Episode 53 - Han Solo Character Dissection

This week on Far Far Away Radio, we discuss the final run for our favorite smuggler-turned-Rebel-hero. What did we think of Han Solo in The Force Awakens? What is his relationship with Rey and Leia? And yes, THAT scene. Check out the full shownotes below:

  • Mini-discussion: Would You Rather: Han Solo Edition.
  • Episode VIII News:
    • New cast members!
    • Will we ever see Lando again?
  • Han Solo Character Dissection:
    • Where was Han before The Force Awakens?
      • Peaceful times.
      • Racing pilot?!
    • Did TFA make Han regress from his Original Trilogy character development?
    • Relationships with:
      • Rey
        • Why'd he offer her a job so quickly?
        • What answer does he give to Maz when asked "Who's the girl?"
      • Leia
        • Why exactly have they been apart?
        • Does Han think that Leia blames him for Ben's fall?
      • Ben
        • Did Han not want Ben to be trained?
        • The fear of "too much Vader".
        • Why did Ben feel that Han was a disappointing father?
    • On the bridge...
      • Did Han know that he was going to die when he walked out on the bridge?
      • Did he ever believe that Ben could turn?
      • Was he doing it for Leia, Ben, or both?
      • How we felt when we saw the scene.
      • Why it HAD to happen.
    • Thoughts on Harrison Ford's performance.
    • Han's legacy.
  • Luke Skywalker: get your act together!
  • And much more!

Sit back, relax, and join Austin, Mallory, Meg and Jason as they talk about the galaxy far, far away on Season 3 of Far Far Away Radio! Join us next time for our Leia and Chewie Character Dissections!

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We would like to thank the fantastic Chris Jenkins for creating our album art, and the talented Jen from the Anomaly Podcast for her voice work in our intro and outro. Music credit: The Jedi Steps and Finale by John Williams. Lapti Nek by Meco.

Produced by Austin Blankenship and Matt Eaton, with Danny Pirtle as Episode Editor.