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    Happy Force Friday: The “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Trailer is Here

    By | November 28th, 2014
    Posted in News | 5 Comments

    We’re late to this party, as my party is in Alaska and was super foodlogged from Thanksgiving, but the first trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is here, and it’s a doozy. Less in the sense that it shows anything, more in the sense in that it is a new Star Wars trailer! It does look like a hell of a lot of fun, and it features John Boyega as a Stormtrooper (or at least in a Stormtrooper outfit), a sweet little droid, Daisy Ridley on a landspeeder, one of the newbies – I think Oscar Isaac – piloting an X-Wing, someone going Sith (I’d bet on Adam Driver, and THE MILLENNIUM FALCON DOING MILLENNIUM FALCON THINGS AROUND SOME TIE FIGHTERS!

    Excuse me. It looks like a lot of fun. Watch the trailer above, and share your thoughts below. The Force Awakens in December of 2015. See you there?

    David Harper

    David Harper mainly focuses on original content, interviews, co-hosting our 4 Color News and Brews video podcast, and being half of the Mignolaversity and Valiant (Re)visions team. He runs Multiversity's Twitter and Facebook pages, and personally tweets (rarely) @slicedfriedgold. By day, he works in an ad agency in Anchorage, Alaska, and he loves his wife, traveling and biscuits & gravy (ordered most to least, which is still a lot).


    • Masked Man Issue 1

      So that was fun. Albeit brief. All too brief. And other than the ships, none of the familiar faces (which I was kind of anticipating) were there to be found. But I can’t wait to see more.

      That said, my biggest “complaint” is this: why are they still using the same ships 30 years later? X-wings? TIE fighters? A corellian *freighter* that was already considered outdated and a piece of junk 30 years ago???? The evolution of ships we saw on episodes I-IV is insane (heck even clone/stormtroopers have “evolved” in episodes I through VII, so how come (aside from brand recognition) are we still using these clunkers in Episode VII? They better have a good explanation for that (Grumble, grumble).


      • The x-wings used by the Rebellion during the original trilogy were actually prototypes stolen from the Empire that hadn’t been mass produced yet. If you look closely these x-wings actually do have a different design. And, your critique is ridiculous, as plenty of people still drive cars over 30 years old that work great.

        • Masked Man Issue 1

          My critique is indeed ridiculous… of a ridiculous sci-fi creation. However, I’m basing it only on the evolution of vehicles that the creators have chosen to show in episodes I-VI (particularly I-IV) and how that’s inconsistent with what the trailer shows 30 years later (with the small tweak you point out of the X-wings into S-wings notwithstanding).

          Not sure we can apply the rules of car usage in the *real* world to the world of Star Wars.

          • Patrick Gizinski

            My guess would be that after Jedi, the rebellion and empire were crippled financially. The rebels admitted in VI that they were throwing everything they had left at the empire. And losing your main base of operations and your mass of leader ship would hurt you severely in regards to the empire. Thus limiting just how much they could upgrade and improve designs.

            When you had the prequel movies. You had two factions with massive amounts of financing that could constantly upgrade and improve designs. Which probably why you saw such drastic changes from Episode I to IV.

    • anthonybgonzalez

      There is NOTHING like watching Star Wars credits in a movie theater.