Have You Been Wondering “What If Lucas Directed The Force Awakens?”

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Meesa say, “Hola Ryan!”

Hopefully not.  But if you want a really good taste of what we “missed” out on, watch the video after the break.  Rey’s vision truly becomes a nightmare.

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Useless Petition Alert!

george-lucas-600cs051612For reasons unknown…seriously unknown…there’s a petition online to have George Lucas direct Star Wars Episode IX.

Say what?

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Gabbing Geek Box Office Report: Star Wars. Nothing But Star Wars.

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It’s that time again.

Time to say what should be said only in the polite company of corporate accountants.

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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: 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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Star Wars Rewatch: The Phantom Menace

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The Force Awakens opens on the 18th.  Star Wars fans can barely contain themselves.  They got the original band back together (mostly), and the epic saga continues with a new generation.

To better prepare ourselves, we here at Gabbing Geek are doing a Star Wars rewatch, with a movie covered a day until the 18th rolls around, skipping weekends.

Here’s our first installment on Episode I:  The Phantom Menace.

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Tom Recommends: Flash Gordon

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If all possible outcomes exist in their own separate universes from our own, imagine the possibilities.  The South could have won the Civil War.  Leonardo DaVinci could have left a note explaining the smile on the face of the Mona Lisa.  The Matrix sequels might have been good.

One such possibility would be if George Lucas had managed to get the rights to the Flash Gordon character when he initially sought them.  Denied the characters, Lucas retooled his story ideas and made Star Wars instead.  The success of Star Wars prompted producer Dino De Laurentiis to finally create a movie centered around the character Lucas had been denied the use of.  A flop in its own time, Flash Gordon is rightfully remembered as the cult hit it is today.

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Podcast Reaction: Vindication Edition

Hellboy is just a guy with a gun, Jenny?  Do you know anything about Hellboy?  For starters, he's a lousy shot.  For another, he's a freakin' prince of Hell!
Hellboy is just a guy with a gun, Jenny? Do you know anything about Hellboy? For starters, he’s a lousy shot. For another, he’s a freakin’ prince of Hell!

This week on the podcast, the guys and Jenny did battle over various things, but I don’t want to cover that.

No, I want to cover their reaction to Armada, a book Jenny didn’t finish and Watson hated.  Now, I reviewed the book myself, and while I didn’t hate it, I likewise didn’t really enjoy it either.  It was perfectly meh, neither here nor there.  I’ve read bad books. Armada was not a bad book.

But I probably took a little heat for not enjoying Ernie Cline’s first novel, Ready Player One, as much as the others did, in part due to my nostalgia distaste.  Now, I want to expand on some points that Watson made in the podcast and a minor one I made on my review after the cut.

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Classic Mark Hamill Autograph Trolling

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Not sure if these are legit, but I have a rock solid source.  The internet.  I could see Mr. Skywalker having this sense of humor.  If not, enjoy the chuckle.

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