna do, is I have a nice safe place set aside here. Oh boy, good gosh, goodness. Goodness gracious, great gobs of safe place do I have spaced out here. I have a safe place. I’m gonna send my voice across the deep, dark night. I’m gonna use lulling, soothing, creaky, dulcet tones tonight with extra creaky – get an extra dose of creaky. Creaky, dulcet tones, pointless meanders, superfluous tangents. What those means; let me…just in case you’re new, welcome. I’m glad you’re here. Creaky, dulcet tones is kind of the sound of my voice. You say it’s somewhat soothing but not totally soothing. I think, like you say, why does that work for some people, Scootch? Why do you think it’s creaky, dulcet tones? Why can’t I fall asleep to that dulcet delight show every single night? Why did I find that that one, I just couldn’t sleep to? I said well, maybe it’s too smooth. Then your brain says wow, while you’re relaxing to those smooth tones of the dulcet delights, let me bring up all this other stuff. Where creaky, dulcet tones are a little bit more rough around the edges, a little bit more human, if you will, on the strong side of valuable. No one ever says that in those movies. They say well, I like my – I don’t think you could call him a hunk but I like my sleep podcast with a heavy, double set of valuable in the ability to be barely comprehensible. That may be why the creaky, dulcet tones work. If you’re new, you might say I don’t know about these creaky, dulcet tones. They say well, that’s what most listeners said the first time they listened. Creaky, dulcet tones; pointless meanders. That’s kind of self-explanatory. They’re there with a purpose. I don’t know what that means. I would definitely never have any pointed meanders in this podcast or near your bed. I always go with the sleep podcast. Now, a lot of you are younger so you won’t remember this and you’ll laugh at this. Once upon a time, this was right when I became…there was a time, I think in the 80s and maybe the 70s, when they had these things called waterbeds which I don’t think you can even buy them anymore because insurance companies said…it was basically like, you know an Aero bed, right? Everybody can…air mattress, like the ones that look like a mattress. You fill it up in your living room or your parents’ living room when you’re visiting them. Imagine that but it was filled with water, but then it’s in a bed frame like a regular bed. Very few people had them. You knew when you had a new friend…you’d go over to their house and you’d say what do you want to do, play with some toys? Run around in your yard? Inevitably, the conversation would come up to their parents had a waterbed. The next thing you know, you’d be in there. It was like sleeping on a wave. I think it was generally considered…I don’t know, I never slept in a waterbed. I’ve lied in them. You’d lie in it and it would literally have waves. They think they’re associated with people that would have an open shirt with chest hair and a lot of…I don’t know, like a 70s vibe thing of hey, chitty-chitty bang-bang if you know what I mean. I just remember, it was just the most mesmerizing thing to a kid. Now, thinking about it in the history of things, you’re saying well, that wasn’t the strangest thing people have done. I could see for a Sleep With Me live show, waterbeds would be pretty good, although they’re probably heavy and they were known to leak. I think that was their main downfall; one, it probably wasn’t great for sleeping in the end, except I think you could warm them up so you could lie in bed and you could say warm it up, Chris, if your partner was named Chris, or they knew that reference. They might say I’m about to and they would dial it up. Now you could use the products; the sponsor we had, Chili Sleep Systems or something. Yeah, it was like sleeping on a wave. I don’t know what my point is or how that even came up. Really, I have no clue. I’m just pausing. Oh, it’s a pointless meander. I said oh, okay, this is my waterbed, this thing. I had to explain what a waterbed was because it gives you an idea…the reason I don’t have pointed meanders is because I always assume you’re listening in a waterbed even though very few people probably are. The podcast is big enough that I know someone is in a waterbed, listening. I salute you, no doubt about it. I hope if you have a child and they have friends over, the first thing they do after they say okay, let’s go in my room, we can look at my toys for a little while; they say actually, my parents have a bed that’s like…here’s another thing I noticed. I don’t know if these two things are associated but people that had waterbeds always had it made. If you lived in a home with a waterbed, your parents were also the kind of people that made their bed. That’s interesting, as well. I don’t know, I don’t know if any anthropologists or whatever want to work with me on any of these issues, but one day…I don’t know, any outer space systems that are listening into this podcast, start your research on that. It’s gonna yield results. Okay, so, where was I? Pointless meanders, superfluous tangents. If you’re new, I went off-topic pretty early there. So, structurally, this is a podcast that has [00:10:00] a weird structure. It starts off with business; that’s how we keep it free for everybody. Then there’s an intro which is around twelve to eighteen minutes long where I just start to introduce the podcast and I go off topic, just like a wave in a waterbed. You should Google it. I’ll try to put it in the show notes. I really wish, if I had a mansion, I would have a waterbed room and maybe we could just build it, like, a room with great drainage. Here’s another idea, another free idea for businesses that will give me a lifetime of free visits. This one’s a legit, like, a legit good idea, not like my other ones that I’ve given away for free. There’s a lot of cabana sort of thing. I’ve never rented one. I looked at the price of renting a cabana once at a pool and I said I’m sorry, what? The hotel room’s less than that. But I will say, especially if you have the cement and you’re at a pool anyway, well, I guess it would be risky, right? My brain handles the supervision parts; I don’t think you should put any beds in cabanas, Scoots. I said why? Then you could sleep in a waterbed. It said well, you could. I said oh, okay. Just thinking of my use at a cabana in a bed, I’d just lie there in the waterbed looking at the water. I don’t know, it would be something unique. Maybe it was well, that and those Las Vegas rules. You’re right, because maybe at a waterpark you could say yeah, our VIP cabanas have a waterbed. Maybe a waterlounge. You could just call it a waterlounge. If you have the waterlounge in there, you can’t close the curtains. Anyway, I guess that’s just a free idea, anyway. If anybody has any free cabana coupons, send them my way because that would be cool. Okay, so, where was I? Oh, structure of the show. So, there’s an intro. The intro, if you’re new, it can throw new listeners off ‘cause it kinda doesn’t go anywhere. People are like, when is the podcast gonna start? This is where you ease into bedtime ‘cause most beds aren’t like a waterbed. I think that was one of the appeals of the waterbed; it’s all ease. Once you’re in a waterbed, you know it and you don’t got to get comfortable. You’re just comfortable until you realize you’re in a waterbed and then probably around minute ten you’re like, how am I gonna sleep in here? The person says, whatever. They say well, I got a bed for sleeping. This is a cabana bed. Okay, so the intro just kinda doesn’t go anywhere. It’s to help you get ready for bed, ease into bed. Then there’s a story. Tonight, it’ll be a recap of the TV show The Mandalorian. It’ll be really indirect and meandering, and I’ll go off-topic, so if you haven’t seen the show, it might spoil it for you but I don’t think it will ‘cause you won’t really remember it. You’ll say, what was Scoots talking about? Was he talking about that Jedi robes don’t look very…they look like they could be a little scrapey and not comforting? But then he says Obi-Wan…and they say maybe he talked about that. Did he compare Jedi robes and bath robes? Then says what’s the difference? Then he said, Obi-Wan once said this is my working robe. That’s my robe robe. Then, he said, what is…then he scoots in a made-up joke right in the middle of it. He said what did Obi-Wan say to Doc Brown when they got to the nudist colony? What did Doc Brown…and then he said robes? We don’t need any robes. Or something like that. Where we’re going…oh, when they were packing, there you go. I backed my way into that joke. Also, what were Doc Brown and Obi-Wan Kenobi doing together? They’re best friends. Those who like the fan-fiction I wrote where Doc Brown searched the universe for a new best friend, settled on Obi-Wan. Long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Doc Brown can get there. Then he said yeah, well, what do you want to do? He said well, I’m feeling constricted by the force and all these rules about being a Jedi and stuff. This was young Obi-Wan. He goes, Qui-Gon Jinn, he’s…holy cow, I got a vacay coming up, though, bestie. What do you think we should do ‘cause I’d like to go see those shopping malls you’ve been telling me about. Then Doc Brown said well, no, we’re gonna go check out this place where you don’t wear any clothes. Then he said okay, let me start packing my robes. He said robes? Where you’re going, you don’t need any robes. That one didn’t take too long to figure out. That would be what to expect in the episode coming up, one day when I get there. It’s a show to put you to sleep and take your mind off yourself. It’s a little bit different than any other podcast, even sleep podcasts and sleep meditations because I’m a bit goofy. ‘Cause clearly, you’ve seen…it’s more supposed to be like a friend keeping you company as you drift off. Usually I get a little bit more concise with these intros, but that was an interesting little journey we went on. I mean, I’d like to be on that other journey, except for the…I’d just like to have Doc Brown take me to hang with Obi-Wan. Anyway, I’m glad you’re here. I work very hard, believe it or not, if you’re new, but I really do because I’ve been there in the deep, dark night, tossing and turning. I greatly yearn and I strive to help you fall asleep so thanks again for coming by. Here’s a couple ways we keep this podcast free for everybody. Alright everybody, we’re talking about the last episode of The Mandalorian and the latest episode, not the last one. Second to last, actually, of The Mandalorian starts at recap code, IG unit. Be in my crew? Nope, thanks, peace out, Cara. A client, large bounty, small package. Okay Werner, keep it to yourself. Oh-so playing the ball, hide-and-seek. Then the episode opens. That was my quick recap. Let me make sure my subtitles are on here so you can capture some of the dialogue while we go through this. Begin to see Gilicode, Mando’s looking at the ball, hide-and-seek with the troopers of storms. Oh-so wrapped up, Oh-so cute wrapped up. Now the title screens are playing. Then the episode eventually will open here in space. Mando’s ship, the Razor Crest, as I should know, but I always forget. Also, you know, I’m not doing this research, what I said. Is it the brand of the ship? Oh, that’s Razor Crest brand, the ship that can’t be detected. Razor Crest. Or is it the name of the ship? Old Razor Crest is named after Old Razor Crest, that salty space pirate whose crest on his head was so…you could shave on it. That’s why we called him Old Razor Crest. Also, he was very young but he looked old. He was one of those beings a bit like Oh-so but different. It opens in space; Oh-so’s sleeping all cute in the new bassinet. I guess it’s not a bassinet. I’d like to listen to a podcast but I guess this is this podcast, a podcast of stuff Oh-so sleeps in. He gets a message from Greef Karga. I guess these are one-way messages, like late delivered voicemail, like a video; Facetime, but they’re not two-way. Here’s one thing I just thought of that would get on my nerves; if you had to send somebody a message, you’ve got to stand up every time ‘cause Greef Karga is standing up. He’d say oh man, I got us some Mando messages. I’m just sitting here on the couch and now I gotta get up and stand in front of the camera. I wish I had that camera brought…I got that droid that can do it for me, especially one with that ring that makes everybody look good, a ring light. But he says hey, surprise. He goes son, have I got a little story to tell. What you thought was a leader of your guild is still kicking it. You must be too, if you’re watching this. A lot has happened. We got some despotic rule going on really messing stuff up and we can’t get close to them except Werner. I get one last commission for you buddy, worth your while. You’ve been successful so far [00:20:00] and in return you and the child will get to do whatever you want. Here’s my proposition; B-A-I-T though. We’ve got some loyal guild members ready to help out, men of honor. Maybe it says you’re a man of honor. He says go there, check it out. You and the child will be cleared, for a man of honor should not be forced to live in exile. I await your arrival with optimism. He looks at the sleeping Oh-so. He’s thinking. He looks over his shoulder; oh, he’s so cute and sleepy with his orange button. He thinks for a while, turns his head again, clicks some buttons, makes a decision clearly. The ship starts moving. Then we get to the title after the Razor Crest goes by in space. The Reckoning: Chapter 7. This is kind of what we’ve been waiting for, this next five-to-ten-minute sequence. We see a swamp planet, Razor Crest. Then we cut to the kabab and noodle bar and Cara Dune is having this ribbon…there must be this new competition, it’s like a ribbon dance…you know what ribbon dancing is? It’s when you dance with ribbons. Usually they’re attached by a stick and it’s a form of dance. Actually, I think it’s even in the Olympics as a part of gymnastics. Now, this one takes place in a kebab and noodle bar, so a little bit more gritty, gritty noodle…actually, maybe it was noodle dance. Ribbon noodles. It’s not just ribbon dancing, it’s a ribbon noodle dancing dance-off where they use the ribbons in a competitive way. She’s doing that against the dude who looks a bit like a Ankylosaurus, his crest like a dino. That’s what I put originally. Mando and Oh-so roll in, two swaggerers. They say give us a couple glow-drinks, heavy on the glow-cubes, light on the booze. They say what up, Dune? She says what up with it? She says I’m laying low here. Then the good guy she had the ribbon noodle dance-off with, she says come back soon! He goes, I got this big reward thing. You want to work with me? She’s goes no, I can’t. Everybody’s on the lookout for me. I can’t do it, I’ve gotta stay low just like you said. I got history. He goes, a handsome reward, what about a handsome reward? I don’t mean money, hubba-hubba. She goes, what? I’m not in the mood, dude. Get to the point. I also don’t need to deal with any local warlords. He goes oh no, it’s imperial. She says, I’m in. Then we see a map. What does that say? Contact and know, let me…oh, so she goes, does your contact need to vet me? Mando goes no, doesn’t know you’re coming. She goes, that’s gonna be a problem. He goes, well, it's his problem, not mine. Oh-so likes that line. Then they go down to the workstation. He goes, take your pick; pick one. She goes, is he alright up there alone, like a baby that’s always getting into stuff? He says oh, yeah. Then she says, you trust your contact? He goes, no. Then at 7:12…do yourself a gigantic favor and use these timecodes ‘cause at 7:12 you’re in for a surprise. Right around 7:12. Now, it’s…oh, it’s 7:05 actually. Oh, wow, it goes on for a while. They zoom in. At first, it’s 7:05; it’s in the background. Oh-so pops Oh-so’s head down to check on the adults, and then starts trying to drive the car. Before misbehaving, Oh-so knows enough to check. Then Oh-so’s trying to drive the ship and Cara says, do I need to state the obvious? We need somebody to watch him. You know anyone you trust? He goes yeah, which just happens to be on our way there anyway. Then we see a desert badlands planet. Music’s playing, we see our favorite beasts of burden. I’m not talking about the stones; I’m talking about those creatures…I’ll remember their names in a minute. We see our favorite windmill spinning around like a pinwheel. You look at that windmill and then you know you’ve found the right farm, the right outpost. Again, they say what up? Old Nolte says, come on in. Now flailing bin? I don’t know what that means. I think it says something about a flashing bin. But they go in his house. He says jeez, the thing hasn’t grown much. Mando goes, it might be a strand cast. He goes no, no, no. Non-engineered. It’s evolved. It’s too ugly. He goes, Cara Dune though, she could be from the Cytocaves of some place, Norva, or something. He goes, she was a dropper. He goes, oh yeah, I was on the other side. Sorry, but I was conscripted so I had to pay my client’s debt. Now I serve no one but myself. Then we have our old favorite IG unit; says tea anyone? Everyone gets freaked, like what the heck? Mando says no, no, no, this thing’s out. He goes, no, no, I reprogrammed it. Don’t worry. Then we have this very poetic thing; let me read some of it ‘cause it’s a flashback. He says jeez, in the wake of your visit, it was left behind and we see…there’s a lot of scavenging to do, holy moly. You’d make millions. I don’t know where those Jawas are right now but he says I found it laying where it fell. He cradles it and he says, devoid of all non-big-farm. I recovered the flotsam and staked it as my own. Really poetic. I really liked that. Then he starts working on it; goes, a little remained of its neural harness. He goes, reconstruction was quite difficult but not impossible. Then there’s a sequence of the IG unit learning everything from scratch, something that cannot be taught with a twist of a spanner. Patience, repetition. I wish I had someone to train me like this, trying to feed the blurrgs. That’s what they’re called, the blurrgs. Day after day, reinforcing its development. I guess this is foreshadowing. Patience and affirmation. What a good parent. It developed personality as his experiences grew, and eventually could pour dinner oatmeal for the blurrg and move boxes and stuff like that which was great, and now serve tea. Then they have a stare-down. He goes no, it’s a protector now, not out looking for people’s stuff. Mando and the IG unit stare each other down and it’s silence. Then the IG unit says tea, anyone? Anyone? Then we have an outside sequence with the Mando. Mando goes jeez, I’ve got a situation. The guy goes well, why else would you come out here? Duh. Mando goes, I want to hire you. He goes, I’m retired. He goes, I can pay you handsomely, Ugnaught. He goes, by the way, I got a name. It’s Kuiil. I think. Almost like quill, but Kuiil. He goes, I’m not a babysitter. He goes, I’ll reprogram the IG unit for babysitting. He goes, why don’t you like droids anyway? He goes, they’re not good or bad, they just are neutral reflections of those who imprint them. Mando goes, I don’t believe that. He goes well, do you trust me? He goes yeah, I guess so. He goes, then you will trust my work. He goes…oh, this one, he says IG unit and I will do it for free ‘cause we like that kid. Then he says none will be free until the old ways are gone forever. He would join the Khaleesi, man. He stands for breaking the wheel even though that didn’t work out. He goes, also blurrgs are coming. Mando goes, you gotta be kidding me. He goes yep, I’ve spoken. Then they’re in space and I guess they decide to feed the blurrgs while they’re on autopilot and have an arm-wrestling match between Cara Dune and Mando while Kuiil’s working. [00:30:00] Looks like he’s smoking some kind of pipe or something. He’s pulling tubes so he could literally pull on tubes. At 13:50, the baby Oh-so does not like the arm-wrestling and lets Cara Dune know about it with mystical hand stuff. Mando goes what are you doing? No, no, no, she’s a friend. We were just playing arm-wrestling. He goes, Cara’s my friend. She goes, that’s not okay. Kuiil goes, curious. She goes, curious? He goes, that stuff with the mudhorn, now it all makes sense. He goes, I heard about this. She goes what, in the Empire? He goes no, no, no. He goes well, when I was put in the Empire…oh no, he goes yeah, I’m free ‘cause I worked my way to freedom. Maybe you’d know what that is. He goes, I worked for three human lifetimes. Then IG rolls up silently, doesn’t seem to like Cara’s tone. I don’t know, I was trying to count how many eyes the IG unit has. A lot. Mando goes, how about a nice crib for this baby? Let’s change the subject. Could you pad this floating shipping container I have? He goes, I’ll fabricate a better one with my hands, with the skill of one’s hands. He gets use in that. Let’s see, then Cara and Mando are flying. He said we’re going to Nevarro. Have you ever been there? Nope. Not a great place. The city’s dug in deep; no cover. The Empire held it ‘til the end of the war. Mando goes yeah, this dude has no insignia but he's some sort of imperial warlord, like a former officer. Then the IG unit comes; second meal. Do you want it here or below? Mando goes, not hungry, dude. I guess he speaks for royally ‘cause Cara doesn’t get to eat. Maybe she bailed, though. He goes, this thing can’t go off the ship. She goes jeez, it’s rewired. He goes yeah, I don’t know. I don’t care how much wiring it replaced; it’s its nature. She goes, it’s not gonna take long. This is gonna be easy, easy and quick. I’m gonna go eat with the IG unit by the way, bye. Mando sits there solo, thinking. Let’s see, not hungry. Then we see it’s a planet. We land, Greef’s standing there with his three guild members; I think one of the dudes with the big helmet. The blurrgs get off with the three of them on it which is impressive. That leaves Greef and his crew speechless. Mando says this is the first blurrg you saw? I’m a blurrg-rider now. On a grey blurrg I ride. By the way, we are kind of wanted. Greef says I walked these dirt…he goes anyway, sorry man. Sorry about everything getting so complicated. He goes, introductions are in order, I guess. I thought you were coming by yourself. He goes, but we all got security now. Greef says, maybe the guild troopers should stay back since she’s got tattoos, anti-Empire tattoos. They looked with their hackles up and Mando says not a choice, dude. Greef says oh, man, fine, fine. Cover it up, though. He goes, where’s the baby? We want to say hi. The baby loves me. Mando actually introduces Greef to Oh-so with a new floating pram. NFP, new floating pram. He goes holy cow, this kid is cute, oh-so cute. Wow. Now I see what the fuss is about. Precious little creature, he says. Arms open, quiet, fine little one. All the fuss. Glad I’ll put this matter to rest. The sun drops fast on Nevarro, by the way, so let’s get through this lava and blurrg-walk over to our campsite. They used the lava to keep their fire warm, which is very intelligent. A lot of staring down. Baby Oh-so’s getting fed. Let’s see, what else? We see the countryside of this planet has beings on it. I’m surprised it would have such a big dinner. It’s like they’re celebrating even though they’re not. But they’re all gathered around, working, they feed Oh-so like I said. They’re kicked back. Actually, Greef’s in parlay position at 20:20. 20:12 was that little biker. He goes, that must be for some high-fluting menagerie. Mando goes, what’s the plan again? He goes, we go in, we show them the baby, and get out. That’s it. A-B-C. Mando goes, how many? He goes oh, ex-Empire; four. They’re just paid workers. They’ll take off. What if they don’t? Well, he goes, I’m their best bet for new employment so hopefully they’re smart. No more than four, trust me. Then we have these birds come and it turns out that blurrg and birds don’t get along, which we didn’t know. A couple of the guild members, they have a bird objection. Two blurrgs go out. Mando almost went out. Oh-so ends up fine, Greef ends up…he got something in his eye and he says, I don’t know man. Oh-so rolls up. First, Cara tries to fix it. Then she’s like, I don’t got enough light or whatever. Then baby Oh-so rolls up and says wah, buzzity-buzzity-boo; I fixed it just for you. But at first there’s a little comic relief ‘cause Greef says he’s trying to eat me. They use his heal, the ET-touch. Also, I saw an old iPod there. I don’t know if it was on Oh-so’s bassinet or on Greef. Then Oh-so has to rest and everyone’s like, that’s didn’t go good. Then the next morning comes and we do some walking and talking. After all that, Greef’s like, can you believe it? There was something in my eye and the kid did a googly-googly-goo and it came out, all the way out. Let’s see, still walking. One blurrg, got three left. We still get the floating pram, though. They say I don’t know what’s going on. Mando says keep eyes on it, Cara. Walking, talking. Second thoughts; that’s what Mando says. She says, I walked to the edge overlooking the town. Greef says, I guess this is it. It’s a double-cross time but now it’s triple-cross ‘cause Greef triple-crosses the double-crossers. I don’t know where the blurrg is, and Kuiil. He goes, you get a new plan; we were gonna double-cross you. Realized that, but I tripled-crossed so I’m back on your side. He goes, cover up your stripes. We’ll still go into town. We’ve still gotta deal with this. They go jeesh, no, no, we should get outta here. Then Kuiil says no, let him speak. He goes, bring the kid in. We still do this plan. You’ll be free. Otherwise you’re gonna be getting tracked down by the Empire the whole time. You’ve gotta deal with this now. There’s a face-down. Oh-so’s watching. He goes okay, just pretend you caught me. Cara works for you. He goes, we’ll do a little fakearoonie. He says yeah, let’s pretend we caught you and the child. Mando goes no, we’ve gotta bring the kid. Mando goes no way, I’ve got a plan. He goes Kuiil, you take the kid, steal yourself the ship and Gage grants security protocols. Nothing can get in. Here's the commlink, this still Chev-stick thing. He says, let’s do this thing. He says goodbye and they get ready; couple of prep shots of everybody getting ready, holding the baby. They head off. He pats the baby’s back; we get an empty crib but it’s sealed up which is hilarious. [00:40:00] We watch Oh-so watch them go bye-bye. Then we go into town, we see the arch that we’ve seen before. Then we see some speeder-bike troopers. They’re kind of bossy; they demand Greef’s chain code. It took two scans to get it to work. He goes, how about that helmet? Greef goes not going on my wall. On your wall, Mando says. He says okay, then we also see Kuiil riding back to the ship. Right now, they’re scanning his chain code. They had to scan it twice to get it to work. He goes, this scanner’s not quite up to date. Now he’s sending this chain code back to him. They start rolling out again. They got to go through town with the floating pram, getting lots of looks from everybody. Cara says I thought you said there would be four people here. He goes yeah, with inside. I didn’t mean outside. She goes, slip him Mando’s stuff. He goes, maybe later and she’s kind of glaring at him. Mando looks at the pram and now we see the blurrg and Kuiil and Oh-so riding back to the ship. Then they roll into Werner’s office. We see the four troopers which Greef rags on; four troopers, eh? Werner stands; oh, great. Good to see you. New armor, eh? Greef’s like, as promised, I got this dude here. Werner says, nice craftsmanship on this armor of yours; beautiful Beskar forged by ancestral artisans. Elaborate use of alliteration twice. Excellent alliteration. He goes, how about a libation man, for old Greef? He goes, hit me, boss. Then they go and sit down and then they say…okay, then more troops come in. Then we get a speech from the old warlord. Old Werner goes man, don’t you realize the Empire’s so great? Improves every system by every metric. Wealthy, wealthy people; prosperity, prosperous trade with trading people, opportunities for the people that have the opportunities, clean houses for those with cleaning crews. Goes, isn’t that better than this revolution thing? He goes, it’s cleaner. Look at all this dust even on these storm troopers. They’re not shiny. This part was hilarious but it was so hilarious that you could lean into it; he goes, let me see the baby. Greef goes, he’s asleep. Then I think it was just this one line made it work. He goes, I’d like to see the baby. Greef goes, he’s asleep, dude. He goes oh, we’ll be quiet. Then he goes, oh boy. Then he says open the pram, by the way. I’m not a sucker. Then he just happens to get a call right then which really works out. He gets a call, goes excuse me, let me see what he says; I don’t mean to be rude. I’ve got to take this call; it’s from my boss. Then Mando gets ready for his move. There’s actually a salt and pepper shaker on the bar, I think, a grinder. Greef goes, you’ve got one chance and Cara says there’s way more troopers than we expected. He goes, what can I tell you? Nobody’s perfect, right? Let’s see, currently sleeping…then the boss, who…I don’t want to spoil it for anybody, but get Moff Gideon. Says where’s the baby? He goes, currently sleeping, I think. Then we see this one thing that was strange, I guess, when you think about the value but I mean, maybe they had some precision or something going on. They take out Werner and his crew. Moff Gideon does the Empire like a total bust or something. But he leaves Cara, Greef, and Mando and the baby. They get ready; they say, what just happened? Was that a double-cross? That’s what I thought at first. Then we see these storm troopers in black. I don’t know exactly what you call those serious troopers. Then a transport pulls up with a ton more storm troopers. They get off; they’re clean. They have shiny…Cara’s like, you gotta be kidding me. Then all of them are gathered so it’s like, so outnumbered, like eighty to one. Maybe even a hundred…maybe like, sixty to one. Then Mando, classic mistake, he goes Kuiil, you at the ship? You taking that slow-moving blurrg there? Get out of here. Get on the ship and go. Of course, they have the phones tapped. The speeder bike troopers hop on their bikes and take off. Then we have a ticking clock, a quick one quickly ticking. We have the show-down, we have them cornered and trying to figure out what’s next. Then we have an x…not an x-wing; TIE fighter come in and it does some fancy landing moves. Oh boy, is it fancy, the landing moves. Then we have the race to the ship. The wings fold on it, that’s what I mean, the fancy landing wings. It even kicks up so much dirt Greef Karga coughs. Then we have the blurrg and Kuiil trying to get back to the ship. They’re almost there, of course. Oh, of course. Then we have the roof of the TIE fighter opening slowly. That’s when you say holy boyo-yoko, what loco. He's got kind of a Vader outfit going; I don’t know if that’s what all Moffs wear, and a cloak, and a glare that we haven’t see since season five. He goes, you have something I want. They go, who is this guy? You might have us think you know what you’re doing, but you don’t. You don’t even know who you’re messing with. Mando goes, are you back at the ship? They’re onto us. Then we see another sequence of the chase going on. He goes, I already got you. The baby is gonna be mine. Then we have another chase segment. He says, he is gonna make it? Very, very tension; Mando calling, the door going down. He says, this means more to me than you’ll ever know, this baby Oh-so. Mando gets one more quick thing back and then we realize it didn’t…well, at first you think maybe there’s one other thing, but if you really watch like, five or six times, you realize the speeder bikers ended up catching up and saying hey, don’t you want to ride on the speeder bike, Oh-so? Then Oh-so says, I’ll guess I’ll try it. Kuiil and the blurrg, they decide to take a break. They say well, we’ll go visit big farm ‘cause we wanna see those other two blurrgs in with the birds at big farm. You’ll never know. Kuiil out. Then there’s missed…what does that say? Cliffhanger? Oh, the episode…I said, what’s a cliffhanger? But yeah, it was a cliffhanger of the episode. Then there was either thirteen or fourteen paintings at the end. There was that, and let’s go ahead and look up some stuff that came up in the episode. Alright, so a couple of things came up. One thing was at the beginning, I think Greef Karga says yeah, I’m still not at the big farm in the sky which reminded me of the Pearl Jam song, I’m still not at the big farm in the sky. Also unknown is Alive which I guess…I don’t know if that’s considered oldies or not. I’m not kidding, either. But it was a song by the American band Pearl Jam on their debut album Ten which came out in 1991. Was that 2001? It isn’t quite thirty years ago, but holy. Alive was originally an instrumental called the Dollar Short, was on a demo tape where they were looking for a lead singer. Eddie Vedder got a copy of the tape, wrote lyrics that kind of described a fictionalized account of his childhood and his relationship with his father. It charted at Number 16 in the UK and Number 9 in Australia. It was the only Pearl Jam song to receive certification from the British phonographic industry going silver; 200,000 copies. Top 20 in Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, and New Zealand. The single [00:50:00] was only available through import in the US so it didn’t chart in the US as remixed versions. Stone Gossard wrote the music for the song while he’s still a member of Mother Love Bone. He said Andrew Wood sang it for a little while and then Gossard and Jeff Ament started working with Mike McCready. They were trying to form a new band, and that was one of five tracks on their demo tape. Eddie Vedder started listening. He was working as a petroleum guy for a petroleum company in San Diego. He said he listened to it then he went surfing, and then thought of the lyrics, recorded it, sent it back, and then they invited him to join the band. At first, they were called Mookie Blaylock, was the name of the band, and they recorded it live during a demo session in London Bridge Studio. It would later appear on their debut album Ten and their promotional live EP. It’s in A minor; let’s see what else. It’s a trilogy song about Vedder, a mini-opera. Alive once in footsteps…complicated stuff. Let’s see, it even came out on a Coca-Cola pop music sample in 1991. There was a video directed by John Taft. It’s a black and white video of a performance from Seattle. Some of it’s even…the drumming is actually the cook from the video rather than from the record version which didn’t even include their current drummer or the drummer at the time the song was recorded. Yeah, it’s a little bit about a link to it. It just made me think ‘cause he says I’m still alive. Also, he says a man of honor which made me think of the Game of Thrones episode A Man Without Honor and I said what was that? In season one, season two? I looked it up. It was season two. Holy dyslexia. I thought it said…I looked it up. I said who’s in season two? Season three? Here’s a little insight into my life; I’ve been, for the past couple hours, I was so confused because I looked it up but then I, what do you call it, transposed the numbers. I thought it was episode seven, season two. I said really? How many seasons were there of Game of Thrones? I thought there was only seven or eight. There must be like, ten because this is the early season. I was like, wait; Talisa, Rob, Rose, Ygritte, and mom. Everybody’s in this episode; Tywin. I was really mixed up. I guess it’s not a relief because then I said wow, I must have forgot a lot about those first seasons. That’ll be great when I re-watch it. But now it’s a little bit of a relief and a let-down. Second season, the seventh episode of the second season which makes sense ‘cause it leads up to the conclusion. It causes the conclusion of the second season. The name of the episode comes from Caitlyn Stark saying you’re a man without honor to Jamie. It’s written by…many often why it’s directed by David Nutter. It came out before the podcast existed, Sleep With Me, at least. May 13, 2012. It was at the conclusion of this season that I thought about starting to record the podcast based on this season but I didn’t do it. What month was it? It was late spring. It takes place in a couple different places; King’s Landing, Sansa’s married to Joffrey, so that’s not great. No, no, wait, she’s not married to Joffrey yet but she’s engaged to Joffrey, I guess. Stanis is headed towards King’s Landing. Jon’s beyond the wall, he’s hanging with Ygritte. Then they get caught by the wildlings at Harrenhall. Arya’s undercover with Tywin. Ser Gregor is still Ser Gregor. In the West, Jamie’s been caught by Rob. Jamie gets out, gets re-caught. I guess at some point, Caitlyn lets him go, I think; maybe not in this episode, though. Dany’s in Qarth. Ser Jorah…oh, this is when they have to deal with the wizards and there’s a lot of…yeah, there’s a whole thing. Dany overcomes the wizards, basically. Then they get out of there. In Winterfell, Osha, Bran, Rickon, and Hodor, they take off. They ditch Theon who’s really embarrassed. Theon even fakes that they didn’t lose them. It was watched by 3.69 American households when it first came out and then almost a million in the UK on Sky Atlantic. It was the highest-rated broadcast in the UK that week. Oh, that channel, Sky Atlantic. It has a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes. Yeah, this is a good episode. I like that title; A Man Without Honor. This episode is called Reckoning which reminded me of…this definitely is an oldies, I guess, at this point. An REM album called Reckoning. That came out in ’84. I probably didn’t get into it, like listening to it maybe not even until the August. It really has some really good songs on it. It was the second album by REM. Let’s see, it was written in North Carolina. They tried to capture the sound of REM’s live performances, used binaural recording in some tracks. Let’s see, it was after their debut album was critically acclaimed. They started working on their second album. They were writing a lot. They were going through a streak. Peter Buck said they were writing two good songs a week. But the recording sessions were difficult for the lead singer who was worn out by the previous tour so they were having trouble getting usable vocal tracks. Yeah, it coincides. Let’s look at the songs. Those are review scores…end of Reckoning. I guess they made a movie about it. Just trying to see if I could see packaging. There’s no link to this article from Wikipedia. Side One has…it’s So. Central Rain but then I love these two songs; I love Pretty Persuasion and (Don’t Go Back to) Rockville. I really like both those songs a lot, just in case you’re wondering. Those are two REM songs, and I know they have way more popular and probably better-written songs but those are two songs that I really can listen to. That one, and then what’s the one? Boxcar’s Returning. That has another title but those three songs, Pretty Persuasion, (Don’t Go Back to) Rockville. Definitely listen to those. Check those out. Okay, how about Ankylosaurus? This is from livescience.com. Article from May 10, 2017 by Joseph Castro. ‘Five Facts about the Ankylosaurus.’ Let’s get these fives facts; are they buried in the article? The Ankylosaurus lived on low-lying plants. It had a big tail, it could have had…might have been flat and triangular but it, particularly in movies, is club-like. It was armored, massive knobs and plates known as ostracoderms. Could only go six miles an hour. Let’s see, I think a couple other things. It’s called that ‘cause it was like a tank. It means ‘fused lizard’ in Greek because its bones and skulls and other parts were fused, making it extremely rugged. It lived in the late Cretaceous period, 65.5 million to 66.8 million and roamed the western United States and Alberta, Canada. They did downsize it a bit as they’ve been analyzing [01:00:00] stuff. The largest one was 25.5 feet long and 5.6 feet wide. It could have weighed up to four metric tons, covered in armor. That’s another one. Here’s another thing to check out; I’ll just discuss your state park. It's on the edge of the badlands. I’ll just link to it. It does have 1,500 free-roaming bison. Then it’s near Wind Cave, Mt. Rushmore, Jewel Cave, Crazy Horse National Monument, and Badlands National Park. But it’s a South Dakota state park. If you’re looking for a great combination like two days, especially if you’re driving, that area is just amazing; or longer, you know. Okay, how about some words for the SAT for those students? Devoid. D-E-V-O-I-D. Devoid. It’s from the obsolete and it means empty, having none of, completely without. That’s an adjective. It’s a verb; to empty out or remove; devoid. Oh, wow. Anagrams, they have in here. Voided, devoid and voided are anagrams. That’s good to know. I’ll never remember that. That’s devoid. Flotsam; flotsam actually comes up as flotsam and jetsam. Flotsam though, spelled F-L-O-T-S-A-M, flotsam. It’s the remains of a ship floating or stuff that’s been discharged from a boat on the ocean or the sea. In space, it could be anything, I guess; a collection of items or fragments of little importance or considered to be of little worth. Dregs, I guess is a synonym, according to that. It’s flotsam and jetsam. Then Star-Lord, I’ll just link to that ‘cause his name’s Peter Quill, not Kuiil, but that’s a fictional superhero in Marvel comics. First appeared in Marvel preview Number 4 in 1976, becomes an interplanetary policeman, according to this; his mantle is Star-Lord. He’s famous now because of Guardians of the Galaxy and portrayed by Chris Pratt. Definitely worth checking out but yeah, around since the 70s. Maybe that’s why he likes the music in the movies. Let’s see, his abilities; he’s a human spark toy hybrid. Enhanced strength, durability, longevity. He has an advanced suit, he’s a master tactician and commander except in the movies. Good at hand-to-hand combat, martial artist. Use of technology, flight via jet boots, and a helmet that does a lot of stuff. That’s Peter Quill, not Kuiil. Finally, hackles. That’s another word you might be able to use. H-A-C-K-L-E-S, hackles. According to Wikipedia, the erectile plumage in the hair or hair in the neck area of some birds and mammals; the hackles. The hair on the back of your neck, that’s a hackle. They stand up when you’re having a response; raised hackles, you’ve raised my hackles. Okay, and then I’m gonna turn over really quick to Wendy Marshtrap. Hey everybody, this is Wendy Marshtrap. I’m here with my dewy Dewback. My Dewback Dewy, sorry about that. I wanted to talk to you tonight just about ice planets. This season opened had an ice planet and Hoth is another famous ice planet. I just wanted to give you a couple facts from Wikipedia about ice planets in case you’re planning on visiting one in the future. I don’t know why you would unless you have a lot of stuff. Ice planets are a theoretical exoplanet with an icy surface of volatiles; water, ammonia, and methane. Planets consist of a global cryosphere and can be small, ice worlds of a solar system or moon such as Europa, Triton, dwarf planets like Pluto or Eres, or smaller solar system bodies. They usually are composed of…we said that. It could be carbon monoxide or other volatiles depending on the surface temperature. Ice planets would have surface temperatures below 260 degrees Kelvin, -13 degrees Celsius if composed of water, 180 degrees Kelvin if C02, and ammonia would be 80 degrees Kelvin which is -193 degrees Celsius, if methane. On the surfaces, they don’t seem very hospitable to life on Earth because they’re cold. A lot of them have sub-surface oceans that could be warmed by internal heat or tidal forces from another nearby body. They could be habitable. Humans could bring stuff like on Hoth or the beginning of this episode, or on your earthly poles. Let’s just look here; ice planets and science fiction. There’s been Hoth in the Empire Strikes Back, Gethin in The Left Hand of Darkness, Fichina in Star Fox, the Ancient Mesa in F-Zero, and let’s see what else. Oh, then there’s also lava planets which we’ve seen in the…oh, Mustafar but also Nevarro. Solar in Star Fox, Fire Field in F-Zero, Pyronite in Ben 10, Excalbia in Star Trek; those are silicon beings. There’s ocean planets, there’s a lot of stuff. Ocean planets, we saw an ocean planet…oh no, that was a moon. That was Endor. No, that was a moon of Endor. Correct that. Well anyway folks, this is Wendy Marshtrap saying if you visit an ice planet, bring a coat please, and a lot more than that. From Dewy and I, goodnight.
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