The Bad Batch returns to the small screen January 4, 2023 with a two episode premiere. With the threat of the Empire encompassing the galaxy and so many questions surrounding The Bad Batch itself, season two promises to be a barn-burner. To light that flame, here are three key elements from season one to keep […]Read more "The Best Bunch: Important Bad Batch Season One Threads That Will Shape Season Two"
In the middle of a raucous adventure film centered on hope and the good guys winning the day stands a singular line that breaks through the smiles to remind the audience that a war, even a just one with a clear delineation between good and evil, has a cost. “Many Bothans died to bring us […]Read more "The Tragedy of Mon Mothma the Wise"
6- Practice Makes Perfect What the episode does well it does very well. For instance, the time progression is clear via its use of blackouts as transitions, with the added benefit of costume and location changes establishing where this lines up relative to the established canon. This cannot be said for all of the episodes. […]Read more "Ranking Tales of the Jedi"
Adam Christopher’s Shadow of the Sith had the unenviable task of taking the shattered parts of the sequel trilogy created by The Rise of Skywalker and making them work. A desperate task. But, somehow, he does it. Christopher takes a character created purely as a plot progressing device, Ochi of Bestoon, and turns him into […]Read more "Shadow of the Sith: A Story of Desperation (and Hope)"
While the portrayals of Obi-Wan Kenobi given by both Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor are nearly flawless, there has always been a bit of a disconnect between the two. At the end of Revenge of the Sith we have a man whose entire life has been left in shambles. Picking up in A New Hope, […]Read more "How Leia Will Redeem Obi-Wan"
Obi-Wan Kenobi is often considered as the greatest Jedi to ever live. There is certainly good reason for this, both in and out of universe. As the first Jedi introduced in the saga, he set the standard by which every other Jedi, even Yoda himself, would be measured in the eyes of fans. While the […]Read more "The Kenobi Code"
The sands of Tatooine are not to be traversed lightly. Mos Eisley may be the home of “scum and villainy”, but it is the monsters hidden below the sands that are the real threat. Newly self-appointed Daimyo of Mos Espa, Boba Fett, is learning that this holds true in both the literal and metaphorical sense. […]Read more "Boba Fett’s Biggest Threat Has Yet to Dawn"
For over forty years, Boba Fett was a character that every fan put into one of two categories. The first was that the armored mystery man was a do-nothing who dies a chump’s death. The second was a near-fanatical obsession with the character because he looked cool and the mystery allowed him to be a […]Read more "The Rebirth of Boba Fett"
The following is a spoiler-free review of the new Star Wars novel, Ronin. On the “About the Author” page at the end of Ronin, the novel is described as, “…a Japanese reimagining of the Star Wars mythos…” That is exactly what Ronin delivers. Never before has the Star Wars universe been tipped on its side, […]Read more "Ronin Breaks Star Wars (In A Good Way)"
Great art is rarely original. It builds off the strengths of its predecessors and pulls in the accepted norms of its form. Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, which George Lucas used to build his narrative for Star Wars, is a testament to this. Lucas pulled from the narrative history of mythology, filmmaking, and storytelling in the […]Read more "Shang-Chi: A Star Wars Story"