The comedy web series Star Wars: Course of the Force kicked off today with its first episode. The show is running in anticipation of July’s Course of the Force, which is a lightsaber relay run for charity down the California coast. In this first episode, we get appearances from Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick and R2-D2 himself as the web series will be providing a backstory for the circumstances surrounding the Course of the Force. The relay race benefits the Make-A-Wish foundation and runs from July 9 – 16th, beginning at George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch and finishing up in San Diego, just in time for Comic-Con.
Hit the jump to watch the first episode of the six-part web series. A new episode will be released online every Wednesday through July 2nd.
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