We turn our attention to the prequel trilogy this week, with some thoughts on The Phantom Menace, and the ways in which it shifts our understanding of what Star Wars is.
A little later than originally planned, it’s time for our live discussion of the original trilogy of Star Wars!
In our third Star Wars lecture, we close out the original trilogy with some thoughts on Ewoks, fairy tales and the zig-zagging story of Return Of The Jedi.
In our second Star Wars lecture, we look at the dark middle chapter of the original trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back.
In our first Star Wars lecture, we discuss what Star Wars is and isn’t, and try to answer a deceptively difficult question: what is the story of A New Hope?
This fall, we’re journeying to a galaxy far, far away to study one of the most important pop culture phenomena in history — Star Wars!