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Power ButtonA long time ago in an interview far, far away, Mel Kirk of Zen Studios joined us to discuss the new Balance of the Force expansion of pinball tables for Star Wars Pinball, Zen Pinball 2, and Pinball FX 2 for consoles, handhelds, and mobile devices.  He spoke to us of the secrets behind developing tables based on Return of the Jedi, Darth Vader, and Starfighter Assault and explained how the creation process happens.  He told of forgotten lore involving dealing with LucasFilm and respecting the Star Wars brand and he even gave us a peek into the future of the Marvel pinball world with a discussion about the upcoming table based around Doctor Strange.  Now you can hear this nearly lost episode of the Power Button podcast.  Episode 110 has been waiting in the wings for clearance, but the time has finally come to release it into the world.  Join us for an hour of Star Wars, pinball, and much more.  We'd planned to bring you an exclusive announcement of a new Zen Studios product during this show, but some ongoing behind the scenes work at Zen has forced us to cut that segment from this episode.  Someday when the announcement is ready for the public, we'll present the lost part of this interview.  Until then, may the Force be with you!  Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, subscribe via iTunes, toss this RSS feed into your podcast aggregation software of choice, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach us via , you can leave a message on the Power Button hotline by calling (720) 722-2781, and you can even follow us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons and @GrundyTheMan, or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButtonNext week: As we prepare for the release of the next generation of video game consoles, we look back at the departing generation and discuss the best and worst trends to emerge in the past seven years of gaming.