The Force Awakens Reaction Special: Hyperspace Theories – Episode 3.x

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High resolution image courtesy of Lucasfilm.

Days after we recorded our third episode of Hyperspace Theories, Lucasfilm released the first official teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Although it’s only 88 seconds long with seven instances of visual imagery from Episode VII, it already generated a bunch of storytelling and speculation ideas for Tricia, B.J., and Kay.

We approach the teaser trailer scene by scene, focusing on the story implications of the visual cues provided in the imagery. We also consider who the narrator might be, both in the story and the voice; Kay correctly identified him as Andy Serkis. B.J. also mentioned the possibility that the rolling-ball droid might be female, later reported as a rumor by Devin Faraci at Badass Digest.

The important take away, though, is that speculating is fun and helps our minds consider storytelling. Don’t worry about being wrong; just have fun!

Tricia is @FANgirlcantina on Twitter, as well as posting at FANgirl Zone on Facebook and on Tumblr.

Kay tweets @Geek_Kay.



Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to