Since I first saw ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ at the cinema in 1980 I’ve been a massive fan of the Star Wars saga. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen the films, I’ve spent thousands of pounds collecting anything and everything to do Star Wars, I’ve travelled around the world to meet up with other fans at conventions, I’ve met hundreds of the actors and crew involved in the production of the films, I contribute to a weekly Star Wars podcast and I’ve even visited some of the shooting locations that were used in the movies. I understand that not everyone shares my love of George Lucas’s space opera, there are some who only recognise the original trilogy, there are younger fans who consider the prequel trilogy their Star Wars and there are others who have grown tired of the saga and no longer revisit it. Whether you’re a fan of the galaxy far, far away or not, it’s hard to think of a group of films that have had more impact on modern cinema and when offered the chance to host #MTOS I couldn’t think of a better topic ... I want to know what YOU think about my favourite films of all time.
Here are the ten questions for this week’s ‘Movie Talk On Sunday’;
Q1. Who is your favourite character from the Star Wars saga? Why? #MTOS
Q2. What is your favourite moment in the entire 800 minutes of the six Star Wars films? #MTOS
Q3. In what order do you rank the Star Wars films in terms of your enjoyment, #1 being your favourite and #6 being the worst #MTOS
Q4. The Star Wars saga has been referenced, homaged and parodied many times by other films, which did it best? #MTOS
Q5. What is your favourite quote from the six films of the Star Wars saga? #MTOS
Q6. 35 years after first release the Star Wars films continue to be a worldwide phenomena and part of everyday popular culture, why? #MTOS
Q7. Which actor/actress gives the best performance in which of the six Star Wars films? #MTOS
Q8. George Lucas continues to make changes to the Star Wars films, if you could make one change to the saga what would it be? #MTOS
Q9. Will you be making the trip to see ‘Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace in 3D’ at the cinema in February 2012? Why? #MTOS
Q10. If a sequel trilogy of ‘Star Wars Episode VII, VIII & IX’ were to be made, who should be given the director’s chair and why? #MTOS
I will post a question every 10 minutes starting at 20:00 GMT on Sunday, 8th of January. Make sure you are following me on Twitter @TGP73 and answer your questions with an “A” and question number and add the #MTOS hashtag at the end.
For example my answer for Question #1 would be:
“A1. My favourite character is Admiral Ackbar, he perfectly represents the weird & wonderful worlds of a galaxy far, far away #MTOS”
Then just do a search on #MTOS and follow along the fun and hijinx. Feel free to RT (Retweet) the answers you like or agree with and reply to any answers you wish. Debate is fine (waves hand doing jedi mind trick) but please keep it civilised (no blasters). It’s all about having fun and sharing your thoughts with fellow movie lovers like yourself. Also feel free to invite your followers along and post a link to this page so you can all get your answers ready.
When giving your answers to the questions please feel free to use the following abbreviations when referring to the six films of the Star Wars saga;
TPM = Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
AOTC = Star Wars: Episode II Attack Of The Clones
ROTS = Star Wars: Episode III Revenge Of The Sith
ANH = Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
TESB = Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
ROTJ = Star Wars: Episode VI Return Of The Jedi
The best answer to Q8 as decided by the host will win a copy of ‘Star Wars The Padawan Menace’ on DVD http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/LEGO_Star_Wars:_The_Padawan_Menace
The following links may be useful in helping you prepare for this week’s theme;
As always #MTOS would like to thank the wonderful and generous staff of @hashtracking who compile the results of the previous weeks #MTOS. Show them some love and spread the word about their amazing service. See the link below for the hashtracking results and script for the January 1st #MTOS featuring the topic of “Back to the Future – Looking Back at 2011 and Forward to 2012”.http://beta.hashtracking.com/ht-pro-rpt/cjeffers-mtos-2012-01-01/
See you at 8p.m. GMT on Sunday the 8th of January 2012.
May the films be with you...