Ask Professor Popcorn: Star Wars Follow-Up


 Read Professor Popcorn’s original Star Wars Q&A here!


Dear Eric,

I don’t know if you remember, but with the rise of cocaine, disco and The Brady Bunch in the ’70s came a rise in interest in incest via television and film, for reasons unclear to everyone. Due to this, most of the major movies of the day incorporated at least some level of incest into their storylines, often not explicitly stated in the film itself but implied or the explanation left on the cutting room floor. For example, In Rocky Adrian and Rocky are actually first cousins; in The Spy Who Loved Me, James Bond and Anya Amasova were uncle and niece; and in Every Which Way but Loose, Philo Beddoe and the ape Clyde were brothers as well as lovers; and so on and so forth.

Your picture pal,
Professor Popcorn

Star Wars Leia Luke


Dear Chris,

All of the Stormtroopers were day laborers who were pressed into military action to save costs. That’s why they couldn’t shoot very well and were generally incompetent.

The Death Star cost 732,983,676,409,213 Galactic Credits to make, which is roughly $3,700 U.S. Kind of like Canadian to American dollars.

Your picture pal,
Professor Popcorn

star-wars stormtrroper hits head

“POP” QUIZ! (A question for YOU, the reader!):

Why did Leia say to Luke, “Aren’t you a little short for a Stormtrooper?” when the uniform he was wearing seemed to fit him perfectly? 

Have a burning film question for Professor Popcorn? Ask away in the comments section below!

6 thoughts on “Ask Professor Popcorn: Star Wars Follow-Up

  1. “Philo Beddoe and the ape Clyde were brothers as well as lovers” – that’s very interesting. I always assumed they were just lovers and not actually related. HMMMM!! That makes me want to go back and watch those movies again!!


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