Wondering what’s going on? Catch up with this bizarre premise here and here. Basically I’m exploring different possibilities surrounding the death of Darth Vader much earlier in the saga by way of those explosive implants mentioned in The Phantom Menace (which are never mentioned again in canon.)
The first look at Star Wars: Resistance is here! See it all in motion and hear the characters’ voices for the first time. I’ve been saying for years that anime needs to meet Star Wars, and this looks to be a good start at bridging that gap.
Missed part one? Check it out here. Long story short, how would the Saga change if Darth Vader suddenly died partway through? His subdermal implants that kept him bound to slavery were never removed or addressed again in canon, meaning they could potentially explode at any time. Or perhaps Vader could control them. . .
Think back to the last time you watched Episode I: The Phantom Menace. We aren’t here to talk about how much you liked or disliked it. It could be 1999, it could be ten minutes ago. I don’t care. Actually, I want to talk about a curious throwaway line. Anakin Skywalker and his mother Shmi are sitting at dinner, giving some insight to their guests Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jar Jar Binks, and Queen of Naboo, Padme Amidala, about life on Tatooine. A sandstorm rustles and wails outside, and then Anakin gives some insight into the cruel methods used to keep slaves in line. He mentions a transmitter inside his body (as well as all local slaves) that will detonate if the slave attempts to escape.
My day job is all numbers so I’m usually sick of them but who says math jokes can’t be funny?
Han and Chewie get into a snowball fight on Vandor in the teaser for the home release of Solo: A Star Wars Story. If that doesn’t fill an empty space in your heart you didn’t even know you had, I don’t know what to tell you. Don’t go solo – watch it with a friend this September! And if your friend was one of those annoying boycotters, don’t lend it to them and explain (perhaps re-explain) how a boycott works!