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I Miss Aliens in ‘Star Wars’

Star Wars is one of the most successful stories ever created and part of that reason is because of its remarkable escapism. For a couple of hours, you are literally transported to another galaxy where heroes and heroines larger than life fight evil on a movie-to-movie or show-show basis. And while Disney has given us so many wonderful Star Wars stories lately there has been something that has been really missing for me with these new stories; the aliens.

In the Original Trilogy, three of the main characters were not human: C-3PO, R2-D2, and Chewbacca. They were extraordinary characters with intriguing backgrounds and what they added to the overall story cannot be overstated. Jar Jar Binks isn’t a fan-favorite but his presence reminded us that this was a story set in a galaxy where aliens do exist. And don’t get me started on The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels which gave us a plethora of fascinating alien characters: Ahsoka, Hera Syndulla, Zeb, Asajj Ventress, Cad Bane, Savage Opress, and so many more. And then I think about the live-action movies and series Disney has given us in the last few years and the lack of alien characters is almost criminal.

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‘The Bad Batch’ Was Great This Week

My favorite animated Star Wars series is Star Wars: Rebels so it’s no surprise that this week’s episode, “The Devil’s Deal”, which veers away from The Bad Batch to focus on Ryloth, home of the Twi’leks and its citizens, was so enjoyable for me.

SPOILERS AHEAD!

In a surprise twist that I didn’t see coming we’re reunited with Cham and Hera Syndulla. It was really fun to see Hera as a child before she becomes the incredible rebel leader that we know her to be in Rebels. We also, for the first time, meet her mother who is unsurprisingly awesome. The apple apparently didn’t fall far from the tree.

As exciting as it was to see these characters again I couldn’t help feeling a growing sense of anxiety considering that I know the outcome of the Syndullas’ story and it is not a happy ending, specifically for Hera’s mother.

I was so emotionally invested in this episode, in fact, that toward the end I found myself having to fight back tears. I just knew at some point Crosshair was going to shoot Hera’s mother. It didn’t happen but it sure did seem like it was about to, and the notion that we were going to see Hera’s mother die was honestly kind of terrifying.

When the episode concluded I realized why the next episode is called “Rescue of Ryloth.” Apparently, The Bad Batch are going to have to save Hera from the Empire which should be an exciting twenty minutes of content. After that, we’ll be at the last stretch of the series with only four episodes left.

Considering where we are in the story it seems that maybe we should get another season of The Bad Batch because I don’t see this story concluding in five episodes. But we’ll see what happens.

All in all, I really enjoyed this episode and it’s undoubtedly my favorite episode since the premiere. I hope The Bad Batch can remain this good for the next five episodes because if so, it’ll be a strong conclusion to the somewhat entertaining series.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a splendid day. May the Force be with you.

Ahsoka Tano and Kanan Jarrus Are the Perfect Jedi, Here’s Why

I’ve been wanting to do a post highlighting Kanan Jarrus and why I think he’s the perfect Jedi but then I watched The Clone Wars the other day and I realized that he and Ahsoka are both fine examples of the perfect Jedi. And it is two distinct scenes that I think of to prove this point.

SPOILERS FOR The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels AHEAD!

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I’m So Close to Finishing My ‘Star Wars’ Rebels Marathon

Ever since The Mandalorian in mid-December I have been on a Star Wars television marathon consisting of The Clone Wars to Star Wars: Rebels and which will conclude with rewatching the first two seasons of The Mandalorian again.

The idea was sprung as simply a fun task to distract me from my near month-long wait for WandaVision but became something that was exciting and rewarding all at once.

Now, over two months into this mission, I have finally reached the finish line of Star Wars: Rebels. Yesterday, I cried like a baby through Jedi Night and was super inspired for the Ahsoka series thanks to the fascinating episode, World Between Worlds. Today marks the end of this journey as I watch the last two episodes of what is undoubtedly my favorite Star Wars show.

I have always heard of the love for characters like Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Leia, but it is the Ghost crew who are my favorite core group in Star Wars. Their family dynamic is something you don’t really get in the franchise and each character is lovable in a different way.

To know that we’re finally getting that long-awaited Rebels sequel in Ahsoka is just mind-boggling and I can’t wait! And yeah, Rebels has provided me two of my top 3 favorite Jedi in Ezra Bridger and Kanan Jarrus. I love them so much!

All in all, I’m excited to finally get to the end of this Rebels marathon and get on to The Mandalorian.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day. May the Force be with you.

‘The Clone Wars’ or ‘Star Wars: Rebels’: Which Is Your Favorite?

Star Wars‘ animated series have become some of the best source of storytelling in the franchise. The Clone Wars and Rebels have located themselves in the gaps of stories we already know, introduced new characters to us that we have fallen in love with, and helped add depth to a story that, already great, seems even better.

The Clone Wars is set between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, with its final season which came out earlier this year, coinciding with certain events in Revenge of the Sith.

It was amazing! And the series, as a whole, is just plain fun with so many episodes to explore and enjoy. The animated series, in 2008, may have been considered a joke, but now, twelve years later, it’s thought of as one of the greatest animated series of all time.

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Ranking the Romantic Moments in ‘Star Wars’; from Worst to Best

I remembered this post I wrote last year and decided to revisit it with a much-needed update. Enjoy!

21. The Secret Wedding

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While this is clearly a beautiful scene (I mean come on, Naboo’s gorgeous) I skip it every time. Padme is absolutely stunning in her wedding attire and it’s supposed to be a heartwarming scene but I’m just not a fan of Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman’s smooching scenes. Ugh. Hence, my least favorite romantic moment. Continue reading Ranking the Romantic Moments in ‘Star Wars’; from Worst to Best