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Star Wars Music Minute

Jul 30, 2021

Luke and Leia reunite, and their musical themes pull at our heartstrings. Camila, also known as BoricuaWookiee, is here with me to navigate through these emotional minutes (126-130) of The Last Jedi.

Discussion topics/Highlights:

  • Is Finn's impending sacrifice selfish? Thoughts on his role and actions in the...

Jul 23, 2021

How many motifs can you spot during the Battle of the Crait? Hint: there are more than 10! Star Wars Explained (Alex) is here with me today to break down the music and action in Minutes 121-125 of The Last Jedi.

Discussion topics/Highlights:

  • Alex finally figures out the theme he's had stuck in his head.
  • Finn's musical...

Jul 16, 2021

Long live the Supreme Leader! After Snoke's dramatic (and loud) fall, Hux tempts fate, Kylo indulges in a Force choke, and the Resistance starts setting up on Crait. Chris Radtke is here with me to discuss Adam Driver's vocal gravitas, the space Bugs Bunny (Poe), and how the sound design of Crait's atmosphere reflects...

Jul 9, 2021

You won't find it on the commercial soundtrack, but the music leading up to Holdo's sacrifice represents the culmination of profound thematic transformation rarely heard in all of Star Wars.


  • How the Desperation motif spawned from the Tension motif (after various iterations).
  • Desperation motif is heard in...

Jul 2, 2021

The Praetorian Guards aren't messing around, and neither is John Williams! Joining me today is Kyle Katarn. Together, we attempt to break down the sensational combat scoring, sound design, and awkward aftermath in minutes 106-110 of The Last Jedi.

Discussion topics/Highlights:

  • The music feels suspended in air before...