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75 Things Star Wars

Published July 18, 2006 in Movie Fun
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of LucasFilm.
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Due to the lack of news on Monday I figured we would kick off Tuesday with a bit of fun. Now, it should be assumed that most moviegoers out there are at least a fan of either the old or new trilogy of Star Wars. I, for one, am hoping you chose the old trilogy. If you did, then assume that the force is strong with you.

If you are a fan of the Star Wars film franchise (how can you not be?), then you should dig the article, "75 Things We Love and Hate About Star Wars."

75 Things Star Wars

'Jeda' recently alerted me to a great article that was supposedly published before the release of Revenge of the Sith that takes a look at the Star Wars films to date. The list is surprisingly comprehensive with remarks on mistakes, best scenes and dialogue, worst scenes and dialogue, and little pieces of trivia thrown into the mix.

Our favorite things: Han Solo’s successful navigation of an asteroid field despite odds of approximately 3,720 to 1.

Plot holes: Princess Leia, with the Death Star plans, was sent to retrieve Obi-Wan Kenobi to bring him to Alderaan. What was he going to do once he got there?

Trivia: A stormtrooper famously bumps his head on a door in “Episode IV – A New Hope.” Jango Fett does the same in “Episode II – Attack of the Clones.” Stormtroopers are clones of Fett, so clumsiness must be genetic.

What were you thinking, George?: Princess Leia’s Cinnabon look in “Episode IV – A New Hope” was the worst hair day in galactic history.

Plot holes: So, the technological terror of Death Star is insignificant next to the power of the Force? We see Darth Vader use his sorcerer’s ways strangle a few bumbling Empire officials and to levitate some objects. The Emperor does that thing with the lightning. The Death Star, however, blows up an entire planet, killing millions.

What were you thinking, George?: Greedo shoots first.

Our favorite things: Wedge Antilles. As Luke’s wingman, he had to bow out at Yavin. But he kicked tail at Hoth and finally as Red Leader in “Episode VI – Return of the Jedi” he helps destroy the new Death Star.

Like what you hear? Well, the site, DavidPutney, has got a ton -- more like 75 -- of classic pieces of information that should easily entertain the casual Star Wars fan or in the closet Jedi.

The only spot where I disagree with the author is that he thinks that ROTS was the worst film in the franchise while I have ranked it at #2 or #3.

Stay tuned for updates.

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