Welcome, to week 12 of our celebration of Revenge of the Sith’s 15th anniversary.
15 different guests, 15 Interviews, 15 weeks in a row
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Welcome, Teresa to our Revenge of the Sith 15th Anniversary Celebration Series. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to answer our questions.
Thank you so much for asking me to do this I can’t believe it’s been 15 years.
Before we get started, could you please share with our readers a little bit about yourself, your content and how you got into Star Wars?
I am a Star Wars Podcaster and Blogger. I really got into the Star Wars fandom around 2009. The majority of the content I do these days centers around podcasting, and covering current events in fandom as well as Star Wars literature. I also like to help bring awareness to diversity and inclusion in the fandom.
I was brought into Star Wars by my mom, she was a fan since the first movie came out and she made sure that she shared that with me as I was growing up
Without further ado, let’s get started.
1. Let’s start at the beginning, when and where did you first see Revenge of the Sith?
I saw Revenge of the Sith at a midnight showing with my family and friends at a theater in Austin Texas. I was in line for, I think, 12 hours.
2. What was your experience like?
From what I can remember it was really fun. The memory is kind of fuzzy now, but I remember playing Star Wars Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit in line before the movie. I also remember having quite a bit of an emotional ride for that movie.
3. What was your reaction after you saw it your first time?
Wow….I don’t really remember…I have a vague memory of just being quite emotional when I came out of the film. I also have some memory of being really amazed by the visuals and excited I got to see Felucia which is my favorite planet.
4. What is your favorite scene in Revenge of the Sith and why?
When I think of the film there is not really one scene but rather two themes that stick out. The first is seeing the relationship between Anakin and Padme, and everything that happens there. The second is the implementation of order 66. Those scenes are just so incredibly powerful.
5. What is your favorite character in Revenge of the Sith and why?
I had to really think about this and try to figure out what character stands out to me the most, not necessarily who is my favorite. My gut instinct is to say Padme, however I think that my favorite would be Anakin. The reason for this is because of the progression of his character. The mental health aspects that I see in him. I think that the depth of his character and his struggles can truly be so relatable.
6. What is your favorite tie-in material (from either Legends or canon) and why?
I don’t think there really is any favorite tie in material for me. I was not as into the books when this film came out so I don’t really have any connections that tie in.
7. What is your favorite piece of merchandise/collectible from this film and why?
At this point when this film came out I was really not into collecting. My fandom really took off in 2009 and that is when my collecting started.
8. When you think of Revenge of the Sith, what do you think about and why?
I honestly just think about how lost the Jedi were as a whole and I get sad because I think we all hold them to very high expectations. It just proves that no one is immune to being corrupted and manipulated under the guise of that what they are doing is right.
9. 15 years later, has your opinion changed at all on the film? If so how?
Revenge of the Sith still remains one of my favorite Star Wars films. The reason for this is mostly because of the significance it holds in my fandom. The Prequels were so instrumental to me in catapulting me into my fandom. I really enjoyed the story of these films and it helps me understand the rest of the Star Wars universe so much more.
10. What does Revenge of the Sith mean to you currently?
I think I answered this in the above question
11. What are some things about the Revenge of the Sith that you love, respect or hold dear that others may overlook and why?
For me I think it is the political aspect of all the Prequels including this one. The politics is just so key to everything that happens. Just like in our real world the politics and the inner workings of our governments really inform and control most of the things in our lives even if we do not recognize it on a daily basis. There are so many people that do not like politics and I think that dislike causes them to discount these films because they feel too real. I think that the beauty of the Prequel films is that they do feel real.
12. Where does Revenge of the Sith sit for you in your personal ranking of the 12 theatrical releases and why?
I don’t really do rankings of the films but if I had to it would be in the top half. I just enjoy the Prequel films so much that it would have to go in the top 6.
13. What would you like to see in the future around Revenge of the Sith, ether stories, merchandise, features, interviews, etc?
I honestly think that we need to move on from continuously trying to look back. We need to focus on the future of Star Wars.
14. In your opinion, what is the legacy of Revenge of the Sith?
I am not sure on this one because I find the term legacy to be very vague and up to interpretation. I think it is a strong film but as far as its legacy is concerned I am not sure.
15. What are your last words on Revenge of the Sith and/ or things you would like readers to know about this film?
I would just like to say that it is an essential part of the story of the Skywalkers and should not be ignored.
Thanks again Teresa for joining us in this 15th anniversary celebration of Revenge of the Sith.
Thank you so much for thinking of me and including me.
If people would like to find you or your content, where can they find it?
The easiest place to find me is on all social media under @icecoldpenguin
Thank you readers for joining us in the celebration of Revenge of the Sith and stay tuned for our next entry into this series, coming next Monday. Till then, we wish you nothing but the best, stay safe out there and May the Force be with you.
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