After seeing Christopher Nolan’s Tenet at a drive-in, I’ve been thinking about another of his movies, Inception.
If you haven’t seen the movies, don’t worry, none of them are spoiled in the podcast. To frame the discussion, though, I explain a piece of the setup of Inception, which is that it’s easier to extract ideas from people’s minds, but to insert an idea is much more difficult. It requires that the idea be simple and easy to grasp, and one that the mind can believe it to have created by itself (rather than the mind sensing that the idea did not originate within itself).
The notion of Inception as a concept gave me a different way of looking at the story decision about Rey’s lineage that I thought I’d explore with you today… Punch it!