The 'Star Wars' Guide for Beginners

Bone up on the 'Star Wars' before 'Force Awakens' drops.

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The release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is merely days away, and while the most hardcore fans have been salivating for this movie for years, I assume that there will be just as many people who are starting the series for the first time come December 18. Yes, there are people who will be jumping into this thing in its seventh entry—though to be fair it seems like TFA will be a good jumping off point for new adopters of The Force (or The Dark Side), with a number of characters making their first appearance in the movie. But for those who are interested in learning a little more about the series, and don't want to look stupid in line next to someone dressed as Obi-Wan Kenobi asking you if Han shot first, I've compiled a list of very pertinent things to know before you walk into the theater.

Expanded Universe? Don’t Bother

Han Did Shoot First

The Only Version of the Original Trilogy We Acknowledge

The Prequels Were Trash

You Are the Father

John Boyega Isn’t the First Black Jedi

Please Don’t Call Lightsabers “Swords”

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