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Dom Nardi

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Adding The Force Awakens to the Star Wars Ring

The Force Awakens is clearly soaked in nostalgia, to the point where some critics allege that it’s little more than a copy of the original Star Wars film. It seems clear that Disney and Lucasfilm decided to stick close to the Original Trilogy as part of a deliberate strategy to excite old Star Wars fans…

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What’s the Problem with Rey?

For the most part, audiences fell in love with Rey in The Force Awakens. Daisy Ridley brought an irrepressible charm and energy to the role. Over the holidays, people were frustrated by the lack of Rey merchandising available in stores. But there have been questions about her development as a character. For example, screenwriter Max…

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Star Wars as a Political Mirror

Star Wars has always had an interesting relationship with real-world politics. Sometimes, it mirrors political trends, whereas at other times it seems to predict the future. The original Star Wars came at a Dark Time. When George Lucas started work on the script in the early 1970s, the U.S. had just withdrawn from Vietnam after…

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My Life, My Star Wars

Debut Blog: Dom Nardi   Growing up in the 1980s, I enjoyed many of the popular kids’ franchises at the time, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G.I. Joe, and, of course, Star Wars. I collected the action figures, played the video games, and even occasionally dressed up as the characters. However, long after I gave…

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