The Weekly ForceCast

Date recorded

May 10, 2011

Date released

May 13, 2011




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The Weekly ForceCast returns from Spring break as we welcome special guest and creator of the incredible Star Wars Begins fan documentary, Jamie Benning. Jamie joins us for our analysis of what was and what was not revealed with the big May 4th Blu-Ray announcement. Plus, Billy Dee is "Cool in Cleveland," Star Wars in Pop Culture, and much, much more.



  • Billy Dee Quote of the Week
    • Williams as Lando Calrissian judging "The Coolympics" on The Cleveland Show
    • Adam from Cleveland, OH writes in to say that he used Williams' poem "Insanity" (featured on the April 8th show) in his high school English class. He says that his teacher was shocked at his poem choice.
  • Star Wars in Pop Culture
    • There is a Star Wars reference in the movie Hesher, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Natalie Portman, which opens on May 13th
    • During the BBC's coverage of the English Royal Wedding, an anchor mentioned that one of the bands was playing Star Wars music to warm up the crowd
    • Dominick Argento's opera Diaphenia features a brief strain of music that sounds familiar to the main portion of Across the Stars
  • Headline News
    • Lucasfilm reveals Star Wars saga Blu-Ray set details on May 4th
      • Why did people think this was the definitive set?
      • Why a Friday (September 13th) release date?
      • Why 6.1 DTS Surround Sound and not DTS HD Master Audio? (NOTE: This question was [1]] on May 11th.)
      • Jason, Jimmy, and Jamie discuss the saga set's bonus features and which major documentaries (like The Legacy Revealed) weren't included
      • Will there be BD-Live interactive content?
      • Discussion of the box art

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