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When The Force Awoke

starwarsJohn Madden was “making movies with the lights turned out” by releasing the incredible NPR Star Wars radio drama. With the help of Brian Daley, this never before tried extended series of the original trilogy was an instant sensation and starred Mark Hamill (who Madden proclaimed as a “natural” in radio drama) and Anthony Daniels of C-3P0 fame. Other stars included Ann Sachs as Princess Leia Organa and Perry King as Han Solo (a film role he lost to Harrison Ford, but ended up playing the swashbuckling Solo longer in the extended series than Indy himself).

As The Force Awakens breaks all box office numbers known to humanity, have a listen to NPR’s remembrances of when radio drama sparkled after a low fizzle for decades in That Time NPR Turned ‘Star Wars’ Into A Radio Drama — And It Actually Worked!

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 He's thrilled to co-host the Sonic Society with his wonderful, talented, friend David Ault!


2 Responses to “When The Force Awoke”

  1. Bryce says:

    And they are some of my favorite audio dramas ever.

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