“The Hands are a Language”

… was said by Sabine Wren in Star Wars Rebels. In this episode, Caitlin and Charlotte look at the long history of hand symbolism throughout the saga. In part one, they discuss hand symbols throughout history; in part two, they talk about what it means when hands are “removed” in Star Wars. In part three, they talk about what it means when hands are joined. All this and more on this episode of Skytalkers.

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Here’s a link to the awesome article on Nerdist.

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Heroes & Villains

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Charlotte and Caitlin go back to basics with a discussion on Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, Maureen Murdock’s Heroine’s Journey, villains, antiheroes, Byronic heroes, Reylo, Anakin Skywalker, and more. In part one, they talk definitions and history. In part two, they dive into what the creators have said about our heroes and villains: quotes from George Lucas, Rian Johnson, and JJ Abrams. In part three, they answer the question: Do these archetypes even matter? All this and more on this episode of Skytalkers.

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Art & Preservation in Star Wars

 

Art history and historic preservation are the topics of this long-awaited episode of Skytalkers. In an episode guided by Caitlin’s Masters, in part one, we discuss “the Lost 20” from Attack of the Clones, monuments, the Jedi, and remembrance. In part two, we talk about Sabine and Thrawn, and how art and art history define them as heroes and villains. In part three, Caitlin talks about film as a studied medium, the National Register of Historic Places + Star Wars, and Skywalker Ranch’s Archive and Library. We finish the podcast with a reading from Camille Paglia’s book Glittering Images. 

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The books mentioned are Loot by Sharon Waxman and Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars by Camille Paglia.
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Visions, Caves, and Premonitions in Star Wars

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Our 50th episode (!!!) is all about Force visions, premonitions, and cave sequences in Star Wars. What do these obstacles mean for our characters? What purpose do they serve in the story, and what do they mean? In part one, we talk about the prequel trilogy and the Clone Wars: Anakin’s dreams, Mortis (Ahsoka and Anakin), and even the Clone Wars microseries. In part two, it’s all about the original trilogy: Luke’s cave sequence and his vision of his friends dying. We also talk briefly about Rebels. In part three, we discuss the sequel trilogy: Rey’s vision in The Force Awakens, the mirror cave in The Last Jedi, and Rey and Kylo’s visions together. All this and more on this episode of Skytalkers!

Ahsoka Untold Panel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lS4sclln5J4

Visions and Premonitions YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKfuckzX9GHWj4gS2pLtUbXfpqpIGLQ3V

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