A thousand years before the start of The Phantom Menace, a Sith called Darth Bane revolutionized the galaxy in creating the Rule of Two. This “policy” or philosophy, if you will, was intended to help the Sith Order survive. The Sith were fighting a war with the Jedi, yet they also were fighting themselves. This […]Read more "How We Could See the Rule of Two in Episode IX and Beyond"
“Let the past die. Kill it if you have to,” says Kylo Ren. This has become the thesis of The Last Jedi to a large swath of fandom, and that is a problem considering that Luke disproves it at the end of the film; that’s not even considering that killing his own father did not […]Read more "Past, Pain, and The Rise of Skywalker"
We’ve wondered for years how Leia remembers Padme, and Count Dooku may be the key.Read more "How Force Remnants Taught Leia of Padme (and What It Means for Episode IX)"
One of the reasons the Marvel Cinematic Universe works like the well oiled machine that it is can be attributed to the clear lines it creates between the good guys and the bad. Even in a film like Civil War, where we see heroes going up against each other, both sides clearly have merited stances […]Read more "How Strict Should the “New” Jedi Order Be?"
Rebels has been long gone on the calendar, but not in our hearts. We still have questions, but do we really need all of the answers?Read more "Rebels, In The End: On Letting Your Heroes Die and Doing Your Taxes"
Star Wars has many lasting themes, from hope to the importance of light prevailing over darkness. All the while, Star Wars is in the vain of mythological stories, and one such style is Greek tragedy, which the prequels are based upon. The largest tragedy of the saga overall is the tragedy of Anakin Skywalker, which […]Read more "Much Ado About Slavery"
Could Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde lead to Bendemption?Read more "The Strange Case of Dr. Ren and Mr. Solo"
As we continue our quest of revisiting and reevaluating the feature films of the Star Wars universe in anticipation of Rise of Skywalker‘s release this December, here are my notes from re-watching A New Hope (“ANH”). For context, this view is from the blu-ray release and I was accompanied by my two boys who are, 7 and […]Read more "Revisiting Episode IV: The Oldest of Hopes"
The Star Wars story starts on Naboo, right? Well, maybe not.Read more "The Prophecy That Changed Star Wars"
Episode IX is coming and, like every one of its predecessors, it promises to make a big impact, both at the box office and in fandom. With Rise of Skywalker being the end of the fabled Skywalker saga, Episode IX has a lot of work to do, one of the most important with regards to […]Read more "What To Do With the Force in Episode IX"