The new Star Wars Force Awakens trailer dropped. I liked it but it surprised me. We now have a few questions answered in that Finn was/is a Stormtrooper and that Kylo Ren(the sith in the trailer) wants to finish what Darth Vader started. It shows a ton more footage and what I imagine is some of John Williams new score. Han Solo seems to be discussing the force with Finn and Rey which is odd because I always imagined people knew what happened after the battle the moon of Endor.

I really don't know where this movie is headed and at this point, I don't think that's a bad thing.

If you don't drop your thoughts on the trailer in the comment section the dark side will win. Also, what do you think Darth Vader started that Kylo Ren wants to finish?

Travis   Admin wrote on 10/20/2015 at 01:40pm

I love that people don't know everything that happened, and treat the events of the past movies as legends. It shows the whole galaxy isn't well-connected and some people only ever heard stories passed around. It's a nice detail.

They are seriously teasing with the lack of a Luke reveal. He's not in the poster or the trailers. Some people are theorizing that he's Kylo Ren but I doubt that.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/20/2015 at 03:53pm

Adam Driver is Kylo Ren so yeah, I mean MAYBE it's a huge fake out but... I don't think it is.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/20/2015 at 03:56pm


That said, my thought is (i've read nothing BTW this is just nerd thoughts) that Luke he Darth Vaders son right? Darth Vader who killed so many and I imagine many people hate. So he might have gone into hiding to avoid people trying to kill him? In fact, admitting your the son and daughter of Anakin Skywalker might not be a safe thing to admit. So my guess is he is in hiding because of that, some forces in the universe think he might be too powerful to be left alive.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/20/2015 at 04:00pm

Also want to explain more what I meant when I said this wasn't what I expected.

At the end of Jedi the audience knows what happened. We know Luke, Han, Leia and Chewie and how that all ended. That said, from the perspective of everyone else in the galaxy they don't. It wasn't broadcast to everyone. So yeah, I guess they might only have heard rumors about it. Maybe some people still think the Emperor is alive?

Also, I would have guessed the Rebels would be huge at this point but the trailer doesn't make that out to be the case at all. They seem just as rag tag as ever. Again, not a problem but they are taking this in a direction I never considered and that doesn't seem like a bad thing.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 10/20/2015 at 04:31pm

Just saw this comment on FB, and now I'm nervous!

"•Back on Tatooine.
•character designed to appeal to kids.
•The trailer is so epic, the movie can't possibly be bad
•Merchandising overload before the movie was released.
•Different design for the Stormtroopers.

Now tell me. Was I talking about the NEW Star Wars? Or Prequel Star Wars that most fans hate?"

Travis   Admin wrote on 10/20/2015 at 04:51pm

I dunno, Star Wars has always appealed to kids, and the merch has always been a booming part of Star Wars. Tattooine has become kinda the default place to start a trilogy so it's like an homage and tradition at the same time. The trailers so far haven't felt epic and over the top like the episode 1 trailers. And the storm troopers getting a redesign is just making them look more modern to fit with the times.

Of course there are major similarities but I just don't see Episode VII being about trade negotiations and having annoying lizard people.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 10/20/2015 at 04:53pm

It's mostly a joke and a reminder to myself to not get *too* excited.

But I am :)

Travis   Admin wrote on 10/20/2015 at 07:29pm

I know! So am I! :D

Travis   Admin wrote on 10/20/2015 at 07:41pm

Oh and, Jon, we've known Finn was a stormtrooper at least at some point since the first few seconds of the first trailer.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/20/2015 at 09:43pm

Yeah, I saw that thanks. smile No what we knew is that he was wearing Stormtrooper armor, which if they took a few clips from Luke and Han from Episode IV people may have guessed they were too. Which was fun of them to put that in the first one, because is he a Stormtrooper OR was just wearing the armor.

Travis   Admin wrote on 10/21/2015 at 02:09am

Ah, well based on everything else I didn't question that he was a stormtrooper. That look on his face didn't seem like "I'm incognito."

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 10/21/2015 at 02:36am

I'm late to the "game" and finally caught up. It looks cool, though I have no idea when I'll see it.

Travis   Admin wrote on 10/21/2015 at 02:55am

I will be avoiding the internets for a couple of weeks because there's no way I'm getting a ticket for it around launch. Plus those crowds... ugh.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 10/21/2015 at 09:28pm

So based on the comics that are coming out that take place after Jedi, the Empire just splinters and keeps fighting back. The Emperor also put some plans in place should he die.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/22/2015 at 02:58am

"Open in case I die"

It's a bunch of blank pages...

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