New Single! – Along For The Ride

Nien Nunb has been a part of some of the most critical events in Star Wars history yet very little is known about this Sullustan. He has a handful of lines across the films and that’s only if you count him laughing as a line. We decided to pay tribute to the legend by giving him his own song on our upcoming album.

 

We hope you enjoy!

 

Kevin Smith’s Theory on “The Rise of Skywalker” is Pure Gold

We haven’t had a lot of time to nerd out about the new Star Wars Trailer or any of the awesome announcements that came out of the Star Wars Celebration last weekend but on his latest episode of the Hollywood Babble-on Podcast, Kevin Smith dropped a theory we just couldn’t stay away from.

While this isn’t his first Star Wars theory, it’s quite possibly one of the most intriguing .  Here’s a chunk that says a lot but you can listen  to the whole podcast here.

What if the way that Jedi has been used historically in those movies and like including that in the last movie the Jedi, the Jedi must end and all that s***. What if that’s it for the Jedi and perhaps the new religion is the Skywalkers. Didn’t that just give you f****** chills? And I swear, again, f****** I don’t want anybody going ‘he knows’ but I know nothing.”

“Maybe Skywalker supplants the order that existed beforehand,” Garman said. “Wouldn’t that be f****** dope? He was so f****** important to the universe that from then on they named the order after him. They’re all Skywalkers,” Smith added.

Skywalker vs Jedi Theory Breakdown

Fair warning, this is going to get nerdy. There’s a couple of reasons this theory is so compelling and I’m going to dive into them one by one.

Being A Force Ghost Is Against The Jedi Beliefs

 

We all know “attachment is forbidden” for Jedi but understanding how far that really goes adds some interesting perspective to all of the Star Wars stories to date. If you have watched season 5 of Clone Wars (animated series) you’re likely familiar with the Yoda storyline that ultimately ends with him discovering that Qui Gon Jin is still existing as a force ghost – see episodes “Voices” “Destiny” and “Sacrifice”. During this quest Yoda very obviously steps outside of his comfort zone into a path most would assume would lead to the Dark Side.

Side note: Season 5 also has an storyline that supports the Darth Jar Jar Theory and we’re still holding on to it.

What we learn here is that there is quite a spectrum of grey between the Jedi and the Sith and that by maintaining attachment to one’s self is the first step in becoming “more powerful than you could possibly imagine”

Knowing this, our original perspective of the Jedi was influenced by Jedi who aren;t necessarily following the traditional beliefs and practices of The Jedi. With that in mind, Luke himself has never actually been instructed in “the way of the Jedi” as it’s traditionally known.

Connect this to “The Last Jedi”, Luke’s general failure in reviving The Jedi Order, and Yoda’s classic trolling when Luke hesitates to burn down what’s left of the order and you’ve got a case for this series moving beyond “Jedi” as the title for light side force users.

This New Trilogy Is Staying Away From “The Sith”

 

Since “The Force Awakens” the cast and crew have been very clear that neither Snoke or Kylo Ren are actually Sith. While the master/apprentice dynamic is there, and they are both dark side force users, there’s no mention of the Sith or even “Darth” in the first two movies of the new trilogy – or as far as I can tell in any of the comics or cartoons related to it.

Side Note: Oddly enough, the traditions of the Sith and the rule of 2 also come up in Yoda’s journey in the episode “Sacrifice” where Mark Hamill voices Darth Bane.

Assuming “Rise of Skywalker” doesn’t also include the transformation of Kylo Ren into a true Sith Lord, then the new trilogy has already laid the groundwork to drop both the Sith and the Jedi from the current trajectory of the storyline.

I could go on about other possibly related details like Ashoka rocking white lightsabers and disassociating herself with The Jedi or Sith throughout Rebels but I think there’s enough meat here to think on for a bit.

Being a “Skywalker” totally works in a weird culty way right?

Death Star or Death Trap?

Across the Star Wars universe there’s a pretty strong history of people falling very long distances due to a lack of proper safety guards… like railings. In A New hope alone we see Obi Wan walking on a walk way with no railings on the Death Star. Then we see Luke and Leia get trapped behind a door with no walkway at all. But… what about these guys…

Have you ever thought about everyone else on the Death Star?! No, you haven’t because YOU only care about the heroes.

 

Seriously though, the Death Star is still probably the least safe workplace in history. When you think about the Empire’s resources and capabilities there’s really no excuse… unless they were just trying to get their Storm Troopers not to lean.

In contrast, even the Ewoks thought to put some friggin railings up … so no one would fall down.

 

Snoke Got Smoked

Snoke got smoked in his own chamber
While up on this throne he got cut by a laser
But I don’t mind, he was a bad guy indeed
And they didn’t do enough with his back-story

Oh yeah
So I don’t mind
Oh yeah
So I don’t mind

Yeah Snoke got smoked by Kylo Ren
He should not have gone and messed with that young Solo, Ben
But are we really supposed to gasp and shout
When a villain dies that we know nothing about?

Oh no
I don’t think so
Oh no
I don’t think so

Based on my recollection, he wasn’t that evil
Never killed no one or talked about it much either
But in The Force Awakens he was clearly their leader
I expected big things from him
But there’s still one more film coming yet
For them to prove me wrong
And if they do I’ll right a song about it

Snoke got smoked (x6)

The Legacy of Skywalker

These words have filled the pages
Of the Jedi tomes of age
For several thousand years before
But all that ends today
I’m gonna burn it down in a rage
And bring an end to the whole Jedi Order
A sad finale to what I’ve been for years

The Sith are dying to finish our little gang
They’ll never stop trying to finish our little gang
The Sith are dying to finish our little gang
They’ll never stop trying to finish our little gang

Though Kylo Ren betrayed me
I realize my mistake
I should have seen the trap I was falling for
But to move through all my shame
The Rebellion I’ll save
From the clutches of the First Order
The best remedy to how it’s been for years

The Sith are dying to finish our little gang
They’ll never stop trying to finish our little gang
The Sith are dying to finish our little gang
They’ll never stop trying to finish our little gang

A sad summary of how it’s been for years

The Sith are dying to finish our little gang
They’ll never stop trying to finish our little gang
And when it’s over and I’m one with The Force again
To keep the Jedi alive I know I’ll have to count on Rey

Without the Jedi around it don’t mean The Force won’t flow
The texts ain’t needed no more, that’s just what Yoda told
I’ll give this my last breath and then I’ve got to go
The true legacy of Skywalker has grown

It’s A Trap!

 

When you’re chasing Storm Troopers round the corner and
It’s a trap!
When you assault the second Death Star next to Endor and
It’s a trap!
When you see a piece of meat hanging from a tree
It’s a trap!
When you break into Snoke’s ship to set the Rebels free
It’s a trap!

It’s a trap! (x7)

When you’re trying to escape into a garbage chute
It’s a trap!
When you’re General Hux and Poe is stalling you
It’s a trap!
When you go to Cloud City and see Vader’s there
It’s a trap!
When you find yourself dropped into a Rancor’s lair
It’s a trap!

It’s a trap! (x7)

Yeah we’re smokin’ like YOLO
Cruisin’ up in outer space like Han Solo
And you think why’s a guy like me
Super fly like me
Ridin’ through the galaxy for?
Yeah we’re higher than the ozone
Party’s hoppin’ with aliens with no clothes on
And you think why’s a guy like me
Super fly like me
Ridin’ through the galaxy for?

‘Cause we’re in the trap again
With the Sith’s wrath again
Think it’s time we brought a little rap back again
There’s been a lot of weird crap happenin’
Like what’s the point of BB-8, Rose, and Finn
Going to Canto Bight
When there was no use in hindsight?
Just to make the young Rebel sparks ignite?
This is the kinda stuff that keeps me up at night
What Kylo said about Rey’s parents was it wrong or right?
Truth or lying?
Questions multiplying
A move like Mary Poppins stoppin’ Leia from dying
We gotta get all this answered
Check what the fans heard online
JJ Abrams better not pull another “Lost” this time
(You’d better not JJ!)
Or else it’s a trap like Ackbar
Bitches try to act hard
When the ninth film drops
You can find me at the snack bar

(Hey!)
We buyin’ whole planets ’cause our pockets so deep
(So deep)
Takin’ shots like my name was Annie Oakley
So notorious that Boba Fett is tryin’ to own me
(Own me)
But he can’t slow me down
Got three X-Wings in my cargo
Wanna see a man go far?
Go past the embargo?
To Naboo, it’s cool, there’s a star
So we’d better turn around
Go back to the bar
We goin’ light speed so you better hold tight
(Hold tight!)
We got the right beat so we dancin’ all night
See I’m all/Maul red-faced as the Crimson Dawn
Got this club blowin’ up like it’s Alderaan

Yeah we’re smokin’ like YOLO
Cruisin’ up in outer space like Han Solo
And you think why’s a guy like me
Super fly like me
Ridin’ through the galaxy for?
Yeah we’re higher than the ozone
Party’s hoppin’ with aliens with no clothes on
And you think why’s a guy like me
Super fly like me
Ridin’ through the galaxy for?

Comic Relief In Wartime

In most every scene
There are wars happening upon the screen
It’s a nightmare
But we laugh about it now
And that’s for the kids
Well they need cute animals to make sense of it
So we give them Ewoks and Porgs
So they can chill out
But deep down we all know what it’s all about

‘Cause everything’s filled with violence these days
But everyone needs some comic relief
The way we do it glosses on the things that are wrong
Put our rose shades on
And we see our reflections back in the worst ones

Take Tattooine
Where these kids are slaves and never set free
And then later we’ll see Darth Maul get cut in half
But then Jar Jar zaps his tongue so we can all laugh
And again we’ll see more dismemberment in Episode 3
On Mustafar where Vader gets his legs slashed
But hey, he’s a pretty bad guy so it’s alright I guess

‘Cause everything’s filled with violence these days
But everyone needs some comic relief
The way we do it glosses on the things that are wrong
Put our rose shades on
And we see our reflections back in the worst ones
And we see our reflections back in the worst ones

‘Cause everything’s filled with violence these days
But everyone needs some comic relief
The way we do it glosses on the things that are wrong
Put our rose shades on
And we see our reflections back in the worst ones

Smooth Lando

Don’t you get it?
You can’t bring down this man
You better quit it
And get out while you still can
He’s got the galaxy’s fastest ship
And he shoots right from the hip
But we know he’s at his best
When he’s with Chewie and Han

He’s mean with a blaster
Keen, with a little bit of suave
(That’s right)
(Alright let’s take it to the bridge, take it to the bridge now… a 1-2-3)

He’s smooth (Lando)
That’s right, I said smooth (Lando)
Smooth (Lando)
So damn smooth (Lando)

Don’t you test him
When he’s playing Sabacc
You’ll never best him
Unless you know what he’s got
He has something up his sleeves
Because he’s gambling with thieves
But when Han takes that away
The card game ends in a shock

He may be a-cheatin’
But you can beat him if you’re sharp
(You got to be sharp)

Escape

 

Seeds of the Rebellion live in Canto Bight
Where the kids are Force-positive and they share tales at night
About ol’ Finn and Rose, and the story goes
How they busted up the place
And when they bring up Master Luke
You can see the sparks shine on their faces

Ain’t it crazy how word spreads?
Seems like these kids know everything

Yeah they took the fathiers and rode them around
And in their efforts to escape they tore up this whole town
They never did get caught, the cops blew their shot
Then Rose and Finn flew far away
After breaking from their cell with a little help
From BB-8 and DJ

And all I want is to join the cause
And all I want is to go to the stars
And help the Rebels set my people free
And that’s why you’ve got to believe in me when I say

We’ll escape this place I swear to you (x6)
And I’ll never stop doing what I can do
Never stop doing what I can do to make it true now
We’ll escape this place I swear to you (x6)

The Rise And Fall And Rise And Fall of Maul

Presumed dead by Obi-Wan
But to bring him back from the edge is a brother’s job
And that’s where we met ol’ Talzin and Savage
When she sent him to Lotho Minor to find Maul
And how could we have guessed what would happen next?
Robot legs upgraded and his mind fixed
Now Maul is ready to conquer again
Starting with a plan for some sweet revenge

Going from a Sith lord to crazy in a garbage dump
You might think to yourself “Maybe the worst is done”
But getting tunnel vision stuck on your revenge
Is the kind of decision that brings about your own end

Should have killed Obi-Wan when you had the shot
Now you’re lost in space and eventually caught
By some Mandalorians called the Death Watch
And that’s what we call the rise and fall and rise and fall of Maul

But wait–it’s not the end
He makes some deals to overthrow the power and take control again
But unlike Florrum, it’ll work this time
Bring Black Sun, Pyke, and Hutt together to solidify a regime of crime
But he still wants more
Engineering Satine’s near escape to lure Obi-Wan to Mandalore
And this move attracts an uninvited guest
Darth Sidious rolls up in his ship and he is totally pissed

Going from a Sith lord to crazy in a garbage dump
You might think to yourself “Maybe the worst is done”
But getting tunnel vision stuck on your revenge
Is the kind of decision that brings about your own end

Should have killed Obi-Wan when you had the shot
Now Savage is dead and you’re being shocked
By Force Lightning from Sidious, he’s got some plot
And that’s what we call the rise and fall and rise and fall and rise and fall and rise and fall and rise and fall and rise and fall of Maul