Star Wars: Rebel Mission to Ord Mantell


NPR’s adaptations of the Star Wars films, written by Brian Daley, are a highlight of radio drama, in my opinion. Originally aired in 1981 (A New Hope), 1983 (The Empire Strikes Back), and finally completed in 1996 (Return of the Jedi), the series expands on the films and provides an immersive experience all its own. This, however, is not one of those episodes.

“Rebel Mission to Ord Mantell” is a children’s album released in 1983. It is a stand-alone tale of happenings between the first two films. It was written by Brian Daley and could very well have been written for the Empire adaptation, but not used. Still, it is very well produced, and I always include it when I listen to the Star Wars radio series. I had the record as a kid and have listened to it countless times. May you enjoy it as much as I have, and may the Force be with you.

“Rebel Mission to Ord Mantell”
Cast: Unknown
Writer: Brian Daley
Producer: Buena Vista Records

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2 thoughts on “Star Wars: Rebel Mission to Ord Mantell

  1. Josh April 8, 2013 at 8:35 am Reply

    After listening to this, I suspect Ann Sachs reprised her role as Princess Leia for Rebel Mission to Ord Mantell. The rest of the cast sounds different than the radio series, though.

  2. September 25, 2014 at 5:19 am Reply

    One of the best series ever made!

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