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Prelude to DragonCon – SWR #182

Riley and Mark embark on another trip into that galaxy far, far away. Come along as they talk Star Wars, interview Brandy Roatsey, and Ashley Eckstein, and more, all on this week’s episode of the STAR WARS REPORT!SWR LogoYou can show your support of the Star Wars Report podcast by becoming a Patron at www.patreon.com/starwarsreport

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Lord Vader and Dr. Aphra Von Doom (2 of 2) – SWBTF Ep 182

Vader’s new rivals, Cylo the Cylon? A Padme’ presence? Is it Doctor Aphra herself? All this and so much more! All on the next Star Wars Beyond the Films. YOUR Star Wars discussion podcast! YOUR Podcast of Legends! YOUR ticket to that Galaxy far, far away!

This week true believers, Beyonders, Fanboys, Fangirls, respected aliens around the galaxy, The Champion of the Multiverse; Mark Hurliman, and your Count of Continuities; Nathan P. Butler sit down to explore the 2nd half of Marvel Comic’s Star Wars: Skywalker Strikes. So strap in and tighten your crash webbing Fandom, Star Wars Beyond the Films is setting off on another rapid-fire trip into the galaxy far, far away!Star_Wars_Darth_Vader

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Doctor Aphra, Anakin, and the Lost Arc (1 of 2) – SWBTF Ep 181

A brave new Canon! Vader stays strong despite being the Empire’s scapegoat. Who is Dr. Aphra? All this and so much more! All on the next Star Wars Beyond the Films. YOUR Star Wars discussion podcast! YOUR Podcast of Legends! YOUR ticket to that Galaxy far, far away!

This week true believers, Beyonders, Fanboys, Fangirls, respected aliens around the galaxy, The Champion of the Multiverse; Mark Hurliman, and your Count of Continuities; Nathan P. Butler sit down to explore Marvel Comic’s Star Wars: Skywalker Strikes. So strap in and tighten your crash webbing Fandom, Star Wars Beyond the Films is setting off on another rapid-fire trip into the galaxy far, far away!400px-Star_Wars_Darth_Vader_Vol_1_1

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Could Darth Vader and Obi-wan Meet Again?

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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?

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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.

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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.

Netflix + Star Wars = Winning! – SWR #179

Mark helms the show with other members of the 2nd Airborne Division! They talk Star Wars about Mark Hamill’s sense of humor, J.J. Abrams heroics, the possibility of Multiple Live-action Star Wars series on Netflix, and more, all on this week’s episode of the STAR WARS REPORT!

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This week Karl and Jason of The Wampa’s Lair Podcast, as well as Teresa DelGado of Star Wars Bookworms and her fellow Disney Vault Talk co-host Steve Glosson join Mark to discuss the latest Netflix Live-Action Star Wars series rumors, as well as to discuss some of the latest news and topics in Fandom. Continue reading