Epic space saga Star Wars, which made its debut in 1977, shook up the galaxy again this week with Star Wars, Episode VII, The Force Awakens, which broke the box office and made $238 million over the weekend in the U.S. and Canada.

State House Reporter Mike Deehan attended a Star Wars marathon screening at AMC Loews Boston Common 19, in a 24-hour marathon of the previous six movies, leading up to a final premier of the new film on Thursday. He and Ethan Gilsdorf, a writer and author of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks, joined Margery Eagan and guest host Jared Bowen on Boston Public Radio to discuss the long-awaited cultural phenomenon, sans spoilers.

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