Welcome to the latest episode of Who Won the Week, a weekly podcast in which Blastr staffers Adam Swiderski, Aaron Sagers, Dany Roth and Cher Martinetti look back at the week that was and the stories that are blowing up the geek-o-sphere.
This week, there's really only one thing we could talk about; a massive science-fiction franchise finally coming back with new material. That's right, it's Star Trek Beyond. No, wait, it's Independence Day: Resurgence. OK, jokes aside, while the trailers for those films are definitely worth discussing, it's Star Wars: The Force Awakens time up in this podcast, as our editors (including special guest Mike Avila, subbing in for Adam since he hasn't seen the movie, yet) break down both the movie and their reactions to the return to a galaxy far, far away. Could it possibly live up to all the excitement? What does it mean to the future of the franchise? And where do we go from here? Find out in the latest edition of Who Won the Week!
NOTE: This podcast will be is divided into two parts. The first is a SPOILER-FREE discussion of the film, and can be heard below.
The second part, below, is a SPOILER-INCLUSIVE discussion of the film. Please do not listen to the below file unless and until you've seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, or unless you don't care at all about being spoiled. SERIOUSLY YOU GUYS SPOILERS ZOMG:
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