Episode 26: Rogue One

We're joined by Sam McLean to discuss Rogue One's connections to Germanic heroism, Norse thautr, Roman epic, Terry Pratchett, heist films, &  The Dirty Dozen. Following up last year's conversation about The Force Awakens, we're interested in seeing how the newest Star Wars film changes genres and develops new themes.

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Episode 9: The Force Awakens

Sam McLean

British Naval History

Episode 9: The Force Awakens

Dark & Light Side light sabres?!

Dark & Light Side light sabres?!

We talk about the ways Star Wars: The Force Awakens connects to Classical epic, myth, and Norse sagas, and literary and theoretical aspects of the movie, while we drink some starry cocktails. Spoilers!

(Also, I say "Empire" but mean "Jedi" at least once. Sorry. Please don't hate me. -- Aven)

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The Blue Star Cocktail

The Star Cocktail

"The new ‘Star Wars’ isn’t a rip-off, it’s a classical epic" by Joseph A Howley

Hello Internet episode about Star Wars

History Hits episode with Janice Liedl about Star Wars and History

 

Episode 5: Janice Liedl

A conversation with Dr. Janice Liedl, history prof at Laurentian University, about fandoms, science fiction, Star Wars and Star Trek, a treason trial in the time of Henry VIII, and how history and the study of history connect to all of it.

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