The release of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens has brought the massive Star Wars franchise to the fore once again, marking the first big screen venture for the series since 2005. It’s also the first time a Star Wars film will be made without the involvement of series creator George Lucas, who sold Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012.
In anticipation for the film’s release, many fans are preparing in their own way. Popoptiq contributor Sarah Lord is doing so with “50 Days of Star Wars”, wherein she will be delving into the books, movies, and tv shows that make up the franchise as a whole. Sarah began her look at the movies with what is technically the first chronological film in the series, the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Her review of the film, as well as her kickoff video announcing “50 Days of Star Wars” can be seen below. Sarah’s other videos can be seen here.