“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 discuss Charles Soule’s bestselling Kylo Ren comic book, “The Rise of Kylo Ren.” A spoiler discussion on themes, choices, destiny, Ben’s character and fall, and more follows, including reactions.
Caitlin and Charlotte analyze the full movie in this two-part episode, going through their disappointments and analytical read of the ninth chapter in the Skywalker saga. A forewarning and a disclaimer, this is a largely negative review.