On this episode Michael is Joined by content creator Chris Pirillo.
We discuss his unboxing for Lucasfilm on Force Friday, what he thinks of Rogue One, Star Wars collecting, his daughter Jedi, and over all living a Star Wars lifestyle.
This week Bruce and Michael are joined by special guest Eric Pfiefer who own one of the largest Star Wars collections in the Mid-West and organizer of the annual Pfeifer-con!
This is one riveting discussion talking about Eric’s roots in collecting and Star Wars fandom, The Force Awakens, his art gallery, and Pfeifer-con.
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We’re back scoundrels! Finishing up our in depth review of Star Wars The Force Awakens with part 2 of our two part review! This film as just too packed to get into one episode, so if you haven’t already, go back and download episode 30 before diving into this one.
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Obi-Wan is the Man. He is a mentor, and more importantly friend to those around him. He is – without a doubt – my favorite character in Star Wars. I absolutely loved Ewan Mcgregor’s portrayal of the character in the prequels, but I have to admit that I have a very special place in my heart for Old Ben in ANH.
One of Obi-Wan’s most important traits in ANH is wisdom. The way he interacts with Luke in the film shows an incredible level of discernment when you consider how much he knows is at stake. Think about it. Luke is whining as he tries to decide whether or not to stay at the Lars homestead or go off to the Imperial Academy to pursue his dream of flying off into the stars.
Both of these choices would have been disastrous for the rebellion and dashed the “New Hope” of the remnants of what represented good and justice. Obi-Wan is so wise in his choice to let Luke come to his own conclusion. He is extremely deliberate in how he presents an opportunity for Luke to change the course of his destiny.
There’s another aspect of the way Obi-Wan relates to Luke in ANH. He is subtly able to push Luke in the right direction, but in a caring way. It becomes so evident how much Obi-Wan cares about Luke simply by looking at how he personally stayed on Tatooine to watch over him from a short distance.
I don’t remember Yoda deciding to hang out on Alderaan to watch over Leia 😉
However, Obi-Wan shows a kind of personal commitment to Luke in a way that is rather un jedi-like, but indicates just how much he cares about him. I get the sense that he takes a sort of personal responsibility for the Son of Vader since he failed his Father. This lends special meaning to Vader’s line “He was a good friend.”
Be sure to catch our LIVE watch party of ANH tonight at 8pm ET!
One of the most powerful moments in Revenge of the Sith is the showdown between Anakin Skywalker and Obi-wan Kenobi on Mustafar. This confrontation is bookended with their final meeting onboard the Death Star twenty years later. As far as we’ve been told these characters never met in the intervening years, but could they have?
While talking to Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader tells him that “Obi-wan once thought as you do.” However, when the prequel trilogy came around and the two friends met on Mustafar, it was Padme not Obi-wan who spoke of the good inside the newly christened Darth Vader. Obi-wan did not seem to make any mention of the good still inside Anakin/Vader. Of course when the original trilogy was being produced, Padme as a character didn’t exist, but that still doesn’t explain the disconnect.
What if the former master and apprentice were to meet again at some point in the intervening years between Mustafar and the Death Star?
We don’t know much about Obi-wan’s time on Tatooine in seclusion. The Legends era EU has very few stories about Old Ben’s time beyond the Dune Sea. The new canon recently published a story of Obi-wan fending off Jabba’s thugs when Luke was a boy. That’s still only a matter of days out of the nearly 20 years he was in hiding.
I’ve worked on the assumption that Obi-wan thought he was leaving Anakin to die on Mustafar, if he was not already dead after the amputation and immolation. Is it possible that Obi-wan left Tatooine after finding out that Darth Vader still lived? If the two faced again, Obi-wan may have tried to talk Anakin back to the light, unable to bring himself to try and kill his brother for a second time.
The only problem I have with this theory is that if they were to fight again, I don’t see any scenario where Vader would allow Obi-wan to walk away. Even if he was beaten again, Vader’s hatred for Obi-wan would seem to be too strong to let him live.
During their final fight onboard the Death Star, Vader steps on Obi-wan’s cloak as if he is testing it to see if it was merely a trick. Could Obi-wan have evaded Vader with a simple disappearing trick before?
This discussion quickly becomes wild speculation and potential fan fiction. The amount of evidence supporting another confrontation between Darth Vader and Obi-wan is limited at best. I know some people complained about the amount of times Anakin and Dooku faced off in the Clone Wars series, so it is possible that too many fights can lessen the dramatic effect on the story. You can have too much of a good thing.
With the Star Wars Anthology films the door is open to this kind of story, I know they would have my $10 easily.