I’ve been watching Andor for six weeks now and while the series has been one of the best-written and most enjoyable Star Wars projects I’ve seen in a long time it is bothering me for one reason and one reason only: its utter lack of aliens.
I have watched eight episodes and have counted only four aliens in the entire series so far! How can that even be possible in Star Wars?!
Since 1977 Star Wars has been a franchise of inspiring heroes, fierce heroines, lovable droids, and iconic aliens. There’s been Chewbacca, Yoda, Jar Jar Binks, Ahsoka Tano, Asajj Ventress, Zeb, Plo Koon, Kit Fisto, and so many other incredible alien characters throughout this franchise.
And then there’s this show and the lack of aliens is just strange. In fact, it’s jarring. Who thought it was a good idea to have a show set in this universe and yet it’s partly devoid of what makes this franchise so lovable?
I want to love this series, and I do, but the lack of love for alien characters in this franchise is starting to really bother me on a personal level. I hope the second season doesn’t repeat this same mistake.
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It’s Throwback Friday time and I wanted to share this old post I wrote about The Mandalorian as its episodes were coming out weekly. For those of you in Europe who still haven’t seen this show, I must warn you, there are spoilers ahead.
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I’ve tried to refrain from sharing any spoilers about The Mandalorian but, I can’t hold back my thoughts on these spoilers any longer. So for now, the following Monday after every episode (or episodes) I will share a spoiler-free account on the episodes. With that being said, if you’d rather stay in the dark about what I’m about to say next (because I’m about to talk about some MAJOR SPOILERS) I would discontinue reading this post now.
I thank you for heeding this warning.
REPEAT! MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!
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The Jedi are a major factor to the Star Wars franchise. They are the superheroes, the good guys, the ones who will stop evil at all costs and inspire hope throughout the galaxy. But they are also flawed and their flaws have led to the drama that is Star Wars.
The dark side and the light are at the middle of this great conflict that has spawned decades of storytelling and the Jedi are the vessels of the Light.
In short, Jedi are awesome.
So, for this week’s Who’s Your Favorite?, I wanted to highlight the Jedi masters in the franchise. Mind you, there have been a lot of Jedi masters, so I will be sticking to the major ones in the films. Enjoy!
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Yoda is one of the most beloved Star Wars characters for obvious reasons; he’s awesome. He’s, in my opinion, the wisest character in the franchise and this can be said as much from his memorable sayings. His quotes are so inspiring that sometimes they can help me through the day. So, on that note, here are my five favorite quotes from the wizened Jedi master himself. Enjoy!
5. “We are what they grow beyond. That is the burden of all masters.”
The Last Jedi delivered a delightful Yoda cameo that reunited the deceased master with his former apprentice, Luke Skywalker. It was a fascinating moment the two characters shared after a three-decade hiatus and this quote pushed the idea that yes, the old ways of the Jedi were passing on, but that another generation of Jedi was rising.
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Luke Skywalker walked to the cave where he had taken Rey over a week ago, the powerful gusts of wind blowing his hair and cloak about him. He hadn’t come here since the first week he had arrived on this island. It was then that he met Ushani, the woman who resided in the very stone of the island. She had welcomed him to Ahch-To and assured him that his motives were just.
Now, years later, he wanted to see her again because he was afraid. Afraid of the monster he may have, once again, helped to create.
When Rey had begun her meditation he could feel the joy radiating from her as she began to understand the power of the Force. And then everything changed. Her thoughts turned dark and her strength with the Force spiked considerably. It was at that moment that he began to fear her.
He knew what happened to young individuals filled with untameable power. Just look what happened to Ben Solo. Now it was happening to Rey.
That’s why Luke found himself before the cave even though he thought he would never have to return here. With a deep breath, he walked into the cave.
Continue reading My Version of The Last Jedi: Chapter Twenty-Nine