Yes, I say. That's it...That's my next venture. My BFF of years, (let's just say that we are Gen Xers, and we have been friends since middle school) and I am starting a podcast! We believe that we have things to say. How conceited of us. In all seriousness, we think there's a space for … Continue reading A Podcast, you say?
Yep. The man himself. Han Solo. Whether the name is uttered in guttural Huttese or shouted across a castle by a small alien with large eyes, the name evokes so much emotion in long-time Star Wars fans. He's a dashing smuggler with well-tuned (but not that well-tuned) survival skills. You get the feeling he's a Hufflepuff … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Han
No. Not Christmas. Star Wars: The Last Jedi So, as we close in on a month to go, I've made my final predictions. Okay - maybe not my final predictions, but my almost final predictions. And I've made a bingo card as a crazy method of scorekeeping. Are you ready? Here it is: Yes, it's … Continue reading 34 days…not that I’m counting
A constant criticism I hear of The Force Awakens is that it is a "rehash" or a remake A New Hope. This is a tricky one for me. I can see where they are coming from. There are definitely some familiar beats. Desert planet, evil empire, unawakened Force user, dashing pilot, and a major super-weapon (that … Continue reading TFA a rehash of ANH? Or is it?
I’ve read that Kylo (Ben) is plagued by feelings of abandonment by his family. According to Bloodline, Ben did not know that his grandfather was Darth Vader, and he likely found out the truth from someone else. So, let’s take a closer look at his family. Leia says to Han that Snoke has been fighting … Continue reading Trust, Bonds, and Matters of the Heart
I have a The Force Awakens poster in my office. (I'm an academic - loosely speaking - so my office can reflect my fandoms, not my politics, but definitely my fandoms.) I'm sure you're familiar with it, but here it is as a refresher: I noticed a few things as I was staring at it, but … Continue reading What can it all mean?
You've already seen it; you likely thought to yourself as it was happening the first time: This is not going to go well. Kylo Ren faced his father on a narrow bridge, miles from the bottom of a pit with no handrails. You can admit it - the dread was gnawing at your stomach and … Continue reading Ren and Redemption
"The story that we really care about, the focus of the story which is Rey and Ren." J.J. Abrams. *Record scratch. Say what now? The focus of the story is Rey and Ren? That's what the director of The Force Awakens said in his director's commentary. It's worth noting that he said the first bit … Continue reading “The focus of the story….”
So, I've completely immersed myself in Star Wars podcasts from the likes of The Star Wars Connection, the Knights of Rant, and Scavenger's Hoard. And since I don't like the word obsession, we're going to call all this research. Research for what? I have no idea. But I do know that I'm loving all the … Continue reading I don’t like Kylo Ren….
And by an "article," I mean a definite article in the grammar context. From Google: Let's contrast with an indefinite article: Now, why does that matter? Well, Kathleen Kennedy has said that Star Wars is about the Skywalker family. And who is that? Luke and Leia, obviously. Anakin is dead, or at least a Force … Continue reading The importance of an article….