A Poem on Darth VaderRead more "My Son, My Redemption"
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Brandon and Drew begin their venture into the themes of The Last Jedi by discussing failure and hope.Read more "ClashingSabers Podcast Episode 11- The Greatest Teacher, Failure Is."
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The history and lore of Excalibur entranced generation upon generation, including one Kylo Ren.Read more "Seeking to Understand Excalibur"
Maz Kanata has it right. The choices we make define us, our duty, and the fate of the galaxy.Read more "The Duty of Choice and The Choice of Duty: The Dichotomy of Star Wars Mythos"
When Darth Vader appeared in the hallway of the Tantive IV in A New Hope, silently surveying the carnage his Imperial stormtroopers wrought against the rebels, he instantly became the standard against which all movie villains would be compared. Thanks to the brilliant design of Ralph McQuarrie, Vader didn’t have to say anything to be […]Read more "It’s Hard Out There For A Bad Guy – How Do The New Villains Measure Up To Vader?"