This is an amazing work. I can recall listening to this many years ago on tape, before I saw any of the Star Wars films.
In a way this production is a reconnection with the roots of the whole Star Wars saga, namely Flash Gordon and other science fiction radio and film serials. The production values are very high and the listener is not bombarded with too many incidental background effects. There is an emphasis on dialogue.
Radio is, after all "the theater of the mind's eye".
Great way to read great books on the go. Love Sci Fi especially Orson Scott Card and Star Wars.
Excellent additions to the story. A great radio drama that captures the action and tickles the ears.
The additions to the story were intersting and helped make the story interesting, especially the race at the begining.
No I have not.
The moments with Obi Wan were just as powerful if not more so on the radio.
Great example of radio drama excellence.
I saw the original movies as a kid and heard this as well. I didn't appreciate it when it aired originally but years later, I'm surprised how much I really enjoyed this.
It made me fall in love with this story all over again.
There is so much more to this story through this than the movies or books and my hat is off to the producers who really knew what they were doing. The later stories of Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi are also worthwhile.
Sure the actors aren't the same, but the story is so much more rich and satisfying, I really didn't care after about the third episode of this multipart series.
If you liked (or loved) Star Wars you owe it to yourself to rediscover this great story told in a fresh and remarkable way.
Didn't even know this existed. Has Mark Hamill the original Luke Skywalker. Sound effects and music are really cool too. Wish they did this kind of stuff on the radio now a days.
The story in and of its self is well done. What isnt done well is the repetitive re-announcing and ending of where this was done. You could easily cut 35 min of this Star Wars dramatization by taking out the NPR announcements and chapter endings and Star Wars theme music at every start and end of every chapter...
Sorry about the upside down picture. I can't figure out how to straighten it out.
A must listen for any Star Wars Fan... it's almost like listening to the movie in 3d! Very well done.
The extras here should have been in the movie. The first four chapters add depth to the whole story. I wonder if this is still considered canon. Rouge One with this audio fills in much backstory that the 1977 movie left out. This was fantastic.
This was the best of the three radio dramas, made of the original Star Wars trilogy. The cast was great, and the expansion of the events from A New Hope were interesting and seemed to fit right into the story. I'm sure these extra scenes are not considered canon, but it's still fun.
It would great if they made these for Episode 1, 2, and 3.
Years ago I heard Return of the Jedi in this format on the radio and enjoyed it. I'm glad I found this and can't wait to hear episode 5. May the force be with you!