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The Last Jedi: Part 2

In the second installment of our conversation with author and Star Wars geek extraordinaire Becky Allen, we delve deeper into the nuances of The Last Jedi. We explore Rey’s journey, tackle Luke’s contentious relationship with the Jedi ethos, and address some of the critiques leveled against the film. Be sure to listen to the first part of our discussion in our earlier episode for more insightful commentary.

Becky Allen, the creative mind behind Bound by Blood and Sand and its sequel, Freed by Flame and Storm, hails from just outside Ithaca, New York. A Brandeis University graduate with a major in American studies and a minor in journalism, Becky currently serves as the product manager for, an invaluable online HIV resource. Her passions include New York City, the art of brunch, and advocating for feminist ideals.

Discover and purchase Becky’s novels on her Goodreads page, and connect with her through her various social media platforms:

For more insights into the topic of ‘fridging’ and its implications in storytelling, stay tuned.

In this episode’s conclusion, we mention an anticipated discussion around codes of honor as depicted in Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings. Due to unforeseen technical difficulties, that episode was released ahead of schedule, so feel free to check it out as well!

Riki Hayashi and Matthew Fox explore the ethical questions from the stories geeks love—superheroes, sci-fi, anime, fantasy, video games, and so much more.
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