Sound of Movies – Star Wars Special hosted by Ashley Wincer and Ann Pulbrook. To listen to the audio podcast, press play above or press play below to watch the official trailers.
What a great collection of movies – the whole Star Wars collection episode 1 – 6. Ann and I took the time to re-watch all 6 episodes in order and we both highly recommend it. I have seen all the Star Wars movies before many many times over and I still picked up little bits by watching all 6 movies in a row. No doubt many people will go through the same process of watching all 6 episodes before watching Episode VII: The Force Awakens.
The first three episodes are quite complex stories and contain a lot of information pertaining to the later episodes. I absolutely love it when it is important to have seen previous episodes or movies to fully understand the current story. That makes a great story.
Both Ann and I recommend watching all 6 Star Wars movies. I’m also suggesting you go as far to suggest avoiding all Star Wars episode VII: The Force Awakens advertising material through the media until you have seen the new movie yourself.
Episode I: The Phantom Menace
The beginnings of the Star Wars saga; Jedi Knight Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi protect Queen Amidala, in hopes of securing a peaceful end to a large-scale interplanetary trade dispute. To be joined by Anakin Skywalker – a young slave with unusually inherent powers of the Force – they simultaneously contend with the mysterious return of the Sith. Starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Ian McDiarmid, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Pernilla August and Frank Oz.
Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Set 10 years after the events in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, when the galaxy is on the brink of civil war. Under the leadership of a renegade Jedi named Count Dooku, thousands of planetary systems threaten to secede from the Galactic Republic. When an assassination attempt is made on Senator Padmé Amidala, the former Queen of Naboo, Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker is assigned to protect her, while his mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi is assigned to investigate the assassination attempt. Anakin, Padmé, and Obi-Wan are drawn into the heart of the Separatist territories and the beginning of a new threat to the galaxy, the Clone Wars.
Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Set three years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the Jedi Knights are spread out across the galaxy leading a massive clone army in the war against the Separatists. The Jedi Council dispatches Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi to eliminate the notorious General Grievous, leader of the Separatist Army. Meanwhile, Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, separated from his former master, grows close to Palpatine, the Chancellor of the Galactic Republic and, unknown to the public, a Sith Lord. Their deepening friendship manages to threaten the Jedi Order, the Republic and Anakin himself, who eventually yields to the dark side of the Force and becomes Darth Vader.
Episode IV: A New Hope
The plot focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire’s space station, the Death Star. This conflict disrupts the isolated life of farmhand Luke Skywalker (Hamill) who inadvertently acquires a pair of droids that possess stolen architectural plans for the Death Star. When the Empire begins a destructive search for the missing droids, Skywalker agrees to accompany Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi (Guinness) on a mission to return the Death Star plans to the Rebel Alliance and save the galaxy from the tyranny of the Galactic Empire.
Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Episode V is set three years after Star Wars. The Galactic Empire, under the leadership of the villainous Darth Vader and the Emperor Palpatine, is in pursuit of Luke Skywalker and the rest of the Rebel Alliance. While Vader chases a small band of Luke’s friends—Han Solo, Princess Leia Organa, and others—across the galaxy, Luke studies the Force under Jedi Master Yoda. When Vader captures Luke’s friends, Luke must decide whether to complete his training and become a full Jedi Knight or to confront Vader and save them.
Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
The evil Galactic Empire, under the direction of the ruthless Emperor Palpatine, is constructing a second Death Star in order to crush the Rebel Alliance once and for all. Since Palpatine plans to personally oversee the final stages of its construction, the Rebel Fleet launches a full-scale attack on the Death Star in order to prevent its completion and kill Palpatine, effectively bringing an end to the Empire’s hold over the galaxy. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker, the Rebel leader and Jedi apprentice, struggles to bring Darth Vader, whom he has learned is actually his father Anakin and himself a fallen Jedi, back from the Dark Side of the Force.
We hope you enjoyed listening to this episode of the Sound of Movies – Star Wars Special. This episode of The Sound of Movies was broadcast from the Gippsland FM studios on Saturday December 12th 2015 at 12pm. The official release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is Thursday December 17th 2015 at 12:01am, which both Ann and I are looking forward to watch. If you have any questions about the Sound of Movies, please feel free to contact either Ashley Wincer or Ann Pulbrook by e-mail. You can follow the Sound of Movies on Facebook, Twitter or subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes. Thank-you and may the force be with you.