Star Wars! Nothing but Star Wars! Gimme those Star Wars! Don’t let them end!
More than 37 years since the first Star Wars opened in theaters—and almost 37 years since Bill Murray swaggered his way through a lounge-singer version of the Star Wars theme—a trailer for the seventh Star Wars movie arrived on the internet. If you’re like me, you watched the teaser for The Force Awakens early Friday morning, still in that post-Thanksgiving daze when everything feels like a food-coma hallucination. In such a state, it sure looked like Force Awakens has everything. They’ve got stormtroopers and lightsabers aplenty, blasters and speeders galore. You want X-Wingamabobs? They’ve got twenty!
But who cares? No big deal. We want more. Specifically, readers wanted to figure out just what, precisely, will be happening in the seventh Star Wars movie, which is still one year away, even though we’ve been talking about it for over two years already. Readers threw out some elaborate plot possibilities, some even crazier than my whole “The Alliance is the new Empire” theory. Let’s dig in! READ FULL STORY