This week on The Canon we introduced a new wrinkle into the system: deathmatch episodes. Basically the concept is that there are two movies, both of which deserve to be in The Canon, but we have arbitrarily decided only one can make it. Maybe they're films in a series, or maybe they're films in a genre or maybe it's an original versus a remake. The point is that one of these movies will make it into The Canon... but which one is up to you.
Our first deathmatch puts Star Wars against The Empire Strikes Back, a Sophie's Choice that I know might end some marriages. I walked into this episode ready to throw Empire under the bus but Amy's consistent contrarian attitude saw me defending Empire much more than I ever expected. Still, for me, it comes down to one obvious choice: if one Star Wars movie makes The Canon, it's Star Wars.
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