Finn & Rey | Roses & Clover

– written & edited by HanSpinel

“Well, don’t get all mushy on us….”

In celebration of Valentine’s Day this week, I’ve put together a fan-adaptation and video study on the chemistry and bond between the characters Finn & Rey set to SYML – Mr. Sandman. The footage includes scenes from both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. Below, I briefly share choices in the editing room along with the video. Pairs nicely with Finn & Rey: Acts of True Love 😉 Hope you enjoy, and happy Valentine’s Eve! ❤

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Finn & Rey: Acts of True Love

written by HanSpinel

Happy Valentine’s Eve, Peanuts!

The Last Jedi script was made available at the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library and podcaster Who Talks First managed to transcribe some of the exact lines from the script. The script line describing Rey and Finn’s embrace in the final moments of The Last Jedi caught my attention:

But even as Finn embraces her, we see it in his eyes, this is not the same Rey he knew before.

– The Last Jedi Script

This is an honest look into Finn’s perspective at the end of The Last Jedi. But how did Finn and Rey get here? And what exactly has changed about Rey from Finn’s perspective? As we embark on the journey to Episode IX, it’s worth reviewing the Sequel Trilogy through Finn’s Acts of True Love for Rey, along with the chemistry and bond they develop along the way, and yes, perhaps even romance….

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

Shocked John

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…

Cracking the Collecting Code: Star Wars Toys and the People that Love Them


– by Conn8d

There’s no doubt that merchandise, and toys in particular, are a huge part of both the success of Star Wars as a brand and a part of cinema. These products remain an essential part of the franchise’s identity, but in many ways also helped launch what we experience as modern merchandising when it comes to film, literary, television, and other media properties.

Toys and merchandise in general are a major force in the ongoing life-blood of the franchise. We all know there are many ways to be a ‘fan’, and for many Star Wars fans, the toys are a hugely important part of their experience of the franchise.

To learn more, I had the chance to sit down with an avid amateur collector, Toytooine, for a discussion about merchandise from a galaxy far, far away. Continue reading Cracking the Collecting Code: Star Wars Toys and the People that Love Them

Rey’s Parents: The Director’s Cut


 – 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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Luke Skywalker and Unanswered Questions

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Written by robotical712

One thing I really don’t understand is why so many people think we’ve received the full story about Luke in the Last Jedi. Shall we review?

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