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Looking at Lucasfilm - How “Radioland Murders” paved the way for the prequels

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Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start off this podcast by paying tribute to the late Peter Mayhew. They then take about the Abbott & Costello-inspired production that Universal Pictures had originally wanted George Lucas to direct as his follow-up to “American Graffiti”


Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about:

During which scenes in “The Force Awakens” was Peter Mayhew wearing that Wookie suit, and which scenes in Episode VII were Joonas Suotamo playing Chewbacca?

Why “Solo” ‘s under-performance at the box office last Memorial Day Weekend prompted Lucasfilm to great mid-December release dates for the next four “Star Wars” films

What’s significant about Jon Kasdan championed a “Willow” limited series for Disney +, the Company’s soon-to-launch subscription streaming service

Why George Lucas really wanted to shoot “Radioland Murders” on the Universal Hollywood lot in one of that studio’s older soundstages

Which 1970s stars of the screen & television did George Lucas originally want to cast as the leads in his comic murder mystery which was set in the 1940s?


released May 22, 2019
Hosts: Dan Zehr and Jim Hill
Editor: Aaron Z. Adams


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