Menu

Blog

Nov 15, 2022

The Tragedy of Droids in Star Wars

Posted by in categories: media & arts, robotics/AI, space

It’s not really a Star Wars story unless there’s a lovable or memorable droid stealing the spotlight. But, when you really stop and think about it, there’s also something profoundly tragic about the role artificial lifeforms play in the Star Wars universe.

PATREON
Support this project on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/popdetective.

PAYPAL
Make a one-time donation via PayPal:
https://www.paypal.me/popdetective.

WISHLIST
Send research materials for video essays:
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/VPZW4GU512ON?ref_=wl_s…atfound-20.

REFERENCES
• Race in American Science Fiction by Isiah Lavender III
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10364882-race-in-american-science-fiction.
• Imagining Slaves and Robots in Literature, Film, and Pop Culture by Gregory Jerome Hampton.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26371201-imagining-slave…ar-culture.
• The Cambridge Companion to Slavery in American Literature (Chapter 15) Beyond the Borders of the Neo-Slave Narrative by Jeffrey Allen Tucker.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39293853-the-cambridge-c…literature.
• Asimov on Science Fiction in Science Fiction Digest, October-November 1981
https://archive.org/details/sfdigest19811011
• Janelle Monae’s “Many Moons” music video.

NOVELS REFERENCED
• Kindred by Octavia E. Butler.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60931.Kindred.
• The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57498.The_Salt_Roads.
• Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand by Samuel R. Delany.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/85861.Stars_in_My_Pocket_Like_Grains_of_Sand.
• vN: The Machine Dynasty by Madeline Ashby.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13033939-vn.
• A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29475447-a-closed-and-common-orbit.
• Autonomous by Annalee Newitz.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28209634-autonomous.

Leave a reply