The SWC Weekly Roundup! Aug. 12, 2017

In Supreme Leader Snoke: Skwalker Patriarch? I discuss the possibility of Darth Plagueis using the Force to create none other than Anakin Skywalker himself.  This would connect all the Star Wars movies from The Phantom Menace to The Last Jedi.  Here’s what BLIVENGO thinks:

You make some good points, and bring up things that aren’t universal within the general “Snoke is Plagueis” theory, but I still don’t think that’s the case. I wouldn’t be surprised, nor upset, but it’s not my theory of choice. I’m way out in left field and want Snoke to be the canon equivalent to the Yuuzhan Vong. I have basically nothing to back this up, however, except for the idea that the Vong practiced self-mutilation and Snoke is clearly pretty messed up. Outside of that, it’s just wishful thinking…but a boy can dream… #SnokeisNomAnor #Vong4Life

In The Politics of a Galaxy Far, Far Away I discuss the parallels of the politics and military issues of the Star Wars universe with our own.  Are we confusing peace with terror?

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The Case for Alderaan is somewhat of a follow-up to “The Politics of a Galaxy Far, Far Away.”  The planet’s destruction was horrific, but was is part of a justifiable military strategy by the Empire?  Here’s what ENVIOUSDAN has to say:

“I think the problem is that the Death Star is using an Imperial solution to a very real, non-Imperial problem. What does Leia call the Death Star plans? “Hope.” From a purely military strategy like you proposed I think the Death Star is a brilliant solution. But they didn’t have a military problem, they had a domestic one…”

Canon Versus Legends: Why It Matters discusses my personal feelings in the debate between canon material and Legends in the Star Wars universe.  In the end, what really matters?  J. M. WILLIAMS says:

“My biggest regret with losing the EU, is that there’s a level of creativity in the EU, a devotion to new ideas and concepts (the Yuuzhan Vong being an example) that the new Disney stuff doesn’t have. The new filmmakers have either failed or refused to bring in this creativity, and instead regurgitate tired and risk-free plots and characters.”

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Female Role Models in the Star Wars Universe illustrates how Jyn Erso, Leia Organa, Rey, Padme and other strong women have become positive influences not only for girls, but for boys as well.  DANIEL JAMES VAN HORN adds:

“I’ve always appreciated how Star Wars had strong female characters. It definitely left an impression on young-me that Leia takes charge of her OWN rescue. I find it comforting that no matter what sort of child I have in any way, shape, or form, they will have a place as a Star Wars fan.”

We all know the Death Star was an inside job.  Find out how high it goes in Darth Vader: Rebel Conspirator.

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Finally, my spiritual side comes out in Your Thoughts Betray You.  Learn how your thoughts determine your reality!  I will end with a comment from JEFFREY FISCHBACH:

“Great Blog! Just discovered this blog on Twitter and I love it, Thank You!”

Well, as you can see it’s been a busy week!  Thank you so much to Jeffrey, Dan, and everyone else who stopped by, read my work, commented and helped make this a highly successful first week for The Star Wars Chief.  You keep reading – I’ll keep writing!  Have a great week and MTFBWY! – Brad

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