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State of the Empire: A Lucasfilm Podcast

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A Star Wars speculation podcast, where we “Look For News in Alderaan Places!” Head to a galaxy far, far away and jump straight down the garbage chute for the latest news and rumors from the Star Wars Universe. We'll do anything to get a scoop, even make it up! And that's not all - we've got Indy Inq… read more

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Come to Our Willow Screening! NC Comicon - Nov 9th

October 19th, 2018

5:50

We're hosting a Willow screening! Come see the Lucasfilm classic at North Carolina Comicon November 9th.We're hosting a panel beforehand that'll give …

Star Wars Resistance Recap :: Series Debut - "The Recruit" Parts 1 & 2

October 4th, 2018

36:54

In the Disney era of Star Wars, the movies might have the center stage, but when it comes to expanding the universe, the real action is happening in animation. Star Wars Rebels enhanced and bridged the history of the …

Episode 60 :: Twice Upon a Time: Lucasfilm's '83 Animated Feature

September 10th, 2018

1:06:10

This episode of State of the Empire widens our lens to the rest of Lucasfilm and examines how the innovative production company shaped the world of film as we know it, even through now-forgotten features.

1983, same year

Episode 59 :: Episode IX Leaks and the Phantom Menace of Fake News

August 27th, 2018

1:09:06

Filming for Star Wars: Episode IX has begun and already the leaks are pouring in... but can they be trusted? Sure, there's some exciting and authentic on-set photos that have found their way onto the internet, but …

Willow Watch :: Episode 4 :: Early Scripts & Roads Not Taken

August 14th, 2018

1:39:22

This may be a show about Willow, but we're starting to feel like Indiana Jones the way we're unearthing all these forgotten artifacts from the film's past. We've regaled you with tales from the Willow expanded universe, …

Episode 58 :: The Journey to Episode IX Begins

July 30th, 2018

1:19:42

The filming of the final movie in the Skywalker Saga is upon us, and with it is the cast announcement of all the old faces returning and new editions …

Episode 57 :: Indiana Jones and the Semi-Canonical Fart Wedding

July 16th, 2018

1:20:47

Pop culture is a dirty job, but someone's got to do it. From the film scripts that never see the light of day, to the regrettable transmedia tie-ins …

Episode 56 :: Fandom's Edge

July 2nd, 2018

1:13:13

If there's a bright center to the Star Wars fandom, we're currently on the planet that it's farthest from. Fans are as polarized as an Old Republic …

Willow Watch :: Episode 3 :: Behind-the-Scenes & Beyond the Film

June 18th, 2018

1:02:08

If you think you've got the world and characters of Willow all figured out - it's time to forget all you know, or think you know.

Lethal fishboys, deathbears, sorceress love triangles, and shocking backstories abound as …

We'll Be Right Back - GO SEE SOLO!

June 4th, 2018

4:12

After the deluge of shows that came out in the orbit of Solo, we're taking a little time off and will be right back with the latest rumblings from …

Episode 55 :: Solo: A Star Wars Story Review!

May 25th, 2018

1:12:46

For the highs and lows of Solo: A Star Wars Story's production, the chance of success was not unlike successfully navigating an asteroid field. But …

Willow Watch :: Episode 2 :: The Road to Willow 2

May 24th, 2018

42:27

Welcome to Willow Watch! A podcast dedicated to the 1988 Lucasfilm fantasy epic Willow - In which breaking news comes in all sizes, and obsessive fandom is the greatest magic of all.

Willow Watch has been a reoccurring …

Willow Watch :: Episode 1 :: Interview with Screenwriter Bob Dolman

May 24th, 2018

1:35:53

We interrupt State of the Empire's regularly scheduled Star Wars news and updates for an event that's been years in the making: our first full-length …

Episode 54 :: Solo Early Impressions & Secrets Revealed!

May 16th, 2018

2:01:50

The galaxy is a-buzz with news coming from the underground about Solo: A Star Wars Story, but that's far from all. The Star Wars universe is about to …

Episode 53 :: Placing Our Bets on Solo: A Star Wars Story

May 7th, 2018

1:37:56

Solo is almost here and we're placing bets on where this still very unpredictable story is going to take us. Don't sweat it, kid - we've locked the …

Episode 52 :: Interview Archives: Julian Glover, Daniel Logan, Jeremy Bulloch, Ben Burtt & More!

April 23rd, 2018

38:16

Did you know that, like the films, this podcast also has a prequel era? Before State of the Empire, before Lucasfilm was bought by Disney, Cap and co. did a number of interviews with Star Wars personalities. In this …

Episode 51 :: We've Got a Good Feeling About This! The Solo Official Trailer & Denny's Solo Menu

April 9th, 2018

1:21:27

There's a lot to #Solobrate right now. We've got a new Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer and in Denny's across America, galactic gourmands can treasure …

Episode 50 :: #ImperialMarch

March 26th, 2018

49:55

Sometimes things don't go according to plan. Just ask Lord & Miller.


To celebrate 50 episodes of State of the Empire, Cap went out to L.A. to hang …

Episode 49 :: Solo Brand Synergy

March 12th, 2018

1:42:46

When it comes to Solo: A Star Wars Story intel, we're still scraping the bottom of the bantha bin. That's why, in typical State of the Empire

Episode 48 :: The Future is the Past

February 26th, 2018

1:46:13

We've often heard that in the Lucasfilm archives nothing goes to waste.


We knew that Solo's story samples from an abandoned plot thread from The …

Episode 47 :: A Game of Rebels

February 12th, 2018

1:24:45

Rebels ushered in the Disney era of Star Wars and in four seasons has become one of the most beloved corners of the galaxy far, far away. This series has literally and figurative bridged the era of the prequels and the …

Episode 46 :: Smuggler's Bounty: Dissecting the Han Solo Trailers

February 5th, 2018

55:30

It's finally here! After months and months of waiting for a glimpse, a glimmer, a sliver of the hotly-debated Han Solo film: the Solo trailer has …

Episode 45 :: A Great Disturbance in the Fandom: The Last Jedi's Fallout

January 29th, 2018

2:10:52

The Last Jedi has opened a massive schism in the fandom. A rift, not between light and dark, but polarizing all the same. Whether you love the film …

Episode 44 :: Desperately Seeking Solo

January 14th, 2018

1:18:37

The young Han Solo film allegedly comes out May 25th, but we haven't seen so much as a ship! Well... not officially anyway. Unofficially, the first …

Episode 43 :: Star Wars VR - Secrets of the Empire Review!

December 18th, 2017

38:37

We already know you live Star Wars - you're listening to this podcast after all. But c'mon, you've always wanted to LIVE IN Star Wars, right? Maybe …

Episode 42 :: The Last Jedi Review!

December 16th, 2017

1:29:49

Here at State of the Empire, we make it a habit of staring into the abyss and divining secret Star Wars truths; but when we heard a rumor that this was going to be the most decisive Star Wars movie of all-time... we …

Episode 41 :: Prelude to The Last Jedi

December 10th, 2017

2:01:20

We're mere days away from the release of Episode VIII and the full-fledged return of Luke Skywalker. Compared to The Force Awakens it's shocking how …

Episode 40 :: Scavenging for Jedi Secrets

November 27th, 2017

2:22:19

The release of The Last Jedi looms large - and we're shocked by how little we know about what's to come. One thing's for sure: Disney is IMPRESSED. In this episode we share reactions and discuss the ramifications of …

Episode 39 :: Star Wars Novels: Retcon Artistry

November 1st, 2017

1:30:44

Star Wars novels have long been the heart of the galaxy far, far away. This "lived in" sci-fi universe is inevitably left fans dying to know more about its mysteries and covet action figures of obscure aliens from the …

Episode 38 :: Han Solo and the Kingdom of the Crystal Porg

October 20th, 2017

1:17:22

The suspicious shakeups in the Star Wars Universe keep on coming! In this episode we discuss Colin Trevorrow being booted off Episode IX and the …

Episode 37 :: The Last Jedi Trailer - Recap & Insights

October 10th, 2017

59:08

The final theatrical trailer for The Last Jedi is here - and we are overwhelmed. Join us as we unpack all that we know... or think we know... about the forthcoming Star Wars sequel. Unlike The Force Awakens, this film …

Episode 36 :: Rogue One Six Months Later: The Great Anthology Experiment

July 13th, 2017

1:14:15

One of the most exciting things to come from Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm was the chance to tell new Star Wars stories on the big screen - stories beyond the ever-continuing the episodic saga. Films exploring The Old …

Episode 35 :: Jedi Mind Tricks

June 29th, 2017

1:25:47

In the era of fake news, no quadrant of the galaxy is safe from mind tricks. Yes, State of the Empire is your wacky, zany source for absurd rumors, but if we smell bantha poodoo, you'd better believe we're gonna call it …

Episode 34 :: Han Fired First: Lord & Miller Jettisoned from Han Solo

June 21st, 2017

1:22:10

There's been a great disturbance in the force. As if two bright voices in pop cinema set about making a Han Solo movie and were suddenly silenced.

Episode 33 :: Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Recap / Season 4 Preview

April 23rd, 2017

1:00:12

If you're watching Star Wars Rebels, then chances are good you're anticipating episodes of this show more than the new films. It's a key component to establishing the galaxy as we know it when our Original Trilogy …

Episode 32 :: Star Wars Celebration 2017 - Secrets, Speculations, & Insights

April 17th, 2017

1:33:21

We were on-site at Star Wars Celebration 2017 - both in the room for the most coveted panels and experiences, and in the trenches wading through the most merciless lines in the galaxy. As with any Celebration there were …

Episode 31 :: The FVIII of the Force

April 10th, 2017

1:43:56

Star Wars Celebration is in less than a week, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is eight months away, the Han Solo anthology film is in nearly a year... …

Episode 30 :: Rogue One Review!

December 14th, 2016

51:36

State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
At long last, we've seen it! Welcome to …

Episode 29 :: The Rouge One Run-Down

December 10th, 2016

1:41:32

State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
Rogue One is mere days away and the …

Episode 28 :: The Return of Obi-Wan

November 5th, 2016

1:51:30

State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
Like the Death Star, Rogue One looms …

Episode 27 :: Rogue Friday

October 3rd, 2016

1:18:06

State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
If you've been raving like a rathtar …

Episode 26 :: The Wrath of Thrawn

September 26th, 2016

1:18:17

State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
Season 3 of Star Wars Rebels is here …

Episode 25 :: The Rogue One Trailer is Unleashed

August 14th, 2016

1:59:08

State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
The time has come: the Rogue One …

Episode 24 :: Star Wars Celebration 2016 Insights

July 18th, 2016

1:23:00

State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
Star Wars Celebration 2016... The …

Episode 23 :: I'm Gettin' Too Old For This Sith

June 26th, 2016

1:32:50

State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
The veil of mystery concealing the …

Episode 22 :: Catching Up With The Clone Wars

June 12th, 2016

1:04:15

State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
For those of us who were burnt by the …

Episode 21 :: Snoke and Mirrors

May 30th, 2016

1:59:40

State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
The Rogue One trailer took the world by …

Episode 20 :: The Mystery of Rogue One

March 26th, 2016

1:42:58

State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
The Force Awakens has come and gone, …

Episode 19 :: The Force Awakens Review!

December 17th, 2015

1:23:18

State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
It's hard to believe it, but we just …

Episode 18 :: Prelude to the Awakening

December 13th, 2015

1:55:07

State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
We're but days away from The Force …

Episode 17 :: The Force Awakens Trailer & The Secrets of Secret Cinema

October 26th, 2015

2:07:41

State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
A great silence followed Force Friday, …

Episode 16 :: Force Friday Frenzy

September 5th, 2015

1:38:13

State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
If you've been following State of the …

Episode 15 :: The Awakening at D23

August 23rd, 2015

1:26:50

State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
Just when you were almost back to …

Episode 14 :: Young Han Solo in... 21 Parsecs

August 9th, 2015

1:26:31

State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
Since Star Wars Celebration there's …

Episode 13 :: Revelations at Star Wars Celebration

April 18th, 2015

1:57:30

State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”...
...Though for once we're looking in …

Episode 12 :: The "Journey" Begins

March 15th, 2015

1:19:08

State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
We're only 9 months away from the …

Episode 11 :: The Force Awakens

December 7th, 2014

1:17:18

State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
There has been an awakening, folks!

Episode 10 :: Star Wars Rebels Sparks the Rebellion

October 12th, 2014

1:44:44

State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
The big news this month is Star Wars …

Episode 9 :: The Master Plan

July 13th, 2014

1:20:59

State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
Disney’s master plan for the the new …

Episode 8 :: The Ponda Baba Conundrum

May 4th, 2014

1:14:38

State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
It’s a time of celebration throughout …

Episode 7 :: A Whole New Galaxy

January 12th, 2014

1:35:03

State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
The Star Wars universe we know is …

Episode 6 :: These Arndt the Droids You’re Looking For

November 3rd, 2013

1:13:07

State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
Since last we convened, the Episode VII …

Episode 5 :: Shadows of the Sith

August 18th, 2013

1:33:47

When last Nerdy Show assembled to discuss Star Wars, LucasArts and Star Wars: The Clone Wars had fallen to the might of their new masters and rumors …

Episode 4 :: A Great Disturbance in the Force

May 12th, 2013

1:16:05

Like a phoenix purging the lands to make way for new growth, Disney, the new rulers of the Star Wars franchise have rained fire down upon the …

Episode 3 :: The Deal Alters Further

March 23rd, 2013

1:35:55

It is a time of great speculation. Months after the announcement that there would be a new Star Wars film, there is still much that we do not know. …

Episode 2 :: The Force is with Abrams

January 27th, 2013

1:06:22

Lock S-foils in attack position, ’cause some serious Star Wars news is on the move. Amidst rumors and refuting, J.J. Abrams has emerged as the official director for Episode VII. Find out who else turned down the …

Episode 1 :: Looking For News in Alderaan Places!

December 28th, 2012

39:52

It’s only been three weeks since the announcement of Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm and the continuation of Star Wars – and already more news is …

Episode 0 :: Disney Buys Lucasfilm: A New Hope for Star Wars

October 29th, 2012

1:16:27

On October 30th, 2012 the world was delivered some insane news: Lucasfilm and the Star Wars franchise have been sold to Disney. We’d grown …

Welcome to State of the Empire!

October 28th, 2012

1:14

Welcome to State of the Empire – the Star Wars Speculation Podcast where we look for news in Alderaan places! This series is now a part of the

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