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Fanbase Feature: 40th Anniversary Retrospective on ‘Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back’ (1980)

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 Craig Miller (Star Wars Memories, Former Director of Fan Relations at Lucasfilm), Justin Peniston (Hunter Black, Avengers Assemble), Hannibal Tabu (Bleeding Cool), Sandra Dimas (The Story Geeks podcast), and Jonathan London (Geekscape) participate in a thorough retrospective discussion regarding Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) in light of the film's 40th anniversary, with topics including the themes and values presented in the film, the enduring power of Vader's iconic revelation, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back abound in this panel discussion!)



Cast members
: Craig Miller (Star Wars Memories, Former Director of Fan Relations at Lucasfilm), Justin Peniston (Hunter Black, Avengers Assemble), Hannibal Tabu (Bleeding Cool), Sandra Dimas (The Story Geeks podcast), and Jonathan London (Geekscape), and Bryant Dillon (Fanbase Press President, writer of Identity Thief, Something Animal)


This month's sponsor: All episodes of The Fanbase Weekly Podcast this month are sponsored by Hiro Unlimited and their 6-issue comic book series, The Bovine League. The comic book series features genetically altered, super-powered cows from Switzerland, and Issue #0 is currently available at hirounlimited.com. Issue #1 was to make its debut at the Afrofuturism Lounge during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, but our listeners can learn more about the series by visiting hirounlimited.com or by visiting The Bovine League on Facebook.


 






The Fanbase Weekly
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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