How did we get to episode eight without talking about the Force? Time to fix that.
Turns out identity issues are a major theme in Star Wars. This whole discussion comes from Rob really liking a particular moment in an episode of Rebels.
Did you ever really *look* at Luke’s hand?
Everyone knows about the struggle of good and evil in Star Wars, but there’s another huge conflict happening alongside it: nature and technology.
In response to the previous episode, this discussion will be about the politics that are likely not intentional but nevertheless are present in Lucas’s Star Wars movie.
Like all art in the history of humanity, Star Wars is political. Here’s a look at some of the intentional politics of Lucas’s original six movies.
Star Wars is pretty colorful, except when it’s totally black and white. We’ll talk about what it means that different original-trilogy characters are associated with different colors.
In a twist, it turns out that Star Wars can be a metaphor for Star Wars (all right, this episode is about intertextuality, but that doesn’t sound as cool).
Star Wars aficionado Rob Heiret introduces himself, and the idea behind Metaphors Be With You.