(Not sure if this the place to talk about this, but) I've been listening to Niegel Langes's edit of the NPR radio dramas for A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back on YouTube. Stumbled across them completely by accident looking for a soundtrack cue, and they're really good. I wasn't expecting that. For the most part, I enjoy that the series of events are altered just enough that it's not a 1:1 duplication, but the skeleton the narrative remains largely the same. The benefit of the drama, same as a novel, is that there's a huge dedication to story elements that would otherwise drag a film down or have been better suited to a television show with x-mount of episodes. Never had a strong attachment to Leia or Luke as characters, but I came out of the end of A New Hope really empathizing with their circumstances. Luke's life on Tatooine, for instance, is something I really appreciated, same with listening to Leia plot out her intent to help the Rebellion. And that conversation between Han and Luke while they were waiting for rescue during the storm on Hoth was great as well. Leia/Han doesn't come off quite as unsettling in the drama (but not by much), and there's time afforded to Lando's already clear rationale in Cloud City as well (to the point where I wanted to kick Leia and Chewie for not listening to him). I'm currently listening to the Return of the Jedi drama, and I think the most jarring thing is whoever they've got as Lando Calrissian since Billy Dee Williams didn't reprise his role. Every time he speaks, I keep thinking, "Who's that white guy? Where's Lando?" It's so irksome.