SWSC The Last Jedi Retrospective: Initial Reactions

In observation of the one year release of The Last Jedi, the members of the Star Wars Shadow Council recall our reactions to the movie and how our views have changed over the past year. In part II, we look remember our first reactions to seeing the movie.

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Star Wars: A Look Ahead

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Last year was a busy one for Star Wars and us, but 2019 is shaping up to have the most Star Wars content yet! A look at what’s been announced for the year.

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SWSC The Last Jedi Retrospective: Before the Movie

In observation of the one year release of The Last Jedi, the members of the Star Wars Shadow Council recall our reactions to the movie and how our views have changed over the past year. In today’s article, we talk about how we became fans and our hopes going into the movie.

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Luke Skywalker and Unanswered Questions

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

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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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The Enemies to Lovers Trope vs. Rey and Kylo in the Force Awakens

Tropes serve the function of signaling story elements to the audience and of providing shortcuts to understanding said story. While badly-written tropes can come off as “cliche,” the most common fiction tropes are so popular, and are relied on so heavily, because they have a fundamental logic to them that the creators know most or much of the target audience will grasp instinctively. However, various tropes are similar enough in essential elements that they are easily confused or misidentified (sometimes by design). In such cases, the surrounding context of the story and structure, as well as an understanding of how such tropes work and – significantly – why they work, should be given special consideration. Here we examine how the “enemies to lovers” trope is used in modern popular fiction and compare and contrast it with how Kylo and Rey’s relationship is presented in the Force Awakens.  The comparison will show whether their relationship, as presented in canon, is in agreement with or in violation of the trope.

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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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An Interview with Ken Liu

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I sat down earlier this week with Ken Liu, author of the book The Legends of Luke Skywalker, to talk about all manner of exciting Star Wars stuff. Full interview below the cut.

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