Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Episode 69 Star vs. Season 3
Episode 69: Star vs. Season 3
Produced by Relevant to Our Interests
Hosts: John R. Belliston and Frank Shaw
Scripting by: Frank Shaw and John Belliston
Edited by: Frank Shaw
Graphic Design by: Nathan Newell and Frank Shaw
Intro Music: Morning Activities by F.G. Shaw
Outro Music: Morning Activities by F.G. Shaw
Star vs. The Forces of Evil season 3 really shifts focus from the first two seasons, taking and putting the action into the realm of the Mewmans and their allies, wrapping up the plot threads from the first couple of seasons with the first 5 episodes or so, and introducing ideas that appear and revealing secrets that were introduced with the second season as well. The plot reaches its darkest peak by the end of the season, concluding what I would assume is the penultimate season of this series (but maybe not) and setting up for an epic concluding season (but maybe not, this is just speculation).
If it seems like I said a whole lot of nothing. It's because I did. Sure we spoil the season in the podcast, but go watch it first and come back to hear our take on it. John loves this series, and as it progresses I find myself becoming more and more fond of it as well. There's a certain amount of depth that is surprising for a children's cartoon.
The two major themes that John brings up this episode are the costs of lies (from the second season) and the cost of honesty (from this season). Sometimes being honest has consequences too, and they aren't always good. This season really portrays that well, and it's definitely worth paying attention to as you watch.
There are a number of fun "insane fan theories on this episode about Star vs. My personal favorite is that Ludo will be the ultimate hero. We'll see if it bears out, but it's still fun to think about.