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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Star Wars Rewatch: Return Of The Jedi

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And now, we come to the end.

Yes, it’s Return of the Jedi.

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Star Wars Rewatch: The Empire Strikes Back

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Man, now that the prequels are done and over with, the series just keeps getting better and better.

Let’s talk about The Empire Strikes Back.

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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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Muppets Episode 5

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Last night, we learned that Fozzie Bear is a nicer person than Kermit the Frog.  Fozzie has a hit stand-up routine about his human girlfriend Becky’s sweatiness.  When he learns how hurt she was (after she gets revenge on him), he removes it from his act.  Would Kermit have done the same thing?  Not this incarnation of Kermit.  Kermit just wants to put on a good show, and if he has to manipulate Piggy and the crew, then by Henson, he will.

But this week, Reese Witherspoon was the celebrity guest, and I want to address that a bit behind the cut.

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The ORIGINAL Star Wars Parody!

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Thanks to YouTube and relatively cheap digital technology, Star Wars parodies are fairly old hat.  But what many don’t know is that Star Wars parodies are almost as old as the original movie itself.

In 1978, Hardware Wars was released.  It looks like it may have been filmed on a budget of, like, fifty bucks.  The spaceships were household appliances.  C-3PO was a guy in a Tin Woodsman outfit.  Chewbacca was a brown Cookie Monster.

Don’t believe me?  See it after the cut.

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