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The (Radio) Show That Happened Long Time Ago

empireradioad2_t328x500In a generation far, far away, Americans everywhere were treated to Star Wars the Radio Drama trilogy in 1981, 83, and 96. While my reintroduction to modern audio drama was The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy as CBC replayed the British phenom  just before the bus came in the morning, yanks were thrilling about George Lucas‘ game changing space fantasy not only on the screen, but in the theatre of the mind. Adapted by the incredibly talented Brian Daley, the extended Star Wars series lit the imagination of the current crop of Gen-X’ers who currently dominate the audio drama realm.

The Lawrence Public Library Staff write this article, expressing their own (although I suspect it was just one person’s) enthusiasm reliving the classic series:

…the “Star Wars Radio Drama” adds new depth to a classic story so many of us have come to love. And most importantly, it’s a lot of fun. And luckily for us, we don’t have to wait years between episode; the library’s copy comes with dramatizations of both “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi.” So get listening!

May The Force be with you, always….


About The Author

Born to Teachers and Amateur Audio Enthusiasts in the small rural community of Belwood, Jack's first love was stories- writing, reading, telling, and singing. He developed his acting skills through High School, University, and through film and community theatre. Jack writes the lion's share of Electric Vicuna's Audio Drama scripts and has his own writing site at www.jackjward.com He's thrilled to co-host the Sonic Society with his wonderful, talented, friend David Ault!

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