The Forgotten Skywalker (or, ‘Why Shmi Skywalker Deserves Better’)

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…. A Queen in-disguise, a Jedi Knight, a heroic droid, and a hapless Gungan fled to a desert planet under the light of twin suns in search of a way to repair their starship, where they happened upon a slave boy with a great and terrible […]

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The Last Jedi – Thinking Outside the (Mystery) Box

Rian Johnson pulls off a magic trick with The Last Jedi, revealing that JJ Abrams’ purposefully empty ‘mystery box’ is actually Pandora’s box, and that it’s been open the whole time… and all the evils our heroes must face have already been unleashed. But, of course, hope still remains. In the time that The Last Jedi […]

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Star Wars: Battlefront II – A Narrative Appraisal, Part 1

Yup, I’m going to bat for this game! The loot box controversy has understandably dominated the narrative surrounding the release of Battlefront II, feeding into the wider issue in the gaming industry as a whole which has been building up for some time now. The unfortunate consequence is that discussion about the story and campaign has […]

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Star Wars: Rebels, Twin Suns – A Narrative Appraisal

I feel like I’ve done my ‘geek cred’ something of a disservice by failing to write about Star Wars in the three and a half years that I’ve been running this blog… That largely stems from the fact that I simply don’t feel that I have much in the way of unique or interesting things […]

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