‘The Mandalorian’ is another reminder that something vital is missing from a galaxy far, far away

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All you ever want is for Star Wars to be good.

That’s it. That’s all you want. You want to watch great stories taking place in a galaxy far, far away, a galaxy which has felt like home to you since you were old enough to process stories. Like so many, you came to Star Wars as a child, and it still makes you feel that way, every time you hear the music or see an X-wing fighter. Your brain is filled with the names of fictional planets and characters and species. You know when to look for Willrow Hood in Empire Strikes Back. …


Liz Shannon Miller

Writer. I like space battles, videos of cats, old-school funk, paid work, and the Oxford comma.

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