In the middle of a raucous adventure film centered on hope and the good guys winning the day stands a singular line that breaks through the smiles to remind the audience that a war, even a just one with a clear delineation between good and evil, has a cost. “Many Bothans died to bring us […]Read more "The Tragedy of Mon Mothma the Wise"
The rise of the Empire came quietly sneaking up on the galaxy through the machinations of Palpatine, but once its flag flew there was no denying it. The new regime challenged the identity of all citizens. In this restructuring, rogues such as Clone Force 99, The Bad Batch, would have to figure out who they […]Read more "Belonging and The Bad Batch: Cornered"
An Exploration of the True Meaning of Being a JediRead more "A Jedi Should Be Powerless"
Anakin Skywalker’s tragedy is not become Darth Vader. It happened well before that….Read more "Forbidden Grief: The Real Tragedy of Anakin Skywalker"
Luke is not perfect. Shocking, though it may be, he is also human. And, on the heels of barely surviving his adventures in Return of the Jedi, he struggled to even maintain that humanity. Yet part of the essence of humanity is how we share that humanity with others, both in personal and broader relationships. […]Read more "Saving Luke: Part II"
Master and Apprentice gave us a new look at Count Dooku, but what does it mean for the larger saga?Read more "Dooku: The Jedi We Never Knew"
Rey facing her truth calls us to make our own…Read more "You Come From Nothing: The Truth About Rey"
“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)"
Does the removal of fear make room for hope? If so, how does that affect the end of the Star Wars saga?Read more "Fear Leads to… Hope?"