War makes it easy to look at the enemy as “other.” To dehumanize them and make them an abstract rather than a living being who simply has a different perspective. For clones, created for the singular purpose of protecting the Republic from the Seperatists, this “othering” is simplified because they did not fight against other […]Read more "Becoming The Bad Batch: Common Ground"
When Maul, formerly Darth, and Lady Tano finally met on Mandalore, it felt like the moment had been building for years. But Maul didn’t know Ahsoka, and she knew him by reputation and connections alone. Why did it feel like this meeting, this moment, was inevitable? The answer lies in their paths. Maul and Ahsoka […]Read more "Maul and Ahsoka: Light and Dark Manifest"
On Thursday, Disney laid out their plans for dominance in the streaming game. After Warner Brothers’ recent announcement that all of their 2021 movie releases would be released on HBO Max, it seemed to be all but in the books. HBO Max was coming out of the gates with guns blazing, but Disney+’s original content […]Read more "Potential in Production: What All of the new Star Wars Shows Mean for the Future of the Franchise"
Prior to the release of the first season, The Mandalorian was expected to be the edgy, gritty show that a faction of Star Wars fans have been calling for since the vanishing act that was the video game 1313, which would explore the underbelly of the capital ecumenopolis Coruscant. Instead, they got a story about […]Read more "Meaning in Mando Chapter 14: The Tragedy"
Just when the Star Wars fandom caught its breath after the reveal of Clone Wars favorite Bo-Katan, The Mandalorian once again delivered on bringing an animated character to live action. But this time it was not just a Clone Wars character. It was not just an animated character. It was the Clone Wars character. It […]Read more "Meaning in Mando Chapter 13: The Jedi"
This season of The Mandalorian has been full of great moments, fantastic storytelling, and layer upon layer of meaning that has been absolute Star Wars gold. The success the show has had, including the retention of viewers from season one to season two (a critical marker of streaming show success) is reminiscent of the fanfare […]Read more "Institutional Failures: The Uncovered Connection Between the Jedi & The Mandalorian"
SPOILER ALERT FOR CHAPTER 11: THE HEIRESS. SERIOUSLY TURN BACK NOW IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED. No matter how we dreamed up, fantasized, or theorized Din Djarin meeting other Mandalorians, especially the Mandalorian Bo Katan, “Chapter 11: The Heiress” exceeded those expectations. This episode truly redefine’s the standards that shall be set for the remainder of […]Read more "Meaning in Mando Chapter 11: The Heiress"
Redemption and death has been a staple in Star Wars. But should it be?Read more "Redemption by Death…Ben There, Done That"
Family is more than blood. It is belonging, belief, and bond. Ahsoka learns that the hard way, but provides hope to us all.Read more "Family Lost & Found: Ahsoka’s Journey and My Own"
Padmé has been taken for granted for years, but with Queen’s Shadow and Queen’s Peril we get a look into the true heart of a hero.Read more "Padmé: The Hero We Can Be"