Episode 227 – The Phantom Origins of the Prequels

Jedi Padawans, Utapau, Planetary blockades, invasion armies… this was all stuff that Lucas came up with just for the prequels, right?  NO!  All of these things are more can be found in the various drafts of his “space movie” he was dreaming up as early as 1973!  Join us as we look at the phantom origins of the prequels that can be found in the early story treatments and versions of The Star Wars.  From the Emperor to tombstone pledges, there’s a lot of prequel gold in those over 40 year old wild, handwritten notes. PLUS :  just when exactly did that little detail of Vader actually being Luke’s father come into play?  What could the saga have been if that was never the case?   So don’t throw out those leftovers, listen today & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

Episode 72 – The Star Wars That Almost Were Star Wars

Jason and Gabe are kicking off their birthday party for the original STAR WARS with a look at weird and wild early drafts of the 1977 classic. With vastly different outlines and scripts that spanned from 1973 to just months before filming began, the story of how they evolved and the stories inside them are equally insane. Who is Captain Kayos & what about Luke Starkiller with his twin brothers Biggs and Windy? It’s all in there and Jason & Gabe may still be confused about it all!
Before that, they share how they spent their May the 4th, how they both failed at Star Wars trivia, discuss some interesting Last Jedi stuff and there’s listener reviews!!
So get your space ostrich, grab your lazersword and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

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