Hyperspace Theories

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.

Direct download: Hyperspace_Theories_4.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 6:59am EDT

The fandom has awakened with the first The Force Awakens teaser trailer dropping online and in theaters. Tricia Barr, B.J. Priester and Geek Kay share our initial reactions!

Direct download: Hyperspace_Theories_3x.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 10:26pm EDT

In this episode, Tricia Barr, B.J. Priester and Geek Kay explore the career of Kathleen Kennedy and what she brings to Lucasfilm. The Force Awakens inspires an infinite number of possibilities considering the philosophies of the storytellers and the storyverse. For the storytelling segment, Tricia, B.J. and Kay look to other succesful heroic stories made recently that suggest how the Hero's Journey will be modernized. The plot bunny giveaway this month is inspired by the Episode VII title.

Direct download: Hyperspace_Theories_3.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 9:04am EDT

Megan Crouse joins Tricia Barr, B.J. Priester and Geek Kay of FANgirl Blog to discuss the legacy of George Lucas on Star Wars. The speculation segment considers context and how one picture can be interpreted many different ways. The potential effect of Star Wars Rebels is explored before plot bunnies inspired by the show are shared with listeners.


Direct download: Hyperspace_Theories_2_Final.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 12:17am EDT


Today marks the release of the first episode of Hyperspace Theories, a new Star Wars podcast centered on speculation and storytelling in the galaxy far, far away. We plan to record our shows monthly, although we may release shows more frequently on occasion if we have more to say!


The regular co-hosts of Hyperspace Theories are Tricia Barr, my editor and storytelling collaborator B.J. Priester, and FANgirl contributor and longtime fandom pal Kay. For the first show, to introduce the podcast and our goals, we’ll cover all the discussion. In future episodes, we hope to have a guest join us for our conversation.


In our inaugural episode, we begin by introducing ourselves and the goals of the podcast. In our discussion segments, we first talk about the stakeholders whose perspectives will shape the future of Star Wars stories, and how keeping their interests in mind can guide speculation on what choices are being made. Next we consider a key world-building element facing the Story Group and its storytellers: the Force, and how it will be portrayed in the movies and other media. Finally, we end with our short segment just for fun: the Plot Bunny Giveaway.


We hope you’ll give the episode a listen.


Direct download: Hyperspace_Theories_1_Final.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 8:00am EDT