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Dominic

Journalist, author and Star Wars fan.

The myth of demystifying character

When The Phantom Menace arrived in theatres, it was met first with fervour as the expectation of sixteen years unspooled. What we consider the backlash came later (I wasn’t even aware people had a problem with Jar Jar until after Revenge of the Sith). Perhaps the most prevalent […]

It’s not you Star Wars, it’s me

I wanted to take a moment to talk about Star Wars fatigue. It’s something I’ve suffered of late and, I’m sure, an issue you’ve also contended with at some point or another. But first, let me clarify by what I mean by fatigue. I don’t mean that there’s […]

Sorry kiddo, I was a reckless teen

Lately I’ve been thinking not only about the consequences that my current actions will have on my daughter, but also my past behaviours. For want of an all-encompassing term, I’ll use ‘retrograde responsibility’ which I’ll define as feelings of guilt over things years past. Specifically, actions which may […]

Revisiting the Clone Wars micro-series

For over a decade, animation has formed one of the key pillars of the Star Wars franchise. The success and popularity of The Clone Wars kept the franchise alive long enough for Disney to swoop in and turn out new movies. But before the series that introduced Ahsoka […]