The thirteenth episode of The Bad Batch was a return to form as far as the serialized adventure of the week format is concerned. Titled “Infested”, the episode could have been called “The Return of the Theme” for all the recurring ideas brought in from the first 12 episodes of the series. Arguments could be […]Read more "Becoming The Bad Batch: Infested"
Rise of Skywalker changed the meaning of Return of the Jedi, and added depth to what balance really means.Read more "The Circle is Now Complete (and so is the prophecy!)"
The way in which we, as a community, judge and analyze Star Wars films seems to be stuck at a certain level of maturation that has dissuaded new voices entering the conversation and has actively shut out entire efforts of interpretation, application, and critical analysis. For too long now, Star Wars has been synonymous with […]Read more "Joseph Campbell is Holding You Back"
No attachment seems to be a major tenant of the Jedi. But, should it be?Read more "Is Attachment Really the Issue?"
The twin suns sit there, on the horizon like a crooked pair of eyes gazing back at Luke Skywalker. He peers back, hoping that somewhere along that horizon is where his true story begin. He gazes looking, hoping, that somewhere out there is his belonging. According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, love and belonging are […]Read more "Somewhere I Belong: Finding Meaning in a Star Wars story"
How Does The Last Jedi Challenge Our Preconceptions About Mentors and Heroes and the People Who Look Up To Them?Read more "The Burden of All Masters"
The history and lore of Excalibur entranced generation upon generation, including one Kylo Ren.Read more "Seeking to Understand Excalibur"
What does the announcement of new movies and TV shows prove about the future of Star Wars?Read more "More Star Wars Content, A Good Thing It Is"
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"
Star Wars hit 1977 like a pop culture atom bomb. Audiences couldn’t get enough of the strange worlds and the stirring blend of science fiction and fantasy that sprang from the imagination of George Lucas. He took the template of a damsel in distress and turned her into an independent, self-assured rebel. He made a […]Read more "Cinematic Catalysts: Star Wars Would Not Have Been Possible Without These Films"