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29 November 2014
FWS News Feed: Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens Trailer
88 seconds. It took 88 seconds, shorter than heating up an Hot Pocket, for me to get official excited by the new J.J. Abrams helmed Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. Of course, we all labored under the same assumption back when the teaser trailer for Episode I was revealed. After watching the trailer a few times and getting a huge nostalgia boner, it was hard not be excited. The trailer is hitting on all cylinders, and includes a platoon of Stormtroopers being off-loaded along with X-Wings skimming an lake. Yeah, cool shit with healthy dashes of military science fiction...but it is enough? It is my hope that JJ Abrams does not follow the same template as he did with the recent (and terrible) remake of the Star Trek universe. There seems to be the spirit of the original Holy Trilogy in the images of the trailer, and if we are very luck, The Force Awakens will be the new Star Wars movies that we were all promised in 1999. I simply cannot handle another repeat of The Phantom Menace. The universe is not that cruel...right? Oh, and I am not sold on the new Sith Lightsaber design...really, again with the novel red lightsaber?