The Star Wars Show: Episode 1!

Maz Castle

The debut episode of The Star Wars show is finally here. In episode 1, hosts Andi Gutierrez and Peter Townley take us through all the latest news from the galaxy far, far away from the last week and even talk with Warcraft director Duncan Jones about his experiences with Star Wars. Also have a special look at some never before seen shots from Maz Kanata’s castle from The Force Awakens and more. Enjoy!





Also Variety has more details on the purpose of the show and what to expect in the future:

The Star Wars Show,” premiering Wednesday, is a weekly seven-minute recap of the latest news and events plus interviews with superfans and guest celebrities. The series, from Lucasfilm and Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, is hosted by Andi Gutierrez,’s digital communications manager, and actor-fanboy Peter Townley.


Episodes of “The Star Wars Show” will be available every Wednesday at 12 noon Pacific on the Star Wars YouTube channel,, the official Star Wars app for iOS and Android, and Star Wars social media channels including Facebook and Twitter.


“The Star Wars Show” will cover exclusive news and stories about the films, TV shows, books, comics, video games, toys, merchandise, fan culture, art and more. Also in the mix will be never-before-seen footage, behind-the-scenes looks and comedy sketches. Throughout the week, Lucasfilm will also be posting “microcontent” from the show on social media.


Great start of the show and good luck!


Source: StarWars on YouTube


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36 thoughts on “The Star Wars Show: Episode 1!

  • May 11, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Duncan’s father was brilliant and a true visionary, glad to see the Bowie legacy continue in him.

    • May 11, 2016 at 11:39 pm

      Just curious but how does he have a completely different last name than his father? O.o

      • May 11, 2016 at 11:47 pm

        He doesn’t, David Robert Jones was his real name.

      • May 12, 2016 at 12:10 am

        He was born Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones, Jones is David’s real last name.

    • May 12, 2016 at 8:17 pm

      Agreed. Let’s hope this is a subtle hint of future involvement in Lucasfilm!

  • May 11, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    I’ll stick with Jedi Council….

    • May 11, 2016 at 11:38 pm


    • May 12, 2016 at 10:19 am

      one thing this has over Jedi Council is time…… my ADD is so bad i often skip shows that are over 20min. or hope they have time stamps so i can skip the stuff i don’t care about.

      • May 12, 2016 at 3:39 pm

        Agreed. Something in between length would be great. Jedi Council often feels a bit padded. Partly because they dive deep on stuff I don’t care that much about like Rebels (not a hater, just not a lover either).

        I like Rebel Force Radio but it has the same problem sometimes. Their “Star Wars Oxygen” music specials could go on 3 times as long, though!

  • May 11, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Duncan Jones should be given the chance to direct a future SW movie. Loved ‘Moon’, and ‘Source Code’ was not too bad.

    • May 12, 2016 at 12:09 am

      Was about to say that. It’s my third in the list after Johnson and Edwards.

    • May 12, 2016 at 12:11 am

      It all depends on whether “Warcraft” succeeds or not.

    • May 12, 2016 at 1:46 am

      I loved both and his upcoming project Mute sounds intriguing.

      Warcraft looks awful, though.

  • May 12, 2016 at 12:32 am

    Boy did that suck! Represented everything we all feared about Disney owning Lucasfilm!

    • May 12, 2016 at 2:24 am

      Star Wars show with not much Star Wars in it.

    • May 12, 2016 at 6:59 am

      Corporate promo show turns out to be a corporate promo show.

      • May 13, 2016 at 5:36 pm

        *spoiler alert

  • May 12, 2016 at 1:37 am

    They should named the mouse droid Mickey. Search your feelings, you know this to be true.

    • May 12, 2016 at 10:17 am

      That is what i posted on the video lol
      Mickey Mouse Droid

  • May 12, 2016 at 2:30 am

    That was pretty terrible, made even worse by the inclusion of Lego news. I’m still trying to figure out what the segment on the director of Warcraft has to do with Star Wars.

    • May 12, 2016 at 6:44 am

      David Bowie’s son, Labryinth was a Lucasfilm production. He was also a writer/director for the SW Underworld show that never was.

  • May 12, 2016 at 3:46 am

    Anytime I hear someone say “This is episode #1, but let’s hope the fan base picks up by #4”, I’m kinda’ upset on principle. The first rule (according to The Book of Me) of making shows is: Don’t talk about yourself / your show, talk about what your show is supposed to be talking about. I gag at the phrase “Welcome to the ____ Show … the show that…”. You don’t get the right to talk about yourself until you’ve earned folks’ respect or shits given, and they really needed to drop about 25% of what just played and stuck to the actual news. It’s The Star Wars Show, not the “Star Wars Show”-Show.

    Wait, Episode 1, Episode 4, shit, I just now saw what they did there.

  • May 12, 2016 at 6:43 am

    I’d love to see Duncan Jones direct a spinoff as well as his scripts for the aborted live-action series.

    • May 12, 2016 at 10:03 am

      I really love Moon ( one of the best scifi movies of the last years, a masterpiece i should say) and Source Code is a good film.
      But let’s see what he will do in Warcraft, because judjing trailers it seems he has sold his soul to the devil.

      • May 12, 2016 at 3:09 pm

        I had no idea he also did Source Code till he just mentioned it. It reminded me of Looper in some ways. If he can pull off WoW then he really is the man for the job because clearly he can work with low budgets but being able to deliever a decent blockbuster would clinch it.

    • May 12, 2016 at 8:15 pm

      I concur. Duncan Jones needs to be making Star Wars movies & knowing that David Bowie (my other obsession) got him started by encouraging him to make movies using Star Wars figures delights me immensely.

      • May 13, 2016 at 2:36 pm

        He’s already technically part of the Lucasfilm family anyway so it just makes sense seeing as he’s about to really break out.

  • May 12, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Jedi Council obliterates this. It isn’t even close.

    • May 12, 2016 at 9:20 am

      Not sure why people continue to compare the two. They have absolutely different purposes.

      • May 12, 2016 at 4:59 pm

        That’s right. To be honest, I like the idea of combining all the relevant news and content into one short and rich format, but 7 minutes weekly is waaay to short (and the content could’ve been better).

  • May 12, 2016 at 10:23 am

    And this is how begins a TV channel…

    And beginnings not always shine.

    Step by step.

  • May 12, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    I really like the remix of Rey’s theme at the start. Who does that?

  • May 12, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    It was slightly better than I expected but basically fluff. I can see myself watching it given how short it is although it’s certainly the kind of thing where I’d have another browser tab open at the same time. It might get better closer to the release of the movies as well.

  • May 12, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    I liked it.

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