May the 4th be with you! Happy Star Wars day to all my fellow Star Wars geeks! It seemed fitting that the first in the new Geek of the High Street series was dedicated to this day. Sadly though, I don’t have much to bring you. There is a distinct lack of anything Star Wars in most British high street stores directed at women. At best we get a few smatterings as seen in this post and the pinterest board, or unisex items. While menswear and kidswear (again primarily boys) are filled to the brim! Even my go to Sports Direct let me down this time. Maybe I’ve just timed it badly and it’s in between stock changes (I hope!) and not a sign of things to come.
I’m going to highlight a few of my favourite things, and then there is the pinterest board for you to browse at your leisure. The Star Wars board featured below is just one section of the bigger Geek of the High Street board so don’t forget to check out the whole board and follow it for your geeky fix!
First up is this gorgeous denim jacket from Gap. The Star Wars™ Icon denim jacket is originally priced at £69.95 but is currently down to £44.99 and is perfect for the coming summer months!
Another item that caught my eye in Gap’s fab Star Wars Icon series is these quirky jogging bottoms that allow you to show your rebel pride while you work out or relax at home. There’s a matching top and even better? It’s also on sale, down from £44.95 to £21.99!
This Stormstrooper t-shirt has been given a bohemian make-over and would look great under your new denim jacket 😉 Find it in the sale at Sports Direct for £7.50.
This may look like just an ordinary boot, however, it’s actually part of an awesome collaboration between Clarks and Star Wars. The Rey, women’s Nature Collection comes in three colours; Grey, Black and Sand (featured here). Each comes in a different colours that reflect the character and her outfits, and feature an exclusive Rey heel detail. They’re priced quite high at £95.00, but Clarks has a good reputation so these are worth the investment.
I am a sucker for cute Droid Star Wars phone cases (I’m currently rocking an R2-D2 one myself!) and this BB-8 iPhone 7 case from TK Maxx is super cute and a bargain at £7.99!
This post is going to be laden with spoilers from The Last Jedi Trailer which just aired at the Star Wars Celebration Weekend. So before you read on I would suggest viewing it if you haven’t yet 😉
The trailer shows us a lot of action, but what really caught my attention was Luke’s final words: “I only know one truth, and that is that the Jedi must end.”
Holy crap, right?!
I’m going to start by addressing the first part of the line; “I only know one truth”. To me this says that Luke has seen something in the force, he has had specific visions or the force has told him something. From the events of the Prequels we know that it is possible for the force to be manipulated, for a Jedi Master to see things that they believe are real and are not at all what they seem. This one truth that Luke believes he knows might actually be a load of utter rubbish. There’s also a possibility that everything that has happened, including losing his students to his nephew’s fall to the dark side, could have sent Luke over the edge. He’s been alone in isolation, for how many years? Maybe Artoo has kept him sane, maybe not. We really don’t know at this point.
End or Beginning?
Now onto point two; “… the Jedi must end”. This sounds extremely worrying and scary considering the whole Star Wars universe hinges on the ongoing battle between the Jedi and the Sith, Light vs. Dark. But as Luke informs Rey in the trailer; it’s so much bigger than that. Long time Star Wars fans of the expanded universe and the video games will be familar with the concept of other force users, as well as the term ‘Grey Jedi’. It’s quite possible that Luke isn’t talking about the complete end of a force for good, of force users, maybe he’s just realised that the concept of Jedi and Sith have become outdated. In the Expanded Universe Luke’s Jedi Academy followed most of the fundamentals of his predecessors, but have some big differences as well. Emotional ties, for example, were not consider a weakness or distraction. So it is quite possible that Luke is about to pioneer something entirely new, as guided by the Force and Rey, as a new character without any formal training or experience in any discipline is the perfect blank slate for such an idea.
Of course, the writers could have gone entirely off the wall and Luke really isn’t Luke and is some crazy clone… wouldn’t be the first time that’s happened 😉