Inspired by the hit series The Mandalorian, I’ve begun to wonder whether Yoda lied about his age.Read More Did Yoda Lie About His Age?
Don’t worry, I’m not going to go too weird with this post about Yoda. Well, not “sexual weird,” at least.Read More Naked Yoda
A listener of Words With Nerds (as you all should be) proposed a question to me on Twitter. To avoid misstating anything, here it is: Hey @kesseljunkie I have a Star Wars question for you. Why doesn’t ghost ObiWan send Luke to Yoda right after he blows up the Death Star 1/2 — @roberthayjr May […]Read More Question from a Listener: “Why doesn’t Ghost Obi-Wan send Luke to Yoda right after he blows up the Death Star?”
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?
This blog was triggered by how much attention R2–D2 has gotten as the hype machine slowly comes to life for Episode VII: The Fanbase Fractures Further™.Read More The Vague Racism of a Galaxy Far, Far Away
I found a fascinating clip by chance while clicking around for other things on YouTube after someone mentioned Roger Ebert. It’s an extant debate about Star Wars.Read More The More the Criticisms Change, the More They Stay the Same
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 could be called my unique perspective on things.Read More The Real Chosen One: Other Theories and Final Conclusions
was mentioned in the comments when this series first started, and I think for a lot of the same reasons I’ll list here, he’s a good choice for The Chosen One in Star Wars.Read More The Real Chosen One: Building the Case for Luke Skywalker
The most obvious choice for Chosen One in Star Wars has been, since 1999 at least, Anakin Skywalker. He was conceived by the midichlorians, was the most powerful Jedi in all six films, and the Jedi viewed him specifically through the prophecy of the “Chosen One.” Sure, you could argue he wasn’t truly “most powerful” […]Read More The Real Chosen One: Building the Case for Anakin Skywalker
I think that the thought of Qui–Gon as Chosen One is a thought with merit, worth examining.Read More The Real Chosen One: Building the Case for Qui–Gon Jinn
This piece is something I’ve mulled for some time. It’s an examination of Star Wars that came to me as I was re–examining a lingering question point from the prequels a little while ago.Read More The Real Chosen One: Introduction
Recently I was watching The Phantom Menace again and in particular (as everyone does) took special notice of the lightsaber battle at the end. That’s not really a revelation; even the haters love the lightsaber battle in this one. But I gleaned a new insight to the film I think. I don’t know if it […]Read More Jedi Pride
This is actually going to be a new “series” of blogs I’m starting, where I’ll take questions (if anyone has them, or if I think of an interesting one) about the “text” of the Star Wars films and provide the answers as best I can. May as well, as blog links seem to save me […]Read More Revising the Text: There Is Another