LEAGUECAST #103 – COUNTDOWN TO THE FORCE AWAKENS Week 4 – A NEW HOPE

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The COUNTDOWN TO THE FORCE AWAKENS heats up as the League enters week four with an in-depth look at the movie that started it all: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope! Jeff, Shawn, and Adam discuss the game-changing impact the 1977 classic had on cinema, merchandising, and pop culture in general; share their personal memories of seeing the film for the first time and what it means to them; and analyze the good and bad aspects of this immortal, monumental cinematic phenomenon. In addition to discussing the iconic characters and imagery like Darth Vader, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Stormtroopers, the gang also analyzes the cultural and mythological influences behind them. All this, plus some news about the young Han Solo movie, and the usual geek recommendations!

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All music used for review purposes. Theme music by Jeremy Simonich. Additional music by Kevin MacLeod.

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Jeff Carter

Jeff is the defining voice of his generation. Sadly, that generation exists only in an alternate dimension where George Lucas became supreme overlord of the Earth in 1979 and replaced every television broadcast and theatrical film on the planet with Star Wars and Godzilla movies. In this dimension, he’s just a guy from New England who likes writing snarky things about superheroes, monsters, and robots.