"Emperor Palpatine was an evil dictator who manipulated the Republic and formed the Galactic Empire, nearly wiped out the Jedi Order in the process, and seduced Anakin Skywalker to the Dark Side of the Force. So why do Star Wars fans love this Dark Lord of the Sith so much? Is the Emperor a better villain than Darth Vader? What could the Jedi Order have learned from him? Was he a necessary evil or would the galaxy have been better off if he’d been stopped early on? And what more can we learn from his possible return in The Rise of Skywalker? Alan Zaugg and Ryder Waldron of the Idiot’s Array Podcast will dissect Emperor Palpatine’s story arc throughout the Star Wars saga." Notes: We will leave plenty of time for audience questions at the end of our discussion.