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. …

Star Wars: Rebels – Steps into Shadow

On Saturday, Rebels returned for its third season with the hour long “Steps into Shadow.”  To say the premiere, debuting on Rebels’ new night, was highly anticipated is an understatement, as expectations and excitement were both boosted insanely high by the reveal at Star Wars Celebration Europe that the old Expanded Universe villain, Grand Admiral…

Riffing on Star Wars: #9 – Humanizing the Enemy

Our first introduction to the evil Galactic Empire began in the stars over Tatooine, as a monumental starship, a star destroyer we would later learn, paralyzed and then figuratively devoured a rebel corvette.  Our second introduction was a door blasting to smithereens and white armored stormtroopers pouring through an opening concealed in smoke and blaster…