A long time ago, in a thread very, very off-topic:
I just got back from seeing The Force Awakens. It was fantastic, absolutely wonderful. JJ Abrams is to Star Wars what Jim Harbaugh is to Michigan. It's entirely possible that Jim Hackett helped assemble the cast and crew for the film.
We're going to discuss the movie, with spoilers. If you haven't seen it, turn away immediately and go watch it so that you can get the full experience.
What did you think? How could George Lucas make such abominable prequels when someone is capable of making something as amazing as The Force Awakens?
May the force be with Blue.
New Star Wars trailer is here. I hope it isn't too JJ-Abramsy, but it still gives me a tingle
Not Nate Silver and just some fun polling data on Star Wars stuff for those of us from a certain generation (along with guys 1 generation after) via Five Thirty Eight.
Like the writer, I was taken back by the relative low % of people who have seen 'A New Hope' (kids these days! get off my lawn!). As is generally accepted 'The Empire Strikes Back' is seen as the best movie
The favorable unfavorable ratings were fun, and not shockingly Jar Jar Binks took the bottom slot. The Washington Post jumped on this and noted Darth Vader had better favorables than any 2016 presidential candidate. Funny comment
None of the 2016 hopefuls is polling higher than Darth Vader. You'll recall that Vader chopped off his son's arm and blew up an entire planet, but evidently in the eyes of the American public these are minor sins compared to Benghazi, Bridgegate and Gov. Rick Perry's hipster glasses. These numbers suggest that if "Star Wars" were real and Darth Vader decided to enter the 2016 presidential race, he'd be the immediate front-runner.
As a Boba Fett fan I was shocked at his low rating....but still a front runner if he ran for Prez.
And last but not least there was a "Who Shot First? - Han or Greedo" question. A point of contention.
Of course Colbert also had a funny riff on this as well.
- ORIGINAL - http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/americas-favorite-star-wars-movies-an...
- WASHINGTON POST- http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/07/23/darth-vader-is-polling-higher-than-all-potential-2016-presidential-candidates/
- COLBERT - Vader for President - http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/9bfzta/darth-vader-for-president