Star Wars pays tribute to its animated roots in ‘Ahsoka’

While 2023 opened with the mixed experience that was season three of “The Mandalorian,” the Star Wars saga is once again back, this time swinging for the stars with their latest show “Ahsoka.” Although this show isn’t without its flaws, its open and infectious love for both “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” and “Star Wars Rebels” can just about make me look past its flaws. At its simplest, “Ahsoka” is a follow-up to “Rebels” an animated show that ran from 2014 to 2018 on Disney …

‘Jedi: Survivor’ forces itself to the top of ‘Star Wars’ gaming

In 2019, Respawn Entertainment released “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order,” which completely revived single-player “Star Wars” games. Four years later, they have returned to amaze fans once again with a brand new game, and sequel to their beloved game, “Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.” The game once again follows Cal Kestis (played by Cameron Monaghan) and the crew of the Mantis, five years after the events of “Fallen Order.” Now a Jedi Knight on the run, Cal must navigate an ever-changing galaxy as the Empire closes …

‘The Mandalorian’ returns, albeit a little confused

After a wait of about two years and four Disney+ shows later, Lucasfilm’s “The Mandalorian” has returned, once again reuniting viewers with their favorite space western featuring Pedro Pascal. Episode one titled, “The Apostate”, opens with what seems like a flashback but turns out to be bait as the show immediately welcomes the return of Din Djarin and his adorable companion Grogu following their reunion in 2022s “The Book of Boba Fett”. The show swiftly reminds viewers of the main plot of this season. Din …

‘Andor’ shines bright in a galaxy far, far away

Despite being announced in 2018, “Andor” was finally released on Disney+ on Sep. 21, 2022. The show follows Diego Luna’s character Cassian Andor in the years leading up to the film that originally introduced him, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. To put it simply, this show kicks ass and is the best offering on Disney+. It’s enthralling, complex, and most of all, exciting. It’s the space political thriller I didn’t know I needed or wanted for that matter. Between its 12 episodes, the show …

As ‘The Clone Wars’ end, so does my childhood

Fans of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” were blindsided by Cartoon Network’s decision to pull the plug on the popular show midway through its run, leaving many stories of the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy timeline unfinished. Even after Netflix revived the show for a temporary sixth season, “The Clone Wars” never got the proper conclusion that was supposed to coincide with the events of Revenge of the Sith. But a new hope arrived when Disney announced that “The Clone Wars” would be revived on Disney+, …

Disney + equals disenfranchisement

When Disney+ launched on November 12 to popular fanfare, the new streaming service promised to add more depth and story to their popular franchises, including giants such as Star Wars and Marvel, outside of their respective movies. But what most viewers aren’t considering are those who are locked out of Disney’s story paywall are the same people who only watch the blockbusters of the franchises, and not all of the other movies.