This Is The Way (and Emails Instead of Meetings: #StarWars Edition)

This Is The Way (and Emails Instead of Meetings: #StarWars Edition) December 11, 2019

I’m sure I’m not the only religion professor who is a Star Wars fan whose ears perked up when the Mandalorian said

A former student of mine shared this meme with me, pointing out that the early Christians referred to their movement as “The Way”:

Mike Duncan writes in the first post in a series of Star Wars emails:

My favorite scene in the first Star Wars film is… the meeting chaired by Grand Moff Tarkin. Why? Well, it’s a classic example of an announcement that could have been handled better with an email because there is no action to be taken, and Tarkin surely had better things to do than watch his subordinates bicker.

Read and enjoy it, and then move on to the email exchange between Leia and Obi-Wan, one between Luke and his aunt and uncle, Han and Greedo (cc-ing Chewbacca), and Boba Fett and Darth Vader. I could imagine a whole book in which the entire Star Wars story unfolds but using emails and texts to address matters remotely in the way we do now, and so we would have to imagine that a more technologically advanced society would even more efficiently.

In other Star Wars news:

IO9 had two pieces on the sheer number of languages in the Star Wars galaxy

The Ewoks as the most tactical fighting force in the galaxy

The Han shot first scene has changed again

The new Obi Wan TV show

Sebastian Gorka says that the introduction of LGBTQ characters will “destroy Star Wars.” See IO9 for more on what this is a response to.

Who are the Mandalorians?

The cantina in Mos Eisley went from not allowing droids to employing them

Jedi added to the dictionary

Video essay on Rogue One

Lots of Rise of Skywalker news, including Daisy Ridley on filming the ending

Kathleen Kennedy on reveals in trailersthe future of Star Wars movies, and the long road to ending the Skywalker story

Star Wars Families

Rise of Skywalker character posters

The Magic Within The Art of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Imperial Inquisitorius

Lessons from the Star Wars Saga: The Simple Magic of Hope

Adam Driver interview mentions “Rendemption”

Friendship-focused featurette

New sneak peek coming

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  • John MacDonald

    Definitely ready for the new Star Wars movie. I have my ticket for an RPX 3D showing, so it should present as aesthetically stunning. Naturally, I assume the plot will just be Darth Sidious giving a 3 1/2 hour soliloquy, since that is how I would have written it.