HOW TO FIX Star Wars: The Force Awakens - #50

Dude Soup: HOW TO FIX Star Wars: The Force Awakens - #50

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SPOILER ALERT, GUYS

Yeah, we said it. We're gonna FIX STAR WARS. Because it's BROKE

Broke so many goddamn records because it's fucking great. Really, we're just nitpicking; we loved it.

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  • zgillet FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    Haha, everything Joel says is immediately refuted by everyone else.

  • AbstractSpaces FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I went into this video expecting to disagree with the opinions of a bunch of fanboys, but you guys raised a whole bunch of interesting points and acknowledged most of the concerns I has with the movie. Really enjoyable to watch.

  • Wedge8

    1 year ago

    Love the program, but you guys could learn a thing or two from RT and AH about how to do an ad read.

  • Outis FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Non Mea Culpa

    1 year ago

    I'm leaning toward the "hidden apprentice" theory too, since it also explains how she's able to do more complicated force things, like the mind trick and summoning the light saber. Honestly, I didn't even consider the fact that the guy with the map was there to bring her out at the proper time.


    I'm not trying to be contrarian, but I recall you guys hating when games decide to deliver their narrative outside of the gameplay (i.e., Destiny and the grimoire cards). Why are you so okay with so much of the explanation of episode 7 being outside of the movie? I think that issue is one of the things that has plagued Star Wars from the beginning, but we just give it a pass and accept that we need to read extra materials to understand nuances like what exactly the Resistance is, and how it's not the Rebellion.

  • Nschad1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    If anyone didn't already know, Harrison Ford has stated that he's never liked the Han Solo character and no longer wanted to be in the movies anymore. He wanted out back in Return of the Jedi, he was supposed to die then.

  • demonhaze FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    My only real gripe with the new film is that it's pretty much this: A New Force Hope Awakens.

  • ninaeatworld FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I wish I remember to re-watch this after the whole trilogy has come out, to see if any of their theories were true.

  • WookieTiddy

    1 year ago

    By the way, the hallway you are talking about in Rey's vision is the hallway on Bespin where Luke was looking for Vader after their initial Bout.

  • moesuckra FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Swirl

    1 year ago

    i'm so distracted by what looks like a wad of chew in james' cheek, or it's just swollen from something. u ok.

    • ac1nexus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      He says at about 4:35 he had surgery.

  • Dysseus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    If Episode VIII follows the same beats as Empire, it will be a problem. And it will make VII worse for it. If VIII follows a new story path and goes a different direction from the other movies (its okay if it keeps themes) it will help redeem VII.

  • Caeric An Observer

    1 year ago

    I really enjoyed Episode 7. That they don't offer any explanation for the state of the galaxy bugs me. The film really doesn't explain how the First Order can do what it does, if there IS a Republic to protect people once again. Or how they had the resources to develop a weapon so much more powerful than what took the Empire 20 years and the whole galaxy's resources to construct.

    • Dysseus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      The opening crawl explains says only the resistance (and its fleet of 14 xwings) are the only resistance. The republic appears idol in the war. The First Order General makes it seem like they are bitter enemies embroiled in a deep conflict. So? Why is the republic not doing anything about the planet sized super weapon pointed at?

      Also the sense of scale. The 5 republic planets, Starkiller base and the resistance homeworld all appear to be in the same solar system based on the visuals.

    • ZeroHowl FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I don't think the extra exposition is necessary. You definitely understand what's going on without it, and really, it's just the other films affecting your perception of events (thinking the planet shown is Coruscant). Point being, if you don't have outside knowledge, it makes perfect sense, and if you do have outside knowledge, chances are you'll be looking up the real answers (which you can do).


      The reason the New Republic is idle is because of disarmament treaties between them and the Imperial forces. They have no weapons to fight a war, which is part of the reason the First Order gained so much power in the first place.


      As for the scale mentioned in the above reply, Starkiller Base is in the Outer Rim, the Hosnian System is in core system, and D'Qar (the Resistance base) is in the Outer Rim, but on the far side from Starkiller Base.

    • Jdwallace FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      @ZeroHowl And yet none of that is shown or explained within the movie. And there lies the problem. It doesn't make perfect sense that there's a New Republic, a Rebellion, and the First Order. From a newcomers perspective, it's just a lot of organizations that could easily be condensed into two (A New Hope). From the perspective of a long term fan, it just doesn't make any sense based on previous Star Wars lore (Return of the Jedi).

    • ZeroHowl FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      @Jdwallace What doesn't make sense? Things happened between the two films. Undoubtedly many things (which may be expanded upon in future films, books, TV series etc.) because 30 years is a long time for everything to stay basically the same. I'm not sure why there's an assumption you should understand the intricate workings of galactic organisations from a two hour film. There was apparently a scene left out of the film, to better explain General Organa's relationship with the New Republic, and the situation around it, which was cut in favour of making a cohesive, and relatively fast-paced product. To say "Well, there are three things when there could be two," is sort of like saying "there are three new heroes, they could have just had two." You're not wrong, but does it matter? They made the choices they made. Three major factions are not that hard for anyone to wrap their head around, and it doesn't not make sense, it's just different to what people expected or were used to. I'm not sure what previous lore you've seen in Return of the Jedi (or elsewhere) that says the events between the two films "don't make any sense." They're a perfectly reasonable set of events, put forward after years of writing by dedicated professionals. I imagine they gave it a bit of thought.

  • Dum8kid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Can we have a part two? Please? I have no one to talk to or speculate about ep. 7 with so this was sooo nice.

    • ZeroHowl FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Try the Star Wars subreddit. Lots of interesting discussion there.

  • MacGregor07 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Recommend reading the SWFA Visual Dictionary. It has information that fills in the gap between 6 and 7, and gives detailed background information about the characters. For instance, Rey's staff is a salvaged quarterstaff, and her fighting skills with the staff translates well into using short-ranged melee weapons, such as a lightsaber. Poe and Hux come from a rebellion/imperial family. It's a really neat and affordable book that lots of Star Wars fans would want to have.

  • xskipperx FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Maximum Effort Gaming

    1 year ago

    I've seen a lot of people arguing (not in these comments, just.. around) about how this movie completely ruined the whole "Bringing balance to the force" thing. Buuuuuuuuut, where does it say that Anakin/Darth Vader, would bring balance to the force while he was alive? When Kylo Ren said that he would finish what Darth Vader started, it's almost 100% the idea of bringing balance to the force. Darth Vader didn't have a direct hand in it if it happens, but he is what is driving it. Just wanted to say that.

    • Welsh_Pirate

      1 year ago

      You mean there are people who think that asinine, vague prophecy crap every actually meant anything more than a half-assed Jesus metaphor by a crappy writer? I feel really sorry for those people.

    • xskipperx FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Maximum Effort Gaming

      1 year ago

      I honestly hope that it means something, that would give the series a bigger reason to continue, without it, there isn't much more for it.

    • Dysseus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      He did bring balance to the force. There were thousands of jedi and only a dozen sith or so. By the end of his time their numbers were almost even. balance.

    • xskipperx FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Maximum Effort Gaming

      1 year ago

      Well, by the end of it, both sith were dead, leaving just two people (that the movies let us know of) strong in the light side of the force. So, his passing made it unbalanced. Now, we know of two more sith, or at least two people strong in the dark side (Kylo Ren and Supreme Leader Snokes) and two strong in the light side of the force (Rey and Luke).

  • xskipperx FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Maximum Effort Gaming

    1 year ago

    Just watching Bruce play is hypnotizing with how... focused he is.

  • MitchWegner FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Jakku was the site of an Imperial shipyard if I remember correctly, and the last major battle of the Civil War. The Rebellion got a bunch of ships and men from defecting Imperials who wanted to be on the right side and emboldened planets who wanted in on the new Republic, enough that it was a fair fight instead of a scrappy Rebellion against a mammoth Empire. After Jakku, the Republic was formed, made peace with the remaining Empire who were kind of kicked to a far corner of the galaxy and eventually resurfaced as the First Order. Leia wasn't okay with peace and so broke away to form the Resistance to fight the First Order, with the Republic secretly backing them.

  • Arise FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Bruce is so intense here... Just like the Star Wars theories here.

  • TheChase FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Great, great podcast. I love the theories and all the little tidbits that I missed my first watch. Thanks

  • bridgesquid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ongo Gablogian

    1 year ago

    MAJOR SPOILER ALERT (also some spoilers for season 1 of GoT but if you're that behind on GoT who the fuck are you) ~~


    I think that what James was complaining about was purposeful, and that the killing of Han Solo makes it okay and changes that tone. They made the entire movie like A New Hope to tell old fans "Hey, this is gonna be just like those movies you love!" And then they kill Han Solo to tell you, "But it's not." The entire movie slips you into a false sense of security that you're gonna get the same Star Wars you know and lvoe, but then it rips away one of your favorite, most beloved characters after having them very prevalent all movie, so as to introduce you to the concept that you have no idea what you're in for. It reminds me of what Game of Thrones did with the first season: all throughout season 1 you think, Ned Stark is gonna be the main character. He's gonna be the Rick Grimes of this show, he's gonna be the driving force of the show, he'll never die. And then end of Season 1 they kill Ned. It's introducing you to the concept that no one is safe, even the ones you thought absolutely couldn't die. And that's why I don't except Episode 8 to just be another Empire.

  • noelmurray15

    1 year ago

    Also you guys are ignoring the implied dehumanization the stormtroopers go through, they aren't allowed to show their faces or have actual names, which I think is less a brothers in arms thing, but more a brainwashing thing. Phasma has absolute authority over them because they have no past, no humanity, and when Finn goes after her, she gives in easily because no one questions her authority.

    • ZeroHowl FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Yeah, it's very different to what you see in, say, the Clone Wars animated series (the canon one), where all these clone squads have deep bonds with one another. I think there's a level of camaraderie, in as much as Finn feels it when his squad mate dies (although that could be just the shock of the situation), but it's more a relationship of necessity.

  • noelmurray15

    1 year ago

    adam driver is really good at being hateable its great

  • RonnieW FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Wannabe

    1 year ago

    GG RT...

  • TheMadTitan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    It's now up on YouTube:



  • RonnieW FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Wannabe

    1 year ago

    So 6 hrs and still diddly squat

  • Adamuss FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Will you guys ever get a player that works? It seems like with each new version, you fix something, but then introduce a new set of problems. So frustrating; especially as a sponsor. I'm not asking for you to perform magic or give me a hand job, just make your site work. Pretty please.

    • siriushours FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold SiriusHours

      1 year ago

      really tho. Mobile is a bitch, and the site is half functional. not cool. My money is being taken.....literally lol

    • JT_Thomas FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Can you feel the pennies slipping away siriushours???

    • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Maybe you guys can design your own website with its own video player instead.

  • JRHaywood FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fodge Gozzler

    1 year ago

    Hey everyone, chill out.

    • mariners005 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      chill from what, no one is cursing or exaggerating?

  • hitsugaya90 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    What time and day do they live stream dude soup? I always miss it.

    • SirLarr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Every Tuesday at 10AM PST!

  • TheMadTitan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    If you just want to listen to it right now, the mp3 is here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/rtpodcast/DudeSoup50.mp3

    • KloneTuul FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      you da real mvp

    • toppyj FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Thats episode 49......

    • TheMadTitan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Huh, that's odd, it seemed to go to 50 before. Fixed.

    • toppyj FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Its working now, thanks

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      1 year ago

      Thank you.

  • KniteOwls FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Great no video, no player, no audio. What is this April Fools in December?

  • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    When I watch the livestream it stops halfway through. Now I'm trying to watch it and it won't load. Just a black screen. Why do my computers hate Dude Soup? Everything else on this site works perfectly.

    • dylan536 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Dylan

      1 year ago

      same for me... i became a sponsor to watch the dude soup podcasts and half of the time i cant.

  • Rhyswo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Welsh, Waluigi and Wande

    1 year ago

    i do realize that this isn't your faults, but us sponsors do pay to watch these videos early and it's a bit of a disappointment when the player fails. Is there no way to fix this?


    • Tauxcinity FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Xantrax

      1 year ago

      I love Funhaus but I do not enjoy what they have been doing lately on the upload side.


      It also looked like 2 of the sponsor videos were uploaded to YouTube first or at the same time. It's not really a sponsor video if it's on their public YouTube page first. They actually seemed a little better the past 3 days but now we have another broken upload like OUR BEST GARBAGE.


      Now, I cannot blame them 100%, this player is not very good. I personally have to F11 because the full screen still shows my start bar. I'm more urked about the same upload times on some of their sponsor videos.


      Yes, I know not all videos are sponsor first. These two videos clearly had a star and were on YouTube at the same time with the same upload times.

    • SirLarr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Chalk this up to growing pains on the new website. We're still trying to figure out how to schedule videos in the backend, which is more complicated than it sounds.

  • CreepyJesus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    seriously Roosterteeth. i think you need to either fix this player, or use another

  • Anthony12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Are you kidding, the first time I choose to watch a Funhaus video on the website and it wont play. AH must be crashing the servers after passing Funhaus subscribers.

    • ahmut FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      i know this is the best funhaus video ever, has all the things i want to watch

  • vhinfy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    The title of this should be "HOW TO FIX RT's video player?"

    • Gafgarian FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Not the video player's fault. Looks like someone didn't load an audio only version of the video. Or at least load a dud file. The player is erroring out because it's looking for an audio src that doesn't exist.

  • dragonsl FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    nope they should get it fixed


  • shortspacewang FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Joey Hennemann

    1 year ago

    noppppe not workin

  • Ninjijah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Is the video working for everyone else?

    • vhinfy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Nope.

  • mrrev

    1 year ago

    Thank god for that description I was like what are they thinking!