The Last Jedi Novelization Discussion

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The Star Wars: The Last Jedi novelization, written by Jason Fry, is finally here! In this packed episode, we talk general perceptions, fun Easter Eggs, and favorite new-information. We get deep with the character section, and swap quotes and discuss what we’ve learned about each main character. Finally, we participate in “Lectio Devino” and swap chosen-quotes and describe how these passages make us feel, what they remind us of, and more. All this and much more discussion on this week’s episode!

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The Last Jedi: Q&A

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Caitlin and Charlotte finish up their Star Wars: The Last Jedi recap podcasts with the final section, the “catch all.” In part one, they answer plot-based questions, including: What’s something you would personally add or change? Can you define the force bond? What does “tied on a string” mean? In part two, they answer character based questions. They talk about Reylo. They get emotional. They talk about Carrie Fisher and Leia and redemption arcs. They get emotional. In part three, they speculate about the future of the saga.

In the episode, Caitlin reads from two books: “Postcards from the Edge” by Carrie Fisher and “The Theater of War” by Bryan Doerries (narrated by Adam Driver – click here to listen).

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The Last Jedi: Character Discussion

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Part two of the Skytalkers in-depth breakdown of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is here with our character section. First, Charlotte and Caitlin dive into the connections that characters have with each other in the film. In TLJ, characters rarely spend time “alone” — how do these relationships build up (or break down) our characters? Can we compare Force bonds throughout the saga with Kylo Ren and Rey’s bond? What does their Force bond mean for the saga and the balance of the Force? Next, they dig deep into the Skywalker family and legacy. Is this the end of the Skywalker line? Finally, they talk about Failure and make some character predictions for episode 9.

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Don’t forget —  if you want us to discuss something specific about the film, the next episode is our “catch all”! Email us skytalkerspodcast@gmail.com with your questions and discussion ideas!

The Last Jedi: Story Discussion

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To kick off the Skytalkers three-part breakdown of The Last Jedi, Caitlin and Charlotte start with story and dive into themes, motifs, and structure of the film. First, the talk about their continuously evolving opinion of The Last Jedi. Then, they talk structure. Caitlin presents a spreadsheet of transitions, Charlotte compares Anakin’s arc with Kylo’s. They also determine Plot A vs. B vs. C. Finally, they share a list of themes they identified from the film. 

Click here to view Caitlin’s very scientific scene transition spreadsheet!

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Our “The Last Jedi” Speculation Podcasts Compiled in One Place…

… to hold off your appetite until Thursday or Friday (or whenever you’re seeing The Last Jedi!), we thought we’d put together a spoiler-free list of our podcasts that dive into heavy speculation of the film from the last year. Hope you enjoy!

  1. The Heroine’s Journey & The Last Jedi with Scavenger’s Hoard | iTunes
  2. Our Full Trailer Reaction & Discussion | iTunes
  3. The Last Jedi’s teaser reaction + Star Wars Celebration audio with the crowd watching together | iTunes
  4. Kylo Ren-demption theories + final thoughts before the film | iTunes
  5. The Last Jedi Entertainment Weekly Article Discussion | iTunes

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The Last Jedi Full Trailer Reaction

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Charlotte and Caitlin fangirl over the newest full-length trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi by giving their near-immediate reactions and commentary in a one-shot format. They discuss fandom pandemonium, whether That Scene is a flashback, Kylo’s choices, Rey’s decisions, and Finn’s epic fight. The try to answer: what’s up with Luke? Are these scenes really just mashed together? What is Lucasfilm preparing us for? All this and more on this episode of Skytalkers.

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