This is the inaugural episode of Cinematic Theology. Our informal group discusses some of the (non-Christian) theological messaging of Star Wars and points of its mythology.

At one point, the episode discussed the Kaminoans — tall, serpentine aliens who clone humans (the storm trooper army). In case the Kaminoans are unfamiliar, here’s a picture:


The prep for this discussion was:

Recommended Reading:

Of Myth and Men” (Bill Moyers interviews George Lucas in TIME Magazine, 1999)

“‘Feeling The Force‘ – Star Wars and Spiritual Truth,” by John C. McDowell, Meldrum Lecturer in Systematic Theology at the University of Edinburgh

Kirby, Lucas, and Campbell” – The influence of Jack Kirby and Joseph Campbell on George Lucas.


Optional Reading:

The Apocalyptic Cosmology of Star Wars” (Journal of Religion and Film)

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