1. Trying to get GPT-2 to generate new Star Wars movies produces sadly uncreative results, although I’m impressed by its ability to not only coherently increment the episode number I prompted it with, but to come up with and correctly increment its own counter.

    Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
    Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones
    Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith (Part 1)
    Star Wars Episode 4: The Empire Strikes Back
    Star Wars Episode 5: A New Hope
    Star Wars Episode 6: Attack of the Clones (Part 2)
    Star Wars Episode 7: The Empire Strikes Back (Part 3)
    Star Wars Episode 8: The Empire Strikes Back (Part 4)
    Star Wars Episode 9: Revenge of the Sith (Part 5)
    Star Wars Episode 10: Attack of the Clones (Part 6)
    Star Wars Episode 11: Return of the Jedi (Part 7)
    Star Wars Episode 12: Attack of the Clones (Part 8)
    Star Wars Episode 13: Revenge of the Sith (Part 9)
    Star Wars Episode 14: Revenge of the Sith (Part 10)
    Star Wars Episode 15: Return of the Jedi (Part 11)
    Star Wars Episode 16: The Republic Strikes Back (Part 12)
    Star Wars Episode 17: Endor (Part 13)
    Star Wars Episode 18: Rebel Assault
    Star Wars Episode 19: The Lost Missions (Part 14)
    Star Wars Episode 20: Death Star

    I’m not sure how I feel about “The Phantom Menace II”, but I’d watch the hell out of an entire film of “Jedi Training”. Actually that’s what I hoped TLJ would be based on the end of TFA; one glorious 2.5hr long training montage. Oh well.

    Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
    Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones
    Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith
    Star Wars Episode 4: The Empire Strikes Back
    Star Wars Episode 5: Jedi Training
    Star Wars Episode 6: The Phantom Menace II
    Star Wars Episode 7: Return of the Jedi
    Star Wars Episode 8: Revenge of the Sith
    Star Wars Episode 9: Han Solo's Revenge (with commentary)
    Star Wars Episode 10: Revenge of the Sith II (with commentary)
    Star Wars Episode 11: X-Wing vs. Scarif

  2. Shane Becker: The “we don’t know each other” song and dance that Yoda and R2-D2 put on for Luke on Dagobah is pretty great.

    @veganstraightedge additionally: when all watched in order (prequels, Clone Wars, OT), the most emotional scene in the entire thing is in A New Hope when R2 runs into Obi Wan and he says “hello, little friend” and you think “OMG they’ve been through so much together and now they’re totally going to pretend they don’t know each other for some reason actually what’s up with that?”

  3. Shane Becker: The “we don’t know each other” song and dance that Yoda and R2-D2 put on for Luke on Dagobah is pretty great.

    @veganstraightedge my headcannon: R2’s memory was never wiped after the clone wars, so he(it/they?) spent the entire original trilogy trolling EVERYONE. I keep meaning to pick out a bunch of scenes where R2 is making bleeping noises and add subtitles implying that he’s actually trying to tell everyone what’s going on (“vader’s your father”, etc) and everyone’s just ignoring him.

  4. Rewatching Star Wars IV for the first time in years (not counting the Uncut) is a hilarious reminder of all the mondegreens my 10 year old ears heard amongst the dialog, such as threepio exclaiming that for droids to suffer is “our Latin life”