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Of all the Star Wars Prequels, The Phantom Menace seems to get the most flak from the fans. While I feel a lot of that is misguided, I’m here to talk about the one thing that just about all fans seemed to enjoy about the film: the final showdown between Darth Maul, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Qui-Gon Jinn. Come inside to learn more about why I feel this is one of the better action sequences in the Star Wars series and worthy of remembering.
Star Wars fans have had a lot to digest lately. Star Wars: Episode VII currently filming, we have a release date and director for our first Star Wars stand-alone film (coming in 2016), and this week came the announcement of Josh Trank helming another stand-alone movie. While rumors have persisted on what the upcoming stand-alone films would be about, nothing concrete has been laid out just yet. As such, they’re ripe for speculation and hopes, so I wanted to break down some story ideas I think would be well suited to Lucasfilm’s spin-off Star Wars films.
“CLONE WARS” IS NOT PART OF THE “STAR WARS” UNIVERSE! HOW DARE YOU DESECRATE OUR SACRED SOIL SO!!!!!
Okay, this conversation did not actually happen. However, given how passionate a lot of long-time Star Wars fans are at the very mention of “the CW word” (not to be confused with the TV network of the same name), it might as well had happened. This, despite the fact I’ve gone to at least two or three major Sci-Fi/Comic conventions here in Dallas and see cosplayers dressed as Clone Troopers based off of information they could have only gotten from the series. I also had a friend from Memphis who one year cosplayed as Ahsoka Tano (Anakin’s first apprentice) at the Middle Tennessee Anime Convention in Nashville. With this being Star Wars month, I decided to set the record straight about this wonderful addition to the SW universe and why at some point every fan should watch it.
Star Wars is a teaching tool; even though that probably wasn’t something George Lucas intended when he first wrote it, that’s exactly what it is. With the new film, Star Wars: Episode VII, beginning production soon and a new generation of fans on the way, I thought it was a great time to remind people of all the handy things the previous films have taught us over the years. So listen up kiddos, because these are things you need to know in order to understand the galaxy.
With Lucasfilm intent on cleaning up the Star Wars Expanded Universe and trying to line things up under one cohesive canon (spanning the movies, books, comics, etc) I’ve been thinking a lot about what should remain what shouldn’t. Earlier this week, I broke down the various Star Wars stories I felt should be kept in the new continuity, but today I’m going a different route! These are the things Lucasfilm should just forget about as they move forward.
As a big ol' Star Wars fan, I've gobbled up just about everything related to the franchise that I can which includes reading all of the books and the rest of the Expanded Universe. With the announcement that Lucasfilm has created a group specifically to clean up the EU and get everything within the same canon. This got me thinking about what should be kept and what should be tossed out. Here's what I've come up with for what should stick around.
Thirty-Five years ago today, a little film called Star Wars (remember this was before the title changed to A New Hope) released and had an undeniable impact on cinema and pop culture forever. While a lot has changed in the Star Wars universe over those three and a half decades, it's something I continue to enjoy, even though a lot of fans have given up. I feel the negativity is unfair and I'm here to try and explain why Star Wars is still going strong for me, and why the changes that have been made aren't as terrible as many think.