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Monday, May 19, 2014

Disney Film Project Podcast - Episode 176 - Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back


This week the DFPP team find themselves on the run from a Galactic Empire seeking their knowledge of the inner workings of time and relative dimension in space in the 1980 action adventure Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back.

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5 comments:

  1. Good podcast, but it's not a Disney movie.

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    1. At the time it was made no. Now, sure it's owned by them. It's all in perspective. So while I agree a purist may say no, others will disagree. We have enough requests to over it to make it work for us.

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  2. I feel like I've seen Empire a lot more than any of the other movies in the classic trilogy because of a vinyl record I had growing up. It was essentially the audio from the film with little or no narration to tell the entire story. This has led to my having random lines memorized that aren't necessarily the most memorable. For example, "Lando's not a system, he's a man!" (Ryan may recall this from going to see the special edition with me when it was released many many moons ago).

    In case you were wondering about it: http://www.discogs.com/George-Lucas-The-Empire-Strikes-Back-The-Adventures-Of-Luke-Skywalker/release/1112616

    I actually found an .mp3 of the record a few years ago.

    As for Empire, it's easily my favorite of all the Star Wars movies and one of my top five greatest movies of all time. The only thing that bugs me about it is how long does the story take place over. I get the impression that Luke spends a couple of weeks on Degobah going through training...but it feels like the pursuit of the Falcon only takes a few days. Of course, it could be a few weeks given the fault in the hyperdrive....

    Anyway...that's me being a nitpicker.

    I will also recommend this fan recorded commentary for the film as a nice supplement to your podcast. http://mmmcommentaries.com/commentary/mmm-commentary-star-wars-marathon-the-empire-strikes-back/

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    1. Thanks for the links. I remember checking that record out from the public library to listen to. I also remember when "Splinter in the Mind's Eye" was the sequel to Empire we all really wanted.

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    2. I dug up the .mp3 and found it did have linking narration. My ancient memory was cheating on me a bit there. Still a lot of fun.

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