92 minutes | Aug 29, 2021

Star Wars Episode 5 The Empire Strikes Back (1980) (GUEST: Jason Swank of Rebel Force Radio)

First, Mat Bradley-Tschirgi has an interview with popular Star Wars podcaster Jason Swank of Rebel Force Radio on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Then, Mat, Thrasher, and BJ have a longer discussion on the movie itself. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) ditches his friends to train with an old green alien (Frank Oz).  After the victorious ending of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, this sequel starts with the Rebels on the run on the ice planet of Hoth. Our heroes split up to different planets for reasons, but eventually they get back together again. After a certain paternal revelation, things will never be the same for Luke, Han, Leia, and Lando. A darker tale than the first with inspired cinematography by Peter Suschitzky, The Empire Strikes Back is a fan favorite for a reason. At times it's meditative, at other times it's a retro romance with sparky dialogue and sparkier performances. An opening large scale battle on Hoth with the elephantine AT-ATs has been adapted into countless video games. This flick is well worth revisiting if it's been a while.   Sequelcast 2 and Friends is part of the Greenlit Podcast Network Follow the show on Twitter @Sequelcast2 Listen to Marc with a C's music podcast Discography Buy Mat's books (Podcast You Nerd!, The Films of Uwe Boll Vol. 1: The Video Game Movies!)  Buy Thrasher's tabletop RPG supplements from DriveThruRPG Watch Alex Miller's YouTube series The Trailer Project
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