Prior to the release of the first season, The Mandalorian was expected to be the edgy, gritty show that a faction of Star Wars fans have been calling for since the vanishing act that was the video game 1313, which would explore the underbelly of the capital ecumenopolis Coruscant. Instead, they got a story about […]Read more "Meaning in Mando Chapter 14: The Tragedy"
Five long years. Not since Disney bought Lucasfilm; rather, it has been five years since the new canon started in an official capacity. For whatever reason, Star Wars nerds have had a wild preoccupation with what constitutes canonicity, as if each and every one of us were our own personal version of Athanasius. The old […]Read more "How Good Has Disney Been To Us?"
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"
Money matters in the Star Wars galaxy… more problematic than you’d expect.Read more "Pulling Threads Till the Tapestry Falls Apart: The Jedi and the Problem of Government Finances"
How do we define good and evil when they seem so similar in their behavior?Read more "Clothes Don’t Make the Man, Tactics Do: A Look at The Morality of Star Wars"
The Star Wars Clone Wars cartoon series represents a dramatic shift in the way that the Star Wars universe expanded. Clone Wars set the standard, for better or worse, for the way we would enjoy Star Wars outside of a movie theater. But should that be celebrated or bemoaned?Read more "Clone Wars vs. The Expanded Universe?"
Not so long ago, in this galaxy we call home, times were tough for the Jedi among us. Finding new and meaty Star Wars to dig our teeth into was like licking the bottom of Tatooine well. No we have a Brazilian Steakhouse of great Star Warsiness coming our way quicker than K-2SO can throw […]Read more "Now That the Rogue’s Won… What Will 2017 Hold?"
“The world has changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost.” — Lord of the Rings There were tears when the EU became “Legends”, but was everything really lost? When the original Star Wars Expanded Universe was retired […]Read more "Legends Die Hard"