Richard Whittaker, Austin Chronicle,
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"
First announced in October 2012, Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally opened Dec. 17. The seventh in the Star Wars franchise, and the first direct sequel to the original trilogy that included A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens unites Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels and Peter Mayhew with newcomers Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, and Domhnall Gleeson. J.J. Abram, who previously rebooted the Star Trek film series, directs. Austin Chronicle writer Richard Whittaker (left), Film Colossus contributor and Other World Austin Sci-Fi Festival outreach director and programmer and Debbie Cerda (center), and the Austin American-Statesman writer Joe Gross (right) discuss The Force Awakens and all things Star Wars.
Aired: Dec. 17, 2015
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