This week, we wrapped up our three-part Star Wars series with a live discussion of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The first 15 minutes or so of the show are spoiler free. But if you haven’t yet seen The Force Awakens, first GO SEE IT!! (It’s OK. We’ll wait).
Now that you’ve seen the movie, listen to the rest of the show and enjoy the discussion of some of our favorite moments, our frustrations with the story, and some speculation about where it might be headed next. Because the show featured spoilers, I fully expect that comments to this post will likely include spoilers as well. So again, if you haven’t seen the movie, I’d wait to read the comments until after you get back from the theater. To which you should be headed. Now.
What did you like best about Star Wars: The Force Awakens? What parts of it left you frustrated or dissatisfied? Where do you think the story is headed next? Tell us about it! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org; tweet us at DisDadsPodcast on Twitter; join in the online discussion of the podcasts on our DISDads Discussion Boards; and check out our DISDads Podcast Facebook page.
Our intro music is a parody, written and recorded by Mitch Furman.
We discussed some books and comic books that have been created and released since the Disney purchase of Lucasfilm that are being considered part of the official Star Wars “canon.” If you’re interested in reading them, you can purchase them using the links below (these are affiliate links to the products at Amazon.com. You won’t pay any extra, but Disdads.com does get paid for the referral).
|Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Shattered Empire is the Marvel-produced graphic novel that we talked about.|
|This is the official novelization of The Force Awakens, written by Alan Dean Foster.|
|Before the Awakening is actually a Young Adult collection of three short stories. But they provide additional background on three characters that we talked about during the show as having a lot unanswered about them. The Poe Dameron story, in particular, gets good reviews.|
|Star Wars: The Rise of the Empire is actually a compilation of two novels and three short stories that fill some of the gap between Episodes III and IV (which makes it good reading to lead up to next December's Rogue One film, which is set in the same pre-Episode IV time frame).|
|Aftermath: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the first book of a trilogy that is currently in production. To be honest, the Young Adult novels are getting much better reviews, even from adults.|