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January 8, 2016 10:00pm
Another in-studio medicinal visit from Nurse Annabella capped an evening where two radio hosts-- the real thing, in her case --performed ASK DR. HAL! right after just viewing the new Star Wars movie. Approximately 30 (terrestrial?) years after the destruction of the second Death Star, nobody seems to know the current whereabouts of former farm-boy Luke Skywalker, the last remaining Jedi hold-out. The First Order, a crypto-Fascist group reminiscent of the Republican Party, seeks to turn him up again as they eliminate all Progressives in the Galaxy, right around the time Resistance pilot Poe Dameron meets village elder Lor San Tekka on the planet Jakku off to obtain a gas station map to Luke's location. Stormtroopers under Kylo Ren land and destroy the village of Gerlach in order to save it. But terminally cute 'bot BB-8 escapes the "Burn" with the map, and encounters a scavenger, Fay Rey, dumpster diving at a junkyard settlement. At the First Order's Starkiller Base, on a planet-sized superweapon, the old Death Star writ large, Supreme Leader Snoke orders General Hux to use it for the first time, and destroy something, already. As Starkiller Base prepares to fire on D'Qar, the Resistance devises a plan to destroy it by attacking a convenient critical weakness. Apparently they always design these things so that if a rag-tag bunch of barnstormers gets through and destroys one special little component, the whole thing just explodes, with a tremendous noise. With Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and mind-breaking special effects. But, you know, we also spoke of other things on OUR show, especially after deliberately ingesting a "funny" cookie.

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