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Feb 2, 2024

We welcome Ro from the Scarif Scuttlebutt podcast on to dissect George Lucas' youthful experiences with racing, speed and danger and how that shaped what he created in A New Hope with the Death Star trench run and podracing in The Phantom Menace. Topics include:

  • Trench run and podracing parallels
  • Building the tension of a fast-paced scene slowly
  • Adding music at the right moment
  • "It'll be just like Beggar's Canyon back home" ... literally

In our Question of the Week, we ponder what Tech is up to if he survived the fall. We answer all of your Maul Bag questions and more!

Episode Time Stamps:

  • 02:48 - Question of the Week - Tech's next move
  • 06:05 - FACPA Breakdown: The Death Star trench run, podracing & George Lucas' need for speed (with Ro from the Scarif Scuttlebutt Podcast)
  • 25:28 - Maul Bag

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