In 1977, a movie was released that changed the world of filmmaking and fandom forever. That movie was George Lucas’s Star Wars. It was groundbreaking and had all the right ingredients to create a universe filled with epic stories and larger than life characters. Since then, audiences and fans have been treated to a number of films, books, comics and television shows, all with varying levels of quality, depending on who you talk to.
In 2012, George Lucas sold Lucasfilm and the Star Wars intellectual property to Disney for just over $4 billion dollars. Since then, audiences and fans have been treated to another round of films, books, comics and television shows, all at the expense of most of what came before. Now labeled “Legends”, the majority of what fans grew up on outside of the Star Wars films were considered non-cannon and a new version of the mythology was being crafted by the House Of Mouse.
Prepare to use the Force, fight the Dark Side and escape through hyperspace with us as My Big Fat Pull List looks at the end of the Skywalker Saga as we examine Star Wars: The Disney Trilogy!
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Links from this Episode:
— My Big Fat Pull List on the Web http://mybigfatpulllist.com
— Star Wars https://www.starwars.com/
— Original Trilogy https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Original_trilogy
— Star Wars Legends https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Star_Wars_Legends
— Those Other Star Wars Comics episode https://2gtdatacore.com/those-other-star-wars-comics/
— Joseph Campbell https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Campbell
— Hero With A Thousand Faces https://www.amazon.com/Thousand-Faces-Collected-Joseph-Campbell/dp/1577315936
— Prequel Trilogy https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Prequel_trilogy
— Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol 2 https://www.marvel.com/comics/series/23095/darth_vader_2017_-_2018
— The Force Awakens https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2488496/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
— J.J. Abrams https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0009190/?ref_=tt_ov_dr
— Captain Phasma https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Phasma
— The Last Jedi https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2527336/?ref_=tt_sims_tt
— Rian Johnson https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0426059/?ref_=tt_ov_dr
— Kathleen Kennedy https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005086/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr16
— The Rise Of Skywalker https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2527338/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_14
— The JJ Cut article https://www.gamesradar.com/star-wars-rise-of-skywalker-jj-abrams-directors-cut-what/
Calls to the Audience Inside this Episode:
— What does Star Wars mean to YOU? We Want To Know!
— Who was YOUR favorite new character introduced in The Force Awakens? Tell us now!
— What are YOUR thoughts on Rian Johnson’s vision of Star Wars? Share YOUR Thoughts With Us!
— How well do YOU think JJ Abrams ended the Skywalker Saga? Give Us YOUR Answers!
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Blessed with an overactive imagination, Nick spent his early years absorbing as much pop culture as possible. From comic books to television, films, sci-fi, fantasy, horror – if it was great storytelling, he assimilated it! His fascination with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Marvel Comics X-Men drove him to become an avid reader of all literature and a devoted comic collector at the age of eleven! Even though Nick enjoyed most comic book related material, his deep passion for all things “mutant” led to his alter ego being formed, the Uncanny Mister X! In recent years, Nick has co-founded his own comic book company, Archlight Comics, a film company, Archlight Studios, and has become a skilled podcaster and podcast editor. Mister X has taken all of Nick’s talents and found an outlet for his mad ramblings… the My Big Fat Pull List podcast!
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As his teenage years turned to adulthood, Sean found a deep love for pop culture. Taking part in role-playing games, cosplaying as his favorite characters at conventions, Sean even worked at a comic book shop for over a decade. His need to absorb geek culture and fun facts earned him the nickname Smurphy. A fun-loving and sometimes socially clueless podcaster, Smurphy is eager to pass on all he knows and then some.
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