“Your perception is your reality.” This was one of the first ideologies my father ever taught me, and it is very reminiscent of Qui- Gon’s, “Your focus determines your reality.” My dad may not be a Jedi, but Qui-Gon is; in fact he may be the pinnacle Jedi. Therefore, what he says carries weight, just […]Read more "The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of Self-Doubt (and What It Means for Episode IX)"
Following our most recent episode, Drew Brett shares some of his additional thoughts on The Phantom Menace. Let the debate begin!!!Read more "Revisiting Episode I: The Problematic Menace"
A recent issue of the Dr. Aphra comic sums up how Lucasfilm defines those considered good and those considered bad. “Evil’s just a measure of how much your choices take away other people’s. A thesis worth testing —don’t you think?” I think it’s absolutely a thesis worth testing, because it has it backwards. Taking someone’s […]Read more "From Slave to Sinner on the Path of Darkness"
Besides simply being a lot of fun to watch, Kylo Ren, or Ben Solo if you choose, is one of the most complex villains ever written. As of the ending of The Last Jedi, he is most certainly a villain, albeit not one who is as fully entrenched in the dark side as he may […]Read more "Kylo Ben and the Three Strikes of Redemption"
Is exile a vital part of the Jedi journey?Read more "Into Exile, I Must Go"
Psychologist, author, and speaker Sherrie Campbell, in a 2017 article for Entrepreneur, laid out seven such characteristics. Being that Star Wars at its core is about the human experience, it would hold that we would see these traits in Star Wars characters. The question, then, is not if but when do we see such examples […]Read more "Leaders, Legends, and Legacy: What the Star Wars Characters Can Teach Us About Leadership and Its Impact"
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"