The most recent entry in the Star Wars saga, The Force Awakens (Episode VII) hit theaters in December, 2015. I wrote some words after I saw it, with an eye toward publishing them. I never did. Until now.
I've organized my thoughts a bit more since I last looked at the document, and added some clarifying points, but other than those minor changes, the essay is largely unchanged.
I hope to get some more Star Wars writing out in the next few months as we come up on the 40th anniversary of the series.
The essay is in two parts, the first of which you can read here. Part two will show up next week.