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
The final installment in our summer series about Star Wars and animation is here! In this third part, we continue our timeline and discuss the excellent shows Star Wars: Resistance, Galaxy of Adventures, the return of The Clone Wars, and the future of Star Wars animation: The Bad Batch, whatever comes next, and we debate what we’d like to see. Part 3 of 3.
Our fourth annual summer series is here, where we examine a topic across three episodes. This year, we’re taking a look at Star Wars’ history with animation and creating our own timeline of animated projects from 1978 through 2020. In this episode, we trace 1978 through 2012 which includes the Star Wars Holiday Special (Boba Fett!), Ewok, Droids, the 2D Clone Wars microseries, and the beginning of The Clone Wars. Part 1 of 3.