Porg Psychology 101

Jay’s Galactic Espressions

Whether you love them or hate them, porgs have become a very popular – albeit peculiar – new character in the Star Wars saga. We were introduced to these little penguin-puffin-birdlike creatures in the behind-the-scenes footage reel for The Last Jedi, revealed at the D23 Expo in July of 2017. Avid fans of the saga have had porgs on the brain since this initial introduction, but the debut of the official trailer for The Last Jedi, which aired during halftime of Monday Night Football on October 9, caused the general public to catch porg fever in a big way! Instantly, the Internet was packed with porgs, including this Photoshop challenge, posted by gizmodo.com.

But, why are these little feather bags such a draw for fans, myself included? I’m not usually one to fall prey to overwhelming feelings of “gotta have that,” but these porgs have certainly won me over! So, I decided to take a look at the psychology of porgs – what underlying reasons could there be for this fanatic attraction? What is the possible connection between avian mythology, bird/human personality traits, and the design choices of the porg character itself?

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Has Officially Wrapped, Says Rian Johnson

Rian Johnson just announced via Instagram that post production on Star Wars: The Last Jedi has officially wrapped! If you weren’t already excited, this should definitely get you pumped.

Check out his post below:

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Director Rian Johnson Talks to The New York Times

The New York Times is featuring an interview with Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson. You can read the entire interview here, but we’ll share a few highlights below that give you a general overview of what Star Wars means to him, and his feelings about working in the galaxy far, far away. We are avoiding anything potentially spoilery here, but be aware of the possibility of spoilers if you read the entire interview.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi — Empire Magazine Reveals Exclusive Image of Finn and Rose [Possible Spoilers]

The October issue of Empire will feature much Star Wars: The Last Jedi goodness. In the last week, they’ve revealed their holographic covers for subscribers and newsstands, along with an image of Poe Dameron’s upgraded X-wing. Now they’ve released an exclusive image of Finn and Rose on the casino planet of Canto Bight. In this issue, there is also a conversation with Rian Johnson about The Last Jedi. A few highlights will be posted below.

*Possible Spoilers*

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The Star Wars Show | ‘The Last Jedi’ Director Rian Johnson, Making BB-8 Sounds, Mobile Game Updates, and More

This week’s installment of The Star Wars Show features prequel-era additions to the mobile game, Star Wars: Force Arena, updates to Galaxy of Heroes, and creating the sounds for The Force Awakens with foley artist Jana Vance. Meanwhile, at Skywalker Ranch, a discussion takes place between The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and Thomas Kail, director of Hamilton.

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Kylo Ren’s Journey in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ and Other Character Updates [Possible Spoilers]

When we last saw Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens he had just killed his father, Han Solo, wounded Finn, and battled nearly to the death with The Scavenger, Rey. What can we expect from his path in The Last Jedi? Director Rian Johnson shared his thoughts in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.

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In ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Rey Will Discover More About Her Family [Possible Spoilers]

There has been a lot of speculation, theorizing, and conjecture about Rey’s family since we first met her in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We won’t go into any of that here, as Coffee With Kenobi doesn’t deal in any of those things, but Entertainment Weekly has revealed that the subject of Rey’s parentage will be a factor in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

First we hear from director Rian Johnson…

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What We Can Expect from Carrie Fisher in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ [Possible Spoilers]

Yesterday, Entertainment Weekly revealed exclusive Star Wars: The Last Jedi covers featuring Luke Skywalker and Rey, as well as a plethora of new images. These were just a taste of The Last Jedi coverage in the special fall movie preview issue scheduled for release this Friday. In addition, several features have been released online, and the latest turns its gaze to Carrie Fisher. The Last Jedi will be the last we see of Princess Leia in the films, and by all accounts she turned in a memorable performance.

Here are a few highlights from EW.com:

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi | Good Morning America Talks to the Cast and Director Rian Johnson

Good Morning America has had a busy Twitter account today as they’ve released a plethora of clips with the cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as well as director Rian Johnson. The interviews were conducted as Star Wars fever was sweeping the D23 Expo yesterday, and we’ve collected them into one spot for your viewing pleasure. They’re not long, but they are worth watching, particularly the clips with Rian Johnson.

Enjoy!

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi at D23 — Official Images and Video

While the panel for Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the D23 Expo was not streamed live, Disney has released select images and video from the event, in addition to the behind-the-scenes video and character posters.

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