Shiloh Kamrath: A Star Wars Story

So, I suppose I should start at the beginning. I was born on October 23, 1998(that makes me 17 years old by the way), and that is pretty an important factor in my star wars story. I first saw star wars when I was 6 or 7, I really can’t remember when. It’s been such a long time….well maybe not that long, but let’s not gets hung up on that. I remember that me and my friends were trying to decide what to watch and one of them said we should watch star wars(a new hope). Now, I did not want to watch star wars. I mean, I straight up had fit; I was not watching star wars. Enter, my mom, and like most mothers, she knew best. She convinced me that I really should watch the movie. Now, I kind of think she regrets what she did, but too late now for that. Needless to say, I loved it. Lucky for me there were still star wars movies coming out at that point. First, I got the special edition box set of DVD’s for Christmas, and then I watched the prequels. However, over time I slowly got away from star wars. I wasn’t really aware that there was any star wars outside the movies, so there was nothing else out there for me, and as far as I was concerned star wars was doomed to the shelf as “just another good movie”.

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Darth Vader In Rogue One


 

Darth Vader in Rogue One. This is a statement that now seems to have a high likelihood of being true. This statement is also extremely exciting. As I have said in previous posts, Darth Vader has become extremely interesting in the time since the new canon. He has gotten material that has broadened his character in many different ways. Some of the very best that the new canon has to offer, has explored this, namely Lords of The Sith(LOTS), Tarkin, and the Darth Vader Comic series. As a result of this material, and greater explanation of Anakin’s fall in the Clone Wars, he is now the character I am most excited to be seeing on screen. Yes, even more so than Han Solo in his spin off. Below are some characteristics of Vader I would like to see. Continue reading

The Call of The Light: An Essay on Kylo Ren

 

So, coming away from the Force Awakens, I have to say that the character that stood out the most was Kylo Ren. Even though the other characters were quite interesting and funny, something about him really caught me. After thinking about it, I think that what I find interesting is his raw power, but yet his insecurity and torment. While, for the other characters such as Rey and Fin it may be a heroes journey, I think that for Kylo it is a full on struggle between the dark and the light. And for me, that is the very fabric of Star Wars. Below, I am going to explore some of the things I think are most interesting about this character.

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Review of Shattered Empire #1

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Having now read Shattered empire #1, I think I can say that this is now my favorite Star wars comic yet. The word I would use to describe this issue is realistic. Unlike some of the other Star Wars issues out right now, it is not a fanstastic grand adventure like, say, Darth Vader is. It doesn’t have an incredibly complex plot or crazy things happening. Not that there is anything wrong with that, I thoroughly enjoy the Darth Vader series. However Shattered empire is simply about a man and wife fighting a war, and I think this simplicity it part of its charm. It is simple and straightforward in a way that is reminiscent of the Original Trilogy, which it directly follows. To me, it literally feels like a deleted scene from Return of The Jedi, and I love it. Continue reading

Reveiw of Kanan jarrus #5

Review: Kanan – The Last Padawan #5


So, after reading Kanan #5 I am really starting to see it as a bridge between CW and rebels. This series has done a great job of holding to that New Dawn/ Rebels feel, and yet dealing with a lot of things we saw in Clone Wars. Not only that, but this series actually looks like it will be a direct continuation into the Rebel’s era. This is going to be interesting, because we may be seeing adventures with the rebel’s gang that is from Kanan’s point of view. Especially if Kanan keeps up the narrating that he has done in previous issues. This seems to imply that this comic is going to become even better than it is now. Continue reading

Star Wars Rogue One Cast Annouced

Star Wars: Rogue One L to R: Actors Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen Photo Credit: Jonathan Olley ©Lucasfilm 2016


New details for Rogue one were just released today. After seeing this picture, I am starting to get very excited for this film. I have a feeling that this is going to be quite a different Star wars film than we are used to. Just looking at this picture, I would never have guessed it was a star wars film. What actually caught me off guard the most was the technology in this picture, It reminds me a lot of WW2 era tech and weaponry. However, they do mention they are committed to keeping that same star wars feel, so I have high hopes for this movie. Below is the article from Starwars.com. Continue reading

Hope and Fear in Star Wars


The two emotions in Star Wars which I feel are most prevalent are hope and fear. Everything in star wars seems to be built around these two things. Characters either seem to be looking forward with hope, or giving into their fear. Today, I will be exploring what these two emotions mean for the Star Wars universe. Let’s start with hope. Continue reading

Reveiw of: Kanan The Last Padawan #4

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Finally, the next issue of Kanan Jarrus is here, and I must say, I am thoroughly impressed. This series is easily my favorite of the new canon, and is doing its task, of explaining Kanan’s back story, excellently. It is unpacking who Kanan Jarrus was before and who he is now. These comics are striking a great balance between character building and an action packed storyline. As you read these comics you get the feeling that nothing is just filler. Every single frame has a purpose and helps build our opinion of this character. In my opinion these are the most masterfully written comics so far. In these comics we are learning not only who Kanan Jarrus is, but also why he is that way. Continue reading

Review of: Dark Disciple

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Passed before us our last vision of the Clone Wars has, well, at least for now. Dark Disciple was the last of a long list of unfinished Clone Wars material; accompanying the Son of Dathomir comics, the Crystal Crisis on Utapau story arcs, and the Bad Batch story arcs. In a way, I think it was a perfect time to finish of the Clone Wars. Don’t get me wrong, I would love more clone wars era material. However, the focus is clearly shifting to the OT and beyond, and I believe that dark disciple was the perfect book to send us off. While I don’t necessarily think Dark Disciple is the best novel of the new canon, it served its purpose well. This review will also be spoiler-free, for those of you who have not purchased this book yet. Continue reading

Reveiw of: Kanan Jarrus the Last Padawan #3

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Hello everyone, Shiloh here and I am going to be taking over the reviews of Kanan Jarrus for Matt. Before I get to issue number three, I would like to briefly go over the last two installments and see what new information they have brought us about Caleb Dume and the Star Wars galaxy as a whole. Continue reading