Yesterday I forgot to post a segment for Throwback Friday so today I’m featuring a segment called Throwback Saturday and this is an exciting topic for me today because this was such an incredible novel. And so, to celebrate this fascinating read I’m resharing it with you all. I hope you enjoy!
I’ve just recently gotten into the fascinating world of Star Wars novels and my latest addition to my Star Wars book collection is, The Legends of Luke Skywalker. This book is amazing!
First of all, it was part of the three-month buildup to The Last Jedi and it truly does feel like a prequel to the movie. This story covers unknown characters who are on a transport heading to the dazzling city, Canto Bight, learning about the very interesting adventures one of The Last Jedi’s major characters, Luke Skywalker partook.
When you read some of the experiences he’s participated in after Return of the Jedi its kind of incredible. Luke was already an amazing character and hero but his journeys after the Battle of Endor kind of delve deeper into what it means to be a Jedi. Especially for him.
Luke Skywalker has been heroic, made mistakes, fought and redeemed Darth Vader, but something else that he has become kind of famous for (among Star Wars fans) is his affiliation with oddly colored milk.
In A New Hope we see Luke Skywalker speaking with his uncle and aunt at dinnertime and that’s when we were first introduced to the infamous Blue Milk. Blue Milk is one of the most fascinating beverages in Star Wars. I’ve always wanted to know what it tasted like because it has always looked so delightfully delicious.
And so forty years later Rian Johnson brought milk and Luke Skywalker back together by having the legendary hermit milk a Thala-Siren (that’s the yucky looking tentacle monster) and drink its milk all disgustingly.
It’s an interesting homage to something that has no important implications but has delighted fans throughout the years regardless. Just like the Golden Dice that before The Last Jedi seemed like just an ordinary pair of die but now have become an important staple to Han Solo’s story.
Blue milk, green milk, whichever milk you like, now that we’ve had two colors of the iconic Star Wars beverage will we possibly get another colored milk in the future? How about purple milk? That could be interesting.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day. May the Force (and the Blue Milk) be with you.
The Last Jedi changed a LOT of things and one of those things was the way Jedi ghosts are perceived and can be used in these films. Yoda had a brief appearance in The Last Jedi as he had a chat with his one-time pupil Luke Skywalker to snap him out of his misery. But it wasn’t Yoda’s sudden arrival that was impressive. It was the fact that Yoda, as a ghost, was able to summon lightning and to knock Luke in the forehead with his stick. Up until The Last Jedi, it seemed that ghosts were only able to interact with people through talking. It was never apparent that they could affect the outside world or the people in that world which could prove very interesting in Episode IX.
As we all know, Luke became one with the Force at the end of The Last Jedi which left fans wondering if he would return for Episode IX. Well, he is and that can mean a wide possibility of things.
Yoda is one of the most beloved Star Wars characters for obvious reasons; he’s awesome. He’s, in my opinion, the wisest character in the franchise and this can be said as much from his memorable sayings. So, on that note, here are my five favorite quotes from the wizened Jedi master. Enjoy!
5. “We are what they grow beyond. That is the burden of all masters.”
The Last Jedi delivered a delightful Yoda cameo that reunited the deceased master with his former apprentice, Luke Skywalker. It was a fascinating moment the two characters shared after a three-decade hiatus and this quote pushed the idea that yes, the old ways of the Jedi were passing on, but that another generation of Jedi was rising.
One of the biggest aspects to a Jedi’s story in a Star Wars film is their struggle of resisting the temptation toward the dark side. Anakin tried to resist the pull of the dark side for two movies straight but ultimately failed. And Luke also was tempted by the dark side of the Force on numerous occasions but was able to suppress those urges. And now there’s Rey.
She’s the galaxy’s next hope of defeating Kylo Ren and the First Order but to do that she must remain, well, good. That seems easy right? Wrong. Rey isn’t your typical Jedi. She doesn’t exactly follow the Jedi “code” and she kind of just wings it rather than basing her decisions off of what the Jedi believe is right. Yeah, she fights with the good guys but she’s much more prone to turn to the dark side than you might expect. In fact, she already has turned to the dark side and it was right beneath our noses. Let me tell you how.
So I was just going through some of my older posts and I came across this absolutely hilarious video depicting The Last Jedi with Legos. Oh my goodness, I forgot about this. It’s absolutely hilarious. So, for any of you haven’t seen it and might want a good laugh this video is for you. 🙂
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day. May the Force be with you.
Holdo is unlike any other character that has appeared in Star Wars and that’s what makes her so unique. It’s always exciting seeing brand new characters that we can’t associate with someone we’ve seen before in the franchise and even though she was killed off in The Last Jedi she has still easily become one of my favorite characters in Star Wars.
14. Poe Dameron
Poe Dameron is easily the greatest pilot in the galaxy (besides Rey and Kylo Ren) and that makes such an awesome character to have in this current trilogy. He helps fill the void that Han Solo has left with his unfortunate death in The Force Awakens and yet he doesn’t feel like a carbon copy of the iconic Star Wars character. That’s always important.