Unraveling the Dark Side in Revenge of the Sith

Caitlin and Charlotte continue their deep dive into the dark side and the development of the concept. They examine The Making of Revenge of the Sith (JW Rinzler) and discuss possible avenues George Lucas was exploring when he was crafting his final piece to the Star Wars saga at the time. We also debate the idea of the dark side as physically corruptible by bringing up one fan’s theory. Origins, behind the scenes tidbits, mazes, and so much more.

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Further reading:
The Secret History of Star Wars

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The Bad Batch: “Reunion” Discussion

Charlotte and Caitlin discuss the latest episode of The Bad Batch, “Reunion” and react to that shocking reveal! They discuss the theme of free will, what does “redemption” look like for Crosshair?, *that character*, favorite cute moments, what’s next, and more.

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The Bad Batch: “Battle Scars” Discussion

Caitlin and Charlotte react and discuss the latest episode of The Bad Batch, episode 7 “Battle Scars.” We recorded this in a podcast studio in New York City (!!!) — definitely a podcast bucket list situation. We discuss this pivotal episode from the emotional moments to that character’s return, what’s next, and so much more. 

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The Dark Side

Caitlin and Charlotte lead with the question: Once you start down the dark path, *does* the Dark Side forever dominate your destiny? We trace the dark side’s historical origins, including the early drafts of Star Wars with the Ashla and Bogan, to the Revenge of the Sith novelization and much more. Then we dive into Anakin Skywalker’s journey into the dark side and parse through our origin hypothesis. Finally, we talk about Ben Solo, redemption, and whether the dark side *does* dominate his destiny, and what that means for the story. We talk about Robert Bly’s concept on the human shadow and how that relates to the Dark Side. All this and more on this episode of Skytalkers! This episode was edited by Danny Pirtle.

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Works Cited:
The Making of Star Wars by JW Rinzler
The Making of The Empire Strikes Back by JW Rinzler
The Making of Return of the Jedi by JW Rinzler
Revenge of the Sith Novelization by Matthew Stover 
Little Book on the Human Shadow by Robert Bly
Star Wars Archives by Paul Duncan
Dave Filoni, IGN Interview from 2018

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The Bad Batch: “Rampage” Discussion

Charlotte and Caitlin are together to watch The Bad Batch episode “Rampage” and react to it! Listen in for reactions to the next journey the Bad Batch go on, thoughts on Muchi, more thoughts on who is behind hiring Fennec, and more!

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