Star Wars on Trial: The Verdict

star-wars-on-trial-movie-editionBoth sides have argued their cases, brought forth their witnesses, and given their closing statements.
Now, it’s time for you, the readers of Star Wars on Trial and respected jury members, to cast your votes: innocent or guilty?
You may also review the arguments from the prosecution and defense for each charge and add your own witness testimony by clicking on the individual links below.
May the Force be with you!





Charge One Test

The Politics of Star Wars Are Anti-Democratic and Elitist

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What is your judgment on Charge #1?

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Charge Two

While Claiming Mythic Significance, Star Wars Portrays No Admirable Religious or Ethical Beliefs

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Charge Three

Star Wars Novels Are Poor Substitutes for Real Science Fiction and Are Driving Real SF off the Shelves
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What is your judgment on Charge #3?

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Charge Four

Science Fiction Filmmaking Has Been Reduced by Star Wars to Poorly Written Special Effects Extravaganzas
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What is your judgment on Charge #4?

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Charge Five

Star Wars Has Dumbed Down the Perception of Science Fiction in the Popular Imagination
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What is your judgment on Charge #5?

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Charge Six

Star Wars Pretends to Be Science Fiction, but Is Really Fantasy
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What is your judgment on Charge #6?

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Charge Seven

Women in Star Wars Are Portrayed as Fundamentally Weak
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What is your judgment on Charge #7?

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Charge Eight

The Plot Holes and Logical Gaps in Star Wars Make It Ill-Suited for an Intelligent Viewer
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Charge Nine

Considering All the Factors Above, Overall, Star Wars Has Been Damaging to Science Fiction Readers, Writers, and Moviegoers
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What is your judgment on Charge #9?

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