Let's Breakdown That 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Teaser Trailer

Let's Breakdown That 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Teaser Trailer

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Currently trending as the number one video on youtube, the newest teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released on April 14th at the Star Wars Celebration event in Orlando and already has 16 million views and counting.

I was one of the many who sadly only got to watch it online but just had to talk about it. As mentioned in previous articles when I watch things alone, it's mostly just me rambling with myself and shouting at the TV about what is going on when I'm getting really into it. That being said, of course I wanted to blog about my little notes and theories I already have from watching the trailer. Let's just say that if any of my English teachers see this, I'm sure they are going to see how much enthusiasm I didn't have to catching metaphors and messages in books, such as Catcher in the Rye, and instead just saved it all up for things like this! If you haven't seen it yet, you can watch it below to understand what on earth I'm talking about. I will also include the time stamps so you can see where I paused it.

Time Stamp: 0:12

Notes: I just noticed this was almost exactly the same way The Force Awakens teaser started where we had Finn's head pop up and he was also heavily gasping for air.

What's happening here?

My guess: She probably just had another vision that was same one we kind of saw in the Force Awakens,when she grabbed Luke's lightsaber. Fingers crossed that maybe this will show the scene where we find out who her parents are! My guess is, that it's either gonna be somewhere around the theories of her being Obi Wan's granddaughter (the theory I like the most), her being Palpatine's granddaughter (I could see this one kind of happening), or her showing that she's a baby of the force like Anakin (least favorite one but I get it).

Comedic guess: We all saw that photo of Daisy Ridley carrying Mark Hamhill on her back like Yoda.

Maybe that actually happens in the film and this is the result? I mean come on guys there were a lot of stairs on that island!

Time Stamp: 0:36

Notes: *I love that the trailer music is very central to Rey's theme, which makes me think that this will probably be a very Rey based film, and I love that!

*I am wondering though, how long are they going to spend time on this island?

What's happening here?

My guess: She is probably contemplating something, maybe her vision that I theorized?

Time Stamp: 0:40

Notes: *Darn you Batman vs. Superman, why did I have to think of your last scene when I saw this part?

*Earth Bending Rey.

Time stamp: 0:47

Notes: * Is that Leia?

*Is that an awake Finn to the right of her?

*Are they looking at a copy of Luke's Map or possibly something new?

What's happening here?

My Guess: I think the Resistance has moved to a more space related base for easy getaways and in this scene they are possibly observing new plans made by the First Order or looking for somewhere new to move to? Although if it's First Order involved, I think they are building a new weapon or possibly doing something else that I will talk about later on.

Time Stamp: 0:52

Notes: * My first thought when I saw this, was that this is Kylo Ren's helmet but I'm pretty sure it's Vader's.

* Will we get another viewing of a Kylo Ren temper tantrum where he brakes his equivalent of Wilson the volleyball?

*Another appearance of the nope troopers?

Time Stamp: 1:17

Notes: * Is the First Order possibly mining something like the Empire did to make the Death Star?

*Are those little ships approaching AT-ATs or AT-STs in the distance.

*Whoever is in the middle is not the best driver. Is this Finn and Poe flying again and Poe still hasn't mastered taking off the parking brake?

What's happening here?:

My guess: It's a bit of a desolate dessert so could it be the remains of Jedha after it was destroyed and the First Order is still looking for the Kaiburr crystals for their new weapon? Which would possibly explain why they were flat out mentioned only once with lots of emphasis on them in Rogue One, but never mentioned again after that. Here is my other theory though, is Kylo Ren trying to bring new Jedi's or Padawans to the First Order by mining the crystals for their new red lightsabers?

Time Stamp: 1:20

Notes: *Finn is still asleep!

*Who changed him into Matt Damon's space suit from The Martian?

* He seems to be in a different container with higher tech, which might again prove that the Resistance moved locations. So how is Rey going to find him again? Ah, this better not mess with my vision of them being together.

Time Stamp: 1:23

Notes: * Hello again, space boyfriend Poe Dameron!

* Again this helps prove my theory about the Resistance's new space base because that is definitley space behind them and that is what the hangars usually look like when they are in ships. (Oh god I just realized how much of a nerd I am!)

* Most likely it's the First Order attacking.

Time Stamp: 1:26

Notes: *Ahh Millenium Falcon and Tie Fighters! A sight my nerd heart is so happy to see. Although I have to remember (spoiler alert for Force Awakens) that Han isn't driving it, oh my heart.

*Also we don't really see Chewie in this trailer and I kind of forgot that he's on the island with Rey too.

*Is this the First Order attacking Rey and gang on the island, and this is their escape?

*This trailer is really showing me that the Resistance is not getting very good at hiding.

Time stamp: 1:29

Notes: * First look at Kylo Ren/Ben.

*Possibly a view of the new scar although that may be hair just above his eyebrow.

What's happening here?

My guess: This clip and a few afterwards might be showing the flashback from Luke's point of view of when Kylo Ren attacked Luke making him then go into hiding. If it is, that's pretty brutal that you ganged up on your uncle and your fellow Padawans without your helmet on so they could know it's you attacking them!

Time stamp: 1:40

Notes: Quote-"It's time for the Jedi to end"

*But I don't want it too!

*Is it because you never got the power converters at Toshi station?

*Luke better not die.

Time stamp: 1:48

Notes: *Dear December, I'm ready whenever you are!

*I'm kind of hoping that this is it for trailers though, unless it follows what Force Awakens did with their trailers where they would show you cool things but then leave you completely hanging on what the plot is going to be about.

*In the words of John Boyega, himself here is my overall reaction to the trailer-

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The Unifying Nature Of Time Allows Existence To Occur; But What If Existence Is Both Not Created And Already Ended? The Following Thought Experiment Investigates.

If one observes for a moment the scientific realities of our universe, such as the connection of time within the fabric of space, the fundamental forces of the universe (Electromagnetism, Gravity, and the Nuclear forces), in addition to the quantum entanglement of atomic systems and the structural phenomenon of the Big Bang and the Big Crunch; pondering existence in a speculative manner can be grounded in the scientific truths as we know them thus far. This offers an interesting thought experiment if we expand into the depths of time by perceiving the universe from a dimension above the dimension of space-time. The following is just a theory meant to bring human consciousness to the furthest reaches of its understanding of the universe and itself. This author does not hold any official credentials in theoretical mathematics, physics, etc; so this is written for the fun of intellectual pondering. Readers are welcome to conclude the experiment however they wish.

So to the point of the Theory: Let us suppose for a moment three things 1. The Big Bang, the Birth of the Universe, never happened. 2. The universe, in its expansion, is still ontologically within the single point from which the Big Bang sprang. 3.The Big Crunch, the conclusion of the full life of the universe and its collapse back into a single point, already happened.

What exactly does this mean? Since time is all one single "moment"; all of existence is happening in one simultaneous event. This implies if one were to step outside of time and space into a dimension higher than ours, one would be able to perceive the universe been born, growing, and dying; all within the long drawn single event that entropy perpetuates as a forward mechanism of change created by the phenomenon of time. If we set this aside now, and take the mechanism of change that entropy perpetuates, we must recognize the behavior of atomic structure that evolves and grows as this change takes place.

We know that all atomic systems exist in an entangled state. This implies that all matter is both created and destroyed simultaneously. How might this be? It is due to the entangled nature of the structures that transcend time from the birth to the death of the universe; which is reliant on the cohesion of the subatomic universe that builds matter. Since the subatomic structure is the first aspect of the universe created during the crucible of creation at the Big Bang, and it is theorized to be one of the last things to breakdown and trigger the Big Crunch; the ontological connection of time spanning these two events builds the simultaneous creation and destruction paradigm. Thus we can take this to a concluding idea by stating all matter both does and does not exist.

How might this be validated if there are fundamental forces of reality that ground existence into itself? This is rooted in the fundamental forces themselves. At the crucible moment of creation, the fundamental forces were at unity, at the end of the universe they will have dissipated completely. If we then take from the perspective of our current place within time and space, and the evolutionary process of the universe; the fundamental forces are separated as the 4 (technically 6 with the superplasma and another force found in recent years). If we again use the stretching of time as a connecting factor, these forces are together in a unified force still in the beginning, while also collapsed at the end; thus connecting the Big Bang and Big Crunch in a simultaneous system via the fundamental forces.

So you are probably asking yourself, what is the point of this thought experiment in hypothesizing that existence hasn’t sprang from a single point yet, that Time is all existing in one “moment”, and has already ended in a collapse back to a single point? There isn’t one. The entire premise of this thought experiment reflects upon the illusory nature of existence that we face as beings that only perceive our reality from our subjective perspective of space and time in which we exist for mere blimps on a cosmic scale. This experiment was to place the unsettling idea that existence already happened, the universe hasn’t been created yet, and that the perspective of linear time is nothing more than an illusion. Now how does this help or gain anything more than intellectual fun?

Let us take for a second the implications of this ontological system in context to even larger scale phenomenon, such as the multiverse. This implies a strange curiosity as to what could exist in this universe of universes. Could this be where a “creator” entity resides? Is one able to perceive not just our universe within the space, but all varieties of universes that could’ve been, and those that did exist in parallel realities? String theory and M theory would suggest that this is indeed plausible and highly possible; to the point that we can verify utilizing our technologies to investigate the furthest reaches of our own universe. The final question that is left with us is, what is the phenomenon of consciousness?

As we have created in this thought experiment, the human mind is able to wrap itself around the idea of not just before and after the universe, experiencing the idea of all of the universe happening all at once; but also a self defining and generating ontological system that could theoretically operate in a manner similar to what we described as “pantheistic“. Only as so far as the idea that the universe created itself, and thus consciousness is the universe itself, experiencing itself. If consciousness is rooted in this ontological system that connects all that has been described, then perhaps consciousness itself can be defined as a fundamental force of nature similar to those that bind and guide the birth and death of existence. Possibly even connecting one universe with all others within the multiverse. As our technologies grows, these questions may find answers.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this intellectual journey across existence itself. There was no fundamental reason for exploring these ideas other than the fun of investigating the far recesses of the universe and the extent the human mind can wrap itself around complex abstract thoughts. Whether or not these ideas are as accurate as science today has recorded them will be something that only time can tell. For now though, we can sit comfortably in knowing that our subjective existence, at least in appearance, is something real that we must face as living creatures. Perhaps value in this can be gained in knowing that we are just droplets in the grand ocean of the Cosmos; and as such, we are One within that great expanse of space-time.

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