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Finding “Home” in Star Wars

When we think of our favorite Star Wars characters, we generally think of their travels and adventures rather than their domesticity, or lack thereof.  But the idea of “home” has been on my mind a lot lately, and my ruminations on the state of my own home have led me to wonder where “home” is…

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Leaving Jakku

Jakku is a junkyard of a planet that’s home to all manner of thieves and thugs; remnants of the galaxy’s seedy underworld that have no place left to go. It is also home to Rey. Of all the things Rey accomplished in Stars Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, none was as significant as her…

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Character Moments: Tarkin

Character Moments: Tarkin 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.’ Today, this character moment will focus on Tarkin.

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Disney’s Firm Grip on Star Wars

Not so long ago in this very same galaxy, fellow Cantina Cast blogger Tom, a.k.a. FedEx Tom to the faithful Cantina Cast listeners, posted a blog about the upcoming Star Wars standalone films and his “not too keen” perspective on them, especially the Hanthology film and its creators. I mean Lawrence Kasdan is writing the…

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The Future of Boba Fett in Disney’s Hands

I should come right out and admit, I’m not too keen on Disney’s standalone films. Rogue One looks promising; but even with the team behind the “Lego Movie” attached to the Han Solo film, I’m still wary. Rumors also abound of a younger Yoda film or some sort of Obi-Wan Kenobi story. I cannot say…

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The Pride of Mandalore: Sabine & Season Three (Part 3)

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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Kylo Ren & Rey: To SHIP or Not To SHIP?

“A-ha! Come on!” – Han “You’re imagining things.” – Leia “Am I? Then why are you following me – afraid I was going to leave without giving you a goodbye kiss?” – Han “I’d just as soon kiss a Wookiee.” – Leia “I can arrange that!” – Han [Han walks away] Ok, seriously, this is…

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Propshop and the Replica Prop Community

This week there was an announcement about a new Star Wars licensee, Propshop.  They are selling high-end prop recreations from The Force Awakens.  They are joining other licensees like Anovos who are starting to bring the fan community of prop making and costuming into an official capacity.  What makes Propshop so unique is that they…

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Kylo Ren Unleashed

Kylo Ren is not a man to be trifled with, but is he a worthy successor to his forbear, Darth Vader? This is a question I have been pondering in my head recently. As far as villains go, Darth Vader was as big and evil as they come. A direct descendant or not, Vader is…

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