In part I of this set of posts I have made a start with discussing the outcomes and their interpretation of Mark White’s recent survey amongst over 5,100 Star Wars fans. There I focussed on the interpretation of the striking results on how fans feel about the different trilogies. Here we now delve into the matter of social- and political attitudes and film-reception.Continue reading “A Mirror to the Fandom: part II”
A few months ago Mark White’s Star Wars Survey circulated online and you might also have seen it posted on our Clone Corridor Community on Facebook. Yesterday he presented his results, holding up an interesting mirror to the fan community. Let’s dig into what he found: a forgotten generation of Star Wars fans.Continue reading “A Mirror to the Fandom: part I”
In the previous instalments of this series we have looked at Star Wars Tribute videos highlighting particular trilogies or animation series. In the past two years a number of awesome tribute videos have appeared that focus on the development of a particular character. Let’s have a closer look!
It is obvious, right? Everyone knows what the story is! And everyone knows what good story-telling is, right? That why we are all so darn good at telling stories … except we’re not all good at it. So what’s the story about “stories” and about Star Wars?
Continue reading “Star Wars: What’s the story?”
The final chapter of Luke Skywalker’s arc strongly resonates with that of Frodo Baggins. Once you uncover that, the mirroring seemingly extends much further and gives us an interesting tale of heroic failures.
When Snoke fell in Episode VIII The Last Jedi quite a few fans were in an uproar. Snoke had been underused, they argued, complaining we knew too little of Snoke prior to his demise. A good reason to take a deeper and more general look at the Mystery Box of the unknown villain.
Star Wars releases have always been received critically either by the press or by the fans or by both but perhaps never more so than since the rise of social media. Yet almost all critics of Star Wars get it wrong … here is why. And here is also how it sheds a new light on one of The Last Jedi‘s most iconic scenes.
It is one of the most iconic scenes of Return of the Jedi that seems to be there for comic relief only. But let’s take a closer look! Like so many other brief moments in Star Wars, the scene too deeply connects to the main themes of the Saga.
In our series Star Wars’ Forgotten Women we put a spotlight on female characters that have an interesting and worthwhile story-arc and part in Star Wars. This 8th instalment is about a character we first get to know as a young girl during The Clone Wars and later as an adult woman during the start of the Rebellion: Numa!
In many discussions amongst Star Wars fans you can hear the word “canon”. Yet many of those discussions provide evidence that little thought is spent on what “canon” actually means. So let us have a go at it …