One of the tenets of emotionally resonant characters is some form of struggle, particularly internal struggle. The most long lasting stories and characters have always focused on this, with the intention of helping us understand the human conditions. Star Wars, being the modern mythology that it is, holds true to this ideology. Internal conflict can […]Read more "When Good Intentions Aren’t Good Enough"
One scene alone should dispel all further conversation about Rey as a Mary Sue.Read more "On Mirrors and Mary Sue"
How does Yoda’s words to Luke in TLJ play into the larger Star Wars story?Read more "The Burden of All Masters"
Yoda has said many great things, but it is his actions that helped save the Jedi.Read more "Larger Than Words, Actions Do Speak: An Exploration of Yoda’s Deeds that Propelled The Jedi Order"
George Lucas is a master storyteller. Call it ring theory or poetry, the bottom line is that Lucas excelled. Particularly at foreshadowing what would come…Read more "Light, Dark, Shadow: A Look Into Foreshadowing in Star Wars"
We all love a good lightsaber duel. But there is more to them than you could possibly imagine.Read more "The Meaning Beyond the Blades: How the Lightsaber Duels Help Define the Saga"
Could the Jedi of the past tell us all we need to know about the Jedi of the future?Read more "Jedi Gone Wrong"
Minor spoilers for From A Certain Point of View ahead. It’s no big secret that Yoda needed some convincing to train Luke. The Jedi Master put up quite a fight in Empire Strikes Back to get out of it. What was a bit of a secret, until now, was that Yoda had actually planned on […]Read more "Princess Leia: Chosen One?"
Everyone wants to find their purpose in life. Finding it can be hard, but Star Wars can help us find our way….Read more "These Are The Choices You’re Looking For"
Color matters in storytelling, but this is especially true in Star Wars, which is often referred to as “silent film” in that that visuals tell you everything you need know. This is done through music, of course, but it is done in color as well. Here are the 10 best uses of color in the […]Read more "Words of Color: The Best Uses of Color to Tell the Star Wars Story"