Episode XV: In Which There is a Discussion with Trent Gander About Wasted Storytelling Opportunities

In this episode, I have a discussion with Trent Gander about the characters within the Star Wars universe, specifically the new characters brought in with Disney storytelling. Does Disney give us too much context for characters? Not enough? Trent argues that "gritty realism" is important to Star Wars storytelling but Disney lacked that in the … Continue reading Episode XV: In Which There is a Discussion with Trent Gander About Wasted Storytelling Opportunities

Episode XIV: In Which There is a Discussion with Professor Lyrical Regarding Disney’s Acquisition of Lucasfilm

In this episode, I have a discussion with Professor Lyrical about Disney's takeover of Lucasfilm. Have their stories been beneficial to the Star Wars universe? Is the Disney acquisition ultimately a good thing? Pro is PRO Disney (haha, I love the pun), whereas I'm on the fence and unsure, yet still gives them my money at … Continue reading Episode XIV: In Which There is a Discussion with Professor Lyrical Regarding Disney’s Acquisition of Lucasfilm

Episode XII: In Which There is a Discussion With Michael Messinger About Tweaking The Saga

In this episode, I am joined with Michael Messinger where he proposes tweaking each of the movies to make them slightly better. I try to play devil's advocate in some instances and I push back regarding if the tweak would actually improve the movies. This also brings into light the ripple effect: can one small … Continue reading Episode XII: In Which There is a Discussion With Michael Messinger About Tweaking The Saga

Episode XI: In Which We Discuss Mindfulness and Looking to the Future

“All his life has he looked away…to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing.” *** "Keep your concentration here and now where it belongs." "Master Yoda says I should be mindful of the future..." "But not at the expense of the moment." *** In this … Continue reading Episode XI: In Which We Discuss Mindfulness and Looking to the Future

Episode X: In Which We Discuss Princess Leia, #BanBossy and Karens

In this episode, I take a look at Princess Leia's character arc in the Original Trilogy and if she is bossy. I go into how society views women, specifically using Princess Leia as my example. The podcast episode was inspired by my daughter, where I see "bossy" traits emerging. Is it okay to be assertive … Continue reading Episode X: In Which We Discuss Princess Leia, #BanBossy and Karens