"The Force is strong with this one!"
I remember listening to this on the radio as a youngster, back in the late 70s, or early 80s, and it hasn't lost any of the excitement of discovering new Star Wars that it had then. Mark Hamill & Anthony Daniels recreate their roles as Luke Skywalker & C-3P0, and are surrounded by an excellent cast of supporting actors filling the other famous roles. The new voices are similar enough for you to picture the appropriate characters, and they fulfil their roles well. The real pleasure, however, is the extra story & character content. Some of it I recognise a being part of George Lucy's original storyline (Luke and Biggs on Tatooine etc) but some, I'm guessing, is completely original and most of it expertly fills in holes in the film plot that you didn't even realise were there. And when you add in John Williams' wonderful score, and Ben Burrt's amazing soundscape you end up with a fantastic variation of a an great familiar story! :-)
"Star Wars The Considerably Extended Edition!"
Despite not benefiting from any visual effects, it was as engaging as the movie version.
I've thought about this, but I can't settle on just one.
Their performances are as good as they were on the big screen.
No, it's not that sort of story, but it did make me nostalgic.
Well worth a shufty - I'm now listening to The Empire Strikes Back!
I loved this. It was great to have original film cast members, especially mark hamil. Also great to get more back story and insight into some of the characters. Music by the ever amazing John Williams and original sound effects all make this a great listen. One of my best audio purchases. I quickly followed it up with the empire strikes back and return of the Jedi and was not disappointed. Fantastic listening!
"Childhood memories relived!"
Memorable. Exciting. Fun.
I remembered the character conversations on Tatooine from listening about 30 years ago!
They both portrayed the characters in the same way I remembered from the films.
This is a radio play in chapters so lends itself to part listening.
Brought back some memories of childhood car trips listening to the radio broadcasts.
"Spoiled by intro/credits"
I enjoyed the story, even if some of the "voices" lacked a little. However, the intro and lengthy credits at the end of every flaming chapter really spoiled the experience... Poor job
"Revisit Star Wars in this expanded audio version."
Enjoy Star Wars? Here is a way to enjoy it all over again! A fast-paced retelling of the Star Wars storey with extra scenes on Tatooine and Alderaan, that take place before the beginning of the movie. The voice cast, including some of the original movie cast, recreate the feel of the story while your mental images from the movie fill in the rest. This is as close as you can come to seeing the movie again for the first time.
"Cheesy? Probably. Amazing? Absolutely."
It fills in all the blanks you may have had from Star Wars, and is performed great by the cast... It does have a few cheesy lines, and is a little heavy handed at times, and you may want to skip to the next chapter after you hear the credits list after every episode, but there's no mistaking that this IS Star Wars.
"Gives some small insights and enjoyable"
There is quite a bit of back story that I hadn't appreciated at the beginning of this play. I enjoyed that and the smaller, less significant fillers that crop up throughout.
I would love to have heard original voices of Darth, Han and Obi Wan but I guess it wasn't possible at the time.
This does work very well to destroy the potential boredom of any commute.
Fantastic, fills in a few of the gaps adding to the story. A must for all Star Wars fans
Amazing. Fills in some gaps from the movies. Made me feel like a kid again. Loved it.