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Star Wars Resistance – The Recruit

by Alan Rapp on October 9, 2018

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Star Wars Resistance – The Recruit
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Star Wars Resistance - The Recruit television review

Set prior to the events in The Force Awakens, the newest Star Wars animated series centers around young pilot Kazuda Xiono (Christopher Sean) who is recruited by Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and sent to the planet Castilon in the Outer Rim to learn all he can about the First Order. Due to some misunderstandings, any hopes of Kaz keeping a low profile are destroyed early on as a innocuous comment comes back to bite him in the ass and forces the pilot to take part in a dangerous race against an undefeated competitor (Myrna Velasco). While I’m not quite sold on the concept yet, and has a definite prequel vibe with the race aspect of the story, it’s still a new Star Wars cartoon and there is enough here for awhile at least.

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The Storytelling Language of Star Wars

by Alan Rapp on September 26, 2018

in Essays 

Patrick (H) Willems examines The Storytelling Language of Star Wars.

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Star Wars #53

by Alan Rapp on September 13, 2018

in Comics

Star Wars #53 comic reviewGuilt can be a powerful motivator. Betrayed by Queen Trios of Shu-Torun and led into an Imperial trap, the scrappy Rebels continue to fight to survive against the Imperial Fleet led by Darth Vader. Thanks to intelligence provided by Han Solo in the previous issue, and some nifty flying by Luke here, the Rebel Fleet is finally able to deploy their fighters and make a counterattack against the Empire.

However, to save what’s left of the fleet, and get their capital ships up and running, Leia will need the codes to break Trois betrayal – codes which are currently on Vader’s Star Destroyer. And so her worshipfulness hatches a plan.

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How The Last Jedi Defies Expectations

by Alan Rapp on September 6, 2018

in Essays 

Pop Culture Detective examines how Star Wars: The Last Jedi subverts audience expectations.

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Darth Vader #19

by Alan Rapp on August 16, 2018

in Comics

Darth Vader #19 comic reviewOne of the interesting concepts introduced in Star Wars Rebels was the role of the Inquisitors. Force-trained minions sent to hunt the remaining Jedi, the concept opened a new world of characters and potential stories to explore. Darth Vader #19 returns these characters (including an appearance by the Grand Inquisitor) as Vader and his Dark Side army show up to kill a former member of the Jedi Council and take his newborn for nefarious purposes.

While Vader appears on several pages, his dialogue is clipped here allowing for the Dark Lord of the Sith’s menacing actions to speak for him. Taking on the Jedi himself, Vader sends the Inquisitors after the child who they savagely pry from his mother’s arms.

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