I recently published a brief post, The Star Wars Head Fake, in which I discussed my perception of what the Star Wars movies were about. The TL;DR: The Prequel and Original Trilogies were actually about Anakin and his redemption. The Sequel Trilogy is about Ben (aka Kylo Ren) and his redemption. Emma's Random Thoughts was kind enough … Continue reading Darkness Rises and the Light to Meet It
As you all may be aware, I have a small podcast (Say When: A Geeky Podcast on Soundcloud and i-Tunes) with my very good, no, check that, Best Friend Forever. Yes, I went there. I'm a Gen-Xer and I used BFF. Let's move along, shall we? Back to the point at hand. In our most … Continue reading The Star Wars Head Fake
*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
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
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….
*Spoilers ahead for 'The Force Awakens' So, I'll be the first to admit that my knee-jerk reaction for quite some time was "Rey-oh-hell-no." Like, seriously, I wondered what the actual hell people were seeing and thinking. And let me explain why I was so solidly in that camp. Y'all, I'm an old school Star Wars … Continue reading Reylo or Rey-oh-hell-no?