Episode 181: Exploring Macro Themes – Good Vs Evil

On this weeks show, Beks, Devin, Eve and Jeremy sit down and go over the latest and greatest in the Star Wars fandom! From Leia rescuing Han in Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures and discussing whether or not the Episode IX trailer and its title reveal at the same time was beneficial (versus, say Endgame’s reveal) to the multiple meanings through foreign translations of The Rise of Skywalker – what could it all spell in the end? Listen below & let us know what you think!

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Closer Look: Exploring Macro Themes: Good Vs Evil

– Welcome to our new series - Exploring Macro Themes - and how they may be portrayed in Episode IX.

  • Courage, Power, Coming of Age, Friendship, Faith/Belief Systems, Nature Over Technology, Destiny, Fall/Redemption…

  • ...and tonight...Good vs. Evil

– “How might the theme of ‘GOOD VERSUS EVIL be portrayed in Episode IX?”

  • Let’s first talk a little bit about the definition of “theme”

  • Let’s talk a bit about Good vs. Evil - beyond Star Wars - what’s makes this so compelling?

    • To what extent is ‘good’ or ‘evil’ based on POV?

  • Regarding Star Wars so far…

    • What are some of the most compelling examples of Good vs. Evil within Star Wars?

    • Why is this compelling?

    • How does this particular instance of Good vs. Evil impact the saga as a whole? How might the saga be different without this instance?

  • Where might we see this theme play out in Episode IX?

    • How might this impact the ST storyline?

    • How might this impact all of the films to this point?

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