The Last Jedi Goes to the Ballpark


If seeing Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on the bridge of the Millennium Falcon doesn’t make you squeal like baby porgs we were not raised in the same house. It has been thirty-seven years since new scenes of Skywalker on the Falcon have been released. We got some more tonight in a special The Last Jedi TV spot.

During the World Series game 7 Astros vs the LA Dodgers, we got a short but delightful peek into the ever-expanding Star Wars universe.

Luke stands in the cockpit of the famous ship being swept into the memories he made, and we hear Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) forbiddingly say. “Let the past die”.

No thank you Kylo, I will bask in these feelings a little bit longer.

We see a lot of cool scenes flash through the spot, scenes I am sure I will see countless times in the coming years. One scene that stands out is our first look at Supreme Leader Snoke in the flesh. Snoke sits center stage of his minimalist yet regal throne room, surrounded by a sea of crimson red and his royal guard. General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) stands opposite of him. All seem focused on an unknown character entering. There is a device in the room that ominously looks like it could be used for less than pleasant information gathering.

We get to see more of Rey (Daisy Ridley) mastering the lightsaber, first order walkers, the Falcon excelling in close quarters space combat, Poe (Oscar Issac) donning his resistance pilots helmet with a serious look on his face, and Finn (John Boyega) fighting his old commander Phasma (Gwendoline Christie).

We get a great shot of Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) commanding the resistance, in what is sadly her final movie.

The final shot of the TV spot could be the biggest twist in Star Wars history. “I am your father,” has a run for its money as the teaser hints Rey is standing over Luke, lightsaber drawn. Disney loves to put together teasers just to send the fans spiraling with theories!

Luckily, we only have 44 days from the release of this TV spot until we get to see the next installment of the Star Wars Saga!



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Hans Goss

Hans was a US Army Airborne Infantryman with the 82nd Airborne and is now an avid gamer and writer. You can often find him live on Twitch under his gaming handle Fugio.

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