This the 9th of 11 episodes focused on the nature of hope as it’s depicted in the Star Wars movies, and the 8th out of the nine Skywalker Saga movies we’re covering as part of this “Hyperspacing Hope” series related to the TEDx talk I gave in November 2019. (For those of you asking – none of the videos from that event have been released yet. When I hear more, you’ll hear more!)
Today: The Last Jedi. This movie does something that we haven’t really seen since The Empire Strikes Back, keeping our heroes on the run for much of the movie. It also illustrates the range of the scale from hopeful to hopeless, but also helps define a couple of polar opposite experiences, apathy and desperation. And it also plays on the spiritual level with hope being tied to the Jedi, and the secular with Leia’s down-to-earth comparison of hope to the sun. We’ll discuss it all and more on today’s show. Punch it!