With filming for Star Wars IX well underway, we’ve recently been looking back at the last intra-film period, to see what members of Star Wars production were saying about the sequel trilogy during that time. Though the creative team seems to be keeping mum as we wait for Episode IX, some of them actually had a good deal to say between The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
There’s a lot of really interesting insight, so…revisit some old quotations, we will!
Continue reading The Sacred Texts! – Lost Quotes from MaryAnn Brandon
Written by robotical712
A discussion of what is and isn’t the message of The Last Jedi and the strange reluctance to apply it to the protagonist.
Continue reading The Message of the Last Jedi
Tropes serve the function of signaling story elements to the audience and of providing shortcuts to understanding said story. While badly-written tropes can come off as “cliche,” the most common fiction tropes are so popular, and are relied on so heavily, because they have a fundamental logic to them that the creators know most or much of the target audience will grasp instinctively. However, various tropes are similar enough in essential elements that they are easily confused or misidentified (sometimes by design). In such cases, the surrounding context of the story and structure, as well as an understanding of how such tropes work and – significantly – why they work, should be given special consideration. Here we examine how the “enemies to lovers” trope is used in modern popular fiction and compare and contrast it with how Kylo and Rey’s relationship is presented in the Force Awakens. The comparison will show whether their relationship, as presented in canon, is in agreement with or in violation of the trope.
Continue reading The Enemies to Lovers Trope vs. Rey and Kylo in the Force Awakens
Written by Robotical712 and Pale
Names in Star Wars usually carry real-life meanings, either intentional or unintentional. As such, it’s worth examining the name of the girl in ‘Fishing the Deluge’ in Legends of Luke Skywalker, ‘Aya’.
A supplemental to the Finding SkyMom series.
Continue reading Aya: What’s in a Name?
The following post was sent as a message by reddit user quietansible and we were so impressed we asked to post it. It lays out a very cogent argument for why whether Rey’s father is Luke matters in The Last Jedi.
Continue reading Guest Post: The Importance of Rey’s Parents
A common argument for Rey being a nobody is it introduces the idea anyone can be Force sensitive and you don’t need to be from a special bloodline. To see how novel this is, I made a list of Force sensitive characters born to Force sensitive parents and those who were not.
Continue reading Characters from Force Sensitive Bloodlines vs Those Without
Written by HypersonicHarpist, Needs_More_Sprinkles, Josey, robotical712, Pale and ravenclawmind
In our final post we examine several possibilities for the idea ‘Fishing the Deluge’ reveals the origins of Rey’s mother.
Part of the Finding SkyMom series Continue reading How I Met Your Mother: Rey Skywalker Edition – Wrap Up and Theories