On this week's episode, Beks, Devin, Eve and Jeremy sit down and chat everything from Star Wars underperforming in the Chinese film box office to Disney's streaming woes and retcon rumors that have whispers of Obi-Wan returning for Episode IX. We also take a closer look at Luke's journey and hypothesize on whether or not The Last Jedi was indeed Skywalker's greatest film. So, was it? Listen below to find out what the gang thinks!
On this week's episode, Barb, Carl, Devin, Eve and Gina sit down and discuss which characteristics or parts of the both the Empire and the First Order are compelling to us, or even good. What facets of the organizations are interesting or work, and does admiring those traits taint our view of the Rebellion at all? From real world to science fiction and back again, this week's episode is a must-listen!
This episode is part of an ongoing conversation regarding representation in Star Wars - on screen, off screen, and in fandom. Throughout this series, our hope is to represent the many voices in fandom, in an attempt to gain a better understanding for us all.
Many years ago, when I was working my first job at a pizza restaurant, one of my duties was to place door hangers door to door throughout various nearby neighborhoods to advertise our company. For the most part the experience was not memorable at all. Place coupon on door. Move to next house. Avoid animals, humans, and “no soliciting” signs. Rinse and repeat.
The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of excitement mixed with all sorts of other emotions at the news of the cast announcement for Episode IX of Star Wars. The death of Carrie Fisher a year and a half ago hit me more than the news of any celebrity death before; it came at a time when we as Star Wars fans were getting to experience more of the Carrie Fisher we know and love as she reprised her role as Princess Leia.
TV shows are a double edged sword. They can spend the time to let characters grow, but the time investment can be absolute killer. If you have never seen Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and would like to learn more about four amazing characters, I have designed a binge watching marathon that cuts straight to key moments in their story from the show.
A cliché is a phrase that is overused to the point of being trite. Ideas expressed in cliches carry little to no weight and show a lack of originality. However, a clever author like Daniel José Older can transport a cliché from our world to a galaxy far, far away.
What happens in life, when you are stuck going in circles? Your self-worth is shot. You must do what you can to survive, but the daily struggle is just like swimming in a frozen lake. Only you are trapped under the ice looking skyward. And one day the ice shatters.