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Yet Another Star Wars Podcast: The Empire Strikes Back

Yet Another Star Wars Podcast - The Empire Strikes Back

Join Anders, Colleen and Daniel as we parkour through the swamps of Dagobah to discuss Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back! We discuss how this film is so perfect that even George Lucas hasn’t felt the need to completely redo it through edits. We all agree that this is our favorite Star Wars movie, is more or less the perfect example of a sequel, and that Han and Leia are ON FIRE throughout this film.

This movie does a great deal to expand on our concept of Force and how the galaxy fares under the rule of the Empire. We laugh about the pitfalls of retcons with Luke and Leia’s twincest kiss.

As always, we end with our recommendations for content you might like if you are a fan of ESB.

Find us on Twitter and Instagram @YASWPod

This week’s recommendations:


  • My favorite sequels that are better than the first one: Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991), Aliens (1986), Shrek 2 (2004), Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), Scream 2 (1997)

  • The Good Place, currently on Netflix

  • Dark Disciple by Christie Golden

  • Empire Strikes Back (novelization) by Donald F. Glut


  • Avatar: The Last Airbender, currently on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

  • Star Wars: Republic Commando on XBox


  • Red Rising (series) by Pierce Brown

  • Lost Stars by Claudia Gray

  • From a Certain Point of View: Empire Strikes Back (short story collection)

  • Allegiance by Timothy Zahn

  • Choices of One by Timothy Zahn

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