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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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Take off the Mask

The masks we wear, tangible or intangible, have many uses. The tangible masks protect us from physical harm or hide our identity. We may wear them for fun, as part of a costume. They serve many purposes and come in a plethora of shapes, sizes, and appearance. We wear the intangible masks to hide our…

Chancellor Palpatine
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Sheev Palpatine Spoke to my Darkness

Sheev Palpatine was the pure essence of evil. While Darth Vader was the coolest of villains, Palpatine held the galaxy in the palm of his hand, literally. He held me there as well. “Oh no, young Jedi. You will find that it is you who are mistaken – about a great many things.” It was…

Luke Skywalker
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Balance In The Force – Luke Skywalker

“Too much light or dark would be the undoing of life as you know it.” – The Father from Mortis Last month, we discussed the prophecy of The Chosen one, who would bring balance to the force. Anakin Skywalker, believed to be that chosen one, destroyed the Sith and restored peace again to the galaxy….

Anakin Skywalker, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi
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The Chosen One to Bring Balance to the Force

Last month we looked at the moral conflict and differences between the Sith and Jedi, specifically during the days of the Old Republic. We visited a few of the dogmatic, shortsighted, and arrogant views of the old Jedi Order and alternately the Sith’s lust for power and dominance. The two sides met with a fury and…

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The Moral Conflict of Star Wars

The Jedi Order has always held a special place for me. Then again, so do the Sith. I find myself torn by the beliefs, actions, weapons-of-choice, force abilities, and fighting techniques of both the Jedi and Sith. The Jedi Order is like the old religious monarchical society, holding dear to their traditions and beliefs and…

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The Star Wars Connection: Depth of The Prequels

The Star Wars Prequels, words that seem to spark almost as much heated discussion between geeks as “Star Wars vs. Star Trek.” There are those who put the prequels on a shelf to collect dust because they just don’t think they belong in the Star Wars Universe and there are those who can “live with…

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