My Favourite Star Wars Moments

With The Force Awakens just around the corner, it got me thinking. Although I use Queen Amidala as my avatar here and just about everywhere else, I don’t think I’ve ever written anything about Star Wars on my blog (unless you count Star Wars LEGO!) So I thought now might be a good time to think about my favourite moments from the first six episodes. Here goes!

The Phantom Menace

Darth Maul stabs Qui-Gon. Although I have something of an obsession with Queen Amidala and her costumes – I was 13 years old when Episode I came out, so the 14-year-old queen made quite an impression on me – this moment when Obi-Wan sees his master fall to Darth Maul is such a pivotal moment in the film, and for Obi-Wan’s character. I think he moved a teensy bit towards the dark side in the fight that followed. I’ve always wondered if he would have been able to defeat Darth Maul without that anger.

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Attack of the Clones

Jedi battle on Geonosis. Episode II is my least favourite of the existing Star Wars films, but finally getting to see a whole lot of Jedi in battle helped make up for the rest of the movie. The scene where Jar Jar convinces the Senate to give Palpatine ’emergency’ power is a close second.

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Revenge of the Sith

“So this is how liberty dies… with thunderous applause.” All of Palpatine’s plans come together here. This scene feels just a little too close to real life for comfort.

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A New Hope

“Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?” Despite having been captured, tortured and her home destroyed, Leia still doesn’t play the damsel in distress. (Also, her hair and clothes look amazing despite the torture and such.)

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The Empire Strikes Back

Yoda lifts Luke’s X-wing out of the swamp. Besides being really cool and showing how powerful Yoda is, this is such an important moment for Luke.

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Return of the Jedi

“He’s my brother.” Han’s face after Leia says this… priceless. This scene is also a really nice moment in the film.

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I must say, it was really hard just choosing one moment from each film that really stood out for me. I could probably have come up with a dozen or more for every single movie, but then this post would be a lot longer.

What are some of your favourite Star Wars moments? Share them in the comments below!

Abigail Holden

Gamer, geek, LEGO fanatic. I also love Pathfinder RPG, The Sims, cross stitching, crochet and sci-fi and fantasy movies, games & books. And animals.

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