This season of The Mandalorian has been full of great moments, fantastic storytelling, and layer upon layer of meaning that has been absolute Star Wars gold. The success the show has had, including the retention of viewers from season one to season two (a critical marker of streaming show success) is reminiscent of the fanfare […]Read more "Institutional Failures: The Uncovered Connection Between the Jedi & The Mandalorian"
SPOILER ALERT FOR CHAPTER 11: THE HEIRESS. SERIOUSLY TURN BACK NOW IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED. No matter how we dreamed up, fantasized, or theorized Din Djarin meeting other Mandalorians, especially the Mandalorian Bo Katan, “Chapter 11: The Heiress” exceeded those expectations. This episode truly redefine’s the standards that shall be set for the remainder of […]Read more "Meaning in Mando Chapter 11: The Heiress"
In this 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. SPOILER WARNING FOR THE MANDALORIAN SEASON 2, CHAPTER 10: THE PASSENGER Star Wars […]Read more "Meaning in Mando: Chapter 10: The Passenger"
Please note: The following article contains spoilers for The Mandalorian Season 2 premiere. Human beings are a frustrating mix of cooperative, social problem solvers, and tribal, self-interested hardliners. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the United States and on this Election Day, where Americans are clearly divided about the future of the country, it […]Read more "The Shackles That Separate. The Ties That Bind"
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"
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…."
The Rise of Skywalker brought an (insert adjective here) ending to the Skywalker Saga. As Star Wars so often does, Rise of Skywalker referred back to past films in numerous ways, yet there is a feeling amongst the prequel generation (of which I am a card-carrying member) that the canonical beginning of the saga was […]Read more "How Rise of Skywalker Beautifully Links Rey and Qui-Gon"
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"