In this episode of The Forgotten Flix Podcast, we’re celebrating the 35th anniversary of the ORIGINAL Star Wars in all its “non-Special-Edition-Han-didn’t-just-shoot-first-he’s-the-only-one-who-shot-dammit glory”!!! So, join us, and special guest Darrell Taylor, for this, um, interesting take on the movie that might be most directly responsible for a CND pandemic.
Directed by: George Lucas
Screenplay by: George Lucas (and Gloria Katz & Willard Hyuck – rewrites, but I’m giving them credit as it’s the only explanation for why this movie didn’t turn out like the prequels.)
Starring: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Alec Guinness, James Earl Jones/David Prowse, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, and Kenny Baker
Background Info (from Wikipedia): Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, originally released as Star Wars, is a 1977 American epic space opera film, written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first of six films released in the Star Wars saga: two subsequent films complete the original trilogy, while a prequel trilogy completes the six-film saga. It is the fourth film in terms of the series’ internal chronology. Groundbreaking in its use of special effects, unconventional editing, and science fiction/fantasy storytelling, the original Star Wars is one of the most successful and influential films of all time.
Set “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away”, the film follows a group of freedom fighters known as the Rebel Alliance as they plot to destroy the powerful Death Star space station, a devastating weapon created by the evil Galactic Empire. This conflict disrupts the isolated life of farmboy Luke Skywalker when he inadvertently acquires the droids carrying the stolen plans to the Death Star. After the Empire begins a cruel and destructive search for the droids, Skywalker decides to accompany Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi on a daring mission to rescue the owner of the droids, rebel leader Princess Leia, and save the galaxy.
This week’s Movie Picks are:
Corvette Summer (1978)
House of the Long Shadows (1983)
American Graffiti (1973)
Join us next week when we’re talking about… The Principal (1987) !
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