December 14, 2015 | 11:00am ET
In anticipation of this week’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.
We’re but days away from The Force Awakens!
It’s hard to believe we’re finally here. The journey began in November 2012 when Disney purchased Lucasfilm and changed our whole perspective. We’d grown disillusioned with Star Wars, but now anything was possible and in just a few days we’ll see if these three years of waiting, hoping, and rampant speculation have paid off.
In this episode, join Cap, Doug, and Matt as we brace for impact. We share what new news we have on the films to come following Episode VII, as well as first-hand experiences from Disney’s Season of the Force, huge news for Willow in this episode’s Willow Watch, a coloring contest, and our new hope that the ill-fated video game Star Wars: 1313 might live again!
Fear not! Our spoilers are tightly sealed behind the blast doors. Having said that, we do pour over the latest clues and come to terms with the possibility that our initial outline for the film might be true … all of it. All this plus a heated debate about Anakin’s force ghost. Get hype here and stay tuned for our post-film podcast — coming crazy-soon!
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The State of the Empire Coloring Contest!
Star Wars Links:
— Discuss Star Wars on the Forums
— Our Force Awakens After Party! (Sat Dec 19th – Orlando, FL)
— Shop Star Wars On Amazon
— Buy a Sphero BB-8!
— Learn about the Notorious “Chewie Notebook” in Episode 15 of State of the Empire
— New Map of the Star Wars Galaxy
— Star Tours: Jakku
— Consequence of Sound‘s “Nothing But Star Wars” Coverage
— Consequence of Sound/ State of the Empire‘s “Brief History of Star Wars Video Games”
— See the Shadow Stormtrooper Helmet
— Phil Tippet Being Hugged by Mystery Wookiee
— The Star Wars: Uprising Nerdy Show Forum Thread
— Can You Beat Our Scores in Star Wars: Battlepod?
— The Most Recent EPIC PIEcast with Lucas Siegel
— Watch Hard Truths With Doug :: Jar Jar > Chewie
— Carrie Fisher on Good Morning America
— Mark Hamill Goes Incognito as a Stormtrooper
— Duracell Star Wars Commercial
— That Fake Force Awakens Soundtrack Listing
— The Shooting Schedule For The Force Awakens – Caution, Major Spoilers
— Who is Arden Lyn?
— Acquire a Plastic Effigy of Constable Zuvio, the Greatest Character in Episode VII! Standard | Black Series
— Watch The Star Wars Holiday Special at The Geek Easy – Dec 16th – Orlando, FL
— Nerdy Show‘s Holiday Special: Life Day Spectacular
Star Wars Media:
— Star Wars Battlefront Deluxe | Standard
— Star Wars Volume 1 Written by Jason Aaron
— Darth Vader Volume 1 Written by Kieron Gillen
— Kanan: The Last Padawan by Greg Weisman
— Shattered Empire by Greg Rucka
— Pre-Order Lando by Charles Soule
— Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray
— Star Wars: Tarkin by James Luceno
— Pre-Order the Tales From a Galaxy Far, Far Away Anthology
— Early Release Anthology Tales: Zuvio | A Theif on Takodana | A Jakku Storyteller | Captain Ithano
— Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig
— Star Wars Rebels Complete Season 1
— Watch the Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Premier
The New Trailers:
— Japanese Trailer
— Chinese Trailer
— Movie Clip 1 – Escape
— Disney XD UK Preview
— Disney Channel On Set
— TV Spot 4
— TV Spot 5
— TV Spot 6 – Finn
— TV Spot 7
— TV Spot 8 – Secret
— TV Spot 9
— TV Spot 10
— Discuss Willow Watch on the Forums
— Ron Howard: “Never say never” to Willow 2
— See the Willow Reference in the Rebels Episode, “The Future of the Force”
— See the Willow Reference in Regular Show