Nerd Commentary

When I was in grade school in the '80s I got called nerd.  A lot.  In the '80s it was still considered an insult to be called 'nerd,' and I got it in waves.  I had good grades, I was into Star Wars, I didn't use a ton of '80s slang (well, by the standards of the time.  'Rad,' 'gnarly,' and 'bad (meaning good)' were normal parts of my everyday conversations... but still... Remember...

Episode 8 either makes a massive political statement or no politics at all, depending on how politically minded the viewer is and from what political perspective they're coming from. Movies are always a reflection of the culture of their time and so naturally certain cultural and political messages will make it in, since the writers have their own views.  All of that's perfectly...