Episode 164 :: State of the Empire – A Whole New Galaxy
State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
The Star Wars universe we know is changing rapidly. Like the cycle of rebirth, the old must be burnt away before it can come back familiar but new and (hopefully) stronger. With game-changing shake-ups like this we had to convene for a new State of the Empire.
The Expanded Universe is in the process of drastic revision as the recently formed Lucasfilm Story Group compress the franchise into a unified timeline. Meanwhile, the inevitable has happened and it’s been announced that after 20+ years Dark Horse will be passing the Star Wars comic right over to Marvel. While this was expected, what we didn’t expect was that in the process we might be loosing our favorite thing to happen to Star Wars comics in ages: Brian Wood’s Star Wars. Join Cap, Hex, and Doug as we go in-depth with these happenings and offer our Force Adept insight on what they spell out for the future of the Star Wars Galaxy.
We also discuss the latest news on Episode VII including the possible reason for the screenwriter switch-up, who the lead characters might be of VII and beyond, the rumored spin-off films, the future of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, how Captain EO could be in Star Wars continuity, the latest about Indiana Jones, and we’re joined by Star Wars: Rebels executive producer Greg Weisman and Young Justice co-creator Brandon Vietti to discuss Willow.
- Previous State of the Empire episodes
- Our interview with Greg Weisman & Brandon Vietti
- Our X-Files episode with Chris Carter and Joe Harris
- Our Top 20 Nerdy Things of 2013 list
Star Wars Links:
- Tell Marvel: Continue Brian Wood’s run on Star Wars
- Read Brian Wood’s Star Wars Graphic Novel
- Read The Star Wars via Dark Horse’s digital app
- Read the Star Wars 2013 Free Comic Book Day issue
- Check out Star Wars: Attack Squadrons
- Get Star Wars: Tiny Death Star
- Dark Forces fan maps