Understanding The Last Jedi

A personal retrospective on my feelings regarding The Last Jedi and my participation in the fandom over the last two years. No spoilers have been included.

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Shadow Council Spoiler Policy

Per feedback and discussion, we’re going to implement the following spoiler policy:

  1. Our WordPress blog will contain movie spoilers starting December 15th in clearly marked posts.
  2. Our Social Media accounts, including Tumblr, will refrain from featuring spoilers until January 1st.
  3. This moratorium includes answering questions or reblogging content containing spoilers. DMs are fine.

May the Force be with you!

-Star Wars Shadow Council

The Anatomy of Fake Leaks

We’re only a week away from the release of The Last Jedi, one of the most anticipated films in history and with the excitement come fake leaks. The premiere is tomorrow and there’s likely to be a lot more people claiming to have seen the movie that haven’t. Nevertheless, fake leaks tend to have telltale signs:

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The Theory Post That Started it All…

Written by robotical712.

This was my first full theory regarding how Rey ended up on Jakku and what my full background theory evolved from. I posted this on the Star Wars Speculation subreddit on April 25, 2016:

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The Last Jedi Soundtrack Leak: An Analysis

On reddit’s /r/starwarsleaks subreddit, someone has leaked the track titles of the The Last Jedi soundtrack. Despite a frustrating refusal to post photos of the track titles, they did post the track titles in the comments. Because the photos are solid proof that they have the soundtrack, we can say with confidence that this is the track listing for the Last Jedi:


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We Think We Know What JJ Abrams Cut From The Force Awakens


Written by needsmoresprinkles.

As you may have seen in our earlier post, we’ve just learned some very interesting news about the ending of The Force Awakens. Namely, that there was some sort of inconsistency between JJ’s original vision and the story that Rian wanted to tell in his subsequent film, and so Rian asked JJ to cut it out of the final scene of the movie. This seems to corroborate early rumors that the final scene of TFA originally featured a moment making explicit the true relationship between Rey and Luke. Many of these initial rumors claimed this was to be a hug, but we have another idea.

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Star Wars: Compassion For Yourself And Others

Compassion vs. Selfishness

In a speech given by George Lucas, Lucas details how he views the dark side of the Force versus the light side of the Force. In his view, compassionate people live on the light side, while selfish people live on the dark side. There are a few things to keep in mind when thinking about Lucas’s words in this video.

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