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Articles by Adam (the minister)


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The Chosen One: The Fallen Knight (Part 3)

This is the final installment of a three-part series on the characterization of Anakin Skywalker in the Prequel Trilogy. Critics say that we never saw Anakin during his “normal” Jedi Knight years. If I may put it bluntly, that’s not the story Lucas chose to tell. I have encountered numerous criticism of the prequel trilogy over the…

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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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The Chosen One: The Boy (Part 1)

This is the first of a three-part series on the characterization of Anakin Skywalker in the Prequel Trilogy. I have always loved that teaser poster for Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. Admittedly, I was a little surprised when I heard that Anakin Skywalker would be portrayed as a child in his first canonical appearance in the Star Wars saga….

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A Galaxy of Characters

Just over a year ago, I downloaded a new app called Star Wars Card Trader. I quickly became addicted. If you’re not familiar with the app’s premise, basically you open packs of digital trading cards to collect and trade with other players. It’s a simple, never-ending pursuit for me. There’s always a new set to…

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Yoda’s Error

Recently, I sat down to re-watch Revenge of the Sith. What stuck out the most, to me, was my anger towards Yoda. I know, I know. That sounds sacrilegious. However, I would submit to you this conversation between Anakin Skywalker and Yoda: “Careful you must be when sensing the future, Anakin! The fear of loss…

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The Astromech Awakens

One of the most poignant moments in Star Wars: The Force Awakens occurs when BB-8, after returning to the Resistance base on D’Qar, removes a dusty tarp to discover an old astromech unit in a “low-power mode.” C-3PO informs him that his counterpart, R2-D2, placed himself in this comatose-like state when his master, Luke Skywalker, vanished….

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Just Let It In

  Like many fans, I gathered around the television on October 19 and eagerly awaited the arrival of the new trailer. It made me smile. It brought a tear to my eye. It filled me with a sense of anticipation and excitement that I had never felt for anything Star Wars-related. I pre-ordered my tickets and…

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Why I Love the Prequels

Debut Blog: Adam Stephenson   I love the prequels. There, I said it. It’s quite liberating, really. I wish I could say that I am that bold in everyday life when discussing Star Wars with friends. But, instead, I find myself smiling slightly when they criticize the acting. I chuckle when they immediately jump on…

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