Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Eight: Daddy Issues (Or: Maybe The Falcon Really Is A Piece of Junk)

  01:45:01 – THE END This is it. We’ve arrived at the final chapter of the Empire Edition of the 15-Minute Force. I find myself dreading the end of my favorite of the Star Wars movies, but this is only because I don’t have a lot of good associations with Return of the Jedi. But, […]

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Seven: Lando Double-Crosses Everybody (Or: We Should All Have a Lobot)

  01:30:01 – 01:45:01 Wow. We’re already on Chapter Seven of the Empire Edition of the 15-Minute Force. Time flies when you’re having fun. It is likely that this is our penultimate chapter of this edition. According to the counter on my DVD player, this movie clocks in at 2 hours, 7 minutes and change. […]

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Six: Floating Away With The Rest of The Garbage (Or: Two Hamlet References Too Many)

  01:15:01 – 01:30:00 So, we’ve already arrived at the sixth installment of the Empire Edition of the 15-Minute Force, in which we are talking about the movie Star Wars fans commonly refer to as just Empire fifteen minutes at a time. When I’ve been asked to rank the movies in the past, or when […]

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Five: In Which Yoda Fully Explains Everything About the Force (Or: Luke Cosplays With Himself)

  01:00:01 – 01:15:00 As we left Chapter Four of the Empire Edition of the 15-Minute Force, Jedi Master Yoda was trying to feed us a stew that we didn’t find palatable and was telling us that we would soon be afraid. Also, we were trying to clean flying sucker-face birds called Mynocks off of […]

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Four: Swamp Planets and Asteroid Caverns (Or: Unexpected Master Jedi Knights and Sucker-Faced Mynocks)

00:45:01 – 01:00:00 As we begin this chapter of the Empire Edition of the 15-Minute Force, I’m inclined to believe that we’ve crossed over into Act 2. Or, more precisely, we’re about to. The Battle of Hoth is over, the rebels were successful in making their escape, and our heroes are transitioning to new settings. […]

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Three: Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Asteroid Field (Or: Never Loan Luke Your Car)

  00:30:01 – 00:45:00 Those of us here at the 15-Minute Force studios are happy to rejoin Empire with a snowy battle already in progress. The firmly entrenched rebel force is facing off against several Imperial Walkers, also known as AT-ATs, protecting the generators that power the rebel base’s energy shield until the last of […]

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Two: Did I Hear “Roxanne” Playing In An Imperial Walker Cockpit? (Or: Wedge Antilles Does Something Right For A Change)

  00:15:01 – 00:30:00 When we last saw our heroes, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, at the end of Chapter 1 of the Empire Edition of 15-Minute Force, Han had placed Luke in the steaming guts of a dead tauntaun while he set about putting up a shelter. Luke, before losing consciousness, had received a […]

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter One: Meet the New Base (Same As the Old Base, Only Colder and Whiter)

00:00:00 – 00:15:00 At long last, we arrive at the Empire Edition of 15-Minute Force. Not to be a nerd-lemming, this movie has always been my favorite of all the Star Wars movies, and as we begin this, my umpteenth viewing of the movie, I believe that this assessment still holds true. Yes, I like […]

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