Podcast Stardust #366: Attack of the Clones, Part 1 – Coruscant Arrival

by Podcast Stardust

We start our year-long series dissecting Attack of the Clones with the opening scenes of the movie and the attempted assassination of Padmé Amidala.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Attack of the Clones! We celebrate by kicking off a year-long series examining the movie. From the attempts on Senator Amidala’s life and the romance between Anakin and Padmé, to Obi-Wan’s investigations and the Battle of Geonosis, we will cover it all over the course of the year.

Ryder Waldron from Idiot’s Array joins us for this discussion and shares some of his earliest thoughts on seeing the movie.

This segment of the discussion starts at the beginning of Attack of the Clones and ends at 14:23.

Also in this fully armed and operational episode, we discuss:

  • The opening crawl for Attack of the Clones,
  • The cinematic choices made for the opening scenes,
  • How George Lucas beautifully displayed Coruscant for audiences,
  • Zam Wessel and her attempted assassination of Senator Padmé Amidala,
  • Chancellor Palpatine’s meeting with the Jedi and what Palpatine may have been up to,
  • The arrival of Padmé and other senators and their discussion with the Jedi, and
  • Obi-wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker’s arrival at Padmé’s apartments on Coruscant.

Thanks for joining us for another episode. Please subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts and spread the word to all of your Star Wars friends. May the Force be with you!

Don’t forget to check out our discussion of Chapter 4 of The Book of Boba Fett in episode 365.

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Podcast Stardust is the fully armed and operational podcast inspired by the code name for the Death Star. Hosted by first-generation Star Wars fans, Dennis Keithly and Jay Krebs, Podcast Stardust endeavors to bring thought provoking discussion on recent Star Wars news on a weekly basis. Between news episodes, Dennis and Jay review the latest episodes from Star Wars television covering everything from ResistanceRebels, and The Clone Wars to The Mandalorian and other live action productions on Disney+. Of course, Podcast Stardust wouldn’t be complete without thematic discussions, top ten lists, and interviews on everything from Star Wars literature, comics, and the films themselves.

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