The STAR WARS Saga Christmas Special

Dec 17, 2015, 05:02 AM

On this episode host Shah Shahid is joined by Entertainment Editor of The Chicago Tribune and bonafide Star Wars superfine for a retrospective into the Star Wars universe and phenomenon, ahead of the release of The Force Awakens.

SHOW NOTES:

Meet Wendy: bonafide 'Star Wars' superfan! [ https://twitter.com/tvjedi ]

Wendy recounts her introduction to, and experience with the 'Star Wars' Legacy.

If for whatever reason, you have an aversion to TV, movies, pop culture, the internet and human interaction, and happen to know nothing about 'Star Wars', hear the Spoiler-free synopsis by Wendy.

Wendy and I discuss why 'Star Wars' is such a big deal.

I relate elements of the 'Star Wars' franchise to Bollywood, and why it may appeal to Bollywood fans.

We debate the viewing order of all 6 'Star Wars' films: numerical, or order of theatrical release?

Which themes were represented in each Trilogy, and how effective were they in the story?

We discuss the accessibility of the Prequel Trilogy to the Original.

It's Mark Hamill Versus Hayden Christensen as the leads of each Trilogy are compared!

I make excuses for Hayden Christensen's acting skills in the Prequel Trilogy.

Wendy suggests that the entire 'Star Wars' is a lonely attempt for the Emperor to find a friend. sad face

I state that the only distinction between Luke and Anakin, was that Anakin couldn't handle the pressure of being 'The First Hope'. (get it? 'Cuz Episode IV?)

We outline our expectations and hopes from the new 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.

Wendy refutes a big fan-theory about the new movie, with conviction!

My in-depth thoughts and film-by-film reviews and ratings on both the Original Trilogy here: [ https://blankpagebeatdown.com/star-wars-original-trilogy-review/ ]

And the Prequel Trilogy here: [ https://blankpagebeatdown.com/star-wars-the-prequel-trilogy-review/ ]

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