Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels #69: The Force Begins

by Starships Sabers and Scoundrels

On episode 69, the Scoundrels discuss the introduction of the Force from 40 years ago.

In this episode of Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels, Dennis, Jay,  and Darth Taxus look back to their perceptions of the Force from 40 years ago and how things have evolved.

Welcome to episode 69 of Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: The Force Begins. On this episode, Dennis, Jay, and Darth Taxus look back to their initial impressions of the Force after the release of A New Hope.  Before they get to the news, the Scoundrels discuss the potential for the Russos to direct a movie and Dennis reports on the John Williams Christmas concert at the Dallas Symphony.

Star Wars in the News

It was a busy week for Star Wars news. The Scoundrels discussing casting and production news for the live action Star Wars television series. Also, they discuss additional guest announcements for Star Wars Celebration Chicago. In addition, the news includes discussion of a new Darth Vader comic and a new Thrawn novel. Finally, the news concludes with a discussion of Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures.

The Force Begins

An episode of Galaxy of Adventures features Luke receiving Anakin’s lightsaber. However, the animation of that scene is far different than the scene presented in A New Hope. This got the Scoundrels thinking, “what were our early impressions of the Force 40 years ago?” In this week’s “Hyperthetical,” they look back on the presentation and introduction of the Force to movie audiences from A New Hope.

Silence Fools!

As with every episode, episode 69 ends with another edition of “Silence Fools!” For listeners new to Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels, “Silence Fools!” is the feedback and listener participation segment of this show. On this week’s show, they Scoundrels answer a listener email and discuss whether Obi-Wan should have done more to counter Palpatine’s influence of Anakin.

Thanks for tuning into episode 69 of Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: The Force Begins. We hope you enjoyed this our discussion of the the introduction of the Force.

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Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels is a bi-weekly show that features three first-generation Star Wars fans. Each episode, RetroZappers Dennis Keithly, Jay Krebs, and Darth Taxus offer their thoughts and reactions on Star Wars news. Then, they engage in Star Wars discussion in the “Hyperthetical” segment. Top ten lists, book reviews, Resistance and television discussion, and interviews are all on the table. After the Hyperthetical, each episode features listener feedback with Silence Fools!

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