“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 take on the topic of weird Force stuff, from Force powers and Force users to Force mysteries. They discuss Quinlan Vos’ psychometry “power,” the Force bond, the Guardians of the Whills, the Bendu, Vader Immortal’s Brightstar, resurrection, and much more.
Caitlin and Charlotte debate the genre of Star Wars: they discuss fairy tales, westerns, and space operas — and everything in between. What genre will The Rise of Skywalker be? What is Daisy Ridley referring to? This and more on this episode of Skytalkers.