Salutations, fellow Herders! It’s our 40th episode already! Can you believe that?? We figured for this momentous occasion, the Council would try something new (for us) and take an in-depth look at the film that started it all 40 years ago. Listen along as we watch “Star Wars: A New Hope”!
It’s back to the start! “Rogue One” opens in just 6 weeks, and butts up to what started it all: Star Wars. (“A New Hope” to you kids.) In fact, we’ve got a kid on the show! Let’s see what Generation Z feels about a movie made nearly 3 decades before he was.
This is our love letter for the film that started it all.
So you think The Phantom Menace rips off A New Hope more than The Force Awakens? Well, you’re wrong! And we’ve already talked about that. It leads us to an article about a person’s first viewing of Episode 1, though, so let’s party like it’s 1999 and talk about that.
Star Wars is the greatest saga of all time – but which movie is the greatest of the bunch?? It often comes down to A New Hope versus its sequel, The Empire Strikes Back. So let’s discuss, shall we?! It’s kinda what we do around here. Also: boobie trees.