Star Wars

Released on November 1, 1991 by LucasArts

Developed by LucasArts

Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke's Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Empire. Although Obi-Wan sacrifices himself in a lightsaber duel with Darth Vader, his former apprentice, Luke proves that the Force is with him by destroying the Empire's dreaded Death Star.

The holiday season is coming to an end, but if you're itching for more, ring in the new year with some Life Day leftovers, as we review the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special! Can a Star Wars Holiday Special succeed without a singing Bea Arthur? Listen and find out! We also talk about some of the recent announcements from Disney about upcoming Star Wars content.


jdodson gives this a solid "Rad" on the Ghost Scale
This is fun, with very few issues, and is well worth your time.
jdodson gives this a "Rad" on the Ghost Scale
This is fun, with very few issues, and is well worth your time.
The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special is out on Disney+ and after watching it with my family I can say that it's quite fun. It improves on the original Star Wars Holiday Special in nearly every way which... isn't too hard to do.

If you are curious where this fits into the Star Wars cannon it appears to take place directly after Rise of Skywalker and I imagine isn't directly considered canonical as it alters the Star Wars timeline considerably due to a fun plotline involving time travel. If you enjoy watching holiday films this time of year and have Disney+ and dig Star Wars this is for you.


I know I'm late to the game in writing about the new Mandalorian Season 2 trailer but let's do it anyway! The Mandalorian was the show that kicked off the launch of the Disney+ streaming service and became a quick Star Wars fan hit. The show was so popular that "Baby Yoda" or The Child spawned numerous memes that are still quite popular. If I had any critique of the first season it was that it felt a bit rushed and some episodes felt a bit "monster of the week" where I would have preferred them to be all threaded to the main narrative. That said, I really enjoyed The Mandalorian and after watching the latest trailer I'm excited for the new season to drop on October... Read All


In this episode of Star Wars Radio... ahem, Cheerful Ghost Radio, we're here to talk all about the home release of The Rise of Skywalker and see if our opinions have changed since December.

You may notice we are a bit late with this one, and as you listen you might notice from date cues that we recorded this a while back. With people across the world protesting for a great cause, our podcast seemed less important, and we didn't feel the timing was great for releasing new episodes. We hope listening to this can give you a fun reprieve from reality, but please don't let us, or anything, distract you from the importance of what's going on around us.


The seventh season of the Star Wars animated show Clone Wars arrives on Feb.21. If you haven't checked out Star Wars: Clone Wars, now is a good time to get started. I watched all current seasons on Netflix and enjoyed it, so I recommend it for Star Wars fans. It will be on Disney+ and you can find more information here: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/star-wars-clone-wars-season-7-release-date-reveale/1100-6472475/

"How Star Wars: Clone Wars’ Final Season Crosses Over with Revenge of the Sith" https://youtu.be/cftmJIXFOsQ

Feel free to share some thoughts and comments!


It's been four years since the Star Wars sequel trilogy began, and with The Rise of Skywalker, the trilogy concludes. If you've heard any previous episode of this show, you likely heard a tangent about Star Wars, so it's no surprise that we are talking about this, one of the biggest events in recent Star Wars history. Come join us as we discuss the film, and share thoughts from some members of the Cheerful Ghost community as well.

In this episode, Jon references this GamesRadar article:
https://www.gamesradar.com/uk/star-wars-the-rise-of-skywalker-jj-abrams-rian-johnson-reaction-last-jedi/


On Sunday we are going to record our Cheerful Ghost Radio review of Rise of the Skywalker and if you want us to read your thoughts on the show, private message me directly on Cheerful Ghost! In the comments i'll have a thread open where you can tap or click the message icon to send me your thoughts directly and make sure you focus them down to some easy to read on the air!


Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker is coming to theaters December 20th and LucasFilm is in full hype mode. As part of that a brand new featurette is out that focuses on the relationships the cast has built up over 40 years as the series finally comes to an end. This short seems like it would be the kind of thing to hit the special features of a blu-ray release so it's fun to see it now.


A bit ago Lucasfilm released the "final trailer" for Rise of the Skywalker that wasn't quite final as they've released other trailers with a few seconds of extra footage and today this FIRST CLIP of the film. It's a 30 second action scene straight out of Rise of Skywalker and doesn't really give up much except that we have possible confirmation on the starting location of the film.

This is a huge spoiler but is 30 seconds cut right out of the film so if you don't want that spoiled don't click play. That said, if you are interested in discussing it do so in the comments.

Lucasfilm also revealed another few minute spot highlighting the legacy of Star Wars linked below.... Read All


The final trailer for The Rise of Skywalker is out, and we have some opinions about it! We talk about our thoughts and predictions for the Skywalker Saga finale, as well as what we've been playing and watching this past month.


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