Episode 159 :: State of the Empire – These Arndt the Droids You’re Looking For
State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
Since last we convened, the Episode VII saga continues to unfold as the balance of power in the universe has once again shifted. Michael Arndt – Episode VII‘s celebrated screenwriter, and our greatest hope for the New Trilogy, is off the project. We don’t know why, nor do do we know much of the circumstances, but we mourn his loss and attempt to put the pieces together as to how this came to pass and what the future might hold. With so many last-minute shake ups for this 2015 film, you best believe there’s a lot of drama and strange rumors circulating. Join Cap, Doug, Hex, and Matt as they search for truth in these dark times… and then kick that gloom out the airlock for what becomes one of the funniest State of the Empires yet!
We discuss the latest in Star Wars comics and gaming, drastically different versions of the original films in their infancy, Star Wars: Rebels‘ new villain: The Inquisitor, share our favorite Qui-Gon jokes, and dig deep into eclectic Lucasfilm licensing for a Willow Watch to remember!
Nerdy Show Links:
- Previous State of the Empire episodes
- Our Mega Man episode with The Protomen
- Ask Greg Weisman & Brandon Vietti questions!
Star Wars Links:
- Read Brian Wood’s Star Wars Graphic Novel
- Read Star Wars Ewoks: Shadows of Endor
- Read The Star Wars via Dark Horse’s digital app
- Hear our interview with Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt
- Tested‘s expose on The George Lucas Super-Live Adventure
- Video of The George Lucas Super-Live Adventure!
- Huffington Post‘s article on Empire‘s script writing drama
- Leigh Brackett’s original script for Empire
- Joss Whedon’s Entertainment Weekly interview
- Star Wars: Rebels teaser trailer
- See The Inquisitor
- Read about the Expanded Universe’s previously existing Inquisitors
- Watch the Star Wars blooper reel
- Get the “Enhanced Edition” of Making of Star Wars featuring the bloopers
- J.W. Rinzler’s Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
- More Star Wars 1313 concept art is revealed
- See the tech made for Star Wars 1313 demoed
- Ahsoka’s Wookiepedia page
- The Willow Arcade Game ad
- See the Willow arcade game playthrough