Why don't Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and Baby Yoda use the Force choke move... all the time? Why bring a lightsaber to a choke fight? The Big Question is the show where New Rockstars gives you TOO MUCH information! This episode, Erik Voss and Filup Molina explore the mystery of the biggest power move of Jedi and Sith: THE FORCE CHOKE! Force choking immediately suffocates the enemy, stopping them dead in their tracks... so why does Darth Vader use it relatively sparingly? We examine the greatest lightsaber duels from the Star Wars films -- The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens, The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and The Rise of Skywalker -- to analyze the deeper reason Force choking is a rare, last resort.
Filup Molina and Erik Voss answer the big nerd culture questions with the New Rockstars brand of analysis and research. Come for the detailed answers and insight, stay for the fun.