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"
There are times in stories where the end is inevitable. The writers, directors, and audience all know where things have to go, but it still hurts when it gets there. The mask descending onto a newly minted Darth Vader comes to mind, as does Ahsoka and Rex having to go into hiding after Order 66. […]Read more "Becoming The Bad Batch: Kamino Lost"
The Bad Batch is the near a perfect culmination of everything both Clone Wars and Rebels did so well. The clones, the military presence, and the rising darkness in the galaxy seen throughout the seven seasons of Clone Wars is certainly there. Likewise, it is akin to Rebels not simply in having characters like Caleb […]Read more "Becoming The Bad Batch: Return to Kamino"
As much as the show is about the defective group of clones that gives it its name, The Bad Batch is about the true birth and evolution of the Empire. In Revenge of the Sith the Empire is created and in A New Hope it is fully formed. The 20 years in between were long […]Read more "Becoming the Bad Batch: War-Mantle"