The darkness rises. The pain pours from his eyes as he looks into those of his father, both knowing what he should do and what he will do. The father knows it too, although he is trying to change the course of destiny. But he can’t. The red blade ignites. “Thank you,” the son tells […]Read more "Killing the Father: Destiny or Choice?"
On Thursday, Disney laid out their plans for dominance in the streaming game. After Warner Brothers’ recent announcement that all of their 2021 movie releases would be released on HBO Max, it seemed to be all but in the books. HBO Max was coming out of the gates with guns blazing, but Disney+’s original content […]Read more "Potential in Production: What All of the new Star Wars Shows Mean for the Future of the Franchise"
It’s like taking the legends they told of Luke Skywalker and giving it emotional steroids. Herein we see yet another connection between the martyr Bens. It is not their story that it’s about, but rather those for whom they give their lives.Read more "Ben, Ben, You’re a Martyr When…."
Redemption and death has been a staple in Star Wars. But should it be?Read more "Redemption by Death…Ben There, Done That"
An Exploration of the True Meaning of Being a JediRead more "A Jedi Should Be Powerless"
A good friend is always quick to remind me that there is a part of the Constitution that could be a smudge or a comma. Unfortunately, the meaning of this section does change depending on which one it is. It’s the perfect example of how just because things have been held as true for so […]Read more "The Dyad and the Prophecies"
Ben Solo got what he deserved in Rise of Skywalker, but not how you may think…Read more "Ben Solo Lives! (Ben Solo Lives?)"
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"
Life is about choices, but fate plays a role too. What ever is a hero to do?Read more "Fate vs. Choice: The Struggle of a Hero"
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"