Friday, October 07, 2005

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Top Ten
Top Ten -- Your Favorite Quotes from "Revenge of the Sith":

The Audience is Listening...

And remembering. And listening some more. You sent in your votes for your favorite quotes from Revenge of the Sith, and did you ever have a lot to say. No other film in the Star Wars saga garnered more votes for favorite quotes. EDITOR'S NOTE: WELL, THAT'S BECAUSE WE HAVE SHORT ATTENTION SPANS AND IT'S THE MOST RECENT.

With the exception of just a few, the beloved lines from Sith are emotionally charged, and typically part of a dramatic exchange. Critics have griped for years about what they've called wooden dialogue in Star Wars films, so much so that even George Lucas has joked about the topic.

Revenge of the Sith, however, has gripped the heartstrings of the fans, and left them with not only memorable lines, but also unforgettable scenes and drama.

Here's another note of interest.

There were more than 52 different quotes from Revenge of the Sith voted for by the Bantha Tracks readers. That's more than double the total number of quotes voted for in each of the other films.

So without further dialogue, here are your

Top Ten Favorite Quotes from "Revenge of the Sith":
10. "The Jedi turned against me. Don't you turn against me." (Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader)

9. "Execute Order 66." (Palpatine/Darth Sidious)

8. "Obi-Wan, there is still good in him. I know there is...still...good..." (Padmé Amidala)

7. "So uncivilized!" (Obi-Wan Kenobi)

5. "Once more the Sith will rule the galaxy, and we shall have...peace." (Palpatine/Darth Sidious)

5. "Something's happening. I'm not the Jedi I should be." (Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader)

4. "You were my brother, Anakin! I loved you!" (Obi-Wan Kenobi)

3. "Hello there!" (Obi-Wan Kenobi)

2. "So this is how liberty dies -- with thunderous applause." (Padmé Amidala)

And, your Number One Favorite Quote from Revenge of the Sith:

"You were the Chosen One! It was said you would destroy the Sith, not join them! Bring balance to the Force, not leave it in darkness!" (Obi-Wan Kenobi) EDITOR'S NOTE: GOOSEBUMPS.

Bantha Tracks notes that of the numerous fans who voted for the number one quote, almost every one wrote out the entire line and not a shortened version. The audience really has been listening.

Kenobi won this quoting contest, but how does he compare to Han Solo, our hero who has been the most-quoted character in the Star Wars saga?

He beat him.

Here are the new standings for the characters whom Bantha Tracks readers enjoy quoting the most.

1. Obi-Wan Kenobi, with 9 memorable quotes.

2. Han Solo - 8

3. Princess Leia - 7

4. Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker - 7

To be fair, Han and Leia only appeared in half as many movies as Obi-Wan and Anakin, but Obi-Wan only had one memorable line for fans in the original trilogy. We'll just have to say that the Jedi kicked butt. Not only is he our most-loved Star Wars character of all time, his lines are the most often remembered.

Here are those favorite quotes!

Han Solo:

"Hey. It's me."
"Fly casual."
"I know."
"Never tell me the odds."
"Great kid! Don't get cocky!"
"It's all a bunch of simple tricks and nonsense."
"She might not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid."
"No reward is worth this."

Obi-Wan Kenobi:
"So uncivilized!"
"You were my brother, Anakin! I loved you!"
"Hello there!"
"You were the Chosen One! It was said you would destroy the Sith, not join them! Bring balance to the Force, not leave it in darkness!"
"Blast! This is why I hate flying!"
"Why do I get the feeling you're going to be the death of me?"
"Why do I sense we've picked up another pathetic life form?"
"You were right about one thing, Master. The negotiations were short."
"The Force will be with you. Always."

The Empire Strikes Back 25th Anniversary Print
25 years ago, fans eagerly awaited the release of the first Star Wars sequel, The Empire Strikes Back, hoping it would live up to its predecessor in terms of imagination and scope.

To the delight of fans and critics alike, Empire not only served up the Star Wars universe in richer, deeper tones, but also introduced audiences to some of the saga's most memorable attributes.

Characters such as Yoda, Boba Fett, Emperor Palpatine, and Lando Calrissian would debut in Empire, as would settings like Cloud City and the Dagobah swamps, vehicles including AT-ATs, Super Star Destroyers, and Slave I, and signature themes such as the "Imperial March", "Yoda's Theme", and "Han Solo and the Princess". The Empire Strikes Back was a clear indication that the Star Wars saga was classic storytelling at its best, and was here to stay.

To commemorate Empire's silver anniversary, prolific Star Wars artist Matt Busch has composed a striking lithograph showcasing the sinister agents of the sequel trilogy's darkest chapter, paired with the original period Empire logo. Vader and Palpatine dominate a rogue's gallery of Imperial officers, bounty hunters, stormtroopers and snowtroopers, all set against the cool blue tones of Cloud City and Hoth.

Available exclusively at StarWarsShop, each Empire anniversary lithograph will be signed by the artist and numbered from an edition size of just 750.

Celebrate one of the saga's most beloved chapters with this striking limited edition print by one of Star Wars' most gifted illustrators.
Our Price: $45.00


This Ryan Church painting captures the final moments of an AT-TE walker during the Battle of Geonosis

The Skywalker saga approaches its climax as Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) finally confronts his father, Darth Vader

Production Designer Gavin Bocquet and his Art Department crew carefully recreated the Rebel Blockade Runner interior set from archival reference.

Jedi Knights file out of the Temple briefing chamber in this unaltered background plate photography taken directly from the HD camera.


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