John (@kesseljunkie) and Mike (@mumbles3k) look at what it means for Star Wars to have Rian Johnson as its resident visionary for a forthcoming trilogy based outside the Skywalker family history. They look at his history as a photographer, and the unique visions he's brought to his own works for hints of what this means for The Last Jedi and beyond.
John (@kessejunkie) is joined by Missing Frames' Shawn Eastridge (@yayshawndorman) to review the career of John Mollo, the Academy Award-winning costume designer for Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, as well as costumes for Alien, Ghandi, and many others. They look at how he's shaped sci-fi cinema for decades with a simple aestethic and an unmistakable talent for transforming concept sketches into practical costumes.
John (@kessejunkie) and Mike (@mumbles3k) conclude their look at the Star Wars saga's aesthetic by evaluating the images we have (so for) for the sequels and spinoffs, and see if, in the absence of Lucas, they retain the same sensibilities. Then they continue their chapter-by-chapter analysis of Splinter of the Mind's Eye with Chapter 4!
John (@kessejunkie) and Mike (@mumbles3k) look at Blade Runner 2049 and contrast its sequel approach to The Force Awakens. They analyze what each wanted to achieve, and which approach produced the most resonant result. Then they look at Chapter 3 of Splinter of the Mind's Eye as they continue their chapter-by-chapter analysis.
John (@kessejunkie) and Mike (@mumbles3k) look at the prequel Star Wars trilogy to test their theory further that the entire series subscribes to one aesthetic...and does it evolve while under the watchful eye of a singular director, George Lucas? They share three shots that define The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith, and how they inform their opinion of what that aesthetic is.