I don’t remember the first time I watched Star Wars: A New Hope. I must have been five or six years old, and I was almost definitely shown the film by my father while my mother was out of the house. It started a lifelong passion for space operas, lightsabers, and princesses who don’t need rescuing. My father, one of the original Star Wars fanboys (he’s very proud that he stood in line for hours back in 1977 to see Ep IV), even allowed my brothers and I to ditch school one day in order to see a rerelease of the original trilogy in cinemas.
Long story short: I grew up on Star Wars, and if there’s one thing my father taught me when The Phantom Menace was released in 1999, it was that the Originals were always meant to be watched before the prequels. Boom. End of discussion.
This is the final week in our Star Wars rewatch and what a ride it’s been, Collectors! Today, we play a little game called Fuck, Marry, Kill with three of our favorite Star Wars characters. Let us know if you agree, disagree or have anything to say about our choices in the comments below and be sure to check out our sisters from another mister over at Keysmash blog and join us tonight as we live tweet the final installment of the Star Wars epic, Revenge of the Sith, starting at 6pm West Coast time.
In celebration of the beginning of the CollectiveSmash Star Wars Rewatch series, (which spans every Friday evening for the next six weeks beginning tonight!) I’ve put together a little list of Star Wars comics that you should be reading if you like Jedi and the Force and stuff. Or if you ever wondered what Han Solo would look like as a comic character.