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Rey and Kylo Ren, from the latest trilogy of the Star Wars series, are engaging in a lightsaber duel. Rey tells Kylo that they should not fight, but work together. Rey and Kylo Ren have been shipped in many fanfictions or theories.
However, contrary to usual fanfictions, Rey wants Kylo to join her to study cosmology, the study of the origins of the universe. Specifically she wants to study the expansion rate of the universe; scientists believe that the universe is expanding, and that the expansion rate is accelerating, but aren't sure of the exact rate. Since the Star Wars movies take place "a long time ago in a galaxy far away", if Rey and Kylo presented their findings in the movie, it would give scientists more data points.
The title text is Randall's complaint that the Star Wars movies have been more focused on the Wars aspect than the Star aspect. It seems he would want a film about stars.
Star Wars is a recurring topic on xkcd.
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- [Rey and Kylo Ren from the Star Wars series engaging in a lightsaber duel]
- Rey: Kylo, we shouldn't fight! Let's set aside our differences and work together to measure the local properties of space, just in case someone in the far future is watching from another galaxy and wants our help to constrain the expansion rate!
- [Caption below comic]
- The new Star Wars totally panders to cosmologists.
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