Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian!
The past couple weeks have been jammed with discussion about everyone’s favorite padawan learner, Ahsoka Tano, as she returned in Season 7 of The Clone Wars, while rumors swelled about her possible appearance in Season 2 of The Mandalorian.
Of course, this isn’t without controversy. We’ll discuss all of that along with why we think Ahsoka Tano is such a popular character in Star Wars.
It’s TIME for Tatooine Sons!
Thank you for your prayers!
It was a scary week, as Mom had a series of stroke-like episodes, and was actually admitted into the hospital for two nights. After lots of tests and consults with doctors, she was diagnosed with “complicated migraines.” Thank you for all of your prayers and words of encouragement of the past week. We’re praising God for His goodness and praying for her full recovery.
How Are You Handling the Quarantine?
Life isn’t all that different in the Tatooine Sons base! The Bow Tie Jedi Guy has been working from home since November, and BB-N8 is homeschooled. The one who has seen the biggest change because of COVID-19 is Samuel the Hutt, who’s nervously having to come back from Spring Break to online classes. He took pre-calculus online a couple of years ago, and it was NOT a good experience. As for BB-N8, he’s just bummed that he can’t got to a movie theater for the foreseeable future.
The Rise of Skywalker Novelization Update
The Bow Tie Jedi Guy has been reading The Rise of Skywalker. After getting a little over halfway through, he’s really enjoyed the additional depth of the story given to Allegiant General Pryde and Zorri Bliss. His BIG hope is to see Rae Carson address the biggest plot hole in the movie. He’ll let you know!
We’re THRILLED to receive another 5 Star Rating and Review from our good friend and fellow Star Wars podcaster, Todd Hoffman from WSTR Galactic Radio! Make sure you check out his show HERE!
Positively Hopeful! Rebellions are built on Hope. The Force is definitely strong in this Family. Sam, Nate and David bring it every week. Well produced and a ton of fun, there are not many podcasts out there that can say they named a character in the Star Wars Universe. Terbus is the real deal Porg. Love these guys and have fun engaging uplifting conversations and oh yeah they love Star Wars. ~ Todd Hoffman from WSTR | Galactic Public Access
Last Week’s Podcast Poll Results
Episode 108 was all about fear in the Star Wars universe.
Fear of Loss - 73.4%
Fear of Failure - 18.2%
Fear of Death - 7.7%
Other (Comment Below) - 0.7%
And here are some of your comments!
@WSTRMedia: “Very topical and on point!!!”
@ReyloNatalie: “Fear of abandonment or betrayal but that could be tied to other fears.”
@BrianLGRW: “In Christ there is no fear. I am the leader of my house and I can assure you there is no fear in my house. Jesus gave us His peace.”
Star Wars is releasing a spy thriller on Disney +. The writer of The Rise of Skywalker Novelization weighs in on Rey Skywalker. And one of us is REALLY excited about a classic game being rereleased on Nintendo Switch. It’s time for Hot Takes.
Cassian Andor Synopsis Reveal Promises an “Espionage” Based Star Wars Series
It looks like a spy thriller is on its way to a galaxy far, far away! The Illuminerdi has uncovered the synopsis for the still to be named Cassian Andor Series, and it’s sounding more and more like Star Wars meets Mission: Impossible. The Bow Tie Jedi Guy asked Samuel the Hutt if he thought that Cassian Andor would be more like Jason Bourne or James Bond. It didn’t take long for him to argue that Rogue One felt a whole lot more like Bourne than Bond, and BB-N8 agreed. But BB-N8 things it would be a lot of fun to see Cassian put on a galactic tuxedo and play the tables at Canto Bight! Here’s the full show synopsis:
Cassian Andor follows the adventures of Rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Diego Luna will reprise the role of Andor, which he originated in the 2016 film. The rousing spy thriller will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire.
Rae Carson Addresses the Controversial Ending of The Rise of Skywalker
StarWars.com interviewed Rae Carson, author of the Expanded Novelization of The Rise of Skywalker. One of the most interesting answers came when StarWars.com asked about the controversial “Rey Skywalker” ending.
StarWars.com: “Rey famously takes on the Skywalker moniker at the end of the story. What does this mean for her, and how does it enhance her journey since we met her on Jakku?”
Carson: “When I was 18 years old, I took on the moniker of my stepfather to honor the bonds of love and trust between us. I imagine it was much the same for Rey, who wanted to honor her own chosen family...I recognize that Rey’s decision proved controversial, and I look forward to discussing this with fans for years to come. But my current take is this: The entire Skywalker saga is about Palpatine turning or trying to turn Skywalkers to the dark side. He especially hopes that Rey will prove a worthy vessel for his own power and ambition and become the Skywalkers’ final downfall. But in spite of all his efforts over the course of three generations, he fails. Rey rejects everything about him and takes on the Skywalker mantle and legacy. In the end, it’s a Palpatine who turns to the light, thus handing the Skywalkers their ultimate victory.”
Both BB-N8 and Samuel the Hutt really like this explanation, and think it’s a powerful twist on an ending that has confused a lot of fans. And it really does show that LIGHT overcomes DARKNESS.
Star Wars Episode I: Racer is getting a Nintendo Switch re-release!
Star Wars video game fans are celebrating news that the classic podracing video game made famous on Nintendo 64 is being rereleased on Nintendo: Switch. The Bow Tie Jedi Guy is a whole lot more excited about this than Samuel the Hutt and BB-N8, as this game is a throwback to when he was a video game junkie. And it doesn’t hurt that he might have a shooter’s chance of beating his two sons on a video game for once. Nintendo also announced that they have rereleased Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. BB-N8 was quick to clarify that both are also being released for Playstation 4 in the near future.
Is Rosario Dawson Playing Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian?
Ahsoka Tano is one of the most beloved characters in the galaxy far, far away. And the actress who has played her in The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels, Ashley Eckstein, is just as adored. But now, multiple sources are reporting that Ahsoka Tano will be appearing in live-action, but will be played by the Star Wars superfan, Rosario Dawson. And guess what - this is controversial. Go figure…
Slashfilm.com has learned that Rosario Dawson will appear in The Mandalorian season 2 and are excited to report that she will be playing a fan-favorite character previously only seen in the Star Wars animated productions. Dawson will be playing a live-action version of Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker’s Jedi padawan apprentice who appeared in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels. This would be the character’s first appearance in live-action.
Both Samuel the Hutt and BB-N8 are more excited to see a live-action Ahsoka Tano, than they are who’s possibly playing her in The Mandalorian. Honestly, they don’t care who plays her. But they were both surprised to hear the different roles Rosario Dawson has played. Samuel the Hutt brought up the fan art that hit the internet a few years back of Dawson as Ahsoka, and believes that she has a better look for the character.
Ashley Eckstein made a statement on her Instagram account that seems to indicate that she’s less than pleased with this idea:
The truth is, I am not involved in The Mandalorian. I can’t answer questions for something I have not been a part of. I am an actress and I have performed in all types of mediums; live action film/television, theater, voice-over, hosting and it has been my dream for 14 years to continue to play Ahsoka Tano in all forms.
It’s one thing for Ashley Eckstein to want to play Ahsoka. It’s quite another to be accused of assault. And that’s the rest of the controversy surrounding Rosario Dawson. For several months, allegations have been swirling around her that she and her family assaulted a transgender woman who worked for them. The Bow Tie Jedi Guy speculates that Disney and Lucasfilm would never hire Dawson if there is any chance that these allegations are true.
The conversation then shifted to why Ahsoka Tano, a character who was despised when she first appeared in The Clone Wars in 2008, has become such a popular character now. Samuel the Hutt believes that fans who grew up watching The Clone Wars series grew up alongside Ahsoka. She’s a part of their Star Wars experience. BB-N8 also made the point that we never really saw the end of her story - either in The Clone Wars or Star Wars: Rebels. The Bow Tie Jedi Guy speculated that fans love Ahsoka because she brought out the best in Anakin Skywalker and asked all the right questions about the Jedi Order.
The Force is the religion of Star Wars, and the Jedi Order - with all of its failures and faults - is the institutional religion of the galaxy far, far away. Ahsoka’s disillusionment with the Jedi Order never caused her to lose her faith in the Force. This isn’t any different in our world. Faith in God can often be challenged because of our disappointment and frustrations with the institutional Church. But we can be confident that our Faith isn’t in man-led religions. It’s in a God who is always good, always loves us, and always does what’s best for us.
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