The Weekly ForceCast

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June 1, 2012




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This week we go in the Cantina with legendary Star Wars movie poster artist Drew Struzan and the director of a new documentary about his work, Drew: The Man Behind the Poster, Erik Sharkey. Rick McCallum discusses the future of the Star Wars franchise while George announces his retirement, Uncle Moralo returns, we learn about an exciting new Clone Wars motion comic from artist Joe Hogan and give away more ForceCast trading cards and copies of the new Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare from Del Rey.


  • Drew Struzan


  • Jason and Jimmy discuss how they spent their Memorial Day weekend. They then run through an overview of the show's contents.
  • Jimmy gives away three sets of ForceCast trading cards and three copies of Del Rey's Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare. This week's winners are Minoah Crane, Jenny Kolody, and Din Yalonen.
  • Jason plays the newest installment in Stephen Stanton's "Uncle Moralo's Bedtime Stories" series. This story is called "Augustus and his Soup."
  • Star Wars in Pop Culture
    • A follow-up to last episode's Modern Family clip.
    • A host of famous voice actors performed Star Wars at an Emerald City Comic Con panel.
  • In the Cantina: Poster artist Drew Struzan and Drew: The Man Behind the Poster director Erik Sharkey.
  • Star Wars Insider #134 (the July 2012 issue) features an interview with Dave Filoni that reveals new details about The Clone Wars Season 5. The first episode of the season will be titled "A War on Two Fronts."
  • Rick McCallum talked about a variety of Star Wars topics, including the live-action series, in an interview with IGN.
  • George Lucas announced in an interview with the Empire film magazine that he would be retiring and "moving away from" Lucasfilm in the near future.
  • Celebration Update
  • Star Wars artist Joe Hogan joins Jason and Jimmy to discuss his unofficial TCW motion comic,Siren of Dathomir. TCW cast members Tom Kane, James Arnold Taylor, and Catherine Taber are voicing characters in the production, which will resemble a movie version of a comic book.

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