Category: A Little Short for a Podcast

ALSP #10: What Makes Something Feel Like Star Wars?

What makes something “feel like Star Wars” to you? This is a question often asked when people are comparing new Star Wars content to what’s come before. But given that the release of Star Wars content spans several decades, the “feel” of the content is going to change over the years. So what defines the “feel” of Star Wars?

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ALSP #5: Perspective

We talked before about expectations, and this time we’re talking about perspective. Your perspective affects your opinion, so what was your perspective while watching The Last Jedi? Erik talks about his own perspective and how that affected whether he liked the film, and he looks at the perspectives of Finn and Luke and why those perspectives are important.

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ALSP #4: The Success Equation and Fan Expectations

There’s a very simple equation for determining success, and it explains why we have a massive rift within the Star Wars fan community every time there’s a new film. No, there was no rift with Rogue One, but the equation explains that too. Lucasfilm will continue to be in a lose-lose situation with each new release, and that will continue until fans can change their perspectives of their own expectations.

In this episode, Erik explains how audience members for each new Star Wars are like Luke entering the cave on Dagobah—they’re taking too much in with them.

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ALSP #3: Getting Started with The Last Jedi

Erik starts out what will end up being a long series of episodes on Star Wars: Episode VIII — The Last Jedi. In this episode, he goes over what he liked and didn’t like, and he reviews the predictions he made prior to the film.

WARNING: This episode contains spoilers for The Last Jedi.

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