Ruminations: Rogue One Changes Everything

It started with the Death Star, with the jolt that went through me the first time I saw it over the horizon of the then still unfamiliar Scarif. I couldn’t quite push the image from my mind. Immediately, I knew that things would shift in the Star Wars galaxy with the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; I didn’t yet know that for me, the shift would be drastic.

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How Deep Did George Lucas Go with the Hero’s Journey in Star Wars? — A Guest Blog by Tomas Pueyo

How Deep Did George Lucas Go with the Hero’s Journey in Star Wars? — A Guest Blog by Tomas Pueyo

Much has been said about George Lucas and the Hero’s Journey. He discovered Joseph Campbell’s idea while the script for A New Hope and became instantly fascinated: so many elements of his movie fit in the Hero’s Journey framework! He decided to go all in and rewrite his script to turn it into a fundamental myth.

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Melinda’s Brew: The Force of Female Fandom [2]

Melinda's Brew

The more things change, the more things stay the same. Aside from the fact I never have been a huge fan of using such a vague word as “thing[s]”, I always have been rather amazed at the truth behind this simple adage. Shouldn’t it stand to reason that change brings about … well, change … thus “things” don’t stay the same? Isn’t that what change is all about?

Yet, we’re all human. Since that is the case, human nature, emotions, preferences come into play, and each of those facets of our beings will affect how adaptable – or resistant to change – we are. Getting philosophical on you I seem to be but this line of thinking popped into my head – quite naturally – when I sat down to write the second installment in my series about Star Wars’ female fan base. From a certain point of view, change has occurred. Read more

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Marvel Star Wars Comics Review: Rogue One #6

This review of Star Wars: Rogue One #6 contains minor spoilers.

It was no secret how Rogue One was going to end.

We all saw it coming.

Yet that did little to stop the team behind the six-issue film adaptation from adding one last, lofty and piercing surprise to throw us for a loop. All it took was a series of words that for some Star Wars fans, were the first they ever read.

Rogue One ended as it began with rich detail, added material and luxurious storytelling in words and images.

The final issue of Rogue One wasn’t bereft of the extreme emotional toll of losing the entire Rebel band on Scarif. That grief and shock remained lasting and durable.

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Introducing Luke Skywalker’s Kid-Sized Landspeeder by Radio Flyer

It’s probably the dream of every kid at some point — to own your very own landspeeder, just like Luke Skywalker on his home world of Tatooine. (Honestly, it’s the dream of most adults, too.) Now, that dream can come true with Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder from Radio Flyer — “The First Kid-Sized Landspeeder You Can Drive!”

Find out more below:

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Melinda’s Brew: Princess. Senator. Freedom Fighter. A Rose By Any Other Name…

Melinda's Brew

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Force and Faith: To Rebel is to be Truly Human

“I rebel.”

Very simply put, this is the most important thing you can come to grips with, and become part of.  And yeah, me, of the first estate by vocation, I will teach this to the bitter end.  There are evil and nefarious forces in the world masquerading as goodness, trying to steal the inherent beauty in each of us.  There are greedy people trying to gain unlimited power through the theft of the beauty each of us possesses.

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Star Wars Finds a Home on Empire’s The Greatest 100 Movies List

Empire Online has revealed its list of The 100 Greatest Movies, as voted on by thousands of movie lovers. The entire list features a wide variety of quality films, and it is well worth checking out, but we’ll just highlight the fact that the Original Trilogy did indeed make the cut. Unfortunately, the Prequels, Rogue One, and The Force Awakens did not find homes on the list.

Here’s how the OT placed:

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Lattes with Leia Show #17: 40 Years of Star Wars

 

Prepare your ears because Episode 17 of Lattes with Leia is here. This time around we discuss our May the 4th activity, books we’re into, a Star Wars VR opportunity, as well as 40 years of Star Wars. Since the 40th anniversary of A New Hope just happened on May 25, we look back on our experiences with the film and how it’s held up over the decades.

Some of the stuff we mention on the show:
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Growing Up With Star Wars: After 40 Years, the Journey Continues

The day is almost here and honestly, it’s hard to believe that Star Wars (A New Hope) is celebrating its 40th anniversary. What’s even harder to fathom, is the realization that I’ve grown up right alongside it―we’ve gotten old!

It was the first film that I’m aware of that played in the theater for a full year, giving it the title “blockbuster.” Strangely enough, I still remember going to the theater to see it for the first time. My brother was just super excited, and I was experiencing the movie theater for the very first time. Yes, Star Wars was my first film experience―and it’s left its mark on me. Read more

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