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Tatooine Sons: A Pop Culture Podcast
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TO-B1 is a droid who dreams of becoming a Jedi. Tatooine Sons: A Pop Culture Podcast looks as this episode of Star Wars Visions and all the Original Trilogy easter eggs in it.
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TO-B1 is a droid who dreams of becoming a Jedi. Tatooine Sons: A Pop Culture Podcast looks as this episode of Star Wars Visions and all the Original Trilogy easter eggs in it.
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you Guys remember the 80 20 rule of All right sam why don't you explain it to those listeners that may be unfamiliar with us. So we have seen Multiple times of the years and there's an 80-20 split when it comes to fan reactions. You got 80% of fans who really like the new content no matter what it is, no matter what it is. They love it. Then they're not usually super vocal about it. But you know, they'll tell you they like it And you got 20% who really don't like whatever it is and they will shout it at the rooftops that they do not like whatever it is. Um, So here we go with star positions. Have you guys seen the rotten tomatoes scores on this? I have not. No. Okay baby Nate. Uh, now the critics scores were really Yes, I've seen those. What are those there in the 90s? It was really good. It's like, I think it's 94% for critics scores. Uh you guys want to know what the numbers are for fans scores what guess what, 80 2080% positive. It's 80% positive on it. So certified fresh. You guys need to check it out. All right here, we're gonna we're gonna go through and look at T. O. B. One. Um, And for those of you that may have been like, you know, Samuel Hutton, baby Nate that may have only watched it one time and you need a refresher. As far as all the details on that. I'm going to give that refresher. Now if you haven't watched those shorts, you've got a couple of different options. You can go ahead and pause our podcast, Go watch T. O. B. One on Disney plus. Yeah, that's like 17. I think it's only like 13 or 14. Um and then come back and you can pick up with our spoiler reaction or maybe the spoiler reaction will actually help you. Um when you watch T. O. B. One, but let's do this, let's do the recap. Basically. T. O. B. One is Pinocchio but in a galaxy far, far away, it tells the story of a young droid who was built by a Jedi who is in hiding on a barren planet After order 66. And this jet is on a mission to bring life to the wasteland where he lives. Meanwhile, the droid is dreaming of adventure in the stars and becoming a Jedi himself, which isn't all that surprising. Um He has Obi won in his name. Um So when the exile exile, the Jedi master tells his apprentice tells T. O. B. One that there's actually a khyber crystal on the planet and that he must find it. If he is ever going to have a chance to become a Jedi, the impatient droid starts looking everywhere he can think of to find it. Yeah, without any success. After a while, the only he realizes that the only location he hasn't checked is the basement that his master has forbidden him to go into. And so in this moment T. OBY one's desire overtakes his obedience. And he finds when he goes into the basement he finds the jet ice starship, gets all excited about it to everyone starts pressing a bunch of buttons and now the Empire is notified of the location of this Jedi Master. When the master finally reveals who he truly is to T. O. B. One um he sends the droid into hiding while he confronts the Empire and is then killed. And then after some time T. O. B. One, he emerges from the hiding, he sees the destruction that his choices have brought including the death of his master. Uh then vows to continue his master's work of bringing life to the dead planet that he's on. Uh he's successful at it and then a secret is unlocked. T. O. B. One literally has a heart of Khyber Um mimicking the strongest stars from Rogue one. He talks about that. Um He then uses it to reconstruct his master's Lightsaber. That again signals the inquisitor who returns to investigate and finds T. O. B. One. They battle to be won is clearly outmatched until he's visited by his Master's Force ghost who reveals his true name. Toby and then nights his paddle on. As an official Jedi Knight. T. O. B. One or Toby re engages the inquisitor defeats him with the power of the force and vows to take his master's mission to other barren planets. Because that's what Jedi do is the way that the episode ends. So now that we are all on the same page with this, Give us a rating on a scale of 1-10 Khyber crystals. We'll start with you Nathan. What did you think about this episode? I'll give it a seven or an eight. It was really good. It was a breath of fresh air from all the other really dark shorts that they had. Um And yes, it kind of got really dark towards the end, there really fast. But I like the end. It was very hopeful. It's what Star Wars is and what Star Wars is supposed to be. So yeah, I'd probably give it a seven just because it's it's not my favorite, but it is a good episode with a good story behind it too and it's cute and fun. Everything you really want from Star Wars. Yeah, awesome. Um I would say you know that that same said I'll go 7.5. I'll split the difference between the two. I really do like this story. I do. It reacted really heavily to, I think you're gonna like this story even more after we talk through some of this. There are a lot of ties uh into the other star wars um Yeah, you know stuff on there. I mean there's there's one that's that's really obvious there with the with the map, right? I mean the Master says as he's you know, hiding Toby I'm one with the forest and the force is with me. I mean a clear link to cheer it and things. And then Later on we see the inquisitors show up in that tie reaper, which is also from Rogue one. So there's a lot of like rogue one references in it. Absolutely. What have you thought of your your big rebel spanish rebel stuff in there? I mean maybe, I mean there of course you had an inquisitor which was really, he was a cool looking at looking inquisitor. You had the tie advanced which is tying into rebels as well. That one showed up at the Empire Day did right. Um And then you had Menchaca's Lightsaber. Yeah. When he hands the Lightsaber too, the T. O. B. One. It's divided into like Canaan when he was hiding it. Uh So it's it's kind of like a nod to that. So a lot like Ezra is at the end of Rebels. Exactly, lots of ties there. The plan. Did you guys realize how much it resembled tattooing? Yeah it's a little bit wider. I mean even even Master Metallica's Homestead looks his looks just like Lars Homestead uh from to to win and then his ship. Oh yeah I noticed that it's the T. 16 sky hopper that luke plays within a new home, which I love how they throw those things in there and they just make them, they're not beating you over the head with these connections, but you can tell that whoever decided to put that in there loves Star. Yeah, it's a fun little nod to span to also recognize it and then I don't know if you guys know about this, but in the legends continuity, there's actually a group of sentient crystals called the Iron Knights who are capable of using the force and they employed entirely robotic bodies. They fought alongside the jetty during the clone wars in the legends continuity, but then later on were denied entry into the order until it was reformed by losing part of that before. So they had some legend stuff that creeped in here as well because because, you know, the idea of a droid becoming um you know, when we talked about this in the previous stuff, it was a little unclear as to maybe that was just some crazy nod right? Like he was imagining imagining wanting to be a Jedi, but then in the story itself he becomes, he kind of becomes a Jedi, it's because of the crystal, but they're, they're tying into legends. That's really cool with that. Um so beyond that though, there is one really big connection that carries itself all the way through um the stories and that is the connection to um the empire strikes back, We have so many of these parallels, I don't know, did you guys pick up on any of those, I might have, I mean I picked up on, but I'm curious to see where I picked up on a lot of similarities to the some scenes from Tarkovsky is clone wars. The scenes where Toby is like daydreaming like kind of the same feel as the cave scenes. The cave scene had thought, I hadn't thought about that, but that's actually really um got some very deep dive into the last, so is the Iron Knight, I think it's like the second to last episode of season one of Tartakovsky clone wars. Very good. What's really sad is that I knew that off the top of my head. Okay, yeah, we're all very sad. That's awesome. So you've got a lot of, I I see a lot of Yoda in Master Masataka, so um Yoda in the Empire strikes back. He has this famous, you know, the entire interaction between he and luke skywalker on their mirrors. A lot of the interaction between Master Metallica and T. O. B one uh in the Empire strikes back. Of course Iota has the famous line where he says all he's he's talking to the force ghost of OBI wan uh in this because luke is brash and impatient and this is when he's actually revealing himself to being the Jedi Master Yoda to luke and he says all his life, he has looked away to the future to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was, what he was doing. Um there's this moment in this when Master Metallica is having that, having a conversation with T. O. B. One about him wanting to be a draw A Jedi and go off into the stars. And he says when it comes to the future you see there is the distant but also the immediate. He's talking about kind of looking into the future. Looking away like a direct mirror. It feels a lot like that. There's others though um Yoda in the empire strikes back. He says he's kind of criticizing luke at this point. Like adventure excitement. I'm not even trying to do it in the Yoda voice is a part of me that wants come on, go there. Adventure excitement. It craves got these things. It was pretty good. It's like I've been sick. I've been podcasting a lot this week so it was good. It was pretty good. Good Macaca in this as adventure excitement. I'm afraid that being agenda is not as glamorous as it is in your dream. That's crazy. I feel like this episode made references to the other Star Wars movies way more than any of the other guys could be. Yeah, it felt like a love letter to Star Wars. Yeah. Um And then of course Yoda for my Ally is the forest and a powerful Ally. It is life creates, it makes it grow its energy surrounds us and binds us luminous being. I mean this is such a famous line, luminous beings. Are we not this crude matter? You must feel the force around you and Metallica summarizes that into the forces President all things. Um with that. That's crazy. But I think that the basement element in this is the place where T. O. B. One is forbidden to go. Um is his his force cave on Dagobah. It's this place where he's got to, he's going to be forced to be confronted with his own worst reality, his worst moments with that. So all of that seems to kind of tie together on that. Um What did you think about just the general uh you know the trajectory of the rest of the story from that point in in the basement when master Metallica hides T. O. B. One. Um and he comes out of that and finds everything is destroyed around him through the rest of the story there. That's kind of where it's it's a story divided into two. How's everything before that and everything after that. What are your thoughts on the story from that point forward? I mean he really like grows into his own and realizes, okay, I understand why this was so important. Now I understand why my master was doing this and I need to continue that work for him. And so he does that he starts planting and you know building more robots and they do eventually uh terra form the planet and bring life back to it. And at that point has he completed his mission then he can become a Jedi because he's really fulfilled the jetties purpose of bringing life and protecting life, which is what his master was there to do. What are you, what are your thoughts on this sort of the second half in that trajectory? It was I mean for the first half I was kind of like okay, it's cute, it's cutie is fun, you know, it's nice and then they just hit you when Metallica dies is really when it just spirals into classic Star Wars good and evil story. You see the good of Toby start to rise out um And him becoming a gi he understands isn't about adventure or excitement, it's about a duty to the planet and to keep piece which is always do that. I was um you know the thing about the Jedi mindset is there's this man as we know master and then an apprentice right in the first half, Toby doesn't T. O. B. One doesn't really want to be the apprentice, he wants to do his own thing. He doesn't want him to to listen to his master and follow his master's bidding and following his master's footsteps. But then in the second half after everything is destroyed, there's this moment where he can go jump in the ship and leave. Yeah, he could have and go off into the stars or he could come to grips with. I'm going to fulfill my master's mission and that's what he does and that's where everything changes. He matures and grows like you guys are.
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