“The opposite of grimdark is hopepunk.” – Alexandra Rowland in 2017. Caitlin and Charlotte explore just why we need HOPEPUNK now more than ever in Star Wars storytelling. On this episode: What is hopepunk? Is Star Wars inherently hopepunk? What stories have the potential to be more hopepunk than others and why is this a type of story we revere? All this and more on Skytalkers.
Caitlin and Charlotte are joined by author Ian Doescher to discuss the wonderful intersection of Shakespeare and Star Wars with the new release of “The Merry Rise of Skywalker”. We talk process, parallels, the Reylo Romeo & Juliet parts, Hamlet comparisons, and much, much more.