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‘Star Wars: Visions’ Flirts with the Gray Jedi Concept. More, Please.

We dig into the season two episode 'Sith' and consider how it challenges the boring binary of Light Sid and… Read More

The Darksaber’s Death in ‘The Mandalorian’

The big season three reveal? Lucasfilm doesn't care about magic swords—at least, this magic sword. Read More

‘The Mandalorian’ Serves Us Some Delicious Imperial Leftovers

Chapter 23 takes more steps to connect the Disney+ series to the sequel trilogy while establishing a long-desired villainous presence. Read More

‘Ahsoka’ Trailer: Warrior. Outcast. Rebel. Jedi?

We dig into the teaser trailer and consider how it adheres to and contradicts the character's animated history. Read More

Din Djarin Enjoys Boba Fett’s Supporting Cast Status in ‘The Mandalorian’

Is the Mandalorian still the Mandalorian in 'The Mandalorian'? Read More

‘The Bad Batch’ Refuses to Follow Orders in ‘Plan 99’

The second season finale was a major bummer, but hope resides on the horizon, as it does in all good… Read More

Meet Zeb Orrelios: ‘The Mandalorian’ Makes A Meal Out of a Snack

We dig into 'The Mandalorian' Chapter 21 and inspect what the Zeb Orrelios cameo could mean for the franchise's future.… Read More

The ‘Star Wars Holiday Special’ Is Good, Actually?

Okay, so, no, it's not. Although, our conversation with 'A Disturbance in the Force' co-director Jeremy Coon does recontextualize its… Read More

What That Underwater Mythosaur Encounter Means for ‘The Mandalorian’

While Din Djarin struggles to stay standing, his pals come to his rescue over and over again. Read More