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The All New Branded in the 80s Podcast – Star Wars Then and Now

On this episode of the show I take a minute to focus some of my thoughts about the latest chapter in the Star Wars film saga, Episode 8 – The Last Jedi.  I dig into idea of how years worth of official canon affect how we view the movies and characters, then and now.  I don’t dig into all aspects of the new film, but I do dwell a bit on some of the aspects that left me very conflicted.  This is intended to spark a conversation in a safer environment than that can be found on most social media now.  In a very sad turn of events the new flick is pretty damn divisive and though not everyone is falling into the trap, a lot of people are taking sides and a accusing the “opposing” side of being dumb for not agreeing.  That is kind of insane and is the worst kind of fandom.  If you love the movie, awesome, celebrate it.  If you hate it, great, hate on it.  But don’t hate on each other.  THAT is stupid.