Force Material Episode XXXVIII: The Secret Origin of the Force
We reveal the secrets of the Force in this week's episode of the Force Material podcast!
We begin this week's show by discussing the Star Wars In Concert experience (1:30), the new artwork from Star Wars: Resistance that just hit the web (3:18), and Keri Russell joining the cast of Episode IX (6:32).
Then it's on to our deep dive into the Force! We discuss how George Lucas defines the Force (10:02), the significance of the numbers '2187' to Lucas (10:46), the experimental films of Arthur Lipsett (14:44), how the Force originated in Lipsett's work (19:46), and Lucas' earliest reference to the Force (21:40).
We explain the belief system of George Lucas (22:42), the influence of Arthur Lipsett on Lucas' early experimental films (26:38), Lipsett's influence on the central theme of Star Wars (30:14), how Darth Vader became the main character of Lucas' Star Wars saga (35:57), and the story in the new Disney canon that might be the most faithful to Lucas' work (37:21).
Finally, we discuss the life of director Roman Kroitor, and provide an incredible example of how the Force binds the galaxy together (40:46).
This week's episode has its roots in the very first piece I wrote for this site, which can be read here.
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