SSW012: Why Han Solo Could Have a Pivotal Role in Star Wars Episode VII

SSW012: Why Han Solo Could Have a Pivotal Role in Star Wars Episode VII

Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Roderick discuss the latest rumors and factoids about Star Wars Episode VII now that shooting has begun. Is it possible to compile a first, coherent draft of the storyline based on the little information we have?

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  1. Feor Hund

    I’m sorry to say that I’m disappointed in you two. You are very rusty on your canon Star Wars. Darth Plagueis was mentioned in EP3 in the pivotal “opera” scene [“Did you ever hear the Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise?”]. He was the master of Palpatine and was the one who learned to keep others from dying [though he could not keep himself from death and was killed in his sleep by Palpatine – during the events of The Phantom Menace, if they leave that part of the novel “Darth Plagueis” as canon]. His story is what Palpatine used to lure Anakin to the Dark Side. Palpatine also intimated in that scene that it was Plagueis who caused the conception of Anakin by “manipulating the midi-chlorians to create life” [The Plagueis novel left it open as to whether it was Plagueis directly or the Force itself fighting against his manipulations that created Anakin]. People are speculating that Plagueis figured out a way to survive [possibly through possession] and is “The Ancient Fear” of the supposed title. In the novel Palpatine feels something in the Force after he kills Plagueis that makes him wonder if his master actually found a way to survive death, but he then brushes it off once he learns that Maul has been killed, thinking this is what he felt. The only problem with a Sith surviving death is that Lucas has said that they cannot do it, at least not the way Obi-Wan and Yoda do.

    Also, a Pikey is a derogatory term for Travelers [basically Irish Gypsies].

  2. Dave

    Regarding your take on the story it is really believable great job coming up with that I almost feel like I know what is going to happen. Now on you thinking they will kill han solo wha??? I know I could be wrong and you could be dead right. But JJ has the weight of the world on his shoulders he felt he needed to squash the first script idea and focus on the original cast for the old fans, and then you think he will kill in his first film KILL a beloved character??? I do totally understand your rational and like I said I could (unfortunately) see it happen but why would JJ slap fans in the face at such a crucial moment in star wars history trying to revamp the franchise? It’s like you lost your dog you are worried sick, you get a call someone found your dog he brings the dog over let’s you hug him and cry and thank him then shoots your dog before he leaves.

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