VoK 357: Rogue One – A Star Wars Story [2016] (Review)


The Vassals come together in Darth Vader’s pun palace to discuss the highs and lows of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. In addition to Michal (inkasrain), Alexi (Czar Alexi), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), and Zach (Alias), Adam (drownedsnow), Zander (The Lord Baron), and Matt (Varley) all eventually show up to join the epic, nitpicky, and unrelievedly nerdy Star Wars fun.

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. Shine bright, you stars.

Edited by inkasrain

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5 responses to “VoK 357: Rogue One – A Star Wars Story [2016] (Review)

  1. I stumbled upon VOK on Youtube by chance and I had to give you guys a look.
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  2. Darth Vader used the word as a noun as in definition 1

    In medicine aspiration means with draw out the fluid that is choking someone which really doesn’t apply here. If aspiration was meant to be a pun on choking it’s a terrible one.

    a strong desire, longing, or aim; ambition:
    intellectual aspirations.
    a goal or objective that is strongly desired:
    The presidency has been his aspiration since boyhood.
    the act of aspirating or breathing in.
    articulation accompanied by an audible puff of breath, as in the h -sound of how, or of when (hwen), or in the release of initial stops, as in the k -sound of key.
    the use of such a speech sound, or aspirate, in pronunciation.
    the act of removing a fluid, as pus or serum, from a cavity of the body, by a hollow needle or trocar connected with a suction syringe.
    the act of inhaling fluid or a foreign body into the bronchi and lungs, often after vomiting.

    • In the medical field when someone aspirates it usually refers to choking on something (typically their own vomit). It can refer to things like drawing up blood but in the context of the scene that clear wasn’t the double meaning. Maybe it’s less obvious for people that don’t have medical knowledge.

      See the last part you posted.

      “the act of inhaling fluid or a foreign body into the bronchi and lungs, often after vomiting.”

      It’s a very dangerous situation so we all know to act quickly when someone is aspirating.

  3. Yes choking on something not being choked to death in the context of being murdered. I just watched the movie again last night he was clearly using the first definition and any pun by whoever wrote the dialogue was TERRIBLE and inaccurate if it was intentional.

    • Clearly on a base level he refers to ambitions for power but normally they would have just used the word ambition and been done with it but I think they wanted a double meaning. Also not an inaccurate one at all. The secondary meaning being related to choking on something that rises is it. Doesn’t need to be specially someone choking you in murder. That would be oddly specific and not how a bad joke like that would work anyway. I agree that it’s a terrible line that should have been left on the cutting room floor.

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