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Master and Padawan: New Hope through Mentoring

“Pass on What You Have Learned”   You don’t have to go to a galaxy far, far, away to find Jedi Masters mentoring their Padawans. Ann has built such a relationship with Avery in the state of North Carolina. Their bond stands out for two reasons: First, Ann is Avery’s mentor mom, and second, Avery isn’t nearly as excited about ...

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Star Wars: “Hokey Religions” and Midi-Chlorians

Midi-chlorians are possibly the least popular bacteria in all pop culture. When The Phantom Menace introduced the concept of microbial Force organisms, many Star Wars fans complained that it robbed the Force of its mystery and wonder. Even Star Wars officialdom seems to have distanced itself from the concept. In a recent interview with MTV, J.J. Abrams stated that midi-chlorians ...

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The Star Wars Prequels as a Journey from Religious Dogma to Mysticism

The Star Wars Prequels as a Journey from Religious Dogma to Mysticism by Dom Nardi The Jedi in the Star Wars Prequels do not behave much like the Jedi in the Original Trilogy. The only two Jedi in the OT, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda, resemble wandering Shaolin monks. They come across as humble wizards with a deep connection the spiritual. ...

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Astronauts: Jedi in Disguise

The crew set to board the International Space Station for Expedition 45 this September are not just scientists. Apparently, they’re also Jedi. Okay, not really, but how cool is this spoof poster the team made? On the poster are, clockwise from top left: Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko, Sergei Volkov and Oleg Kononenko, NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren, and ...

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Film In the Works?

Making Star Wars has recently posted a good amount of rumors regarding Episode VII and what may or may not be featured in the film. One particular paragraph set certain corners of the Internet abuzz with talk of a possible Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone movie. Obi-Wan Kenobi – I’ve heard from quite a few people now that an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie is ...

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Bob Newhart is a Jedi…No, Really!

Although Bob Newhart has already guested on The Big Bang Theory as Professor Proton, a rival scientist to Bill Nye, this spring may see him in another light. In honor of Star Wars Day  (May 4th), the CBS comedy will focus entirely on the unofficial geek holiday, “while Sheldon (Jim Parsons) is guided by visions of his childhood idol and ...

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