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The Best Star Wars Video You Will Watch Today (VIDEO)

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brian-mcgee - January 22, 2018

 

Depending upon your tolerance for sarcasm and Australian accents, this new video entitled "Star Wars is Ruined" by Mr. Sunday Movies will either be the greatest thing or most grating thing you watch today. This screaming Aussie indicates, point by point, why it's virtually impossible to be a "purist" when it comes to Star Wars.

The history of Star Wars is a history of retcons and exclusions and inclusions that dates all the way back to Splinter of the Mind's Eye, a book I remember having as a child, but I can't seem to find it amongst my childhood belongings. I'm willing to bet it was a case of me having heard about it through the grapevine but never actually read it. I know for a fact I read Timothy Zahn's Thrawn trilogy cover to cover in middle school and it fueled a great deal of my action figure play at the time—yeah, I played with action figures in middle school. I still do. Fight me—as well as shaped my understanding of what came after Return of the Jedi.

I wasn't an EU fanatic, by any stretch of the imagination, but it did upset me that they weren't going to even consider doing Zahn's trilogy. I hoped that Lucas would launch prequels and sequels at the same time, so Phantom Menace comes out in May 1999 and then Christmas 2000 we would get Heir to the Empire. That would've been boss. But it didn't happen.

I've basically decided that the prequels never happened as they're not part of my personal canon. I recognize their existence, however, which is a distinction I make only because I wish that Lucasfilm would've kept the EU alive, just rebranded it something else. Like Legacy, or something. Hell, I've got a Jaina Solo action figure sitting on my desk. You know what she's doing? She's pointing her blaster at Vader, Krennic, and Snoke, who's resting against Fozzie Bear...

 

Over here, I've got the Vader/Obi-Wan duel happening as Chewie, Luke, and Han are going up against General Grievous. Hey, I can pretend the prequels don't exist but still think certain character designs are cool. My Chewbacca mug also makes a cameo in this one...

 

 

Then there's Fozzie (again) and Phasma, flanking my monitor...

 

The point is, each of us should keep Star Wars in our own way. If you disagree, please sound off in the comments section below. I really want to know your rationale. 


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