It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire . . . Before those words crawled up movie screens in May 1977, what did people think the future was going to look like? What did pop culture sound like on the eve of Star Wars? With Kurt AndersenAnnalee Newitz, Alyssa Rosenberg, and Chris Taylor. This is part I of a V part series. 

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​​​​​Episode 27: 1977  

MUSIC

​​Wonder Cycle by Chris Zabriskie

Misplaced Memories by Sono Sanctus

The Force Theme by DJ AG DEEP



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