STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

How Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II Made The Force Interesting

In the walled city of Iziz the caged beasts howl songs about their own matted fur into air that tastes like violence. Men stand alongside those cages, some dreaming of a home outside the walls. A nervous soldier watches from a distance, unconsciously fingering the trigger of his blaster. He’s…

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Star Wars and the Pitfalls of Telling Adult Stories in a World Built for Children

For the last four decades Star Wars has been caught between the children who’ve loved it since its days as an unexpected sci-fi sensation and the adults into whom they’ve grown. From “the prequels suck because they’re for kids” to “George Lucas raped my childhood” there are entire legions of…

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