Finding SkyMom: Reading Between the Legends

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By HypersonicHarpist, robotical712, Sprinkles, Pale and JoseyFish

The Legends of Luke Skywalker is structured as a series of stories being told within another story, known as a framing story.  The framing story is entirely canon, the stories that the characters tell however exist as in universe legends. Like legends that exist in our world they are subject to error from exaggeration, romanticization, being altered slightly with each telling, or could be fabricated entirely.  While their canonicity is questionable, the stories are worth examining because there is often a bit of truth in Legends.

Part of our Finding SkyMom series

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Solo Wrap Up – Analysis and Speculation

A couple of weeks ago, I posted my review of Solo: A Star Wars Story; now I’m going take a look at what the movie adds to the setting and what storylines it might create.

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How Breaking Bad’s ‘The Fly’ Bears Similarities To The Last Jedi

‘The Last Jedi’ is not the first divisive piece of media Rian Johnson has directed. Breaking Bad’s ‘The Fly’ was a bottle episode released in the midst of the third season, bringing a halt to the show’s main plot. Instead, Rian utilizes symbolism and unconventional directing techniques to reflect on Walter White’s state of mind. This heavy use of meta storytelling and symbolism evokes our own theories on how Rian approached The Last Jedi.

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Rian Johnson and the Creative Process

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Written by Josey
There are two commonly-held perceptions about the Sequel Trilogy we’ve seen in the fandom:

One, that Rian Johnson was – and JJ Abrams thus will be – allowed to do whatever he wanted with his installment of the trilogy, including retconning established movie canon; and

Two, that anything “The Powers That Be” say on social media should be taken as the literal truth.

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Splinter of the Mind’s Eye: Analysis

Splinter of the Mind’s eye is fairly straightforward and offers little in the face of building the Star Wars mythos. This is to be expected, as the novel was written as a low-budget sequel to the 1977 film. Certain creative choices were designed to work around the potential production of a sequel film; Han Solo and Chewbacca are absent, as Harrison Ford wasn’t signed on for a sequel. The environment of Mimban was also layered with thick fog, as to lower budget on set design. The book represents more of an ‘alternate history’ for the franchise, rather than a story worthy of merit in the present years.

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Solo: Creator Commentary Curiosities (Major Spoilers)

With the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story now entering its first week, Ron Howard and Jon Kasdan have spoken up about elements from the movie, most notably a particular character in the film. However, inconsistencies in their statements hint at a few secrets still up Lucasfilm’s sleeve. It’s now made even more chin-scratching due to a cast member comment on a podcast. There are major Solo spoilers in this post.

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Solo Review by Pale (Spoilers)

Solo: A Star Wars Story is breathtaking and lively addition to the Star Wars franchise, bolstering an array of deep cut references to the lore, alongside an impressive cast and a (mostly) enjoyable plot. SPOILERS

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