What is the narrative power of failure, and how is it used in The Last Jedi? What did we learn from Admiral Holdo and Poe about power, and trusting leaders, and the role of gender in that? How did the Last Jedi play into or subvert are ideas of what is ‘supposed’ to happen in a story, and who we are supposed to root for?
Author and Star Wars Geek Extraordinaire, Becky Allen, joins us again to discuss these issues and more. It turns out the three of us had a lot to say on the topic, so this is only part 1 of a 2 part episode. Stay tuned for part 2 to hit next week.
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Becky Allen is the author of Bound by Blood and Sand and the forthcoming sequel, Freed by Flame and Storm. She grew up outside Ithaca, New York, and graduated from Brandeis University with a major in American studies and a minor in journalism. She is the product manager for TheBody.com, an online HIV resource, and loves New York, brunch, and feminism.
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