REVENGE OF THE SITH and the Terrible Burden of Expectations

For the most part I’ve made my peace with the Star Wars prequels. None of them are good, exactly, but Attack of the Clones deals with some interesting ideas and compelling themes hampered by shoddy execution; and The Phantom Menace is far better than its reputation would suggest thanks to imaginative visuals and a raw … Continue reading REVENGE OF THE SITH and the Terrible Burden of Expectations

THE CLONE WARS “Legacy” and the Show That Wouldn’t Be Cancelled

Star Wars: The Clone Wars was cancelled in 2013 following the conclusion of its fifth season, but it wasn’t finished – it continued with 13 additional episodes comprising the show’s sixth season. The Clone Wars finished its television run with the final episode of Season Six, but still the show was not done; truly The … Continue reading THE CLONE WARS “Legacy” and the Show That Wouldn’t Be Cancelled

THE CLONE WARS: “The Lost Missions” and the End of George Lucas’s STAR WARS

George Lucas officially stepped away from Star Wars in December of 2012, but that didn’t mean his influence over the series he created and guided over nearly 40 years would disappear overnight. In a very real way, The Clone Wars was Lucas’s final act in securing his legacy, chipping away at aspects of the Expanded … Continue reading THE CLONE WARS: “The Lost Missions” and the End of George Lucas’s STAR WARS

Incompletely Incredible – First Impressions of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Hard to believe it’s been four years. When the announcement was made that Disney would acquire Lucasfilm, the question of a Star Wars themed land was not if, but when. At the D23 Expo in 2015, the land was officially announced, and now that when is here. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is officially open. Mostly. … Continue reading Incompletely Incredible – First Impressions of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

THE CLONE WARS Season Four and Self-Sabotaging Storytelling

Because I’m viewing the series in chronological order, for the purposes of this article, Season Four is defined as the episodes on this list beginning with “Water War” and ending with “Revenge”. Revisiting The Clone Wars, it’s been interesting to more clearly be able to chart out the progression of this series. The first season … Continue reading THE CLONE WARS Season Four and Self-Sabotaging Storytelling

THE CLONE WARS Season Three and Finding the Future of STAR WARS

Because I’m viewing the series in chronological order, for the purposes of this article, Season Three is defined as the episodes on this list beginning with “Corruption” and ending with “Wookiee Hunt”. Amidst the backlash surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, one of the more common talking points has been complaints … Continue reading THE CLONE WARS Season Three and Finding the Future of STAR WARS