Star Wars is the most important, influential and analysed pop culture phenomenon in recent years. In Story And Star Wars, we dissect the structure, appraise the intent, geek out about the world-building and dive into the philosophy of this singular series. You can find the Point North broadcast schedule here, or follow Point North on Crowdcast to be notified of the live sessions!
In anticipation of The Last Jedi, we rewatch The Force Awakens with this live Story and Star Wars commentary!
In the return of Story And Star Wars, Alastair Stephens discusses the structure, plot and themes and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
How do we parse the critical response to The Force Awakens? What’s right with Finn, wrong with Kylo Ren, and paradoxical about Darth Jar Jar?
It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally here, and it’s spoiler-filled: Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
At last, we come to the end of the Story and Star Wars series, and discuss the prequel trilogy, the saga as a whole, and what we’ve learned along the way.
This week, we close out the prequel trilogy and bring our story full-circle with Revenge Of The Sith, the last Star Wars movie — for now!
Anakin is all grown-up and it’s time to begin the Clone War with Attack Of The Clones, a change of direction for the Star Wars series.
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!