More questions about Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker

OK. So I saw the trailer for Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker.

Questions: Are they skipping-around in the overall Timeline of things with this next movie, or not?  Will this movie continue where The Last Jedi ended? I hope so.

There is a line in the Trailer. Something like, no one is *really* dead, and then I’m reminded of emporer Palpatine with that sinister laugh, and so I ask:

  1. Was Snoke, a student of Palpatine? I am strongly thinking: NO, he isn’t, or wasn’t. Snoke himself had already mentioned that he had “seen the rise of the Republic.” I would think that would make him Older than Palpatine.   But that also raises a question:

2. If Snoke is Older, why didn’t Palpatine ever mention him? OR, could it be, that Snoke IS Palpatine??

I will be glad to find out more about Rey’s parents! I would also be glad to find out anything more about Maz Kanata. And who founded the First Order? What was its ORIGINAL purpose? Could it have been something good that was corrupted, or was it always evil?

And is Snoke really dead?  Will we see any help or advice or powers used from any Force-ghosts?  And will Emporer Palpatine be in this movie in some real physical body and not as a force-ghost?  When Darth Vader threw Palpatine “down the chute” and we saw an explosion (but not Palpatines body) could this be the explanation for Snoke’s “damaged” appearance? Was he “burned & battered”? Is Snoke really Palpatine?  If not, then we need to be told more about who Snoke really is, even if he is really dead. STOP leaving the audience hanging. Answer the questions!

I hope J. J. Abrams learns a good lesson from the failure of the Last Jedi. The fail was, quite simply: Too many UN-answered questions and leaving the audience hanging. Far too many folks felt a big, BIG frustrating letdown.    Time will tell.

Star Wars & The Star Forge

Before Darth Vader, before Emporer Palpatine, before Yoda, even before the Old Republic, there was:

 

The STAR FORGE. This was an automated shipyard which could build a massive and nearly endless supply of spaceships, battle droids, etc.

 

It was built by The Rakata, a vicious, cruel race of beings who were very dark-side and who did rule a vast and very large part of the Galaxy. Sadly, they would rule far too long, for many thousands of years. But eventually, the tide turned against them. Here, we learn about their great creation: “The Star Forge”.  Thanks to The Scoundrel’s Cantina and Youtube.  🙂

What went wrong with Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

By now, you’ve already seen it: Star Wars, “The Last Jedi”. After I saw it, I felt it was a letdown. Here’s why:

1. SNOKE—He gets killed.  Seriously? When fans had oodles of questions about him? He was portrayed differently, too. Before the Last Jedi, he was Dark, Mysterious, talked a bit slow. Suddenly, in the Last Jedi, he’s about 3 times more outgoing, far less mysterious and much more like a sarcastic, arrogant butt-head. But then he gets killed. Go figure.  Unless this is somehow setting things up for a super-showdown later between Rey and Kylo Ren, it seemed like a waste.

2. The Asian Lady and Finn. What is this all about, anyway? What is the point? Frankly, why are they even in the movie? To me they seem like “filler” characters who really don’t need to be there. But it gets worse—-

3. That “lady captain or commander” of the Starship. Was she a blonde? I can’t even remember her name, but she seemed utterly clueless about strategy or fighting/battle tactics and all she had was a 10-story Ego to go with her title. I wondered if she were secretly working for the dark side for part of the movie.

4. With Snoke gone, how will Kylo Ren advance in the Dark side of the Force? Rey, still has “the old Ancient books” on her ship, right? So she could get more knowledge from those.

5. We STILL haven’t found out who Rey’s parents are.

6. We still haven’t found out who created the first order and why.

7. We still don’t know how Maz Kanata got posession of Luke’s old Lightsaber.

8. We still don’t know who Maz Kanata is.

After all that, it appears that the slate has been wiped clean for the next movie to take-off and begin a whole new direction/chapter but—-it’s hard to imagine if or how it could be as good or recapture-the-old-glory of previous Star Wars.  Will Luke or Yoda ever help out, as Force-ghosts, in future battles? Unknown.

STAR WARS: The Rakatan Infinite Empire

Star Wars fans:  here is some fascinating history. Before Yoda, before Revan and the Old Republic, there were The Rakata. Learn more about them in this video. Thanks to Youtube and the Scoundrel’s Cantina.  Enjoy!