Episode 129: How Does Nostalgia Negatively Affect Star Wars?

How might a reliance on nostalgia negatively affect Star Wars and fandom? Are fans as a whole ready for a new era – one where nostalgia isn't heavily relied upon when it comes to storytelling? 

News Stories For the Week: 

  • Poe Dameron Comic #26: The events immediately after The Last Jedi (Link A) (Link B)
  • Another new Solo: A Star Wars Story Teaser (Link
  • Yoda will reportedly return in Episode IX (Link)

Closer Look: How Does Nostalgia Negatively Affect Star Wars? 

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Moving Beyond Nostalgic Ownership (Link)
  • How Much of What Makes Star Wars Work Is Nostalgia? (Link)
  • The Last Thing I Want Right Now Is Another Nostalgic Star Wars Movie (Link)
  • The Weaponized Nostalgia of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Link)
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens Shows the Joys – and Limits – of Fulfilled Nostalgia (Link)

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