Star Wars VII and How Tyranny Returns: From Carter to Obama


The following three sentences from Ben Domenech’s article “The New Star Wars Trailer, Analyzed” caught my attention:

The internet comment threads are filled with frustrated confusion about this. How can people forget about the Jedi a mere thirty years after they orchestrated the collapse of the Empire? Did they all get their minds wiped?

Return of the Jedi came out in 1983, half way into Ronald Reagan’s first term as President. We are 32 years removed from that year. Similarly, The Force Awakens takes place around 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi.

A mega-trailer was debuted on Monday Night Football. Watch it and pay attention to the scene described below:

The most interesting detail Monday’s new trailer revealed is that the events of the original trilogy — Episodes IV, V and VI — have become mythologized in the Star Wars universe. ‘There were stories about what happened,’ says Rey in a voiceover. ‘It’s true. All of it. The Dark Side. The Jedi. They’re real,’ responds Han Solo (Harrison Ford).

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