– written by HanSpinel
Star Wars has always focused on family, and though the Skywalker Saga is unsurprisingly led by the Skywalkers, it is chock full of “found family” stories. In this article, I will highlight how unique the Skywalker bloodline story actually is to the saga, and how the concept of “bloodline” for the Skywalkers – in contrast to “family” – is presented as a burden each generation must overcome through choice, and not destiny. In other words, the Skywalkers themselves promote empowerment regardless of origin.
I will also argue that each trilogy has pitted Skywalker vs. Skywalker, and that the Sequel Trilogy is no different. Following, I revisit themes and narratives associated with Arthurian Legend as it pertains to the battle between Kylo Ren and Rey over the saber that belonged to Luke Skywalker, and his father before him – the Skywalker Legacy Saber. I conclude that several lines of reasoning all support the Star Wars Shadow Council’s Case of a delayed familial reveal for Rey Skywalker, Daughter of Light, and Heiress Apparent to Anakin Skywalker.
Continue reading Star Wars: Found Families, Bloodline, and Arthurian Legend
Written by robotical712
The 25th and final issue of the Vader 2017 series dropped yesterday and it capped off a series featuring Vader’s early rise in dramatic fashion. Yet the finale is really just a new chapter that ends in the events of the 2015 comic run. SPOILERS
Continue reading How the Vader 2017 Finale Connects with the 2015 Series
Episode IX is being billed as the end of the Skywalker Saga. Just what is the Skywalker Saga about and how will Episode IX tie it all together?
Continue reading The Skywalker Saga and Episode IX: Who are the Skywalkers?
Written by Robotical712
In the second part of this series, I analyze how LFL plans out its story while maximizing the freedom of its individual creators.
Continue reading Lucasfilm, Plans and the Creative Process – Part 2
It’s bots, BOTS, I tell you. Russian ones at that. (Frickin’ Russians). Could it all really be so simple?
Hold your horses…or should I say fathiers? Continue reading The Last Jedi: Discourse, Data, and Clickbait
Written by robotical712
The Poe Dameron comic finale further underscores why I think the time skip will be measured in months, not years.
Spoilers for Poe Dameron #31
Continue reading What the Poe Dameron Finale Means for the Episode IX Time Skip
With IX in production, focus has shifted to the final installment in the Skywalker Saga. Many, if not most, expect that it will bring a close to the Skywalker storyline and the franchise will explore entirely new directions. However, a look at where we are and where we’ve come from suggests a surprising direction for the franchise.
Written by robotical712. Speaking for myself only.
Continue reading The Future of Star Wars: IX and Beyond