Saturday, December 12, 2015

Star Wars Saturday: Thought-Provoking Articles

For my final Star Wars Saturday post before the release of The Force Awakens (!!!), I'm going to give you a little assignment.

Honestly, this article topic was one of the ones that I brainstormed way back in August and thought, "If there's ever a week where I don't have time to make a complete article, I'll just slap this one together really quickly."

And then it never happened!

But it turned out fine, because if this gets your head ready for Star Wars, then I've done my job.

So, my friends, here are some articles you should read that will make you think a little deeper about my favorite movie franchise of all time:

Don't forget to take a look back at my previous Star Wars Saturday articles as well, which are listed at the end of the article!

"Sorry": The Wedge Antilles Problem

This is perhaps one of my favorite articles of all time. It takes a character that I love - Wedge - and fleshes him out into someone more than just that-guy-in-the-cockpit-for-three-movies. It actually injects some character development that works when you watch the original trilogy!

Padme Didn't Die of a Broken Heart

I like this one, too, but in a different way than the previous article. This one tries to clear up the confusion of the final minutes of Revenge of the Sith. And out of all the theories that are floating out there - even the ones that might be declared canon - I like this scenario the best.

What if Anakin Skywalker Never Turned to the Dark Side

I love my scenario articles, simply because it allows my mind to shovel a path of my choosing based on the obstacles that have been given to me. I did it for my Chewbacca article. I did it for my Obi-Wan article. I just like doing it. So seeing someone else's ideas jotted down is always a treat.

This is Why Obi-Wan Lied to Luke About His Father

Another thought-provoking explanation of Obi-Wan's actions in the original trilogy. Yes, things had to be adjusted when The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi threw some more wrenches in the gears, but count on fans to be able to explain it all in some way, shape, or form.

9 Things You Didn't Know About Star Wars Music

I made reference to the Star Wars Oxygen: The Music of John Williams podcast way back in my "Favorite Star Wars Podcasts" article, but this gives some evidence as to why the podcast is so great.

Star Wars: Aftermath's Most Interesting Characters

I'll be honest: I never connected very well with the core group of characters in Aftermath. If anything, I connected more with the Imperial side of things. And this article explains well why that is the case for most people.

Why Luke Skywalker's Legacy Still Matters

Of course, I'll end with a Luke Skywalker post. (Hopefully in one week he will still be my favorite character in the series. Cross your fingers!) This post highlights the importance of Luke in the story, and why we relate to him more than any other Star Wars character.



So we did it! I've been posting these articles since August, hoping that it would make the wait more bearable, and in a way it did. I hope you are excited to see new Star Wars! Be a positive influence to the people around you at the theaters, and May the Force be with you!

...Over/Under on how many times we'll hear that in the movie? 4? 5? 

I am Claire Nat! I am a teacher and write for TouringPlans.com. I write about anything that interests me - mostly music, Olympics, and fandoms! Follow me @CeePipes or facebook.com/blurbmusings. 


More Star Wars articles by Claire Nat:
Fears and Star Wars
Why Star Wars is the Best Trilogy Ever
Obsession
Star Wars in the Classroom

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