If you feel the death of an animal through The Force, I imagine it dissuades you from consuming or killing it.Read more "Were the Jedi Vegetarians?"
Before I digress too much, I’m primarily curious about what the Jedi would have had to say in the quieter moments.Read more "Jedi Discussions"
If the Light Side of the Force is about love and redemption, why aren’t they out there redeeming people?Read more "Why Didn’t the Jedi Work Toward Salvation?"
It’s been a point of contention on this blog, and on the Words With Nerds podcast as to how “convoluted” Luke’s plan to save Han from Jabba was. I won’t recall all of the steps because if you haven’t watched Return of the Jedi, please do so now. Anyway, it seems like there were a […]Read more "Luke Skywalker: Crisis Manager"
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?"
Many of the most devoted Star Wars fans obsess over the strangest minutiae while ignoring the more sublime and abstract themes. I take them to task for this on Words With Nerds occasionally, the fine podcast featuring Craig Sorrell and myself. I tend to go down strange roads when considering the series. I don’t say […]Read more "The Vague Racism of a Galaxy Far, Far Away"
Today’s question is from Attack of the Clones. And honestly, it’s one that’s bugged me for years. Why Didn’t the Galactic Republic Have Some Sort of Armed Forces? This one has the symbolic level – the Republic can go to war without the people minding because there isn’t a direct toll on their lives/lifestyles. If […]Read more "Another Unanswered Question from Attack of the Clones"