Mike from TheForce.Net sent us the following press release from a couple of days ago.

Today is a big day for Star Wars fans! Its the tenth anniversary of The Phantom Menace and Fanboys hits store shelves everywhere! The Force-Cast is celebrating the release with an exclusive alternate commentary track for you to enjoy while watching your new DVD. Joining Jason and Jimmy are the creative forces behind Fanboys: Director KYLE NEWMAN and Writer ERNIE CLINE. Its behind-the-scenes conversation especially for Star Wars fans! And, unlike other websites that sell commentary tracks for DVDs, its totally FREE, courtesy of your friends at The Force-Cast! So pop in that DVD, cue it to the beginning of the film, and slide those headphones on for this special presentation! Its Fanboys on The Force-Cast!!!


The Force-Cast is the official podcast of TheForce.Net and Rebelscum.com. The Force-Cast is the number-one downloaded Star Wars-based podcast in production with downloads exceeding 75 thousand per month. Hosted by Jason Swank, co-hosted and produced by Jimmy “Mac” McInerney, The Weekly Force-Cast features news, commentary, and discussion about the Star Wars films and universe. Episodes are recorded with a live online audience Wednesday nights and they are released for download on Fridays. Other programming includes interviews, special reports, and The Clone Wars Roundtable. The show is supported by a ravenously loyal fan base and is regularly featured on the list of top podcasts on iTunes. The Force-Cast is a professionally-produced podcast that has been favorably reviewed on the internet, newspapers, and other media outlets. Previously featured guests include Mark Hamill, Frank Oz, Billy Dee Williams, Jake Lloyd, Anthony Daniels, Ray Park, Dave Filoni, Henry Gilroy, Ashley Eckstein, Dave Prowse, Jeremy Bulloch, Steve Sansweet, Temuera Morrison, Daniel Logan, Chris Rock, Seth Green, Peter Mayhew, Kyle Newman, and many, many more. Due to the show’s heavy involvement in a grass-roots marketing campaign, The Force-Cast received a “Special Thanks” credit in the new film “Fanboys” from The Weinstein Company. The show has traveled all over the globe to cover Star Wars events, including trips to Japan, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, and elsewhere. Recently, Force-Cast team members Jason Swank & Jimmy Mac wrote and produced “The George Lucas Hip Hop Awards”, winner of the 2008 Star Wars Fan Film Awards for Best Animation and Fan’s Choice. And The Force-Cast was recently nominated for a 2008 Podcast Award in the category of Movie/Film podcast. For more about The Force-Cast, please visit TheForce.Net/Podcast

Adam Lamping
Adam launched Jedi News in 2007 along with James Burns, and together swiftly built the site into the UK's number one Star Wars destination. He stepped away from Jedi News in 2011 to become a contributor at Rebelscum.

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