We’d be remiss if we didn’t post this trailer. I can’t say I’m too excited to see this newest installment. One thing Lucas taught me well with the last 3 movies is fear. Fear is the mind killer… wait, that’s Dune. “Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Anger, hate, and suffering… pretty much sums up my experience with the prequels. But Lucas is out of the picture so maybe…. It does look pretty cool.
Willi Lempert, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, has written a fascinating piece on Native SF films. That there is such a thing is news to me. It’s interesting to see a non-western take on the future in the short films that Lempert examines. These films offer an alternative to the typical stereotypes found in most genre movies – when there are any native people in them at all.
“This article is a brief attempt to draw on Indigenous futurisms as a way of introducing the diversity of Native sci-fi films in conversation with mainstream sci-fi.”
Lempert divides native SF into utopias, dystopias, and alien encounters and offers multiple examples of each for you to experience for yourself. Check it out.
This is what I love about Star Wars. So much room for comedy. Visit the Dorkly channel on YouTube when you have a lot of time to kill ’cause you’re gonna need it.
They’ve ramped up the adrenaline with this new trailer though I don’t really get why they would use All Along the Watchtower for the soundtrack. Seems out of place to me and a bit of a lazy choice. Still, it’s a good trailer. Fair warning: I’m going to post every new trailer for The Martian that 20th Century Fox cares to release.