I must say, seeing the prequels actually adds more pathos to Luke’s conversations with Obi-Wan about Anakin and with Vader in the hallway about the conflict within him. “It is too late for me, my son” rings more emotionally true than before.
It’s a TRAP!!!
Are “There’s too many of them” dude’s goggles made out of pink acetate?
Biggest glass jaws in all of sci-fi? Storm Troopers. One laser blast on their armor, one smack from an ewok (AN EWOK!), one rock to the helmet (seriously, what’s the point of this “armor?”) and they’re down for the count.
I have witnessed the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle station!!!!
O Noes! Chewbacca did NOT make the Tarzan call when swinging at the Chicken Walker with Ewoks hanging from him! He did? Oh, dear! (Lana: “He’s either Chewzan or Tarbacca! And he’s like a HUGE Ewok!”)
Han (futzing with the door): “I got it, I got it”)
Lois: “I don’t got it”
And like a PIMP, she says “I know”
Vader: “Obi-Wan has taught you well”
Lana: “He ALWAYS says that”
Lois: “Cuz Obi-Wan has taught him WELL!”
Me: “Doesn’t Yoda get any credit?”
Aaand another Skywalker loses a light saber hand. At least this one was already mechanical. I wonder, since Luke looks at his hand and then at Vader’s stump before spurning the Emperor, if there is an academic paper to be written on how the entire Vader character arc turns on the anguish and inhumanity of being behanded. Does Anakin’s fall begin when he loses an arm in the fight against Dooku? Is it cemented when he loses the remaining arm and both legs in the fight against Kenobi? Does his redemption begin when he removes his son’s hand? Is that cemented when his son returns the favor and brings back the emotions he felt when he lost it the first time? Could I get a doctorate based on this?
Lois has been holding on to me tightly since the final confrontation with the Emperor. Then Vader grabs him from behind.
Lois: “I like this part.”
Lois: “Dad, did you know the Millenium Falcon has headlights?”
Me: “No, I didn’t.”
Lois: “It does, I’ve seen them.”
I’ve always found the reveal of Anakin’s face from the Vader helmet to be kind of a let-down. He seems too much of a schlub to have been badass Vader.
Death Star II’s Main Power Core and Master Control Program’s Core, separated at birth? Discuss.
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I really miss the old Yub Nub song.
Since Anakin was redeemed as an old man, WHY would Lucas replace the old man ghost with Hayden Christianson’s ghost?
I really, REALLY miss the old Yub Nub song.
This has been a wonderful Geek Family weekend. I loved sharing these experiences with my kids. Now to figure out how to get them into Star Trek. I don’t own any of the series, and only the NextGen movies. Maybe they need a few years to be ready for all of it? That would give me time to acquire them all. What’s funny is that I’ve always been a Star Trekite, but thanks to Lucas’ epic high roll in “Merchandising” and “Brand Tie-in” I have raised a couple of Star Warsians. Ah well.
Both girls loved the Star Wars-a-thon.