The Galactic Empire Becomes The First Order In STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

The new STAR WARS factions have their names. 

The classic conflict in the Star Wars universe has always been between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire, but that conflict ended when Return of the Jedi concluded. Sort of, anyway. As we always knew the battle continues in a new form, but after the first day of Star Wars Celebration we finally know the the sides of his continuing conflict:

The First Order

vs

The Resistance

The First Order is the name of the remnants of the Empire, while the Resistance is the new Rebel Alliance. I love "The First Order"  - what a terrific, menacing name. It's absolutely, completely in line with the best pulpy scifi. The Resistance is slightly less exciting... but it's so much better than the Separatists!

Also, the trailer gives us our first look at the First Order's logo, the next tattoo for your Star Wars sleeve. It looks like a modified version of the original Empire cog, which is cool. 

What do you think? Does The First Order work for you as well as it does for me?

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