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…."
Kylo Ren promised to finish what Anakin started, but it was actually Ben Solo who did what his grandfather could not.Read more "I Will Finish What You Started"
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"
An Exploration of the True Meaning of Being a JediRead more "A Jedi Should Be Powerless"
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"
Luke Skywalker has had a rough few years lately. Star Wars audiences first learned about Luke’s exile via The Force Awakens, driving the main characters’ actions in that film. We come to learn that one of his students turned to the Dark Side and destroyed the newly-formed Jedi Academy, slaughtering Luke’s students and burning the […]Read more "Saving Luke: Part I"
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"
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"
“Your perception is your reality.” This was one of the first ideologies my father ever taught me, and it is very reminiscent of Qui- Gon’s, “Your focus determines your reality.” My dad may not be a Jedi, but Qui-Gon is; in fact he may be the pinnacle Jedi. Therefore, what he says carries weight, just […]Read more "The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of Self-Doubt (and What It Means for Episode IX)"