Now here are some guys who plan ahead! Way back in March, Joseph Darowski, Todd Mack, and Andrew Darowski invited me on to their show, The Protagonist Podcast. Billed as being about “Great Characters in Great Stories,” their first Star-Wars-related episode featured Alex Robinson from Star Wars Minute as their guest to talk about Princess Leia.
For their Empire Strikes Back conversation, they invited yours truly to talk about the movie and about its newly introduced suave scoundrel, Lando Calrissian. I’m thrilled to have been asked, and pleased to be able to share a snippet with you from the wide-ranging discussion.
The full episode drops tonight on their feed (here’s the iTunes link to their show), and we talk about much more than Lando. Our experience of ESB as kids and with our own kids comes up, as does behind the scenes trivia, discussions of questions like, “Was Luke trying to commit suicide at the end, or just trusting the Force would save him?” and other such potboilers. We also talk about how the expanding canon, including shows like Rebels and The Clone Wars, deepen our understanding of and appreciation of the movies.
Trivia Time!Test your knowledge of the Star Wars universe!
Yesterday’s answer: RAF Cardington (a former Royal Air Force base)
Today’s question: What other former RAF base was used for filming, specifically for some of the Scarif scenes?