Shane Morehead, Staff Writer

The spin-off “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is the latest movie in the Star Wars franchise, and has garnered a large amount of attention, as with any Star Wars movie. With this media buzz, we decided to pursue an exclusive interview with English teacher and Star Wars fan Stephen Bruce.

Shane Morehead: How do you think “Rogue One” compared to the other Star Wars films?

Stephen Bruce: I think that R1 is comparable to the original trilogy. It is head and shoulders above the ridiculous Jar-Jar infested prequels.

SM: What do you think of the scene with Darth Vader?

SB: There were a couple of Vader scenes, but I assume you mean THE scene at the end. It was the best thirty seconds of my life. I laughed; I cried; I giggled like a schoolgirl in the warm summer rain.

SM: What is your opinion on Tarkin being animated?

SB: I was OK with Tarkin. I could tell that he was CG, but he looked realistic enough.

SM: Who was your favorite character in the movie?

SB: Well… Vader, of course. K-2S0 was great too. The fact that he provided comic relief was a nice nod to the original films. He’s like C-3PO’s older, sarcastic brother.

SM: Does Carrie Fisher’s death make the ending more dramatic for you?

SB: Nope. I think that Carrie Fisher probably left this world with nothing left unsaid. It’s hard to be sad about someone like that. Also, I did not know her.