Podcast Stardust #277: The Faithful Wookiee

by Podcast Stardust

Podcast Stardust dives into some vintage Star Wars material with the debut appearance of Boba Fett in “The Story of the Faithful Wookiee.”

It is no secret that the Star Wars Holiday Special holds a notorious position in Star Wars history. Fans are somewhat decided about what to do with it. Not too long ago, Lucasfilm and the Walt Disney Co. put the animated portion of the special on Disney+. Entitle “The Faithful Wookiee,” this story marks Boba Fett’s debut appearance in Star Wars. On this episode, we discuss this nugget of Star Wars animated goodness and note how it influenced future Star Wars projects.

On this fully armed and operational episode, we discuss:

  • The history of “The Story of The Faithful Wookiee,”
  • The animation style and choices for familiar Star Wars characters,
  • Boba Fett’s debut appearance in Star Wars,
  • How this story influenced The Mandalorian, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars, and more, and
  • The inclusion of the cast from A New Hope as the voice cast for this special.

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Don’t forget to check out our discussion of Star Wars Fashion and Lifestyle Products in episode 276.

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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 ResistanceRebels, 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.

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