The sands of Tatooine are not to be traversed lightly. Mos Eisley may be the home of “scum and villainy”, but it is the monsters hidden below the sands that are the real threat. Newly self-appointed Daimyo of Mos Espa, Boba Fett, is learning that this holds true in both the literal and metaphorical sense. […]Read more "Boba Fett’s Biggest Threat Has Yet to Dawn"
For over forty years, Boba Fett was a character that every fan put into one of two categories. The first was that the armored mystery man was a do-nothing who dies a chump’s death. The second was a near-fanatical obsession with the character because he looked cool and the mystery allowed him to be a […]Read more "The Rebirth of Boba Fett"
The following is a spoiler-free review of the new Star Wars novel, Ronin. On the “About the Author” page at the end of Ronin, the novel is described as, “…a Japanese reimagining of the Star Wars mythos…” That is exactly what Ronin delivers. Never before has the Star Wars universe been tipped on its side, […]Read more "Ronin Breaks Star Wars (In A Good Way)"
There are times in stories where the end is inevitable. The writers, directors, and audience all know where things have to go, but it still hurts when it gets there. The mask descending onto a newly minted Darth Vader comes to mind, as does Ahsoka and Rex having to go into hiding after Order 66. […]Read more "Becoming The Bad Batch: Kamino Lost"
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"
The thirteenth episode of The Bad Batch was a return to form as far as the serialized adventure of the week format is concerned. Titled “Infested”, the episode could have been called “The Return of the Theme” for all the recurring ideas brought in from the first 12 episodes of the series. Arguments could be […]Read more "Becoming The Bad Batch: Infested"
For light there is dark. For hope there is pain. For enemy there is ally. Simple concepts to consider, muddied by the reality that the line that divides is much thinner than general conception. But turn off a light and see how quickly the dark arrives. For the clones of Force 99, that line revolved […]Read more "Becoming The Bad Batch: Rescue on Ryloth"
By thinking about the world in binaries such as good and evil, light and dark, up and down, it is easy to loose sight of how fluid these dualities really are. In ancient myths, particularly fairy tales, this is seen through the transition from the city, which is “civilized,” to the wilderness that lay beyond […]Read more "Becoming The Bad Batch: Devil’s Deal"
War makes it easy to look at the enemy as “other.” To dehumanize them and make them an abstract rather than a living being who simply has a different perspective. For clones, created for the singular purpose of protecting the Republic from the Seperatists, this “othering” is simplified because they did not fight against other […]Read more "Becoming The Bad Batch: Common Ground"
The opening salvo of the ninth episode of The Bad Batch started prophetically with Wrecker shouting, “It’s getting hot back here!” Yes, Wrecker, it is. With the addition of Cad Bane, and his capture of Omega, the heat has been turned up to Mustafarian levels. It is telling that the eerie Bracca theme, entitled “To […]Read more "Becoming The Bad Batch: Bounty Lost"