Episode 29: Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)

A few days ago, in a makeshift podcast studio far away, the Bit Players sat down and tackled George Lucas’s masterful 1977 classic Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. As with just about any random sampling of five millennial men, Star Wars played a huge role in each of the guys’ lives from an early age, but the most remarkable thing about the film is just how well it holds up as a storytelling and visual achievement, with characters and ideals that will live on far after any of the film’s principle (and bit) players have perished. The guys have a blast reveling in the way the film impacted them and continues to impact them, how no matter how many video games Mark “Hambone” Hamill has to voice over, no one will ever take away Luke Skywalker from him, and how that one Storm Trooper is really regretting setting his pistol to “stun.”

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Director
George Lucas
Stars
Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness, Peter Cushing, Anthony Daniels

Curated by: Anders Oster

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Aired Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A few days ago, in a makeshift podcast studio pretty, pretty nearby, the Bit Players sat down and tackled George Lucas's masterful 1977 classic Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. As with just about any random sampling of five millennial men, Star Wars played a huge role in each of the guys' lives from an early age, but the most remarkable thing about the film is just how well it holds up as a storytelling and visual achievement, with characters and ideals that will live on far after any of the film's principle (and bit) players have perished. The guys have a blast reveling in the way the film impacted them and continues to impact them, how no matter how many video games Mark "Hambone" Hamill has to voice over, no one will ever take away Luke Skywalker from him, and how that one Storm Trooper is really regretting setting his pistol to "stun."