The decision to return Palpatine to the front of a Star Wars episode has been met with both enthusiasm as well as criticism. Is J.J. Abrams desperately trying to reach out to OT fans? Is it a cheap ploy to attract people into the cinema’s? Or was it inevitable from the moment a Sequel Trilogy was announced?Continue reading “Why Palpatine needed to return: An Analysis”
It is obvious, right? Everyone knows what the story is! And everyone knows what good story-telling is, right? That why we are all so darn good at telling stories … except we’re not all good at it. So what’s the story about “stories” and about Star Wars?
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The Last Jedi introduced us to the inner world of Ben Solo, showing us the conflict raging within him. And I’m glad to say I wasn’t the only one who became more intrigued by Kylo Ren/Ben Solo and the duality … Continue reading Guest Post: ‘The Case For Saving Ben’ by Becky Sharp
Greetings, friends! We are back with another set of blast news, blogposts, polls and art from the raging Star Wars World! Although it’s all a bit overwhelming, I am personally happy to be alive to see all these things happening, … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up
We are here to enlighten your mid-week with a study of the most complex character (in my humble opinion) in the Last Jedi. This post will be about Kylo Ren. Dubbed by the internet a ‘complex villain’, people often describe … Continue reading TLJ Character Studies #7: Kylo Ren
After a rather animated discussion on the Clone Corridor Community thread for TLJ, I was asked to write a piece on my thoughts regarding the film and it’s polarising nature coming from the POV of an EU fan. I’ll start by saying I came out of the cinema feeling odd; not unimpressed exactly, but hurt? Perhaps angry at the liberties taken, and the future taken away from certain characters. I felt like I did for a reason, and it turns out it’s harder to put into words than I thought…
I recently read Ursula K. Le Guin’s No Time to Spare, a collection of short essays. One of them, ‘Utopiyin, Utopiyang’, was about dystopian literature and its exploration of that balance, of yin and yang. Some of the essay’s quotes hit … Continue reading Rey and Kylo, Yin and Yang
We need to talk about Armitage Hux! In our fourth instalment of this series after Luke, Finn and Rey it is time we face the question: who is the Red General? This will contains massive spoilers for The Last Jedi if you haven’t seen it yet!