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 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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Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Eight: The Redemption of Anakin Skywalker (Or: Look for the Hayden Christensen Cameo and Wonder Why Ewan McGregor and Liam Neeson Aren’t with Him)

  01:45:01 – THE END Welcome to the final chapter of the Jedi Edition of the 15-Minute Force. This will conclude our annotated synopses of the prequel trilogy, the standalone Rogue One, and the original trilogy. From here, we’re moving on to The Force Awakens, which I’ve seen only twice so far, and then The […]

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Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Seven: Luke’s Kamikaze Mission (Or: Soon I’ll Be Dead . . . And You With Me)

01:30:01 – 01:45:00 The Jedi Edition of the 15-Minute Force hasn’t exactly been action-packed for the last couple of chapters. Everything seemed to slow to a crawl as we came to the Teddy Bear Village. Plus, Luke Skywalker had to share some information about genealogy with his sister, Leia Organa, just prior to turning himself […]

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Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Six: Soap Opera in the Trees (Or: Han Solo Wants to be Your Back Door Man)

01:15:01 – 01:30:00 Since the high dive acrobatics sequence on Tatooine, at the Sarlaac Pit, the only bit of real action we’ve really had was the speederbike sequence that ended right as the last chapter began. Don’t expect things to get any more exciting in this chapter. There’s a lot of talking and soap-opera caliber […]

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Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Five: Introducing Wicket W. Warrik, Esquire (Or: An Invitation to an Ewok Barbeque)

01:00:01 – 01:15:00 We’re still in the speederbike sequence as this chapter begins. Leia is is trading shots with one of the speederbike scouts until she falls off her bike and lands in the undergrowth. Her opponent’s victory is short-lived since he is immolated in a head-on crash with what looks like a downed tree. […]

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