The Retro Convo has declared the month of December, Star Wars month in honor of The Force Awakens, which is set to be released in a few days. What better way to celebrate Episode 7: than by talking about Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back. Released in 1980 and Directed by Irvin Kershner with George Lucas at the helm as executive producer. This film created a bigger universe full of new characters and creatures and a love for Darth Vader. Arguably the best film in the original trilogy, this episode is our most ambitious yet – 126 minutes of Star Wars fandom. Join the conversation as we discuss and breakdown this film that has shaped us from childhood through today. This episode we are joined by a special guest and a dear friend of ours, Mike Templeton.
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