Dan and Lisa Watch Star Wars

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My wife and I talk about Star Wars a lot, but we had no idea we'd have so many conversations about Star Wars: The Force Awakens for months after its theatrical release. When we realized that the April 2016 DVD/Blu-ray release would not include a commentary track, we decided it'd be fun to put together a commentary of our own, based on the digital release from a few days prior.

We committed to the idea, bought recording equipment, watched the film multiple times, and recorded and edited all in the same weekend. There are a hundred things I'd do differently if we did it again, but I think it turned out OK.

(YouTube embeds are audio-only, but I didn't think it worth trying to distribute it another way.)

We did another fan commentary for Star Wars: Rogue One the following year. I think we felt we had less to say about it, but it was still fun to do, and I enjoyed trying to make it sound better.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released with extensive extras including a director's commentary. We loved this film and still wanted to do our own.

I think we pretty much have to do episode 9 when it comes out. We're a little unsure about going back and doing fan commentaries for the earlier films, but these are fun to do. Maybe we'll even branch out to non-Star Wars films...