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Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by Han Burgundy, Jun 21, 2013.

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  1. Han Burgundy

    Han Burgundy Jedi Master star 3

    Jan 28, 2013
    How would you describe the Saga in a broadstrokes fashion that accurately captures what the saga means to you and what about it would appeal to the uninitiated?

    "You know how awesome it is when you combine peanut butter and chocolate? That's what it's like when Star Wars combines science fiction and fantasy. They're visually fantastic, and tell a classic story. On top of it all, they're a lot of fun."
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  2. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

    Sep 30, 2012
    An political and emotional poem.
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  3. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Sep 3, 2012
    An epic story of epicness
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  4. Lars_Muul

    Lars_Muul Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Oct 2, 2000
    "Ready for a magical space adventure in another galaxy? Then let's do this!"

    - I'm gonna be the first one to see 'em all!
    - Luke, at that speed, will you be able to pull out in time?

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  5. Jeff Zach

    Jeff Zach Jedi Padawan star 3

    Jun 7, 2013
    "Aw man, it's like...laser pistols, swords of light, spaceships, all these different creatures, cool characters n' all that good stuff. What's more? It draws you in, and you get to live the experience through the action and drama that is taking place on the screen. You're gonna like it...or your money back."
  6. Seagoat

    Seagoat Music and PT Section Sentinel star 5 Staff Member Manager

    Jan 25, 2013
    A cinematic masterpiece that draws elements from things such as operatic Greek tragedy, Othellian ideology, Shakespearean romance, comedy of literature, all with the touch of science fiction fantasy

    IE it ruined my life
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  7. Aaronaman

    Aaronaman Jedi Knight star 4

    Mar 12, 2013
    One simple them before reading 'fan' reviews on the internet.

    I'd love to watch the films for the first time again :confused:
  8. Minez01

    Minez01 Jedi Master star 1

    Nov 12, 2005
    Really I just tell people it has Darth Vader in it, so if they aren't watching it immediately, then they should watch it immediately.
  9. TX-20

    TX-20 Jedi Master star 4

    Jun 21, 2013
    I wouldn't. I'd just strap them to a chair, Clockwork Orange style, and make them watch it.
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  10. MOC Vober Dand

    MOC Vober Dand Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jan 6, 2004
    Someone: "What's the movie?"

    Me: "The greatest story ever told. Interested?"
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  11. classified

    classified Jedi Master star 4

    May 24, 2005
    This is more or less what I'd say. Star Wars is essentially the archetypal Hero Saga that just happens to be set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
  12. Merlin_Ambrosius69

    Merlin_Ambrosius69 Jedi Master star 5

    Aug 4, 2008
    Mythic space-knights with laser-swords fight evil mythic space-knights and robot-soldiers battle armored clones with laser-rifles in an epic good-vs.-evil coming-of-age action movie. Six times in a row.


    Mystic space-knights with laser-swords fight evil mystic space-knights, in space, while robot-soldiers battle armored clone troopers with laser-rifles, in an epic good-vs.-evil coming-of-age action movie. In space
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  13. Legacy Jedi Endordude

    Legacy Jedi Endordude Jedi Knight star 3

    Sep 9, 2012
    I would simply tell them, "It's a movie for a more civilized age."

    And then I would kidnap them, tie them to a tree (I'll drag the tree in the house so no one is suspicious) turn on the Blu Rays, and simply say,

    "Trust me, you'll like it!"
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  14. swcolts1277

    swcolts1277 Jedi Knight star 2

    Jan 5, 2013
    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away a young boy grew up to become the very thing he swore to destroy and with the help of his children he was redeemed.
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  15. Darth Eddie

    Darth Eddie Jedi Master star 4

    May 14, 2013
    Required viewing for all humans of Earth.


    The best thing in the world to be a fan of.

    Take your pick.
  16. Cryogenic

    Cryogenic Force Ghost star 5

    Jul 20, 2005
    You think that's twelve hours of your life you'll never get back?

    Put a few zeroes on that.
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  17. Carbon1985

    Carbon1985 Jedi Knight star 3

    Apr 23, 2013
    Fun movies that are more then your summer popcorn yarn. They have great characters, a cool story, a good mix of drama & humor, and mythological themes too.
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  18. The_Book_of_Sith

    The_Book_of_Sith Jedi Knight

    Sep 5, 2012
    Our myths, art and the history of the moving picture percolated with pulp Science Fiction and Fantasy elements
  19. Kenneth Morgan

    Kenneth Morgan Chosen One star 5

    May 27, 1999
    Space Opera. That's all you basically need to know.
  20. ezekiel22x

    ezekiel22x Force Ghost star 5

    Aug 9, 2002
    Thrilling action romps interrupted here and there by some surprisingly sophisticated themes and mood-driven character moments. Visual masterpieces--especially I-III.
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  21. Darth_Nub

    Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Apr 26, 2009
    "The story of a boy, a girl and a universe"
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  22. GrimStride

    GrimStride Jedi Youngling

    Jul 19, 2013
    It's a classic , well put together story of good vs evil , friendship , betrayal , redemption and love. You care for and relate to the characters . And did i mention the music is amazing? Why do i think so? Because it ****ing is .

    If that isn't enough i go with the old :

    Watch the movies and like them or ill stab you in the neck while you're sleeping . Nah I'm just kidding .... i'm not really kidding....

    DARTH_BELO Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Nov 25, 2003 space.


    DARTH_BELO Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Nov 25, 2003
    I'll take a stab at this....

    Star Wars is a vast opera set in space of love, politics, tragedy, morality, family and sacrifice for a greater good; all set in a far away galaxy. In this colorful and visually breathtaking story, Mysterious events culminate into a tragic occurrence, which changes everything for the worse. An epic battle for freedom follows, led by the main characters and knights, guided by the mystical energy which binds the galaxy together. Biengs, creatures, machines, and exotic lands are all caught in a desperate struggle between good and evil...

    With unparalleled visual effects, sound effects you have never heard before, and some of the greatest orchestral score ever made!!!
  25. The-Eternal-Hero

    The-Eternal-Hero Jedi Knight star 4

    Nov 3, 2012
    I'd pitch real carefully so as not to hit them on the head with the Blu-Ray box set.

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