Episode 188: Exploring Nature vs Technology In Star Wars

On this weeks show, Barb, Devin, Gina and Megan sit down and chat all the latest and greatest going on in the land of Star Wars (and no, we don’t mean Galaxy’s Edge!). From Bryce Dallas Howard directing The Mandalorian and Pedro Pascal’s comments on the similarities of the show to Game of Thrones, from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim tickets being sold out (and then resold for 3x the price!) to Michelle Rejawn, producer of The Rise of Skywalker, who now is the Senior VP of of Live Action Development & Production at Lucasfilm, LTD! We also continue our current closer look series into macro themes in Star Wars with Nature vs Technology! Let’s do this…

News Stories For the Week:

Closer Look: Exploring Nature vs Technology In Star Wars

“How might the theme of NATURE (INCLUDING THE ‘NATURAL WORLD) VS. TECHNOLOGY be portrayed in Episode IX?”

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

    • Let’s talk a bit about NATURE VS. TECHNOLOGY  - beyond Star Wars - what makes this so compelling?

    • To what extent is NATURE VS. TECHNOLOGY based on POV?

  • Regarding Star Wars so far…

    • What are some of the most compelling examples of NATURE VS. TECHNOLOGY within Star Wars?

    • Why is this compelling?

      • How does this particular instance of NATURE VS. TECHNOLOGY 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?

Resources: Nature vs. Technology


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