Welcome to episode 111 of Flash Past. The newest Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, is due to arrive in theaters very soon. Dan and Lyle, being the Star Wars fans they are, decided to talk about the Star Wars franchise for this, the final episode of Flash Past. More on that later.
The first Star Wars movie, which is actually the fourth in the series, was released in 1977. A New Hope wowed audiences and made a lot of people consider taking up residence in a galaxy far, far away. In this movie, we met Luke Skywalker, nephew of a moisture farmer on an arid planet in the Star Wars universe.
In 1980 The Empire Strikes Back brought fans back to the theater and into George Lucas’ universe.
Return of the Jedi followed in 1983 and closed out the story of the struggle between Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight and his father, Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader.
Seventeen years later, Episode I, The Phantom Menace brought us back to the world of Star Wars once again. This time, the story takes place further back in history than the original three films. This prequel, and the two that followed, told the story of Anakin Skywalker.
Episodes II and III, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the SIth respectively, continue to tell Anakin’s story. His power, loss, pain, and hatred drive him to a place where he will turn on his friends and family, eventually finding himself near death.
Watching the original trilogy, it is easy for one to assume this is the story of Luke Skywalker. Perhaps this is by design. Once all six movies have been watched, it is apparent that the entire saga is telling the story of Anakin, and Luke is just a player in that timeline.
Listen to episode 111 of Flash Past and get involved with the discussion between Dan and Lyle. Learn about the original six movies, theories about Episode VII, discussion about the animated series and characters.
This is the final episode of Flash Past. We have heard you and decided to reformat and come back in the new year with a new name, new format, and without the explicit tag. We want everyone to be able to listen. Stay tuned to our social media channels and those of the network for updates.