Tag Archive: Star Wars

Rogue One: What We Lose When ‘Star Wars’ Goes to the Dark Side

“Rogue One isn’t just a different sort of story than the original Star Wars films, or even just a story in a different genre. It is a story set in a different moral universe…”

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No Turning Back: A Star Wars Fan-Fiction Poem

“I go to face the destiny that’s beckoned to me all these years…”

Darkness in the Stars: A Single Cog in the Empire

Read this fan-fiction character study set in the Star Wars universe about an average person in the galaxy forced into the service of the empire.

Why Do We Always Like the Bad Guys?: An Analysis of Memorable Villains

Read this analysis of why we often find ourselves sympathizing with the villains in fandom franchises, such as Darth Vader in Star Wars and Loki in the Marvel Universe.

Emotional Depth and Imaginary Heights: Fantasy and Sci-Fi Stories That Teach Us How to Love

“I believe that the worth of a story…is dependent upon how much that story can reveal about our own souls, and ultimately, how much it can reveal to us about the Nature of Love…”

Who Is Gandalf Really?: A Fandom Cross-Over Theory

Read an out-of-this-world cross-fandom theory about missing dots connecting Gandalf with Dumbledore, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and The Ancient One!

John Williams: My Five Top Themes

Read this list of all-time classic movie score compositions by John Williams, including pieces from “Star Wars”, “Indiana Jones”, and “Harry Potter.”

Confronting the Darkness: Fear, Free Will, and “Return of the Jedi”

Read about the danger of fear and the triumph of free-will as played out in “Return of the Jedi”, the epic conclusion of the original Star Wars Trilogy.