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Obi-Wan Kenobi is an American television miniseries created for the streaming service Disney+. It is part of the Star Wars franchise and stars Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, reprising his role from the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Set ten years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005), the series follows Kenobi as he sets out to rescue the kidnapped Princess Leia (Vivien Lyra Blair) from the Galactic Empire, leading to a confrontation with his former apprentice, Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen).

The project originated as a spin-off film written by Hossein Amini and directed by Stephen Daldry, but it was reworked as a limited series following the commercial failure of Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018). McGregor was confirmed to be starring in August 2019, and Deborah Chow was hired to direct a month later. Production was scheduled to begin in July 2020, but the series was put on hold in January 2020 because Lucasfilm was unsatisfied with the scripts. Joby Harold was hired to rewrite the series and serve as showrunner in April 2020, executive producing with Chow, McGregor, Kathleen Kennedy, and Michelle Rejwan. Additional casting took place in March 2021, with co-stars such as Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Jimmy Smits, James Earl Jones, and Christensen reprising their prequel trilogy roles. Filming began by May 2021 in Los Angeles, using StageCraft video wall technology, and wrapped by September. Natalie Holt composed the score, while Star Wars film composer John Williams wrote the main theme.

This was an enjoyable piece of what-ifs, filling the gaps. It creates the opportunity to introduce various new characters, such as Tala Durith and Reva Sevander, as well as continue to explore others, such as the evolution of Darth Vader. However, there is something challenging about a story which you kind of already know the outcome of.
Watched Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019) – IMDb from IMDb

Directed by J.J. Abrams. With Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver. The surviving members of the resistance face the First Order once again, and the legendary conflict between the Jedi and the Sith reaches its peak bringing the Skywalker saga to its end.

After watching The Mandalorian, The Rise of Skywalker was not the same. It felt like a stretch, with various threads tied off. On a side note, it felt like there were a lot of similarities with Harry Potter and the horcruxes. Something that Becca Benjamin ponders upon in more detailBecca Benjamin ponders upon in more detail.
Liked The dead won’t shut up: on Star Wars, The Rise of Skywalker (Bryan Alexander)

The movie theater showing Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker began by screening 35 minutes of trailers. At first I thought this was because they had us trapped. Then, once I saw The Rise of Skywalker, I realized it was a kind of preemptive consolation prize.

Yes, there will be spoilers aplenty in this post. If you really want to see the thing and don’t want to have details revealed, please stop reading and come visit afterwards when you need a hug.