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    The Bad Batch Season 2 Ignites a Spark of Hope

    It might be a fool’s hope, but The Bad Batch Season 2 potentializes a grand payoff in an otherwise dull show. Echo, Wrecker, Tech, Hunter (all voiced masterfully by Dee Bradley Baker), and Omega (Michelle Ang) are off on episodic adventures once more. Our heroes take on mercenary work to make due in the galaxy. The […] More

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    Andor: Star Wars Grows Up

    Now until the end of day, the sentiment remains from George Lucas that Star Wars is made for twelve-year-olds. As time moves forward, however, those twelve-year-olds become adults. As adults, many of us can cling to childish things without the ability to move on to more mature material. But I question if Star Wars has to be marketed […] More

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    Obi-Wan Kenobi Restores Star Wars’ Strength but Its Weakness Still Remains

    In 2017 George Lucas told a building packed full of adults that Star Wars is made for 12-year-olds. Despite Lucas’ subtle condescending distinction that he’s telling the crowd they’re infantile, the room cluelessly cheered George on. My affinity for Star Wars is unhealthy. A grown man spending most of the quarantine watching two children’s cartoon shows […] More

  • The cast of the Star Wars: Visions episode 'The Duel.' From left to right we see, the young village chief, Ronin (our protagonist) and his astromech companion, the innkeeper, and his power droid.

    How Star Wars: Visions Brings the Franchise Full Circle

    When A New Hope released in 1977, its explosive success shocked studios and even Lucas himself. Its sparse 43 theatre release would reverberate through and redefine both the science fiction genre and the nature of blockbusters as a whole. The film blended familiar American staples like sci-fi serials and spaghetti westerns with pivotal Japanese cinema. […] More

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    How The Bad Batch Illustrates Disney’s Mishandling of Star Wars

    After countless rescue missions, The Bad Batch can’t save Disney from their redundant writing. Adding another mantlepiece to Star Wars’ wall of disappointment, The Bad Batch is precisely why causal fans can’t get into the cartoon shows. The similarities in The Bad Batch’s writing to Rebels, The Mandalorian, and the sequel trilogy are even worse than the bulk of […] More

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    Modern Star Trek: New Frontiers, Old Nostalgia

    We are living on the cusp of a new ‘golden age’ of Star Trek, at least when it comes to the profligacy of content from the Viacom/Paramount owned franchise, but the promise by executives of Star Trek on the air all year round comes with both caveats positive and, unfortunately, negative. April 5th is always […] More

  • The Falcon looks down at the Captain America shield on a table

    The Falcon and the Winter Soldier S1E1: New World Order(s)

    Later this year, Marvel debut their animated series What If…? which explores alternate universe takes on classic Marvel universe stories, but one unlikely to appear is this: what if The Falcon and the Winter Soldier had been the first Disney+ MCU series released? Thanks to Covid-19, like with much else in the world of culture […] More

  • Feature image showing a variety of Star Wars characters, with the phrase "Star Wars games that need to come out"

    Five Star Wars Games That Need to Come Out

    E.A.’s stronghold over the Star Wars gaming license is over! Ubisoft’s team behind The Division is about to embark on a massive open-world game set in a galaxy far, far away. With the possibilities once more given to the fans, there’s a collection of Star Wars games dating back over thirty years ago to choose […] More

  • Ahsoka wields two light sabers in front of an explosion in Star Wars: The Clone Wars

    Clone Wars, Eminem, and Wonder (2017)

    Welcome to What’s the Buzz, where members of our staff provide you with recommendations on a weekly basis. This week, Robert Chipman is listening to “Our House” from Eminem, Hal Kitchen recommends Stephen Chbosky’s adaptation of Raquel Jaramillo Palacio’s Wonder (2017), and Rachel Stewart has been catching up on Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Welcome […] More

  • Mando in the cockpit of an Imperial Shuttle, with his armor reflecting blue lights

    The Mandalorian S2E8 “Chapter 16: The Rescue”

    Greetings from a galaxy far, far away! This week, we continue our journey with Din Djarin (a.k.a., The Mandalorian) and Grogu (a.k.a., The Child), as I review and analyze The Mandalorian S2E8, “Chapter 16: The Rescue.” This episode, the Season 2 finale, sees the culmination of a two-year story arc, and sets up threads for […] More

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