I know the final Vader scene of Episode III is supposed to be heartwrenching, and I know the acting and directing make it unintentionally comical. But for me, I’ve always been struck by how much the question “Where is Padme?” sounds like the name of a children’s book.
Episode III: Thumbnail Theatre, Part 3
“Where is Padme? Is she in disguise as a retainer? No! Where is Padme? Is she sneaking into Anakin’s bed again? Not tonight! Where is Padme? Oh, there she is — lying dead of heartbreak. Yay, you found her!” Anyway, Thumbnail Theatre complete. It was kind of fun. Maybe I’ll do another of these someday.
Meanwhile, I’m on a jet plane at this very moment (well, the moment this post goes live) on the way to L.A., where I will be mostly offline through Thursday. I’ve been hired to do some wetwork, you see. That means no Retronauts this week, but we’ll make up for it with two back-to-back episodes. No way am I missing a chance to justifiably talk about Bionic Commando for an hour.
Edit: You kids who don’t check in over the weekend should start here.