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Episode 1750: Star Love


After ten years of in-story time (and eleven years of our real world time), showing you the developing relationship between Jim and Annie, we couldn't not show you the wedding.

And we skipped this scene at the time in the film, because it wasn't needed and it kind of made no sense to show it. But it's the most powerful scene in the movie, so we couldn't not show it.

Sometimes an answer to a writing problem just stares you in the face.

This is the end of our treatment of Rogue One. We hope you enjoyed it, and that it puts a new perspective on our story of Episode IV.

This was the toughest movie we've had to write so far. We have over 18,000 words of planning notes, plot notes, character notes, and - most importantly - continuity notes specifically related to Rogue One. To plan this story we reread the entirety of Episodes I to VI again ourselves, and compiled a long list of notes on continuity issues raised by 48 specific existing strips. We hope that there are no serious continuity errors in our story, but knowing how these things work we would not be surprised if a few snuck through. Hopefully there are at least plausible explanations for any such - such as a thing happened but we just didn't mention it explicitly in the story.

Next we will present the traditional three intermission strips, showing off jokes that were so silly that we didn't use them during the story itself, but which we wanted to share anyway. After that... We're still working on exactly what will follow, but ideas are beginning to crystallise.

[Reminder: Our guest commentators have not seen Rogue One. Part of the fun is seeing how their untainted impressions re-interpret the movie through the lens of our comic.]

Her love is so strong, that like the furnace of a thousand suns she manages to completely white-out the screen with a kiss.

Or, this is the scene in movie where the planet destroying gun is destroying the planet.

And we never do get to see any special effect from the exotic ice. An unfired gun. Not checked off.

Or, this is only the wedding rehearsal, and the planet where the Comic Irregulars are has just been wiped out. There won't be any more comics.

After all, in the world of the Comic Irregulars, Star Wars does not exist. That's the premise of this entire comic, after all. But most of the other things we know and love (such as Mad Max) do, albeit modified by the lack of Star Wars:

— Keybounce


{Jyn and Cassian on the beach on Toprawa, where the growing fireball of the explosion caused by the Peace Moon resembles a sunrise over the ocean}
Sally: It's so nice having the wedding on the beach at dawn.
Ben: Shhh.
Jyn/Jim: I wrote my own vow.
Pete: Uh oh....
Jyn/Jim: Annie: You and I, all of us, this planet, we are made of stardust.
Jyn/Jim: Wrought in the fires of an alien sun, our elements coalesce for but a brief moment of consciousness, surrounded by the Galaxy that made us.
Jyn/Jim: We live our short lives, then eventually our sun will consume us, returning us to the stars.
Jyn/Jim: Although ephemeral, we bring something to this Universe that is unique.
Jyn/Jim: My love for you blazes like the furnace of a thousand suns.
Jyn/Jim: Let's make the most of it.
{Jyn and Cassian hug on the beach, and are engulfed in the Peace Moon explosion}

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Published: Sunday, 30 December, 2018; 02:11:04 PST.
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