On Star Wars, Sentience, And Slavery

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I rewatched Star Wars:  The Force Awakens over the weekend, and as these things tend to do with me, I had some thoughts.

I was watching as Rey saved BB-8 from the scavenger, and something struck me:  why does Rey do that?

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Box Office Report: Go On. Guess What Was #1 Again. I’ll Still Be Here.

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It’s that time again.

When Gabbing Geek gives you the Box Office Report, like you care.  Actually, if you’ve read anything after the cuts here, you probably do, but there are some really numbers-obssessed people around here.

Still missing Watson, but once again we found someone to give us the report.

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Star Wars Rewatch: Star Wars (A New Hope)

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And now we get to the original Star Wars.

It’s about damn time.

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Star Wars Rewatch: Revenge Of The Sith

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The consensus seems to be that Revenge of the Sith is, in fact, the best of the prequels.  True, that can be damning with faint praise, but…well, let’s see what the Geeks have to say about this one.

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In Honor Of Our Rewatch, An Honest Trailer For Attack Of The Clones

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With the Slave Leia bikini banned, I guess this is next.

I haven’t re-watched Attack of the Clones yet, so…there’s no comments from me in the post that precedes this one.  But to at least contribute today I searched out this Honest Trailer.  Some funny stuff, and no love is given to most anything, especially Hayden Christensen…but that is no surprise.  See for yourself after the break.

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Star Wars Rewatch: Attack Of The Clones

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OK, Star Wars fans. quick question:  which movie was worse, Phantom Menace or Attack of the Clones?

See, Menace has the comedic stylings of Jar Jar Binks and obnoxious pre-teen Anakin Skywalker.  Attack has a lot of half-assed romance and obnoxious post-teen Anakin Skywalker.  I’d actually rather see Phantom Menace given the choice.  At least that one had some pod racing.

But hey, we’re not skipping Attack of the Clones.

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Announcing A Star Wars Rewatch!

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Unless you’ve been living in a hole for the past year or so, you know there’s a new Star Wars coming out next week.

To do something with that, I’m doing a rewatch and have invited the other Geeks to share their two cents on the previous six movies.  We’ll have one a day starting tomorrow with The Phantom Menace (skipping the weekend) and end with Return of the Jedi next Thursday.

So, hey, see what we have to say about the most important movie series in the universe.  That statement may be a bit of a hyperbole.  Schedule after the cut.

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Movie Posters Without the Text…Part 2

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Movie posters are iconic pieces of art but it is amazing how much the titles and font are part of the visual appeal.  We check out what the posters look like with the text stripped away and only the visual to sell the story.

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End Your Friday Right With All Six STAR WARS Films….At once.

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Nothing is better than watching Star Wars on a Friday afternoon….except maybe all the Star Wars films…at once! Yes that’s right people – all 2+ hours of the film were captured and merged together in this larger than life, out of this galaxy experience that you don’t want to miss. Epic doesn’t even come close to describing this – but don’t take my word for it, see for yourself:

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Podcast Reaction: Fixing Prequels Edition

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Not shown above: a passionate love story for the ages.

This week on the podcast, those darn Gabbing Geeks discussed how to fix disappointing stories.  They also discussed pop culture mothers after Mother’s Day, but I don’t have anything to add there.  They also discussed feminist action heroes, but that might be the work of a future column.

Just go see Mad Max:  Fury Road if you haven’t already.

But I’m going to take a moment to discuss how to fix a certain infamous set of prequels.

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