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The Vergecast, live today at 4:30PM ET!

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A short time from now, in a podcast studio not so far away...

The Vergecast crew took a week off to enjoy the pleasures of cold turkey and lumpy gravy. This week, they return with their tummies bloated and belt buckles loosened. What topic could inspire us to leave the creature comforts of the family dinner tables? Star Wars, of course.

The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was published online on Black Friday, rewarding the millions of people who chose to stay home on that crisp fall morning. Barring some criticism of the new lightsaber, the footage received a warm group hug from fans of the franchise.

We'll talk about the trailer, the reaction to the trailer, and the reaction to the reaction to the trailer, along with plenty of other things that happened here on planet Earth today at 4:30PM ET. Today Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Sam Sheffer will be joined by The Verge's new entertainment editor Emily Yoshida.