Jar-Jar is Wicket, Wicket is Jar-Jar.

Few names in the Star Wars Universe elicit as much ire as Jar-Jar Binks. A hapless Gungan who literally runs into our heroes in The Phantom Menace and then slowly disappears across the length of the Prequel Trilogy, Jar-Jar is often loathed just as much as he’s loved.  However, Jar-Jar is not without precedent in…

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…

To Save Boba Fett, He Has to Die

Previously, this author offered a defense of Boba Fett on why he should be considered special among our pantheon of Star Wars characters.  However, that defense was by necessity based on his actions in the Original Trilogy, and nothing was mentioned of the Boba Fett we met in Attack of the Clones.  This was a…

Why I’m Avoiding the Sith Lord

[Minor spoils related to Star Wars: Rebels below.] The first time we met Darth Vader was in the opening moments of Star Wars, emerging through a blasted doorway and passing through curls of smoke aboard the Tantive IV, Princess Leia’s diplomatic ship.  In little time, his angry James Earl Jones’ voice snarls commands to scour…