The saga is complete. With the release of Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, the Skywalker saga that started back in 1977 with what we now know as Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope is over. But the discourse has only just begun. Here is the first Empire Podcast contribution to that never-ending debate — not so much a spoiler special, more of an extended reaction pod as Chris Hewitt, Helen O'Hara and Ben Travis sit down and talk about key revelations and moments from JJ Abrams' film, and, like, how it made them feel, man.

If you're wondering why this isn't a full-blown two-hour-plus spoiler special, at the time of recording Team Empire had only seen The Rise Of Skywalker once. An extended special will be recorded and released in early January after we return from our Christmas break. But we hope that this tides you over, bad impressions, terrible Star Wars planet name knowledge and all. Enjoy.