Luke has been a film fan since first seeing Jurassic Park at the Odeon in Ipswich, UK back in ’93. The Odeon is gone but the doughy-eyed sense of idealism remains.

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We remember the people’s wookie. The man who crafted the character of Chewbacca after being ‘spotted’, and making a few well-placed trips to the zoo for research.

Peter Mayhew brought a tremendous amount to a character that didn’t have a line of recognisable dialogue. We remember his career and contributions to the Star Wars films here.

James and Luke also speculate on the Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker plot following the trailer.

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Here’s a couple of articles we reference in the podcast:

BBC: Peter Mayhew: Harrison Ford leads tributes to Star Wars’ Chewbacca actor
BBC: How Peter Mayhew became Chewbacca
Rolling Stone: Peter Mayhew: A Lost Interview With the Original Chewbacca