Don’t be shy. Don’t fear geek reprisals or a dead wamprat in your mailbox. You’re among friends. Come out, Star Wars virgins. We have an itch only you can scratch.
Over the weekend spanning Nov. 10-13, Cinemax will air the entire Star Wars saga, all six Star Wars films… in narrative chonological order. This rare alignment of the Star Warses makes possible the most exciting experiment in nerd history: A complete, cold viewing of the saga, end to end. With its story told in order, is Star Wars at all absorbing? Does it "work," dramatically or logically? Can it weather six-plus hours of sans-Solo windup, before the good stuff kicks in?
Guinea pigs, please step forward. We can’t promise you compensation for sleep lost or eye cancer gained, nor do we take any responsibility for the negative effects of Star Wars on your love life. But, much like Marie Curie or George Hamilton, you will be happy in the knowledge that your suffering has been in the service of science, mankind, and your fellow PopWatchers.
Any takers? You must be at least 18 years old, in good health, and willing to submit to a crude, makeshift polygraph test. (We just hook you up to the vending machine and scream at you — works on interns.)
I’m totally serious about this. Post below if you’re game.