If you haven’t already, read The New Statesman piece about the prequels. Ignore the click bait title obviously meant for provocation…this isn’t about knocking TFA or anything, it’s mostly about the value of the prequels:
Kids too, never noticed – indeed, continue not to notice – the asserted qualitative difference between the trilogies. Because it’s not really there. You’re probably familiar with the concept of the vanity of small differences, and that’s what’s at play here.
Clone Corridor posted another installment of UCL’s Star Wars class about Ewoks, Gungans, Geonosians, and the Noble Savage archetype.
starwars.com posted this a month ago (oops!) but Adam Bray wrote a travelogue on visiting Naboo in autumn.