Episode: "Legacy of Terror"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 2, Episode 7
Original Air Date: November 20, 2009
As you've no doubt heard, this is a big week for the Star Wars franchise, indeed for all of geekdom. Episode VII hits theaters in just a few days. After a 32 year wait, we finally get a sequel to Return of the Jedi. The media blitz has been masterfully executed. Box office records will be shattered. But will the new movie - not to mention the next four over four years - be any good?
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There's never been a better time to be a geek than right now. Scifi and superhero stories are flooding screens large and small. In some ways, it feels as if all of it - Marvel, DC, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Hunger Games - has been building up to this week.
Make no mistake, this is George Lucas's week. While he has had no official creative control over The Force Awakens, it is his vision which has brought us all to this point. JJ Abrams is a talented director, to be sure, but the faithful will eviscerate him if he strays too far from Papa George. None of that New Vulcan crap he pulled with Star Trek will be tolerated here. If the promotional material is any indication, the new movie at least looks right. It feels more personal and intimate than the prequel trilogy. All of the ads reassure us that the current guardians are taking good care of our dear old friend. I, for one, am hopeful.
Thank you, Papa George, for all of it.
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