STREAMING,TV OBI-WAN KENOBI EPISODE 3 (ANALYSIS)

OBI-WAN KENOBI EPISODE 3 (ANALYSIS)

Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 3 is the third part of an American science fiction television miniseries created for the streaming service Disney+, featuring the Star Wars character of the same name. Set ten years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005), the series is directed by Deborah Chow, with Joby Harold serving as showrunner.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 3 is a massive disappointment after the promise of the first two parts. Sure, the surprise inclusion of Princess Leia in the main plot was welcome, even if the implications of Obi-Wan and Leia having met before the events of the original Star Wars movie were troubling. But in this episode, there are a few problems in the key event of the series – Obi-Wan’s reunion with Anakin i.e. Darth Vader!

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This is nothing short of a retcon as it was clear when Obi-Wan encountered Vader on the Death Star in the original Star Wars movie that the last time they had met, was when the former was still the master over the latter, and therefore that previous meeting had to be on Mustapha at the denouement of Revenge of the Sith. Now, thanks to this series, there was another meeting before that?!?!?!?

Not only that but there is an unrealistic, illogical scene where Vader tries to burn Obi-Wan alive – but surely, one would have thought that Vader, having suffered burns on most of his body would not be comfortable in the presence of fire anymore. PTSD and all that. Apparently not, it was barely an inconvenience for Vader. Unrealistic!

Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 3 also seems to confirm the demise of the Grand Inquisitor, another retcon this time of Rebels, when the Grand Inquisitor is shown to be alive later in the timeline. What is Lucasfilm doing to the Star Wars timeline – nothing seems to be sacred whatsoever. If Lucasfilm continues to disregard the lore and continuity, then what is the fucking point of it all. Shame!

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