As we’ve already shown you, the “Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens” trailer has been parodied, remixed, and reimagined countless times in the week or so since its debut. ‘Saturday Night Live’ and host James Franco got in on the fun this weekend, helpfully reminding us that the stars of the original trilogy are going to be super old in the new sequel.
I could play the nerd card here and point out that the “Star Wars” universe has already established that Jedi Masters don’t age the same way regular people do (Yoda was 900 years old when he finally died and became one with the Force in “Return of the Jedi”). And given the advances in medical technology in the universe, one would assume that the average life expectancy far outstrips that of our hopelessly archaic Earth lives. Plus, lightsabers can cut through almost any material other than Madalorian Iron, so they probably wouldn’t make a great walker! *pushes glasses up nose*
But instead I’m just going to enjoy Princess Bobby Moynihan trying to program R2-D2 like a microwave because it’s funny, and nobody likes a know-it-all — especially a know-it-all about a made-up movie universe.