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:
“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.
- Don’t know who Jack Kirby is?
“The Apocalyptic Cosmology of Star Wars” (Journal of Religion and Film)