Podcast Stardust #54: The Empire Strikes Back – Part 1 – From the Crawl to the Rescue

by Podcast Stardust

2020 marks the 40th anniversary for The Empire Strikes Back. To commemorate the anniversary, Podcast Stardust starts a scene-by-scene discussion with Ryder Waldron from Idiot’s Array.

It may not seem possible, but Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back turns 40 in 2020. Many fans and critics consider it the best Star Wars movie ever made. On episode 54, we begin a new series in which we discuss the movie scene-by-scene in 8 to 12 minute segments as we celebrate the movie over the course of 2020. Join us this month as we begin with some general facts about the movie and then move on to the opening crawl and finish with Han preparing to search for Luke on Hoth.

On this fully armed and operational episode, we discuss:

  • Our favorite characters and scenes from The Empire Strikes Back,
  • Whether we prefer the original theatrical version of special edition of this Star Wars movie,
  • Our memories of our first viewings of The Empire Strikes Back,
  • The opening crawl,
  • Probe droids and wampas,
  • Han’s impending departure and argument with Leia, and
  • Threepio’s frustration with Han Solo.

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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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