#73 – Star Wars Fans, Where Do You Stand on the “Han Shot First” Controversy?

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Round One


Our Star Wars-themed game blasts off with a Controversy Trivia question about the bounty hunter involved in the infamous “Han shot first” controversy. Spoiler alert: Here’s a deeper dive into the history of the debate surrounding this infamous scene.


Next up, an Opening Crawls Trivia question challenges the Team to identify the film in which the opening crawl begins with the word “War” followed by an exclamation mark. If you’re passionate about punctuation, check out episode #33 of the podcast next for a round of Punctuation Marks Trivia.


The first round concludes with a Voices Trivia question about the person who provided the original voice of Yoda. Speaking of iconic characters, did you know that the actors that voiced Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse were married in real life?


Bonus Question


In today’s Bonus Question, the Team is asked to guess how many total times Dooku’s name is mentioned in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. They’re able to recall several specific quotes that mention the character, but do you think their total count will be close enough to the exact number to earn a point? Listen in and see if you can think of any mentions that they forgot!

Round Two


The second round kicks off with a Characters Trivia question about the character that is the first to utter the famous “I have a bad feeling about this” line in Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. On the subject of famous quotes, did you know that several now-common terms were introduced by George Orwell in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four?


Next, we have an Origins Trivia question about the home planet of one of the franchise’s most iconic characters. If you’d like to test your knowledge of space in a galaxy that’s not so far, far away, check out episode #20 of the podcast to try your luck at a round of Space Trivia.


Round Two concludes with a Quotes Trivia question about the last words heard before the first Death Star explodes. Did you know that the estimated cost to build the Death Star today is approximately $15.96 septillion dollars, which is more money than all the nations on Earth have combined?


Final Question


We’ve reached the Final Question of the game, and today’s category of choice is Ships. Who’s ready to pilot the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy?


The Trivia Team is given a list of four ships and asked to place them in order of maximum speed in atmosphere from slowest to fastest, according to the Star Wars book, Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to a Galaxy Far, Far Away. Do you think the Millennium Falcon is the fastest? Or maybe a TIE Interceptor? And how would the A-Wing Starfighter fare in the lineup? Tune in to see if you can help the Team nail the order down!