In keeping with the theme of “why do things in order”, the Hersey brothers complete their discussions on the Skywalker Saga films with a discussion of the next-to-last film. They do this because they started the series with the Rise of Skywalker (back in February, when that film was still in theaters).
They wrap things up by addressing not only the controversies, but also highlighting many of the things this film did very well!
Read The Podcast: Spoiling Star Wars with Eric: The Last Jedi
The Last Jedi was the eighth installment in the Skywalker Saga.
What other film franchises put out 8 films? Let’s discuss.
As crazy as it sounds, Beethoven was originally released in 1992 and hammered out an additional 7 movies by 2014. They might all be straight to video (or demand) releases, but we will count them.
Frankenstein came to the big screen in 1931. Universal saw that green money and kept making movies until 1948. The last one released was Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein. Sounds like a good one.
My Little Pony
I’m not going to comment on this – except that they have eight movies – almost all straight to video.
A fixture of Mother Hersey, she would be proud to know that The Waltons have a total of 8 released films. Starting in 1971 and finishing in 1997, every one was released on TV.
Podcast Show Notes, References, and Links
Podcast was published on October 3, 2020.
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