Eight ways the Obi-Wan Kenobi series adds to the experience of watching A New Hope and the rest of the original trilogy

Eight ways the Obi-Wan Kenobi series adds to the experience of watching A New Hope and the rest of the original trilogy

Now that the Obi-Wan Kenobi series has concluded, let's take a look at some of the many ways in which it adds to our understanding of the original trilogy. Watching these films now, in the wake of this series, carries more depth and weight, and that's a high compliment to Deborah Chow and the creatives [...]

Obi-Wan Kenobi series review: The Skywalker Saga gains a new chapter as Kenobi nails the emotional beats

Obi-Wan Kenobi series review: The Skywalker Saga gains a new chapter as Kenobi nails the emotional beats

When The Rise of Skywalker was released in 2019, it was billed as being the final installment of the Skywalker Saga, the pillar of Star Wars storytelling for over four decades. And while it remains true that it's the final episodic film, it wasn't the last chapter to be released from the saga. That distinction [...]

Star Wars finally gives Owen and Beru Lars a chance to shine

Star Wars finally gives Owen and Beru Lars a chance to shine

In A New Hope, Owen and Beru Lars are minor characters who basically serve to stand in the way of Luke Skywalker's growing ambitions. Luke's aunt and uncle, his adoptive parents, don't want him running off to the Imperial Academy. Beru knows that Luke has too much of his father in him, but that's precisely [...]

Composer Natalie Holt explains why she hasn’t used any familiar Star Wars themes in Obi-Wan Kenobi so far

Composer Natalie Holt explains why she hasn’t used any familiar Star Wars themes in Obi-Wan Kenobi so far

One of the most curious aspects of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series is the lack of familiar musical themes and cues, given that the story is all about instantly familiar Star Wars characters. It's made even more curious by the fact that the show and its marketing leaned in heavily to the nostalgia of the prequel [...]

The reaction to Obi-Wan Kenobi is another reminder that Star Wars fans need to better understand how storytelling unfolds over the course of a series

The reaction to Obi-Wan Kenobi is another reminder that Star Wars fans need to better understand how storytelling unfolds over the course of a series

In Obi-Wan Kenobi Part 5 we got several answers to some key questions that had been raised earlier in the series, and I think it also provides a chance for us to discuss how Star Wars fans have responded so far to the show - and what we can learn from it. Namely, that I [...]

Obi-Wan Kenobi is apparently getting a very limited theatrical release, marking an interesting new step for Star Wars

Obi-Wan Kenobi is apparently getting a very limited theatrical release, marking an interesting new step for Star Wars

The six-episode Obi-Wan Kenobi series will wrap up next Wednesday, June 22, on Disney+ with the finale, but it looks like a select few fans will be able to see it that day on the big screen as well. On the Cineplex website, there's a new listing for "Obi-Wan Kenobi - Entire Season and Q&A" [...]

Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen reflect on their time filming the prequel trilogy and returning for Obi-Wan Kenobi

Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen reflect on their time filming the prequel trilogy and returning for Obi-Wan Kenobi

On the same day that Obi-Wan Kenobi Part 4 released (which is surely just coincidental timing...), Star Wars released a fun short video of Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen reflecting on their time being involved in the saga. They talked about moments from the prequel trilogy, as well as what it was like to return [...]