–We missed Sunday’s show while Bobby worked, but are together tonight via the magic of Skype recording a new episode. We hope you want to hear about Star Wars, because it takes up the vast majority of this discussion.
–We start with a non-spoiler review of The Last Jedi. We know some of you haven’t seen it yet, so we wouldn’t want to ruin it for you. It took Bobby a second viewing before he learned to really appreciate it. Jason, while not a fan of the franchise, had a problem with the pacing. Not sure how much sense this non-spoiler review makes, because we hold so much back in favor of revealing it during the full-spoiler review at the end of this episode.
—Stan Romanek, noted UFO hoaxer, was sentenced to two years in a halfway house as part of his punishment for his conviction for the possession of child pornography. We knew he likely would not be doing hard time in a federal prison, but there are parts of us that wish he were. Now, we can only hope that through his time in custody, and his mandated counseling, that he emerges from this a changed man. But it’s probably not likely.
–What’s this about Harry Reid helping to organize a secret government investigation into UFOs? Yes, it was real. But like other similar investigations, they spent a lot of money and came away with bupkus.
–Jason spends a few minutes talking about how a garden hose flooded his backyard, and poses two different explanations. One of them likely, and the other paranormal. Really, it was all an excuse to laugh about ridiculous ghost stories we have heard over the years.
–Now it’s time for the full-spoiler review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We warn you time and time again to turn off the podcast at this point if you have not seen the movie, or if you don’t want to know what happens. But from this point until the end of the podcast, and it’s quite a sizable amount of time, you’ll hear our thoughts on very specific plot elements and character arcs. You’ll hear it from the perspective of Bobby, a superfan of the franchise, and Jason, who has no emotional connection to Star Wars at all. If you don’t want to know details, turn away now!
–This may be the last episode of SFR until 2018. Normally we would be back this coming Sunday, but with Sunday being Christmas Eve, that’s probably not going to happen. Monday being Christmas Day leaves us without an easy makeup date to record something over Skype. Then, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are the following week. It’s more likely we’ll be back around Sunday, January 7th 2018, or thereabouts. Hopefully with more regular episodes, as Bobby’s “busy season” at work should have drawn to a close. As always, stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for updates. See you (most likely) next year!