April 22, 2020 DtW Goes to the Movies Part 4 (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)

Episode 34

In part 4 of our science and religion in film miniseries, Ian finally gets to geek out on Star Wars. You can't tell, but he brought his own lightsaber to record this episode. Oh yeah. We're in it to win it! Since we obviously couldn't talk about everything, we focused on "The Last Jedi", and more specifically on the modern tension between religion and spirituality. Do we need the "sacred texts" to become better force users or are we stronger without the ancient traditions? Can a person be both Jedi and Sith? Do those distinctions matter or are they merely power constructs? Most importantly, what color would your lightsaber be and what would be the first thing that you would do with it? 

Revised Miniseries schedule:

3/25 - Contact
4/1 - 2001: A Space Odyssey 
4/15 - Pan's Labyrinth 
4/22 - Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
4/29 - Star Trek: Generations
5/6 - Interstellar 
5/13 - Jurassic Park 

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produced by Zack Jackson
music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis 

Show Notes


When One Religion Isn't Enough: The Lives of Spiritually Fluid People by Duane R. Bidwell