A Date With Darth Vader

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Welcome to the second installment in The Big Something Radio Programme. First, allow us to explain what’s going on:

We started off last month by producing one story—Noel’s mother’s date with Lorne Greene, which you can listen to HERE. From there we invited those who heard the story on-air and online to share any stories that might have related to the first story about the date with Lorne Greene. We’re hoping it evolves like good conversation—one story leading to the next. When we have enough stories, we’ll put together the first hour-long episode and proceed from there.

So, the very first response we got was from Laura Fawcett, a mega Star Wars fan who once went out on a date with David Prowse, the British actor who played Darth Vader (but not his voice, which was acted by James Earl Jones).

If, upon listening to this story, you have a story you’d like to tell us that relates in any way to this story or the Lorne Greene story, please call us at (719) 434-DOJO (3656) or email us at thebigsomething@krcc.org. Thanks!


One Response to A Date With Darth Vader

  1. aMountain says:

    Awesome segment! More please.


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