Paste your Bing Webmaster Tools verification code here



A Grand Return

When I heard the news from Star Wars Celebration Europe that Grand Admiral Thrawn was making his return to the Star Wars universe, and ultimately canonized, I found myself locked in a moment of stunned silence. This was a big moment. When the stories of the Expanded Universe were declared Legend, there were many casualties,…


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…


Is Love Blind in Star Wars Fandom?

  Okay this is something I personally struggle with on an everyday basis. I’m surprised I haven’t written this already; because it’s something I think about 24/7. Am I a “love is blind” Star Wars fan? In other words will I always love everything that has a Star Wars logo on it? Will I ever…


Character Moments: Captain Rex

Characters Moments: Captain Rex Welcome to another article 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.”


The Force: And Now, It Calls To You

“That place… is strong with the dark side of the Force. A domain of evil it is. In you must go.” “What’s in there?” “Only what you take with you.” ―Yoda and Luke Each Star Wars trilogy has a hero, a villain, and the battle between good versus evil, but in the midst of all…


Looking Back At The Phantom Menace

  As we move into this new era of Star Wars, I want to take a look back at the saga films, how my perception of the films have changed over time, and the ever changing canon of Star Wars. Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace, as we all know, was released in May…


Rogue One Needs an Opening Crawl

Amidst all of the recent news surrounding Rogue One: A Star Wars Story there was one tidbit that caught my eye: Rogue One might not have an opening crawl. Here is what Lucasfilm President, Kathleen Kennedy had to say on the subject: “We talk about that all the time. It’s something that we’re right in…

Disclaimer: This podcast is not endorsed by the Walt Disney Company or Lucasfilm Ltd, and is intended for entertainment and informational purposes only.  Star Wars, all name and sounds, and any other Star Wars related items and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. TM & © 2014 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.  All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.The official Star Wars website can be found at  All original content of this podcast and website is the intellectual property of The Cantina Cast, unless otherwise indicated. Copyright The Cantina Cast