Join Karl and Jason for their exciting, Death Star destroying, Wampa slapping 50th episode! They talk about their favorite Star Wars films and why they love those particular movies so much. And then they go into what it is that made them fall in love, and stay in love with Star Wars! Continue reading
This is pretty cool.
On May the 4th Star Wars fans in the LA area can celebrate the annual Star Wars “holiday” with an event showcasing tribute art by over 60 global artists. Read the press release below to find out more: Continue reading
The Death of LucasArts, and why it might not be a bad thing after all, and more, all on the next Star Wars Beyond the Films. YOUR Star Wars discussion podcast! YOUR ticket to the EU!
This week true believers, Beyonders, Fanboys, Fangirls, respected aliens around the galaxy, The Defender of the EU: Champion of the Multiverse; Mark Hurliman, and your EU Guru: The Count of Continuity; Nathan P. Butler, sit down to Ponder the recent “death” of LucasArts, and the history of the LucasArts brand. So strap in and tighten your crash webbing Fandom, Star Wars Beyond the Films is setting off on another rapid-fire trip into the galaxy far, far away!
The internet’s Justin Robert Young joins us for this special episode of the SWR podcast!
We talk about:
- The Prequels
- Episode VII
- Why Brian Brushwood hates Star Wars (kind of)
- The cultural impact of Star Wars
- Why people changed their mind about the PT
All this and much more…
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Among the diverse feelings of Star Wars fans, I am someone who is a fan of the overall saga, including all 6 films. I like the Original Trilogy better than the prequels and recognize much that is wrong with the newer films, but overall I enjoy watching them and think they are a positive edition to the overall saga. The prequels deliver a great story that is integral to the Galaxy Far, Far Away and that really makes the Original Trilogy movies more enjoyable by filling in the back story leading up to the second half of the saga.
That being said, among all six movies, Episode II was my least favorite. I still watch it when I (often) decide to go back through and watch the movies… it’s not like I have written it off completely, but it IS my least favorite. I think that in the end, while Episode II has some GREAT moments, it also has just as many HORRIBLE moments. For every adrenaline-pumping second of Yoda fighting, there’s a cringe-inducing second of Anakin and Padme’s awkward courtship. I used to say that Episode II was worth it for the exciting parts and for the actual plot progression it had, but lately I am beginning to think that The Clone Wars might be even MORE important to the saga than Episode II. Continue reading