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The Chosen One: The Padawan (Part 2)

This is the second of a three-part series on the characterization of Anakin Skywalker in the Prequel Trilogy. “Are you allowed to love? I thought it was forbidden for a Jedi.” – Padme Amidala “Attachment is forbidden. Possession is forbidden. Compassion, which I would define as unconditional love, is central to a Jedi’s life, so you…

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Character Moments:  Luke Skywalker

Characters Moments: Luke Skywalker Starting this month, I am starting a new series that focuses on Star Wars Character Moments. These are defining moments within the Star Wars saga that shows ‘a point at which the essential nature or character of a person, group, etc., is revealed or identified.’ Today, this character moment will focus…

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Dictators in History and Star Wars

George Lucas once said, “All democracies turn into dictatorships–but not by coup.” The people give their democracy to a dictator, whether it’s Julius Caesar or Napoleon or Adolf Hitler. Ultimately, the general population goes along with the idea. What kinds of things push people and institutions in this direction? That’s the issue I’ve been exploring:…

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story | Details Leaked?

Now that didn’t take too long, did it? As I’m sure most of you already know, the internet has been flooding with new LEAKS concerning the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story film set for release this December. That said, what do YOU think about this new wave of intel? Does it “make or…

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The Price of Fandom

I have and always will be a Star Wars fan. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t have a thought of or make reference to or use Star Wars. People I work with and interact with during the day all know that I’m ‘that guy’ and into Star Wars. Star Wars Celebration…

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The Pride of Mandalore: Sabine & Season Three (Part 2)

From “Siege of Lothal” to “Twilight of the Apprentice,” Season Two of Star Wars Rebels not only deepened the overall mythology of Star Wars, but also added so many layers to the characters we’ve grown to love. While most people are trying to wrap their heads around the fate and future of Ahsoka, Kanan, and…

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Awakening | Call of The Force

An awakening – an interesting choice of direction for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I’ve spent considerable time pondering, analyzing, and perhaps, even over thinking the title of the latest installment in the Skywalker saga. The title, under scrutiny when it was announced, has many meanings. On Idiot’s Array: Mark, Ryder, and I spoke of…

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Alden Ehrenreich: The New Han Solo!

As of yesterday, Friday May 6th, The Hollywood Reporter reported that a final decision had been reached on the New Han Solo: Alden Ehrenreich! Mr. Ehrenreich even comes with Steven Spielberg’s “stamp of approval” according to The Hollywood Reporter. So, just how heavy will that stamp weigh-in for the Star Wars fandom?

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Satine: Doomed, Yet Determined

Guest Blog by Sean Moore “War is intolerable. We have been deceived into thinking that we must be a part of it. I say the moment we committed to fighting, we already lost.” – Satine Kryze Mandalore. When you think of this world, what comes to mind? If you read the Tales of the Jedi stories…

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