Welcome to the first in what we hope will be a recurring feature here on Film Goblin – NERD FIGHT!

How it works is really simple.  A movie related central supposition or motion is proposed, and then everyone everywhere can go full geek and debate that motion.

The only rules are:

1) Stay on topic.

2) No personal attacks / don’t be a dick!

3) Have fun.

The Motion

We start with the one subject guaranteed to get a reaction from every movie geek – STAR WARS.

What my wet dreams looked like in the 80s

The specific supposition is this:

Star Wars, nothing but Star Wars, lovely Star Wars……

The original trilogy of A NEW HOPE, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and RETURN OF THE JEDI captured us in a certain way at a certain point in time.

We were around the ideal age and we had never seen anything like it.

For us at that time it was all consuming through the movies plus toys, comics, games, playing at Star Wars with our friends and drowning ourselves in random merchandise.


As adults, expecting new Star Wars movies to capture us like that again is foolish.

We should stop chasing the dragon, accept this and move on.

So there it is.

To Disqus, and have at it fellow Movie Geeks!  Oh, it’s on!   It’s on like Donkey Kong!

Got a movie related topic that you want to see debated on Film Goblin?  You have?  Excellent!  Put it into the form of a statement or motion and email it to nob@filmgoblin.com with “Debate Suggestion” in the subject line.  We’ll be picking from suggestions for our regular debate topics.