Episode IX: Tying Together Leaks and the Saga

Here I ponder how recent Episode IX leaks will tie into the rest of the Skywalker Saga.


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The Phantom Menace Awakens

-by HanSpinel

2019 marks the 20th anniversary for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace! To commemorate and celebrate, I’ve made a personal pledge to do something The Phantom Menace-y each month and then share my adventure/journey with you all! ICYMI: for the month of January, I featured TPM concept art by Doug Chiang: Darth Maul and his Scimitar on Tatooine as my header image on twitter.

For February, I’ve created a fan-adaptation and trailer re-cut of The Phantom Menace by compiling a near-shot-for-shot visual parallel with the Official Trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. More (and the video) below!

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Star Wars: Found Families, Bloodline, and Arthurian Legend

– 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.

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