The Dark Empire audio drama was a full cast audio adaption of Dark Horse Comics' Star Wars: Dark Empire comic book series. It was adapted by John Whitman from the source material by Tom Veitch. It was directed by Arthur G. Insana and featured parts of composer John Williams's classic score along with authentic stereo sound effects. The adaptation was originally released in the form of two cassettes in 1994 by Time Warner Audio Publishing, and later in the form of two CD-ROMs in 1997 by HighBridge Audio.
Six years after the Battle of Endor (from Return of the Jedi), the fight for freedom rages on. While Luke Skywalker delves deeper into the mysteries of the Force, Han Solo and Princess Leia, now married, struggle to protect their twin children from danger. Darth Vader is dead, but a reborn Empire—guided by a mysterious new leader—strikes back against the Rebel Alliance. But the Rebels discover that their greatest foe may be their closest friend: Luke Skywalker!
Differences from the comic
- Overall expanding on the dialogue.
- General Dodana is replaced with Admiral Ackbar.
- Two scenes of Luke exploring the Imperial Palace and coming across a hologram of The Emperor.
- Han and Leia view holographic pictures of their children, Jacen and Jaina.
- Boba Fett does not fight the Millennium Falcon over Byss.
- There is no mention of Slave II.
- Han does not shoot Luke's hand off.
- The Emperor does not destroy Leia's newly gifted lightsaber.
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Notes and references
- Star Wars: The Comics Companion
- Dark Empire (audio), at 1:02:50