George Lucas is a brilliant storyteller. That's not a controversial statement, but I want to mention one aspect of that here that I think has often gone overlooked. And it pertains to the way each of the three prequel films end. In his subtle genius, Lucas subverts our natural thoughts and feelings by suggesting there's [...]
Category: The Phantom Menace
Kitster has made a triumphant return in the latest Darth Vader comic arc
In The Phantom Menace, we were introduced not only to Anakin Skywalker but to some of his friends, fellow slaves, such as Kitster and Wald. As is typical in the Star Wars fandom, Kitster in particular seems to have developed a sort of cult following in recent years, and he has recently made a surprising [...]
Five things I love about The Phantom Menace
Rose Tico once said that we're going to win not by fighting what we hate, but by saving what we love. That wisdom is pertinent for Star Wars fans; amidst seemingly incessant criticism, I want to spend time actually liking Star Wars. I love all Star Wars, so in this series, I'll walk through each [...]
Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian: Episode 2 review: Dave Filoni continues to shine
The second episode of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian released on Friday, and much like the first episode, this one put Dave Filoni squarely in the limelight. The episode was entitled "Legacy" and focused on the legacy of George Lucas and Star Wars, so there was plenty of nostalgia in this one. The first half of [...]
Star Wars releases behind-the-scenes video showing Ray Park doing motion-capture for The Clone Wars fight!
In the most recent episode of The Clone Wars, "The Phantom Apprentice", we saw Ahsoka and Maul face off. It was one of the most incredible duels the show has done, and one of the things that made it extra special was not just that it has been heavily-anticipated but that Ray Park actually brought [...]
Speculating on what the ancient Jedi prophecies in “Master and Apprentice” mean
The book "Master and Apprentice" by Claudia Gray gives us a great story set during Qui-Gon Jinn's days training Obi-Wan Kenobi, and it's a very enjoyable and interesting narrative. But one of the major points of the story is that of prophecy. We learn that Qui-Gon was fascinated by the Jedi prophecies just like Dooku, [...]
7 highlights from Star Wars Celebration!
Star Wars Celebration took place not too long ago, and there was a ton of information that was revealed. It was the most anticipated Celebration in history, and it didn't disappoint! There were a lot of highlights, but here are my top ten. 1. Star Wars fans spread love, not hate Unfortunately in recent years [...]
Ray Park will actually do the fighting as Darth Maul in The Clone Wars!
At The Clone Wars panel at Star Wars Celebration on Sunday, Dave Filoni revealed some very exciting details about the long-awaited fight between Maul and Ahsoka. Filoni wanted this fight to be among the most epic and extensive he's ever done, and now that he's got more experience doing live-action stuff (with The Mandalorian), he [...]
The 12 panels I’m most excited for at Star Wars Celebration!
We're just a couple of weeks away from perhaps the most anticipated Star Wars Celebration ever, which will be taking place from April 11-15 in Chicago. We'll get new information and announcements about a variety of subjects, as well as our first look at Star Wars shows, games, parks - and, oh yeah, a certain [...]
Darth Maul learns an important lesson in latest Age of Republic comic
The second issue of Star Wars: Age of Republic was recently released, this time focusing on Darth Maul. The series, written by Jody Houser and illustrated by Luke Ross, focuses on a different character from the Republic (prequel) era of Star Wars. The first issue focused on Qui-Gon Jinn, while this issue focused on Darth [...]