Ahsoka becomes a bargaining chip and learns of a larger threat in “Together Again” 

Ahsoka and the Martez sisters find themselves between a rock and a hard place. The Pykes want their spice and clearly have someone breathing down their necks to get it back. Ahsoka strikes a deal: let Rafa and Trace leave Oba Diah to collect the spice and keep her as ransom. What the Pykes don’t … Continue reading Ahsoka becomes a bargaining chip and learns of a larger threat in “Together Again” 

“Dangerous Debt” leaves Ahsoka and the Martez sisters in a tough spot

The latest episode of Star Wars: Clone Wars finds Ahsoka, Trace, and Rafa Martez incarcerated for failing to deliver the shipment of spice they were hired to bring from the planet Kessell. Trapped in a cell and facing torture at the hands of the nefarious Pyke Syndicate, Ahsoka learns why the Martez sisters have no … Continue reading “Dangerous Debt” leaves Ahsoka and the Martez sisters in a tough spot

“Deal No Deal” puts Ahsoka and the Martez sisters in a tricky situation

Episode five of Star Wars: Clone Wars continues Ahsoka’s adventures in lower Coruscant with she and Trace making the final repairs on Trace’s starship which she has named The Silver Angel (don’t worry; no one likes that name). When Rafa informs them she has a job off-world but her pilot flaked out (with their ship), … Continue reading “Deal No Deal” puts Ahsoka and the Martez sisters in a tricky situation

“Gone With a Trace” is the all-lady team-up we’ve been waiting for

Star Wars: Clone Wars episode five takes the story in a new direction. After all the fun we had with the Bad Batch, it’s time to catch up with Anakin Skywalker’s former padawan Ahsoka Tano to see what she’s been doing in her self-imposed isolation (not quite the same as what we're going through, but … Continue reading “Gone With a Trace” is the all-lady team-up we’ve been waiting for

“Unfinished Business” closes the Bad Batch story arc with a literal bang

Star Wars: Clone Wars episode four brings the Bad Batch, General Skywalker, Captain Rex and Corporal Echo to the Techno Union dreadnaught in orbit over Anaxis where Echo plans to sabotage the Separatists' plans by creating a false signal within their own network. The burning question for everyone is whether or not Echo can be … Continue reading “Unfinished Business” closes the Bad Batch story arc with a literal bang

“Clone Wars” episode three ups the ante and delivers an action-packed 22 minutes of television

Mild spoilers for the recent season of Star Wars: Clone Wars on Disney+ “On the Wings of Keeradaks” picks up with the rescue of clone trooper Echo who has been used by the Separatist forces to extract battle plans and strategy information while grafting cybernetic components to his human body. Anakin, Captain Rex, and the … Continue reading “Clone Wars” episode three ups the ante and delivers an action-packed 22 minutes of television

Shows to watch during the pandemic

As readers know, this column is typically about family-friendly programming that’s rewatchable and won’t drive you crazy. For the past four months, I haven’t had the mental or emotional range to sit down and watch something specifically to review for this section of the paper. Instead, I’ve mostly reverted to “comfort” movies and shows, typically … Continue reading Shows to watch during the pandemic

Movies to watch during the pandemic

Continuing from last week’s column, I shared a list of shows and series I’ve been watching during the last four months in lockdown. Here is my list of movies to watch between binge-ing shows. Also note many/most of these are not family friendly (marked with *), but parents need something to watch after the kids … Continue reading Movies to watch during the pandemic

“Onward” is a wonderful mix of comedy and high-fantasy any nerd like me will love

Onward is Disney/Pixar’s latest film to hit theaters, starring Tom Holland (Spider-man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) and Chris Pratt (Star Lord in the MCU) as two brothers, Ian and Barley, living in New Mushroomton, a land that once was home to fantastical magic and adventure that has become a hum-drum suburb thanks to modern … Continue reading “Onward” is a wonderful mix of comedy and high-fantasy any nerd like me will love

“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” is back and off to a great start for its final season on Disney+

The Star Wars prequels are nothing if not problematic and divisive. They set up a good amount of lore for the Skywalker Saga as it’s now known, but most fans agree they are not good and generally terrible. But one shining beacon of goodness to come from the prequel-era was a little animated series that … Continue reading “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” is back and off to a great start for its final season on Disney+