Our heroine Rey faces crucial moments in and in front of two caves in The Last Jedi. In this piece, we investigate the deeper symbolism that these classic mythic images might contain in the context of her journey.
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.
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:
- Try to ask open-ended questions, ones that you think can be discussed for 30 minutes or so.
- 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.
- Submit questions through one of the following channels: Tumblr asks (not chat), Facebook messages, Twitter DMs, or email us at email@example.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!
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!
Written by: robotical712, Josey, Needs_More_Sprinkles and HypersonicHarpist
In this section we expand on the key parts of the The Last Jedi that indicate there is much more going on between Rey, Luke and Kylo Ren beneath the surface.
For those of us who were hoping Rey would be revealed to be a Skywalker in Episode VIII, the promise of a surprise reveal in Episode IX feels like cold comfort. Why should we care if she’s a Skywalker now? Luke’s dead, so what would be the emotional payoff? (I’m a “Yoda Interacted With The Physical World To Explain Why Rey Can Hug Her Ghost Dad In The Next Movie” truther, myself). And most of all, what does Rey get out of this as a character? How does a delayed reveal further her development whatsoever? I’d like to share this mini-essay, originally from the Shadow Council tumblr, to explain my thoughts on the situation.