The arrival of a new Star wars The film is heralded by several things: breathless anticipation, heaps of ancillary goods, and the release of a new visual dictionary. Written by Pablo Hidalgo of the Lucasfilm Story Group (who has also written books for), The Last JediNot only is the guidebook filled with intriguing details about the places and people seen in the film, but also some potential clues to the future of the movie. Star wars galaxy too.
How bombers work in space
Among the many nitpicks that some people have with The Last Jedi this one is pretty minimal, but some fans have wondered how the Resistance bomber squadrons in the film’s opening battle were supposed to deliver their explosive payloads, given that, well … you just can’t “Drop” bombs on a gigantic microgravity dreadnought, after all. So how did Paige Tico ultimately (and tragically) deliver her last bombing? The answer, of course, is quite simple: science. Well, the magnets, more precisely, but they are science. According to the book, the MG-100 Starfortress pushes its payload out of its containment rack with “sequenced electromagnetic plates”, and the proton bombs are then “magnetically drawn to their unfortunate targets.”
The mystery of Snoke’s ring, solved
From Snoke’s glam look to The Last Jedi has been revealed, there have been theories (hilarious, uh, cut short at the end of Snoke in the movie) about the giant black crystal in her ring. Could this be a new kind of Kyber crystal, fueled by the dark side and blackened by the evil of Snoke? Well it doesn’t, but it has a major connection to the dark side. The stone is actually obsidian, but it comes from a surprising place: the catacombs under Darth Vader’s castle on Mustafar, as seen in Thief one. This makes sense, given Snoke’s fascination with the dark side’s sources of power.
What happened to the black squadron?
The Resistance takes a hell of a beating in The Last Jedi. They are scattered, isolated and slowly but surely reduced to little more than a handful of beaten survivors. But all hope is not lost for their numbers: and just because we haven’t seen them in The Last Jedi doesn’t mean Poe’s old comrades in Black Squadron are toast. According to Visual dictionary, most of the pilots who remained after the attack on Starkiller base were sent to other evacuation points across the galaxy, or on other missions when D’Qar’s fleet escaped. . So yeah, there’s a good chance Snap Wexley and Jess Pava are still alive – and maybe it’s not all that bad for the Resistance numbers before. Episode IX.
The sentimentality of Leia’s hair
I noted before Visual dictionary the admirable dedication of the series to the most extreme minutiae, even the hair. Corn The Last JediThe book adds an extra layer of sadness to Leia Organa’s fabulous headdresses in the film. In addition to describing her clothes as being appropriately cut to reflect the dire circumstances of the Resistance, an annotated image pointing to the braid atop Leia’s hairstyle describes her as an “Alderanian mourning braid,” presumably worn in remembrance of the pain still raw. of Han’s death the force awakens. Sniff.
Teräs Käsi lives
A flippant mention in the list of fighting styles Snoke’s red-clad Praetorian Guard is trained to inadvertently re-canonize one aspect of one of the most infamously terrible. Star wars Games of All Time: The 3D Fighting Game Masters of Teräs Käsi, for the original Playstation. Teräs Käsi was a style of hand-to-hand combat practiced by a character created for the large-scale game, Arden Lyn, an assassin recruited by the Emperor to hunt down Luke Skywalker and the heroes of the Alliance after Yavin IV to … challenge them to a fight, essentially. At least Masters of Teräs Käsi also gave us Hoar, one of the most delicious excess of the old Expanded Universe.
The unspecific love life of Poe Dameron
While The Last Jedi may have the honor of an LGBTQ character’s first appearance on screen (although this is never recognized in the film, a previous appearance in a novel by Laura Dern’s Vice Admiral of the Resistance, Amilyn Holdo , hints that the character is pansexual), many hoped that Poe Dameron would be revealed as LGBTQ, alongside Finn, thanks to the excellent chemistry of Oscar Isaac and John Boyega in the force awakens.
In The Last Jedi Finn might find himself romantically drawn to Rose, but Poe’s desires are once again left to the imagination … although The visual dictionary hints that the X-Wing flyboy has romantic aspirations. A brief description reveals that Poe wears his mother, Shara Bey’s ring – first seen in the Broken empire comedy miniseries – around his neck, and Poe “expects to share it someday with the right partner”. Note the gender-neutral wording playing it safe, but you can keep dreaming for now.
Inasmuch as adorable Other than that this is potentially related, another annotation in the book indicates that the patchwork needlework on Finn’s jacket in the movie was done by Poe, repairing the lightsaber nicks left in the jacket while Finn was in a coma. Somewhere there must be some fan art of it extremely canonical moment already, surely?
The Weird Way Hux’s hyperspace tracker works
The Last Jedi uses everything from Hyperspace to the Force in new and surprising ways for a Star wars movie, but at least when it comes to hyperspace, the advanced tracking system used to track down the Resistance through light-speed jumps isn’t the only weird way to use the technology. The book describes the physical housing of the Hyperpsace Tracker on Snoke’s flagship as being flanked by isolated computers in their own localized hyperspace field – bending light and time in such a way that it essentially overloads the computing power of computers, letting them work fast enough to handle the number of calculations needed to track another ship at speeds faster than light. This may be what the Empire thought at the time of Thief one had not yet understood!
These resistance ships weren’t as empty as you might think
Part of the main storyline of The Last Jedi sees the Resistance fleet slowly losing ship after ship as it was driven out by the First Order, indicating that when every ship was about to run out of fuel and come back within First Order range, all but its pilot would abandon ship and escape to another (and, possibly, Crait). But not all of these ships were led by a single heroic commander remaining. A passage in The visual dictionary touching on the sentimental loyalty of the Resistance Droids – treated as equals by the Resistance to the point that they were entitled to spaces on the evacuation ships – notes that, when the situation in which the motley group turned regained became truly disastrous, many droids chose to give up their spaces on the lifeboats and shuttled to the Resistance fleet in order to maximize space for their biological teammates. So when you see these ships blowing up, know that tons of poor droids have gone on kamblammo with them as well.
First Order Children Actually Serve
Along with Finn, it was established that the First Order slipped children at a young age to become members of the brainwashed Stormtrooper corps in the force awakens. But not all Order members are taken and programmed against their will – some are simply people who believe in the need for strength and order in a chaotic galaxy, or people drawn into Old Empire propaganda. . This includes children, who are often seen as the most zealous adherents of the First Order having been brought up with its teachings from an early age – then put into military service, unlike the Imperial youth organizations of the Empire.
Although the brainwashed trainees of the Stormtrooper Corps were only allowed to fight in adulthood, First Order children can serve in non-combat roles in the Navy and Army, leading to a group of ‘adolescents – or “sub-adults”, a term generally reserved for animals, such as the Visual dictionary frighteningly refers to them as being in operation aboard the ships seen in the film.
Everyone Is Wrong About The Way To Eat Porg, According To Chewbacca
The closer we get The Last Jedi, plus Porg’s speech – the dispargse, if you will – turned to the bizarre question of “What does Porg taste like?” Because inside we are all depraved monsters. But according to The visual dictionary, the meat is not the part of the Ahch-To bird’s body that we should eat. An annotation on an image of Chewbacca’s improvised Porg spit seen briefly in the film states that, at least for Wookiees, the most delicious and nutritious part of a Porg is the crispy, roasted Porg feet. We’re assuming these will be added to Disneyland restaurant menus shortly.