Lightsaber Color Theory

Caitlin and Charlotte explore color symbolism behind lightsabers across the saga, dive into some Episode IX theories regarding sabers and rebuilding, talk about kyber crystals and their meaning, and much more. Part one: the symbolism of blue; part two: green, purple, and white; and part three: the meaning behind red. 

Article on blue referenced: Two Hundred Years of Blue

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“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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