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  • First Time Watching Ewoks: The Battle for Endor

    Having never watched The Battle for Endor before, I was truly shocked by its opening. Two decades before Anakin will slaughter younglings in Revenge of the Sith, this light and fluffy children’s movie begins by brutally butchering most of the cast of the first film. Caravan of Courage’s kid...
  • Ranking Every MCU Movie & Disney+ Series – Falcon & Winter Soldier Update

    With the release of Avengers: Endgame, the first saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – The Infinity Saga – was completed. We may not know what grand form the franchise is set to compose next, even with the following few years’ worth of content mapped out, but the series will...
  • First Time Watching Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure

    Finally putting an end to those irritating YouTube videos titled things like “The Star Wars movies they don’t want you to see,” Disney have added the 1980’s Ewok movies to Disney+, introducing a new generation to the bizarre made-for-TV films spinning off the furry aliens from Return of the...
  • The Balls Are Gathered & Then Scattered Once Again

    We’re finally at the end of a long journey. I’ve watched 291 episodes of anime and written 12 articles about them – including this one. That’s a lot. Easily the biggest undertaking I’ve had as a writer thus far. I actually dread to think about the word count of...
  • Ted Lasso – Or Why You Are Watching the Wrong TV Shows

    In this lecture, I will be outlining precisely why Ted Lasso is one of the finest shows on TV, and if you haven’t seen it, will demonstrate why you are watching TV entirely incorrectly. I will be dodging spoilers as far as possible, but the odd one from the...
  • The Problem with Castle Rock was the Town Itself

    Unless you’ve been living under a (castle) rock you know that Castle Rock has been cancelled. The Stephen King anthology series mixed and matched characters, locations, and plot points from the authors’ works for two seasons on Hulu. Essentially, it tried to be a horror version of Fargo but...
  • The Mess & Kid Buu

    Season Nine is, in a word, a mess. A meandering mixture of interesting, inexplicable, cool and downright ridiculous twists and turns. It feels aimless at times because it simply doesn’t have the overarching structure that most of the other seasons had to keep it focused. We get to a...
  • Why Obi-Wan and Vader’s “Rematch of the Century” Makes Sense

    “The rematch of the century”. Those words, used by Kathleen Kennedy to describe Vader’s appearance in the upcoming, unimaginatively titled Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series, caused millions of voices to suddenly cry out in either enthusiasm, concern, or confusion. We’ve all long since presumed that Obi-Wan’s confrontation with...
  • The Directionless Villain

    My previous article in this series ended where I feel Season Eight should have, with Vegeta’s sacrifice, his final atonement. In this article I’m going to wrap up Season Eight and really dissect the reasons why this saga runs into so many problems compared to the others that preceded...