Half-Glass Gaming [Episode 15] : A Freaking Sci-Fi Boy Band with Light Swords

Star Wars Boy Band

Get out your lightsabers and your Millennium Falcons, kids, because we’re talking Star Wars on this week’s episode of the Half-Glass Gaming podcast.

From EA’s Battlefront beta to Super Star Wars (and some even older stuff than that), we cover several decades of Star Wars video games. What was LucasArts up to before they were legally allowed to make Star Wars games? Whatever happened to Star Wars 1313? Are female Storm Troopers a thing? Which little-known NES game featured a Darth Vader who could transform into a pterodactyl? Was the naming format for the Dark Forces games inspired by the Rambo movies? What’s Boba Fett’s pin number?

And we don’t just limit ourselves to video games. We’ve got some stuff to say about Star Wars toys and, of course, the prequel movies too.

Also, the Reverend talks furniture eating, Mandi pits hedgehogs and chipmunks against one another, Josh dodges a meth head to fuel his Snapple addiction, and Julian delivers a heartfelt monologue on George Lucas (and says some stuff about Ben Affleck as Daredevil too).

We’ve stuffed this episode with so much goodies that it’s starting to resemble Jabba the Hutt, so pop on some headphones and give your scruffy-looking nerfherder ears the Half-Glass Gaming treat they deserve.

If you want to learn more about the late 1970s Starhawk game, this Retrovolve article has some great info.

Keep the conversation going (even if you’re in a galaxy far, far away) by contacting us on Twitter.

Josh (The Forward Thinker)

Rev. Rebecca Nathaniel (The Nostalgic Alcoholic)

Julian (The Moderator)

Mandi (The Lead Research Specialist)

To see a full list of games we mention in this episode, visit the Half-Glass Gaming website.

Plus, don’t forget to stop back next week: New episodes air every Wednesday.

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