Roundtable: Star Wars Franchise

In honor of this seemingly normal day, we celebrate on of the greatest staples in pop culture, STAR WARS. While we’re still reeling from experiencing the STAR WARS VII trailer,

Which movie is your favorite?

Brian: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I’m that confident in it.

Alex: It’s a close tie between Episode III and Episode V. Episode III had the emotional ties that I had been waiting for since the announcement of the prequel trilogy. Episode V is just one of the most dynamic and incredible movies I have ever had the pleasure to watch.

Yeksson: Episode 3 because everything goes south for the Jedi.

Who is your favorite character?

Brian: Yoda, I’m always a fan of the wise mentors that whip out the badassness from time to time.

Alex: R2-D2. Groot before Groot, but much more useful, smart, and slick.

Yeksson: Han Solo because he’s captain of the Millenium Falcon.

What are you expecting from the new Star Wars movies?

Brian: If my previous answer wasn’t enough of an indication, I have some pretty high expectations of the upcoming films.

Alex: X-Wings and more X-Wings. Aside from that, it looks like there’s a lot more close-ups are involved, which was a huge part of the original trilogy’s focus on character development.

Yeksson: A new threat that makes me eagerly anticipate the next installment in the series.

What is your favorite non-movie Star Wars property (games, comics, TV shows)?

Brian: It might be because it was the first Star Wars game I played, but Star Wars: The Clone Wars is probably my favorite game from the franchise. I especially loved the co-op horde type battles.

Alex: Animation wise, it’d have to be the 2003 Clone Wars miniseries by  Genndy Tartakovsky. The simple but beautiful storytelling, the crisp and dynamic animation that mirrored Samurai Jack, and the variety of characters thrown in for the appropriate amount of screen time all meshed into a beautiful mini-series that I could watch over and over.

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As for games, I can’t help but love the Star Wars Episode III game for the Nintendo DS. The main story was a Double Dragon style side-scroller, while the multi-player had an incredibly fun dogfight mode that channeled Star Fox gameplay.

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Yeksson: Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles on the Playstation was an amazing game.

You receive a lightsaber, what color is it and what other features does it have (two-sided, hilt, etc)?

Brian: Blue Tonfa Lightsabers.

Alex: Green Paired Lightsaber (aka Lightsaber Nunchucks). Style > Substance.

Yeksson: Blue and two sided.

Did Han shoot first?

Brian: Does that matter? Really what was needed was more star wipes. Yes. He did, by the way.

Alex: No. Not that it really matters, but I think questions about morality and his role as hero/anti-hero went out the door when a gun was pulled on him. He’s seen later shooting storm troopers, so we know he’s a killer. This question has never changed my opinion of Han.

Yeksson: Keep calm, Han shot first. Brownie points if you can tell me where this phrase makes an appearance on television. (Looking for series name).

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