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"
With the new films and new novels, we have begun to see a true renaissance for the beloved Princess Leia.Read more "The Leiassance"
When Darth Vader appeared in the hallway of the Tantive IV in A New Hope, silently surveying the carnage his Imperial stormtroopers wrought against the rebels, he instantly became the standard against which all movie villains would be compared. Thanks to the brilliant design of Ralph McQuarrie, Vader didn’t have to say anything to be […]Read more "It’s Hard Out There For A Bad Guy – How Do The New Villains Measure Up To Vader?"
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?"
The old saying goes, “Like father, like son.” Considering that Star Wars is a family story, one would think that this would stand true in the saga. Yet, as Bryan Young of Full of Sith presented, when it comes to the Skywalkers, that might not be as true as we once thought. Luke is not […]Read more "Family Ties: The Opposing Reflections of the Skywalker Family"
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"