The Rantcor Pit 3: The Wonder Years

We sure do here at The Rantcor Pit and that is why we keep coming back every other week to share our memories, insights, stories, and news about all things Star Wars.  As you may have discovered by now, this show is going to be a mixed bag of topics about the star-spanning Saga that represents the modern mythology.

This episode Cole and Eddie take on the daunting task of conjuring memories of the "wonder years", which is to say those long three year gaps between Star Wars (aka A New Hope) and The Empire Strikes Back and the more speculation-ridden years between Empire and Revenge of the Jedi.  So called because fans spent those years wondering what was coming next, especially once we knew something more was coming.  

Of course Revenge became Return by the time the film saw theatrical release (the reason for the change is discussed on the show) but the wait was no less painful.  How did we cope back before the internet?  With Starlog and Famous Monsters magazines and, for subscribers, Bantha Tracks (the Star Wars Fan Club's newsletter back then) as our primary sources of information it was tenuous at best to track down clues and spoilers.  

Take a trip back in time to 1977-1980 and 1980-1983 as we reflect on those years where wondering kept us going as we awaited the second and third chapters of the nine episode Star Wars saga!

Listen to the episode to find out what this is all about...

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