Star Wars is more than just a movie franchise. It is a cultural phenomenon that has shaped and influenced generations of fans, creators, and industries. Since its debut in 1977, Star Wars has revolutionized the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and space opera, as well as the practices of movie sequels, merchandising, fan outreach, and tie-in book publishing. Star Wars references are deeply embedded in popular culture, and its iconic characters and themes are recognized and celebrated worldwide. Star Wars has even inspired political and scientific endeavors, such as President Ronald Reagan’s missile defense system nicknamed “Star Wars” and NASA’s exploration of distant planets. Star Wars is not just a story; it is a legacy that continues to shape our culture and imagination. Here is a collection of articles, podcasts, and videos celebrating Star Wars impact on our lives.
Steven Dobek writes how episode 6 of Obi-Wan Kenobi shows us how pursuing and fostering relationships are keys to recovering from our shame.
Steve Cullum writes about how the past haunts everyone in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, and how there are right and wrong ways to respond to it.
Our trust can be greatly tested, but episode 4 of Obi-Wan Kenobi shows us how holding out hope in newfound loyalty gives and preserves life.
The past can cast shadows of insurmountable grief and guilt, but episode 3 of Obi-Wan Kenobi points to our need to heal from our sorrows.
Fear can drive us to retreat from or reflect it at others. How do we confront fear? Paul Butterworth writes on episode 2 of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Commitment means sacrifice, but when does devotion to duty help or hinder us? Lisa Eldred reflects on this with episode 1 of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Luke Filipiak reflects on his time spent with Love Thy Nerd friends and the tabletop community at TantrumCon 2022.
Oppressive powers reign throughout Star Wars. Lop and Ochō shows viewers how this can impact people with the westernization of Japan in mind.
In Episode 5 of Star Wars: Visions, confident self-worth is shown to be a an expression of true humility that inspires dignity in others.