The Sin of Hubris, and the Dangerous Myth of the Mighty Skywalker Bloodline

This post will contain extensive spoilers for The Last Jedi – consider yourself warned! The Last Jedi is full of parallels and, in particular, parallel characters. You have Rey and Kylo Ren at the forefront, but you also have the pair of Luke and Snoke looming behind them. And while Luke may merely be bitter … More The Sin of Hubris, and the Dangerous Myth of the Mighty Skywalker Bloodline

The Tangled Thread of Fate – The Beauty and the Tragedy of the Bond Between Kylo Ren and Rey

This post will contain extensive spoilers for The Last Jedi – consider yourself warned! Before the release of The Last Jedi, very interesting language was being used to describe the connection between Rey and Kylo Ren. Rian Johnson called them “two halves of our protagonist”, and the Star Wars Databank described their “intertwined destinies” and mutual fascination. … More The Tangled Thread of Fate – The Beauty and the Tragedy of the Bond Between Kylo Ren and Rey

Intertwined Destinies I: A Great and Terrible Power

In the ‘Intertwined Destinies’ meta series, I intend on taking a deep dive into the mysterious connection between Rey and Kylo Ren in The Last Jedi. In this first instalment, I cover their pasts – exploring what might have brought Rey and Kylo to where we find them in The Force Awakens, and how their histories … More Intertwined Destinies I: A Great and Terrible Power

Colin Trevorrow’s Women Problem, or Pray for Episode IX

At the moment of writing, my ask box is full of messages about The Book of Henry, the newly released film from Colin Trevorrow, who is both writing and directing Episode IX. This is because BOH is, to put it mildly, getting terrible reviews. These reviews don’t just say the film is bad. They say the … More Colin Trevorrow’s Women Problem, or Pray for Episode IX

The Wrath of Luke – The Last Jedi as a Riff on Old Testament Tropes

* A single paragraph late in this essay contains potential spoilers for The Last Jedi. This paragraph is clearly indicated, and can be skipped if you prefer. * The Luke shown in the poster for The Last Jedi is, in many ways, a shocking subversion of the Luke of the popular imagination. His expression doesn’t … More The Wrath of Luke – The Last Jedi as a Riff on Old Testament Tropes

The Last Jedi Trailer – A Shot-by-Shot, Spoiler-Filled Breakdown

Okay, I can tell that I’m going to get no peace until I’ve got this out of my system, so I’m going to aim to do a shot-by-shot breakdown of the brand-new and absolutely flipping fantastic Last Jedi teaser trailer. This breakdown will be heavily informed by spoilers from sites such as Making Star Wars, … More The Last Jedi Trailer – A Shot-by-Shot, Spoiler-Filled Breakdown

Theory: How Rogue One will tie into Episode VIII

Before Rogue One came out, a helpful explanatory video from Anthony Breznican of EW indicated something extremely intriguing – Rogue One directly links into Episode VIII. Now I have seen Rogue One (twice!) I wanted to indulge in some speculation about which element of it I believe will feed into Episode VIII. This discussion will obviously … More Theory: How Rogue One will tie into Episode VIII

The Scavenger’s Hoard podcast: Introducing more female voices to Star Wars fandom

I’ve been rather quiet on the theorising front recently, but with good reason – I have been busy working on the development of a new podcast called Scavenger’s Hoard, which aims to introduce fresh female voices to Star Wars fandom. We have launched two episodes so far, bringing listeners a run-down of the latest Star … More The Scavenger’s Hoard podcast: Introducing more female voices to Star Wars fandom