Archive for the ‘Saga’ Category

OTOH, These Guys Liked The Prequels

November 16, 2017

I don’t know how Naboo News does it but they found these items that will cheer you up.

First, Mark Hamill on the prequels and Jake Lloyd and secondly, France’s prime minister on his love for Star Wars, including TPM.



The Real Origin Of Anakin’s Name?

November 9, 2017

For years there have been theories on where George Lucas got the idea for Anakin’s name.  The most common one I’ve heard was that it was from the late director Ken Annakin.  But Jett Lucas apparently revealed the origins of Anakin’s name was from Greek mythology.  From Naboo News: (originally from Star

Jett recently told me a very interesting character tidbit about Anakin, and the origin of his name: Anakin is based off the Greek goddess of inevitability, Ananke. This made me stop in my tracks. That was what I was always feeling. The slow, burning throttle of inevitability.

The above link also has a neat quote from Wikipedia about Ananke. Very interesting! You learn something new every day.

Video Featuring Every Naboo Monarch

November 9, 2017

Star Wars Explained goes over every Naboo monarch from films, t.v., games, comics, and books:

“Stranger Things” Actress On Star Wars Influence

November 2, 2017

As you might know if you follow me on Twitter, I looooove “Stranger Things” and just binged my way through season two’s nine episodes.  It was awesome, like watching a very worthy sequel to a great movie.

So imagine how thrilled I was to read on Naboo News that one of the show’s actresses drew some inspiration from the saga, and Anakin/Darth Vader in particular:

Without discussing the arc with the brothers, Berthelsen actually prepared for the Kali-Eleven dynamic by watching the franchise. “I took everything from Luke and from the relationship with Anakin,” says Berthelesen. “The reason why Kali is so angry is also because of love. She wants to believe in another human being. Something really went wrong and people let her down. She’s trying what she believes is the best way to support Eleven. Maybe it’s not the right way to do it but it’s coming from a good place. And I think that’s the same thing with Darth Vader — he believes it’s the right thing and he’s doing everything for the love of his mother.”

If you haven’t seen the show yet and don’t want to be spoiled at all, avoid the full story.

Are There Prequel Fans In High Places?

October 20, 2017

Joel passed along this latest video from Collider’s Jedi Council.  Normally I avoid it because it’s been a prequel bashfest but not so much with this group.  What’s interesting is what they reveal about Kathleen Kennedy:

The relevant bit is about 26 minutes in and it goes on about two or three minutes.


Will Ep. IX “Tie It All Together?”

October 19, 2017

Well, that’s what some Redditor claims:

Apparently they’ve had no interference from Kathleen or Pablo or the Lucasfilm Story Group. 9 is also the film which unites all three trilogies and brings everything together. That’s all they would tell me.”

“I worry a little bit that the questions I was asking were too leading. I was speaking to Chris and he was talking about the OT. I said about how I grew up with the PT and the prequels were my entry point into Star Wars. I asked about elements of the PT coming into 9 and Chris said about how 9 unites all of it. He said 9 definitely makes it feel like they’re all happening in the same universe, and there would be PT elements in 9. They could be visual or thematic – he didn’t overtly say that there would be returning planets or characters from the PT or anything.”

We’ll see about that. Just the other day I asked myself if the prequels added depth and dimension to the OT, what will the sequels add to the previous six besides “more stuff?”

The Prequels Strike Back…Strikes Back Ep. 1

October 6, 2017

The first episode of the web series “The Prequels Strike Back…Strikes Back” focuses on the parallels between Luke and Anakin, co-starring Mike Klimo:

Star Words & More TPM Love

September 14, 2017

Matril is getting close to the end of TPM with her series with Qui-Gon’s final words:

Does Obi-Wan believe at this point that he is the Chosen One? Maybe not. I think he wants to believe it, because otherwise Qui-Gon wasted his last words and last wishes. He’s certainly going to honor that dying wish with all his might.

And here we have the establishment of an awfully shaky apprenticeship for Anakin. Obi-Wan, barely done being a Padawan himself, driven not by any particular connection to Anakin but out of devotion to his lost master; charged with the training of possibly the most important potential Jedi who ever lived. No big deal. No major issue if he fails, except perhaps the Force falling permanently out of balance. But Qui-Gon begged for his promise — there’s that word again! — and Obi-Wan is determined to follow through.

Meanwhile, the Star Wars Show invited on NASCAR driver Ryan Blaney who says TPM is his favorite SW film:

Finally, the Ministry of Cinema updated with a short trailer billing a new episodic series based off its documentary “The Prequels Strike Back.” The first episode will be up on Oct. 6:

So, What’s Up With This Obi-Wan Movie?

August 17, 2017

Today The Hollywood Reporter published a claim that Stephen Daldry is being considered to direct a standalone film focusing on Obi-Wan.  The film has NOT yet been announced by Lucasfilm so it’s not official but generally THR and Variety are pretty plugged in with what’s going on.  (I think they are getting their info from talent agents.)  The report emphasizes that there’s no script yet so nobody has been signed but it’ll get ugly fast if it doesn’t involve Ewan McGregor.

Both THR and Variety are also reporting that Lucasfilm still wants standalones about Yoda, Boba Fett, and (for God’s sake why) Jabba the Hutt.

More of my .02 on this…it’ll be interesting to see what they come up with.  The Maul/Obi-Wan rematch was already done on Rebels so it won’t be in the film.  I doubt you’ll have an entire movie of Obi-Wan haggling with Jawas or arm wrestling Sand People.  Still there is stuff you can do, like Obi-Wan flash backing to his earliest days at the Temple, communing with Qui-Gon (dude, if Liam Neeson comes back too I’ll explode), or bailing Luke out of jail for underage drinking before Uncle Owen finds out.  We’ll see.  But these reports will force Lucasfilm’s hand into confirming or denying this project very soon.

A Couple of Interesting Reads

July 30, 2017

First this look at Anakin and Padmé’s relationship that asserts in many ways she serves as a substitute for Shmi.  I think this is true although I don’t concur with everything in this piece.  See what you think!

And while I was busy with SDCC and being out of town, Matril posted her piece on a rather famous line from TPM.