Back in the early 1990′s, I was driving to work one day and heard an NPR announcement of the upcoming radio drama series “Star Wars.”
My excitement at the announcement was overwhelmed by the impression of the actual radio drama!
Instead of the visual candy of the screen version, the radio drama enabled me to visualize the events and people. Definitely a good thing! Several of the roles were reprised by the original actors.
Star Wars (“Episode 4″) was filled in the holes in the movie. The 2.5 hour movie became 13 episodes at about 45 minutes each — lots of time for characters to develop and to address the background, too.
This set includes not only the original Episode 4, but also Episode 5 (The Empire Strikes Back) and Episode 6 (Return of the Jedi).
I highly recommend this CD set. You’ll enjoy it for a long time.
The Complete Star Wars Trilogy, Episodes IV, V, & VI Radio Drama (Audio CDs)