Riffing on Star Wars: #17 – The Aim of Stormtroopers

The Galactic Empire for nearly two decades slowly ground the galaxy underneath its proverbial jackboot heel.  Lead by the sinister Emperor Palpatine and terrorized by Darth Vader, the Empire’s capital ships became symbols of oppression, used as recently as the last Rogue One trailer.  In short, there’s a lot about the Empire that intimidates and…

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…