As much as the show is about the defective group of clones that gives it its name, The Bad Batch is about the true birth and evolution of the Empire. In Revenge of the Sith the Empire is created and in A New Hope it is fully formed. The 20 years in between were long […]Read more "Becoming the Bad Batch: War-Mantle"
Light and dark. Good and evil. Jedi and Sith. Duality and Dyads. The binary nature of life, and the spectrum of that binary, is about as Star Wars as one can get. The Bad Batch, which has become a story about belonging and identity, set up ideas in the first two episodes that fully birthed […]Read more "Belonging and The Bad Batch: Replacements."
The Mandalorian was expected to be the dark and gritty Star Wars show. Instead, it’s a story about a dad and his kid. Enter The Bad Batch, a show expected to be focused on a group of outcasts on the run and hiding for survival. But, once more, it is a story about a dad […]Read more "Belonging and The Bad Batch: Cut and Run"
“You can either adapt and survive or die with the past.” In the aftermath of a war, in the aftermath of any trauma, there are but those two choices. One most grow and evolve, absorbing trauma into self or die. The death may be metaphorical rather than literal, as we all can think of someone […]Read more "Belonging and The Bad Batch: Aftermath"
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"
Life is about choices, but fate plays a role too. What ever is a hero to do?Read more "Fate vs. Choice: The Struggle of a Hero"
Rebels has been long gone on the calendar, but not in our hearts. We still have questions, but do we really need all of the answers?Read more "Rebels, In The End: On Letting Your Heroes Die and Doing Your Taxes"
Rey facing her truth calls us to make our own…Read more "You Come From Nothing: The Truth About Rey"
A strong family creates a stronger individual. We’ve all seen it in action. That kid who’s house you went to where the love was palpable. He went on to be a doctor. The support system around him allowed him, or rather encouraged him, to overcome obstacles and break barriers. To live the dream of every […]Read more "Finding Your Family Can Save the Galaxy"