Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Nine: Tying Up All Loose Plot Threads (Or: Why is Leia Organa Called ‘Princess’?)

  02:00 – 02:19:58 As Chapter 9 of the Sith Edition of the 15-Minute Force opens, it’s all over but a bunch of housekeeping. Anakin Skywalker lies legless and defeated by Obi-Wan Kenobi on the bank of a lava river on Mustafar while his former master tells him how disappointed in him he is. “I […]

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Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Eight: The Sith Hits the Fan

  01:45:01 – 02:00:00 In the orange glow of the planet Mustafar, Anakin Skywalker tells Padme Amidala, “I am more powerful than the chancellor. I—I can overthrow him.” Padme, his pregnant bride, takes a step back from her husband. “And together,” Anakin continues, “you and I can rule the galaxy. Make things the way we […]

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Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Seven: Search Your Feelings, and If That Doesn’t Work, Just Ask His Old Lady.

1:30:01 – 1:45:00 It occurs to me that I’ve been talking about clones the way people have characterized German Shepherds and adopted kids. Don’t ever trust them because they will turn on you. I apologize if you were offended by this because you are adopted. Or a German Shepherd. As we begin Chapter 7 of […]

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Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Six: After The Order To Send In The Clones, The Walking Carpet Carries The Psycho Toad To Safety.

  1:15:01 – 1:30:00 As we begin Chapter Six, it feels like we’re in the climactic final stretch of the story. In any ordinary movie, that would probably be the case, but the finish line for this one remains in the distance at the end of these fifteen minutes. Too many plot threads to tie […]

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Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Five: Windu Dies at the End…Probably.

  1:00:01 – 1:15:00 As this chapter of the 15-Minute Force (Sith Edition) kicks off, General Grievous is doing what General Grievous does best: fleeing the scene of battle when it’s obvious he’s on the losing side. He hops on a neat, robotic giant rolling wheel bike that I’m almost certain was a Hasbro or […]

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Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Four: The Sith Legend of Darth Plagueis (And, Forewarned Is Four-Armed)

    00:45:01 – 01:00:00 So…as this chapter kicks off, Chancellor Palpatine comes right out with it and asks Anakin: “They [meaning the Jedi Council] asked you to spy on me, didn’t they?” The Dark Lord of the Sith is no one’s fool. Anakin hems and haws, not really answering. He’s torn between his twin […]

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Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Three: Anakin Skywalker, Double Agent

00:30:01 – 00:45:00 Chapter 3 of this Revenge of the Sith installment of the 15-Minute Force picks up still on the balcony of Senator Amidala’s highrise apartment. This will be a relatively quiet chapter of the movie, after our action-packed opening half-hour. It will be full of meetings and political shenanigans. Anakin and Padme continue […]

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Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Two: Jedi Balls on the Titanic (Or, A Question of Paternity?)

    00:15:01 – 00:30:00 As our previous chapter of the 15-Minute Force concluded, Anakin Skywalker had just lopped off Count Dooku’s Christopher Lee head at Chancellor Palpatine’s command. When Anakin paused for a moment to feel a little bad about it, Palpatine reminded him that he was already a bad person who did bad […]

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Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter One: Oh, I Have a Bad Feeling About This, Too

  00:00:00 – 00:15:00 Here I stand, happy to begin the first chapter of the third installment of the prequel trilogy, Revenge of the Sith, and our nineteenth chapter overall. Before I started the 15-Minute Force project, inspired by Alex Robinson and Pete the Retailer’s most excellent Star Wars Minute podcast, I didn’t remember the […]

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