Riffing on Star Wars: #30 – Yesterday’s Yoda

Since The Empire Strikes Back, Jedi Master Yoda has been one of the most identified characters of Star Wars.  From his playful introduction as a classical fool to Luke Skywalker to Skywalker’s sage mentor in the ways of the Force, Yoda’s instructions have permeated the very fabric of what the franchise means to many fans. …

Dark Disciple by Christie Golden – Review

When the The Clone Wars debuted, it introduced two female characters to offset the male dominated focus one would expect from a side of villainy that was exclusively male and a protagonist heroic side which was almost exclusively male.  One was the now beloved Ahsoka Tano, an apprentice and padawan to Anakin Skywalker, and the other…

Why Ahsoka Tano Lived.

Of all the Jedi characters introduced or represented in The Clone Wars television show, only one had a fate left undetermined when the show was brought to a sudden end by the Lucasfilm acquisition by Disney.  That character was Ahsoka Tano.  In the final season of the show, after being accused of betraying the Jedi…

Star Wars: Rebels – Twilight of the Apprentice

Ahsoka lives? Ezra is seduced to the Dark Side? These were the major questions for fans prior to the airing of “Twilight of the Apprentice,” the Rebels’ Season Two finale. There was an attempt to make a bit of a big deal over the return of Darth Maul, but the slayer of Qui-Gon Jin genuinely…

Star Wars: Rebels – Shroud of Darkness

Regret is not a theme commonly associated with the Star Wars universe, though it was present in the earliest exploration of the franchise.  One can hear it in Alec Guiness’ expertly delivered lines as he tells Luke Skywalker of his mistaken belief that he believed himself capable of training Anakin’s father on his own.  Almost…