The Star Wars Show: New ‘The Force Awakens’ Commentary Clip, Doug Chiang and More!


On this episode of the Star Wars Show:

Andi and Peter reveal a new ‘The Force Awakens’ commentary clip that will be available on the upcoming TFA’s 3D Blu-ray release; an inside look at new key art for Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: X-wing VR Mission; a talk with ILM legend Doug Chiang; get a peek at the early stages of the U-wing; fan reactions to the third and final ‘Rogue One’ trailer and more!





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May the Force be with us!



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18 thoughts on “The Star Wars Show: New ‘The Force Awakens’ Commentary Clip, Doug Chiang and More!

  • October 19, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    they sure are teasing the heck out of this blu-ray release.

    • October 20, 2016 at 12:18 am

      I will say that for me, the only two things that I desperately want from this release that wasnt in the first edition would be J.J. Abrams commentary as well as the Imax sequence from Jakku. Everything else is pure fluff.

      • October 20, 2016 at 12:25 am

        absolutely. that commentary is going to be fascinating.

        • October 20, 2016 at 12:39 am

          Yup. Im not sure if you have heard some of J.J.’s other commentary tracks, but he’s usually very insightful, often talking about story choices, specific shots and how and when they were created. IMO his worst commentary track is Super 8.

      • October 20, 2016 at 1:30 am

        The IMAX sequence can be viewed as the Starz broadcast. It is cropped for 16:9 ratio HDTV, so the whole IMAX frame isn’t there, but there is significantly more visual information than what is available on blu ray as seen in the theatrical 35mm release.

  • October 20, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Yep – JJ Abrams just CONFIRMED that they cut out her seeing Luke vs Vader in Bespin. That is SHAMEFUL that that was cut out. I love JJ and love Disney but that is complete and total HOGWASH that such a potentially EMOTIONALLY-engaging 10 seconds was cut out.

    • October 20, 2016 at 7:02 am

      Those 10 mere seconds would have made the Forceback scene SO much stronger from Start to Finish —- with the Forceback now having meaning instead of feeling like “randomly edited footage”. In the current Forceback, it is literally MEANINGLESS that she is in the Bespin Hallway and for the average casual viewer, they had no idea where she even was.

      • October 20, 2016 at 9:32 am

        He explained exactly why which made perfect sense.

        • October 20, 2016 at 10:34 am

          No it didn’t. It would have enhanced the ForceBack into a more meaningful experience and connected the “old” and the “new” in a meaningful way.

          • October 20, 2016 at 6:52 pm

            Matter of opinion.

          • October 20, 2016 at 8:55 pm

            I think the vast majority of the viewing audience would have been elated to see 5-10 seconds of Luke vs Vader on the screen. In fact, that moment would have made theaters ERUPT on opening night.

          • October 20, 2016 at 9:59 pm

            Fan service does not constitute a good movie or story. Sure it would get cheers. But obviously they left it out for a reason.

    • October 20, 2016 at 8:39 am

      Yeah. That Chewy scene needed to be cut with a host of others. But I really don’t know why that would be removed. For a movie going for nostalgia, trying to connect to the old, that is disappointing.

      • October 20, 2016 at 10:35 am

        Its shameful. Those extra 10 seconds would have made the Forcenback scene BREATHTAKING — and make me fundamentally care more about both Rey and Luke.

    • October 21, 2016 at 5:26 am

      He clearly states that the shot never got past the concept phase. They never composed the shot. it was never “cut”, because as far as footage goes, it was never there to begin with. Get over it. It’s been nearly a year and you’re still hopelessly obsessed with ten seconds’ worth of footage that never even existed.

  • October 20, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Doug Chiang has a very calming voice. He should have one of those ASMR Youtube channels.

  • October 21, 2016 at 12:21 am

    Auch. Two things from the video: the spanish poster from ESB on that amazing shirt, one of the best posters of the saga, and that vintage TIE interceptor… It hearts…

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