Episode 383 – Midichlorians And You!

This week we’re taking a close up look at that age old question that’s puzzled millions for decades – SO WHAT THE HECK ARE MIDICHLORIANS?  Inspired by a 2013 StarWars.com article by JW Rinzler, we’re talking about how George Lucas’ thoughts on the Force and just who can use it and why have and have not changed, why Sabine’s journey in Ahsoka honors that why people should just relax about the whole microscopic life forms thing.   So take a blood sample, listen today and celebrate the love!  

READ JW RINZLER’S ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE:

https://www.starwars.com/news/so-what-the-heck-are-midi-chlorians

Episode 331 – Luke’s Death Blow

It’s a simple question but one that inspires thousands of thoughts – Why did Vader block Luke’s death blow to the Emperor in Return of the Jedi?  Especially if he still wanted to rule the galaxy as father and son.   Inspired by a 2013 blog post from JW Rinzler where he asked this question, we are analyzing every aspect of this small but oh so important moment in ROTJ.   What was Vader thinking and what clues in earlier moments lead us there?   Plus, what did George Lucas say the meaning of that moment was?  Listen and find out!

AND – SNOKETOBERFEST CONTINUES!  The giant clone thing in gold isn’t done making sounds and the SNOKETOBERFEST party is far from over!  

So, get in a laser fight, listen today and celebrate the love!  

Check out JW Rinzler’s original article here: https://www.starwars.com/news/lukes-death-blow

Episode 321 – The Sound of Revenge of the Sith

In this latest chapter of our long running series based on JW Rinzler’s incredible SOUNDS OF STAR WARS book, we are going over the unique and exciting sound of REVENGE OF THE SITH!   It’s a film where madman genius Ben Burtt took the sound highway to the crazy zone while simultaneously knowing exactly where to hold back.   Join us as we go over it all from giggling Buzz Droids to exploding volcano sounds! 

PLUS : a special spotlight on the unsung heroes of the film sound : the foley artists!  Who did the foley on the prequels and how was it done?  Listen and find out!  

So, call your Boga on the phone, celebrate the love and listen today! 

Episode 137 – J.W. Rinzler And The Early Drafts Of Return Of The Jedi

 

Return of the Jedi month rages on and this week Jason and Gabe are talking about the early ROTJ screenplay drafts with the none other than the author of The Making of Return of the Jedi and so much more, J.W. Rinzler!   Together they all dive into red hot juicy subjects like : how did the drafts fit Jedi evolve?  What was Leia originally going to be doing during the film’s opening?  What kind of influence did the conerpt art have?  Who was a mysterious Imperial character who got cut?  How did the relationship between Vader and Palpatine change?  What was added during the epic ROTJ story conferences?

PLUS : When did Alec Guinness almost quit Star Wars?  What doesn’t Lucas get enough credit for & just how many Star Wars movies were originally planned?

So put on that Vader helmet, declare yourself Emperor and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Visit J.W. Rinzler’s site for info on All Up, his Star Wars books and more:

http://www.jwrinzler.com

 

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