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The Resistance Broadcast – Gary Kurtz: Original Producer and Unsung Hero of Star Wars

Listen or watch below! On this episode of The Resistance Broadcast we discuss the recently deceased original Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz’s legacy and impact on the franchise, including how it likely doesn’t happen without him, and several myths about Star Wars that he personally debunked a few years ago.

This week we bring back THE WILL OF THE FORCE, where we ask ourselves yes or no questions like – Will there be a Star Wars movie released in 2020?

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Our DISCUSSION this week is about legendary original Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz!

It is very likely Star Wars doesn’t exist if it wasn’t for Producer Gary Kurtz, who passed away recently at the age of 78. Kurtz was the unsung hero of the original trilogy, perfectly challenging George Lucas’s ideas and being the ying to his yang, while also fighting the studio to help the original film get made and completed in the first place. We talk about his impact and legacy. In addition to this we dive into Kurtz’ revealing interviews that shed truth onto many myths and misconceptions about Star Wars, many of which were brought to light by Chris Taylor’s book How Star Wars Conquered the Universe.



We pitch a question to you, and you fire away! This week’s was: 

Lor San Tekka died after setting Kylo Ren off by saying “you cannot deny the truth that is your family.”

What could Lor San Tekka have said to Kylo Ren instead that may have spared his life?


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