Episode 43: Star Wars

January 29, 2012

Featuring Matt Anderson and Ben De Bono

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3 comments on “Episode 43: Star Wars

  1. Michael Jan 30, 2012

    I am glad you shared this with us, and just want to affirm you guys for following your sci-fi passion in connection with your faith to bring us “The Sci-Fi Christian.” I was *this* close (holding my forefinger and thumb microns apart) to starting a blog of my own along these lines when I happened to hear about the SFC, and I am certainly glad I did! Very grateful not only for the forum but for the community, and looking forward to lots of fun with you all in 2012.

    Not to defend Lucas too much, but remember there was no on-screen indication in 1983 that the first Death Star took 30 years to build. That wouldn’t be established until the prequels.

    Ok, one other thing: Is the fact there are always two and only two Sith really a “simplistic view of evil,” or is it a way of talking about the fundamentally selfish nature of evil? Evil believes that power must always be consolidated and hung onto; goodness believes that power can be shared, and that such sharing does not dilute it. Just a thought.

  2. In defense of http://nooooooooooooooo.com/ , I think of Vader’s cry as his last emotional expression. He hasn’t gone evil – he’s gone loveless, apathetic.

    So when he screams, “Nooo!” he’s really closing the first human chapter of his life. He’ll spend the next 25 years or so as ‘more machine now than man,’ in every way. And the only thing that resurrects that life of living and feeling is the love of his son.

    Dune is clearly a huge influence on Star Wars. I could go on about it. But did you ever hear about the French sci-fi comic Valérian and Laureline? Flip through the Wikipedia article, you’ll see some familiar storylines. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Val%C3%A9rian_and_Laureline

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