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State of the Empire Episode 16: Force Friday Frenzy

on September 07, 2015, 6:45pm

Hello, readers. In anticipation of this December’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we’ve partnered up with Nerdy Show to bring you episodes of their Star Wars speculation podcast, State of the Empire. Led by Art Director Cap Blackard, the series speculates on the future of the franchise and look for news in Alderaan places. To catch up on episodes, click here.

If you’ve been following State of the Empire since the podcast’s start at the dawn of the Disney era of Star Wars, then you’ve been on “The Journey to The Force Awakens” for quite some time, but for many that journey begins now.

September 4th 2015, aka Force Friday, marked the global pistol crack to the transmedia race of marketing and storytelling leading up to the December debut of the new Star Wars. New action figures, books, comics, and games, are bit by bit, piece by piece, unlocking secrets of the world of the new film and building the new history of what came beyond Return of the Jedi.

Your hosts Cap, Doug, Matt, and Rex have made dirty deals with Jawas, hustled hard on the mean streets of Coruscant, and gotten a lot of Bothans killed to bring you the latest outpouring of secrets from the galaxy far, far away. We share Force Friday experiences from midnight releases, pick our favorite new c-list character destined to be a fan-favorite, glean truly shocking secrets from Force Awakens Halloween costumes, and for those of you who dare to go beyond our spoiler-free zone, we reveal the First Order’s sinister plan to bring the galaxy to its knees.

We’ve got all the news, updates, rumors, and wild Star Wars speculation you can handle. Heck, that’s not even all! Join us for impromptu fan fiction, new findings in our search for a Willow sequel, and … do you remember where you were when you first learned Qui-Gon was meeting his “noble end”? All this and more in this episode of State of the Empire, now brought to you in part by Consequence of Sound.

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Star Wars Links:

— Discuss Star Wars on the Forums

— Buy a Sphero BB-8!

 Shop Star Wars On Amazon

 The Denver Post‘s Article with Sphero

 i09 Article on the Disappointment of Force Friday

 See the Guavian Death Gang Enforcer

 The Blue Saber Instagram Teaser

— The Force Awakens Coloring Book

— See the Rogue One Helmets

— Shattered Empire 3 Page Preview

— Secret Cinema: The Empire Strikes Back Trailer

 The Star Wars Databank

Star Wars Media:

 Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig

 The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure by Jason Fry

— Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure by Cecil Castellucci

 Smuggler’s Run: A Han Solo Adventure by Greg Rucka

 Star Wars Rebels Complete Season 1

 Watch the Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Premier

 Ultimate Star Wars

 Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp

 Pre-Order Star Wars Volume 1 Written by Jason Aaron

 Pre-Order Darth Vader Volume 1 Written by Kieron Gillen

 Pre-Order Princess Leia Written by Mark Waid

 Pre-Order Kanan: The Last Padawan by Greg Weisman

 Pre-Order Shattered Empire by Greg Rucka

 Get Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Figures

Willow Links:

 The Entry for Willow on Wookieepedia

 Dave Filoni Talks Willow

 The Willow Sequel Novels Shadow Moon | Shadow Dawn | Shadow Star

Nerdy Show Links:

 Our 2012 Video with Sphero

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