12 of the Craziest ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Fan Theories

Since the credits rolled on “The Force Awakens,” fans have taken to the Internet to theorize the answers to the dangling mysteries left unsolved. Who or what is Snoke? Who are Rey’s parents? What’s the deal with the reclusive Luke Skywalker? In the two years since “Episode VII,” theories have ranged from possible, unlikely, to straight up baffling.  With “The Last Jedi” right around the corner we’re looking at some of the best — and craziest — theories from around the web.

The Knights of Ren were Luke’s Students

Of all the theories out there, this one rings seems pretty plausible. Around the halfway point of “The Force Awakens,” Rey is given Luke’s old lightsaber — the one he lost in his fight with Darth Vader in “The Empire Strikes Back.” When she touches it she sees a number of visions, one of them being of Kylo Ren and a group of equally hooded baddies called The Knights of Ren.

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Star Wars or Star Trek? Betta choose correctly?

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On July 1st, Nineteen year old Burke Bradley Warren of Oklahoma City chose wrong.

His roommate disagreed and as 23 year old Jerome Dewayne Whyte was returning to his charted territory (his bedroom) Warren told him ” “You’re just a trick.”

Those 3.1 words sent Whyte into hyperspace, and before you could say Princess Leia, Whyte shoved Warren to the floor and began choking the Tribbles out of him.   While being strangled, Warren “went in and out of consciousness.” Probably wishing he had a Phaser.

The Oklahoma City Police Force was not with Whyte.   He was arrested for assault and battery.  They found marijuana on him.   Apparently Whyte hasn’t mastered the Jedi mind trick. A routine computer check revealed he had warrants for bad checks and child abuse.

 Whyte’s is residing at Oklahoma Country Jail. If he asks you which movie you prefer

Star Wars or Star Trek?  Tell him Terms of Endearment.


Germans turn to Star Wars for baby names

Rank Girls Boys
1 Mia Ben
2 Emma Jonas
3 Hannah/Hanna Leon
4 Sofia/Sophia Elias
5 Anna Finn/Fynn
6 Emilia Noah
7 Lina Paul
8 Marie Luis/Louis
9 Lena Lukas/Lucas
10 Mila Luca/Luka

“Little changes from year to year,” Bielefeld said on Wednesday.

But he’s anticipating that some new monikers could get a boost thanks to the cultural event of the year – the new Star Wars movie.

“I’m excited to see where the name Finn gets to,” Bielefeld said, referring to British star John Boyega’s character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Finn has already reached place five in the 2015 table – although Bielefeld himself hopes more parents will plump for naming their little boys after bad-guy Kylo, especially since ”y’ is trendy with young parents”.

Meanwhile, Germans might be revealing a special love for Shakira with the rapid rise of Milan, now at place 35 in Bielefeld’s chart.

The singer named her own son Milan in 2013 and it has been growing in popularity ever since.

Mila, meanwhile, hit tenth place for girls this year.

And the biggest upset of the year came in Bavaria, where regional statistics showed that Maximilian lost his traditional top spot among boys to Lucas/Lukas.

But the prize for the most unique name – perhaps inspired by the opening of the Grimm museum this year- goes to little “Gretchen Schneewittchen” (Gretchen Snow White).


The Local

Star Wars The First Night and Forever

On Wednesday, May 25 1977 my roommate asked me if I wanted to go to the movies, he was buying.   I didn’t ask , didn’t care what the movie was, it was free.  My roommate parked his car across the street from the Coronet Theater on Geary Street in San Francisco to see Star Wars.  He heard about on the radio and was excited, good for him! Wonder if he’s gonna buy popcorn and snacks.

I’ve always like movies especially James Bond, while I watched Science Fiction Movies on Television, I  was never really into Science Fiction movies (or flicks as we called movies back then) .

I don’t remember the theater being full that evening there were no lines.  We walked in found our seats and the rest is history.

Star Wars forever changed how I viewed movies, what theaters I chose.

Wrap it up, I’ll take it. 

When that ship hit Lightspeed, I was done.

That weekend, I saw Star Wars again with friends across the bay in Berkeley.  My friends wanted to see it and I wanted to experience the movie with them.  My friends were hyped, I felt ripped off.  Yes, I liked the movie, but the experience was like watching it on a small color TV.   It was mono and not as bright as the Coronet.

At the library I learned  70 mm film  was not only wider than the  standard 35 mm it produced brighter and sharper pictures , it also had room for six tracks of sound, providing a surround sound.    

Within a week, lines were forming outside the Coronet, at times they wrapped completely around the block.  Star Wars was my first must see, must tell and take everyone you know movie and for me the Coronet was the place to see the movie.

First friends, then family in the East Bay from Richmond.  My nephew was only a few weeks old and slept mostly* through the movie  (*an explosion over his head startled him).   I insisted friend’s  who had seen it in a pedestrian theater to see again it at the Coronet.  Come to the city, the 38 Geary stops in front of the Transbay Center, it will take you to the Coronet. 

The Coronet was one of the last large theater built in San Francisco.

The theater held just over 1300 people.  Today the average theater holds 250 people.     

Photos: Cinema Treasures

The lines that began in May, were still strong in November.  Star Wars earned more than 2 million dollars at the Coronet.  The problem was a new film by another little known director was contracted for the theater in Dec.   Twentieth Century Fox put up a fight but lost to Columbia Pictures, so Close Encounters of a Third Kind would open as planned.  The Director, was Steven Spielberg.   Of course, I saw the movie at the Coronet.

Star Wars and the Coronet forever changed how I viewed movies.  Given a choice, it was always 70mm and 6 track.     In San Francisco, the ultimate movie houses were the Coronet and the Northpoint near Fisherman’s Wharf.  As for the rest of the bay , the  Century 22 in San Jose, and the theater in Corte Madera. Today only the Magnificent Grand Lake in Oakland ,is still standing

If there is a blockbuster designed for the big screen, today there is only one choice.  Its the IMAX, but not just any IMAX,  If there is a movie I want to see playing at one of the Multiplex or at the IMAX, I will choose the IMAX.  In Northern California, the Best IMAX theaters are in Sacramento and San Francisco.  Both of those theaters use a state of the art projection systems not found in Most IMAX theaters.

This weekend I saw Star Wars at the AMC Metreon  Imax in San Francisco.

Star Wars is perhaps the only film that attracts five year old and Seventy Five year olds.  As one baby boomer entered the theater a looked up at the crowd and  said ” May the Force Be With You” and to his astonishment the crowd responded  His wife grabbed her chest and many of the people applauded.  My life changed forever nearly 40 years ago.


Nearly Three years ago Peter Hartlaub wrote an excellent article for the San Francisco Chronicle about the Star Wars and the Coronet

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