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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.

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.

Skywalker Saga Reflections – Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

Writer Ryan Eighmey begins our Star Wars Skywalker Saga article series by discussing how The Phantom Menace uses young role models to exemplify bravery.

Remembering the Self-Giving Love of Qui-Gon Jinn

As we prepare for the release of The Rise of Skywalker, Andrea Racoti reflects on how Qui-Gon Jinn stands out from the rest of the Jedi of his generation.

Bringing Your Family To A Knife Fight: How Family Matters In Children of Morta

Can a game pull off a class-based system where each character feels connected and like part of a family without a super cheesy story? Children of Morta does, and writer Cameron Franklin explains how.

Facing the Darkness: A Reflection on Concrete Genie

Ryan Eighmey explains how Concrete Genie is about light overcoming the darkness inside ourselves, in those around us, and extending love and forgiveness.

Looking Back at the Black Hole: Reflections on the Fortnite Publicity Stunt

With Epic Games’s most recent PR stunt and the launch of Fortnite Chapter 2, LTN writers share their perspectives on the Black Hole Event. From appreciation to critique, writers Zach Carpenter, Ryan Eighmey, and Joey Thurmond discuss what the Black Hole Event has meant to them.