One of the key things that marks the Disney era of Star Wars out from what came before is its willingness to put everyday heroes front and centre: a shuttle pilot, a stormtrooper, an engineer etc. Compared with the Jedi, senators and royalty that dominate so much of the saga, these are nobodies caught up in the galaxy’s shifting socio-political tides. The Jedi served to protect the Republic as an idea, an institution, rather than the individual people themselves, while the Empire — and, later, the First Order — sought totalitarian control, citing the people’s safety as their directive. …

Raising a Rebel

We are what they grow beyond

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