Can we talk Star Wars for a moment? (No Spoilers)
We finally made it to the end of a saga. The 9-part space opera has finally come to a conclusion. Before The Rise of Skywalker came out, I was on a mission to rewatch them all to remember what was actually going on. Well, I didn't actually watch all of them. I watched a summary of 1-3, skipped over Rogue One and The Last Jedi completely (They were seen in the past but...well you know). Apparently, after I watched any of these movies, I forgot the basic plotline. All good now. Up to speed. Same page. However, I still have so many questions! If Google Assistant had a real brain, it would be sick of silly Star Wars questions but let's go over them.
Sammii: How long would it take to build a real Death Star?
Google: 30 million years according to Tech Republic. But since it's going to take 30 million years, we have time to save up.
S: How much would it cost to build a real Death Star?
G: Even if you can imagine quite a bit, Centives, the economics blog of students of Lehigh University says it would cost "$852,000,000,000,000,000. Or roughly 13,000 times the world's GDP" to build the Death Star...and that's just the cost of steel production.
(that's 852 quadrillion dollars!!)
S: How many species are in the Star Wars universe?
G: 20 million. According to the Wookiepedia Fandom, there are over 20 million sentient species known to the galaxy.
S: Why did they change Anakin Skywalker to be Hayden Christensen at the end of Return of the Jedi?
G: According to Quora, but the change to a non-scarred de-aged Anakin as played by Hayden Christensen was implemented because George Lucas felt it was a better representation of Anakin's redemption to have him revert to the unscarred "good" man he'd been before he became Darth Vader.
S: So why is Obi-Wan Kenobi not young?
G: Here ya go. ::lists videos about the ending of Return of the Jedi::
S: What is the Death Star made out of?
G: According to Wookiepedia Fandom, the station's outer hull was made of Quadanium steel plates. The Death Star featured an entirely man-made atmosphere.
S: How did the Millennium Falcon end up on Jakku?
Q: In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, set some 30 years after Return of the Jedi, the Falcon is in the possession of a scrap dealer named Unkar Plutt on the desert planet of Jakku, having been stolen from Solo and Chewbacca some years prior.
I think the conclusion to all of my questions is I should have read Wookiepedia Fandom for my Cliff Notes/Spark Notes.
Did I like The Rise of the Skywalker? Yes.
Should the original 3 movies have been altered? Most certainly not.
Should the original 3 be released as the actual originals? Yes.
Did I make an entire adventure blog post about Star Wars? Yes. But they're on an epic adventure, right? And we can go to the movies, we're still normal people.