Friday, May 21, 2010

With the Dark Side beckoning, Darth Vader vows to rule the Galaxy in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.

30 YEARS AGO TODAY, the Star Wars saga continued on a truly awesome note when The Empire Strikes Back made its debut in theaters across North America. To this day, The Empire Strikes Back (a.k.a. Star Wars: Episode V) is still considered the best film in the 6-episode movie series...and I agree with this assessment. Return of the Jedi and Revenge of the Sith (overlooking some of the clunky acting and dialogue in this one) would be my next two favorite Star Wars films.

Imperial Walkers wreak havoc during the Battle of Hoth in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.

It would actually be pretty cool if George Lucas showed the original Star Wars trilogy in 3-D, especially with The Empire Strikes Back (obviously). Seeing the Battle of Hoth and the Millennium Falcon’s flight through that asteroid field as it evaded those TIE Fighters and Star Destroyers in 3rd dimension would totally kick ass. No pressure there, George... I’d prefer if you convince LucasArts to re-release the original X-Wing video game so it could be played on Windows XP (which I still have) or Windows 7. That is all.

The Millennium Falcon tries to evade TIE Fighters and Star Destroyers in this promo pic from THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.

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