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What does Star Wars – The Force Awakens Tell us about Ourselves? NOTE: I Tried Hard Not to do it, but Potential Meta-Spoilers Contained Within!!

What does Star Wars – The Force Awakens Tell us about Ourselves?

As I start writing this, I want to tell readers of this blog that I grew up on Star Wars. It seems hard to believe, but for a boy in the ’60s and ’70s, even watching Star Wars‘ sci-fi predecessor, Star Trek, we were blown away by the clumsy-in-retrospect special effects, leading us to dream about life aboard a starship. 2001 — A Space Odyssey, with its peaceful depictions of deep space travel, was out in 1968, but out of reach to a six-year-old boy with modestly conservative, alienated parents. And VHS technology hadn’t come along yet, so there was no way to play back most movies once they had left the big screen. The politics of a Galaxy Far, Far Away… – Future of the Force. A guest article for futureoftheforce.com — the site is committed to considering article submissions from a range of perspectives.

The politics of a Galaxy Far, Far Away… – Future of the Force

Star Wars is wildly entertaining with its iconic characters, beautiful landscapes, and epic space battles. The films often strike a chord with the events in global and domestic politics. It is perhaps because the story is set in that galaxy far, far away that people can sometimes miss how closely real-world politics, and the politics of Star Wars, parallel one another— a process that has been apparent since 1977. This article explores some of those parallels. The political parallels were most marked in last year’s Rogue One. In the aforementioned scene in Rogue One, having hunted the scientist down to the planet of Lah’mu, Krennic attempts to persuade Erso to come back to the program to ensure “peace and security for the galaxy”. Many have compared Galen Erso to J. The Erso-Krennic dialogue is multi-faceted though and can be read in many ways.

Star Wars: Episode III, redubbed using the English subtitles from a pirated Chinese edition / Boing Boing. This is apparently a Chinese pirated edition of Star Wars: Episode III, but dubbed using the English subtitles offered on that disc.

Star Wars: Episode III, redubbed using the English subtitles from a pirated Chinese edition / Boing Boing

It's amazing, not least because the voice actors are so good I thought for a moment it might have been a TV segment with Ewan, Hayden, Samuel and co. [via] OBI WAN The front is a lemon avenue flying straightly More: Here's clips from Episode II: Star Wars, In One Chart. The Galactic Civil War — recently retold in the military history called Star Wars — pitted the Imperial Navy, one of the most sophisticated fighting forces in history, against the ragtag Rebel Alliance.

Star Wars, In One Chart

The rebels resoundingly defeated the advances of the better-supplied fleet in a stunning six-year guerrilla war. How did this happen? A FiveThirtyEight analysis of the expeditionary force that saw the bulk of the fighting in the main theater of the rebellion — that is, from Scarif to Yavin to Hoth and finally Endor — found that the consolidation of Imperial forces in immense capital ships and battlestations led to catastrophic losses. With apologies to Charles Joseph Minard and his visualization of Napoleon’s invasion of Russia, here is why you never invade Hoth in winter: Kylo Ren Might Wear Darth Vader's Old Cape in 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Kylo Ren is so obsessed with Darth Vader he may even start creepily wearing his dead grandfather’s actual clothes.

Kylo Ren Might Wear Darth Vader's Old Cape in 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'

Specifically: Kylo’s getting a Sith cape, and it just might be legit vintage. A new rumor from Making Star Wars suggests Kylo Ren’s costume will be a little different for Star Wars: Episode VIII and that his new cape “is said to be like the one Darth Vader wears in The Empire Strikes Back / Return of the Jedi.” This report is by no means official or confirmed, but it does make sense that as Kylo Ren continues to put his Ben Solo identity more and more in the rear-view mirror, he’d continue to ape the aesthetics of the grandfather he never knew: Darth Vader. And the most fucked up part is, he might not just be getting a cape like Vader’s, it might be Vader’s cape.

I am FABulous. C-3PO is Star Wars' real hero (VIDEO). Courtesy of Gianni Fiorito/Twentieth Century Fox Film I had two jobs my senior year in high school—a music-related job and a film-related job.

C-3PO is Star Wars' real hero (VIDEO).

All these years later, both are on my mind, since I have been spending time in Los Angeles helping to promote Paolo Sorrentino’s new film Youth, for which I wrote the music. Jimmy Fallon, The Roots & "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Cast Sing "Star Wars" Medley (A Cappella) 12 future Star Wars plots set up by The Force Awakens. The wait is finally over!

12 future Star Wars plots set up by The Force Awakens

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is here! After months of speculation, rumors, and leaks, fans can finally head to their local theaters and find out the truth. Whether your personal theories were confirmed as canon or shattered like the planet of Alderaan, at least now we all know. Except for all the things we don’t. We are living in the heyday of Star Wars.

Probably sooner rather than later. Image Credit: Lucasfilm #1: Who was the old man that Poe Dameron got the map from? Thirty years is a long time. . #2: Were Rey’s dreams of her remembering the island or seeing the future? #3: Who left Rey on Jakku and why? If you notice in the Force vision, the person holding Rey’s arm as she begs not to be left behind looks like the Scrap Buyer that trades parts for food. Perhaps Luke wanted her to be safe from the Dark Side. . #4: How did Ben Solo become obsessed with his grandfather? The Mythology of 'Star Wars' with George Lucas. The struggle between heroes and villains and the influence of a higher force are the essence of mythology and resonate within all cultures, providing storytellers with a natural framework for spinning tales.

The Mythology of 'Star Wars' with George Lucas

George Lucas discusses his efforts to tell old myths in new ways, the role of faith in his own life, and the influence of his mentor, Joseph Campbell. Using extensive film clips from the Star Wars saga, the discussion explores how the continuing battle between the forces of light and darkness is best waged when we believe in a force greater than ourselves. BILL MOYERS: Nestled into a rolling hillside north of San Francisco, Skywalker Ranch is the command center of George Lucas’ filmmaking empire.

I first came here to interview Joseph Campbell, a friend and mentor to George Lucas. Twelve years later I came back, this time to interview the protégé. GEORGE LUCAS: Well, when I did “Star Wars” I consciously set about to recreate myths and the — and the classic mythological motifs. A ‘Star Wars’ Refresher. Holding the secret plans to the Galactic Empire’s Death Star, the Rebel Alliance’s Princess Leia is captured by the evil Emperor’s ultimate enforcer, Darth Vader.

A ‘Star Wars’ Refresher

But she hides the blueprints in a droid, R2-D2, and sends it to the Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi on the desert planet of Tatooine. There, young Luke Skywalker comes across Obi-Wan while searching for R2-D2, which is now his foster uncle’s property. Learning that his father was also a Jedi – warriors who, powered by the Force, fought for peace and justice in the Old Republic – Luke joins up with Obi-Wan. Star Wars (translated in Navajo)