Luke’s words to Leia are memorable, no doubt. But they may be even more important than we could have possibly imagine….Read more "No One’s Ever Really Gone"
Han Solo may have already shown us what Kylo Ren’s future will be.Read more "Too Much of His Father In Him"
A recent issue of the Dr. Aphra comic sums up how Lucasfilm defines those considered good and those considered bad. “Evil’s just a measure of how much your choices take away other people’s. A thesis worth testing —don’t you think?” I think it’s absolutely a thesis worth testing, because it has it backwards. Taking someone’s […]Read more "From Slave to Sinner on the Path of Darkness"
Has the Star Wars Story we really need been right under our nose this whole time?Read more "The Star Wars Story We All (Should) Want"
The most artistic and different film of the Star Wars saga is without a doubt The Last Jedi. Not only did it set the fan base afire (in both positive and negative ways) it caused some fans to cry out, “That’s not my Luke Skywalker.” Six months later, it still seems that there is a […]Read more "What the Haters Got Wrong About Luke in The Last Jedi"
One of the tenets of emotionally resonant characters is some form of struggle, particularly internal struggle. The most long lasting stories and characters have always focused on this, with the intention of helping us understand the human conditions. Star Wars, being the modern mythology that it is, holds true to this ideology. Internal conflict can […]Read more "When Good Intentions Aren’t Good Enough"
“Darkness rises, and light to meet it.” From the moment Supreme Leader Snoke uttered these words, they’ve fit seamlessly into the pantheon of Star Wars quotable moments. Something about it just works. It fits naturally not only into the moment, but into the mythology. Light rising to meet the darkness has been an everlasting, though […]Read more "Darkness Rises and Light to Meet (Defeat?) It"