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Story and Star Wars

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This fall, story expert Alastair Stephens will look at each of the six core Star Wars movies in release order, and analyse what works and why. We’re going to talk about heroic motivations, serial structure, the power of the five-man band, the interaction of intent and execution, mythic archetypes, the urge to explain, and stories which grow in the telling — and perhaps, we’ll understand a little better why Star Wars is the most important pop culture phenomenon of the modern era.

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This fall, story expert Alastair Stephens will look at each of the six core Star Wars movies in release order, and analyse what works and why. We’re going to talk about heroic motivations, serial structure, the power of the five-man band, the interaction of intent and execution, mythic archetypes, the urge to explain, and stories which grow in the telling — and perhaps, we’ll understand a little better why Star Wars is the most important pop culture phenomenon of the modern era.

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was the only one who shot.

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Articulate and insightful. Love it.

iTunes Ratings

461 Ratings
Average Ratings
415
20
8
1
17

Han

By LotuSviLLe - Dec 25 2018
Read more
was the only one who shot.

❤️

By Enormous Cawk - Nov 11 2018
Read more
Articulate and insightful. Love it.
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Story and Star Wars

Updated 9 days ago

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This fall, story expert Alastair Stephens will look at each of the six core Star Wars movies in release order, and analyse what works and why. We’re going to talk about heroic motivations, serial structure, the power of the five-man band, the interaction of intent and execution, mythic archetypes, the urge to explain, and stories which grow in the telling — and perhaps, we’ll understand a little better why Star Wars is the most important pop culture phenomenon of the modern era.

Rank #1: Story And Star Wars 15: Force, Finn, Family

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In this session, some further thoughts and listener feedback on The Last Jedi!

Download the mp3 here, or subscribe on iTunes, on Stitcher, to the RSS feed or via YouTube.

Show notes:

If you have thoughts on this episode, get in touch! Follow Point North on Twitter, like on Facebook, or send email to pointnorthmedia@gmail.com.

Story And Star Wars is a Point North Media production by Alastair Stephens, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike license.

Jun 09 2018
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Rank #2: Story And Star Wars 14: First Response To Solo

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This week, we have a brief, spoiler-filled but surprisingly timely overview of Solo: A Star Wars Story!

Download the mp3 here, or subscribe on iTunes, on Stitcher, to the RSS feed or via YouTube.

Show notes:

If you have thoughts on this episode, get in touch! Follow Point North on Twitter, like on Facebook, or send email to pointnorthmedia@gmail.com.

Story And Star Wars is a Point North Media production by Alastair Stephens, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike license.

May 26 2018
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Rank #3: Story And Star Wars 13: The Last Jedi

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It’s been a long time — a long time — but Story And Star Wars is back with a whole new season of discussion. This week, The Last Jedi!

Download the mp3 here, or subscribe on iTunes, on Stitcher, to the RSS feed or via YouTube.

Show notes:

If you have thoughts on this episode, get in touch! Follow Point North on Twitter, like on Facebook, or send email to pointnorthmedia@gmail.com.

Story And Star Wars is a Point North Media production by Alastair Stephens, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike license.

May 12 2018
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Rank #4: Story And Star Wars 12: The Force Awakens Live Commentary

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In anticipation of The Last Jedi, we rewatch The Force Awakens with this live Story and Star Wars commentary!

Download the mp3 here, or subscribe on iTunes, on Stitcher, to the RSS feed or via YouTube.

Show notes:

If you have thoughts on this episode, get in touch! Follow Point North on Twitter, like on Facebook, or send email to pointnorthmedia@gmail.com.

Story And Star Wars is a Point North Media production by Alastair Stephens, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike license.

Dec 14 2017
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Rank #5: Story And Star Wars 11: Rogue One

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In the return of Story And Star Wars, Alastair Stephens discusses the structure, plot and themes and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Download the mp3 here, or subscribe on iTunes, on Stitcher, to the RSS feed or via YouTube.

Show notes:

If you have thoughts on this episode, get in touch! Follow Point North on Twitter, like on Facebook, or send email to pointnorthmedia@gmail.com.

Story And Star Wars is a Point North Media production by Alastair Stephens, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike license.

Apr 14 2017
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Rank #6: Story And Star Wars 10: Q&A From The Cantina

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How do we parse the critical response to The Force Awakens? What’s right with Finn, wrong with Kylo Ren, and paradoxical about Darth Jar Jar? Find out in a better-late-than-never Story And Star Wars!

Download the mp3 here, or subscribe on iTunes, on Stitcher, to the RSS feed or via YouTube.

Show notes:

If you have thoughts on this episode, get in touch! Follow Point North on Twitter, like on Facebook, or send email to pointnorthmedia@gmail.com.

Story And Star Wars is a Point North Media production by Alastair Stephens, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike license.

Aug 19 2016
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Rank #7: Story And Star Wars 9: The Force Awakens

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It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally here, and it’s spoiler-filled: Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

Download the mp3 here, or subscribe on iTunes, on Stitcher, to the RSS feed or via YouTube.

Show notes:

If you have thoughts on this episode, get in touch! Follow Point North on Twitter, like on Facebook, or send email to pointnorthmedia@gmail.com.

Story And Star Wars is a Point North Media production by Alastair Stephens, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike license.

Dec 29 2015
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Rank #8: Story And Star Wars 8: The Prequel Trilogy

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At last, we come to the end of the Story and Star Wars series, and discuss the prequel trilogy, the saga as a whole, and what we’ve learned along the way.

Stay tuned for a lecture and discussion on The Force Awakens, sometime in December!

Download the mp3 here, or subscribe on iTunes, on Stitcher, to the RSS feed or via YouTube.

Show notes:

If you have thoughts on this episode, get in touch! Follow Point North on Twitter, like on Facebook, or send email to pointnorthmedia@gmail.com.

Story And Star Wars is a Point North Media production by Alastair Stephens, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike license.

Nov 24 2015
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Rank #9: Story And Star Wars 7: Revenge Of The Sith

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This week, we close out the prequel trilogy and bring our story full-circle with Revenge Of The Sith, the last Star Wars movie — for now!

Download the mp3 here, or subscribe on iTunes, on Stitcher, to the RSS feed or via YouTube.

Show notes:

If you have thoughts on this episode, we’d love to hear them! Visit the StoryWonk forum, come follow us on Twitter, call our voicemail line on ☏252-505-WONK(9665), or send email to podcast@storywonk.com.

If you have thoughts on this episode, get in touch! Follow Point North on Twitter, like on Facebook, or send email to pointnorthmedia@gmail.com.

Story And Star Wars is a Point North Media production by Alastair Stephens, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike license.

Nov 14 2015
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Rank #10: Story And Star Wars 6: Attack Of The Clones

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Anakin is all grown-up and it’s time to begin the Clone War with Attack Of The Clones, a change of direction for the Star Wars series.

Download the mp3 here, or subscribe on iTunes, on Stitcher, to the RSS feed or via YouTube.

If you have thoughts on this episode, get in touch! Follow Point North on Twitter, like on Facebook, or send email to pointnorthmedia@gmail.com.

Story And Star Wars is a Point North Media production by Alastair Stephens, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike license.

Nov 08 2015
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