Episode XCVI: The Spuds Awaken

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EPISODE XCVI: The Spuds Awaken

Recorded January 16, 2016

Sorry for the hiatus! We’re back! Happy New Year!

Crucks: It’s a Star Wars Episode

Warning! We will be discussing anything & everything about the new film. Spoilers are ahead

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

STFM! 

Pre-Order the DVD or Digital Copies

Some theaters gave away free posters

PhasmaPoster

We can’t believe it finally awoke! We talked about this way back in 2012 HERE.

Movie Discussion:

  • Is BB8 Sentient, or just another hamster in the wheel of life?

Droid Baby

bb8_mickey

Harrison Ford was AWESOME!  Is there more to his death than we know?

Nods to the original: Chess game, trash chute, broken Hyperdrive, etc…

Was Kylo Ren being Kylo Ben or is he just a Kylo DICK?

Who is Snoke?

Rey is a bad ass, but who is she? (There’s been an awakening!)

Does Finn have “The Force”?

Combing the Desert was apparently NOT in the movie:

Comb No Comb

Cameos

  • Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, apparently half the cast of GofT, Carrie’s Daughter, JJ’s Dad, and of course Grunny, SO MANY MORE but I didn’t have a clue who they were

Merchandising!

  • Sideshow
  • Funko
  • EVERY FREAKING COMMERCIAL  leading up to the release.  
  • Fan Reaction:
    • People want Lucas Back? WTF!?!
    • Complaints that it was too much like IV. 
    • J.J. knows how to make movies and he made a HELLUVA movie this time!

How about a SWTOR movie?

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • Release Date: 2016 (Dec 16th)
    • Plot: A band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans. The film will take place between Episode III and Episode IV, but closer to “A New Hope.”

Star Wars: Episode 8

  • Release Date: 2017 (currently May 26)
  • Plot
  • Director: Rian Johnson

Disney’s Timeline for SW films through 2019

  • 2015 – Episode 7: The Force Awakens
  • 2016 – Rogue One
  • December 2017 – Episode 8
  • 2018 (another) “A Star Wars Story” film (Likely the untitled young Han Solo film)
  • 2019 – Episode 9

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