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 Questions

In about a month, the new Star Wars movie “The Last Jedi” will show in theatres. Here are some questions I hope we get answers to:

1. Who is Rey? Is she a reincarnation of Shmi Skywalker? Or another secret daughter of Padme?

2. Who is Snoke? Is he Palpatine? Did Palpatine really die? All we saw was an explosion. Is he Darth Vader? That would explain the gouge in his head. Or could he be Lord Vitiate/Valkorian? This would explain Snoke’s age & knowledge.

3. In a recent trailer, Luke tells Rey to “resist it”. It? Not “him” or “her”. What is “it” ?

4. Who is Maz Kanata? We assume she is good or neutral. How do we know? Does she know of Snoke? Does Snoke know of her?

5. Will we hear any communication whatsoever from the Force-ghosts of Yoda or Obi-Wan?

6. What convinced Luke that “the Jedi must end” ? Has Luke discussed this with the Force-ghosts of Yoda or Obi-Wan? What new, or very old, knowledge has Luke discovered on the Island? What new powers might he have now?

7. What if Rey’s parents were powerful Siths? What if Luke killed them? What if Rey finds out? What if Luke tells her himself?

8. Why was the First Order created? By who?

I hope we get answers.  It should be a fun movie. You can see more of my posts (on various topics) at:  thewordpressowl.wordpress.com

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