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Star Wars Theory Series Part 21: What the new ‘Episode VIII’ trailer revealed about Rey

Star Wars Theory Series is hosted by PureFandom.com co-founder Liz Prugh and her brother Patrick Pochop (talking about Star Wars is one of the only ways she can get him to hang out with her). They frequently have their other two brothers, dad, and Liz’s husband and self-proclaimed Star Wars experts as guest hosts. They’re dedicated to putting a fun and comedic spin on each episode. 

Star Wars Theory Series is BACK! With the Episode VIII trailer drop during Monday Night Football, we had to whip up another podcast and break it down. While the trailer didn’t reveal too much, we still have some solid theories as to what we can expect when the film hits theaters December 14.

The 6 biggest moments in the latest trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Tune in for details on what the new Episode VIII trailer revealed:

  • Character development for Rey: With father-figure Han murdered, Rey is out for revenge. We all know this isn’t the best foundation to build a Jedi on, so what does this mean for her path?
  • Luke is afraid: The trailer confirmed that Luke is definitely on that planet for a purpose, not just to hide. What is he searching for?
  • Kylo’s next step to the dark side: Will he complete his journey to the dark side and murder his mother? The trailer alludes to this.
  • Meet non-hologram Snoke: We get to meet the mystery villain in the flesh; what will his showdown with Rey reveal?
  • We still know nothing: What we love about Star Wars is that they don’t give too much away. Benicio del Toro and Lauren Dern were absent from the trailer, but we know their characters serve an important part to the new film.
  • We make fun of each other: We of course tease Pat about his love for the prequels, and Liz yells at Eric for ragging on Luke.
  • Miller Lite is horrible: Since we live in Indiana, we can’t buy beer on Sundays, and all we had available was Miller Lite in the back of Liz’s fridge.

Listen here:

More Star Wars:

‘Star Wars’: 4 things we want to see in the Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie

‘Star Wars’: What are Gray Jedi and could we see them in ‘Episode VIII’?

4 bold predictions for Rey in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Listen to parts 1-20 of our Star Wars Theory Series here or on our SoundCloud!


Have a theory you want to share with us? Tweet us at @Pure_Fandom.

Featured image: Entertainment Weekly


Liz & Lindi

Pure Fandom was created by fangirls and best friends, Liz (Pochop) Prugh and Lindi Smith. Their site - along with several other expert fan contributors! - brings you updates and breakdowns on shows like 'The Walking Dead,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'The Originals', and more. Liz & Lindi have written for Entertainment Weekly, AOL, HelloGiggles, and frequently host Comic-Con panels around the country. They are dedicated to putting a comedic and fun twist on all things fandom.

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