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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