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The location of the Emperor’s Wayfinder


So … the secret location of Emperor Palpatine’s personal Wayfinder is …

Emperor Palpatine’s office. In the remains of the Death Star. The location of which is known to … umm … the entire galaxy.

I mean … I thought it was pretty dumb to hide Luke Skywalker with his actual family on his family’s home planet with his actual name, telling his family Luke’s actual true identity. I mean … that seemed pretty darn dumb.

But this? I mean …

C3PO: “Sirs! I know precisely where it is. But I am forbidden to translate the Sith language.”

C3PO (internally): “Curse my programming! If I hadn’t read that stupid blade I could have suggested that they look for Emperor Palpatine’s Wayfinder in his last known location. But now that I know it is there, I can’t tell them because it’s against my programming!”

C3PO: “As I was saying, sirs, all protocol droids are forbidden to translate the Sith language, as per Republic legislation sponsored by Senator Palpatine …”

C3PO (internally): “Perhaps one of them will try and use their brain to figure out the location using simple straightforward logic. Master Luke was pretty clever for a human being. Maybe …”

C3PO (internally): “We’re doomed.”

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Not sure if “doomed” is the right word. Apparently this latest movie was emotional for some people. :-)

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Finn’s Force and ANH (RoS spoilers)


Finn’s relationship with The Force, ultimately, is like the Force as depicted in the original movie. The original movie describes and depicts the Force as a pervasive mystical energy field that binds the galaxy together. It’s mostly about perceiving things and also swaying the weak minded. The Force is a guide, but it also can be affected.

Even the memorable force choking scene is ambiguous enough that it could be Darth Vader playing a mind influence trick on Admiral Motti (in real life, the actor performed the effect by flexing his neck muscles; so it could have been Darth Vader making Motti choke himself against his will).

In fact, the first time we unambiguously see the Force used to physically move something is when Luke Skywalker makes his light saber budge in the Wampa cave, in The Empire Strikes Back.

But in ANH? The only example of the force being used to apply a physical force is ambiguous.

= = = SPOILERS BELOW FOR THE RISE OF SKYWALKER = = =

In The Rise of Skywalker we see Finn has completed his search for his life’s purpose, and now he becomes a mentor. He isn’t a Jedi and has no Jedi training, but he still comprehends the Force and has the same relationship with the Force that Luke had in the first movie.

I think it’s an interesting contrast to the fancy flashy wizardry displayed by Rey, Kylo/Ben, and Palpatine.

In the previous movies, I had always thought of Finn as someone who only had an ordinary person’s level of affinity with the Force. However, with The Rise of Skywalker I see something more. Thematically, I feel like Finn’s example recalls a more spiritual mystical depiction of the Force which has mostly been lost.

I mean ... spiritually, Finn’s foil is actually Han Solo. In TFA, Finn says they’ll use the Force to figure out where to go. Han Solo retorts that the Force doesn’t work like that. Except Han Solo is wrong about that. That’s precisely how the Force works. And lo and behold ... in The Rise of Skywalker that’s exactly what Finn does. He uses the Force to basically find a needle in a haystack.

Han Solo may have traveled all across the galaxy, and seen the Force accomplish amazing feats, but he still didn’t understand it at all. Not the way Finn intuitively understood the Force.

So. Finn is entirely self taught, with no training and no encouragement. And yet he is seemingly a master Force seer? He comprehends the Force well enough to explain it to another person, more perfectly and succinctly than most Jedi Masters? Hmm ...

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No Spoilers Star Wars first impressions


I liked it. It was a fun ride, and I don’t really ask for more than that in a Star Wars movie.

For some reason, it didn’t really hit me that this was the last time I’d be watching a (mainline) Star Wars movie in theaters until the opening scroll. I’ve seen the scroll in a movie theater ever since the first one. This would be the ninth and last. (Until they decide to make even more.)

I was satisfied with how they handled Carrie Fisher’s unavailability. It wasn’t a perfect story, sure, but it was good given what they had to deal with.

There were a LOT of action sequences, but I don’t currently feel like any of them had anything really memorable. Like, remember these iconic scenes:
  • RotJ, when Luke strikes at Palpatine and Vader blocks it; Palpatine grins evilly without flinching
  • TFA, when Finn draws his saber to defend an unconscious Rey from Kylo Ren
  • RotS, when Palpatine spirals into action
I don’t feel like there was anything comparable in this movie’s action scenes. Still, there were some memorable iconic moments, I think, in the quieter portions.
  • The moody surreal lighting/shifting effects in a certain scene.
  • A scene with C3PO (which you’ve already probably seen in the trailers).
  • The muted mix of amazement and uncertainty as the heroes witness some sort of Force miracle (which is saying something, considering they’ve already seen the Force do a lot of pretty amazing stuff).
  • A scene where one character gives Poe something of value - in a movie where it was kind of hard to get a feeling of the stakes and how strong/weak the Resistance was, this bit effectively built up the stakes into an emotionally effective payoff
I mean … it’s hard to maintain dramatic tension in the finale, since the audience knows the good guys will win, and the main heroes will survive. Or maybe … I mean, the title of the movie, “Rise of Skywalker”, tells us that a Skywalker will survive and rise, and how many of them are left? Right?

I have a feeling that The Rise of Skywalker is a movie which I will grow to appreciate a bit more in the coming days, much like The Force Awakens grew on me a bit more after first viewing. Right now, though, I do like the previous two movies more than this one. There are just a lot of things from TFA and TLJ which stick with me, and I’m not sure I can say the same of RoS.

Oh, one thing I can already tell, though … I really wish fans would understand that one way crushes are a thing. Just because half the galaxy has a crush on Finn, doesn’t mean that he feels the same back. There’s exactly one person who the writing has consistently portrayed Finn as prioritizing over everyone else (including himself). Maybe she doesn’t currently feel that way about him, but like I said - one way crushes are a thing. Okay?

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Twenty years ago... I took this photo and posted it online before there was a "Facebook" or "social media".




I referred to Yoda Senior here as the poster child for cigarette addiction.
But he was a master. Now I hear there's now a Junior, a 'chip off the old block'!

Far out.... May the Force be with him.

#myphoto #yoda #cigarettes #smokingsunday #scifisunday #StarWars More from the archives @
 

Last Star Wars - The Rise Of Skywalker Trailer #StarWars #TheRiseOfSkywalker https://twitter.com/MakeMyComicRare/status/1186597652282138624

 

Another example of an edit Lucas should have made

Another example of a great edit that should have already been made to A New Hope instead of some of the other more questionable ones that were done.

YouTube: Star Wars SC 38 Reimagined (FXitinPost)

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"Rebel"


Acrylic and gouache on Rives BFK mounted on wood panel
9″ x 12″
Julian Callos

#art #popart #starwars #punk
 
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#StarWarsGalaxysEdge #1 (2019) #RodReis Cover & #WillSliney Pencils, #EthanSacks Story A CALL TO ADVENTURE ON THE VERY EDGE OF THE GALAXY! THE COMIC TIE-IN TO THE THEME PARK! BLACK SPIRE OUTPOST has long been frequented by smugglers, merchants and travelers from every corner of the galaxy looking to make their score on the infamous black market - or experience the exotic thrills only the remote world of Batuu has to offer. Beings like the infamous DOK-ONDAR, a proprietor of rare and one-of-a-kind antiquities, thrive on the unique opportunities which abound on the lawless outpost at the very edge of Wild Space! But the evil FIRST ORDER has come to Batuu and the survival of the entire outpost is at stake! The road to Black Spire's possible salvation might begin in the past...with a job HAN SOLO and his partner CHEWBACCA pulled for Dok-Ondar. The newest chapter of the growing #StarWars saga begins this April with ETHAN SACKS (OLD MAN HAWKEYE) AND WILL SLINEY'S (BEN REILLY: SCARLET SPIDER, SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY) GALAXY'S EDGE - the riveting comic adventure tie-in to the theme park. Rated T BUY NOW

 
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“Mom, I Found a Decapitated Head!”


Said my son, while mowing our weeds.
Me: Shriek!
Son: look here
Me: Gasps!!! At least it’s small.
Me: Looks close, shrieks!
Son: Mom, it’s just the head of Captain Grievous!
Me: Wha-!
Son: You know, from Star Wars.
#StarWars #skull
 

When Lucas remastered Star Wars...

...instead of taking out Han shooting first and other insignificant changes, he should have been doing stuff like this... We only really know how badassed Darth is by reputation. It's been in auxiliary media that we've seen hints, then in Rogue One. This is how I like to think of Darth in the movies- active, rather than just letting his troopers do all the work.

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