On Hyperspace Theories the team from FANgirl Blog discuss elements that impact Star Wars storytelling. Each month hosts Tricia Barr, BJ Priester and Kay Serna take a deep dive into creative individuals who impact the franchise, from George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy to William Shakespeare and Hayao Miyazaki, then break down storytelling from worldbuilding to character development.
Tricia Barr is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars, the definitive guide to Star Wars from DK Publishing, featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine and author of the award-winning space opera WYNDE. BJ Priester is editor of FANgirl Blog; his writings on the Heroine's Journey is widely referenced by educators. Kay Serna writes book and movie reviews for FANgirl and is a regular on Disney Vault Talk's Rebel Yell.
The Glorious Purpose of Loki
An in-depth look at the storytelling of Loki Season 1 on Disney+.
The Mandalorian Season 2: The Jedi
Hosts Tricia Barr and B.J. Priester breakdown The Mandalorian Season 2 in three episodes. The first episode explores the importance of the Jedi to the story of Din Djarin over the course of Season 2.
WandaVision Series Finale Reaction Show
Tricia Barr and BJ Priester share their initial reactions to the WandaVision series finale.
The Mandalorian: Clan of Two
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Season One of The Mandalorian concluded with a two-part story arc consisting of “Chapter 7: The Reckoning” and “Chapter 8: Redemption.” In this episode of Hyperspace Theories, Tricia Barr and B.J. Priester analyze how the finale episodes pay off the storytelling and characterization set up during the course of the season. We also look ahead to how the threads left open at the end of Season One may lay the groundwork for the stories to come in Season Two.
The Mandalorian: Allies and Enemies
With Season Two of The Mandalorian premiering at the end of the month, our latest episode of Hyperspace Theories revisits the stories told in Season One. Between the three-episode opening arc and the two-episode conclusion falls a trio of distinct episodes that build and develop a number of important character dynamics. Tricia Barr and B.J. Priester discuss Chapter Four: Sanctuary, Chapter Five: The Gunslinger, and Chapter Six: The Prisoner and what they contribute to The Mandalorian’s story progression.
Many of those developments involve the show’s central and titular character. Like the middle of a Campbellian journey, Mando faces tests and trials while encountering allies and enemies. These episodes, for example, reinforce Mando’s distaste for droids and his sworn commitment to never remove his helmet around other people. They also show his worldly experience, his tactical combat prowess and creativity, and the code of honor that plays a role in determining which adversaries he defeats but leaves alive – and which ones he kills. And of course, his relationship with his ward, Baby Yoda, advances too, with a little prompting from Cara Dune, Omera, and Pelli Motto, as well as Mando’s own burgeoning affection for the child.
Check back soon for our next episode, also to be released before Season Two begins, when we will discuss the finale episodes of Season One.
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Hyperspace Theories: The Mandalorian, Chapters 1-3 The Mandalorian Season Two Official Trailer (YouTube) Contact Information:
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The Clone Wars Has Ended
Teresa Delgado (Fangirls Going Rogue, Star Wars Bookworms) joins Tricia Barr and B.J. Priester of FANgirl Blog to discuss the concluding arc of The Clone Wars.
Deep dives into lore
Tricia and BJ help weave through the lore and pulling together citations from both legends and canon. The force guides their path as they find all the threads in the stories.
I honestly don’t know how Tricia hasn’t been blacklisted by Lucasfilm for the immature mean girl gossip she buys into and puts out there. It makes theorizing about show not fun anymore