As we continue our quest of revisiting and reevaluating the feature films of the Star Wars universe in anticipation of Rise of Skywalker‘s release this December, here are my notes from re-watching A New Hope (“ANH”). For context, this view is from the blu-ray release and I was accompanied by my two boys who are, 7 and […]Read more "Revisiting Episode IV: The Oldest of Hopes"
From the beginning of The Phantom Menace, it’s been apparent that Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi are two individuals who approached Jedidom from different points of view. The novelization of Episode I points out that Obi-Wan was focused on the cosmic Force, while his Master was far more concerned with the living (or life) Force. […]Read more "The Fate of the Jedi"
Rey facing her truth calls us to make our own…Read more "You Come From Nothing: The Truth About Rey"
Is exile a vital part of the Jedi journey?Read more "Into Exile, I Must Go"
To celebrate Ahsoka week, we dig into the moments that make Ahsoka a hero…Read more "Ahsoka Tano’s Hero’s Journey"
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"
Starting The Last Jedi before the end of The Force Awakens creates for an interesting dynamic between the characters. In the original trilogy, as well as in the prequels, our heroes had time off screen to meld and come together. We saw different points of conflict, but those were mostly the high points. For instance, […]Read more "Two Sides of the Same Coin: A Look at the Juxtaposition of Characters in the The Last Jedi"
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"
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"