On this week’s episode of The Star Wars Show, Dennis Muren answered fan questions, the hosts revealed a new line of replicas, & the LFL crew got to play RPG tabletop games.
Things were pretty quiet on The Star Wars Show with regard to big reveals, like the Celebration Europe key art we got on last week’s episode. However, the creative director and senior VFX supervisor of Industrial Light & Magic, Dennis Muren, took fan questions about the golden days he spent making effects for the original trilogy. Check it out below and see if your question was answered.
In the news, hosts Andi Gutierrez and Peter Townley revealed the line of collectible prop replicas available now from StarWarsUltimateStudioEdition.com. The replicas are direct copies of props used during Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and were 3D-printed and hand-painted by the company who made the originals used in the film, Propshop. While you’ll have to dig deep in your pocket to get even the cheapest item, which is $1250, it may be a small price to pay for a bit of authentic Star Wars in your living room.
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Finally, the crew at Lucasfilm headquarters in San Francisco were visited by Fantasy Flight Games, who has created a line of roleplaying games with Star Wars themes. These are games in which you can control the outcome of the story; for example, as they said on The Star Wars Show, you can make Leia be frozen in carbonite instead of Han. More importantly, though, this also means you can make the Empire win the war instead of the rebellion, if you can strategize your way to victory. The game titles include Star Wars: X-Wing, The Force Awakens Beginner Game, and Edge of the Empire. Head to fantasyflightgames.com to see all their Star Wars offerings.
That’s it in new content from The Star Wars Show (aside from that whacky anti-Leia propaganda you have to read the excellent Bloodline novel to truly appreciate). Next week its fifth episode will premiere, and the hosts have promised to highlight an underappreciated character from The Empire Strikes Back. To submit your favorite underappreciated character, comment on the video’s message board on YouTube or tweet him or her with the hashtag #StarWarsShow5.