By Dan Jenkins

The countdown is on!

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Fans are anxiously awaiting J.J. Abrams’ continuation of the Star Wars saga as the release of the seventh installment, The Force Awakens, is due for Dec. 18.

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The newest — and one of the most anticipated — trailers was shown during Monday Night Football to the delight of many fanboys.

Abrams successfully rebooted the Star Trek franchise and now looks to do the same to a Star Wars tale that many thought was hindered by the release of a prequel trilogy in the 2000s.

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Wherever you stand on the prequels, it is definitely exciting to see Hollywood’s best franchise get a fresh look.