I didn’t know what to expect when I started listening. I was pleasantly surprised to hear the Star Wars cinematic universe discussed in a straight up academic perspective. As Alastair refers to them, these podcasts are “lectures.” I think of them as a seminar course in the immense (and continually unfolding) storyline that is Star Wars. As a SW lover since...birth, I guess, I was thrilled to hear perspectives that had never crossed my mind. Additionally, Alastair finds a way of articulating the apparent reasons for my questioning of certain story choices. I always knew that some story elements felt “off” or just “out of place,” but Alastair explains why by delving into the academic side of storytelling, or “storytelling theory,” if you will. I’ve listened to the entire series (to-date) and look forward to hearing Alastair’s thoughts on the films yet to come.
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