The Lost Son of Mandalore: An Origin Story for Finn in Episode IX

finn-phasma-last-jedi-tallWe’ve spoken before of Finn’s role specifically in the Skywalker family arc, and how his future is heavily foreshadowed to interweave with them as Han Solo’s did before him–but what about where he came from before the beginning of The Force Awakens? In this article, I make a case for a backstory for Finn that both adds depth to his past, and gives meaning to his future.

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Finding SkyMom: Reading Between the Legends

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By HypersonicHarpist, robotical712, Sprinkles, Pale and JoseyFish

The Legends of Luke Skywalker is structured as a series of stories being told within another story, known as a framing story.  The framing story is entirely canon, the stories that the characters tell however exist as in universe legends. Like legends that exist in our world they are subject to error from exaggeration, romanticization, being altered slightly with each telling, or could be fabricated entirely.  While their canonicity is questionable, the stories are worth examining because there is often a bit of truth in Legends.

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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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Interview conducted by Needs_More_Sprinkles

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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Coming Soon: The Shadow Council Interviews Ken Liu!

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We’re pleased to announce Ken Liu, the author of Legends of Luke Skywalker and the From A Certain Point of View short ‘The Sith of Datawork’, has been interviewed by the Star Wars Shadow Council’s very own Needs_More_Sprinkles! Stay tuned for the interview, coming soon!

How Breaking Bad’s ‘The Fly’ Bears Similarities To The Last Jedi

‘The Last Jedi’ is not the first divisive piece of media Rian Johnson has directed. Breaking Bad’s ‘The Fly’ was a bottle episode released in the midst of the third season, bringing a halt to the show’s main plot. Instead, Rian utilizes symbolism and unconventional directing techniques to reflect on Walter White’s state of mind. This heavy use of meta storytelling and symbolism evokes our own theories on how Rian approached The Last Jedi.

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The Tide and its Significance

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Written by robotical712, HypersonicHarpist, Josey, Pale, ravenclawmind and Needs_More_Sprinkles

One of the most intriguing concepts introduced in ‘Legends of Luke Skywalker’ is that of the Tide. On its face, it seems like yet another philosophy of the Force, yet a survey of the canon reveals it’s actually far more important than that and appears to be an emerging core concept. Indeed, the philosophy seems to have not only made a significant impact on Luke himself, but also on the broader Star Wars canon.

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