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466 Best Movie Ever
Simon and Lesie discuss their love of Star Wars.

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episode

Have you heard that they're making the third episode of the new Star Wars series?

A television show is shown in 'episodes.'  Usually an episode is between 30 minutes and an hour.  Notice the following:

  1. There are usually about 12 episodes per season.
  2. This is my favorite episode ever.

mellow

In the second and third episodes, the characters kind of begin to mellow.

When you 'mellow,' you begin to calm down and relax.  Notice the following:

  1. I just need a mellow night at home.
  2. My dog always gets excited around other dogs, but he will mellow out in a few minutes.

distinct

Oh, you mean that each character is distinct from the other characters.

'Distinct' is another way of saying different. Notice the following:

  1. They are twins, but they have distinct taste in clothing.
  2. These two cars look similar, but they actually have very distinct features.

space scenes

I like the second one better because the fighting and the space scenes are all a bit better and cooler.

'Space' is the area that is in the sky and far away from earth.  A 'scene' is a place where an action or even occurs.  So a 'space scene' is an even that occurs in space. Notice the following:

  1. The special effects were so good that you actually felt like you were part of the space scenes.
  2. The space scenes are the best part of the movie.

action figure

When I was a kid, I had a Luke Skywalker action figure.

An 'action figure' is a toy that is made to look like a character from a movie, book or show.  They are usually kind of small and can move like real people.  Notice the following:

  1. He had about 20 Superman action figures when he was a boy.
  2. These action figures are part of a collection, so I don't actually play with them.

diehard fan

So can you say that you are a diehard Star Wars fan?

A 'diehard fan' is a person who is extremely enthusiastic about something or someone, usually to the point of being a little ridiculous. Notice the following:

  1. She's such a diehard U2 fan that she follows their tours all over the world.
  2. He is a diehard football fan.