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Which Skywalker Rises?

With just two days left before the release of Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, we’ve got theories! Can Force users find a third path, neither Jedi nor Sith? What does the future hold for Rey, Leia, Finn, and the rest? And how much respect will J.J. Abrams have for the choices Rian Johnson made in The Last Jedi?

We’re pleased to have Becky Allen join us for this discussion. Becky Allen is the author of Bound by Blood and Sand and its sequel, Freed by Flame and Storm. She grew up outside Ithaca, New York, and graduated from Brandeis University with a major in American studies and a minor in journalism. She is the product manager for, an online HIV resource, and is passionate about New York, brunch, and feminism.

Spoiler note – We have kept most of the discussion about what we’ve learned from the trailers in the second half of the episode, following a spoiler warning, for those who are avoiding them. We mention two details from the trailers in the first half, but they are both widely publicized pieces of information.

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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