Three of the most important characters in Star Wars take center stage in this new episode of Far Far Away Radio! Your hosts return to the Character Dissection segment with an in-depth look at Chewbacca, R2-D2, and C-3PO. Detailed discussion explores their potential roles in Star Wars: Episode VII while making eye-opening observations about the true importance of these characters in the original films. Is Chewie really Han's conscience? What makes Threepio's humor work? Is Artoo the most complex character in the saga? Plus many more thought-provoking questions examined during the episode.
The second half of the show features a fun and insightful chat with Steve Sansweet. Steve is the owner of the world's largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia and was the Head of Fan Relations at Lucasfilm for 15 years. He talks to us about his collection at Rancho Obi-Wan, lessons that he learned from working at Lucasfilm during the prequel trilogy (and what Disney can learn from that today), and shares what he wants to see in Episode VII. You can learn more about Rancho Obi-Wan and how you can support this amazing place at www.ranchoobiwan.org. The chat with Steve starts at the 49:40 mark in the episode.
Sit back and relax with Chris, Meg, Austin, and Jason, as they talk about the galaxy far, far away.
We would like to thank the fantastic Joe Hogan for creating our album art, and the talented Jen from the Anomaly Podcast for her voice work in our intro and outro. Featuring music by Pharrell (purchase original track here). Thanks to Andrew from MakingStarWars.net for providing our opening radio sound clip.
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