Star Wars and Lucasfilm have a long tradition of making waves at San Diego Comic-Con. With The Force Awakens due in December, this summer’s convention was no exception. Friday evening July 10 the famous Hall H hosted the movie’s panel, moderated by Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick and featuring nine panelists: production masterminds Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Lawrence Kasdan; John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Oscar Isaac for the light side; Adam Driver, Domnhall Gleeson, and Gwendoline Christie for the dark side; and legacy actors Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford. Although the panel’s conversation was great fun, for purposes of speculation and insight into the movie nothing could top the three-and-a-half minute behind the scenes reel which premiered early in the panel.
Naturally the video formed the basis for a special reaction episode of Hyperspace Theories, speculating about the movie based upon the new glimpses and clues provided by the reel. Tricia, B.J., and Kay are joined by Sarah and Richard Woloski from Skywalking Through Neverland for the discussion. We share our reactions to the panel and the video, then proceed to analyze the video in chronological order. Watch along with us while you listen!
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Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.