While Rey is in many ways an obvious reflection of Luke and Anakin, she also has a unique twist to her starting point. Unlike Luke, and even Anakin, Rey has no family to support her in her struggle to survive in the harsh environment of Jakku. There is no wasting time with friends or picking […]
Carrie Fisher’s portrayal of General Leia was a wonderful surprise. The lack of her presence in the trailers beyond a few brief shots made me worry that we would either see very little of her in the film, or that Carrie’s acting wouldn’t be on par with the other actors. But her scenes with Ford […]
This week Bruce and Michael are joined by special guest Eric Pfiefer who own one of the largest Star Wars collections in the Mid-West and organizer of the annual Pfeifer-con! This is one riveting discussion talking about Eric’s roots in collecting and Star Wars fandom, The Force Awakens, his art gallery, and Pfeifer-con. Strap in […]
Like Rey, Finn is on his own hero’s journey. It starts with the death of fellow trooper FN-2003, aka “Slip.” This trooper’s identity was established in the anthology novel Before the Awakening and confirmed in the Visual Dictionary. Slip was the weakest link in Finn’s unit and Finn was reprimanded by Captain Phasma for helping […]
Kylo is tied with Rey as my favorite new character. Having searched out spoilers, his characterization was actually one of the few surprises of the film for me. I suspected long before seeing the film that he was Han and Leia’s son and knew that he was a Vader fanatic, but his volatile and emotional […]
Karl and Jason tackle some of the numerous questions that arose from The Force Awakens! This movie answered a few of the questions we had going into it but it left SO many more to ask, so we speculate about some possible answers in this episode!