Great art is rarely original. It builds off the strengths of its predecessors and pulls in the accepted norms of its form. Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, which George Lucas used to build his narrative for Star Wars, is a testament to this. Lucas pulled from the narrative history of mythology, filmmaking, and storytelling in the […]Read more "Shang-Chi: A Star Wars Story"
For light there is dark. For hope there is pain. For enemy there is ally. Simple concepts to consider, muddied by the reality that the line that divides is much thinner than general conception. But turn off a light and see how quickly the dark arrives. For the clones of Force 99, that line revolved […]Read more "Becoming The Bad Batch: Rescue on Ryloth"
It was a dark and stormy night. A basic introduction to a ghost story, and in the instance of “Reunion” a quite effective one. The storms of Kamino, the rain, waves, and lightning striking terror into the hearts of fans who know what awaits the intrepid heroes of Clone Force 99. For the new fans, […]Read more "Becoming The Bad Batch: Reunion"
The last chapter has concluded, closing the book on the lives of Din Dijarin and his son, Grogu, for the time being. Where season one set up the relationship between the two, the second season has focused on the strengthening of that bond, while also challenging their individual identities. As great Star Wars does, it […]Read more "Meaning in Mando Chapter 16 and Season Review"
Warning: Spoilers for The Mandalorian Chapter 9: The Marshall In this new series, “Meaning in Mando”, we will look at each episode of season two (and hopefully beyond) in order to explore the symbolism and meaning in each episode, with a dose of speculation with regards to their implications for the future. After the longest […]Read more "Meaning in Mando: Chapter 9: The Marshall"
The Jedi and Sith were at war for generations. Until….Read more "How the Dyad Ended the Jedi/Sith War"
Redemption and death has been a staple in Star Wars. But should it be?Read more "Redemption by Death…Ben There, Done That"
The following article contains massive spoilers for Netflix’s Cursed. If you haven’t watched but plan to, proceed with caution. If you are not going to watch the show, important plot points are explained for your benefit. Happy reading! Article by Michelle Wittlich. Check out her podcast, Unknown Regions, here. When Cursed dropped on Netflix, it […]Read more "Children… in Masks"
Kylo Ren promised to finish what Anakin started, but it was actually Ben Solo who did what his grandfather could not.Read more "I Will Finish What You Started"
Rise of Skywalker changed the meaning of Return of the Jedi, and added depth to what balance really means.Read more "The Circle is Now Complete (and so is the prophecy!)"