Star Wars: it’s more than a cultural phenomenon. It’s the retelling of ancient myths in a new and profound way.

 

For a majority of nerds and geeks, it’s often what made us realize that we were nerds.

 

Raise your hand if you ever picked up a broomstick, a mop handle, anything that resembled a sword, and imagined it was a lightsaber.

 

I did it. And I know you did, too.

 

Star Wars, for me, is sacred. The stories it tells, the images it provokes, the characters in that world all provide meaning and lessons during the toughest times of my life.

 

After Revenge of the Sith, I thought that was it. But now with Disney at the helm, we have a whole new set of stories that are opening up to us as fans.

 

With the release of Rogue One this week, I wanted to change up coaches corner and turn it into a giant geek out on Star Wars.

 

I’m not all fitness all the time. And this episode is a whole lot of fun.

 

In this episode we discuss:

 

  • Darth Vader
  • The first time we saw or were introduced to the movies
  • The pronunciation of the Millennium Falcon
  • Lightsaber duels and fights with our kids
  • Our favorite characters
  • The first two Clone Wars cartoons
  • Why Alec Guinness hated the movies
  • Why Empire is the better film (no matter what I think)
  • Where else in our lives we see or connect to Star Wars
  • Fanboys
  • Thoughts on Episode 7
  • What director we’d like to see take a Star Wars film
  • What scene you think of when you think of Star Wars
  • Order 66
  • The problem of Anakin becoming Vader
  • What age is the appropriate age to show a kid the trilogy?
  • Why the Extended Universe is still canon to me
  • Frank McGuire artwork
  • Weird Star Wars Episode 8 theories
  • Reign of Fire
  • Bothan Spies
  • Darth Maul fan film
  • Topher Grace’s fan film
  • Red Letter Media
  • Lightsaber battle in welding shop
  • Steve Snoke
  • Favorite Star Wars video game

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