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: 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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Star Wars: A Look Ahead

Written by robotical712

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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How the Vader 2017 Finale Connects with the 2015 Series

Vadercover.pngWritten by robotical712

The 25th and final issue of the Vader 2017 series dropped yesterday and it capped off a series featuring Vader’s early rise in dramatic fashion. Yet the finale is really just a new chapter that ends in the events of the 2015 comic run. SPOILERS

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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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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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