Hyperspace Theories

Spoilers, speculation and storytelling serve as the foundation for this episode. From Cover Girl makeup to leaked Russian images, Tricia Barr, BJ Priester and Geek Kay of FANgirl Blog break down recent spoilers for The Force Awakens. (Want to skip the major spoilers then jump from the Spoiler Intro to the 30 minute mark.)

The Meta segment looks at the potential influence of Hayao Miyizaki after Dave Filoni revealed last year it was a foundation suggested by Kathleen Kennedy. We've already seen Miyazaki's influence in The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.

How to resources affect storytelling? The Hyperspace Calculations segment mulls lightsabers, kyber crystals and the reasons Rey might be on Jakku. 

Then there is that matter of the MacGuffin in The Force Awakens...


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Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 7:50pm EST

Not only did the June 2015 Issue of Vanity Fair give fans a cast of new characters to ponder, it provided a slew of interviews that revealed quite a few things about Star Wars' storytellers.

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Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 11:19pm EST

BJ Priester rounded up Geek Kay and Tricia Barr to recap Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. The fans have awoken!

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Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 10:24pm EST

Day One of the convention was all about the Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams panel for The Force Awakens. Hear our thoughts!

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Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 10:44am EST

Tricia, B.J., and Kay share their adventures at Disneyland on the day before the convention begins. Linda Hansen-Raj from FANgirl Blog joins us. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:37pm EST

Season 1 of Star Wars Rebels has opened up an infinite number of possibilities for the future. Join Tricia Barr, Geek Kay and BJ Priester of FANgirl, to consider the future for your favorite Rebels Hera, Kanan, Ezra, Sabine, Zeb and Chopper.

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Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 10:32pm EST

With Star Wars Rebels Season 1 now over, B.J. Priester, Tricia Barr and Kay provide insights on executive producer Dave Filoni's career and contributions to Star Wars. They also break down where you can find Dave Filoni at Celebration Anaheim.

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Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 7:21pm EST

We start at the very beginning, with one of the earliest hires in the reinvigoration of the Star Wars franchise: Simon Kinberg. He is definitely a Jedi Master of movie-making. From there, the discussion dives into the role of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, including Mark Hamill's recent discussion of the character.

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Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 11:39pm EST

In this episode Bryan Young from Full of Sith joins Kay Serna, BJ Priester and Tricia Barr to explore The Force Awakens screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan's career and consider the ways he will influence the story. Afterward, we discuss mirroring and parallels in storytelling and antagonist journeys.

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Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 5:48pm EST

In this episode Tricia Barr, B.J. Priester and Geek Kay try to peek inside the Mystery Box of The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams. They take a look back at his career - its successes and failures - to predict what he will bring to Star Wars. The teaser trailer and the name reveal provide an opportunity to discuss naming characters and ponder what names like Poe, Kylo Ren, Finn, Rey and BB-8 might mean. The storytelling segment considers the stories in movie theaters and television that may influence how the protagonist's or protgonists' arc may flow through the Sequel Trilogy. The closing plot bunny giveaway is holiday themed.

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Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 6:59am EST