Part 3 of 3. Our summer series on Obi-Wan Kenobi comes to a close with our finale episode all about Obi-Wan embodying the tarot card figure of “The Hanged Man.” What does that mean and how can we consider Obi-Wan as this figure? Caitlin and Charlotte discuss Kenobi as a spiritual figure, his personal tragedies, how he stands between the living and spiritual world, Obi-Wan as a sacrificial figure, comparisons to Ben Solo, and much more. Click here to download the episode directly!
Works Cited: The Making of Star Wars by JW Rinzler The Making of Revenge of the Sith by JW Rinzler Star Wars Archives 1 & 2 by Paul Duncan Revenge of the Sith novelization by Matthew Stover The Clone Wars Star Wars Rebels Labyrinth of Evil by James Luceno Labyrinthos Tarot Card Meanings A.E. Waite’s Pictorial Key to the Tarot
Part 2 of 3. Our summer series focused on Obi-Wan Kenobi continues! Charlotte and Caitlin continue to examine the character through the archetype of “the hermit.” How does is Obi-Wan a guide to characters such as Anakin and Luke and even Ezra? In what ways is he a work in progress? How does Obi-Wan embody that figure? In which ways does he defer? We discuss how Obi-Wan is introspective and whether or not he is even allowed to be so. All this and more on this episode. Click here to download the episode directly!
Works Cited: The Making of Star Wars by JW Rinzler The Making of The Empire Strikes Back by JW Rinzler Star Wars Archives 1 & 2 by Paul Duncan Revenge of the Sith novelization by Matthew Stover The Clone Wars Star Wars Rebels Labyrinthos Tarot Card Meanings A.E. Waite’s Pictorial Key to the Tarot The Hermit Archetype
Happy summer series! In our first episode of our three-part analysis of Obi-Wan Kenobi, we first begin by aligning Obi-Wan with the tarot card, The King of Swords. We discuss what that means and why Obi-Wan fits that phrasing. Then, we explore the development of the character and trace the origins from the early 70s to now, with anecdotes about Alec Guinness and Carlos Castaneda. Then, we discuss what moments we see as the defining character moments. All this and more.
Works Cited: The Making of Star Wars by JW Rinzler The Making of The Empire Strikes Back by JW Rinzler Star Wars Archives 1 & 2 by Paul Duncan The Teachings of Don Juan & Tales of Power by Carlos Castaneda Revenge of the Sith novelization by Matthew Stover Interview in British Magazine, Loaded, in 1998 Labyrinthos “The King of Swords” and The Tarot Guide
It’s all happening. During a Disney Investors Day presentation on December 10th, Lucasfilm unveiled their latest slate of films and shows coming soon to Disney Plus and theaters. This includes: Patty Jenkins directing a film called Rogue Squadron, Taika Waititi’s film, Obi-Wan Kenobi with the return of Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader (!!!), Ahsoka, Rangers of the New Republic, Lando, Andor, The Acolyte created by the incredible Leslye Headland, The Bad Batch, Star Wars Visions, A Droid Story, plus more Lucasfilm stories (Indiana Jones 5, Willow series, and Children of Blood and Bone). We discuss all of this and so much more on this episode!
Caitlin and Charlotte finally discuss Claudia Gray’s highly anticipated Qui-Gon Jinn & Obi-Wan Kenobi novel, “Master & Apprentice.” Plus, they reflect on Peter Mayhew’s passing, May the Fourth book news, and speculate wildly about those prophecies.