Burn the Curtain: Your Reveal is in Another Movie

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I completely overlooked this really simple piece of symbolism:

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The Found Skywalker: An Analysis of Finn as Heir to the Skywalker Legacy

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Although Finn and Rey were initially billed as the two leads of the new Star Wars trilogy, it feels to many as though Finn’s storyline has fallen to the wayside. Here we offer an interpretation of how Finn’s character is still central to the story of the Skywalker Saga, and a prediction for his role in relation to the family moving forward.

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Examining Maul

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The revival of Maul for the The Clone Wars TV series has given us an interesting look at a character that never fell, but was raised with the dark side. At its heart, Maul is a cautionary tale about the futility of revenge.

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Linking Lothal, Mortis and Luke’s Compass

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In the first Rebels episode of the second season, Minister Tua tells the Spectres there’s another reason the Empire had taken such a strong interest in Lothal besides it’s mineral resources. Unfortunately, she’s killed while defecting and they and we don’t learn what that reason was. However, as we enter the final stretch of the show, hints about what the Emperor really wants there are building. In this post I’ll explore some of the hints and how they might connect to the bigger picture being built across the franchise. Highly speculative.

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The Shadow Council Is Starting A Podcast!

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The rumors are true: Star Wars Shadow Council is jumping on the bandwagon and starting our very own podcast. And not just because we want to hear ourselves talk–we want to hear from you, our lovely readers, and delve into the questions that are burning in your minds. That’s right, we’ll be soliciting questions from you guys that we will then discuss on the show, in a roundtable format, and hopefully come up with some insightful (or at least amusing) solutions to your Star Wars quandaries. Want to know our thoughts on Supreme Leader Snoke? Curious what we think will become of Finn and the burgeoning stormtrooper rebellion? Want to hear us debate about what color lightsaber Rey should have? Our inboxes are open to you. The only rules are:

  1. Try to ask open-ended questions, ones that you think can be discussed for 30 minutes or so.
  2. Please use a sign-off–a name, nickname, or even an old-timey advice column type title like “Troubled on Tatooine” works–so that we know how to address you on the show if you choose to otherwise submit anonymously.
  3. Submit questions through one of the following channels: Tumblr asks (not chat), Facebook messages, Twitter DMs, or email us at swshadowcouncil@gmail.com

We’re going to start on a once-monthly schedule, and see how it goes. So start sending those questions in–the sooner we get some good ‘uns, the sooner we can get started answering them!

The Definitive “The Last Jedi” Case for Rey Skywalker: Conclusion

At long last, we reach the conclusion of our series and leave you with our final thoughts on what we’ve put together and why. While the main series is over, check back in as we’ll be supplementing it with new articles as more information becomes available or as we gain new insights. We hope you enjoyed our series and found it insightful even if you disagree!

Part of our analysis of The Last Jedi.

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The Definitive “The Last Jedi” Case for Rey Skywalker: Symbolism

Written by: robotical712, Josey, Needs_More_Sprinkles, HypersonicHarpist

In the last full post of the series, we’ll examine the symbolism of The Last Jedi and what it tells us about Rey, Luke and the Skywalker family.

Part of our analysis of The Last Jedi.

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