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”
Star Wars films and animation series use colour with deliberate story-telling purpose. Let’s explore a little how that works.
What an absolutely breathtaking Episode! ‘A World Between Worlds’ has been a spectacular gift from the storytellers of Star Wars Rebels! Yes, it wasn’t a typo, I said a ‘gift’, because despite a lot of backlash from the internet on … Continue reading Rebels Review: A World Between Worlds
With the second-half of the final season of “Star Wars: Rebels” only days away and with “Solo: A Star Wars Story” also just around the corner after May 2018 a remarkable gap in Star Wars output will open up … till December 2019. Or won’t it?
Last night (UK time) I had a most delightful re-watch of the ‘Umbara Arc’ of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series during the live-tweet fest #UmbaraLive called by the Fan Girls Going Rogue (@FGGoingRogue). Re-watching the arc like this made me spot many things that I originally missed. It felt fresh again. But it also made me think about ‘what Star Wars is’ at the moment … on the cusp of the first ‘Star Wars Story’ film being released. Continue reading “#UmbaraLive and Reflections on ‘Clone Wars’”
Today the UK will vote about its membership of the European Union. What does that have to do with Star Wars you might ask? Well, many of you might come and visit London in July for Celebration Europe and the referendum outcome is one thing that may influence the UK you are going to find then.
One of the most noteworthy scenes in Episode VII The Force Awakens was Rey’s Force-vision. It is a scene in which we are projected both into the past as well as into the future. Some events Rey witnesses pertain to … Continue reading Scene-It? Rey’s Vision.
Is there such a thing as ‘super-hero fatigue’? You bet … I certainly have it! Could there be something lurking in the dark like Star Wars fatigue? As Star Wars starts to become an annual event we might just need to ask ourselves that.
This will be a spoilerish review of the fantastic season 2 finale Twilight of the Apprentice. It has seen the end of beloved characters, brought severe consequences for other beloved characters and implications that will stretch far into Season 3 and beyond. The prequels have exploded onto the Rebels scene!
You may have noticed that we didn’t review Episode #2.16 so far. Shroud of Darkness is a remarkable episode with huge foreshadowing of tonight’s season 2 finale. I will review it now but with a look forward, speculating on what we will see tonight. A finale that may be the most profound Canon story since … Revenge of the Sith. Continue reading “Rebels Review #2.16: Shroud of Darkness”