This Episode Michael is Joined by Steve Glosson to discuss Star Wars Collecting over the years. They also get into the “Give Us Legends” campaign, The Special Editions, Shadows Of The Empire, and The Prequels.
This is a Jam Packed 2 hour episode full of laughs and interesting Star Wars discussion you can’t miss, so click and listen now!
Michael and Nathan discuss the Rogue One Teaser before breaking down the Behind the scenes features on the TFA bluray release and discussing their impressions of the bluray variations now that they have them in hand.
The premise that Luke has vanished is immediately intriguing. Like most people, I assumed when Episode 7 was first announced that Luke would be a central mentor figure from the beginning, having reestablished some form of Jedi Order. His absence raises many questions: Why is he missing? How long has he been gone? What could have driven him into hiding and kept him there all this time?
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, co-writer Michael Arndt revealed that he originally planned for Rey to meet up with Luke early in the film. However, he found that Luke’s presence immediately took the focus away from Rey.
One early rumor regarding Arndt’s plot was that Han and Leia were being held prisoner by an Imperial remnant. Their two children were then going to search for Luke in order to break them out. If this was indeed the early plot, it seems that it was flipped so that Han became the guide and mentor for the young heroes and finding the location of Luke became their goal. Luke became the drive of the entire plot, rather than a character simply moving through it. While some found the lack of Luke disappointing, I believe it made for a better film, and a greater mystery for the other films to explore. Continue reading →