In the final segment of The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader makes one of the greatest reveals in cinematic history as the heroes flee Cloud City.
Over the course of 2020, we have been discussing The Empire Strikes Back in segments to celebrate it’s 40th anniversary. Today, we reach the end of the film and one of the most iconic twists in all of cinematic history.
On this fully armed and operational episode, we are joined by Joe Tavano from Brews and Blasters, and we discuss:
- Joe’s first experience seeing The Empire Strikes Back and his favorite moments and characters,
- The climax of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker’s duel in Cloud City,
- Whether Luke was at risk of falling to the dark side of the Force,
- Why Obi-Wan Kenobi could not interfere in Luke’s fight with Vader,
- How Luke knew to reach out to Leia through the Force, and
- The closing moments of the film.
Thanks for joining us for another episode. Please subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts and spread the word to all of your Star Wars friends. May the Force be with you!
Don’t forget to check out our discussion of George Lucas’s vision for the sequel trilogy in episode 179.
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Podcast Stardust is the fully armed and operational podcast inspired by the code name for the Death Star. Hosted by first-generation Star Wars fans, Dennis Keithly and Jay Krebs, Podcast Stardust endeavors to bring thought provoking discussion on recent Star Wars news on a weekly basis. Between news episodes, Dennis and Jay review the latest episodes from Star Wars television covering everything from Resistance, Rebels, and The Clone Wars to The Mandalorian and other live action productions on Disney+. Of course, Podcast Stardust wouldn’t be complete without thematic discussions, top ten lists, and interviews on everything from Star Wars literature, comics, and the films themselves.