Things Worth Noting from the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Teaser

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Before sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner I ask my Mom how she feels about new Star Wars movies being made and I learn that she had NO IDEA about the George Lucas abominations made long after the good ones from the ’70s and ’80s.

She might be the luckiest woman on earth, and not just because I’m her daughter.
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Anyway, the new trailer – which hopes to fully erase The Phantom Menace from our minds as well – features a scared black man, a bot riding around on a volleyball and a mysterious member of the dark side hunched over in the woods. (Space Voldemort?)

An authoritative voice tells us “There has been an awakening.” How awake are we?

…Probably just awake enough to wonder if this will have more or less old-person jokes than Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, but Han, Leia and Luke are sadly absent from this teaser and all we have to debate is apparently the new hilted lightsaber, which is either cool or impractical and silly depending on who you talk to.
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How dare that lightsaber that already looked like a sword have a hilt. 

Watch the Lego rendition below for more fun times and less nerd controversy.

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