The Mercenaries – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Season One, Episode Five “Rampage”

Five episodes in and I’m still enjoying Star Wars: The Bad Batch as much as I did in the first episode. We’ve finally reached the point near the halfway mark where the story is shifting into Star Wars meets The A-Team (if you’re not old enough to catch that reference, Google and enjoy the 80s … Continue reading The Mercenaries – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Season One, Episode Five “Rampage”

The Batch and The Bounty Hunter – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode Four “Cornered”

Source: IMDB After the heavy lifting of the previous episode, Star Wars: The Bad Batch shifted to a more adventurous romp with “Cornered”, the latest episode to drop for the first season. Focusing primarily on the Batch and Omega as they encounter a familiar bounty hunter (at least familiar to the fans), the episode’s main … Continue reading The Batch and The Bounty Hunter – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode Four “Cornered”

The Family We Choose – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode Three “Replacements”

When I reviewed the 2nd episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, the concept of Family was the main focus. This week’s episode, entitled “Replacements”, fits that dynamic even more. We see Omega growing more assertive and becoming part of the Batch. And after not being focused on for an episode, we get to see … Continue reading The Family We Choose – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode Three “Replacements”

A New Family – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode Two “Cut and Run”

Source: IMDB One of the hallmark topics of the Star Wars franchise is Family: what constitutes Family and what are you willing to do for Family. This can be seen in the original trilogy (A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and The Return of the Jedi) in the relationship between Luke Skywalker and Darth … Continue reading A New Family – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode Two “Cut and Run”

Warriors to the End – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Season One, Episode One “Aftermath”

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Poster Art. Source These reviews were originally only available on my now-defunct Buy Me A Coffee and Patreon sites. I'm posting them here for anyone who loves Star Wars as much as I do. When I sat down during the Covid-19 quarantine to watch Star Wars: The Clone Wars, I … Continue reading Warriors to the End – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Season One, Episode One “Aftermath”

The Man Comes Around – Review of “The Book of Boba Fett” Chapter 5 “The Return of The Mandalorian”

Every series I’ve ever watched has what’s called a “breather episode”. It’s the type of episode that is normally a standalone story and only barely connected to the main story arc of the season. Examples would “Smile Time” from Angel, “His Way” from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and “Day of the Dead” from Babylon … Continue reading The Man Comes Around – Review of “The Book of Boba Fett” Chapter 5 “The Return of The Mandalorian”

A Major Misstep – Review of “The Book of Boba Fett” Chapter 3 “The Streets of Mos Espa”

Up to this point with The Book of Boba Fett, I was enjoying the show and the slower pace it was taking. This was in spite of the fact that the show really hasn’t given the lead character a solid purpose or mission, outside of nominally taking over Jabba the Hutt’s crime syndicate. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading A Major Misstep – Review of “The Book of Boba Fett” Chapter 3 “The Streets of Mos Espa”

Finding One’s Place – Review of “The Book of Boba Fett” Episode 2 “The Tribes of Tatooine”

The slow burn pace of Disney’s The Book of Boba Fett is probably rubbing people the wrong way. More than a few fans were probably expecting an action-oriented series, one where Boba Fett would be doing more than attempting to take over Jabba the Hutt’s enterprises on Tatooine. For me, I find the slower pace … Continue reading Finding One’s Place – Review of “The Book of Boba Fett” Episode 2 “The Tribes of Tatooine”

A New Beginning – Review of “The Book of Boba Fett” Episode One “Stranger in a Strange Land”

Poster Art for "The Book of Boba Fett" Source When it was announced that Lucasfilm was going to do a stand-alone Boba Fett project, I was initially hesitant. As someone who grew up on the Original Trilogy, Boba Fett was the character everyone was utterly convinced was a bad-ass, despite not really doing much of … Continue reading A New Beginning – Review of “The Book of Boba Fett” Episode One “Stranger in a Strange Land”

Tis No Moon – Review of “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars”

Cover Art of "William Shakespeare's Star Wars" As an unabashed lover of both Star Wars and the Bard, I simply could not pass up the opportunity to read a mash-up of the two. Ian Doescher’s William Shakespeare’s Star Wars is great fun to read. The author manages to capture the quintessential myths underpinning Star Wars … Continue reading Tis No Moon – Review of “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars”