Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Eight: A Father and Son Reunion Rivaling Oedipus’s (Or: Kylo Ren Gets Beaten Up By a Girl . . .Oh, Spoilers)

01:45:01 – THE END As the final chapter of the Awakens Edition of the 15-Minute Force begins Han sees Kylo Ren enter the thermal oscillator. He follows him down a long walkway and shouts, “Ben!” Because, you see, that was Kylo Ren’s birth name: Ben Solo. Kylo responds to his father’s voice: “Han Solo. I’ve […]

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Seven: The Battle of the Thermal Oscillator Begins! (Or: The Dramatic Chronometer Counts Down)

01:30:01 – 01:45:00 As we ended our last chapter of the Awakens Edition of the 15-Minute Force, Rey and Kylo Ren had both just learned that Rey is, indeed, strong in the Force. Kylo, who apparently inherited all of his whiny-ass emo genes from Annakin Skywalker (the Hayden Christensen version, not David Prowse or James […]

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Six: Reunited and It Feels So Good (Or: D’Qar and Driver)

01:15:01 – 01:30:00 “You, OK, Big Deal?” That’s the question Han Solo asks former First Order Stormtrooper Finn Wilson as this chapter begins. Han just saved Finn from being killed by the melee-weapon bearing opponent that the Interwebs calls TR-8R. This chapter of the Awakens Edition of the 15-Minute Force begins with things already in […]

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Five: Finn Comes Clean (Or: When a Lightsaber Calls, Don’t Answer)

01:00:01 – 01:15:00 This chapter of the Awakens Edition of the 15-Minute Force begins where Chapter Four left us last time: In Maz Kanata’s Cantina. Han Solo has just asked for Maz’s help in getting BB-8, the astromech droid carrying a map to locate the last Jedi, Luke Skywalker, to the Resistance. To our surprise, […]

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Four: Whoa! How Many Hit Points on Those D&D Demons? (Or: Can’t We Slow Things Down with a Cantina Scene?)

00:45:01 – 01:00:00 By the way, Han Solo’s new freighter is named the Eravana. I didn’t mention that before because I don’t recall hearing that during the movie. It was on Wookieepedia, though. Everything is. Those of us who toil in the windowless sweatshop that is the 15-Minute Force studio count on the ‘pedia for […]

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Three: I’ve Got Friends in Old Places (Or: The Millennium Falcon IS a Piece of Garbage)

00:30:01 – 00:45:00 The general consensus at the 15-Minute Force studio bullpen (my desk is only a stone’s throw away from those of Stan “The Man” Solo and Jack “King” Skywalker) is that rewatching The Force Awakens is getting us excited again for the third installment of this Modern Age Star Wars trilogy, which will […]

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Two: Everything That Crashes Must Converge (Or: Apologies to Flannery O’Connor)

00:15:01 – 00:30:00 It’s not often that those of us who work here at 15-Minute Force studios (chained to our desks and fed a steady diet of protein bars and Red Bull) get to make Flannery O’Connor references. If the title of this chapter was too opaque, it is an homage to Everything That Rises […]

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter One: Introducing Luke Skywalker as This Movie’s Maguffin (Or: Let’s Meet Some New Players in an Old Galaxy)

00:00:00 – 00:15:00 I am thrilled to be moving on, finally, to the current Star Wars era of movies. I guess I did that already, sort of, with Rogue One: a Star Wars story, but that was a standalone, without an opening crawl or traditional Star Wars screen wipes. I liked the movie, but now, […]

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