Return of the Last Jedi: A Throne Room Parallel Video

– article and video study by HanSpinel

Several commonalities exist in the form of plot lines and visual parallels between The Last Jedi (TLJ) and the Original Trilogy (OT). Here, I explore the similarities among the “Throne Room” scenes of Return of the Jedi and The Last Jedi, most of which play out in a beat-for-beat fashion (video below). 

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V-day or D-day: What will Episode IX mean for ReyLo?

– Guest Post by kelC3PO

There may be something in the air when it comes to Rey and Kylo Ren… but is it romance, or family ties?

In this post, I draw comparisons between the Luke/Leia and ReyLo “relationships.” A majority of the post focuses on highlighting fan opinions from the late 70’s and early 80’s that are in favor of a Luke/Leia love. I then hypothesize that any ReyLo relationship will end the same way as Luke/Leia… with Rey and Kylo Ren as relatives. A population of fans were upset with this reveal after RotJ, and I suspect ReyLo fans will react similarly should ReySky be revealed in Episode IX.

Hope you like it!

Star Wars Episode IX: 4 Titles We Might See & 1 We Definitely Won’t…

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The Shadow Council weighs in on potential titles for Star Wars: Episode IX.

Some titles we could see and others we definitely won’t. Continue reading Star Wars Episode IX: 4 Titles We Might See & 1 We Definitely Won’t…

The Retcon You Didn’t Know You Needed **POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD**

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– HanSpinel

**[POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD]**

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Rey’s Parents: The Director’s Cut

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 – HanSpinel

Much has been made about the validity (or lack thereof) regarding Rey’s familial “reveal” in The Last Jedi. Recently, we discussed the transcription of The Last Jedi script, made available at the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library, which indicates Rey is speaking her greatest fear, not necessarily the truth:

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I Now Pronounce You Mrs. Skywalker: A (Semi-Serious) List Of Candidates to Play Rey’s Mother in Episode IX

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As we approach the middle of the post-TLJ, pre-Episode IX doldrums, it’s time for a little bit of fun, pointless speculation to make the days go by a bit faster. And what better way to do that than to spend several days meticulously compiling a list of all the actresses who could potentially play Rey’s mother in Episode IX? (There are probably better ways, I just chose this one). Below the jump, I explore which of these extremely similar looking British, brunette white ladies (insert beleaguered sigh here) is the best candidate to play the part, ranked in order from to least to most ridiculous. How serious am I about these choices? Not very. Or am I? Who can say. Read on to find out….

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Triple Claus is Coming to Town

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You better watch out
You better run
Better hide
I’m telling you why
Triple Claus is coming to town

He’s making a list
And checking it twice
Doesn’t matter if naughty or nice
Triple Claus is coming to town

He’ll kill you when you’re sleeping
He’ll kill you when you’re awake
Doesn’t matter if you’ve been bad or good
So run for goodness sake!

O! You better watch out!
You better run Better hide
I’m telling you why
Triple Claus is coming to town
Triple Claus is coming to town