Star Wars Blog-Along: Episode VI, Hour 2

When we left off, Luke and Leia had stopped scouts from warning the force field base about the imminent Rebel sneak attack – but in the process, Leia was knocked from her flying jet-ski and is now missing.

Luke and Han have gone to look for her.

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Star Wars Blog-Along: Delay Explanation

Sorry for missing the post yesterday.  I tweaked my ankle and had to go get it looked at.  I don’t like medical places, because of reasons, so my mood was ruined by nighttime; I wouldn’t have enjoyed watching the second half of Return of the Jedi, and you wouldn’t have enjoyed my half-hearted commentary.

I’ll see you in…about eighteen hours, like normal but a day late.

Star Wars Blog-Along: Episode VI, Hour 1

A few hours ago, I posted my thoughts on the Machete viewing order.  Just saying, in case you missed it.

Now, let’s (start to) conclude that order with Episode VI.  Luke’s been shaken by the revelation that Darth Vader is his father, Han is frozen in carbonite, and our heroes are off to Tatooine to rescue him.

0:00:    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

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Star Wars Blog-Along: Machete Order Analysis

Let’s talk about the Machete viewing order.

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Star Wars Blog-Along: Episode III, Hour 2

Alright, I’ve been looking forward to this all day.  A lot of questions are about to get answered.

One more reminder:  After this movie, I’m jumping back to where I left off in the original trilogy.  I’ll finish the Machete viewing order with Episode VI, then spend two more days on Episode I as a bonus feature.  That will end the project, at least for now.

0:59:    Anakin is about to tell the Chancellor, who is also presumably Darth Sidious, that Grievous is doomed.  I expect that will be the catalyst that sends everything to hell.

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Star Wars Blog-Along: Episode III, Hour 1

Last time, we found out that Darth Sidious has been orchestrating both sides of this war.  He’s sent Darth Tyranus to buy a droid army, and he’s manipulated the Senate into authorizing the deployment of an army of…slave clone conscripts.  He also has the Death Star Plans.

Meanwhile, Anakin – already on his way to the Dark Side – has eloped with Padmé.

Could we be any more doomed?  Let’s find out.

0:00:    “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…”

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Star Wars Blog-Along: Episode II, Hour 2

Let’s just continue where we left off.

1:00:    Jango Fett has escaped – mostly.  He and his son launched from Kamino without Obi-Wan – but not before Obi-Wan could attach a tracker to their ship.  He’ll follow them, I’m sure.

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Star Wars Blog-Along: Episode II, Hour 1

Here we go again, folks.  In keeping with the Machete Viewing Order, I’m now watching Episode II and III before wrapping the story up with VI.  I’ve heard mixed reviews of Episode II - and by ‘mixed’, I mean some people call it the worst one and some call it second-worst.

Then again, I’m also assured it contains a lot of valuable information.  That’s good!  I’m full of questions and predictions - see the end of yesterday’s post for a list of them - and I bet a look into the past will help me out a lot.  Let’s get started.

0:00:    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

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Star Wars Blog-Along: Episode V, Hour 2

Second half of The Empire Strikes Back.  One more reminder before it happens:  I’m jumping back to Episode II after this, in keeping with the IV-V-II-III-VI ‘machete’ order of viewing.

When we left off, Obi-Wan’s projection had convinced Yoda to train Luke – despite Yoda’s grave misgivings about Luke’s affinity for anger, which might lead him to the dark side.  I, for one, expect him to turn by the end of this movie.  Meanwhile, Han and Leia are hiding inside a big asteroid while they repair the Millennium Falcon. 

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Star Wars Blog-Along: Episode V, Hour 1

Time for the second movie.  For my thoughts so far, and my predictions so far, see the end of yesterday’s post.  Remember, after this I’m watching Episodes II and III before moving on to VI.

0:00:    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

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