The Star Wars Show: Episode 4!


Andi Gutierrez and Peter Townley are back with the latest episode of the Star Wars Show, a weekly look at everything Star Wars from the Lucasfilm headquarters.


In this week’s episode:

Peter sits down with Visual Effects legend Dennis Muren to answers fan questions, Fantasy Flight Games stops by to show off their latest table top games, Star Wars Fan Film Awards news, and much more!



Source: Star Wars on YouTube


About the Show:

The Star Wars Show is hosted by Andi Gutierrez, who also does the Star Wars Rebels-cetric Rebels Recon YouTube series, and Peter Townley, who was found through local San Francisco auditions. “He is a genuine, legitimate, knowledgeable Star Wars fan,” Capoferri says. “Authenticity is right up there at the top of the list when it comes to the company and the show.”

The success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens proved that there’s nothing niche about Star Wars in pop culture anymore, but Capoferri admits that one of their biggest challenges in the seven-minute Star Wars Show episodes is making everybody happy and informed.


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21 thoughts on “The Star Wars Show: Episode 4!

  • June 2, 2016 at 3:12 am

    X-Wing is amazing, do yourself a favor and empty your wallet on all the ships.

    • June 2, 2016 at 8:48 am

      I REALLY want to play this game………

      • June 2, 2016 at 4:52 pm

        It’s so good. Like really well done. But it will make you poor.

        • June 2, 2016 at 7:13 pm

          Especially if you want to get into competitive action. You’ll eventually buy ships just to get the upgrade cards.

        • June 3, 2016 at 9:59 am

          thinking of buying the Force Awakens core set and a few extra ships to play with another person. Are the phases easy to learn? Also….

          1. how much does a ship have to be in the firing radius to be able to be attacked?

          2. Since everyone chooses their movement at the same time, secretly, do ships ever crash in to each other? how is that handled?

          • June 3, 2016 at 12:12 pm

            It’s very easy to learn. Best thing is to just start playing and figuring it out as you go! The Force Awakens Core set comes with a great alphabetical rule glossary, so whenever you hit a bump you can quickly look it up.

            To answer your questions:
            1. Generally, if any part of the ship’s base is inside the firing arc (could be just a corner) and in range it can be attacked.

            2. Ship’s that crash into each other can’t attack each other and they can’t do actions (extra abilities that enhance your ship) that turn. Sometimes you want to crash into your opponent to screw with their plans!

            Pick up a core set and one or two extra ships to start playing! But be careful, you will want to buy everything eventually…

          • June 3, 2016 at 12:40 pm

            Thanks! I think i will lol

            Quick follow up: What happens when one ship crashes in to another? does it stop and get place right next to it? does it move the other ship at all? and what orientation is it placed in?

          • June 3, 2016 at 4:16 pm

            The ship that bumps into the other one stops exactly where it hits the ship, and stays in that position. It can’t continue its planned manoeuvre. Basically, if you discover that your planned manoeuvre overlaps another ship you move your ship along the manoeuvre template as far as you can until it touches the other’s base. If the ship that got bumped into still has to move it can do so as normal.

            You should try to search on youtube for a match (‘x-wing finals’ will bring up good results). Usually they do some good commentary and you can see how things like bumping work. You might not get everything that’s going on, but it gives a nice overview of the game.

    • June 2, 2016 at 8:55 am

      I too would like to eventually get into playing that game, it looks fun and the strategy element seems like it would be a worthwhile challenge.

    • June 2, 2016 at 4:19 pm

      I love X-Wing. It can be very addictive. Armada is fun too but it takes too long to play a game. Imperial Assault is my second fav, that’s what we play every Tuesday (just started the Bespin expansion). The only FFG SW game I haven’t played is the card game.

  • June 2, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Dennis Murren got a lot of flak at Celebration Anaheim for the Special Edition changes, which wasn’t necessarily his fault.

    It was disappointing to seemingly see the fans gang up on him during the panel.

    It felt like there was a lot of negative tension during that panel, but maybe I was just reading into it too much. The guy is a professional so I’m sure he has heard it all before.

    • June 2, 2016 at 1:41 pm

      Which ones did he do? I think he should get a pass purely on all his amazing 80’s work.

      I know Spazz Williams did that horrorific Jabba and judging by his equally terrible work on Spawn, It’s a good bet that he was one of the closest things that ILM had to a hack. He also got banned from Skywalker Ranch for some crazy shit he did while there too.

      • June 3, 2016 at 12:22 pm

        I personally really enjoyed all of Murren’s work.

        • June 3, 2016 at 5:39 pm

          I’m not sure he did much at all which most fans probably didn’t get since that was a busy time for ILM and the Special Edition stuff was made on a budget with less senior artists than him. He was probably irritated since some of those people were his friends and he was just being loyal to them.

          Oh yeah, I mean there was almost 15 years between Jedi and the SE so he obviously had moved up since then being one of the founding members of the company and working on some of the highest grossing films of the 80’s and 90’s. He probably doesn’t even have to work either but it’s what he loves most.

          I was there but not at that panel. Also, Even though he later adapted towards CG work he started out as a practical guy which is why I think he didn’t do much for the SE.

      • June 3, 2016 at 6:24 pm

        Not really the story. Spaz animated the first go-round on the SE Jabba, and his work is worlds better than the subsequent replacement animation and mesh. It was a group of people who got thrown out, and then went off to form Banned From the Ranch, a sadly now defunct effects house.

        • June 4, 2016 at 8:07 pm

          I forgot all about the piss poor attempts to touch it up as well as the ones of digitally Greedo moving his head out of Han’s blast Weekend At Bernie’s style. That is truly a great example I can think up of trying to sprinkle glitter over a fresh dog turd

  • June 2, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Man, Dennis Muren is like Gene Hackman in that he’s always looked middle aged. On the upside, It’s made his aging far less noticeable over the decades.

    He looks exactly like how imagine Quicksilver from the X-Men films to look in modern times too.

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  • June 3, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Herrrr…derp derp! Did you know ANH wasn’t always ANH? Google it…ummm..people who are big enough fans that they would be watching this thing. 3 minutes of Denis Murren and 5 minutes of ads. Well, there’s a channel I won’t be subscribing to.

    • June 6, 2016 at 6:24 pm

      Completely agree. Look, I love Rebels Recon for instance, I like how secondary contents turn out most of the time, but this is poor and they are trying too hard. I don’t think Star Wars needs a Star Wars talking show because anything independent from Lucasfilm will be better than a narrowed and low-news like this.

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