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, The Fanbase Weekly co-host Bryant Dillon is joined by special guest Hannibal Tabu (co-writer of Humanoids’ MPLS Sound, Bleeding Cool contributor) to participate in a thorough discussion regarding Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) in light of the film’s 20th anniversary, with topics including the thematic messages of the film, how the film changes the audience’s view of Darth Vader, whether the Jedi and The Republic were already doomed to fall at this point in the story, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Attack of the Clones abound in this panel discussion!)
Cast members: Hannibal Tabu (co-writer of Humanoids’ MPLS Sound, Bleeding Cool contributor) and Bryant Dillon (Fanbase Press President, writer – Something Animal, Identity Thief)
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The Fanbase Weekly Theme Song Produced by: Mikal kHill
Episode Photo by: Bryant Dillon