The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Put Empire in your earholes (49:53) Hey, a clean episode! No bad language here.

Empire Strikes Back 2

The consensus choice for best Star Wars movie is what we’ll talk about in episode #16 of the Next 100 Project. Like most people, we rag on the prequels. Empire, though, has some pretty good acting and obviously outstanding F/X to go with the dark story. Dedicated to Geoff Wall, the unfortunately departed superfan and college friend of Ryan. Go to Sparkplug Coffee, then saddle up your Tauntaun (for no reason) before you hit that play button.

For The Record: “Obi-Wan killed your father” is what David Prowse supposedly said on set, not “Obi-Wan is your father.”


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Rotten Tomatoes reviews

Links to: Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher and George Lucas and Irvin Kershner

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

Box Office Mojo Top 300 Adjusted For Inflation

1980 U.S. Box Office

IMDb’s Top 250

1980 in film

1980 Academy Award winners & nominees

Links to: Episode IV and Episode VI and Episode VII and Psycho and The Godfather Part II and The Silence Of The Lambs and The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers

YouTube links: the opening scene and the Wampa cave and Han & Leia lock lips for the first time and “I love you, I know” and Luke & Vader lock lightsabers for the first time and the original scene when Clive Revill played the Emperor

Previously on the Next 100 Project: Roger & Me

May 9th on the Next 100 Project: His Girl Friday