When we first walked out of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we had questions: 33 of them, to be exact. But after seeing the movie several more times, our questions have only multiplied. Here are 43 burning questions that are going to drive us nuts until Episode VIII comes out.
The Star Wars prequels were all about answering questions. Questions like, how did Anakin Skywalker become Darth Vader? What were the Clone Wars? The problem is, that’s exactly the opposite of what made the original film so great. Welcome back to our Star Wars movie rewatch!
No, not Star Wars. A full quarter century before he played Obi-Wan Kenobi, Alec Guinness starred in one of the purest, most science-focused science fiction films ever made. The Man in the White Suit is about scientific progress, and the law of unintended consequences, and it’s brilliant.
Harrison Ford has often been grumpy when asked about Star Wars, but compared to Alec Guinness, he might as well have been signing headshots on the con circuit. Guinness hated the movies both before and after he starred in them, but in this 1977 interview he has nothing but praise — faint praise — for the film.
A lot of the credit for the original Star Wars being a decent movie must go to Alec Guinness, who plays Obi-Wan Kenobi and brings a lot of gravitas to explaining the Force and the complicated backstory about the Clone Wars. But Guinness didn't think much of Star Wars when he was filming it — he only took the role…
Want to know how much R2-D2's slapstick antics cost in 1970s ducats? David Pirie's 1981 book Anatomy of the Movies dissected the film's then-lavish $11-million budget, but sadly did not delve into the film's blue milk budget. Also, check out the amount of bank Sir Alec Guinness would eventually roll in. That crazy…
This week, we have the season finale of Tower Prep and the season premiere of Primeval, and marathons of Doctor Who, Twilight Zone, and assorted other classics. Plus Rufus Sewell meets a mermaid, and Alec "Obi-Wan" Guinness pioneers science-fiction comedy.