Star Wars (Revisited)


If you’re a longtime listener of Pop DNA, or even if you’ve just looked at our feed on iTunes or wherever, you already know that we did an episode on Star Wars almost exactly one year ago. But we found that we had a lot more we wanted to explore, since this is such a huge universe. And since we have just seen the conclusion of the Skywalker saga, we thought this would be the perfect time to revisit the Star Wars franchise.

Keep an eye out for our bonus interview with Girls With Sabers, and get even more bonus content on Patreon!

Further Reading


Interview with Chris Terrio, The Rise of Skywalker co-writer

“Machete” Viewing Order:

  1. A New Hope
  2. The Empire Strikes Back
  3. Attack of the Clones
  4. Revenge of the Sith
  5. Return of the Jedi

The Heroine’s Journey by Maureen Murdock

Princess Leia’s Theme (the music of Star Wars)

The science of Star Wars

Star Wars politics

From World War to Star Wars: Rise of an Empire

The politics of the Prequels in parallel to our world

*The Comedy Bang! Bang! episode in which Ben Schwartz discusses his work for BB-8 is apparently not available anywhere online; however, this article has a little background information, and Schwartz gives a brief description in this video.


The Hero With A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

The Heroine’s Journey by Maureen Murdock

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Queen’s Shadow by E. K. Johnston

Our Star Wars music playlist


Political Factions in Star Wars

The Galactic Empire’s political alignment

The Separatist Alliance’s political alignment

The Ideology of the First Order

Science vs. Cinema

Just for Fun

Darth Trump


  • Which OT character are you? Quiz (Rhonda = Luke; Erin = Chewbacca)
  • Which prequel character are you? Quiz (Rhonda = Mace Windu; Erin= Yoda)
  • Aaaaand sequel quiz (Both of us = General Leia)
  • Which Star Wars Character is Your Soulmate? Quiz 

Watch us take this quiz here:

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