Now, I haven’t seen Rogue One yet, though I understand that many people are making jokes about how many Bothans die in it.
Even though that line was in Return of the Jedi rather than A New Hope.
So let us not make those jokes here but, instead, talk about how this is the movie that sets up A New Hope. You know those plans that got stolen? Well, they got stolen as part of an operation and now it’s time to explore that fully. When I was a kid, there was always a corner of the playground set up for Talmudic discussions of Star Wars lore and the various stories that we heard from the kid with the older brother who read all of the books who explained to us that Darth Vader was thrown into a volcano by Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Well, there were a lot of little tidbits about the various arguments we had on the playground that were (finally) cleared up by the prequels and there are a handful more cleared up by this one.
I’d just ask you guys to use the “spoiler” tags in the comments below if you want to talk about how, oh my gosh, that theory was totally right (or totally wrong)!
I knew it, though. I totally knew it.
So… what are you reading and/or watching?