Star Wars hit 1977 like a pop culture atom bomb. Audiences couldn’t get enough of the strange worlds and the stirring blend of science fiction and fantasy that sprang from the imagination of George Lucas. He took the template of a damsel in distress and turned her into an independent, self-assured rebel. He made a […]Read more "Cinematic Catalysts: Star Wars Would Not Have Been Possible Without These Films"
Is it time for Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm to take a good hard look at how things are being done behind the scenes?Read more "Mirror, Mirror On the Lucasfilm Wall, Who’s the Director of Star Wars After All?"
In the first ever ClashingSabers podcast, we discuss what got clashingsabers.net going, the story of our fandom, and singing droids. All available here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/clashing-sabers/id1271802188?mt=2Read more "ClashingSabers Podcast 1-There’s a Story There"
The following article contains mild spoilers for The Clone Wars TV series, Darth Vader Comic #1 (2017), and canon novel Lords of the Sith. "Governor Tarkin, I should've expected to find you holding Vader's leash." Leia Organa was defiant in the face of evil. Her quip was addressed to Grand Moff Tarkin but it was […]Read more "CHAIN OF SUFFERING – HOW THE EMPEROR CONTROLLED VADER AND THE MOMENT THAT CHANGED IT ALL"
The monsters of Star Wars have fascinated us for so long, but their importance is far greater than we have ever imagined.Read more "Monsters and Monomyth in a Galaxy Far Far Away"
All these years, we thought we knew…. but are we wrong about Vader’s redemption?Read more "The Mistake of Vader’s Redemption?"
As “Hakko Drazlip and the Tootle Froots” so famously (infamously) sang, one Darth Vader is made of many prosthetic parts (if you get the reference, across the internet high five for you… if not, don’t worry you didn’t miss much in Heir to the Jedi). While it might not be the best of ideas to […]Read more "The Parts of Vader: A Look at the Creation and Deconstruction of the Galaxies Greatest Villian"