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Skywalker Saga Reflections – Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

The writers of Love Thy Nerd's Skywalker saga reflections give their impressions on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in the wake of its ranging reception.

Ghosts of the Holidays

Writer Chris Fogle explains what Dickens' beloved story can teach us on worrying about the past, being present in the present and worrying about the future.

Skywalker Saga Reflections – Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi

Writer Lisa Eldred shows how Kylo and Luke exemplify two extremes of people addressing life trials, but Yoda shows another way in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Skywalker Saga Reflections – Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

Writer Scott Kingsolver argues how Star Wars: The Force Awakens exemplifies the value in embracing a beloved and messy past with a forward-thinking future.

Skywalker Saga Reflections – Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

Writer Steve Cullum explains how Star Wars: Return of the Jedi paints a model of undying hope through Luke, who shows that redemption is always possible.

Saving What We Love: An Argument For Kylo Ren’s Redemption

Why should we want redemption for someone like Kylo Ren? Because he is a reflection of ourselves. LTN writer Brittany Lofland explains how the fallen Jedi mirrors our own failings.

Skywalker Saga Reflections – Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

Writer Matt Civico analyzes how Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back reflects the feelings of uncertainty and failure when we're in the middle of things.

Skywalker Saga Reflections – Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

Writer Marc Davis explains how Star Wars: A New Hope still shines today by owning up to its name with imaginative optimism during a cynical period of film.

Skywalker Saga Reflections – Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

Joey Thurmond writes how Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith illustrates the danger of moralizing without love and why the best of us can fall so far without it.

Skywalker Saga Reflections – Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

Writer Jonathan Reedy discusses how Star Wars: Attack of the Clones teaches us to be open to and patient with the inevitability of change in relationships.