The original Star Wars Trilogy: an unthinkable cultural force

Original trilogy The extent to which Star Wars has changed our culture can never be overstated, and that’s because of one reason: It resonated. How did it resonate? It spoke to ALL of us, both individually and as part of a society. When we sat down to watch A New Hope, we knew we wereContinue reading “The original Star Wars Trilogy: an unthinkable cultural force”

The Prequel Trilogy: A literary descent from republic to empire

In an effort to provide something fresh, The Culture Crusade will review each of the three Star Wars trilogies. Each present distinct themes that aren’t just very literary, but also serve Star Wars’ main mission — to serve as cultural mythology. Today, we look at the Prequel Trilogy. A strong theme, and the usage ofContinue reading “The Prequel Trilogy: A literary descent from republic to empire”

Clone Wars: A spectacular, artistic achievement

While the tragic opera that is Revenge of the Sith still burned in many fans’ minds, news of a new Star Wars project appeared — an animated television adventure set during the Clone Wars. Over the next three years, feelings ranged from skepticism to pure doubt. How could this work? Would this be some glorifiedContinue reading “Clone Wars: A spectacular, artistic achievement”

STAR WARS: Vector Prime — a world-building adventure

It’s easy to understand fans’ frustrations with the Star Wars sequels when you consider the giant time gap between films. From where we left Luke Skywalker and his friends in Return of the Jedi to where we pick up with them in The Force Awakens could easily leave a lot of fans disappointed. What happenedContinue reading “STAR WARS: Vector Prime — a world-building adventure”

The cultural importance of Star Wars

It’s hard to imagine anything more important in our culture than Star Wars. Yes, there are ideas and archetypes we share, but only one story has been passed down artistically and socially from generation to generation in such a comprehensive manner … and that is Star Wars. Star Wars IS our culture. It’s completely magicalContinue reading “The cultural importance of Star Wars”