Netflix recently unleashed the entire run of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, including the sixth and final never-before-seen season, which dominated my weekend watching habits and has doubly reinvigorated my mental pursuit of esoteric Star Wars questions on top of the recent exchanges on Words With Nerds. Often I promise these sorts of blogs will […]Read more "Can Droids See Force Ghosts?"
So while I was exchanging comments with my friend and frequent blog participant Al, an idea came to me about how Vader should have dealt with the situation on Mustafar. He should have surrendered! Let me take you through the reasoning why this not only makes sense, but would have resulted in Anakin becoming an […]Read more "Vader Should Have Surrendered to Obi-Wan"
In the wake of so many things that are happening in this world today, we come back to the idea of the hero. But I’m not writing again about the real world on this one. To move on with life, we do it in little ways. So I go back to writing about superheroes and […]Read more "The Heroic Act: We DO Need Another Hero"
Here we are, the final chapter in the Chosen One saga.Obviously, my focus through the previous blogs was on the dilemma of the Chosen One. My three candidates are obvious: Qui-Gon, Anakin and Luke. The official take on things is that it’s Anakin, Luke is something of a fan-favorite choice and Qui-Gon stems from what […]Read more "The Real Chosen One: Other Theories and Final Conclusions"
Sorry for the delay, child injured, stitches, horror, it’ll probably take me longer to recover from the experience than her. Jar Jar Hater’s heart is completely hardened to my pain, but seriously, the fact that I had to hold down my own child, screaming at a pitch and volume that I’ve never heard come from […]Read more "The Real Chosen One: Building the Case for Luke Skywalker"
So let’s move on then. The next, and most obvious, choice for Chosen One in Star Wars is Anakin Skywalker. Simply stated, he was conceived by the midichlorians and was the most powerful Jedi in all six films. Sure, you could argue he wasn’t truly “most powerful” until he turned to the Dark Side in […]Read more "The Real Chosen One: Building the Case for Anakin Skywalker"
As expected, the opinions about The Chosen One for Star Wars aren’t really as cut–and–dry as they appear at first glance. We had a vote for Anakin, who over the arc of the six films arguably fulfills that role, Luke, who succeeds by becoming “a better Jedi” than his old man and a supporting vote […]Read more "The Real Chosen One: Building the Case for Qui–Gon Jinn"