Rey shoulders more than just the Skywalker name. She embodies the characteristics that make Han, Luke, and Leia heroes.Read more "Rey Skywalker is the Big Three"
Padmé has been taken for granted for years, but with Queen’s Shadow and Queen’s Peril we get a look into the true heart of a hero.Read more "Padmé: The Hero We Can Be"
The balance of the Force is a tricky idea, but it may have finally been resolved.Read more "A Final Word on Balance and the Skywalkers"
Luke is not perfect. Shocking, though it may be, he is also human. And, on the heels of barely surviving his adventures in Return of the Jedi, he struggled to even maintain that humanity. Yet part of the essence of humanity is how we share that humanity with others, both in personal and broader relationships. […]Read more "Saving Luke: Part II"
Kylo Ben is going to be redeemed. A comic just promised that.Read more "So This is Your Villain, Huh?"
As we continue our quest of revisiting and reevaluating the feature films of the Star Wars universe in anticipation of Rise of Skywalker‘s release this December, here are my notes from re-watching A New Hope (“ANH”). For context, this view is from the blu-ray release and I was accompanied by my two boys who are, 7 and […]Read more "Revisiting Episode IV: The Oldest of Hopes"
Does the removal of fear make room for hope? If so, how does that affect the end of the Star Wars saga?Read more "Fear Leads to… Hope?"
Luke’s words to Leia are memorable, no doubt. But they may be even more important than we could have possibly imagine….Read more "No One’s Ever Really Gone"
A recent issue of the Dr. Aphra comic sums up how Lucasfilm defines those considered good and those considered bad. “Evil’s just a measure of how much your choices take away other people’s. A thesis worth testing —don’t you think?” I think it’s absolutely a thesis worth testing, because it has it backwards. Taking someone’s […]Read more "From Slave to Sinner on the Path of Darkness"
Besides simply being a lot of fun to watch, Kylo Ren, or Ben Solo if you choose, is one of the most complex villains ever written. As of the ending of The Last Jedi, he is most certainly a villain, albeit not one who is as fully entrenched in the dark side as he may […]Read more "Kylo Ben and the Three Strikes of Redemption"