Episode 201 :: State of the Empire – The Force Awakens
State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
There has been an awakening, folks!
Episode VII has a title and a snazzy and much-debated teaser trailer to boot! What’s more, the Internet was treated to a veritable buffet of leaked production art which appears to be 100% legit. State of the Empire has always been about rampant speculation based on the most miniscule of details – never before have we been given so much powerful ammo to work from. Some of our crackpot theories might even be right this time!
Join Cap, Doug, and Matt as we ponder the nature of Sith and Jedi in a universe where Star Wars history as we know it has been undone. Has the old Expanded Universe truly been wiped clean, or do those “legends” from the Star Wars universe offer clues as to what’s to come? Will one of the most infamous names in Star Wars lore be making his cinematic debut? What exactly are our thoughts on the controversial new tri-saber?
That’s just the tip of the iceberg, nerf herders! We’ve also got trans-media secrets of the Death Star, thoughts on Luasfilm’s new project, Strange Magic, and some Willow merch you never knew you wanted – Don’t even wait to search your feelings, press play now!
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Star Wars Links:
- Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
- Leaked Episode VII production art
- Leaked Darth Revan art?!!
- List of lightsaber-resistant materials
- Stephen Colbert on the new lightsabre
- Warwick Davis gets the call from JJ
- 3-Page Preview of Marvel’s new Star Wars comic
- Star Wars Weekends 2015 Dates
- Discuss this episode on the Nerdy Show Forums
Buy Some Star Wars Stuff!
- Star Wars Rebels episodes and season pass Amazon | iTunes
- Tarkin by James Luceno
- A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller
- Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir by Jeremy Barlow
- Pre-Order Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp
- Pre-Order Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne
- Pre-order Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus 1
- Brian Wood’s Star Wars Volume 1 | Volume 2 | Volume 3 | Volume 4
Willow Watch Links:
- The Eborsisk figure
- Parker Bros’ Willow board game
- TOR Books’ Willow board game
- Warwick Davis’ Interview on i09
- #Bringbackwillow letter writing campaign
- Strange Magic trailer
- Classic Lucasarts games on GOG
- Mega Ran and K-Murdock’s Bits & Rhymes Patreon
- Brian Clevinger and Erica Henderson’s Infernal Affairs Kickstarter