Monday, May 14, 2018

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #235 – Revisiting Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope

It’s time for another episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, a weekly audio show that explores the worlds of film, television, and video games. You can subscribe for free in iTunes by following this link

This week, we return to a galaxy far, far away for our next in-depth Star Wars discussion, and after going through all three prequels in previous episodes, we finally arrive at the film that started it all: Star Wars, also known as Episode IV: A New Hope. Unlike the prequels, this film neither demands nor requires a critical reevaluation – it’s great, it’s always been great, and most people who have ever seen a movie agree with that – but there are still plenty of avenues to follow in discussing what makes this such a joyous, singular, perfectly imperfect cinematic revelation, and it makes for a fun chat about one of our favorite movies. Jonathan also talks about his recent trip to Iowa, Sean talks a little more Norse mythology, and we go over some recent Nintendo and Xbox news to round out the episode. 


Time Chart:

Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:03:22
Stuff: 0:03:22 – 0:27:38
News: 0:27:38 – 0:52:13
Revisiting Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope: 0:52:13 – 2:54:16

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  1. My guess is that it was a condition of the Lucasfilm sale to Disney that the Special Editions of the Star Wars trilogy are the only “true” versions.
    Here is another promising fan project where they’re making a 4K scan of an original print:

  2. "Genesis of the Daleks" in theaters June 11th