Category: Editorials

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 […]

For collectors, it’s not easy being green

There’s no two ways about it – toy collectors enjoy a precarious relationship with the environment. What amounts to little more than hunks of coloured plastic widens one’s carbon footprint exponentially. It’s something I’ve been grappling with these last few years, as my own collection of Star Wars […]

The language of touch and hands in Star Wars

Holding hands carries with it a significance in storytelling and real life. Science shows that joining hands can synchronise breathing and heartrate while, in fiction, an outstretched hand is an offer, a plea or invitation. The last few months brought hand holding and gestures to the forefront of […]