The new Star Wars movie introduces new plots, new stories and … porgs.

The new Star Wars movie introduces new plots, new stories and … porgs.

This show will include spoilers

Judging by reviews and ticket sales, the new Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi is a hit as red hot as the planet Mustafar. But some fan reactions have been colder than Hoth.

The negative reactions range from frustration with the movie’s alleged politics, its deviation from past Star Wars formulas and its treatment of various fan-favorite characters. (Here’s a spoiler-filled rundown from Vox).

We’re firing up our hyperdrive and giving 12 parsecs to a discussion of Star Wars, its messages, its fandom and the big business of the light and dark sides.

Guests

  • John Horn Host, "The Frame" on KPCC; @jghorn
  • Daniel Drezner Professor of international politics, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University; @dandrezner
  • Alyssa Rosenberg Opinion Writer, Washington Post; @AlyssaRosenberg

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