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The Force Awakens coming to home video – CCC Ep. 039

This Week Michael is Joined by Nathan P. Butler to discuss the upcoming The Force Awakens home video release as well as the many home video releases of the other six Star Wars films over the years.

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Other topics include The new Imperial Assault expansion releases by Fantasy Flight Games and some news coming out of Rogue One filming.

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Lego Star Wars Show coming, Costuming, and life size BB-8 with The Real McCoy – CCC Ep. 037

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Michael is manning the Casino alone this week but James Clarke is joining him to discuss some of his costuming and website work.

 

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They also getting into some of the Toyfair news such as the life size remote control BB-8 coming from Spinmasters and the newly announced upcoming Lego Star Wars series.

Analysis of The Force Awakens — Luke Skywalker: The Resolving of Gray

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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?

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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

Talking Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens, Battlefront, and Toy Fair – CCC Ep. 036

 

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This week The Casino is loaded down with topics as Michael and Bruce discuss all the exciting Star Wars videogame news as well as some Toy Fair reveals.

 

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Analysis of The Force Awakens — Chewbacca: Mighty and Loyal Friend to the End

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Chewie is the same old lovable Wookiee in The Force Awakens, with his grumpy reactions to Finn’s attempts at first aid, his complaints about the cold on Starkiller, and his childish assertions to the Resistance doctor that he acted very bravely. He also remains a loyal and fierce ally.

When Han returned to his old life as a smuggler after the fall of his son, Ben, Chewie left his family on Kashyyyk to rejoin his old friend. Chewie’s wife, Malla, who was first established in the much maligned Holiday Special, has been made canon in the young reader book A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy. According to the Visual Dictionary, his long absences from home are not unreasonable due to the long-lived nature of Wookiees.

In a deleted scene that made it into the novelization, Chewie makes good on an old warning of Han’s. Unkar Plutt, having followed Rey to Maz’s castle, threatens her for taking the Falcon. Rey pulls the blaster Han gave her, but Unkar takes it from her, pointing out that the safety is on (which is the reason she remembers it later in the film). Chewie takes the gun from Unkar, who pokes Chewie in his injured arm saying, “Half a Wookiee ain’t much to worry about.” Chewie then proceeds to rip Unkar’s arm off and throw it across the room. Continue reading