One Additional Note About the Invasion of Naboo

Why did the Trade Federation “invade Naboo the way they did and not just pop on the front doorstep?” I maintain that it’s a stylistic choice to show war in a “more civilized age” but ALSO it was a way to lock down all escape routes, and use a conquered populace as hostage.

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Flashback Blog: Star Wars Politics and You

I started this reincarnation of ‘kessel korner’ with a revival of one of its original posts from its days at blogs.starwars.com/kesseljunkie. This is a feature that I’d like to keep going because every so often I pull back on a post slated to auto-publish so I can re-work it a little bit. That happened for the one scheduled today, so enjoy this. It’s nerdy on a scale that almost makes me blush. Almost.

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