The Mandalorian Season 2 Trailer Reaction

The Mandalorian season 2 trailer is finally here! We break it down and speculate the future of the season. What can we expect from Din and the child? Where will their journey take them? 

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We Need Hopepunk

“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.

Continued reading:
The original tumblr post from 2017.
The Vox article mentioned.
Hopepunk as a climate narrative.
Hopepunk and Mannerpunk via Merriam-Webster.

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Shakespeare & Star Wars with Ian Doescher

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. 

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E. Anne Convery on The Clone Wars, Myth, & Fairy Tales

E. Anne Convery, the author of the Nightsisters story “Bug” in “The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark” joins Caitlin and Charlotte to discuss her background in fairy tales and mythology, Star Wars, her favorite things about Celebration, writing “Bug”, the collective unconscious, The Clone Wars finale, her namesake convors (Morai!), and so much more. Light spoilers for her new story, “Bug.” 

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