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How would you grade “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”? We offer our opinions of the blockbuster film in this special New Year’s episode of the GeekWire radio show and podcast. Here are the results from our poll on Twitter.

If you haven’t seen the movie yet, don’t worry, there aren’t any major spoilers in our conversation, although we do discuss a bit of the plot, and John Cook shares the story of the kid who spoiled the movie for him with three words we won’t mention here or on the show.

We’re joined by John’s wife, Holly, for a conversation about their experiences introducing their son to Star Wars, including this adventure with his friends below.

Ob-John Kenobi leads the kids on a trek to find Imperial troops in Seattle.
Ob-John Kenobi leads the kids on a trek to find Imperial troops in Seattle.

From there, we’re joined by GeekWire reporter Taylor Soper for a discussion of the past year in Seattle technology, focusing in particular on Amazon’s very eventful year. Check out our editor’s picks of the top Seattle tech stories of 2015 for the full rundown, as well as the top 20 most read stories on GeekWire over the past year.

Also listen for a discussion of our personal favorite stories of the year, which highlight some of our original reporting on GeekWire over the past year.

And we round things out with a discussion of our New Year’s Tech Resolutions for 2016. John wants to cut the cord (Holly is skeptical); Taylor wants to become better about organizing and backing up his photos in the cloud; and I resolve to be more of a human on Twitter. (Listen for an explanation.)

Listen to the full show above or download the MP3 here.

Do you have something to add? Please share your own Star Wars opinions and New Year’s tech resolutions in the comments below. Thanks to all of you for reading and listening to GeekWire in 2015, and here’s to a great year ahead.

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