Geek/Countergeek Episode #41: The Star Wars Spoiler Spectacular

In the latest episode of Geek/Countergeek, Keith Conrad and I look at “The Force Awakens” and review what predictions we made that came true, and which didn’t.  Be warned, we discuss spoilers.

SPOILER: Keith had a lot of his predictions be correct. The jerk.

What did YOU think of “The Force Awakens”?

Where were you when the Star Wars Episode VII title was announced?

So yeah, today while many of us were still trying to recover from election returns, the folks at Disney/Lucasfilm decided to drop this on the interwebz:

Now, I’m going to be honest and say that with the exception of “Return of the Jedi”, I’ve never really been thrilled – at least initially – with how the Star Wars films have been titled. And even when it came to “Return”, it was first called “Revenge of the Jedi” (a pretty cool title IMO) only to be changed later. (Because Jedi don’t take revenge. Duh.)

But that’s not to say that the titles didn’t eventually grow on me. Heck, when a buddy of mine told me that the very first Star Wars sequel was going to be named “The Empire Strikes Back”, I thought that was downright silly. Of course I feel differently about it now.

What do you think?