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Star Wars Series

#1 - The Phantom Menace

Join Chris, Mark and Randy as they analyze & review (with FULL SPOILERS) Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, the 1999 sci-fi/fantasy movie directed by George Lucas.

Some consider this series to be the zenith of pop culture and geekdom. We've got 3 very different perspectives on George Lucas' first prequel to the classic original trilogy.

We dive deep into Lucas' long-awaited and full vision - finally getting the action and effects that the originals were unable to deliver.

We debate over the new mythos the franchise creator has added; most importantly Anakin Skywalker's origin story.

Does that Duel of the Fates-filled climax satisfy like it (mostly) did for us when it first came out?

And who is the real phantom menace?...

Join us as we break down each film in the series - leading up to Rogue One!

TIMESTAMP

24:05 - Act I

55:03 - Trivia

1:03:15 - Act II

1:36:27 - Different Takes

1:52:11 - Act III

2:13:44 - Ratings/Final Thoughts

 Check out Mark's sci-fi/fantasy book trilogy!

 Please let us know how you felt about boy Anakin in the comments.

#2 - Attack of the Clones

Join Chris, Drew and Mark as they analyze & review (with FULL SPOILERS) Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, the 2002 sci-fi/fantasy movie sequel directed by George Lucas.

This is a very debate-heavy episode covering the middle chapter of the prequel trilogy.

Hayden Christensen stars as Michael Myers..or is it Anakin Skywalker - one of them. How do we feel about his turn to the dark side and the birth of Darth Vader?

We battle eachother over the greatest love story of all time...

Begun the Clone War has. We've been hearing about it since 1977. How do we feel about it?

And who the hell put Jar Jar in charge of the Senate?!

Join us as we break down each film in the series - leading up to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story!

TIMESTAMP

12:26 - Act I

47:07 - Trivia

50:56 - Act II

1:13:57 - Different Takes

1:23:35 - Act III

1:47:59 - Ratings/Final Thoughts

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#3 - Revenge of the Sith

Join Chris, Randy & Drew as they analyze & review (with FULL SPOILERS) Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, the 2005 sci-fi/fantasy trilogy-capper directed by George Lucas.

The time has come to dissect the rise of Darth Vader and the Galactic Republic!

We debate whether this prequel trilogy has delivered on our hopes of a great Anakin Skywalker origin story.

The action in this Star Wars film is at an all-time high - does it satisfy?

And we FINALLY get to the fight that we'd been waiting 28 years for!

Listen and see how do we feel about this epic space opera's conclusion and then weigh in with your thoughts in the comments.

!BONUS! We talk about that theory...yes, THAT theory.

Join us as we break down each film in the series - leading up to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story!

TIMESTAMP

12:39 - Act I

32:39 - Trivia

41:19 - Act II

1:00:18 - Different Takes

1:09:13 - Act III

1:36:19 - Ratings/Final Thoughts

#4 - A New Hope

Join Chris, Randy & Mark as they analyze & review (with FULL SPOILERS) Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, the 1977 ultimate sci-fi/fantasy blockbuster film directed by George Lucas.

After a long journey through the prequel movies, the time has finally come to break down the OG blockbuster film. Does it hold up for us?

Mark saw this in theatres when it came out - 40 years later, how do his feelings compare?

This is on the top of the pedestal in the world of geekdom. Can we brave the dark side of the force and find some negatives?

We tackle the age-old debate of the Stormtrooper accuracy.

We meet Mark's hero, Captain Cool, and unpack that nerdgasmic 3rd act.

Join in as we break down each film in the series - leading up to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story!

TIMESTAMP

14:44 - Act I

41:05 - Trivia

47:31 - Act II

1:16:21 - Different Takes

1:29:17 - Act III

1:44:44 - Ratings/Final Thoughts

 Which is your favorite Star Wars film? Let us know!

#5 - The Empire Strikes Back

Join Chris and Mark as they analyze & review (with FULL SPOILERS) Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, the sequel to the classic sci-fi movie masterpiece, directed by Irvin Kershner.

It's time to break down the 2nd chapter of George Lucas' original space opera trilogy! Many consider this to be the best of the series - do we agree?

More importantly, can Mark and Chris finally agree on a score rating?

With a new director comes a new set of visuals as well as a new approach to both the story and characters. Can it somehow surpass the legendary 1st film?Also Hoth!

We are introduced to a beloved character, new and ambitious musical themes from the great John Williams as well as Luke's journey to becoming a Jedi.

We are treated with 3 of the biggest movie surprises in one single film including (arguably) the biggest spoiler of all-time!

Help us journey through and review each Star Wars movie en route to Rogue One.

TIMESTAMP

10:36 - Act I

29:19 - Act II

51:35 - Different Take

1:00:05 - Act III

1:32:07 - Ratings/Final Thoughts

Did the Empire's Strike leave such an impression on you as well? Let us know!

#6 - Return of the Jedi

Join Chris and Mark as they analyze & review (with FULL SPOILERS) Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, the sequel to the 2 classic sci-fi movie masterpieces - this time directed by Richard Marquand.

It's finally time to review the final chapter of George Lucas' original space opera trilogy! Not only that but we have Mark's full theatrical experience from its time of release in 1983.

In the 6th entry of our Star Wars retrospective series we break down a new Death Star, a very powerful Luke, the Rancor, Jabba's palace and the evil Emperor Palpatine's final plan for the rebel alliance!

With another new director comes huge ground & space battles that may set a new standard for film.

We finish our 2nd trilogy with massive arcs for both Luke Skywalker & Darth Vader; ending in a final showdown and a climactic battle for the galaxy!

!Boba Fett alert!

Plus we debate a majorly impactful spoiler for the franchise.

Help us journey through & review each Star Wars movie en route to Rogue One.

TIMESTAMP

11:30 - Act I

50:24 - Act II

1:16:32 - Act III

1:47:30 - Different Take

1:52:07 - Ratings/Final Thoughts

Check out Mark's Sci-Fi Book Series!

Did the OG trilogy capper satisfy your Skywalker needs? Let us know!

#7 - The Force Awakens

Join Chris, Drew & Mark as they analyze & review (with FULL SPOILERS) Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, the 2015 new trilogy starter, and revival of, the biggest property of all time! No more George Lucas, instead this is a Disney film directed by JJ Abrams and starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher with a special appearance by Mark Hamill!

It's finally time to analyze, in a MEGA breakdown, the opening chapter of Disney's new space opera trilogy! So many things have changed in front of and behind the camera - and we're covering it all!

In the 7th entry of our Star Wars retrospective series we dissect this uber-blockbuster's insane budget, visuals, an incredible ensemble cast, big saga reveals, a never-before-seen Stormtrooper perspective, new mythical mysteries within the saga as well as our next generation of heroes & villains.

This is an absurdly fun film review that sees us debating this entry and the series' big questions, intense moments, epic X-Wing & Lightsabre action, Disney's plan moving forward and discussing/theorizing what we're looking forward to with 2017's Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.

We begin our 3rd Star Wars movie trilogy with intergalactic families, the copycat First Order, the definition of nostalgia and the search for Luke Skywalker.

Wait - what does that this movie's title actually mean?

You are very welcome to join us on our in-depth series journey en route to Rogue One and The Last Jedi.

TIMESTAMP

26:52 - Act I

1:31:00 - Act II

2:42:45 - Act III

Apologies, we failed to read a Different Take

3:33:10 - Ratings/Final Thoughts

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Yet to come!..

  1. Solo: A Star Wars Story - December 2018

  2. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - February 2019

  3. Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi - March 2019

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