CONVERGENCE

In a galaxy far, far away…Star Wars has come a long way in transmedia stroytelling. From its first film in 1977 to comic books, toys and now phone apps and video games and rides at Disney world. You feel like you’re a part of the story and can become emotionally invested in it. I am not a huge Star Wars fan, but I know many of them. Star Wars has done a good job of keeping their fans invested through all of the different platforms available. With the release of A Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, they have kept the Star Wars light burning. Both movies are available in IMAX 3D and this has allowed the audience to feel as if they’re taking place in the film.

CYBORGS

Cyborgs exist within the film and the women are just as powerful if not more powerful than the men. Darth Vader is the prime example of a cyborg, under his costume is a regular human but once he puts the mechanical costume on he becomes a monster with special powers. Lumiya is a powerful cyborg in film as well. Darth Vader took her under his wing when she was near death and used cybernetic replacements just like his to fix her up.

Technology has allowed for Star War’s costumes to look and feel like the real character. Fans can purchase a Darth Vader costume that is much like the one worn in the movies and talk like him (without the special powers). Any character’s costume is available. With the costumes available, fans can reenact their own version of Star Wars.