Prior to the release of the first season, The Mandalorian was expected to be the edgy, gritty show that a faction of Star Wars fans have been calling for since the vanishing act that was the video game 1313, which would explore the underbelly of the capital ecumenopolis Coruscant. Instead, they got a story about […]Read more "Meaning in Mando Chapter 14: The Tragedy"
Just when the Star Wars fandom caught its breath after the reveal of Clone Wars favorite Bo-Katan, The Mandalorian once again delivered on bringing an animated character to live action. But this time it was not just a Clone Wars character. It was not just an animated character. It was the Clone Wars character. It […]Read more "Meaning in Mando Chapter 13: The Jedi"
A dozen episodes of The Mandalorian have hit our eyeballs as Chapter 12 brings us back to where it all began. Nevarro is much different, however, as are the cast of Din Djarin, Cara Dune (ahem.. Marshall Cara Dune), Greef Karga, and The Child. As an audience, we also have a better understanding of this […]Read more "Meaning in Mando Chapter 12: The Siege"
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…."