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While The Rantcor Pit is known for always pointing out the many aspects of the Star Wars saga that make it rich with history, background, and other elements of reality, we are more than willing to point out the shortcomings as well. Perhaps the most glaring of these is the lack of female characters in the course of the six movies to date. In celebration of Mother’s Day, Cole Houston and Eddie Medina discuss this peculiar phenomenon and speculate on the reasons.
Your hosts talk about the strong female leads of both trilogies as well as the scant smattering of women who people the rest of the cinematic universe with Mrs. JediCole and Jantzen chiming in as well. While lacking in number, many of the female characters are no less strong and rarely remanded simply to the background. Still, their lacking numbers have been an issue with fans for decades.
The Expanded Universe and the animated series are also in the mix of this episode.
Be sure to check out The Rantcor Pit at The JediCole Universe on May 18 for a companion show that also covers women in Star Wars with Mrs. JediCole and the official Shmi Skywalker story!
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