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‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Tops Empire’s Greatest Movies of All Time List

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Getting angry or annoyed at a list on the internet is the silliest thing you could possibly do. But 'The Empire Strikes Back' being called the greatest movie of all time in Empire Magazine's latest reader's poll? That's gonna' test our ability to remain reasonable.

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The Force is Too Strong With This One: Why ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Needs Less Jedi Magic

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Last week, at least a partial cast was revealed for 'Star Wars: Episode 7'. Almost immediately, speculation began on who the new actors would be playing. Will John Boyega be a young Jedi? Will Adam Driver be a Sith Lord? Will Daisy Ridley (who is strongly rumored to be the daughter of Han and Leia) be a Jedi, too?

Good grief, I hope not. As I’ve written before, Jedi are boring.

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The ‘Star Wars’ Sequel That Never Happened

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George Lucas had a backup plan.

It might not seem like such a bold move today – in the era of blockbuster franchises – to be planning for a sequel before the first movie has even been released. But, in the 1970s, this was downright revolutionary thinking. Especially considering that we’re talking about a movie set in another galaxy in an era where such films were considered inane. (Granted, some people still consider them inane.) But not only did Lucas have a plan for a 'Star Wars' sequel, he had two plans. One, as you know, became ‘The Empire Strikes Back.’ The other exists as a sort of alternative universe oddity of what could have been – a story titled ‘Splinter of the Mind’s Eye.’

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