This week the Powers brothers tackle one of the biggest film franchises ever in a galaxy far, far away. That's right, we're talking about Star Wars. Oh, and our good friend Becca Harper joins us with a clever (or not so clever, depending on your viewpoint) comment every once in a while. We love Becca, but she didn't have much of an idea of what we were talking about since she has never seen all the Star Wars films.But Connor and I always make mistakes and take the podcast onto dozens of rabbit trails, so Becca can be excused of her ignorance.
We critique both the original trilogy and the prequel trilogy of space opera science-fiction that make up the complete Star Wars franchise, and then go on to explain the Expanded Universe--the games and novels that were created within the same setting and fill in much of the rest of the universe that is Star Wars. We also talk through the topic of worldviews influencing movies, and what we should be filling ourselves up with as Christians.
For those wondering about why the Star Wars films were numbered the way they were: the original film was just entitled Star Wars (later Star Wars: A New Hope) and it wasn't until the release of Empire Strikes Back that the roman numerals were added to indicate where these films were in sequence. Apparently, George Lucas had planned for a while to go back and make a prequel trilogy.