Starting The Last Jedi before the end of The Force Awakens creates for an interesting dynamic between the characters. In the original trilogy, as well as in the prequels, our heroes had time off screen to meld and come together. We saw different points of conflict, but those were mostly the high points. For instance, […]Read more "Two Sides of the Same Coin: A Look at the Juxtaposition of Characters in the The Last Jedi"
One of the most common critiques of The Last Jedi is the portrayal of one Luke Skywalker. The cries of “That’s not my Luke Skywalker,” have become almost as common as a porg at a Wookie barbecue. The big issue seems to be that the Luke we see at the end of Return of the […]Read more "The Man, The Myth, The Skywalker"
A Poem on Darth VaderRead more "My Son, My Redemption"
We all love a good lightsaber duel. But there is more to them than you could possibly imagine.Read more "The Meaning Beyond the Blades: How the Lightsaber Duels Help Define the Saga"
On this episode, Drew and Brandon discuss their list of Top 5 heroic moments in the Star Wars saga. From large to small screen, Legends to the new canon, there are so many heroic moments that getting it down to five is far harder than you could possibly imagine! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/clashing-sabers/id1271802188?mt=2 Don’t forget to subscribe, […]Read more "ClashingSabers Podcast Episode 12: Battle of the Heroism"
How Does The Last Jedi Challenge Our Preconceptions About Mentors and Heroes and the People Who Look Up To Them?Read more "The Burden of All Masters"
Come upon us, the time of year has, where we reflect on where we have been and where we are going. We celebrate the victories, mourn the losses, and ready ourselves to make the next year the best year ever. In Star Wars, each year feels like a millennium. We ache for the next episode […]Read more "17 for ’18: A Look Back on Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going, and the Galaxy We Love"