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Connecting the Dots of the STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Teaser

Alright guys, time to clock back in. You’ve napped, you’ve had your share of turkey, and you’ve watched the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer 200 times. It’s time to get off that couch and start dissecting all 88 seconds!

Join Jessica Chobot on today’s Nerdist News as she fills you in on her favorite aspects of the teaser, picks apart every shot, and connects the dots between the rumors and leaked concept art we’ve seen – letting you know what’s been confirmed as real by our first look at Force Awakens footage!

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  1. Conrad says:

    Every time the Broad-badass light saber is fired up, I think, “that poor little tree really did something to piss this person off.”

  2. Allya says:

    Note about the Falcon’s upgraded sensor dish: it seems to be the same type previously seen on the Corellian Corvette aka the Rebel Blockade Runner – another great callback to the ‘used universe’ concept of the OG trilogy.

    In answer to the probe droid possibly being an influence in the design of ‘Ball2-D2’s photoreceptors: you may be right on the money, as we hear that distinctive ‘nah-nah-pah-nah-nah’ probot sound in the same shot as Boyega in the teaser.

  3. Patrick says:

    The Awesomeness of the Star Wars Trailer made Jessica go Super Saiyan? You look even hotter with blonde hair 🙂

  4. Bruce Kinnison says:

    Also, an exclusive report from ABC news (owned by Disney) had an insider confirm that the voice speaking in the teaser belongs to Andy Sirkis.

  5. Bruce Kinnison says:

    They replaced the sensor dish because Lando Calrissian knocked off the old one in ROTJ.

  6. joel says:

    square dish on the falcon … discuss

  7. @EvanLuis says:

    The “Ball2-D2” has a hint of Imperial Probe Droid in it’s design. Look at those eye sensors and antenna on the top of his robo noggin’. Also the hint of probe droid noise in the background sounds of John Boyega’s sweaty entrance. Could the droid be Boyega’s robuddy? Also Check out the side of Daisy Ridley’s speeder: that black pole looks like some kind of light-saber-spear (lightspear) or forcepike, just saying. Also the storm-trooper lenses she has used to make her goggles. And the Falcon has a new deflector dish. I’ve been pouring all over this teaser @loadeddicenet because we are pumped.

  8. Keith E, says:

    I loved it, made me feel like a child again and this one Lucas can’t mess with. Over and over and over again. Thank Jedi. 

  9. Ben says:

    great great trailer. CANNOT WAIT.

  10. Insightful Panda says:

    YAY! I’m on the only one who sees it as a Soccer Ball Droid. World Cup . . . more like Galaxy Cup BABY!!!!!!
    But yah, I mock but totally love how things are looking. #SoExcited 

  11. Christian says:

    I love all  of it  hell yeah