State of the Empire: A Lucasfilm Podcast

A Star WarsFilm and TV podcast featuring Cap Blackard and Doug Banks
 19 people rated this podcast
A Star Wars speculation podcast, where we “Look For News in Alderaan Places!” Head to a galaxy far, far away and jump straight down the garbage chute for the latest news and rumors from the Star Wars Universe. We'll do anything to get a scoop, even make it up! And that's not all - we've got Indy Inquiry and Willow Watch, our segments dedicated to Indiana Jones and the Lucasfilm fantasy epic, Willow!

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We're hosting a Willow screening! Come see the Lucasfilm classic at North Carolina Comicon November 9th.We're hosting a panel beforehand that'll give you a look behind the magic to make this special screening an Expanded Experience. The screening also features a limited edition Willow print by artist Tommy Lee Edwards. Join us for this live Willow Watch experience Friday, November 9th in Durham, …
In the Disney era of Star Wars, the movies might have the center stage, but when it comes to expanding the universe, the real action is happening in animation. Star Wars Rebels enhanced and bridged the history of the Original Trilogy and the Prequels in fascinating and validating ways, and even re-shaped and the nature of The Force itself. Rebels might've been a "kids show", but as the series mat…
This episode of State of the Empire widens our lens to the rest of Lucasfilm and examines how the innovative production company shaped the world of film as we know it, even through now-forgotten features.1983, same year The Star Wars Saga ended, a very different kind of Lucasfilm hit select theaters. Twice Upon a Time, directed by John Korty and Charles Swenson, is an animated feature the likes o…

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Abyzz reviewed this podcast on Jul 18th, 2017
"I don't even like start wars and I still love the enthusiasm of the show hosts. Also just some genuinely good banter."
Coryyyyyyyyyy reviewed this podcast on Sep 17th, 2018
"Haven't missed an episode of this podcast since I discovered it around episode 20 and I must admit, this review is well over do. This group of three well studied, charismatic Lucas Films super fans (Cap, Matt and Doug) have yet to disappoint. Through this podcast you will get thorough breakdowns and intelligent discussions on all things Star Wars. And when the news on the Star Wars front gets a little slow, they break down the broader world of Lucas Films including the always intriguing "Willow Watch", and "Indi Inquiries". But it's not always about breaking down current news, rumors and content. Recently, some of their best stuff has been reading early drafts of (Star wars and Indiana Jones) movie scripts that wound up on the cutting rooms floor. And finally, one of the best features of …"
MjolnirMK86 reviewed this podcast on Aug 5th, 2017
"Every month or few weeks the cast of SotE give us listeners some amazing news articles, speculation, possible spoilers and theories to the future of not just Star Wars but the other major Lucasfilm properties, as well. My favorite segment is Willow Watch(cue "Willow" sound bite from the game), which has more relevance now more than ever. Ignore the bird, follow the river!"

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Oct 29th, 2012
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Oct 19th, 2018
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