Well, we can all go home; someone figured out what happens in Episode IX. I read a blog post found here at A Handful of Dust It's worth the read. The author has taken all he's read about the Sequel Trilogy thus far and made some impressive predictions. If you take the time to read it, … Continue reading Predictions for Episode IX
*Spoilers abound* *Spoilers* *Spoilers* Major spoilers, turn back now if you have not seen this movie. *********************************************************************** The throne room, draped in red, guards virtually invisible against the violent backdrop. A tall, mishapen alien lounging on a throne with a golden robe. Say what you like about that gross child predator, he does have a … Continue reading Snoke, Kylo, Rey and TLJ
I wanted to love it. I really wanted to. But I liked it instead. It was a good movie; it really was. Spoilers ahead. Turn back now if you don't want spoilers. I warned you. Spoilers ahead.... Things that are canon: Reylo. If you don't like Reylo, you are going to need to … Continue reading TLJ: Instant Reactions
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