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Fanbase Feature: A Panel Discussion on ‘Star Wars’ and the Theme of Redemption

As a special feature of The Fanbase Weekly podcast, the Fanbase Feature focuses on and celebrates a specific element of geek culture.

In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press co-founder Bryant Dillon and special guests Phillip Kelly (writer, filmmaker, and Fanbase Press Contributor) and Justin Peniston (writer – Hunter Black, Avengers Assemble, Fanbase Press Contributor) participate in a discussion regarding the Star Wars franchise and the themes of redemption and forgiveness, with topics including why redemption stories are universally important, the best representations of redemption in Star Wars, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for the Star Wars franchise abound in this panel discussion!)

Cast members
: Phillip Kelly (writer, filmmaker, and Fanbase Press Contributor), Justin Peniston (writer – Hunter Black, Avengers Assemble, Fanbase Press Contributor), and Bryant Dillon (Fanbase Press President, writer of Identity Thief, Something Animal)

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Theme Song Written and Performed by
: Adam WarRock

The Fanbase Weekly Theme Song Produced by: Mikal kHill

Episode Photo by: Bryant Dillon

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