Rebels Reconnaissance: “Warhead” Review

*Spoiler warning: This review contains spoilers for the Star Wars Rebels episode “Warhead.” After two and a half seasons, Star Wars Rebels has earned the benefit of the doubt in terms of where it’s going regarding its various story arcs, Read more

Star Wars Moms: The Strongest Stars have Hearts of Kyber

“The strongest stars have hearts of Kyber.” — Chirrut Imwe There’s something to be said about this quote or dialogue spoken by the Guardian of the Whills, Chirrut Imwe. It’s amazing what one line can do and how it can Read more

The Star Wars Canon Dispatch: January 2017

The Star Wars Canon Dispatch January 2017 Welcome to The Star Wars Canon Dispatch, an unofficial monthly contextual look at the recent and upcoming releases in Star Wars storytelling. Recent Releases (December 16 – January 15)  “Voices of the Empire” Merle Lafferty Short Story in Star Read more

Rebels Reconnaissance: “Ghosts of Geonosis” Review

*Spoiler warning: This review contains spoilers for the Star Wars Rebels episode “Ghost of Geonosis.” Since Lucasfilm’s announcement regarding Star Wars canon on April 25, 2014, the status of Star Wars Rebels as a major part of that canon has Read more

Rogue One and Return of the Jedi

During my first viewing of Rogue One I noticed that there some obvious connections and tie-ins with Return of the Jedi. For example, in both movies there are Mons (Mothma and Calamari), shield generators that need to be destroyed, Death Read more

It’s OK To Mourn People You Don’t Know

2016 was a year that teemed with memorable moments, from the Cubs winning a World Series for the first time in over a century to a grueling election season with results that–to put it mildly–proved divisive to American citizens. Perhaps Read more

Book Review: Narrative Equality in Star Wars Galactic Maps

Narrative Equality in Star Wars Galactic Maps Please note, the following article has mild spoilers for several Star Wars canon books and comics, including but not limited to Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir, Lords of the Sith, Lost Stars, and Shattered Read more

Coffee With Kenobi Remembers Carrie Fisher

On December 27, the unthinkable happened. The world lost Carrie Fisher. Family, friends, colleagues, and fans have shared their grief over the devastating reality that she’s gone. Known not only for her most famous role as Princess Leia in Star Wars, but Read more

Melinda’s Brew: Family Affair

Two weeks to the day after seeing it ourselves, my husband, Tom, and I finally got to see “Rogue One” with our two daughters who came home for the holidays. Neither one of them had seen the newest chapter in Read more