(UPDATE) BREAKING NEWS: Star Wars Rebels Season 3 starts on Sat. Sept 24 at 8:30 pm. WOO-HOO!
Now we can get back to our original post:
The last episode of Season 2 of Star Wars Rebels. Our family lined up on the couch. Each armed with a Star Wars popcorn bucket.
After part one of the season finale we were filled with anticipation about part two. (watch out, Spoilers ahead)
Yoda is a dichotomy. Child-like yet wise. Small yet powerful. A puppet, yet in many ways the most real and relatable character in the Star Wars universe.
He is also the only character that is (almost universally) loved by the absolute youngest fans, as well as the oldest. The really young’uns are scared or don’t connect to most other characters. The characters they do love, Jar Jar and the Ewoks, many adults can’t stand. But Yoda is different, and I think it is precisely because of the opposites he embodies.
As Game Master for our May the Fourth be with You Parties, I set up and come up with games for us to play. Here are two games from last year’s festivities that are perfect for any Star Wars Party: “Star Wars Limbo” is a variation of the standard limbo game for kids and adults, and the “Star Wars Limb-OH!” is my own invention, and meant for pretty serious fans only.
Liam Neeson was a rather unexpected action hero. With the exception of a few movies (most notable Darkman in 1990), when he starred in The Phantom Menace, he was really only know for serious dramas like Schindler’s List, Rob Roy and Michael Collins. That he would do a Star Wars movie surprised many, including me. I thought he was too serious and maybe even “high brow” for a movie as “fun” as Star Wars. Turns out the casting was an inspired move.
Today, we are doing a simpler version of the Lightsaber Hilt Napkin Rings. This easier version requires less time, less mess, and less sharp tools… but is just as much fun to make…maybe even more so. ‘Cuz who doesn’t enjoy doing crafts with paper towel rolls and Duct tape 🙂
Actual conversation in our house, the day The Force Awakens opened…
My 4-year-old son (dressed in Darth Vader jacket): Yoda!!! Darth Vader is Hungry!!!!!!
Me (wearing my Yoda hat): What would Darth Vader like to eat?
My son: I dunno what Darth Vader eats, but Jar Jar eats Mesa soup.
I really wish I could take credit for that joke. I wish I could take credit for coming up with “Mesa soup“. But alas, my 4-year-old son, came up with both all by himself. I have to say I was a pretty proud.